Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10M4
Large-sensor 20.1-megapixel camera with Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, and 24-600mm f/2.4-4 Zeiss® lens
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10M4 - 315 focal-plane phase-detection points provide exceptional autofocus coverage
Item # 158RX10IV | MFR # DSCRX10M4/B
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Our take on the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10M4 by Crutchfield's Deia Z.
A favorite all-in-one camera made even better
The first three generations of the Sony RX10 have been popular "bridge" cameras among photography enthusiasts. Like its predecessors, the updated RX10 IV packs huge imaging power into a solidly built superzoom camera. This latest version is faster than ever, and it adds touchscreen capabilities for easy, intuitive shooting.
The Sony DSC-RX10M4 lets you take sharp close-ups of distant action.
A powerful built-in lens
The RX10 IV's 24-600mm lens gives you enormous range to capture everything from sprawling landscapes to tight close-ups of distant subjects. Range limiter controls let you restrict the focal range, preventing accidental focus on foreground elements and minimizing time spent "hunting" for focus. Bright maximum apertures at either end of the zoom range allow sharp handheld shooting, even in challenging light. And built-in image stabilization minimizes image blur at slower shutter speeds.
Keep up with the action
A large 1" sensor and fast processor make the RX10 IV highly responsive. The camera's 315-point Fast Hybrid autofocus system can lock onto your subject in as little as .03 seconds, and it can do an astonishing 24 frames per second of continuous shooting. Powerful tracking performance gives you clear, sharp action photos and smooth videos at up to 4K resolution.
Create stunning 4K movies
The RX10 IV has advanced features for recording richly detailed movies in 4K or Full HD resolution. The camera's Picture Profile system includes S-Log 2 and S-Log 3 gamma curves for shooting wide dynamic range scenes. A clean HDMI output sends uncompressed movie data to an external recorder or monitor. You can keep recording internally to the camera even when using this function.
Slow down time
Fast processing lets you take high-speed photos and slow-motion video. You can freeze objects in motion with electronic shutter speeds up to 1/32,000 seconds, or slow down time with 40X super-slow-motion HD video capability. Capture fleeting moments like fireworks bursting in midair, or a butterfly flapping its wings, and watch the action unfold in ways you've never seen before.
Wireless convenience and control
Built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and NFC let you can instantly transfer photos and videos from the camera directly to your phone or tablet for easy uploading and sharing. Download Sony's PlayMemories Mobile™ app to use your device to control shooting on the RX10 IV.
- 20.1-megapixel effective recording
- built-in f/2.4-4 24-600mm (35mm equivalent) ZEISS® Vario Sonnar® T* zoom lens
- 25X optical zoom
- large 1" (13.2 x 8.8mm) Exmor RS™ stacked CMOS sensor for low noise and exceptional sensitivity
- BIONZ X™ image processor for high-resolution, low-noise photos and fast autofocus performance
- solid magnesium-alloy body with dust- and moisture-resistant design
- records photos and video onto optional SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards, and Memory Stick® PRO Duo media
- up to 24 frames per second continuous shooting
- 3" LCD touchscreen tilts upward 109 degrees and downward 41 degrees for easy framing of self-portraits and composition from odd angles
- 2,359,296-dot high-resolution electronic OLED viewfinder for easy eye-level composition
- up to 4K video resolution
- 8-megapixel still photos can be extracted from 4K video files
- 2-megapixel still photos can be extracted from Full HD video files
- shutter speed range: 30-1/2,000 seconds, bulb
- up to 1/32,000 seconds with electronic shutter; for clear fast-action photos and slow motion video
- HDMI output passes uncompressed video to an optional external monitor or recorder
- ISO range: 100-12,800 (expandable to 25,600)
- Wi-Fi lets you transfer photos and video to smartphones and tablets for easy image sharing
