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Sony DSC-QX100

from  $499.99+
75
Global
Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
75

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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Engadget Summary

The QX100 is the longer zoom version of the QX10 and, like that model, the QX100 can provide nice photos but at the expense of having to deal with a slow and clunky system. Similar to how its smaller sibling works, the QX100 requires you to power on the lens, make sure it's connected, position your shot, and then finally, shoot. Gizmodo says the entire process can take "about 30 seconds" to go from cold start to shooting photos, and points out there is a "several second" delay in the camera snapping a picture and transferring it to your phone. If you can deal with these speed issues, the pictures it produces are "terrific," according to the New York Times, and AllThingsD says the QX100 "captures rich colors and offers a shallow depth of field." Sony gets some credit for trying something new with the QX100, but the cumbersome setup process makes it a difficult replacement for a smartphone camera. If you're looking for a more portable solution than a standard camera and don't mind waiting to take shots, the QX100 might meet your needs.

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User Reviews

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thebandito
To say that Sony’s lens cameras are unique is an understatement. A lens camera...read more
70
Ran Zhang
I was given this camera as a gift from a friend who knew I love photography....read more
80
enlmgog
Now, I knew coming into this that the wifi connectivity wasn't always great,...read more
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Ease of use

60
 

Image quality

90
 

Speed (start-up time, lag)

55
 

Design and form factor

70
 

Battery life

60
 

Video quality

67
 

How It Stacks Up

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86
 

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