In this review, we will be looking at how two cameras, Sony a6000 vs Sony RX100iv, compare against each other. The former is a mirrorless camera while the latter is a large sensor compact camera.
This is a comprehensive article and might take quite some time to go through.
If, however, you are looking to making a quick decision, you’ll want to head on over to the table of content and locate the ‘comparison overview’, ‘comparison table’ and ‘which is better for what sections’.
However, we do recommend that you read through the entire article.
Comparison Overview — Sony a6000 Vs RX100iv
Overall Review — Sony a6000 vs RX100iv
From the overall review of their respective features and qualities, we are of the opinion that the Sony a6000 is the better of the two cameras.
However, specifically, the Sony a6000 is the better camera in terms of overall imaging. The 24-megapixel sensor resolution and large sensor pixel area of the camera are two major contributing factors.
The Sony RX100iv also has a good sensor resolution rating of 20 megapixels. Its sensor pixel area is a lot inferior to that of the Sony a6000, though.
On the other hand, the Sony RX100iv is the better camera when in the aspect of video coverage. Why? The Sony RX100iv can shoot 4K videos while the a6000 can only shoot 1080 videos.
Which Has The Better Price-Value Ratio: Sony a6000 or RX100iv
The Sony a6000 has the better price-value ratio. It is arguably the more efficient camera of the two; it is better in low light, has a wider auto exposure bracketing range, a larger viewfinder, and a better sensor, and on top of all that, it is still more affordable than the RX100iv. So, yes, both the a6000 and the RX100iv will be giving you value for your money, but the a6000 even more.
About The Brands
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Sony is one of the leading manufacturers of electronic products for both consumer and professional markets. It is a leading player in the film industry that has a reputation for producing standard products such as lenses and cameras.
Comparison Table — Sony a6000 Vs RX100iv
|Body Type||Rangefinder Style mirrorless||Large Sensor compact|
|Max Sensor Resolution||24 MP – APS – CMOS sensor||20 MP – 1” BSI – CMOS sensor|
|ISO||100 to 25600||125 to 12800|
|Minimum Native Light Sensitivity||100 ISO||125 ISO|
|Maximum Native Light Sensitivity||25600 ISO||12800 ISO|
|Minimum Boosted Light sensitivity||–||80 ISO|
|Maximum Boosted Light Sensitivity||51200 ISO||25600 ISO|
|Continuous Shooting||11 frames per second||16 frames per second|
|LCD Screen Resolution||922k dots||1229k dots|
|Battery Life||360 shots||280 shots.|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/4000 seconds||1/2000 seconds|
|Sensor Pixel Area||15.28 micro squared metres||5.82 micro squared metres|
|Support For UHS Memory Cards.||UHS-1||None|
|Selfie Friendly LCD||No||Yes|
|Lens Focal Range||None||24 – 70mm|
|Maximum Aperture||None||F1.8 – F2.8|
|Macro Focus Range||None||5cm|
|Lens Mount||Sony E||Fixed lens|
|Viewfinder Resolution||1440k dots||2359k dots|
|Max Flash Synchronization||1/160 seconds||None|
|Silent Shutter Option||No||Yes|
|DxO Overall Score||82||70|
|Max Resolution||6000 x 4000||5472 x 3648|
|AF Phase Detection||Yes||No|
|Built-in ND Filter||No||Yes|
|Maximum Video Resolution||1920 X 1080||3840 X 2160|
Which Is Better Under What Circumstance? — Sony a6000 Vs RX100iv
|The Sony a6000 is better used in overly lit area. This is as a result of its good low ISO rating.||The Sony RX100iv has in-built image stabilization. This helps the photographer to avoid having blurs on his or her video or images.|
|The Sony a6000 camera is the preferred choice when it comes to cropping of images and using larger prints. This is because of its 24-megapixel sensor resolution rating.||The Sony RX100iv camera can also shoot 4k videos comfortably. This out rightly makes it the better option for the photographer when he or she has to record a video.|
|The Sony a6000 is the more affordable of the two.||The RX100iv camera has an inbuilt lens. This helps the photographer save money that he/she could have spent on buying lenses. It also helps the photographer ready to shoot from the get go.|
|The Sony a6000 camera is also the better choice in terms of flash photography. This is as a result of the provision for an external flash on the camera.||The Sony RX100iv camera is very light. This makes it the preferred choice for the different classes of photographers (from rookies to the professionals) as it helps them carry out their photography projects without being a burden to carry.|
Common Features — Sony a6000 Vs RX100iv
The similarities between the Sony a6000 and the RX100iv are as follows:
i. Built-in flash
ii. Articulating screen
iii. HDMI compatibility
iv. Built-in Wi-Fi
v. Smartphone remote control
vi. Fast continuous shooting
vii. Electronic viewfinder
viii. RAW support
ix. Light weight
x. Good sensor resolution
xi. Auto exposure bracketing
xii. Face detection focus
xiii. Near field communication
We will now look at each of these in detail…
1. Built in Flash
Both the Sony a6000 and the RX100iv possess an in-built flash.
