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Sony ILCEQX1L Digital Camera

20.1MP CMOS 2x MS Micro (M2) Sep 2014
Megapixel Sensor Type Digital Zoom Compatible Memory Cards 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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15 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

This Sony camera received a score of 70% from camera expert review website Ephotozine.

Sony Cameras Have Good Reviews

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

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.

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Sony ILCE-QX1 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ILCE-QX1 do not have a built-in flash.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Sony ILCE-QX1 supports wi-Fi. Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the ILCE-QX1 do not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support wi-Fi to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-QX30[plb_2444747_price] is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony ILCE-QX1 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras of this type and age do not have an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-QX30[plb_2444747_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite High Megapixel

With a megapixel of 20.1 megapixels, the ILCE-QX1 has one of the higher megapixels amongst digital cameras of this age. The megapixels of digital cameras that came out more than two years ago range from 1.3MP to 21MP.

If this Sony digital camera megapixel is not high enough for you 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

The Sony ILCE-QX1 has one of the smaller closest focusing distances (only 0.25 meters) amongst cameras of this age. The smallest closest focusing distance of similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the ILCE-QX1 is 0.25m and the largest is 0.6m.

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Very Small Maximum Aperture Number

Similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ILCE-QX1 have maximum aperture numbers of between 2 and 36. When compared to other similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the ILCE-QX1, the ILCE-QX1's maximum aperture number of 36 is one of the smallest.

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Has Seven White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Sony ILCE-QX1 is more than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ILCE-QX1. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this camera.

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Very Many Total Megapixels

When compared to other cameras of a similar age and type to the ILCE-QX1 that we have assessed, the total megapixels of the Sony ILCE-QX1 of 20.4 megapixels is one of the most. Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the ILCE-QX1 the total megapixelss range from 16MP to 21MP.

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Supports Four Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the ILCE-QX1 is more than most digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This Sony digital camera supports an MPF camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by cameras of this age and type. The camera file systems "DCF 2.0", "Exif 2.3" and "RAW" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Features Three Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the ILCE-QX1 is more than most digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. The most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Centre weighted Auto Focus, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this Sony camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Contrast Detection Auto Focus, Face detection and Single Auto Focus are also featured on this camera.

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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.

£19.00 Price Increase

In the last 8 days the price of the ILCE-QX1 has increased by £19.00.

Does Not Support Video Capability

Most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago do not support video capability. The ILCE-QX1 is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

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Not Waterproof

Most digital cameras that are a comparable age to the ILCE-QX1 are not waterproof. The ILCE-QX1 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most cameras of this spec and age do not support Full HD video. The ILCE-QX1 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

It is worth considering other digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the Sony DSC-QX30[plb_2444747_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

The ILCE-QX1 is not 3D. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the ILCE-QX1 are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the ILCE-QX1, the Sony ILCE-QX1 does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Very Small Digital Zoom

Comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the ILCE-QX1 have digital zooms of between 1x and 5x, and the average digital zoom is 3.5x. With a digital zoom of only 2 times zoom factor, the Sony ILCE-QX1 has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the ILCE-QX1.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 75 millimeters, the ILCE-QX1 has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the ILCE-QX1. The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago is 390mm, and the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 75mm to 1,100mm.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the ILCE-QX1 is more than most cameras of this spec and age. The most commonly supported image formats supported is DNG, but this image formats supported is not supported by this Sony digital camera. The image formats supporteds JPG are also supported by this camera.

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Very Long Flash Sync-Speed

The flash sync-speed of the ILCE-QX1 of 1 second is one of the longest amongst digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The flash sync-speeds of comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 0.00062s to 1s.

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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

The ILCE-QX1 has a fairly typical weight (158 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-QX30[plb_2444747_price] is also worth considering.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Image Stabilizer Location
Sensor Format
Supported Aspect Ratios
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Lens Mount Interface
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Closest Focusing Distance
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Sync-Speed
Video
Video Formats Supported
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Viewfinder
Magnification
Ports & Interfaces
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Camera File System
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Lens Weight
Lens Length
Lens Diameter
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (max)
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Wrist Strap Included
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Face Detection
Aspect Ratio
Technical Details
Built-In Speaker(s)
Self-Timer
Smartphone Remote Support

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

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony ilceqx1, sony ilceqx1b
Barcodes 00027242884502, 04056572580699, 04905524988307, 04905524989632, 05013493253018, 05013493253025

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