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Sony Cybershot DSC-QX30

Sony Cybershot DSC-QX30
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A fully featured and classic SLR camera, good for landscape photography
SLR 20.4MP 30x 1" Sep 2014
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Sony Cybershot DSC-QX30 Review

With excellent features and reviews, we have ranked the Sony Cybershot DSC-QX30 number 542 across all digital cameras.
87
Reviews
15 Reviews
87
Value for Money
Very Good
88
Features
Fully-Featured
65
Age
3 Years Old
84
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 84?

It has good expert reviews and very good user reviews with 83% of buyers recommending this camera to others. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
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 2018.
Customers report it is easy to use.
This Sony digital camera has some great features:
Higher than average megapixels
5184 x 3888 pixels image resolution
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Wide range of minimum aperture numbers depending on lens used
Get closer than ever before with the qx30
Photography for the smartphone age
30x optical zoom for super close-ups
Lock-on AF and continuous shooting
Full HD beauty in motion
A technological masterpiece

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

75
Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
78
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

Sony Cybershot DSC-QX30 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Average Expert Reviews

Four experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, Ephotozine and dkamera.de have rated this Sony camera on average 74%.

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Good User Reviews

On average, people who bought this camera rated it as 89 out of 100. Over 72% of reviewers gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 83% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Sony Has Very Good Reviews for Its Cameras

We checked 22,092 owner and expert reviews (including 7,416 verified purchases) for Sony digital cameras and found that on average Sony has very good reviews. 92% of those that bought a Sony digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

Two customers who bought the product concluded that it was easy to use.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Two owners who purchased the Sony Cybershot DSC-QX30 agreed that it was able to produce good images.

Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This digital camera was released in September 2014.

Features

Higher Than Average Megapixels

The Cybershot DSC-QX30's sensor megapixels of 20.4MP is higher than 88% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The megapixels of cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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5184 X 3888 Pixels Image Resolution

The Cybershot DSC-QX30 has a maximum image resolution of 5184 x 3888 pixels. That's 27% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most common resolution. The resolution of all cameras ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on cameras.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used.

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Average Weight

The weight of the Cybershot DSC-QX30 of 178g is relatively standard compared to most other cameras. It is heavier than 60% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Only 200 Battery Life

The Cybershot DSC-QX30 is a digital camera that takes 200 shots battery life. Most of the other digital cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life.

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Wide Range of Minimum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Sony Cybershot DSC-QX30 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), which is unusual. 87% of digital cameras do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Cybershot DSC-QX30 supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 69% of cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The Cybershot DSC-QX30's image sensor size of 0.435" is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 70% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Sony Cybershot DSC-QX30 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. 76% of cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The Sony Cybershot DSC-QX30 does not have an HDMI, although it is worth noting that 55% of cameras also do not have an HDMI.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The Cybershot DSC-QX30 supports a maximum still image resolution of 640 x 480. That's 90% lower still image resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 1712 x 1712. The worst resolution of all cameras is 384 x 480 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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Wide Range of Maximum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes:

00795871621958, 04905524989144

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