- NFC touch pairing with compatible Android™ devices
- Location Information Link via Bluetooth allows the camera to record location information through the free PlayMemories Mobile app
- program auto, shutter-priority, aperture-priority, manual, and fully automatic exposure modes
- Optical SteadyShot® image stabilization minimizes image blur and camera shake
- Fast Hybrid 315-point autofocus system
- capable of autofocusing in 0.03 seconds
- range limiter controls for fast, accurate focusing
- focus hold button for extra control
- face detection and subject tracking improve portraits and keep moving subjects in focus for sharper photos
- Eye AF control for accurate eye detection; can prioritize a single pupil when subject is partially turned away from camera
- 9 scene modes (including Macro, Night Portrait, Landscape and more) for accurately exposed images in different shooting environments
- Picture Effect modes like Soft Focus and Retro Photo let you add creative touches
- Sweep Panorama mode stitches images together to create expansive vistas
- multi-interface shoe expands camera's compatibility with external flash and video accessories
- digital level gauge helps you line your shots up evenly
- zoom assist helps you keep focus on moving subjects at telephoto focal lengths
- built-in flash
Connections and Dimensions:
- micro (Type D) HDMI output (cable not included)
- high-speed micro USB interface
- 3.5mm microphone input and 3.5mm headphone jack
- 5-5/8"W x 3-3/4"H x 5-3/4"D
- weight (with battery and memory card): 38.7 oz.
- rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-FW50)
- AC adapter
- micro USB cable
- neck strap
- lens cap
- lens hood
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- Digital camera (black)
- 72mm Lens cap (installed)
- Lens hood (installed)
- NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery (7.2V 1020mAh 7.3Wh)
- AC-UUD12 AC adapter (DC output 5V 1.5A)
- 24" USB cable (Type A USB on one end and Micro-B USB on other end)
- Neck strap
- Help Guide
- Reference Guide
- Wi-Fi Connection/One-Touch (NFC) Guide
- For Customers in Europe
- Limited Warranty (US + Canada)
- Accessories brochure
- Online registration sheet
I bought this for our first trip to Yellowstone. GREAT photos. The lens is sharp, and the range is phenomenal. This is a wonderful travel camera. Kind of pricey, but it is a very nice camera if you don't want to lug around a lot of equipment.
Stephen, Honolulu, HI
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Features and Specs
|LCD Screen Size||3"|
|Lens 35mm Equivalent||24-600mm|
Memory Stick PRO Duo + PRO-HG Duo |
|Highest Resolution||5472 x 3648|
|Video Resolution||3840 x 2160|
|Weight With Battery (ounces)||38.7|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
Tiltable 3" LCD Screen: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10M4 digital camera has a 3.0" Touch LCD screen with 1,440,000 dots. The LCD brightness control can be set to Auto, Manual (-2 to +2), or Sunny Weather (appropriate for shooting outdoors). You can tilt the LCD up approximately 107° for low-angle shots, and down approximately 42° for high-angle shots. Touch Focus and Touch Pad AF let you touch or slide your finger across the screen to focus on the chosen subject.
OEL Viewfinder: In addition to the 3" LCD screen, the camera is equipped with a 0.39" electronic Organic Electro-Luminescence viewfinder with 2,359,296 dots. The viewfinder has a -4.0m to +3.0m diopter adjustment to adjust it to your eyesight. An eye sensor next to the viewfinder will automatically turn on the viewfinder and turn off the monitor when you raise the camera to your eye. In the menu, you can manually choose the viewfinder or the monitor.
Recording Media: The camera is compatible with the following recording media: SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards (UHS-I U1 or U3 compatible, Class 10 or higher), Memory Stick Duo (still images only), Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark 2 only for movie recording), and Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo. For recording 4K movies, SDXC memory cards with a capacity of 64 GB or more with an SD Speed Class of 10 or UHS Speed Class 1 is required. If recording in 100 Mbps or more, UHS Speed Class 3 is required.
