Xperia 1 IV | 4K HDR 120fps video recording with a 4K HDR OLED display

Xperia 1 IV

Xperia 1 IV smartphone with Sony Alpha camera and lenses in the background

Professional technology from Alpha cameras

The Xperia 1 IV was co-developed with the engineers behind the latest Alpha 1 series cameras, renowned for their industry-leading autofocus technology, and with input from professional photographers, who helped tune the technology and refine the photographic experience and results. And just as Alpha photographers expect the same performance in any lens, so the Xperia 1 IV offers the same AF capabilities across all its lenses. 

Real-time Eye AF on all lenses

Real-time Eye AF on all lenses lets you take stunning portraits, whether you're photographing people or animals. Even if your subject is on the move or one eye is covered, you'll capture memorable images full of energy and expression. 
Portrait of a gymnast taken with 125mm lens - a green square over one of his eyes represents Real-time Eye AF
Portrait of a gymnast taken with 125mm lens - a green square over one of his eyes represents Real-time Eye AF

Up to 20fps AF/AE HDR burst shooting, whichever lens you choose0

The Xperia 1 IV offers the same incredibly fast performance across all lenses.0Whichever one you choose, you can capture up to 20fps continuous burst shooting, complete with autofocus and auto exposure. And you can take stunning images in any lighting conditions with HDR (High Dynamic Range) for the richest colour and contrast.
Low-light portrait of a woman in a red dress with a cityscape in the background

What makes the Xperia 1 IV so fast?

Three key features contribute to the breathtaking speed of the Xperia 1 IV camera – a 120fps read-out sensor, up to 60fps AF/AE calculations, and AI subject detection.
Exploded view of the image sensors and lenses on the Xperia 1 IV

120fps read-out sensor on all lenses0

All the image sensors on the Xperia 1 IV boast an incredible read-out speed of up 120 frames per second, so you get the same fast performance with every lens.0 1
A sequence of 60fps images of a woman in a red dress - one particular image stands out from the rest

Up to 60fps continuous AF/AE calculations on all lenses0 1

The Xperia 1 IV continuously calculates autofocus and exposure up to 60 times per second.0 And with new algorithms for AF precision and performance, you'll get clear, in-focus shots of even fast-moving scenes on all lenses.



A leaping dancer in a red dress against a vast cityscape - a cluster of 9 green squares shows AI subject detection

Always focused, just hold the camera towards the subject

Sony AI algorithms automatically detect the subject as the user intended. Combined with Sony's unique AF tracking and focus accuracy, the subject is always in focus0. The main (24mm) sensor also includes an array of 247 phase-detect focus points, covering nearly 70% of the frame, for incredibly fast, precise focus.


Real-time Tracking on all lenses 

When you're trying to photograph a subject that won't stay still, a little assistance is always welcome – so the Xperia 1 IV features Real-time Tracking on all lenses. 
Dynamic image of a  tumbling gymnast - a green square represents Real-time Tracking

Keep fast-moving subjects in focus

Now you can keep the most challenging moving subjects in precise focus. Using AI and a 3D iToF sensor to measure distance, Real-time Tracking0 can accurately detect and focus on a subject, then keep on tracking it even if it temporarily moves outside the frame. To specify your subject, simply touch it on the Xperia 1 IV display. It works for all lenses.1


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Speed meets artificial intelligence

Working in real-time, the AI recognition algorithm efficiently processes a huge amount of data from the image sensor relating to colour, pattern, distance, face and eye for highly accurate results.

[1] Face AI [2] Eye AI [3] Colour [4] Pattern [5] Distance [6] Real-time processing

True optical zoom lens with no image degradation

With true 85-125mm optical zoom, the Xperia 1 IV offers images free of digital degradation between 85mm-125mm. Combined with optical stabilisation and Real-time Eye AF and tracking, it's ideal for portraits with optical bokeh. 


