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Sony DSCQX100/B Digital Camera

20.9MP 3.6x CMOS Jan 2014
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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Robust

A few people who reviewed it reckoned that it was well made. Reviewser said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “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” yet they only rated the product 3 stars. Reviewser also wrote “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 “It is solid and very well built, as I have come to expect from Sony” in their review of this digital camera and scored the Sony DSC-QX100 80 out of 100.

Several customers concluded that it was easy to damage or scratch.

One Sony DSC-QX100 owner considered that it was strong and durable. D P Atkinson mentioned in their review “A range of other Sony products - they just have not put enough into making the product work consistently, in a robust way”.

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Good Quality Lens

A number of people who bought it agreed that it had a good lens. Three years ago Anne 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” in her review. David Evans-Teush mentioned two years ago “By seperating phone from the lens endless interesting viewing positions can be found” in his review of this digital camera. David Evans-Teush also wrote “Just one chritisism is lens has to be manually turned on by pressing button before conecting to phone for viewing”.

One Sony DSC-QX100 reviewer who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good autofocus. Reviewser wrote in their review “Focusing is fast and accurate” however despite that they gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100. One customer who bought the Sony DSC-QX100 concluded that it had a good zoom. Reviewser said on Amazon “The lens allows a good level of zoom and it is sharp as tack” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Quality Pictures

A number of Sony DSC-QX100 reviewers who purchased it wrote that it was able to produce good images. Anne said on Amazon “I love sharing my photos on Instagram.” in her review. Anne also said “Photos are sharp with a high level of detail”. Anne also said “I would recommend that if you're shooting images at full 20MP resolution that you stop the photos being saved to your phone automatically, as these are huge files”.

Some Sony DSC-QX100 owners thought it had a good picture resolution. Anne mentioned three years ago “It can produce similar results in certain shooting situations” in her review of this digital camera. 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”. Three years ago Mykeyreviews said “*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” and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

Some customers who bought the product agreed that it had a good image sensor. Paul Waby mentioned in his review of the Sony DSC-QX100 “Your are getting a large sensor and high quality lens, normally reserved for top end” and gave the Sony DSC-QX100 a very good rating. Expert review site Wired.com said “Around half the price of the RX100 II, which has the same sensor, lens” in their review.

One customer wrote in their reviews that the Sony DSC-QX100 was good in low light. Reviewser mentioned “Low light performance is good” in their review of the Sony DSC-QX100 but despite that they only gave the product a score of 3 stars.

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Good Size

Some customers who reviewed the Sony DSC-QX100 considered that it was compact. Chris Hoare mentioned on Amazon “Compact camera's have had the same rectangular shape for decades now” in his review of this digital camera but he gave it a score of 60 out of 100. In December last year Col White wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-QX100 on Amazon “A great compact lens” and rated the product 5 stars. Col White also mentioned “A great compact camera lens that has added a more "professional style" to my family snaps”.

One customer concluded that the product was easy to carry around. One Sony DSC-QX100 reviewer considered that it was tight. Expert website Videomaker.com said two years ago “The ability to have a remote-controlled camera small enough to fit in tight spaces is a rare thing” .

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Good Product Quality

Twenty-two Sony DSC-QX100 reviewers said in their reviews that this digital camera was good quality. A. Scott wrote “I was really looking forward to getting this and the I have to say that when it takes photos the quality is excellent” in their Sony DSC-QX100 review. Amazon Customer wrote “This camera is brilliant quality and takes high quality photos” and gave this digital camera an excellent review. Anne wrote in her review on Amazon three years ago “Image quality is absolutely fantastic, even in poor light”.

Good Connectivity

Several Sony DSC-QX100 owners who reviewed it mentioned that it was wifi compatible. Anne said in her Sony DSC-QX100 review on Amazon “It's so easy to wirelessly transfer the photos to your phone, tablet or computer”. Christtt scored it 4 stars and mentioned in their review of the Sony DSC-QX100 on Amazon “The software seems to work OK, as does the Wifi”.

One Sony DSC-QX100 owner wrote in their reviews that it was good in terms of USB connections. One customer thought the Sony DSC-QX100 had network functionality. Michael Murphy mentioned “Publish the images to your favourite social network sites on the go” and rated it 80 out of 100.

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Nice Design

A few Sony DSC-QX100 owners concluded that the product was good looking. Chris Hoare wrote three years ago “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 the Sony DSC-QX100. Two years ago Dan Pearce said on Amazon “Produces some really beautiful shots” in his review of the Sony DSC-QX100. Three years ago Michael Murphy mentioned “Image quality is pretty good, especially during the day” in his Sony DSC-QX100 review.