Image Recording Formats: The camera records still images in JPEG (with Extra Fine, Fine, and Standard compression), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 Format), and JPEG+RAW formats (images from both formats created at the same time). Moving images can be recorded in XAVC S (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 with 2-channel LPCM audio), AVCHD Ver. 2.0 format (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 with Dolby Digital 2ch audio) or MP4 (MPEG-4/H.264 with 2-channel AAC audio).
Image Sensor: The camera is equipped with a 1.0" stacked CMOS image sensor with DRAM chip that enables up to 24 fps continuous shooting, 0.03-second autofocusing, and up to 1/32000 sec super-high-speed shutter. This 13.2 x 8.8mm (1") 20.1MP Exmor RS CMOS image sensor with approximately 21.0-million total pixels and 20.1-million effective pixels and a 3:2 aspect ratio. Paired with the image sensor is the high speed BIONZ X image processor.
Lens: The camera is equipped with a bright Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* (T-star) 25x optical zoom lens. It has a focal length of 24-600mm (35mm equivalent/3:2 aspect ratio) for recording still images, and 26-630mm for recording 4K movies (28-680mm for HD movies). Auto Focus ranges are 1.2" - infinity (W), 2.36' to infinity (T), and 4.59' to infinity (at 250mm - 35mm equivalent) from the front of the lens.
Electronic Shutter: The RX10M4 offers both a mechanical shutter and an electronic shutter. The Shutter Type settings are as follows:
- Auto: The shutter type is automatically switched based on the shooting conditions and shutter speed.
- Mechanical Shutter: The camera operates with the mechanical shutter only. The shutter speed can be set from 30 seconds to 1/2000 second, plus Bulb. Both the mechanical and electronic shutter sounds are heard. The electronic shutter sound can be turned off, if desired.
- Electronic Shutter: The camera shoots with the electronic shutter only. The shutter speed can be set from 30 seconds to 1/32000 second. Only the electronic shutter sound is heard, and can be turned off, if desired.
Zooming: In addition to the 25x optical zoom, you can reach higher zoom scales by engaging the Smart Zoom, Clear Image Zoom or the Digital Zoom. Smart Zoom enlarges images without causing deterioration of the image by partially cropping the image. Clear Image Zoom uses an image process with less deterioration. Digital Zoom obtains a higher zoom, but with some image deterioration. The maximum zoom ranges are as follows:
- Optical Zoom: Up to 25x
- Clear Image Zoom (Still Images):
- 20M: approx 50x
- 10M: approx 70x
- 5M: approx 100x
- VGA: approx 380x
- Clear Image Zoom (Movies):
- 4K: approx 37.5x
- HD: approx 50x
- Digital Zoom (Still Images):
- 20M: approx 100x
- 10M: approx 140x
- 5M: approx 200x
- VGA: approx 380x
- Digital Zoom (Movies): approx 100x
SteadyShot: Sony's SteadyShot image stabilization can help you obtain blur-free movies and still images. SteadyShot utilizes optical camera-shake compensation supplemented with electronic anti-rolling type image stabilization for even sharper images. There are three levels of SteadyShot for movies: Intelligent Active, Active, and Standard. For still images, SteadyShot can simply be turned on or off.
