Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX100 announced, Price, Specs, Release Date, Where to Buy

Sony DSC-QX100

Sony has announced a pair of mobile photography camera/lens modules, the QX10 and QX100. Both units are essentially self-contained cameras that can be controlled by smartphones, using Wi-Fi. The QX100 uses the 1″ sensor and 28-100mm equivalent zoom used in its high-end RX100 II compact. Both are NFC-compliant to make connection to some smartphones even easier.

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Sony DSC-QX100 Price

Sony DSC-QX100 Price – $498.00.

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Sony DSC-QX100 Features and Specifications
  • Attach to turn your Smartphone into a DSLR-like quality camera: Simply attach the compact and lightweight DSC-QX100 to turn your Smartphone into a professional grade camera to capture beautiful DSLR-like 20MP still photos.
  • NFC/Wi-Fi allows simple, one-touch connection to Smartphones: The DSC-QX100 allows One-touch connection with Smartphone via Wi-Fi thanks to NFC. Shoot from your iOS or Android Smartphone and record images with the quality of dedicated camera device.
  • Shoot and enjoy images thru the Smartphone’s large LCD: All of the DSC-QX100’s features can be accessed via your Smartphone’s LCD screen and the free PlayMemories Mobile App.
  • Conveniently save images on both camera and phone memory: Images are conveniently saved to both camera and Smartphone’s memory automatically. With the free PlayMemories Mobile App you’ll then be able to hit “Share” on App to organize, edit and share anytime, anywhere.
  • Use Apps to edit and share photos instantly online: Millions of Smartphone Apps to choose from for editing and sharing via text, email and various socials like Facebook and Instgram on the fly.
  • Uncouple from phone and hold or mount for flexible shooting: The DSC-QX100 can also be used uncoupled from the Smartphone. Hold the camera in one hand and your phone in the other, or use the universal tripod screw to mount your camera to any number of mounts to experience versatile, freestyle shooting.
  • Get the shots you want w/ manual control via Smartphone: Intuitively control zoom, aperture, exposure, white balance, focusing and more with the free PlayMemories Mobile App.
  • Impeccable low light performance thanks to large 1″ sensor: The DSC-QX100 sports a back-illuminated 20MP large 1″ Exmor R CMOS sensor to produce professional images that far surpass those captured on any Smartphone. The sensor is exceptionally sensitive, producing images with less grain even in low light situations.
  • Bright F1.8 Carl Zeiss lens with 3.6x optical zoom: Zoom in up to 3.6x on a renowned Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* zoom lens with large F1.8 aperture lets you accurately capture the subtle atmosphere of every scene and achieve beautiful background and foreground defocusing.
  • High-quality 1080/30p HD video with low grain even in low light: Record high quality 1080/30p HD video even in low lighting situations. The MP4 format is ideal for enjoying and sharing your HD movies on your Smartphone, PC, Mac computer or the internet.
Image Sensor 1.0 type (13.2 x 8.8mm) ExmorR CMOS sensor
Pixels Number of gross pixels: Approx. 20.9 Megapixels
Number of effective pixels: Approx. 20.2 Megapixels
Lens Carl Zeiss “Vario-Sonnar T*”, 7 elements in 6 groups (4 aspheric elements including AA lens)
F-number (Maximum Aperture) F1.8(W)-4.9(T)
Iris Diaphragm 7 blades
Focal Length (f = ) f=10.4-37.1mm
Image Stabilisation (movies) Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode
35mm format equivalent (Still Image 3:2) f=28-100mm
35mm format equivalent (Still Image 4:3) f=30-108mm
35mm format equivalent (Still Image16:9) f=29-105mm
35mm format equivalent (Still Image 1:1) f=36-127mm
35mm format equivalent (Movie 16:9) f=29-105mm (SteadyShot Standard), f=33-120mm (SteadyShot Active)
35mm format equivalent (Movie 4:3) f=36-128mm (SteadyShot Standard), f=41-146mm (SteadyShot Active)
Focus Range (from front of lens) iAuto: AF (W: Approx.5cm (0.16′) to infinity, T: Approx. 55cm (1.80′) to infinity) / Program
Auto: AF (W: Approx, 5cm (0.16′) to infinity, T: Approx. 55cm (1.80′) to infinity)
