Sony unveils lightning-fast RX10 IV superzoom camera
Unless you’re an incredibly devoted photographer, lugging around a DSLR and a ton of different lenses would probably be the last thing you would want to do while traveling. Sure, you might have a couple of great photos to admire at the end of the day, but one thing is for certain – your arms and back will be very sore.
This is where Sony’s new RX10 IV superzoom camera comes in. You see, the RX10 IV is equipped with a 24-600mm (35mm equivalent) f/2.4-f/4 ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* lens, which means you can capture expansive landscape photos and also close-up shots of a parrot perched on top of a tree without needing to swap lenses.
In typical ZEISS lens fashion, the lens of the RX10 IV features a super ED (extra-low dispersion) glass element and ED aspherical lenses to minimize chromatic aberration, as well as a ZEISS T* coating to reduce lens flare and ghosting. It even has 4.5 stops of optical image stabilization to mitigate shakes and image blur – especially when you’re zoomed all the way out to 600mm.
But an impressive lens is not the only thing that the RX10 IV has up its sleeves, as it’s also endowed with a 1.0-inch 20.1MP Exmor RS CMOS stacked image sensor that’s hooked up to a BIONZ X image processor. This setup effectively allows the RX10 IV to have a continuous shooting speed of 24fps, and an autofocus speed of 0.03 seconds.
Of course, it should go without saying that the RX10 IV is capable of recording 4K (3,840 x 2,160) and super slow motion videos as well, which you can view on its 3.0-inch touch-sensitive LCD screen with WhiteMagic technology.
The dust- and moisture-resistant RX10 IV will be available in the U.S. in October for US$1,700 (~RM7,147). No word on local availability as of yet, but considering that its predecessors have managed to find their way onto our shores, you can likely expect the RX10 IV to follow suit.
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