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20.2 Mega Pixel QX Series Cyber-shot Lens-style Camera
1.0 type 20.2MP Exmor R™ CMOS image sensor
F1.8 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens with 3.6x optical zoom
Bionz Image Processing Engine
NFC and Wi-Fi
Bundled with Smartphone Attachment
SLR-style control ring
Enhance the functionality of your camera for a more enjoyable shooting experience with the latest QX firmware update available for DSC-QX100/DSC-QX10 and PlayMemories Mobile version 4.2 update :
Updates: • Improvement of "one touch connection" with QX100/10* • "Half-press" with QX100/10* • PlayMemories Mobile notification for latest updates+ • Shooting with Sony Xperia’s hardware shutter button+
QX100 houses Sony’s massive new 20.2-megapixel Exmor R sensor. It features back illumination technology that collects light more efficiently and combines with image processing advances to bring noise to unbelievably low levels. So you can shoot amazingly clean, low-noise photos and videos in dimly lit environments at high-sensitivity settings.
Sony is the world’s No. 1 manufacturer of image sensors for digital cameras and video recorders (based on Sony research from April 2012 to March 2013 that shows Sony has a 50% market share)
Large-aperture F1.8 Carl Zeiss® Vario-Sonnar T* lens
Legendary Carl Zeiss optics and unrivalled Sony imaging technology merge in a compact, high-performance lens that offers supremely accurate performance, powerful 3.6x (28-100mm at 35mm equivalent) optical zoom capabilities and an enormous F1.8 aperture with almost perfectly round seven-blade diaphragm for beautiful background defocusing and bokeh.
Sophisticated high-speed BIONZ™ image processor
Sony’s blazing-fast BIONZ imaging engine transforms data captured by the CMOS sensor into stunningly beautiful images with accurate colour, rich tonal gradations and minimal noise. It brings out the beauty of images and handles the most demanding tasks with the utmost speed and precision.
* DSC-QX100, up to ISO 25600. DSC-QX10, up to ISO 12800.
SLR-esque manual control
You can manually adjust focusing and zooming via the SLR-style control ring—a feature that is unavailable on smartphones and compact digital cameras—as well as use your smartphone screen to manually control the aperture, exposure and more.
Auto HDR/D-Range Optimiser (DRO)
Auto HDR expands the dynamic range of images from darkest shadows to brightest highlights. DRO similarly adds details to the highlights and shadows, and can be used when photographing moving subjects.
Multi-aspect still-image recording
Shooting flexibility even extends to aspect ratios. Depending on your scene and intended purpose, you can capture still images in your choice of the 3:2, 4:3, 16:9 or 1:1 aspect ratio.
Shoot, edit and share with the greatest of ease
The DSC-QX100 works seamlessly with your smartphone, allowing you to shoot, save, organise and share your favourite shots.
The camera uses Wi-Fi to connect with your smartphone and links especially fast with NFC-compatible models. All you need is PlayMemories Mobile app.
All camera features can be operated through your smartphone screen which includes shutter release, zooming, aperture, exposure, white balance settings and more.
Easy storage and export
The images you shoot are automatically saved in both the camera and your smartphone. Easily export images to your favourite apps for organisation, editing and sharing with PlayMemories Mobile.
Share your images with friends and family members however you like, using the same features you always use in your smartphone..
Optical SteadyShot image stabilisation compensates for camera shake blur during handheld still image shooting. When shooting videos, Optical SteadyShot (Active Mode)* enhances stabilisation and compensates for rolling camera shake.
* Combined with electronic stabilisation.
The DSC-QX100/DSC-QX10 supports Sony’s “TRILUMINOS Colour”, allowing you to view photos and videos in rich, natural colours on any TV equipped with a “TRILUMINOS Display”. The expanded colour gamut lets you immerse yourself once again in those unforgettably colourful moments, from the complex shades in a shimmering blue sky to the natural tones of a rosy complexion.
Enjoy point-and-shoot simplicity.
Superior Auto mode detects and analyses shooting conditions and adjusts camera settings to automatically achieve beautiful results even in challenging night-time and backlit scenes. It also activates advanced functions like Auto HDR when helpful.
The advanced autofocusing system can swiftly and sharply focus on subjects in bright environments as well as dimly lit environments, which are usually a challenge for autofocusing.
Focus automatically, manually or with DMF
Use highly responsive Single-shot AF or Continuous AF to focus on your subject. Enjoy total focusing freedom with the Manual Focus mode. Or enter the Direct Manual Focus (DMF) mode to begin with autofocusing and switch to manual.
A suite of applications for PCs, smartphones, tablets and PlayStation®3 to expand photographic enjoyment after the shot.
Free, easy-to-use image management software that can be installed onto Windows PCs.
Transforms PlayStation®3 into a creative playground for editing, viewing and sharing photos and videos.
Do more with your smartphone or tablet. Share photos and videos directly from the camera or control your Wi-Fi compatible Cyber-shot by remote.
Now with Quick Viewer function on PlayMemories Mobile ver.4.0 which offers seamless switching between shooting and viewing modes without the need to open up another app.