This camera just might make you reconsider using a real camera again. Promising the fastest autofocus out there, the RX10 IV, which Sony announced today, can focus in just 0.03 seconds and take 24 frames per second for up to 249 frames. That means you’ll be much better equipped to get that shot you want, whether you’re hanging out with your dog or watching a football game.
“What makes it unique is its incorporation into a fixed lense camera,” says Mark Weir, senior manager of technology at Sony Electronics. “What makes it relevant is how it enables photographers to get the shot that they otherwise might miss.”
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Once you’ve taken some photos, you don’t have to waste time downloading them on your computer either. Simply transfer them over to your phone through the PlayMemories Mobile app by connecting the camera via WiFi. The camera follows Sony’s recent release of its super compact RX0 camera, which weighs less than a pound and is waterproof.
The RX10 IV looks like it’s also really easy to use: Just slide a finger on the screen to shift the focus as you monitor the viewfinder to make it easier to find your target. It’s also able to capture 4K video, which will come in handy when you’re trying to get better footage than what you can get on your old phone. It’s essentially a two-in-one camera that can be used to take pictures and videos anywhere and is easy to lug around thanks to only weighing two pounds. You can buy the RX10 IV for $1,699.99 this October. And if you can’t wait that long or don’t want to invest in a high-end camera that can take video, you can always go instant.