For starters, an in-built flash is the type of flash that comes with the cameras by default. It is designed with the camera as an integrated system, this enables it produce perfectly exposed pictures most of the time. This flash pops up when manually or automatically triggered.
The in-built flash isn’t very noticeable when not in use. It is designed to not be obstructive even when in use. This is in stark contrast to the external flash that is always glaringly noticeable.
We do have to point out, though, that the inbuilt flash will not solve all your lighting problems and you’ll almost like need something better.
2. Articulating Screen
The Sony a6000 from the RX100iv both possess an articulating screen. An articulating screen is one that is adjustable; one that is not restricted in movement.
An articulating screen can be used to frame at odd angles, provided the photographer uses live-view.
This feature also comes in handy when the photographer wants to shoot at low angles when using a tripod stand. It eliminates the discomfort associated with kneeling while trying to get a wonderful shot of the targeted image.
Both cameras have the kind of articulating screen that is referred to as a tilting screen. And this one is different from the fully articulated kind in that it can only be angled upward and then back down again.
3. HDMI Compatibility
Another common feature between the Sony a6000 and Sony RX100iv is the fact that they both have an HDMI port.
The photographer, as a result of the HDMI compatibility of the Sony a6000 and Sony RX100iv, is able to monitor or review videos while they are still being recorded. This ensures that the photographer obtains a video with the best possible quality.
4. Built-in Wireless
Another feature that is common to the Sony a6000 and the Sony RX100iv is the in-built wireless connection. Basically, in-built wireless connection allows the photographer have access to the internet. There are a lot of advantages that come with having this feature on a camera.
One advantage is the fact that this feature allows you to do live blogging. You can upload and edit the captured images on the go which allows you get your images to your fans within the shortest possible period of time.
The in-built wireless feature is also a blessing to the photographer in terms of storage. A photographer can escape spending so much on memory cards by using the online storage clouds.
These storage clouds are easily accessed and even safer (in most cases) than the SD cards. The contents that are uploaded to the cloud could also easily be shared with friends (provided they have internet access).
In-built wireless connection allows the photographer do without wires, USB cables or cords for transfer of files. This way we get to achieve fast transfer of files without stress.
5. Smartphone Remote Control
The Sony a6000 and RX100iv both have the smartphone remote control. Smartphone control basically has to do with the photographer controlling the camera with the help of a smartphone.
This feature comes in handy when the photographer has to shoot for long periods of time. In this case, the photographer, shooting with either of the two cameras, has the luxury of sitting while using the camera.
The photographer just needs to ensure that the camera is within range. This way, the photographer avoids experiencing back pains associated with standing for long periods.
It would also come in handy if the photographer was shooting in a place that is either uncomfortable or unsafe. One could just place the camera where it would capture the subject and then go somewhere comfortable or safe to take shots directly from the connected smartphone.
6. Continuous Shooting
In addition, the good continuous shooting rating of the Sony a6000 and Sony Rx100iv is also a mutual feature. Continuous shooting as a feature in camera allows the photographer capture several photographs in quick succession with one click of the shutter.
The Sony a6000 has a continuous shooting rate of 11 frames per second while the RX100iv has a continuous shooting rate of 16 frames per second. And both are pretty impressive.
This feature comes in handy in areas that involve quick movement of the objects like a wildlife reserve or a kid’s birthday party. One can take many pictures in as short a time as possible and then choose whichever ones they fancy.
