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Sony ILCE-QX1 Digital Camera

20.1MP CMOS 2x Sep 2014
Megapixel Image Stabilizer 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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15 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

This digital camera received an expert rating of 70% from Ephotozine.

Sony Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Sony cameras have good ratings on average and across all cameras Sony is one of the superior manufacturers.

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 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”.

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.

Has an Image Stabilizer

Unlike most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age which do not have an image stabilizer, the ILCE-QX1 has an image stabilizer.

Other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might also want to look at include the Sony DSC-QX30[plb_2444747_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Unlike most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as the ILCE-QX1 which do not support wi-Fi, the ILCE-QX1 supports wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras which support wi-Fi currently available including the Sony DSC-QX30[plb_2444747_price] which has better reviews.

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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 comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago which do not have a built-in flash.

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Fairly High Megapixel

Across all the digital cameras of a similar type and age to the ILCE-QX1 the megapixels range from 1.3MP to 21MP. The ILCE-QX1 has a quite high megapixel (20.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Cameras with a higher megapixel that might also be worth considering include the Sony DSC-QX30[plb_2444747_price] (20.4MP and higher rated).

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

The closest focusing distances of comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the ILCE-QX1 range from 0.25m to 0.6m. At only 0.25 meters, the Sony ILCE-QX1 has a fairly small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Small Maximum Aperture Number

Digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the ILCE-QX1 have maximum aperture numbers of between 2 and 36, and the average maximum aperture number is 14. At 36, the ILCE-QX1 has a very small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the ILCE-QX1.

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Has Seven White Balances

The Sony ILCE-QX1 has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras that have been around for more than two years. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on cameras of a similar age and spec to the ILCE-QX1. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this Sony camera.

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Very Many Total Megapixels

Cameras that have been around for more than two years have total megapixelss of between 16MP and 21MP, and the average total megapixels is 18MP. When compared to other cameras of this age and type, the total megapixels of the Sony ILCE-QX1 of 20.4 megapixels is one of the most.

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Supports Four Camera File Systems

The Sony ILCE-QX1 has a greater number of camera file systems than most cameras that are a comparable age to it. This digital camera supports an MPF camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by cameras of this type and age. The camera file systems "DCF 2.0", "Exif 2.3" and "RAW" are also supported by this Sony digital camera.

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Features Three Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Sony ILCE-QX1 is more than most cameras that were launched around the same time as it. The most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Centre weighted Auto Focus, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this Sony digital camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Contrast Detection Auto Focus, Face detection and Single Auto Focus are also featured on this digital camera.

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10 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 Video Capability

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec, the ILCE-QX1 does not support video capability.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Sony ILCE-QX1 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as the ILCE-QX1 also do not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also support Full HD video including the Sony DSC-QX30[plb_2444747_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The ILCE-QX1 is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the ILCE-QX1 are also not waterproof.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the ILCE-QX1, the ILCE-QX1 is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the ILCE-QX1, the Sony ILCE-QX1 does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Very Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 2 times zoom factor, the Sony ILCE-QX1 has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec. The smallest digital zoom of cameras of a similar spec and age to the ILCE-QX1 is 1x, the biggest is 5x, and the average digital zoom is 3.5x.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The ILCE-QX1 has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) (only 75 millimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago. The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the ILCE-QX1 is 75mm, the longest is 1,100mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 390mm.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the ILCE-QX1 is more than most similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago. The most commonly supported image formats supported is JPEG XR, but this image formats supported is not supported by this digital camera. The image formats supporteds JPG are also supported by this Sony digital camera.

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Very Long Flash Sync-Speed

With a flash sync-speed of 1 second, the Sony ILCE-QX1 has one of the longest flash sync-speeds amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. The flash sync-speeds of comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the ILCE-QX1 range from 0.00025s to 1s, and the average flash sync-speed is 0.29s.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony ILCE-QX1

Released Over Two Years Ago

Sony released the ILCE-QX1 over two years ago.

Average Weight

The Sony ILCE-QX1 has a pretty standard weight (158 grams) compared to most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as the ILCE-QX1.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many cameras that came out around the same time as it.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor and we think the Sony DSC-QX30[plb_2444747_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Image Stabilizer Location
Sensor Format
Supported Aspect Ratios
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Lens Mount Interface
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Closest Focusing Distance
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Sync-Speed
Video
Video Formats Supported
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Viewfinder
Magnification
Ports & Interfaces
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Camera File System
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Lens Weight
Lens Length
Lens Diameter
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (max)
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Wrist Strap Included
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Face Detection
Aspect Ratio
Technical Details
Built-In Speaker(s)
Self-Timer
Smartphone Remote Support

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

Barcodes 04056572580699, 04905524988307, 04905524989632, 05013493253018, 05013493253025

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