Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX30 Review

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Main Features

  • 20 MP 1/2.3 BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 24-720 mm (30x) F3.5-6.3 Zoom Lens
  • 80 - 3200 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 0" Fixed Screen
  • 10 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 68 x 65 x 58 mm, 193g.
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX30 Overview

First introduced in September, 2014, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX30 is a 20 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor.

Proc and Cons of Sony QX30

Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX30 with competitors in lens-style cameras.

Built-in Wireless
Optical Image Stabilization
AF Face Detection
10.0 fps Continuous Shooting
24 mm Wide Angle Lens
NFC Connectivity
Touch Screen
20MP High Resolution Sensor
3.5 Lens at Wide
193g Light Body
Remote Control with a Smartphone
No Bluetooth
No Built-in Viewfinder
No Manual Exposure Mode
Slow Lens at Tele: F6.3
No Articulating Screen
No Environmental Sealing
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Wide: F3.5
Low Battery Life: 200 shots

Physical Dimensions of Sony QX30

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX30 weighs 193g and has external dimensions of 68 x 65 x 58mm (2.68 x 2.56 x 2.28"). Considering that the average weight of Lens-style cameras is 173g, Sony QX30 is 20 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category.

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Here is the front and top view image of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX30 with the dimensions:

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX30

Size Compared to Major Competitors

Model Weight Cyber-shot DSC-QX30 Dimensions Cyber-shot DSC-QX30
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX100 Sony QX100 179 g 193 g 63 x 63 x 56 mm 68 x 65 x 58 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX10 Sony QX10 105 g 193 g 62 x 62 x 33 mm 68 x 65 x 58 mm
Sony Alpha QX1 Sony QX1 216 g 193 g 74 x 70 x 53 mm 68 x 65 x 58 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Sony RX100 III 290 g 193 g 102 x 58 x 41 mm 68 x 65 x 58 mm
Sony Alpha a3500 Sony a3500 411 g 193 g 128 x 91 x 85 mm 68 x 65 x 58 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40 Panasonic ZS40 240 g 193 g 111 x 64 x 34 mm 68 x 65 x 58 mm
Fujifilm X30 Fujifilm X30 423 g 193 g 119 x 72 x 60 mm 68 x 65 x 58 mm
Canon PowerShot S120 Canon S120 217 g 193 g 100 x 59 x 29 mm 68 x 65 x 58 mm

Specifications of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX30

Brand Sony
Model Cyber-shot DSC-QX30
Announced September, 2014
Body Type Lens-style
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range n/a
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
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/4 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/1600 sec
Continuous Shooting 10.0 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 ± EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions - mm
Sensor Area 0.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 20 MP
Max Image Resolution 5184 x 3888
Max Native ISO 3200
Min Native ISO 80
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 193 g
Physical Dimensions 68 x 65 x 58 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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