7. Electronic Viewfinder
The Sony a6000 and the Sony RX100iv both have an electronic viewfinder. An electronic viewfinder affords the photographer the opportunity to have a real-time preview of what the final outcome of the photo will be.
Electronic viewfinder differs from one camera to the other as regards resolution and coverage. That said, both cameras have a 100% coverage allowing their electronic viewfinders show a full image of the subject.
However, the RX100 iv does better with the resolution. While it has a 2359k dot viewfinder resolution, that of the a6000 is only 1440k dots. Which means pictures on the RX100 IV’s viewfinder will be sharper than those on the a6000’s viewfinder.
Electronic viewfinder also allows the photographer turn on picture style settings. This way the photographer also gets to preview what those settings will look like.
The viewfinder is one of the features responsible for the relevance of the Sony a6000 and the Sony RX100iv in the aspects of street and sports photography.
8. RAW Support
In addition, the Sony a6000 and the Sony RX100iv can both shoot RAW. RAW is a file format that records all the image data captured by the sensor of the camera along with the details of the settings. These are unprocessed data that are obtained from the image sensor of a digital camera.
RAW files can be used as evidence of your ownership of the photograph and original, non-modified images.
RAW format makes use of loss-less compression; what this means is that RAW images do not suffer from image-compression. This ensures that the image’s quality is not distorted after it’s been edited.
RAW files contain the most dynamic range (ratio between the maximum and minimum measurable light intensities of light and black) and can later be used to recover the over-exposed/ under-exposed images. They could also be used to recover part of an image.
The weight of the Sony a6000 and the RX100iv is another feature that these two cameras have in common. The type of photography job to be carried out plays a major role when considering the weight of the camera.
For instance, a professional photographer who specializes in outdoor shoots will go for a light camera while the occasional photographer who seldom uses his camera might not necessarily be concerned about the weight of the camera.
The Sony a6000 weighs 344 grams while the RX100iv weighs 298 grams. This makes it easy to handle both cameras.
The weight of the camera is a good reason to use this camera for street and daily photography.
10. Sensor Resolution
The two cameras also have an impressive sensor resolution. Sensor resolution is the characteristic of a sensor that expresses the maximum number of pixels within it.
The resolution of a particular sensor can never change. And it is, in large part, responsible for the quality of your output image.
The Sony a6000 possesses a sensor resolution of 24 mega pixels while the RX100iv possesses a sensor resolution of 20 mega pixels.
Sensor resolution also plays a role in the sharpening of images and the reduction of noise.
The two cameras, by the virtue of this good sensor resolution, have relevance in all the aspects of photography especially in the aspects of portrait and landscape photography where cropping and larger prints are utilized.
11. Auto Exposure Bracketing
Auto exposure bracketing is another feature that is common to both the Sony a6000 and the Sony RX100iv. In photography, auto exposure bracketing refers to the technique that involves the photographer taking three different shots of the same object under three different exposure levels.
The photographer does not have to manually change the camera exposure settings between each shot in this mode. It is an automated mode.
Bracketing comes in handy when the photographer has doubts concerning the right choice of exposure to use when filming or shooting. This mode helps to give the photographer three different shots to pick from.
Auto exposure is almost a totally fool proof method to achieve quality imaging in a poorly or overly lit environment.
Capturing more images ensures the photographer obtains a better signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). This is assured in auto exposure bracketing since the camera will take up to three shots in most cases.
12. Face Detection Focus
Another feature that is common to the Sony a6000 and the RX100iv is the face detection focus feature. In digital photography, face detection is a feature of the camera that allows it to detect human faces automatically. The face detection feature is also referred to as the face priority auto focus.
By being able to detect a face in a crowded environment, say a party, the camera can easily concentrate the autofocus on the person’s face to make it the primary subject in the crowded environment. This further helps to get a distinct picture of the image.
The face detection feature also helps automatically remove the unwanted red-eye effect that occurs when using flash photography to capture the image of a human.
Face detection is very relevant in portrait photography hence the relevance of the Sony a6000 and RX100iv in that photography field.
13. Near Field Communication
The near field communication feature is another feature that is present in the Sony a6000 and the Sony RX100iv. In digital photography, near field communication (NFC) is a technology that allows devices to exchange information between one another by simply placing them close to each other.
This type of connection is achieved using magnetic field induction. This magnetic induction principle works as long as the two devices are within touching distance of each other.
