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Some Sony DSC-QX100 owners reckoned that the product was able to produce good images. A. Scott mentioned “The I have to say that when it takes photos the quality is excellent” but only rated the Sony DSC-QX100 2 stars. Amazon Customer scored the product 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital cameras on Amazon “This camera is brilliant quality and takes high quality photos”. Three years ago Anne mentioned in her review of this digital cameras “I love sharing my photos on Instagram.”.
Some Sony DSC-QX100 owners said in their reviews that the Sony DSC-QX100 had a good picture resolution. Anne wrote three years ago “It can produce similar results in certain shooting situations” in her review and rated it 80 out of 100. Anne also said “I was pleasantly surprised by how quickly the software worked whilst taking such high resolution photos.- The lens doesn't need to be attached to the phone to shoot”. Mykeyreviews mentioned in their review “*You only need a memory card if you wish to save the full resolution photo to the camera, if you don't have one inserted”.
Three customers who bought it considered that it had a good image sensor. Paul Waby rated the product 5 stars and he wrote in his review of this digital cameras on Amazon “Your are getting a large sensor and high quality lens, normally reserved for top end”. Expert review site Wired.com wrote “Around half the price of the RX100 II, which has the same sensor, lens”.
One person who bought the Sony DSC-QX100 considered that it was good in low light. Reviewser mentioned three years ago “Low light performance is good” nonetheless only rated the product 3 stars.
Good Product Quality
Some Sony DSC-QX100 reviewers concluded that the Sony DSC-QX100 was good quality. A. Scott said in their Sony DSC-QX100 review on Amazon “I was really looking forward to getting this and the I have to say that when it takes photos the quality is excellent”. Amazon Customer scored the product 99 out of 100 and said in their review of this digital cameras “This camera is brilliant quality and takes high quality photos”. Anne wrote three years ago “Image quality is absolutely fantastic, even in poor light” in her review.
Good Quality Lens
Several Sony DSC-QX100 reviewers agreed that it had a good lens. Three years ago Anne gave the Sony DSC-QX100 a score of 80 out of 100 and she said “I was pleasantly surprised by how quickly the software worked whilst taking such high resolution photos.- The lens doesn't need to be attached to the phone to shoot” in her Sony DSC-QX100 review. Anne also mentioned “This is a powerful lens with a very wide aperture - it packs much more of a punch than any camera you'd find on a smartphone”. Col White said on Amazon in September last year “A great compact lens” in their Sony DSC-QX100 review and rated it 5 stars.
One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good zoom. Reviewser mentioned on Amazon “The lens allows a good level of zoom and it is sharp as tack” yet only scored it 60 out of 100. One customer mentioned in their reviews that it had a good autofocus. Reviewser mentioned in their Sony DSC-QX100 review on Amazon “Focusing is fast and accurate”.
Some Sony DSC-QX100 owners said in their reviews that this digital cameras was compact. Chris Hoare wrote in his Sony DSC-QX100 review on Amazon “Compact camera's have had the same rectangular shape for decades now” but only gave it a rating of 60 out of 100. Col White said “A great compact lens” in their review. Col White also mentioned “A great compact camera lens that has added a more "professional style" to my family snaps”.
One customer who bought the Sony DSC-QX100 thought it was tight. Videomaker.com said “The ability to have a remote-controlled camera small enough to fit in tight spaces is a rare thing” in their review of the Sony DSC-QX100. One person who bought it thought it was easy to carry around. Michael Murphy gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and he wrote in his review of the Sony DSC-QX100 “The camera is light and easy to use”.
A number of Sony DSC-QX100 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the Sony DSC-QX100 was well made. Three years ago Reviewser mentioned “Then clip the 'lens' to your phone using the super sturdy clip it has built in (I really like this part) it is brilliantly designed” but even so only rated it 60 out of 100. Reviewser also mentioned “Then ruined it with a shoddy app! This camera has the same electronics as the so this has some seriously solid foundations”. Tech 2.0 mentioned in their review on Amazon three years ago “It is solid and very well built, as I have come to expect from Sony”.
Two people who reviewed this digital cameras concluded that it was easy to damage or scratch.
One Sony DSC-QX100 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this digital cameras was strong and durable. D P Atkinson said on Amazon “A range of other Sony products - they just have not put enough into making the product work consistently, in a robust way” in their review of the Sony DSC-QX100.
Owner Reviews Are Average
This Sony camera has an average owner rating of 72 out of 100 based on 80 owner reviews.
