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Sony ILCE-QX1
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Sony ILCE-QX1 Digital Camera

20.1MP CMOS 2x Sep 2014
Megapixel Count Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
The new lens-style camera captures images that are usually only possible with an interchangeable-lens camera. Thanks to a 20.1MP Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor, you can capture striking detail with... More
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16 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

Camera expert review site Ephotozine scored this camera 70%.

Sony Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Digital cameras manufactured by Sony have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all digital cameras (not just digital cameras) and found that Sony also has good ratings across its entire range.

Good Size

One customer said that it was compact. Ephotozine.com mentioned on Ephotozine “The Sony Alpha QX1 is a compact system camera, with an APS-C sensor”.

Robust

One Sony ILCE-QX1 owner mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was strong and durable. Last year Ephotozine said in their review “Small and sturdy”.

Good Quality Pictures

One Sony ILCE-QX1 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the product was able to produce good images. Ephotozine mentioned “Proven image processor” in their review and gave it a rating of 70 out of 100.

Supports WiFi Connectivity

The ILCE-QX1 supports WiFi connectivity, unlike most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago which do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras which support WiFi connectivity and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-QX30 is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The ILCE-QX1 has a built-in flash, unlike most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the ILCE-QX1 which do not have a built-in flash.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The ILCE-QX1 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the ILCE-QX1 do not have an image stabiliser.

Alternative cameras with an image stabiliser currently available which you might also want to look at include the Sony DSC-QX30 which has better reviews.

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Fairly High Megapixel Count

The ILCE-QX1 has one of the higher megapixel counts (20.1 megapixels) amongst cameras of this age. The megapixel counts of digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago range from 1.3MP to 21MP.

If this Sony digital camera megapixel count is too low for you then you might also want to look at the Sony DSC-QX30 (20.4MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Maximum Aperture

When compared to other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the ILCE-QX1, the ILCE-QX1's maximum aperture of 36 is one of the smallest. The average maximum aperture of cameras that have been available for around the same time as the ILCE-QX1 is 15, and the maximum apertures range from 5.9 to 36.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

With a closest focusing distance of only 0.25 meters, the ILCE-QX1 has a quite small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the ILCE-QX1. Across all the cameras that were released more than two years ago the closest focusing distances range from 0.25m to 0.6m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.36m.

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Has Seven White Balance Modes

The ILCE-QX1 has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on cameras of a similar age and spec to the ILCE-QX1. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this Sony camera.

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Very Many Total Megapixel Count

With a total megapixel count of 20.4 megapixels, the Sony ILCE-QX1 has one of the most total megapixel counts amongst digital cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago the total megapixel counts range from 16MP to 21MP.

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Features Three Auto Focus

The ILCE-QX1 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it. The most commonly featured auto focus is Centre weighted Auto Focus, but this auto focus is not featured on this Sony camera. The auto focus Contrast Detection Auto Focus, Face detection and Single Auto Focus are also featured on this Sony digital camera.

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MP4 Video Format

This digital camera supports an AVC|H.264|MP4 video format, which is the most commonly supported video format on cameras of this age and type.

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Very Narrow

With a width of only 74 millimeters, the ILCE-QX1 is quite narrow compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the ILCE-QX1. The average width of cameras that are a comparable age to the ILCE-QX1 is 140mm.

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11 Reasons Against

Poor Connectivity

One person concluded that the Sony ILCE-QX1 was not wifi compatible. Ephotozine wrote in their Sony ILCE-QX1 review “WiFi connection adds delay” however despite that they still rated the Sony ILCE-QX1 70 out of 100.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most digital cameras that came out more than two years ago do not support Full HD video. The ILCE-QX1 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a Full HD video and we think the Sony DSC-QX30 is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The Sony ILCE-QX1 does not support video recording. Most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as the ILCE-QX1 also do not support video recording.

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Not Waterproof

The ILCE-QX1 is not waterproof. Most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the ILCE-QX1 are also not waterproof.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Sony ILCE-QX1 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the ILCE-QX1 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The ILCE-QX1 does not have a GPS, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the ILCE-QX1 also do not have a GPS.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

Across all the cameras of this spec and age the digital zooms range from 2x to 10x. The Sony ILCE-QX1 has one of the smaller digital zooms (only 2 times zoom factor) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

The shortest maximum focal length of cameras of this spec and age is 75mm, the longest is 1,100mm, and the average maximum focal length is 430mm. The ILCE-QX1 has a fairly short maximum focal length (only 75 millimeters) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the ILCE-QX1.

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Very Low Lens Magnification Ratio

At only 0.215 times zoom factor, the Sony ILCE-QX1 has a quite low lens magnification ratio compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the ILCE-QX1. Across all the similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the ILCE-QX1 the lens magnification ratios range from 0.21x to 1.4x.

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Only Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto focus, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The ILCE-QX1 has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. The most frequently supported image format is EXIF, but this image format is not supported by this camera. The image formats JPG are also supported by this Sony camera.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony ILCE-QX1

Released Over Two Years Ago

This digital camera has been on the market for over two years.

Average Weight

The Sony ILCE-QX1 has a pretty standard weight (158 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the ILCE-QX1.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available that you might want to consider including the Sony DSC-QX30 which has better reviews.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Total Megapixel Count
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Format
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Lens Mount Interface
Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Auto Focus Point
Focus
Light Exposure
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Sync-Speed
Video
Video Format
HD Type
Audio
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Viewfinder
Lens Magnification Ratio
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Camera File System
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Lens Weight
Lens Length
Lens Diameter
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Maximum Battery Life
Shot Per Battery Charge
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Networking
Other Features
Aspect Ratio
Technical Details

Expert Reviews

(1)
30 November 2015

Specifications...

Small and sturdy
Hasslefree pairing with NFC phones
DSLR photo quality
Compact
APS
Can be awkward in your hand
Needs a smartphone for image composition
Wi
Fi connection adds delay
No grip on the body

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 10 December 2014 by Bgold

Basically the camera claims to have manual control but what it means is you can selectively control one or two features at a time. There is no full manual mode and almost zero manual control while... Read more…

Easy to Use
Good in Low Light
Small Compact
Good Battery Life
Great Resolution
Lag Shutter Delay
No Viewfinder
Viewfinder

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ilceqx1, ilceqx1l, ilceqx1bce7
Barcodes 04056572580699, 04905524988307, 04905524989632, 05013493253018, 05013493253025

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