Near field communication (NFC) allows two devices, through proximity sensing, share data between one another without the use of cords or cables.
A Sony a6000 Demonstration Video
Unique Features — Sony a6000 Vs RX100iv
Which comes with a neutral-density filter: a6000 or RX1000iv?
The Sony RX100iv comes with a neutral-density filter while the a6000 does not. In digital photography, neutral density is a type of filter that helps to reduce the amount of light that gets to the camera sensor. The filters are either round or square in shape and come in different sizes. They are attached to the front of the lens.
The neutral-density filter also helps to achieve a shallow depth of field in broad daylight. Since the natural density feature reduces the amount of light getting to the sensor, you have the luxury of been able to slow down your shutter speed and still stay at f/1.2 – f/2.8 aperture range.
Which is better for flash photography: a6000 or RX100iv?
The Sony a6000 has an external flash hot shoe (the RX100iv does not), making it the better camera for flash photography. External flashes, unlike the built in flash, are not rigid in movement. They usually have adjustable heads that can swing in a lot of directions. This gives the photographer the freedom to point the flash in any direction: up, down, left, or right.
The external flash is also better than the built-in flash in areas such as the angle of coverage and flash recycle time. In comparison to the built-in flash, the external flash has a shorter flash recycle time.
And the recovery time is short because the external flash has its own battery that powers it. This helps the photographer not to miss out on any photo opportunity that might present itself at those points.
The flash-to-subject distance of the Sony a6000 is better than that of the Sony RX100iv which only has the in built flash. This quality can be used to ensure that images that are located far away from the camera are adequately lit to obtain quality image.
The external flash also helps to eliminate the occurrence of red eye in the final photographer’s final portrait image.
Which has more focus points: a6000 or RX100iv?
The Sony a6000 has 179 autofocus points while the RX100 IV has only 25. Autofocus points are what the camera uses to focus on a subject image. The autofocus system of a camera intelligently adjusts the lens of the camera to obtain focus on the targeted image. It is easy to notice the focus points on a camera; they appear once you press the shutter halfway.
Which has the faster shutter speed: a6000 or RX200iv?
The Sony a6000 camera has a shutter speed of 1/4000 second while the Sony RX100iv has a maximum shutter speed of 1/2000 second. It is advisable to shoot with a shutter speed that is exactly or close to the reciprocal of the focal length of the lens. For instance, a user that wants to use a 100mm lens will have to shoot at within the range of 1/125. That the Sony a6000 has the more decent shutter speed is one reason why it is more relevant in sports photography than the Sony RX100iv.
In digital photography, shutter speed refers to the duration of time a camera shutter is left open, this helps expose the camera sensor to light. A click on the shutter button while trying to shoot or film will automatically open the camera sensor.
The shutter speed, together with the aperture, helps determine the amount of exposure that the sensor will get.
There is a craze for fast shutter speed amongst photographers who specialize in sports or street photography. And the reason for this is that the faster the shutter speed, the easier it is to freeze motion i.e. the easier it is for the photographer to eliminate motion from fast moving objects like cars driving past on a street.
The only challenge for them in this situation is that less amount of light enters the camera in this mode. The reason is that fast shutter speed leads to shorter exposure time.
Slow shutter speeds on the other hand are mostly relevant when it comes to filming at night. This is so because the sensor is better exposed to light when using slow shutter speeds.
Which has the better low light ISO: a6000 or RX100iv?
The Sony a6000 has a low light ISO rating of 1347 while the Sony RX100iv has a low light ISO rating of 562. Low light ISO comes into play in environments where light is in excess. This means that the low ISO feature helps to achieve a balanced light condition in areas that are overly lit. The reason for this is that the excess light would result in images that are too bright and images that are generally of bad quality.
This feature ensures that the tonal reproduction and colors are of very high quality. This will in turn have a positive effect on the image quality.
The Sony a6000 performs better than the Sony RX100iv in areas where there is excessive exposure of light. In fact, this feature is a major reason why the Sony a6000 is far better than the Sony RX100iv in the aspect of sports photography.
Which has the larger sensor pixel area: a6000 or RX100iv?
