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Sony’s latest bridge camera is a superfast shooter 

Superzoom bride cameras are all-in-one cameras meant for travellers and tourist who want a bit of everything in one came rea, but in recent years the segment has seen a dip in demand as mirrorless camera sales ramp up. Sony’s latest Cyber-shot RX10 IV, from their the line of award-winning caneras, is set to restore the popularity of the camera type, and boasts industry-leading autofocus and continuous shooting speeds. 

Its 24-600mm (equivalent) fixed lens ensures flexibility across photography genres and scenarios. At 0.03 seconds, the RX10 IV’s blazing fast autofocus augments its full complement of 315 phase-detection AF points, which are packed into about 65% of the frame. Its continuous high-speed shooting at up to 24fps coupled with a buffer of up to 249 images promises professional-level performance in a simple, affordable and compact form. 

With the game-changing continuous Eye AF also on the α7RII, Touch Focus and Focus Range Limiter, the RX10 IV is replete with functions that ensure a user-friendly and lightning-fast focusing system. The RX10 IV’s Anti-Distortion Shutter, which goes up to 1/32000s, reduces the ‘rolling shutter’ effect commonly experienced with fast moving subjects. The 24-600mm equivalent Zeiss optic features OSS stabilisation that reduces camera shake by up to 4.5 steps.

Video capabilities leave little to be desired. The first RX camera to offer 4K movie recording, the RX10 IV captures 24p or 30p footage in 4K and up to 120p in FHD in XAVC STM codec. It also offers professional features like Picture Profile, S-Log3/S-Gamut3, support for external microphone and headphones amongst many others. 

With Sony’s latest 3.0-type 1.44M dot tiltable LCD screen and 2.35M dot OLED Tru-FinderTM, the RX10 IV hardware proves hard to beat. The RX10 IV will be available in selected Asia Pacific countries from October 2017.

Shawn Chung
The Editor

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