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Sony DSC-QX100 Smartphone Attachable Camera

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We've given the Sony QX100 a grade of B.
This product is ranked
26th of 28 in Ultra Compact Digital Cameras
43rd of 46 in Sony Digital Cameras
65th of 68 in Over 16 Megapixels Digital Cameras
33rd of 33 in $400 - $600

Editor's Review

It's no secret that smartphones have been threatening camera sales, but Sony has decided to embrace it by designing a camera specifically for smartphone photography. Essentially, the QX100 is a complete digital camera--minus the screen. The sensor and lens combo attaches to a smartphone and communicates with it using wi-fi (or Near Field Communication if the phone also happens to be a Sony). The entire user interface (i.e. navigating the menu) is on your phone. But the perk to smartphone photography is always having your camera with you, and while the QX100 is small, it's probably not a good idea to keep it in your pocket. And since everything is controlled through a wi-fi connection, the camera isn't particularly fast and only shoots at 1 fps. The ultimate reason to look into the QX100, though, is that it features the same large sensor and fast lens as the popular RX100--for about $200 less. There are several features, like RAW, manual modes and built-in flash, offered on the RX100 that are not part of the QX100 however. And with the absence of those features, only one manual mode and no manual ISO adjustment, most users would be happier picking up a wi-fi-enabled advanced compact with more control. If we graded this camera just on innovation, the sensor and the lens, it'd have an A+, but the lack of manual controls and custom shooting options is a big downside.

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Specifications

  • 20 megapixel 1" sensor
  • Fast f1.8 lens
  • Attaches to a smartphone
  • NFC/Wi-Fi
  • Compatible with most Android and iOS smartphones
  • Aperture priority and auto modes
  • No built-in flash
  • No manual sensitivity (ISO) control
  • 1 fps burst shooting
  • Part Number: DSCQX100
  • UPC: 027242872011
  • Release Date: Sep 25, 2013

Sony DSC-QX100 Smartphone Attachable Camera Reviews

Sony DSC-QX100 Smartphone Attachable Camera Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users

Sony has been a leader in the consumer electronics industry for the past 30 years. All Sony digital cameras reflect the company's dedication to implementing the most current technology paired with a minimal style to produce high-quality compact digital cameras for casual users, hobbyists, and even professional photographers.

Sony's Latest Innovation in the Digital Camera Field

In September 2012, Sony announced the release of its latest camera, the Cybershot DSC-RX1. According to Sony, this is the first full-frame compact digital camera available. A 24.3 megapixel full-frame sensor attached to a capable 35mm f2 lens makes this camera very desirable. This pocketable combination produces professional-quality photos in a package that's relatively small.

Two of the best Sony digital cameras of 2012 as indicated by consumer ratings include the following:

* Sony Cybershot HX30V: For excellent photos and video in a package that's compact, yet versatile, and perfect for people who love travelling, this is a great Sony digital camera. A GPS tracker, full HD video capture, and a very fast continuous burst mode make this 18.2 megapixel camera one that is heavy on extras. It's sought after for its fast performance as well.
* Sony Cybershot HX200V: This model is rated by consumers as one of Sony's best digital cameras asa result of its extremely large 35x optical zoom and fast burst mode. Without RAW capture, it's obvious that Sony is marketing this camera for a more amateur market than a lot of the competition. Sony digital camera reviews have rated the HX200's image quality as good to excellent, and video quality is one of the the finest on the market.

Reviews for most Sony cameras can be found on this site. They have a broad product line of digital cameras suitable for photographers of any skill level. No matter what Sony digital camera you choose, you will be pleased with the photos and videos you make.

We here at Digital Camera HQ offer unbiased, informative reviews and recommendations to guide you to the right camera. We're not an actual store, we're just here to help you find the perfect camera at the best price price possible by using our camera grades. We're always happy to help if you have any questions or issues.
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