The Sony a6000 has a larger sensor area than the Sony RX100iv. The Sony a6000 has a sensor pixel area of 15.28 micro squared meters while the Sony RX100iv has a sensor pixel area of 5.82 micro squared meters. Sensor pixel area is gotten by multiplying the length of a pixel by its height. The reason for this is because pixels are mostly square in shape. Sensor pixel area is a very important attribute in a camera. Why? Well, because the size of the sensor determines how sharp the image produced will be (alongside the sensor resolution).
Cameras with larger pixels tend to produce better image quality than cameras with lower pixels. The reason being that the full well capacity of these cameras is greater than that of cameras with smaller pixels.
Which is better in video mode: a6000 or RX100iv?
The Sony a6000 has a video resolution of 1920 by 1080 while the Sony RX100iv has a video resolution of 3840 by 2160. What this basically means is that the a6000 shoots full HD while the RX100iv shoots 4K. And of course, 4K will always be better quality than full HD.
Which is mirrorless: a6000 or RX100iv?
The Sony a6000 is a mirrorless camera while the Sony RX100iv is not. Mirrorless cameras are known to be lighter than DSLR cameras. The simple mechanical build of such cameras is responsible for it. Mirrorless cameras are also quieter than their DSLR counterparts. The reason for this is that the movement of the mirror in DSLR cameras generates noise. This noise is eliminated in the mirrorless cameras since they do not have a mirror.
Mirrorless cameras also have an advantage when it comes to the aspect of phase detection. The reason for this is that the mirrorless cameras can use phase detection while the camera is facing any direction while their DSLR counterparts cannot use phase detection with the mirror facing upward while recording.
With the Sony RX100iv, the photographer has no other choice than to use contrast-detection focus method which is slower and less effective than phase detection. In fact, the usage of the method could cause blurs to appear on the final image produced by the camera.
Finally, mirrorless cameras accept varying types of lenses (old lenses inclusive). This becomes an advantage to the photographer using the Sony a6000 as he/she can use their camera without having to buy new lenses.
Which has a longer lasting battery: a6000 or RX100iv?
Per full charge of the Sony a6000’s battery, you will be able to get up to 360 shots while you get only 280 shots per full charge of that of the Sony Rx100iv. The photographer using the Sony a6000 will be able to take 80 more frames per full charge compared to the the one using the RX100iv. However, it has to be said that even the battery of the a6000 is unimpressive.
Which is better in low light: a6000 or RX100iv?
The Sony a6000 has an ISO range of 100 – 25600 (which is further expandable to 51200), while the Sony RX100iv has an ISO range of 100 – 12800 (which is expandable to 80 – 25600). This makes the a6000 the better camera to shoot with in low light. ISO measures the sensitivity of the image sensor in photography. It is a camera setting that helps to brighten or darken a photo which allows you to be more flexible with your aperture and shutter speed settings.
When shooting at a high shutter speed, there is a considerable drop in the amount of light that gets to the camera’s sensor and this affects the brightness of the image. High ISO helps sort this problem as it ensures that enough light is allowed to produce an image with proper brightness.
The superiority of the Sony a6000 in this aspect of photography is the reason why it is the better camera for sport photography where the photographer has to shoot at a high shutter speed.
Which has image stabilization: a6000 or RX100iv?
The RX100iv comes with optical image stabilization but the Sony a6000 does not. In digital photography, image stabilization is a method used to reduce the blurring of images that is caused by vibration while taking pictures. This means that, with the a6000, you’ll have to get optical stabilization lenses if you want good quality images.
Blurry pictures occur more in still cameras, particularly in cases where the photographer is using a slow shutter speed to shoot. It also occurs when long focal (tele zoom lens) lenses are used to capture images. What image stabilization does is basically stabilize the lenses so that they are not affected by those movements and vibrations.
There are two kinds of image stabilization: in body image stabilization and optical image stabilization lenses.
