Sony ILCE-QX1 Review

September 24, 2014 | Amy Davies | |

Specifications

Dimensions (W x H x D)

  • 74 x 69.5 x 52.5 mm

Weight

  • 158g (Body Only) / 216 g (with battery and media)

Lens Mount

  • Sony E-mount lenses

Lens Compatibility

  • Sony E-mount lenses

Sensor Type

  • APS-C type (23.2 x 15.4mm) Exmor™ CMOS sensor

Sensor Type

  • APS-C

Effective Pixels

  • 20.1MP

Number of Pixels (total)

  • Approx. 20.4 megapixels

Image Sensor Aspect Ratio

  • 3:2

Digital zoom (Still Image)

  • M:Approx. 1.4x S:Approx. 2x

Digital zoom (Movie)

  • M:Approx. 1.4x S:Approx. 2x

Recording Format (Still images)

  • JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)

Image Size (pixels), 3:2

  • L: 5456 x 3632(20M)
  • M: 3872×2576(10M)
  • S: 2736x1824(5.0M)

Image Size (pixels), 16:9

  • L: 5456x3064(17M)
  • M: 3872x2176(8.4M)
  • S:2736x1536(4.2M)

Image Quality Modes

  • JPEG Fine
  • JPEG Standard
  • RAW+JPEG

Dynamic Range Functions

  • EV-1 to EV20 (ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)

Recording Format (Movie)

  • MP4

Video Compression

  • MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264

Audio Recording Format

  • MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch

Face Detection

  • YES

Clear Image Zoom

  • Approx. 2x

Lens Compensation

  • BIONZ X

Lens Compensation

  • Chromatic Aberration
  • Distortion
  • Peripheral Shading

Touch Shutter

  • Yes

Compatible Recording Media

  • Memory Stick Micro, Memory Stick Micro (Mark2), microSD Memory Card, microSDHC Memory Card, microSDXC Memory Card

White Balance Modes

  • Auto
  • Cloudy
  • Color Temperature (2500 to 9900K)
  • Daylight
  • Flash
  • Fluorescent (Warm White / Cool White / Day White / Daylight)
  • Incandescent
  • Shade

Focus Type

  • Contrast-detection AF

Focus Sensor

  • "Exmor" CMOS sensor

Focus Point

  • 25 points (contrast-detection AF)

Focus Mode

  • Autofocus, Manual Focus

AF Mode

  • AF-S (Single-shot AF)

Focus Area

  • Wide (25 points(contrast-detection AF))

Other Features

  • Focus lock

Metering Sensor

  • "Exmor" CMOS sensor

Metering Mode

  • Multi-segment

AE Lock

  • Locked when shutter button is pressed halfway. (Auto)

ISO Sensitivity

  • ISO 100–16000

Shutter Type

  • Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type

Shutter Speed

  • Movies: AUTO mode (up to 1/30)
  • Still images:1/4000 to 30 sec

Flash Sync. Speed

  • 1/160 sec.

Electronic Front Shutter Curtain

  • Yes

Steadyshot

  • Not supported (image stabilization supported on lens)

Drive Modes

  • Continuous shooting
  • Self-timer (10/2 sec delay selectable)
  • Single Shooting
  • Speed Priority Continuous shooting

Continuous Shooting

  • 3.5 fps (for up to 15 shots)

View on Smartphone

  • Yes

NFC™

  • Yes (NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible)

Microphone

  • Built-in stereo microphone

Speaker

  • Built-in speaker
  • monaural

Supplied Battery

  • NP-FW50 W-series Rechargeable Battery Pack

Battery Life (CIPA, Still Images)

  • Up to 440 shots

Battery Life (CIPA, Movies)

  • Up to 150 minutes

External Power

  • AC Adaptor AC-PW20 (sold separately)

What's In The Box

  • Wrist strap
  • Smartphone Attachment
  • Rechargeable Battery NP-FW50
  • Micro USB cable
  • SELP1650
  • Lens cap
  • ADP-FSK1