A brief explanation and demonstration of the optical zoom

100mm shot of a woman dressed in red surrounded by red flowers
85mm shot of a woman dressed in red surrounded by red flowers
125mm shot of a woman dressed in red surrounded by red flowers

Three versatile lenses, including new telephoto with true optical zoom

The Xperia 1 IV gives you a choice of three lenses – 16mm ultra-wide, 24mm wide, and 85-125mm telephoto with true optical zoom – with the same fast speed and AF capabilities in all lenses. Like an Alpha camera, when you change lens the AF speed stays the same.
Exploded view of the three camera lenses on the Xperia 1 IV
Low-light 125mm telephoto portrait of a woman dressed in red with a cityscape in the background
85mm telephoto shot of a black dog leaping
24mm wide shot of a gymnast performing a floor routine

Outstanding ZEISS quality in your Xperia

ZEISS optics calibrated specifically for your Xperia smartphone. The ZEISS T* coating contributes to exquisite rendering and contrast by reducing reflections.
Logo for ZEISS
Close-up of triple lens camera on Xperia 1 IV showing logo for ZEISS T* coating

Photos with less noise in low light

Even in low light shooting situations, you'll enjoy high quality results with the Xperia 1 IV.
Low-light image of a caver exploring a large cavern

Great results in challenging lighting conditions

The Xperia 1 IV has a large sensor0 to capture more light, and BIONZ X™ for mobile to deliver outstanding results in all lighting conditions.



Image comparing a 1/2.6" image sensor with a larger 1/1.7" image sensor, plus logos for Exmor RS™ for mobile and Bionz X™ for mobile

Get more clarity from a large sensor0

Our 1/1.7" Exmor RS™ image sensor has larger pixels, which receive more light for better image quality.


Logo for BIONZ X™ for mobile

Better light sensitivity with BIONZ X™ for mobile engine

The BIONZ X™ for mobile engine has a unique algorithm developed by Sony, for increased light sensitivity and images with less noise. 


Accurate colours and quality

With the Xperia 1 IV, white balance and digital zoom are enhanced by computational photography to improve quality and deliver beautiful results.
Split screen image of a bright pink flower showing how colour can be corrected

Faithful colour reproduction

At Sony, we want you to capture the true colours of the world as your eyes see them. So the Xperia 1 IV uses AI (Artificial Intelligence) white balance based on a huge database of images and an RGB IR (Infrared) sensor to capture and correct colours under any lighting conditions, and deliver true to life results.0



A bright orange and red big wheel against a cloudy sky

Digital zoom with uncompromising image quality

Unlike conventional digital zoom, which compromises image quality, the Xperia 1 IV features AI super resolution zoom, which uses Sony's AI processing to restore detail and definition to your pictures.0


Discover Photography Pro – inspired by Alpha 

With Photography Pro on the Xperia 1 IV you'll find controls usually found on professional cameras. Using an interface inspired by Alpha cameras, you can choose manual controls or automatic settings and shoot in RAW. You can also enjoy new Basic mode for effortless shooting. 
A Sony Alpha camera alongside an Xperia 1 IV, both showing Manual mode interface

Complete creative control

If you've got a particular shot or effect in mind, Manual mode lets you fine-tune settings to suit your requirements. Just like a professional camera, you can adjust ISO, shutter speed, white balance and more.


A leaping dancer in a red dress

Professional editing

The Xperia 1 IV lets you shoot in RAW format, which means you have all the original image data at your disposal. Unlike compressed image files like JPEGs, this gives you total control over the final results when it comes to editing and processing your shots.


Dedicated shutter button

A dedicated ergonomic shutter button, with an embossed finish for enhanced usability, gives the Xperia 1 IV that professional camera feel.
Detail showing the dedicated shutter button on the Xperia 1 IV

Use your Xperia to control your Alpha camera

The Xperia 1 IV is the perfect companion for Sony's Alpha cameras. Use it both as a separate display and as a remote control to adjust your settings and take photos wirelessly using the Imaging Edge™ Mobile app.
Logo for Imaging Edge
Detail showing the dedicated shutter button on the Xperia 1 IV

Improved 12MP front camera

An improved front camera with a larger image sensor gives you even more creative options.
A woman and child smiling at the camera

Outstanding low light images 

The new front camera takes even better pictures in low light thanks to a new front camera sensor that´s bigger than the previous model's. 


Image comparing the front camera image sensor on the Xperia 1 IV with the smaller sensor on the previous model

Larger image sensor captures more detail

The front camera features a larger image sensor to capture more light and image quality, yet the size of the device is unaffected.

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Keep shooting in tough conditions

The Xperia 1 IV has IP65/68 water and dust resistance,0 so you can take pictures in a variety of locations and weather conditions, worry-free.
Xperia 1 IV with droplets of water on it