Sony RX10iv for Point and Shoot Nature Photography Guide

I have completed my Guide to using the Sony RX10iv for Point and Shoot Nature Photography. You can download it below. 

And, if you enjoy the booklet and would like to contribute to my Sony RX10v fund (if and when), click here: to go to my PayPal page. 🙂 No contribution is necessary, but all contributions are appreciated. 

15 thoughts on “Sony RX10iv for Point and Shoot Nature Photography Guide”

  1. Excellent book Steve. I did find two typos that I thought you might want to correct. Page 17 in the Focus area paragraph, you had “tacking”. I think you meant “tracking”
    And on Page 18 in the creative style paragraph, you referred to “waste” where I believe you really wanted “waist”.

    It was a great read, and I am going to definitely try out some of your suggested settings.
    Thanks so much for doing this.

  2. Wonderful resource. I purchased your general P&S Nature book, and was hoping you’d release something specific to the RX10iv…the recommended settings are very helpful to those of us just beginning to learn about this camera. Thanks again!

    PS One other minor correction…I believe you mean ‘patent’ and not ‘patient’ near the end where you’re discussing the beanbag monopod, etc. 🙂

  3. I have read your Sony RX10 iv article and it’s so clear and informative! I have highlighted all over it. I just got the camera. I don’t have an account with Paypal, so how else can I send you a donation? I’d be happy to do that.

    I just got your Point & Shoot book, and it’s terrific. Detailed explanations of why each setting is recommended. This is the first time I’ve read so much about the camera I’m using.

    Also, sorry you won’t be at the Florida Birding Festival. (I was going to sign up for your classes). Ever do anything in the Everglades?

    Anyway, thank you for all you do.

  4. This is just what I’ve needed–specific settings for the type of photography I like to do and much better than another e-book I have that doesn’t go into the settings detail. Thank you so much

  5. Thank you so much for your blog and the excellent guide to the SONY RX10M4 both of which have been a great help in providing the best settings for nature photography. I’ve found the refinements you have made over the past year or so, based on your travels, have been particularly beneficial. I’ve had real difficulty using PayPal to make a donation. Have you any other suggestions?
    Best wishes

    1. If Paypal is not working for you, don’t worry about it. I am happy to be of help to anyone using my favorite camera. I do have a book on, Point and Shoot Nature Photography which might be helpful to you. It is not specific to the Sony RX10IV, but has lots of useful information on composition and post processing. 🙂

  6. Hi Stephen, thank you for being so understanding. I had already purchased your book and found it very useful. I’m in my mid-70’s and, whilst I’ve tried to follow the Sony manual, without much joy. Your guidance specifically addressing my passion for wildlife has meant that I’m now taking photos that I’m really proud of. Thank you so much as until I happened upon the PSNP web-site I was about to give up
    Best wishes

  7. Hi Stephen,

    I first downloaded a copy of your booklet this time last year just before heading off on a trip to Colombia with my brand new RX10 iv. I read it on the plane on the way out from the UK and by the time I arrived, had set up my camera ready for action. It still took me a while to get comfortable with the camera, but I have no doubt my pictures are much better than they would have been as a result of your settings.

    I’ve just downloaded the newest version and see you now have your name on the cover, but I’m sure you didn’t mean to describe yourself as ‘The Point and SHOT Nature Photographer’. (Damn typos).

    Great book though.

  8. Thank you so much for this information! I just ordered the RX10iv and this is exactly what I needed. Blessings to you for sharing your amazing images and the time you spend teaching us to capture the beauty of the wild things.

  9. Thank you so much for this information! I just ordered the RX10iv and this is exactly what I needed. Blessings to you for sharing your amazing images and for the time you spend teaching us to capture the beauty of the wild things.

  10. On page 15 setting 2 it references ISO Minimum SS: Set to Fast.

    I don’t have that option; I have “Standard” and then all the actual values.

    1. Check your menu again. Note the little arrows next to “standard”. In the Sony world those mean that there are other choices for that item which you access using the left and right edges of the control wheel on the back of the camera. 🙂

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