Still Image Sizes: When recording digital still images, the DSC-RX10M4 allows you to choose from multiple image sizes in four aspect ratios: 3:2 (for printing), 16:9 (for viewing on an HDTV), 4:3 (for viewing on a computer), and 1:1 (for shooting as a medium format camera). The following image sizes are available:
|Large||20M 5472 x 3648||17M 5472 x 3080||18M 4864 x 3648||13M 3648 x 3648|
|Medium||10M 3888 x 2592||7.5M 3648 x 2056||10M 3648 x 2736||6.5M 2544 x 2544|
|Small||5M 2736 x 1824||4.2M 2720 x 1528||5M 2592 x 1944||3.7M 1920 x 1920|
|VGA||0.3M 640 x 480|
Sweep Panorama: You can record multiple images while moving the camera in an arc, either horizontally or vertically. You can choose the direction to pan the camera while taking the images. These images can be compiled into a single panoramic image, and played back on an HDTV. The available image sizes include:
- Vertical: 3872 x 2160
- Horizontal: 8192 x 1856
- Vertical: 5536 x 2160
- Horizontal: 12416 x 1856
Recording Movies: Besides recording still images, the RX10M4 can also record pro-quality movies, including 4K and Full HD. You can also record movies in the low-compression, high-quality XAVC S format, AVCHD for easy editing and sharing. You can choose between NTSC (60, 30, 24 fps) and PAL (50, 25 fps) for worldwide compatibility. Available image sizes and movie quality include:
|Movie Format||Image Quality||Avg Bit Rate||Image Size|
|XAVC S 4K||30p/25p/24p||100 Mbps||3840 x 2160|
|XAVC S HD||60p/50p/30p/25p/24p||50 Mbps||1920 x 1080|
|AVCHD||FX 60i/50i||24 Mbps||1920 x 1080|
|FH 60i/50i||17 Mbps|
Note: The camera's 4K movie recording function allows you to record a maximum of 29 minutes of 4K movie footage in one shot.
Built-in Wi-Fi: The RX10M4 lets you connect wirelessly with smartphones and tablets via Wi-Fi, using NFC (Android), SSID (Android/iOS) or QR codes (Android/iOS). Using the PlayMemories Mobile app, available for Android 4.1 and up from Google Play and for iOS 9.3 and up from the App Store, you can send images to, or control your camera from your smartphone or tablet. When connected to a Wi-Fi network, you can send images to your computer or view on a Wi-Fi-enabled TV. You can also connect the camera to a smartphone via a Bluetooth connection.
Customizable Function Button: The camera features a Function button that allows you to assign functions for up to 12 functions for quick access. When the Function button is pressed, two rows of six presets are displayed, allowing you to access any of the functions. There are 35 overall functions to choose from to fill the 12 function presets.
Memory Recall: The Memory Recall mode can memorize up to three groups of the user's preferred settings. Settings include zoom magnification, white balance, exposure compensation, date, and grid lines. This enables you to quickly switch the settings at the right moment.
Drive Modes: The camera offers multiple Drive Modes. In addition to single image shooting, you can choose from the following:
- Continuous Shooting: The camera shoots continuous images at up to approximately 24 frames per second while you press and hold down the shutter release.
- Self-Timer: You can set the Self-Timer mode to a 10-second, 5-second, or 2-second delay.
- Self-Timer Continuous: The Self-Timer Continuous shooting mode takes continuous frames after a 10-, 5-, or 2-second delay. You can choose 3 or 5 frames to be taken.
- Continuous Bracket: The Continuous Bracket mode lets you shoot a series of 3, 5, or 9 images with a single press of the shutter button, each with a different exposure setting--some at normal exposure, some under exposed, and some over exposed. You can choose from five different step values: 0.3 EV, 0.7 EV, 1.0 EV, 2.0 EV, or 3.0 EV.
- Single Bracket: The Single Bracket offers the same choices as the Continuous Bracket above, however, you must press the shutter release button for each picture.
- WB Bracket: The WB Bracket mode shoots three images, each with different color tones according to the selected settings of white balance, color temperature, and color filter. You can choose the a low or high bracket deviation value.
- DRO Bracket: The camera shoots a total of three images, each with a different degree of D-Range Optimizer.
Auto Focus Areas: You can select from the following auto focusing areas:
- Wide: The camera focuses in all ranges of the finder frame automatically. When you press the shutter button halfway, a green frame is displayed around the area that is in focus.
- Center: The camera focuses on a subject in the center of the frame. By pressing the shutter release halfway, you can lock the focus on your subject and recompose your shot with the subject off center.
- Flexible Spot: The camera focuses on a very small area that can be moved around the frame to the desired point on the screen.
- Expand Flexible Spot: If focus isn't obtained on the single selected point, you can use focus points around the flexible spot as the second priority area to achieve focus.