Sony a6000 Vs RX100iv
Unique Pros — Sony a6000 Vs RX100iv
Pros of the Sony a6000
i. To start with, the Sony a6000 has a battery life that is better than that of the RX00iv.
ii. In addition, the Sony a6000 has an external flash shoe which is absent in the Sony RX100iv.
iii. Also, the Sony a6000 has more compatible lenses available than the RX100iv camera. The Sony a6000 has 102 lenses while the RX100iv has none. This is so because the Sony RX100iv has a fixed lens.
iv. Furthermore, the Sony a6000 has a good autofocus feature. The camera has 154 more points than the RX100 IV.
v. The Sony a6000 camera has a higher dynamic range than the Sony RX100iv.
vi. It also has a better color depth than the Sony RX100iv. This improves the overall quality of the image produced.
vii. The Sony a6000 camera has a good maximum light rating.
viii. In addition, the Sony a6000 is the more affordable of the two cameras.
ix. The Sony a6000 has a good low light rating of 1347 which allows the Sony a6000 camera perform better in areas where there is poor exposure.
x. Furthermore, the Sony a6000 camera has a sensor resolution of 24 megapixels.
xi. The Sony a6000 is compatible with UHS-I memory cards. This helps achieve speedy transfer of files to other devices that also support the usage of this memory card.
xii. Finally, the Sony a6000 camera has a better auto exposure bracketing range.
Pros of the RX100iv
i. The RX100iv also has the better video resolution of the two. With a video resolution of 3840 x 2160, the camera is enabled to carry out 4k shooting.
ii. Furthermore, the RX100iv is better suited to take selfies. This is possible because the Sony RX100iv has a selfie friendly LCD.
iii. The RX100iv has the better viewfinder resolution, this helps to view the settings easily.
iv. In addition, the RX100iv possesses the ND filter. This helps to reduce the amount of light that gets to the camera sensor. It is most useful when the exposure level in an area is excessive.
v. Finally, the Sony a6000 has in body image stabilization. This helps to ensure that the photographer obtains quality imaging at all times.
Unique Cons — Sony a6000 Vs RX100iv
Cons Of The Sony a6000
i. Firstly, Sony a6000 has no built in natural-density filter. This makes it almost impossible to use larger aperture under strong light for a long duration of time.
ii. In addition, some of the Sony a6000 apps could be pretty expensive.
iii. The Sony a6000 camera has a lesser video resolution than the Sony RX100iv.
iv. It also does not have a built-in image stabilizer. This could be a threat to achieving quality image in some cases.
Cons Of The Sony RX100iv
i. The RX100iv camera does not have the external flash shoe. This means that the photographer will not be able to use the external flash feature. This limits the photographer in the aspect of flash photography.
ii. It also has a poor 70mm tele-zoom coverage. This has a negative effect on the relevance of the feature in landscape and sports photography.
iii. The RX100iv camera has a limitation in the area of lenses that are available for it. There are no lenses available for the RX100iv. This is so because the Sony RX100iv has a fixed lens.
iv. Furthermore, the Sony RX100iv has a smaller pixel area than the Sony a6000.
v. The Sony RX100iv is also not compatible with UHS-I memory cards. The consequence of this is that the user might not be able to achieve speedy transfer of files to other devices.
vi. In addition, the Sony RX100iv performs poorer in overly lit areas than the Sony a6000.
vii. The Sony RX100iv has a pedestrian autofocus rating. This limits the photographer in a way.
viii. With a shutter speed of 1/2000 second, the Sony RX100iv also has a slower shutter speed than the Sony a6000.