One Sony DSC-QX100 owner mentioned in their reviews that it was a good design. Two years ago Pcmag.com mentioned on expert review site PC Mag “The Sony Cyber-shot DCS-QX100 is an example of a bold design as a smartphone add-on lens.” in their review of this digital camera but despite that they only rated it 50 out of 100.

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Easy to Use

A few customers said in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Three years ago Fleshzombie mentioned on Amazon “The practical elements of forming” but they only gave it a score of 60 out of 100. Michael Murphy gave the Sony DSC-QX100 a rating of 80 out of 100 and he mentioned in the same month “The camera is light and easy to use”. Michael Murphy also mentioned “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 compact cameras have good ratings on average and across all cameras Sony is one of the better rated manufacturers.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Several people mentioned in their reviews that the Sony DSC-QX100 had a good screen. Tech 2.0 mentioned three years ago “The RX100 has it's own screen, better control” in their review. Expert website Ephotozine.com said in their Sony DSC-QX100 review “It's basically a compact camera without a screen”.

One Sony DSC-QX100 owner concluded that it was mirrorless. Expert website Brisbanetimes.com.au wrote “So right now the company offers the best mirrorless cameras - the a7 twins -” in their review of the Sony DSC-QX100.

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Good Battery Life

A few customers wrote in their reviews that it had a good battery life. Christtt wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-QX100 “The only downside so far is charging it” and rated it 80 out of 100. Fleshzombie said “Another concern is battery life” yet they only gave it a rating of 3 stars. Fleshzombie also wrote “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

A few Sony DSC-QX100 owners said in their reviews that the product was good for video recording. Reviewser wrote “Video is very good” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website Lowyat.net said in their review of this digital camera “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 Sony DSC-QX100 reviewer who reviewed the Sony DSC-QX100 reckoned that it had good features. Chris Hoare mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “The features of both applications seem to be the same; the build quality not so much” yet he rated it 3 stars.

Supports Wi-Fi

The DSCQX100/B supports wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the DSCQX100/B do not support wi-Fi.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative cameras which support wi-Fi currently available including because of it's better review score, the ST200[pl_378406_price], the Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[pl_2083466_price], or the SAMSUNG WB150F[pl_1682907_price] all from Samsung.

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Fairly High Megapixel

With a megapixel of 20.9 megapixels, the DSCQX100/B has one of the highest megapixels amongst compact cameras of this age. Digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSCQX100/B have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 46MP, and the average megapixel is 14MP.

If this compact camera digital camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might want to consider the DP1 Merrill[pl_1794258_price] (46MP), or the DP3 Merrill[pl_1904405_price] (46MP) both from Sigma which also has a higher rating.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The DSCQX100/B has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Video[plb_1829794_price], or the GE C1233[plb_1772801_price].

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Very High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The DSCQX100/B has a very high ISO sensitivity (max) (25,600) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DSCQX100/B. The average ISO sensitivity (max) of cameras of a similar age and spec to the DSCQX100/B is 4,800.

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Has Eight White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Sony DSCQX100/B is more than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This Sony digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on digital cameras of this age and spec. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this camera.

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

The DSCQX100/B has a greater number of camera file systems than most compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The most frequently supported camera file system is Exif 2.3, but this camera file system is not supported by this Sony digital camera. The camera file systems DCF, DPOF and MPF are also supported by this digital camera.

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5472 X 3648 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Sony DSCQX100/B has a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3072 pixels maximum image resolution found on most similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. Across all digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DSCQX100/B the worst image resolution is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the DSCQX100/B is more than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. The most frequently supported image formats supported is JPG, but this image formats supported is not supported by this camera. The image formats supporteds JPEG XR are also supported by this Sony camera.

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± 3EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The DSCQX100/B has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than most cameras of this spec and age. Most compact cameras that were launched around the same time as it have a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

This digital camera's light exposure correction (± 3EV (1/3EV step)) is actually the best light exposure correction across all compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

A ± 2EV (1/2EV step) light exposure correction is the worst light exposure correction amongst similar types of digital camera.

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Has One Light Exposure Modes

The Sony DSCQX100/B has a greater number of light exposure modes than most digital cameras that are a similar age to it. The most frequently found light exposure modes is Auto, but this light exposure modes is not found on this camera. The light exposure modess Aperture priority AE are also found on this Sony digital camera.

