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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

80
thebandito
To say that Sony’s lens cameras are unique is an understatement. A lens camera...read more
70
nar
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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Key Specs

Type
Other
Resolution (effective)
20 megapixels
Sensor size
Other
Model

General

Type
Other (f /{"1":1.8, "2":4.9}) ({"1":10.4, "2":37.1} mm) ({"1":28, "2":100}mm)

Sensor

Resolution (effective)
20 megapixels
Sensor type
CMOS
Sensor size
Other (13.2x8.8 mm)
ISO modes
Auto iso, 100 iso, 200 iso, 400 iso, 800 iso, 1600 iso, 3200 iso, 6400 iso

Shooting

Focus
Af, Manual

Imaging

Histogram
Yes

Image formats

Video recording
Yes (MPEG-4) (1920 x 1080 (1080p))

Connections

WiFi
Yes

Other features

3.6x (optical)
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