I have just uploaded to YouTube a short video that illustrates one possibly confusing point about the minimum focus distance of the Sony DSC-RX10 IV camera. Specifically, that minimum distance is longer in the middle of the camera’s zoom range than it is at either the wide-angle or telephoto end of the zoom range. I came across this fact while writing my recent book, Photographer’s Guide to the Sony DSC-RX10 IV, and I thought it was worthwhile to post a video that shows how this fact affects the camera’s focusing behavior.
Here is the link to the video:
After publishing Photographer’s Guide to the Sony DSC-RX10 IV, I wanted to make a short video showing several of the accessories for the camera that are discussed in that book. You can get a better idea of how they look and how they work with the camera in a video, where you can see the items from different angles, and actually working in some cases. This video is a supplement to my earlier video on accessories for the RX10 III. I did not include any of the accessories from the earlier video in the new one, so, if you want to see a wider range of accessories for the RX10 IV, check out both videos. The video on accessories for the RX10 III camera is available at https://youtu.be/q2kr8CBYDOQ.
The link to the video on accessories for the RX10 IV is below.
As of today, the newest camera guide book from White Knight Press, Photographer’s Guide to the Sony DSC-RX10 IV, is available for purchase in a paperback edition. This version of the book is 8.5 by 11 inches (216 by 280mm) in size, and has 269 pages of content, including more than 500 full-color images and illustrations. It has a full index and table of contents. The printed book, which is available for $29.95 in the U.S., includes the same information contained in the PDF and ebook versions, which are available for purchase through this website as well as through online sellers such as Amazon.com, the Google Play Store, Kobo Books, the iTunes Store, and others.
For more information or to purchase the book, please see the title’s main information page at this site.
I am in the process of finishing my guide book for the Sony DSC-RX10 IV camera, which I hope to have published by mid-December. Today I checked to see how well the camera does at taking infrared photos using a Hoya R72 infrared filter. (The camera uses a 72mm filter, by the way, coincidentally the same number as the filter number.)
Of course, the camera is not designed for infrared photography, so you need to use long shutter speeds to let enough infrared light in through the dark red filter. So, this type of photography is really only suited for stationary subjects such as landscapes. It works best with green trees, grass, and the like, along with blue skies and clouds. But my tests showed that the camera can take this sort of infrared photograph. I am posting an example here, which is also included in my upcoming book. This image was taken in Manual exposure mode with a shutter speed of 4 seconds at f/5.6 and ISO manually set at 1250.