Sony has launched two new cameras in the Cyber-shot range, the RX10 II and RX100 IV. The RX10 II is a high zoom camera, which comes with new 1.0 type stacked Exmor RS SMOS sensor which features a new DRAM memory chip contrary to older Exmor R CMOS sensors. On the other hand, the RX100 IV is a compact point-and-shoot camera which features a Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T 24-70mm lens with aperture of F/1.8 to F/2.8.
The RX10 II comes with high zoom Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T 24-200 lens which is 35mm equivalent with aperture at a constant F/2.8. The RX10 II comes with 1-inch fixed glass, 20.2-megapixel Exmor RS BSI CMOS sensor and a BIONZ X image processor to help in shooting fast and sharp images. With RX10 II you can shoot 4K videos with resolution of 3,840 x 2160 at up to 30 fps and record up to 29 minutes of footage. You can capture 16.8 megapixel still images simultaneously while the video is being recorded. It has a 180-degree tiltable LCD and XGA OLED Tru-Finder which lets you view the picture taken clearly in detail directly on the camera. You can record great slow-motion videos as the camera allows you to up to 960 fps.
The RX100 IV will let you record 4K videos for up to 5 minutes in length at a resolution of 3,840 x 2160 pixels at 30, 25 and 24 fps. It can also record super slow motion videos with fps rates of up to 1,000. It comes with an ISO range of 25,600 and shutter speeds of 1/32,000th of a second. It can record at 16fps continuous shooting mode.
Both the cameras can shoot 4K videos with the help of XAVC S codec at a high data rate of 100Mbps during 4K and 50Mbps at full HD recording. With the RX10 II you can shoot videos at 960, 480 and 240 fps, and with the RX100 IV you can shoot videos at 1000, 500 and 250 fps. The recorded slow motion videos can then be played back in 60p, 30p and 24 formats in the RX10 II and in 50p and 25p formats in the RX100 IV. The RX100 IV is capable of capturing fast-moving subjects at up to 16fps while RX10 II is capable of up to 14fps for an extended period of time.
Looking at both the cameras you must say they are meant to be used differently, the RX10 II is made for outdoor activity with the Zoom lens along with 4K video recording and slow-motion video recording settings. The RX100 IV, on the other hand is a compact point-and-shoot camera, similar to its earlier model which was very popular with vloggers, and with 4K recording and slow-motion videos it is going to become their favorite. Compact, point-and-shoot, 4K recording and slow-motion video recording all make it a perfect point-and-shoot camera to beat.
The RX100 IV is available at Rs 69,900, which is almost Rs 20,000 more than the last generation, but with the addition of 4K recording and slow motion videos it is worth it. The RX10 II on the other hand is priced at Rs.94,990. Sony also launched the Sony Alpha 7R II camera in India, alongside these two cameras.