Sony DSC-QX100 Smartphone Attachable Compact Camera

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Key Features

  • 20.2 MP 1"-type Exmor R CMOS sensor
  • 28-100mm equivalent F1.8-4.9 Zeiss lens with OSS image stabilization (3.6x optical zoom)
  • 160-6400 ISO (expandable to 25600)
  • 1080/30p HD video (MP4 format)
  • NFC/Wi-Fi allows simple, one-touch connection with a smartphone
  • Use Apps to edit and share photos instantly online
  • Control zoom, aperture, exposure, white balance, and more with your smartphone
  • Shoot and enjoy images thru the smartphone’s large LCD screen
  • Save images on both camera and phone memory
  • Camera includes tripod mount threads and can be decoupled from smartphone
  • Compatible with iOS and Android smartphones

Product Description

The Cyber-shot DSC-QX100 is a portable 'camera unit' that clips onto your smartphone. By using Sony's PlayMemories Mobile app you have complete control over the camera, and photos you take are automatically transferred to your mobile device. The QX100 has the same 'guts' as the Sony RX100 II premium compact, complete with a 20.2 megapixel, 1-inch sensor and F1.8-4.9, 28-100mm lens, but you don't get much exposure control and you can't shoot RAW.

Specs

Body type
Body type Compact
Sensor
Max resolution 5472 x 3648
Other resolutions 3:2: 2736 x 1824; 4:3: 4864 x 3648, 2592 x 1944; 16:9: 5472 x 3080, 2720 x 1528; 1:1: 3648 x 3648, 1920 x 1920
Image ratio w:h 1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels 20 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 21 megapixels
Sensor size 1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)
Sensor type BSI-CMOS
Image
ISO 160-6400
White balance presets 8
Custom white balance No
Image stabilization Optical
Uncompressed format No
JPEG quality levels Normal
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 28–100 mm
Optical zoom 3.6×
Maximum aperture F1.8 - F4.9
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
Digital zoom No
Manual focus Yes
Macro focus range 5 cm (1.97)
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD No
Touch screen Yes (via smartphone)
Screen type Depends on connected smartphone
Live view Yes (via smartphone)
Viewfinder type None
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 4 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 sec
Aperture priority Yes
Shutter priority No
Manual exposure mode No
Subject / scene modes No
Built-in flash No
External flash No
Flash modes None
Self-timer Yes (2, 10 secs)
Metering modes
  • Multi
Exposure compensation ±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
WB Bracketing No
Videography features
Resolutions 1440 x 1080 (30 fps)
Format MPEG-4
Microphone Stereo
Speaker None
Storage
Storage types microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC, Memory Stick Micro
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI No
Wireless Built-In
Wireless notes 802.11b/g/n with NFC
Remote control Yes (via smartphone)
Physical
Environmentally sealed No
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description NP-BN, NP-BN1
Battery Life (CIPA) 200
Weight (inc. batteries) 179 g (0.39 lb / 6.31 oz)
Dimensions 63 x 63 x 56 mm (2.46 x 2.46 x 2.19)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording No
GPS None

Videos

Smartphone-attachable QX-series Cameras by Sony

Questions & Answers

QUESTION

can we flip it like qx30 to take selfies and whats its sensor size is it bigger than qx100?
khaleeq asked
24 days ago

ANSWERS

QUESTION

Range between the camera and smartphone

Has anyone tested out the maximum distance the smartphone can be away from the camera, QX100 or any  capable cameras?

jezzce asked
10 months ago

ANSWERS

QUESTION

Does QX100 have a mechanical shutter?

I can't find info on the type of shutter on these cameras. Do QX10 and QX100 have pure electronic shutters (like phone cameras) or do they have mechanical leaf shutters? If you have one, you might be able to tell by turning of the sound and hearing whether there is a shutter click when taking a pic. Thanks in advance.

zmyrna asked
1 month ago

ANSWERS

The QX100 has a leaf shutter, like the RX100 II whence its sensor and lens come. Continue Reading

burnley_ben answered
1 month ago

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