Sony Alpha QX1 & Cyber-shot DSC-QX30 Announced, Specs, Price

Sony has announced two new lens-style cameras: Sony Alpha QX1 and Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX30. With an interchangeable lens model and an APS-C size Exmor CMOS sensor with 20.1-megapixels, the QX1 allows you to use an E-mount lens with your smartphone, so the QX1 can literally turn your smartphone into a mirrorless camera. The Sony QX30 features a 20.4-megapixel 1/2.3″-type sensor and a longer 24-720mm equivalent optical zoom with OIS.

Sony ILCE-QX1 Mirrorless Lens-Style Digital Camera

Sony Alpha QX1 and Cyber-shot DSC-QX30 Price and Availability

Sony Alpha QX1 Price: $398.00

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX30 Price: $348.00

Sony QX1 will be in stock in November, while Sony QX30 will be in stock in September. Now you can pre-order both of them on Amazon, B&H, Adorama, or ebay.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX30 Lens-Style Digital Camera


Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX30Sony Alpha QX1
Body type
Body typeCompact
Body materialComposite
Max resolution5184 x 38885456 x 3632
Other resolutions5456 x 3064, 3872 x 2576, 3872 x 2176, 2736 x 1824, 2736 x 1536
Image ratio w:h1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:94:3, 3:2
Effective pixels20 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors21 megapixels20 megapixels
Sensor size1/2.3″ (6.17 x 4.55 mm)APS-C (23.2 x 15.4 mm)
ProcessorBionz X
Color spacesRGB
Color filter arrayPrimary color filter
ISOAuto, 80-3200Auto, 100 – 16000
White balance presets610
Custom white balanceNo
Image stabilizationOpticalNo
Uncompressed formatNoRAW
JPEG quality levelsNormal
File format
  • JPEG (DCF, EXIF compliant)
  • JPEG (DCF v2.0, EXIF v2.3)
  • Raw (Sony ARW 2.3)
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.)24–720 mm
Optical zoom30×
Maximum apertureF3.5 – F6.3
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Autofocus assist lampNo
Digital zoomNo (2X)Yes (2X Clear Image Zoom)
Manual focusNoYes
Normal focus range5 cm (1.97″)
Number of focus points25
Lens mountSony E (NEX)
Focal length multiplier1.5×
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDNo
Touch screenYes (via smartphone)
Screen typeDepends on connected smartphone
Live viewYes (via smartphone)
Viewfinder typeNone
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed4 sec30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/1600 sec1/4000 sec
Exposure modes
  • Superior Auto
  • iAuto
  • Program AE
  • Aperture priority
  • Shutter priority
  • Movie
  • iAuto
  • Superior Auto
  • Program AE
  • Aperture priority
  • Shutter priority
Built-in flashNoYes
Flash range4.00 m (at ISO 100)
External flashNo
Flash modesNoneOff, auto, fill, slow sync, rear sync
Flash X sync speed1/160 sec
Drive modes
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Speed priority continuous
  • Self-timer
Continuous drive10 fps4 fps
Self-timerYes (2, 10 secs)
Metering modes
  • Multi
Exposure compensation±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
WB BracketingNo
Videography features
Resolutions1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p)1920 x 1080 (30p)
Storage typesmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC, Memory Stick Micro
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Wireless notes802.11b/g/n with NFC
Remote controlYes (via smartphone)
Environmentally sealedNo
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionNP-BN, NP-BN1NP-FW50
Battery Life (CIPA)200440
Weight (inc. batteries)193 g (0.43 lb / 6.81 oz)216 g (0.48 lb / 7.62 oz)
Dimensions68 x 65 x 58 mm (2.68 x 2.56 x 2.28″)74 x 70 x 53 mm (2.91 x 2.76 x 2.09″)
Other features
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingNo

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