Sony Cybershot DSC-QX100

  • Sony Cybershot DSC-QX100
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The Cyber-shot QX100 is essentially a point and shoot camera without a viewfinder, designed to be paired with a smartphone over Wi-Fi and NFC. The accessories are complete camera units that come with a sensor, shutter and zoom controls, a microSD card slot, and internal battery, allowing you to snap higher quality photos than what would be allowed from your regular smartphone camera. The QX100 is the higher-end of the two models, packing a 1" 20.2-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor, Carl Zeiss optics with 3.6x optical zoom, Bionz image processor, and manual controls for focus and zoom.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Wired on 50

The photos look great. It'll do a much better job than your phone, especially in low light. Creative potential abounds if you use it as a disembodied lens for your phone. Around half the price of the RX100 II, which has the same sensor, lens, and image...

By Videomaker on

As any shooter knows, the ability to have a remote-controlled camera small enough to fit in tight spaces is a rare thing. Even more so, is being able to shoot with a 1-inch sensor on a smartphone camera system. That's what makes Sony's new QX100 so...

By ausdroid.net on

Overall the QX100 is a great compact lens-style camera which is capable of taking high quality photos and videos, while being controlled by any Android or iOS Smartphones. Yes there may be a few downsides such as limited portability due to its physical...

By PC Mag on 50

The Sony Cyber-shot DCS-QX100 is an example of a bold design as a smartphone add-on lens, but there are performance issues that keep us from recommending...

By ausdroid.net on

Camera phones have been around for more than a decade, and not a lot has changed with their overall function in this time. Modern smartphones may have more advanced specifications compared to the early camera phones, but they still function like a simple...

By Pocket-lint on 70

The more we used the QX100, the more apparent the difference from the QX10 became. Once connected to a phone, the QX100 is difficult to get into your pocket. Even with a big jacket pocket, attached to a big phone like the HTC One, it was just...

By DPexpert on

This device is a 20 megapixel camera with a 29-105mm (film equivalent) image stabilised Zeiss branded lens. Except that it is not exactly a complete...

By Sydney Morning Herald on

Technology News Cameras Digital Life News DateDecember 19, 2013 (1) Read later This device is a 20-megapixel camera with a 29-105mm (film equivalent) image-stabilised, Zeiss-branded lens. Except that it is not exactly a complete camera....

By brisbanetimes.com.au on

This device is as curious as Sony's digital recording binoculars. Perhaps the designers at Sony have been given freedom to try anything and see how it flies. So right now the company offers the best mirrorless cameras - the a7 twins - and the best...

By FoneArena on

The QX100 is a compelling tech demonstration but the size and lack of accompanying software capabilities really puts us off. The portability question is a bigger issue here than on the QX10 that was diminutive enough to slip into a pocket. The large...

By makeuseof.com on

How badly do you want to take great photographs? Enough to tote around a dSLR with you wherever you go? While I do know one die-hard photographer who lugs her camera around wherever she goes, most of us lack the dedication. So we're left with the camera...

By ePHOTOzine on 70

The Sony Cybershot QX100 is a very unusual product, it's basically a compact camera without a screen. It has a fast f/1.8 aperture lens and good quality Exmore R CMOS sensor, so picture quality is excellent. There is optical image stabilisation and ISO...

By CNET UK on 70

The Sony QX100 smart lens is a digital lens for your phone, pairing the excellent image quality of its large sensor and high-quality glass with the instant editing and social sharing of your Android or iOS phone. If you want to take your mobile...

By What Digital Camera on

If you enjoy taking photos on your smartphone, these unique QX cameras will offer you more flexibility, however the amount of use they get will come down to how desperate you are for better image quality. If the slow setup speeds, time lag over the...

By DigitalVersus on 80

Using the same sensor and lens as the RX100, the Sony QX-100 delivers on its promises and brings never-before-seen levels of photo and video quality to Android and iOS smartphones. It therefore just manages to bag itself a four-star review. However, it's...

By The Verge on 63

First I saw Paul Rudd, walking in cargo shorts and a very baggy white T-shirt. Then, not 48 hours later, a scruffy Paul Giamatti walked past me on the street holding hands with his son. In both cases, I knew I had to take a picture — you're not really a...

By Pocket-lint on

It was no secret that Sony was lining up to launch a couple of exciting smartphone accessories, looking to give you access to better smartphone pictures. The Sony QX100 is the higher-quality of the two lens-style cameras just announced by Sony at IFA...

By TechRadar on

The basic point and shoot compact camera market seems to be fighting a losing battle against the rise of the always-ready smartphones. What Sony is attempting to do with its two new QX cameras is create a hybrid of the two, rather than trying (and...

By Amateur Photographer on

One of the mantras we often hear is that the introduction of digital imaging means that cameras dont have to look like cameras any more. The mechanics, wind-on mechanisms and motors are, of course, obsolete nowadays, and even optical viewfinders and...

By Trusted Reviews on

an interesting experiment but it needs time The Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-QX100 is an odd camera, and it takes a bit of getting used to – clamping a chunky 180g weight on your phone feels plain weird. However, it has the specs to suggest it'll take cracking...