- Lock-on AF: When the shutter button is pressed and held halfway, the camera tracks the subject within the selected autofocus area.
Manual Focus: When it is difficult to get the proper focus in auto focus mode, you can switch to Manual Focus. When in Manual Focus, the manual ring around the ring can be rotated to achieve sharp focus. Manual Focus is available for still images and movies. Direct Manual Focus (DMF) lets you make fine adjustments manually, using the focus ring, after the focus has been locked automatically.
Focus Range Limiter: On the side of the lens is the Focus Range Limiter switch. When set to "∞-3m," the camera focuses on subjects more than 3 meters (approx 10 feet) away in telephoto shooting (35mm equivalent focal length of 150mm or more). This allows you to focus more quickly on distant subjects by keeping it from focusing on subjects at close distances. With the limiter on, you can still focus on subjects closer than 3 meters away, if desired. When switched off, the full range of focusing is enabled.
AF Illuminator: The AF (auto focus) Illuminator briefly provides fill light to focus more easily on a subject in dark surroundings. The red AF Illuminator lights when the shutter button is pressed halfway. You can set the AF Illuminator to Auto or Off.
Face Detection: Face Detection technology detects up to eight individual faces and controls flash, focus, exposure, and white balance to deliver accurate, natural skin tones with reduced red-eye. It can also give priority to children or adults. You can also select and register an individual's face to be given priority.
Smile Shutter Mode: The Smile Shutter technology automatically detects and captures a smiling face. Simply activate by pressing the Smile Shutter button and the camera will capture a smile the moment it happens. You can adjust the degree of Smile Detection Sensitivity as desired.
Scene Recognition: Scene Recognition is used in the Intelligent Auto and Superior Auto shooting modes. This function automatically detects different types of scenes and selects the appropriate camera settings: Portrait, Infant, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Backlight Portrait, Backlight, Landscape, Spotlight, Low Light, and Macro. The camera also recognizes certain conditions and makes appropriate adjustments: Tripod, Walk, Move, Move (bright), or Move (dark).
Shooting Modes: Using the top-mounted Mode Dial, you can select from the following shooting modes:
- Auto Mode: The Auto Mode allows you to shoot still
images under any condition with good results by setting the values
determined by the camera. You can choose between two Auto Modes:
- Intelligent Auto Mode (iAuto): Allows you to shoot still images with automatic scene recognition.
- Superior Auto Mode (iAuto+): Allows you to shoot still images with automatic scene recognition, with an emphasis on dark or backlit scenes.
- Program Auto: Allows you to shoot with the exposure adjusted automatically (both the shutter speed and aperture value). You can also select various settings using the menu. While shooting in Program Auto, you can change the shutter speed and aperture combination without changing the exposure (Program Shift).
- Aperture Priority: You can shoot still images after adjusting the aperture setting manually. The camera will determine the shutter speed.
- Shutter Priority: You can shoot still images after adjusting the shutter speed manually. The camera will determine the aperture setting.
- Manual Exposure: You can set the exposure manually. The shutter speed can be set between 1/2000 and 30 seconds (1/32000 - 30 seconds with electronic shutter). The aperture (F value) can be set between F2.4 and F16 (Wide Angle) or between F4.0 and F16 (Telephoto).
- Memory Recall: You can set and store often-used modes and numeric settings for recall at a later time.
- Movie Mode: Allows you to record XAVC S or AVCHD movies with stereo audio.
- HFR (High Frame Rate): This mode allows you to shoot slow motion movies. You can select frame rates of 240 fps, 480 fps, 960 fps (NTSC) and 250 fps, 500 fps, and 1000 fps (PAL). The playback speed varies depending on the set frame rate and record setting.
- Sweep Panorama: Multiple images are shot while the camera is moving, and these images are compiled into a single panoramic image.
- Scene Selection Modes: You can choose from the following Scene Selection modes: Portrait, Sports Action, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Night Portrait, and Anti-Motion Blur.
Note: The Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, and Manual shooting modes are available for movies as well as still images.