Optical Zoom 3.6x (Optical Zoom during movie recording)
Imaging Processor “BIONZ” Yes
SteadyShot Optical
Optical SteadyShot Active Mode (Movie) Yes (Active Mode, Optical type with electronic compensation)
Focus Mode Single-shot AF
Manual Focus
Touch AF
Focus Area Multi Point AF
Light Metering Mode Multi Pattern
Exposure Compensation +/- 3.0 EV, 1/3 EV step
ISO Sensitivity (Still Image) Auto(ISO160-12800, selectable with upper / lower limit),160/200/400/800/1600/3200/ 6400/12800 (Extendableto ISO100/125),Multi-Frame NR:Auto(ISO160-25600), 200/400/800/1600/3200/6400/12800/25600
ISO Sensitivity (Movie) Auto: (ISO160-3200 level)
Minimum Illumination (Movie) Auto: 3.2lux (Shutter Speed 1/60)
White Balance Mode Auto
Fluor.: Warm White
Fluor.: Cool White
Fluor.: Day White
Fluor.: Daylight
Shutter Speed iAuto (4 – 1/2000) / Program Auto (1 – 1/2000) / Aperture Priority (8 – 1/2000)
Aperture iAuto (F1.8/F11) / Program Auto (F1.8/F11) / Aperture Priority (F1.8/F11)
Self-Timer 10sec. / 2sec.
Shooting Mode 10sec. / 2sec.
Superior Auto
Intelligent Auto
Program Auto
Aperture Priority
Movie Mode
Number of Recognized Scene Still: 33
Movie: 44
Compatible Recording Media Memory Stick Micro
Memory Stick Micro (Mark2)
microSD Memory Card
microSDHC Memory Card
Recording Format Still Image: JPEG, Movie: MP4
Color Space (Still) sRGB
Still Image Size 3:2 mode: 20M (5,472 x 3,648) / 5M (2,736 x 1,824) / 4:3 mode:18M(4,864 x 3,648) / 5M(2,592 x 1,944) / 16:9 mode: 17M (5,472 x 3,080) / 4.2M (2,720 x 1,528) / 1:1 mode: 13M (3,648 x 3,648) / 3.7M(1,920 x 1,920)
Movie Recording Mode MP4: 12M (1,440×1080/30fps)
GPS / Heading N/A
Maximum Playback Size Under 20M (5,472 x 3,648)
Share it Later N/A
Exif Print Yes
PRINT Image Matching (PIM3) Yes
Input and Output Terminal Multi/Micro USB Terminal, Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0)
TransferJet N/A
NFC Yes (NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible)
Wi-Fi WiFi: Yes
Eye-Fi N/A
Power Source DC3.6V (supplied battery) / DC5.0V (supplied AC Adapter)
Battery System NP-BN (supplied) / NP-BN1 (not supplied)
Power Consumption (Camera mode) Approx. 1.2W
USB Charge/USB Power Supply Yes (Shooting, Playback)
Still Images Approx. 200 / Approx. 100min
Movies (actual shooting) Approx. 30min. (In [MP4 12M] mode, max. continuous shooting time is approx. 15 min. and max. file size is 2GB)
Movies (continuous shooting) Approx. 30min [example]. (In [MP4 12M] mode, max. continuous shooting time is approx. 15 min. and max. file size is 2GB. )
InCamera Guide N/A
Other Shooting Functions Face Detection
Operating Speed Start-up Time (Approx. 6.9 sec.) / Shooting Time Lag (Approx. 0.21 sec.) / Shooting Interval (Approx. 1.0 sec.)
Water Proof N/A
Digital Level Gauge N/A
Filter Diameter N/A
Linear Focus Yes
Scan System Progressive scan
Color Filter R,G,B primary color mosaic filters
Active Mode Optical and Electronic
Auto Macro Yes
Focusing Type Contrast detection AF
AF Illuminator N/A
ISO Sensitivity(REI) Auto Controll Range Auto(ISO160-12800, selectable with upper / lower limit),160/200/400/800/1600/3200/ 6400/12800 (Extendableto ISO100/125),Multi-Frame NR:Auto(ISO160-25600), 200/400/800/1600/3200/6400/12800/25600
Face Detection Auto / 8 faces
Auto Orientation On only
Recording Format Still Images: JPEG (DCF, Exif, MPF Baseline) compliant, DPOF compatible
Card Capacity (Optional) Memory Stick Micro: 16GB
microSD Memory Card: 64GB
Built-in Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
NFC One-touch remote: yes
WiFi Ctrl with Smartphone: Yes
Send to Smartphone: Yes (Select on Smartphone)
Power Saving 2 min
Clock Function,Setting Yes (Auto Clock ADJ)
USB Connect Mass storage: yes
LUN Settings (Multi/Single) Multi
Tripod Receptacle Yes
Voltage (with supplied battery) Maximum Voltage: 4.2V
Nominal Voltage: 3.6V
Body Material Plastic
Shutter Release Time Lag Approx. 0.035 sec.
Operating Temperature 0 degrees C. – +40 degrees C. / 32 degrees F. – 104 degrees F.
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.1″ (62.5 x 62.5 x 52.2mm)
Weight 6.3 oz (179g)

Sony DSC-QX100 Release Date

The Sony DSC-QX100 starts shipping on September 27, 2013.

Sony DSC-QX100 Sample Images

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