First Impressions: Sony RX10IV – Megazoom!

Sometimes the hype around a camera feature can far exceed it’s worth, so when Sony began talking about the 24-600mm zoom on the RX10 Mark 4 (IV) you have to wonder just how good it could be.

This large body camera with a fixed lens (why would you need interchangeable lenses when this one is capable of 24-600mm zoom?) should be an amazing all-rounder – so we’ve given two away thanks to Sony and we’ll get those reader reviews in the coming weeks.  Additionally, EFTM’s camera expert Rob is taking it for a spin and will share his thoughts soon.

But what’s it like right out of the box?  For me, it’s a stunner.

Looking just at the zoom, it’s bloody outrageous that this level of zoom is even possible on a camera like this – sure the price is $2600 so it had wanna be good, but check out this zoom:

Hazy day in New York, so not a great example of clarity, but check out the ZOOM!

Yep, standing in the same spot

So it’s without question – I’m impressed – no, blown away by the zoom.

I even took it for a spin at the local Fireworks night.  Sadly, I didn’t pre-learn where all the settings were, but I got enough done to show it off:

Not expert shots, but without any learning about the camera, I was happy with the result.

Next up, what does our pro shooter Rob think – and our average Dads?  Stay tuned!

Trev is a Technology Commentator, Dad, Speaker and Rev Head.

He produces and hosts two popular podcasts, EFTM and Two Blokes Talking Tech. He also appears on over 50 radio stations across Australia weekly, and is the resident Tech Expert on Channel 9’s Today Show each day and appears regularly on A Current Affair.

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First Impressions: Sony RX10IV – Megazoom!
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