Overview: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX100 is a unique lens-style camera
that attaches right to your smartphone. It has a high quality Carl Zeiss
Vario-Sonnar T* (T-Star) lens with
3.6x optical zoom, and can take still images up to 20MP and High Definition
videos. Images can be stored on an inserted memory card, or the smartphone's
memory, or both. The QX100 is less than 2-1/2" in diameter and approximately
2-3/16" in length (2-7/16" with the smartphone attachment), and can be easily carried
in a pocket or purse.
Image Sensor: The QX100 is equipped with a back-illuminated,
1" Exmor R CMOS image sensor with a 3:2 aspect ratio, 20.9M total pixels, and
20.2M effective pixels.
Coupled with the BIONZ image processor, the QX100 can produce much higher quality
photos than smartphone cameras, even in low light.
Lens: The Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* F1.8-4.9 zoom lens has a 35mm
equivalent focal length of 28-100mm for 3:2 still images, 30-108mm (4:3),
29-105mm (16:9), and 36-127 (1:1). For 16:9 movies, the equivalent focal length
is 33-120mm with SteadyShot in Active Mode. The QX100 offers Auto and Manual focusing, and offers One-touch AF focusing if the subject is not in the
center of the frame. Focus Range in Auto Focus Mode is 1.92" to infinity (W) and
21.6" to infinity (T).
Manual Control Ring: The QX100 features a SLR-style control
ring that allows you to manually control focusing and zoom.
Optical Steady Shot: The camera is equipped with Optical SteadyShot to
help prevent blurring due to camera shake. Optical SteadyShot is most effective
when shooting in low light situations, or when zoomed in. It is available for
both still image and movie recording.
Still Image Recording: The DSC-QX100 can record JPEG still images in
two sizes and four aspect ratios:
- 3:2 Aspect Ratio: Large 20M (5472 x 3648), Small 5M (2736 x
- 16:9 Aspect Ratio: Large 17M (5472 x 3080), Small 4.2M (2720 x
- 4:3 Aspect Ratio: Large 18M (4864 x 3648), Small 5M (2592 x 1944)
- 1:1 Aspect Ratio: Large 13M (3648 x 3648), Small 3.7M (1920 x
Movie Recording: You can record high quality HD video in MP4 format
with MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video and 2-channel AAC audio recorded by the built-in
microphone. Movies are recorded in 4:3 aspect ratio (12M: 1440 x 1080) at 30 fps.
Smartphone Attachment: The QX100 has no viewfinder or LCD monitor of
its own, but instead, uses your smartphone's large LCD screen for composing and
viewing your photos. The included smartphone attachment lets you clamp the
camera onto your smartphone. The camera can be operated while attached to, or
separate from, the smartphone. A standard 1/4" thread is provided for tripod
mounting, if desired.
Wi-Fi/NFC: No cables are required to connect the camera to your
smartphone. Through the use of the free Sony PlayMemories Mobile app, you can
wirelessly connect via Wi-Fi. The QX100 also allows One-touch connection with
compatible smartphones via NFC (near-field communication).
Smartphone Compatibility: The PlayMemories Mobile app is compatible
with both Android and iOS devices:
- Android: PlayMemories Mobile is available from Google Play for
Android OS v2.3-4.2. Android 4.0 or later is required to use One-touch
- iOS: PlayMemories Mobile is available from the App Store for iOs
Image Storage: The QX100 has a memory card slot that will accept
microSD or Memory Stick Micro (M2). You can not record movies without a memory
card inserted. Still images can be saved to the memory card or wirelessly
transferred to your smartphone's memory, or both. The image saved to the
smartphone can be the original recorded size, or reduced to 2M. Approximately
1200 still images or 1 hour 20 minutes of movie footage can be stored on an 8 GB
Camera Control: Through the PlayMemories Mobile app, you can control
many functions of the camera. Not only can you activate the shutter release, you
can zoom in and out, change shooting modes, choose the still image size or
activate the 2-second or 10-second self timer.
Exposure Modes: You can choose from the following Exposure Modes:
- Intelligent Auto: Shoots still images with the settings adjusted
automatically. The camera automatically recognizes the shooting scene and
conditions, and makes the appropriate settings. Scenes that the camera can
recognize include Portrait, Infant, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Backlight
Portrait, Backlight, Landscape, Macro, Low Light, or Spotlight. The camera
can also recognize if the camera is set on a tripod or moving.
- Superior Auto: Shoots still images in higher quality than with
Intelligent Auto. Superior Auto can also recognize if the camera is moving
in bright or dark surroundings, and will make exposure settings accordingly.
This mode takes longer to record because the camera overlays images to
create a high-quality image with less subject blur and noise.
- Program Auto: Shoots with the exposure adjusted
automatically--both aperture and shutter speed settings. You can adjust the
EV value and white balance in the Settings Menu.
- Aperture Priority: Shoot with your choice of aperture
setting and the camera will automatically set the shutter speed (8 to 1/2000
sec) for the optimum exposure.
White Balance and EV: When shooting in Program Auto, you can adjust
the White Balance and Exposure Value. White Balance settings make the colors
appear natural, and include Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent,
Fluorescent (warm white, cool white, day white, daylight), and Color
Temperature. Exposure Value can compensate for over- or under-exposed photos,
overriding the camera's metering results. You can adjust the EV manually in a
range of -3.0 EV to +3.0 EV in 1/3 EV intervals.
ISO Sensitivity: The ISO Sensitivity is set automatically
between ISO 160 and ISO 25600 for recording still images, and between ISO 160
and ISO 3200 (equivalent) for movies.
Transferring Images: Images and movies stored in the camera's memory
card can be transferred to your smartphone and/or computer:
- Smartphone: Images can be transferred wirelessly via Wi-Fi from
the camera to the smartphone. Using your smartphone to view your image
files, and select the image(s) you want to copy. You can copy them in their
original size or change the size, if desired.
- Computer: Using the included micro USB cable, you can transfer
images from the camera's memory card to your computer (Mass Storage mode).
You can also transfer the images wirelessly through the downloadable
PlayMemories Home image management software. If connected in Mass Storage
mode, you cannot connect via Wi-Fi.
Power Requirements: The DSC-QX100 is powered by the supplied NP-BN
Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery (3.6V / 630mAh / 2.3Wh). The battery charges in
approximately 115 minutes using the supplied micro USB cable. You can also
charge the battery using the optional AC-UD10 or AC-UD11 AC Adapter.
|110 minutes or 220 images
||25 minutes (typical)
55 minutes (continuous)