Battery life is OK but not fantastic. There are cheap third party batteries available and I would recommend getting a couple.
I got one of those.Another one for definitely get an external charger and batteries. I have 4 spare but I would admit to being paranoid. I got two of these. https://smile.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B06XHFNRZV/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I guess it depends on what your girlfriend wants/expects from her photography. I am someone who started off many years ago with a film SLR. I've had a couple of DSLRs, a couple of micro four thirds cameras and a couple of Panasonic bridge cameras, and now, finally, the Sony RX10 IV.Thanks guys!! So what's the overall feeling for the camera...girlf doesn't like the thought of lugging a set up like mine around for too long 😂
She'll certainly notice a big improvement in image quality, although it's worth noting that the Sony's sensor, while bigger than most bridge cameras, is still only 1 inch, so it isn't brilliant in low light. But as an overall package, in terms of image quality, autofocus, versatility and portability, I think the Sony is excellent.Cheers Mal, she has the sx60 at the moment but just doesn't really like the end results, especially in lower light conditions etc. Hoping she'll choose this as seems a good stop-gap between hers and a dslr rig 👍🙂