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Sony ILCE-QX1
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Sony ILCEQX1L Digital Camera

20.1MP CMOS 2x Sep 2014
Megapixel Count Image Stabiliser 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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18 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

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

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

We calculated the average reviews for all Sony digital cameras and also specifically for Sony cameras and found that in both cases Sony had good reviews.

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”.

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 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.

Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Sony ILCE-QX1 supports WiFi connectivity, which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the ILCE-QX1 do not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available which you might want to consider 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

Unlike most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec which do not have a built-in flash, the ILCE-QX1 has a built-in flash.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Unlike most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years which do not have an image stabiliser, the Sony ILCE-QX1 has an image stabiliser.

Other digital cameras with an image stabiliser 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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Quite High Megapixel Count

The ILCE-QX1 has one of the higher megapixel counts (20.1 megapixels) amongst cameras of this age. The lowest megapixel count of cameras of this age and type is 1.3MP and the highest is 21MP.

If you want a camera with a higher megapixel count then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-QX30[plb_2444747_price] (20.4MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

With a closest focusing distance of only 0.25 meters, the Sony ILCE-QX1 has a quite small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago. Across all the comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the ILCE-QX1 the closest focusing distances range from 0.25m to 0.6m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.36m.

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Has Seven White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the ILCE-QX1 is more than most cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this Sony camera.

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Seven Diaphragm Blades

The Sony ILCE-QX1 has more diaphragm blades than most of the comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the ILCE-QX1. This camera is a seven diaphragm blades camera compared to most of the digital cameras that came out around the same time as the ILCE-QX1 which only have between two and six diaphragm blades.

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Very Many Total Megapixel Count

When compared to other cameras that were released more than two years ago that we have checked the total megapixel count of, the ILCE-QX1's total megapixel count of 20.4 megapixels is one of the most. The average total megapixel count of cameras that were released more than two years ago is 18MP.

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Supports Four Camera File Systems

The ILCE-QX1 has a greater number of camera file systems than most cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This digital camera supports an MPF camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by cameras of a similar type and age to the ILCE-QX1. 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 Focus

The Sony ILCE-QX1 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most cameras that came out more than two years ago. The most commonly featured auto focus is Centre weighted Auto Focus, but this auto focus is not featured on this Sony camera. The auto focus Contrast Detection Auto Focus, Face detection and Single Auto Focus are also featured on this camera.

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MP4 Video Format

This digital camera supports an AVC|H.264|MP4 video format, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Very Narrow

With a width of only 74 millimeters, the ILCE-QX1 is quite narrow compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ILCE-QX1. Across all the cameras that are a similar age to the ILCE-QX1 the widths range from 59mm to 620mm.

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Very Short Lens Length

The shortest lens length of digital cameras that have been available for more than two years is 29mm, the longest is 110mm, and the average lens length is 55mm. The ILCE-QX1 has a fairly short lens length (only 29.9 millimeters) compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the ILCE-QX1.

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11 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.

£7.01 Price Increase

In the last 58 days the ILCE-QX1 has increased in price by £7.01.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Sony ILCE-QX1 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also do not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support Full HD video to this camera and we think the Sony DSC-QX30[plb_2444747_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

Like most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the ILCE-QX1, the ILCE-QX1 does not support video recording.

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Not Waterproof

The ILCE-QX1 is not waterproof. Most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as the ILCE-QX1 are also not waterproof.

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Not 3D Compatible

The ILCE-QX1 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the ILCE-QX1 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the ILCE-QX1, the ILCE-QX1 does not have a GPS.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the ILCE-QX1 is 2x and the biggest is 10x. At only 2 times zoom factor, the Sony ILCE-QX1 has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for a similar time to the ILCE-QX1.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

With a maximum focal length of only 75 millimeters, the ILCE-QX1 has a fairly short maximum focal length compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the ILCE-QX1. The maximum focal lengths of cameras that are a similar age to the ILCE-QX1 range from 75mm to 1,100mm.

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Only Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto focus, which is the most frequently found focus on cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The ILCE-QX1 has a greater number of supported image formats than most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it. The most commonly supported image format is EXIF, but this image format is not supported by this Sony digital camera. The image formats JPG are also supported by this camera.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony ILCE-QX1

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this Sony camera was released.

Average Weight

With a weight of 158 grams, the ILCE-QX1 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the ILCE-QX1.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many cameras of this spec and age.

There are a number of other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-QX30[plb_2444747_price].

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Specification

Picture Quality
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Total Megapixel Count
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Format
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Lens Mount Interface
Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Closest Focusing Distance
Auto Focus Point
Focus
Light Exposure
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Sync-Speed
Video
Video Format
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Viewfinder
Lens Magnification Ratio
Ports & Interfaces
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Camera File System
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Lens Weight
Lens Length
Lens Diameter
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Maximum Battery Life
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Operating System/software
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Battery Included
Included Wrist Strap
Technical Details
Built-In Speaker
Self-Timer
Smartphone Remote Support
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Near Field Communication
Certificates
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Face Detection
Aspect Ratio
Special Features

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

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ilceqx1lbce7, sony ilceqx1, sony ilceqx1l, sony ilceqx1b, sony ilceqx1be, sony ilceqx1beu, sony ilceqx1lbce7
Barcodes 04056572580699, 04905524988307, 04905524989632, 05013493253018, 05013493253025

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