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A few Sony DSC-QX100 owners wrote in their reviews that this digital cameras was good looking. Chris Hoare said “IPhone 4s On the iPhone the app is pretty good; with a manageable couple of second lag when moving the lens about;” in his review of this digital cameras. Dan Pearce mentioned “Produces some really beautiful shots”. Michael Murphy said “Image quality is pretty good, especially during the day” in his review of this digital cameras and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100.
One Sony DSC-QX100 owner said in their reviews that it was a good design. Pcmag.com wrote in their review on expert review site PC Mag two years ago “The Sony Cyber-shot DCS-QX100 is an example of a bold design as a smartphone add-on lens.”.
Several Sony DSC-QX100 owners wrote in their reviews that it was wifi compatible. Anne said “It's so easy to wirelessly transfer the photos to your phone, tablet or computer” in her review of the Sony DSC-QX100. Christtt mentioned in their Sony DSC-QX100 review on Amazon two years ago “The software seems to work OK, as does the Wifi”.
One person thought the product had network functionality. Michael Murphy rated it 80 out of 100 and he said in his Sony DSC-QX100 review “Publish the images to your favourite social network sites on the go”. One Sony DSC-QX100 reviewer who purchased it reckoned that it was good in terms of USB connections.
Easy to Use
Some customers considered that this digital cameras was easy to use. Three years ago Fleshzombie said in their Sony DSC-QX100 review “The practical elements of forming”. Michael Murphy said also three years ago “The camera is light and easy to use” in his review of the Sony DSC-QX100. Michael Murphy also wrote “The handy phone mount that comes with the camera allows you to easily connect the camera to your phone so that you can use it like a regular camera”.
Sony Has Good Digital Camera Reviews
Sony is one of the better rated camera brands according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Sony also has good ratings for its compact cameras.
Good Screen / Viewfinder
Several Sony DSC-QX100 owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good screen. Tech 2.0 and wrote in their Sony DSC-QX100 review “The RX100 has it's own screen, better control”. Ephotozine.com and wrote on expert review site Ephotozine “It's basically a compact camera without a screen”.
One person mentioned in their reviews that this digital cameras was mirrorless. Brisbanetimes.com.au mentioned “So right now the company offers the best mirrorless cameras - the a7 twins -” in their review of this digital cameras.
Good Battery Life
A few customers reckoned that it had a good battery life. Christtt wrote “The only downside so far is charging it”. Fleshzombie mentioned in their review of this digital cameras “Another concern is battery life”. Fleshzombie also mentioned “To make a compact device the battery is tiny and forming a wifi bond to your android or ios device seems to drain it all too rapidly”.
Good Video Capture
Several Sony DSC-QX100 reviewers who reviewed it thought it was good for video recording. Reviewser said “Video is very good”. Two years ago Ausdroid.net said “Overall the QX100 is a great compact lens-style camera which is capable of taking high quality photos and videos, while being controlled by any Android or iOS Smartphones” in their review. Expert website Lowyat.net mentioned in their review three years ago “Weeks later, more leaks made their way to the internet including a promo video and a full spec sheet that left me in aw”.
Good Technical Features
One person who bought this digital cameras considered that it had good features. Three years ago Chris Hoare wrote on Amazon “The features of both applications seem to be the same; the build quality not so much” but despite that only gave the product a score of 3 stars.
Supports WiFi Connectivity
The DSC-QX100 supports WiFi connectivity. Most of the other compact cameras that came out more than two years ago do not support WiFi connectivity.
The DSC-QX100 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including the Ricoh WG-4 ($260.84), the Canon IXUS 510 HS, or the Casio Exilim EX-ZR800 ($207.00) which has a better Rating.
Fairly High Megapixel Count
With a megapixel count of 20.9 megapixels, the Sony DSC-QX100 has a quite high megapixel count compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-QX100. Across all the digital cameras of this spec and age the megapixel counts range from 10MP to 25MP.
Supports One Camera File System
The number of camera file systems supported by the DSC-QX100 is more than most digital cameras of this age and spec. The most commonly supported camera file system is Exif 2.3, but this camera file system is not supported by this camera. The camera file systems DCF|DPOF|MPF are also supported by this Sony camera.
Quite High Maximum ISO Speed
The DSC-QX100 has a fairly high maximum ISO speed (25,600) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-QX100. The lowest maximum ISO speed of digital cameras of this spec and age is 3,200 and the highest is 26,000.