Exposure Compensation: Besides auto exposure, you can adjust the exposure from +3.0EV to -3.0EV in 1/3 stop increments.
Built-In Flash: The camera's built-in flash features a range of 3.28' to 35.43' (wide angle) or 3.28' to 21.33' (telephoto). With the ISO Speed set at 12800, the range increases to 68.24' (W) or 41.99' (T). The built-in flash has a recycle time of approximately 5 seconds. The flash settings include:
- Autoflash: the flash automatically strobes when the surroundings are dark or when there is backlight
- Fill Flash: the flash strobes with every shot
- Slow Sync: the flash is used regardless of the amount of ambient light, but the shutter speed is slower under dark conditions, allowing you to clearly shoot a background that is out of the flash-lit area
- Rear Sync: the flash operates before exposure is completed every time your trigger the shutter
- Wireless: You can attach a remote control-compatible external flash (sold separately) and a separate wireless flash placed away from the camera.
- Off: the flash does not operate
Multi Interface Shoe: The DSC-RX10M4 is equipped with a Multi Interface Shoe which offers an advanced interface for connecting an external flash (HVL-F20M, HVL-F43M, HVL-F45RM, HVL-RL1) or mounting an external microphone.
Red-eye Reduction: The flash pre-strobes before shooting to reduce the red-eye phenomenon. You can set to On or Off.
Metering Modes: You can select from the following Metering Modes:
- Spot Metering: Spot metering lets you adjust the exposure to the subject, even when the subject is a backlit or when there is strong contrast between the subject and the background.
- Center-weighted Metering: Center-weighted metering measures the center of the image and determines the exposure based on the brightness of the subject.
- Multi-pattern Metering: When multi-pattern metering is used, the image is divided into multiple regions and metering is performed in each region. The camera judges the subject position and background brightness, and determines a well-balanced exposure.
White Balance: When the white balance is set to auto, the white balance is set automatically in response to the condition of the subject, and the overall color balance is adjusted. When shooting under special lighting conditions, you can select the settings manually. When using flash, you can select the flash white balance mode. The white balance can also be set to Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (warm white), Fluorescent (cool white), Fluorescent (day white), Fluorescent (daylight), Flash, Color Temperature/Filter, Custom (adjust white balance depending on the light source) or Custom Set (memorizes the basic white color which will be used).
Grid Lines: The cameras on-screen grid lines make it easy to set a subject's horizontal and vertical position. You can choose from three grid line overlays: Rule of 3rds, 4x6 Square, and Diagonal + 4x6 Square.
Histogram: A histogram is a graph showing the brightness of an image. The graph display indicates a bright image when skewed to the right side, and a dark image when skewed to the left side.
In-camera Guide: An on-screen function guide text/icon display makes it easy to learn the camera functions that give you greater creative freedom to adjust photo settings. The function guide can be turned on or off as desired.
Folder View Modes: The Sony DSC-RX10M4's View Mode allows you to select your recorded images and movies by sorting them into the following folders: Date View, Folder View (Still), AVCHD View, XAVC S 4K View, and XAVC S HD View.
Index View: In addition to viewing images one-by-one in full screen, you can view multiple images at once in the index view mode. The index feature lets you to display a total of 9 (3 x 3) or 25 (5 x 5) images at once.
Slide Show: The Slide Show function lets you play back images one after the other. The interval between the pictures can be adjusted, allowing you to choose 1, 3, 5, 10, and 30 seconds. When repeat is selected, the images are replayed in a continuous loop.
Playback Zoom: You can enlarge a recorded still image up to 8x the size of the original image. Once the image is zoomed, you can pan left to right and up or down through the image.
Rotating Images: Recorded images can be rotated 360-degrees in 90-degree increments on the camera's LCD screen.
Picture Effect: You can add effects to images to make them look more impressive and artistic. You can choose from the following: Toy Camera, Pop Color, Posterization, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Color, High Contrast Mono, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Mono, Miniature, Watercolor, and Illustration.
