Sony Alpha QX1 Review

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Main Features

  • 20 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 16000 ISO
  • 0" Fixed Screen
  • 4 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 74 x 70 x 53 mm, 216g.
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Sony Alpha QX1 Overview


First introduced in September, 2014, Sony Alpha QX1 is a 20 MP Compact with a APS-C (23.2 x 15.4 mm) sized CMOS sensor.


Proc and Cons of Sony QX1


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Sony Alpha QX1 with competitors in lens-style cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Touch Screen
RAW Support
16000 Max Native ISO
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Focus
Flash Sync Port
NFC Connectivity
AF Face Detection
20MP High Resolution Sensor
4.0 fps Continuous Shooting
440 shots Long Battery Life
25 Focus Points
Remote Control with a Smartphone
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Image Stabilization
No Built-in Viewfinder
No Manual Exposure Mode
No Articulating Screen
No Environmental Sealing
No External Flash
Slow Continuous Shooting: 0 fps

Physical Dimensions of Sony QX1


Sony Alpha QX1 weighs 216g and has external dimensions of 74 x 70 x 53mm (2.91 x 2.76 x 2.09"). Considering that the average weight of Lens-style cameras is 173g, Sony QX1 is 43 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Lens-style Cameras


Sony QX1
216g
Average weight
173g
Min weight
105g
Max weight
216g

Thickness Comparison
Lens-style Cameras


Sony QX1
53mm
Average Thickness
50mm
Min Thickness
33mm
Max Thickness
58mm

Here is the front and top view image of Sony Alpha QX1 with the dimensions:

Sony Alpha QX1

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Alpha QX1 Dimensions Alpha QX1
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX100 Sony QX100 179 g 216 g 63 x 63 x 56 mm 74 x 70 x 53 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX30 Sony QX30 193 g 216 g 68 x 65 x 58 mm 74 x 70 x 53 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX10 Sony QX10 105 g 216 g 62 x 62 x 33 mm 74 x 70 x 53 mm
Sony Alpha a6000 Sony A6000 344 g 216 g 120 x 67 x 45 mm 74 x 70 x 53 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Sony RX100 III 290 g 216 g 102 x 58 x 41 mm 74 x 70 x 53 mm
Sony Alpha a5000 Sony a5000 269 g 216 g 110 x 63 x 36 mm 74 x 70 x 53 mm
Sony Alpha a5100 Sony a5100 283 g 216 g 110 x 63 x 36 mm 74 x 70 x 53 mm
Pentax Efina Pentax Efina 91 g 216 g 87 x 54 x 21 mm 74 x 70 x 53 mm

Specifications of Sony Alpha QX1


General
Brand Sony
Model Alpha QX1
Announced September, 2014
Body Type Lens-style
Lens
Lens Mount Sony E (NEX)
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 0"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 0k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 25
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 4.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 4.00
Flash Modes Off, auto, fill, slow sync, rear sync
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ± EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions - mm
Sensor Area 0.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 20 MP
Max Image Resolution 5456 x 3632
Max Native ISO 16000
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 440 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model NP-FW50
Physical
Weight 216 g
Physical Dimensions 74 x 70 x 53 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC, Memory Stick Micro
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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