Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX100 Review

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Main Features

  • 20 MP 1 BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 28-100 mm (3.6x) F1.8-4.9 Zoom Lens
  • 160 - 6400 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 0" Fixed Screen
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 63 x 63 x 56 mm, 179g.
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX100 Overview

First introduced in September, 2013, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX100 is a 20 MP Compact with a 1 (13.2 x 8.8 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor.

Sony QX100 comes with a 13.2 x 8.8 mm BSI-CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 15.86 mm (0.62").

- Full Frame
- Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX100

Sensor resolution of Sony QX100 ~ 5477 x 3651 pixels.

Sony QX100 has Crop Factor: 2.73

The sensor has a surface area of 116.2 mm².

There are approximate 19,996,527 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Proc and Cons of Sony QX100

Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX100 with competitors in lens-style cameras.

Built-in Wireless
Optical Image Stabilization
AF Face Detection
Manual Focus
28 mm Wide Angle Lens
Remote Control with a Smartphone
NFC Connectivity
Touch Screen
20MP High Resolution Sensor
1.8 Lens at Wide
179g Light Body
3 AE Bracketing Range
No Bluetooth
No Environmental Sealing
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Wide: F1.8
Slow Continuous Shooting: 0 fps
No Articulating Screen
No Built-in Viewfinder
No Manual Exposure Mode
Slow Lens at Tele: F4.9
Low Battery Life: 200 shots

Physical Dimensions of Sony QX100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX100 weighs 179g and has external dimensions of 63 x 63 x 56mm (2.48 x 2.48 x 2.2"). Considering that the average weight of Lens-style cameras is 173g, Sony QX100 is 6 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category. Sony QX100 is less by 3mm more than the average length in Lens-style.

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Here is the front and top view image of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX100 with the dimensions:

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX100

Specifications of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX100

Brand Sony
Model Cyber-shot DSC-QX100
Announced September, 2013
Body Type Lens-style
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 5
Screen Size 0"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 0k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
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 0
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/4 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
Continuous Shooting n/a fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash
Flash Modes None
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±3 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor Size 1
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 13.2 x 8.8 mm
Sensor Area 116.2 mm²
Sensor Resolution 20 MP
Max Image Resolution 5472 x 3648
Max Native ISO 6400
Min Native ISO 160
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Center Weighted
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery Life 200 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model NP-BN,
Weight 179 g
Physical Dimensions 63 x 63 x 56 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage Type microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC, Memory Stick Micro
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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