Deleting/Protecting Images: You can delete a selected image, or you can delete all the unprotected images at once. In order to avoid accidentally deleting of an image, it can be protected.
Print Mark: You can place a print mark on still images recorded with this camera. This mark is convenient when you have images printed at a shop that conforms to the DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) standard.
Battery Information: The DSC-RX10M4 is powered by the supplied NP-FW50 Lithium-ion rechargeable battery. Using the supplied AC-UUD12 AC adapter, the battery can be fully charged in the camera in approximately 150 minutes. Under normal operating conditions, the battery has the following capacity:
|Shooting Still Images||LCD||Approx. 400 images|
|Viewfinder||Approx. 370 images|
| Recording Movies |
|LCD||Approx. 75 min|
|Viewfinder||Approx. 75 min|
| Recording Movies |
|LCD||Approx. 135 min|
|Viewfinder||Approx. 135 min|
Internal Battery: The camera has an internal rechargeable battery for maintaining the date and time and other settings regardless of whether the power is on or off. The battery is continually charged as long as you are using the camera. If the camera isn't used for about a month, the internal battery can become discharged. The camera can still be used with a discharged internal battery, however, the date and time will not be shown. The internal battery can be fully recharged in approximately 24 hours with the power off and a charged battery pack is in the camera.
HDMI: The RX10M4 has a Micro HDMI (Type D) output on the left side of the camera for connecting the camera to an HDTV. A Micro HDMI-to-HDMI cable is required to make the connection. If you are connecting to a Sony Bravia TV with Bravia Sync, you can control the camera using the TV's remote control.
Multi/Micro USB : The camera features a single Micro USB jack (labeled "Multi") on the left side of the camera for connecting the supplied USB cable for downloading your photos to your computer or printer, or charging the battery in the camera. The interface is USB 2.0 High Speed compatible.
Microphone: A 3.5mm jack is provided for connecting an external microphone. If the external mic requires plug-in power, the jack will supply power to the mic. The built-in microphone will be muted when an external mic is plugged in.
Headphones: A 3.5mm stereo headphone jack is provided for monitoring audio during recording or playback.
PlayMemories Home: The DSC-RX10M4 can be used with PlayMemories Home software, which needs to be downloaded and installed on your computer. "PlayMemories Home" software is downloadable from the Sony Imaging website. It is compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 7 (SP1), Mac OS X 10.11, and macOS 10.12-10.13 operating systems only. With PlayMemories Home you can:
- Manage and edit photos and videos on your PC or Mac
- Organize photos and videos
- Upload photos to a cloud service for storage (PlayMemories Online)
- Search for photos and videos using Calendar View
- Import and Export photos and videos, plus create disks and print.
- Perform basic editing functions
- View photos and videos on a map (using location information from a connected smartphone)
- Create multi-view videos
Image Data Converter: Image Data Converter software is required to display and process images recorded in RAW format. You can also adjust the brightness or color, as well as "develop" the RAW image files into JPEG or TIFF files. Image Data Converter can be downloaded to your computer. Image Data Converter is compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7 (SP1), Mac OS X 10.11, and macOS 10.12-10.13.
Remote Camera Control: Remote Camera Control software allows you to control a camera connected to your computer via a USB cable. Remote Camera Control is compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7 (SP1), Mac OS X 10.11, and macOS 10.12-10.13.
Capture One Express (for Sony): The Sony RX10M4 is supported by Capture One Express (for Sony) by Phase One. One of the world's best RAW converters, Capture One Express (for Sony) delivers clear, detailed images with accurate colors. You can make adjustments to the RAW image files, convert the images to black & white, or use the HDR (High Dynamic Range) tool to pull out details in over- or under-exposed images. Capture One Express (for Sony) is available for a free download, and is compatible with the following operating systems: Windows 7, 8, and 10, Mac OS X 10.11.6, macOS 10.12.6, and macOS 10.13. A pro version can be purchased for even more processing tools.
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