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Common Pros — Sony a6000 Vs RX100iv
|AE Bracketing||The Sony a6000 camera has the auto exposure bracketing feature. This is a life saver to the photographer in situations when the photographer is not sure about the right exposure to use.||Same as the Sony a6000.|
|In-built Wireless Connection||The Sony a6000 camera is wireless enabled. This helps to achieve effortless upload and transfer of files.||Same as the Sony a6000.|
|Face Detection Focus||The Sony a6000 camera also comes with the face detection feature. This feature helps to get a clear shot of the targeted image in a crowded space.||Same as the Sony a6000|
|Continuous Shooting||The Sony a6000 has a continuous shooting rate of 11 frames per second which helps obtain quality images in environments where people where subjects move rapidly.||Same as the Sony a6000. The only difference is that the RX100iv has a continuous shooting rate of 16 frames per shooting.|
|Built-in Flash||The Sony a6000 comes with an inbuilt flash feature. The photographer is always able to carry out flash photography at all times as a result of the presence of this feature.||Same as the Sony a6000.|
|Sensor Resolution||The Sony a6000 camera has an awesome sensor resolution which ensures that the photographer obtains high quality image at all times. It has a sensor resolution of 24 megapixels.||Same as the Sony a6000. The only difference is that the RX100iv has a sensor resolution of 20 megapixels.|
|Articulating Screen||The Sony a6000 camera has a very good adjustable screen. This makes sure that the photographer can shoot in different positions (without restrictions). It also plays a role in ensuring that the pictures captured in those positions are not blurred.||Same as the Sony a6000|
|Near Field Communication||The Sony a6000 camera also has a good Near Field Communication connection. This helps to make the process of file transfer easy.||Same as the Sony a6000.|
|Viewfinder||The Sony a6000 has an electronic viewfinder. The photographer is able to obtain a properly exposed picture using this feature.||Same as the Sony a6000.|
|RAW Support||The Sony a6000 has the ability to shoot in RAW format. This is the best format to record one’s images as it keeps all the original details of the image.||Same as the Sony a6000.|
|Smartphone Remote Control||The Sony a6000 can be remote controlled using a smartphone.||Same as the Sony a6000.|
Common Cons — Sony a6000 Vs RX100iv
|Touch Screen||The Sony a6000 camera lacks a touch screen feature. This leaves the user with no other choice than to operate the camera using the not so comfy buttons.||Same as the Sony a6000.|
|Microphone Port||The Sony a6000 does not have an external microphone port. This leads to a reduced audio quality for videos shot with this camera. The reason is that the default microphone (that is in built in the camera) picks up mechanical noise that arises from the use of the camera. This ends up messing up the overall audio quality.||Same as the Sony a6000.|
|Weather Sealing||The Sony a6000 camera does not have a weather sealed body. Weather sealing of cameras has to do with the protection of the parts of the camera against unfavorable weather conditions like rain, snow and dust. The lack of this could lead to the eventual damage of the camera.||Same as the Sony a6000.|
|Headphone Port||The Sony a6000 camera does not have a headphone jack. The photographer will not be able to preview the sound quality of the video recorded using the Sony a6000.||Same as the Sony a6000.|
What People Think — Sony a6000 Vs RX100iv
| The Sony a6000 actually has received pretty good reviews by users. To start with, people are in love with the fact that the camera has quality features.|
A good number of users also love the fact that the Sony a6000 has a really amazing sensor resolution. This, they say, helps them obtain quality pictures (even in unfavorable lighting conditions).
Some users are also impressed by the ISO performance of the camera as it helps them obtain quality pictures in poor or excess light conditions.
A good number of users also pointed out that they loved the autofocus feature of the camera. With 179 points, they get to focus better on their desired image and obtain excellent image quality.
Finally, a good number of users love the fast shutter speed of the camera. They love that it helps them obtain a better and clearer picture of moving objects especially in sports photography.
| The RX100iv actually has also gotten good reviews by users.|
To start with, people like the fact that the camera is very compact and light. This, according to them, is a good camera to carry along on vacations, long walks and hiking adventures.
Secondly, most of the users are in awe that the Sony RX100iv camera can shoot 4k videos. They can’t still believe how a camera available at its price could do this without stress.
Thirdly, the users noted that they love the fact that the camera has an awesome electronic viewfinder. This has made shooting easier and better.
The users also stated that they are impressed with the overall image and video quality of the camera when it comes to the aspect of still photography.
| The major shortcoming of the Sony a6000 which users do not like is the fact that the camera does not have in body image stabilization.|
This, they say, reduces the margin for error on their part. They do not like the fact that they have to buy optically stabilized lenses to correct this issue.
| The major complain that photographers have concerning the RX100iv is the fact that the camera has a bad battery.|
Some users also feel that the Sony RX100iv camera could have done better in the aspect of storage. They do not like the fact that they have to spend extra bucks on buying extra SD cards.
Our Take — Sony a6000 Vs RX100iv
| We consider this camera a good camera with standard features. We love the fact that the camera has a good sensor resolution.|
This, together with its large sensor pixel area, ensures that images captured using the camera are of very good quality. We are also in love with the number of autofocus points present in the camera. This helps the photographer pick out target images easily.
We also love the fact that the Sony a6000 has a fast shutter speed which makes it of great relevance in many fields of photography. We are of the opinion that this camera is relevant for photography and videography purposes.
