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Sony DSC-QX100

A massive compact camera with good features but high running costs
Compact 20.9MP 3.6x Yes Jan 2014
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Sony DSC-QX100 Review

With very good features and reviews, we have ranked the Sony DSC-QX100 number 538 across all digital cameras.
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251 Reviews
77
Good Features
39
3 Years Old
Overall Score
49
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 49?

It has great user reviews but ok expert reviews. 81% of buyers recommended this digital camera to others. Canon digital 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 2017.
Customers report excellent product quality, that it is a good size and it is easy to use. However they also report unacceptable noise level.
This Sony digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite high megapixels sensor
5472 x 3648 pixels image resolution
Very small optical zoom
Does not have an HDMI

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Sony DSC-QX100 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Average Expert Reviews

Based on 21 expert reviews from sites including Ephotozine, T3.com, Pocket Lint and Digital Versus the average expert rating of this camera is 66%.

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Good User Reviews

Based on 230 user reviews the average user rating of this Sony digital camera is 82 out of 100. Over 77% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 81% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report Excellent Product Quality

31 people who bought this digital camera concluded that it was good quality.

Users Report That it is a Good Size

10 customers said that it was compact and two owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to carry around.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

16 customers who purchased it thought it was easy to use, three customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use the menus and two people who purchased it concluded that it was easy to handle. two owners who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was easy to setup.

Customers Report Unacceptable Noise Level

Two customers wrote in their reviews that the product was noisy.

  • The image quality is amazing with very low noise and great colour…
    BriTur (Johnlewis.com) - September 2015
  • Main features are the one inch sensor which is significantly larger than most compacts allowing better quality images with less noise…

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

44 people thought the product was able to produce good images, eight people wrote in their reviews that it was good in low light and two people who bought it wrote that it had a good picture resolution.

  • The photos look great…
    Wired.com June 2014
  • You could make the argument that the photo quality is really exceptional…
    Gizmodo.in September 2013
  • With these advances in camera technologies, consumers want to be able to take high quality photos from…
    Ausdroid.net April 2014
  • Superior photo quality…
  • Quality of the photos is extremely good for a compact camera…
  • There are certainly plenty! Low light shooting is extremely good, with no flash required for most indoor shots which brings me to the only criticism of the camera the flash…
  • Tricky to use - excellent low light capabilities - tilting screen - small…
    Jandee (Johnlewis.com) - September 2014
  • When pictures are overexposed, you lose details in highlights…
    Jandee (Johnlewis.com) - September 2014
  • This sturdily built camera produces excellent photos and video…
  • The photos overall are first class even in auto mode…

Sony Has Very Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

We checked 32,494 expert and owner reviews (including 10,510 verified purchases) for Sony cameras and found that on average Sony has very good ratings. 92% of those that bought a Sony digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Five customers reckoned that this digital camera was good value for money.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Seven owners said that this digital camera had a good lens and four owners who purchased the product considered that it had a good zoom.

Users Report Excellent Technical Features

Nine owners said in their reviews that the product had good features.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Seven owners who purchased it concluded that it had a good screen.

Customers Report Good Video Capture

Two customers wrote in their reviews that it was good for video recording.

  • Tricky to use - excellent low light capabilities - tilting screen - small and easy to carry - excellent video quality - battery actually lasts quite a long time.
    Jandee (Johnlewis.com) - September 2014
  • Great movie function…
  • This camera has been my constant companion for more than a year now and has taken several thousand pictures and a few videos…
    BriTur (Johnlewis.com) - September 2015
  • It is too easy to hit the camera's movie button by accident…

Users Report That it is Robust

10 owners reckoned that the product was well made.

Users Report Excellent Design

Three owners thought the product was good looking and two people agreed that the Sony DSC-QX100 was well designed.

Users Report Great Battery Life

Four owners mentioned in their reviews that it had a good battery life.

  • Unfortunately it's hampered by the lack of a flash, poor battery life…
    T3.com August 2013
  • Tricky to use - excellent low light capabilities - tilting screen - small and easy to carry - excellent video quality - battery actually lasts quite a long time.
    Jandee (Johnlewis.com) - September 2014
  • My only complaint would be the battery seems to drain a bit quick…
  • It would turn on by itself and drain the battery in just a few hours…
    Brescia (Bestbuy.com) - February 2016
  • Constantly with fast battery loss…
  • Another downside is your cell phone battery will drop very fast…
    PoTsun (Bestbuy.com) - September 2013
  • Good resolution, great phone, battery drains faster…
    Shafakut (Bestbuy.com) - February 2016

Features

Quite High Megapixels Sensor

The megapixels of the DSC-QX100 of 20.9MP is fairly high compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 9% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The lowest megapixels of digital cameras is 0.3MP, the highest is 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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5472 X 3648 Pixels Image Resolution

The DSC-QX100 has a maximum image resolution of 5472 x 3648 pixels. That's 25% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most common resolution. The best resolution of all digital cameras is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Sony DSC-QX100 of only 3.6x is quite small compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 20% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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1440 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The DSC-QX100 has a maximum video resolution of 1440 x 1080 pixels. That's 25% lower video resolution than the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the DSC-QX100 of 1.8 is fairly typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 51% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The DSC-QX100 has an image stabilizer, as do 77% of cameras.

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Fairly High ISO Sensitivity (max)

Across all the digital cameras the ISO sensitivities (max) range from 200 to 820,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 14,000. The DSC-QX100's ISO sensitivity (max) of 25,600 is fairly high compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 11% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Light

The DSC-QX100's weight of only 90g is in the lightest 2% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The average weight of all cameras is 300g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 1.5kg.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The DSC-QX100 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), unlike 88% of digital cameras which do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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5472 X 3648 Still Image Resolution

The Sony DSC-QX100 supports a maximum still image resolution of 5472 x 3648. That's 25% higher resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 4608 x 3456. In addition, this camera supports still image resolutions of 5472 x 3080, 3648 x 3648, 2592 x 1944 plus 2 more values. Digital cameras resolutions range from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Has a Tripod Mount

The DSC-QX100 has a tripod mount, unlike 75% of digital cameras which do not have a tripod mount.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The DSC-QX100 supports Wi-Fi. 72% of cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The Sony DSC-QX100 does not have an HDMI, although it is worth noting that 55% of digital cameras also do not have an HDMI.

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Fairly Big Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the Sony DSC-QX100 of 1" is fairly big compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 5% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. Digital cameras have image sensor sizes of between 0.25" and 1.5", and the average image sensor size is 0.5".

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since January 2014.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

listing dscqx100bce7, sony dscqx100bce7, sony sz95126ean

Barcodes:

04905524951264, 05053959425993

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