Four Aspheric Elements
The DSC-QX100 is a four aspheric element camera. Most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-QX100 have between three and four aspheric elements.
5472 X 3648 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution
This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 5472 x 3648 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras of this spec and age.
Has One Light Exposure Mode
The number of light exposure modes found on the DSC-QX100 is more than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. The most frequently found light exposure mode is Auto, but this light exposure mode is not found on this Sony camera. The light exposure modes Aperture priority AE are also found on this camera.
± 3EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction
The Sony DSC-QX100 has a wider light exposure correction than most cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, whereas most compact cameras that were released more than two years ago have a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.
A ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is actually the best light exposure correction amongst all similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years.
The worst light exposure correction across comparable types of camera is ± 2EV (1/3EV step).
Supports One ISO Speed
The DSC-QX100 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras of this age and type. The most frequently supported ISO speed is 3,200, but this ISO speed is not supported by this camera. The ISO speeds 160|3200|6400|25600 are also supported by this digital camera.
Quite Small Minimum Aperture
The minimum apertures of compact cameras that came out more than two years ago range from 1.8 to 4.5, and the average minimum aperture is 2.6. At only 1.8, the Sony DSC-QX100 has a fairly small minimum aperture compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the DSC-QX100.
Digital cameras of this age and spec have weights of between 90g and 560g. The DSC-QX100 is fairly light (only 90 grams) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-QX100.
The narrowest compact camera that has been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-QX100 is 62mm wide and the widest is 140mm. When compared to other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago that we have checked, the Sony DSC-QX100's width of only 62.5 millimeters is one of the narrowest.
Seven customers thought the product did not have good technical guidance. Anne wrote on Amazon “Though I was intitally alarmed by the lack of instructions, set up is very easy” however despite that gave the product a score of 4 stars. Chris Hoare and he wrote on Amazon “On both apps you only have limited camera controls - there isn't much of a manual so I have no idea the difference between iAuto” in his Sony DSC-QX100 review. Chris Hoare also said “Given the canvass the 1080p screen on the S4 offers its a shame that there aren't more manual mode options - only Program Auto”.
Does Not Support Video Recording
Like most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age, the DSC-QX100 does not support video recording.
We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a video recording and we think the IXUS 510 HS, or the PowerShot G15 ($553.50) both from Canon or the Casio Exilim EX-ZR400 ($210.00) which is also higher rated is also worth considering.
Does Not Have a GPS
Most compact cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-QX100 do not have a GPS. The Sony DSC-QX100 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.
Most digital cameras of this spec and age are not 3D compatible. The Sony DSC-QX100 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
Like most of the other cameras of this age and type, the Sony DSC-QX100 is not waterproof.
If you are looking for a camera that is waterproof then you might want to look at the Stylus TG-3 ($359.00), or the Stylus TG-2 ($489.00) both from Olympus or the Ricoh WG-4 ($260.84) which is also higher rated.
Very Small Optical Zoom
At only 3.6 times zoom factor, the DSC-QX100 has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-QX100. The smallest optical zoom of digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the DSC-QX100 is 2x, the biggest is 30x, and the average optical zoom is 8.8x.
If this compact camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Stylus TG-3 ($359.00) (4x), or the Stylus TG-2 ($489.00) (4x) both from Olympus or the Ricoh WG-4 ($260.84) (4x) which also has a higher rating.
Quite Big Maximum Aperture
The DSC-QX100 has one of the bigger maximum apertures (only 1.8) amongst compact cameras of this age. The average maximum aperture of cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-QX100 is 7.4, and the maximum apertures range from 1.8 to 22.
Only Supports One Image Format
The DSC-QX100 has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of this spec and age. The most frequently supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this camera. The image formats JPEG XR are also supported by this digital camera.
Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length
The average minimum focal length of compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 26mm. The Sony DSC-QX100 has one of the longer minimum focal lengths (28 millimeters) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.
Very Big Minimum ISO Speed
With a minimum ISO speed of 160, the DSC-QX100 has one of the bigger minimum ISO speed amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras of this type and age the minimum ISO speed range from 64 to 200.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
Sony released the DSC-QX100 over two years ago.
MS Micro (M2) Memory Card
The DSC-QX100 supports a better memory card type than most compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera supports an MS Micro (M2) memory card, whereas most digital cameras that are a similar age to it support an SD memory card.
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