The Sony a6000 is our preferred choice, of the two cameras, for portrait, sports, and landscape photography. The affordability of this camera is also a likeable thing about this camera.
| We also consider the RX100iv a good camera.|
The camera has a good continuous shooting rating which allows the photographer using the Sony RX100iv to shoot in fast moving environment with ease.
Also, the fact that the camera has an electronic viewfinder with a high resolution is also impressive. The sensor resolution is something else we like. This camera is also relevant in the field of photography and video recording. The camera is our preferred choice for street and daily photography. Lastly, the camera is our preferred choice in terms of video recording. This is as a result of the ability of the camera to shoot 4k videos.
|A major shortcoming that we have noticed in the Sony a6000 is its lack of image stabilization.||The major shortcoming that we have noticed with this camera is its poor battery life. Its battery life is not up to the average battery life of cameras in its class. The lack of an external flash port on this camera is also worrying.|
Sony a6000 Vs RX100iv — FAQs
Is the Sony DSC H300 a good camera?
The Sony DSC H300 is a you will be really disappointed by. On one hand, you will enjoy the optical image stabilization it comes it, as well as the face detection focus, and its ability to shoot panoramic images.
On the other hand, it has perhaps the worst continuous shooting performance you will ever see in a camera (1 frame per second), low screen resolution, no built-in viewfinder, no Wi-Fi. Also, it is bad in low light and also cannot shoot RAW images. Basically, you’ll be better off shooting with your smartphone than with the Sony DSC H300.
Anyway, it is very affordable. It costs less than 200 dollars, but the question is; does that justify how underwhelming this camera is?
Is the Sony RX100vii worth it?
The Sony RX100vii is surely worth it. It is a modern camera which comes with virtually every modern technology you could ask for. It has a tilting screen, built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, near field communication, a touch screen, optical image stabilization, and can be controlled using a smartphone. Basically, this is a very user-friendly and fun camera to use. It is lightweight and compact, too.
Now, although it is not weather sealed, it still does well in wildlife photography, and this is major thanks to its 20 frames per second burst mode speed and the animal eye auto focus tracking feature it comes with.
The RX100vii is also good in video mode. It shoots 4k and is compatible with external microphones. You can even get creative with your recording using the in-camera time-lapse app.
Is the Sony RX100iv good for video?
The Sony RX100iv shoots 4K UHD at 960 frames per second. What more is there to say? This camera is amazing to record videos with. Also, if you decide to get creative with your recording, this camera still has your back. This camera can record slow motion videos, and with an external app, you can easily shoot time-lapse videos with the RX100iv and manipulate time how you like.
Not to forget, also, that you can create a wireless connection between this camera and your smartphone, and use that smartphone to record videos. That’s a whole new level of convenience and a whole lot of fun, too.
Is the Sony RX100iv a good vlogging camera?
The Sony RX100iv is a pretty decent vlogging camera. It shoots 4K UHD, so, in the video quality department, you are totally fine. It is also handy and easy to use, so, you don’t have to be a pro to use this one.
A very important factor that qualifies this camera as a good vlogging camera is its LCD screen which can be flipped such that you can easily record videos of yourself without needing the help of anybody.
However, if you will be using the RX100iv, you will have to make sure you record only in very quiet places as it is not compatible with external microphones. Understandably, this could be a real deal breaker for many vloggers.
Is the Sony RX100iv good for sports photography?
For amateur sports photography, the Sony RX100iv will be doing a pretty good job. It does not have the best auto focus system, neither does it have the fastest shutter, but it has a 16 frames per second burst mode speed which is really impressive for a camera of its level, and that is the major reason it will be doing a good job.
As you probably already know, fast continuous shooting is an important requirement for sports photography as it involves people and objects that are constantly in motion. So, the more shots your camera can take in a second, the higher your chances of getting the very best shots.
How long does the Sony RX100iv’s battery last?
Per full charge of the Sony RX100iv’s battery, you will be able to get a maximum of only 280 shots. No matter what lens you use to look at this, this is an abysmal and very underwhelming number for a camera that does as much as the RX100iv does.
Imagine a camera that shoots 4k UHD at 960 frames per second; a camera that shoots as many as 16 frames in one second of continuous shooting, coming with a battery like that. It is really disappointing.
Basically, if you will be getting this camera, it is advisable that, along with it, you purchase extra batteries, because you will really be needing them.