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Sony ILCE-QX1

A fairly highly rated and fully featured 20.1 megapixel 10 times zoom factor camera
Lens-Style 20.1MP 10x No Sep 2014
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date

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Sony ILCE-QX1 Review

With very good reviews but mediocre features, we have scored the Sony ILCE-QX1 as follows for Summary.
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48 Reviews
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Good Features
Overall Score
34
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 35?

It has very good user reviews but ok expert reviews. 80% of buyers recommended this digital camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report good picture quality, excellent product quality and good video capture.
This Sony digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
5456 x 3632 pixels image resolution
Fairly high megapixel
Quite low magnification
Quite large closest focusing distance
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Sony ILCE-QX1 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on 14 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Expert Reviews and altomdata.dk the average expert rating of this Sony digital camera is 69 out of 100.

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Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 34 owner reviews the average owner rating of this digital camera is 84%. 14 reviewers (82% of all reviewers) gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 80% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report Good Picture Quality

Three people who bought the product agreed that it was able to produce good images and two customers who bought this digital camera agreed that it had a good picture resolution.

Sony Has Very Good Digital Camera Reviews

We checked 29,814 owner and expert reviews (including 10,342 verified purchases) for Sony cameras and found that on average Sony has very good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has very good reviews specifically within its cameras range. 92% of those that bought a Sony digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Excellent Product Quality

Two owners reckoned that it was good quality.

Users Report Good Video Capture

Two customers said in their reviews that the product was good for video recording.


Features

5456 X 3632 Pixels Image Resolution

The ILCE-QX1 has a 5456 x 3632 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most cameras. The best image resolution of all cameras is 7680 x 5120 pixels and the worst is 2592 x 1944 pixels.

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Fairly High Megapixel

The lowest megapixel of cameras is 0.3MP, the highest is 80MP, and the average megapixel is 16MP. The ILCE-QX1 has one of the higher megapixels (20.1 megapixels) amongst cameras of this age.

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Average Weight

The Sony ILCE-QX1 has a relatively standard weight (158 grams) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 10 times zoom factor, the ILCE-QX1 has a fairly standard optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The ILCE-QX1 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Supports 100, 160 and 2 More ISO Sensitivities

The ILCE-QX1 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 200, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivities 100, 160, 1600 and 16000 are also supported by this Sony digital camera.

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Quite Low Magnification

When compared to other cameras that we have assessed, the ILCE-QX1's magnification of only 0.215 times zoom factor is one of the lowest. The lowest magnification of digital cameras is 0.15x, the highest is 100x, and the average magnification is 2.6x.

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5456 X 3632 Still Image Resolution

The Sony ILCE-QX1 has a 5456 x 3632 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most digital cameras. Most digital cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This digital camera also has a still image resolution(s) of 2736 x 1824. Across all cameras the best still image resolution is 6016 x 4000 and the worst is S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664.

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Quite Large Closest Focusing Distance

At 0.25 meters, the Sony ILCE-QX1 has a quite large closest focusing distance compared to most of the other cameras. The closest focusing distances of cameras range from 0.001m to 5m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.17m.

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Quite Large Maximum Aperture Number

At 36, the Sony ILCE-QX1 has a quite large maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras. The smallest maximum aperture number of digital cameras is 1.8, the largest is 130, and the average maximum aperture number is 11.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture numbers of cameras range from -2 to 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.4. With a minimum aperture number of 3.5, the ILCE-QX1 has a fairly large minimum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The ILCE-QX1 has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (only 75 millimeters) amongst cameras of this age. Digital cameras have maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 2.3mm and 2,000mm.

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Has a Self-Timer

The ILCE-QX1 has a self-timer. Most of the other cameras also have a self-timer.

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440 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard), including the ILCE-QX1 which takes 440 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Supports Wi-Fi

The ILCE-QX1 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other cameras.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The ILCE-QX1 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other cameras also support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Very Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 2 times zoom factor, the ILCE-QX1 has one of the smaller digital zooms amongst digital cameras of this age. The smallest digital zoom of cameras is 0.72x, the biggest is 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x.

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Features Face Detection

The ILCE-QX1 features face detection, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a Wrist Strap

The ILCE-QX1 has a wrist strap, as do most of the other cameras.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 24 millimeters, the ILCE-QX1 has a quite short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras. The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras is 26mm.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The ILCE-QX1 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other cameras also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was September 2014 when Sony released the ILCE-QX1.


Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04056572580699, 04905524988307, 04905524989632, 05013493253018, 05013493253025

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Frequently Asked Questions About the Sony ILCE-QX1

Hugely smaller closest focusing distance
Hugely higher ISO sensitivity (max)
Lighter
4x shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)

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