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1440 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the DSCQX100/B is 1440 x 1080 pixels. That's over five times the video resolution of the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. Across all digital cameras of this spec and age the best video resolution is 4096 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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Light

Across all the compact cameras that came out around the same time as the DSCQX100/B the weights range from 20g to 840g. When compared to other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSCQX100/B, the Sony DSCQX100/B's weight of only 90 grams is one of the lightest.

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13 Reasons Against

Poor Support

Several Sony DSC-QX100 reviewers said in their reviews that the Sony DSC-QX100 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” yet she still scored it 4 stars. Chris Hoare said “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 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 Have a Built-In Flash

The DSCQX100/B does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of this age and type do have a built-in flash.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price], or the GE C1033[plb_1772798_price] is also worth considering.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 9.3x. At only 3.6 times zoom factor, the DSCQX100/B has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DSCQX100/B.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Leica D-Lux 6[plb_1833703_price] (3.8x), or the Panasonic DMC-LX7[plb_2071996_price] (3.8x) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Most compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years do not support video capability. The DSCQX100/B is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

There are a number of other cameras which also support video capability which you might want to consider including the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price], the Sony KHX20BBGSFDI[plb_1543754_price], or the Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS[plb_1658031_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most compact cameras that are a similar age to the DSCQX100/B do not support Full HD video. The DSCQX100/B is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support Full HD video to this camera and we think the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], or the Sony DSC-HX10V/R[plb_1543755_price] is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

Most cameras of this age and spec are not 3D. The DSCQX100/B is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

If you would prefer a digital camera that is 3D then you might also want to consider the Olympus VR-360[plb_362476_price], the Panasonic DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSCQX100/B do not have a GPS (satellite). The Sony DSCQX100/B is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

There are a number of alternative cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) which you might also want to consider including the Nikon 9500[plb_1721861_price], the Samsung EK-GC100[plb_2075290_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40[plb_2046319_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The DSCQX100/B is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years are also not waterproof.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

Compact cameras that came out more than two years ago have maximum aperture numbers of between 1.8 and 87. With a maximum aperture number of only 1.8, the DSCQX100/B's maximum aperture number is one of the biggest amongst cameras of this type and age.

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Only Features One Auto Focusing (AF) Modes

The DSCQX100/B has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most digital cameras of this age and type. The most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Face detection, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this Sony digital camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Contrast Detection Auto Focus are also featured on this camera.

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Only Features One Light Metering

The number of light metering modes featured on the Sony DSCQX100/B is more than most compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The most frequently featured light metering is Centre-weighted, but this light metering is not featured on this camera. The light meterings Evaluative (Multi-pattern) are also featured on this digital camera.

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Only Supports Four ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the DSCQX100/B is more than most digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This digital camera supports a 160 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by digital cameras of this spec and age. The ISO sensitivitys "3200", "6400" and "25600" are also supported by this Sony digital camera.

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Very Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

The Sony DSCQX100/B has one of the biggest ISO sensitivity (min)s (160) amongst compact cameras of this age. The average ISO sensitivity (min) of cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSCQX100/B is 94, and the ISO sensitivity (min)s range from 10 to 200.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSCQX100/B

Released Over Three Years Ago

This compact camera digital camera was released over three years ago.

MS Micro (M2) Compatible Memory Cards

MS Micro (M2) compatible memory cards

The DSCQX100/B supports an MS Micro (M2) compatible memory cards which is better than the SD compatible memory cards supported by most similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as it. In addition, this camera support a MicroSD (TransFlash) and MicroSDHC compatible memory cards.

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MOS Sensor Type

The DSCQX100/B has a MOS sensor type which is better than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. Most compact cameras that were released more than two years ago have a CCD sensor type.

There are a number of alternative cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the D300s[pl_994_price], or the S9400[pl_1873860_price] both from Nikon or the Samsung EK-GC100[plb_2075290_price].

If the sensor type of this compact camera digital camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the Nikon 28[plb_1877145_price] (CCD and higher rated).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Number of Aspheric Elements
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
USB Version
Camera
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Voltage
Battery Level Indicator
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)

Expert Reviews

13 December 2014

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The photos look great
It'll do a much better job than your phone, especially in low light
Creative potential abounds if you use it as a disembodied lens for your phone
Around half the price of the R 100 II, which has the same sensor, lens, and image pr
Wireless live view and controls
You might as well get a good compact camera with WiFi controls instead
Just because it's small doesn't mean it's pocketfriendly
WiFi connection with a phone only works smoothly when the two devices are next to one another
The process of attaching it to
Doesn't work with phone's flash

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 8 August 2014 by Abdullah

Amazing.. i like it Please let me know if thier new update thanks sony...

It's good not great
Picture quality and zoom
Slow to pair and connect at times

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