I’m working on a full review for the Sony RX100 IV but I’ll share a couple of video samples shot with the camera using the SLOG2 profile in 4K and a variety of slow motion frame rates. Above, you see a run-through of ungraded and graded clips (starting with the SLOG2 LUT) for a variety of low-light scenes.
Since I was shooting at night in Times Square for most of the shots, some of these clips are at pretty high ISO settings. Some shots dip into the ISO 6400 range. Of course, you start at ISO 1600 with SLOG2, which can be tough for some daylight shots – even when using the built-in ND filter.
The SLOG2 profile on a pocket camera is pretty amazing though. There is a ton of flexibility in the files with Sony’s XAVC codec.
Sony RX100 IV Slow Motion Sample Footage
The slow motion capabilities start with 60fps and 120fps frame rates at the full 1080p resolution (complete with audio). The higher frame rates come in the RX100 IV’s HFR mode.
You get a short burst at either 240fps, 480fps or 960fps and can choose whether the camera will begin or end the burst of HFR footage when you press the record button. Setting to “Quality Priority” further limits your recording time but is really necessary to prevent further reduction of the already lower resolution video.
The camera then conforms these shots to a designated frame rate of 24p, 30p or 60p. For the shots in the sample above, I chose to conform the to 24p for the slowest motion effect possible.
I’ll have more on the Sony RX100 IV in the coming weeks. For now, you can check it out here at B&H Photo.