Sony QX10 summary
Sony QX10 is Sony's Lens-style camera first revealed on September of 2013. The camera uses a 18MP, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a full resolution of 4896 x 3672.
The QX10 places at #4 out of 4 in Lens-style cameras and over all #678 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our collection. Please check our Smart camera finder to see camera rankings based on your custom criteria.
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Sony QX10 family
The Sony QX10 is part of a family of products. You can read the complete range below.
Sony QX10 Gallery
You can check the QX10 from different angles in the gallery below.
Sony QX10 Pros and Cons
Below is a list of pluses and minuses of the Sony QX10 based on criterias that are normally regarded as useful in a camera.
Sony QX10 Sensor specifications
The size of the sensor in the Sony QX10 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can capture 4896 x 3672 pixels and aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera has got Image Stabilization (Optical). Sensor stabilization is more desirable than digital stabilization as the latter can easily lead to cropping.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The BSI-CMOS sensor boasts 18 megapixels and supports a native ISO range of 100 - 3200. Sadly, RAW photos are not supported which means that you have less room to maneuver in post.
The graphic below displays the QX10's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The QX10 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is shown in green.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Sony QX10 dimensions
Sony QX10 weighs about 0.23 lbs (105 grams or 3.70 oz) and features exterior proportions of 62mm x 62mm x 33mm (2.4" x 2.4" x 1.3"). The weight of average Lens-style camera is 173 grams so the Sony QX10 is less heavy when compared to other rivals.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Listed below is a pic of the Sony QX10 alongside a softdrink to help you to have a feel for its scale.
The top view below will provide the button arrangement on the QX10.
Sony QX10 Lens specifications
The QX10 has got an inbuilt lens featuring a focal range of 25-250mm making it a 10.0 x zoom which is not amazing however it is likely to be invaluable in certain scenarios.
At the widest 25mm, the lens provides an aperture of f3.3 which will be quite slow and not very good in low light occasions and you will struggle to capture a shallow depth of field. You will probably also need to increase the ISO leading to noisy pictures. For the tele end, 250mm is amazing zoom and comes with f5.9 making it quite sluggish and you may need to use slow shutter speeds.
Sony QX10 Connectivity
The QX10 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- NFC Yes
Digital cameras which have NFC and Bluetooth connectivity can be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You can transfer pictures and at times alter settings without connecting straight to the camera.
A few applications even allow a Liveview and release the shutter whenever you are not close to the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI out, it can be attached to an external monitor. The majority of cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack with the USB socket.
Sony QX10 Video specifications
The highest possible video quality in the Sony QX10 is 1440 x 1080 and it can shoot in MPEG-4 format. 1080p is low by today's standards. You really should shoot for a minimum FUll HD quality for good video. The camera does not offer a mic and headphone jack which means you have got little control over your sound. It is probably a better idea to consider a different camera in case you want good sound in your video clips.
Sony QX10 Weather Sealing
Sony QX10 does not include environment proofing so rainy conditions might damage the camera.
Sony QX10 Display and Viewfinder
The Sony QX10 houses a " fixed display screen supporting a resolution of 0k dots.
Additionally the display screen is touch friendly which means that you can easily set focus point and adjust settings with your fingertips.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The ViewFinder specs regarding Sony QX10 are below:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are really handy during bright outdoor conditions which might make the camera display washed out and hard to view.
Sony QX10 Shutter specifications
The highest shutter speed is 1/1600 sec.
Sony QX10 Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Sony QX10 has got neither built-in flash nor external flash support.
Sony QX10 Autofocusing specifications
Sony QX10 has got just Contrast Based Autofocus and doesn't have Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more snappier and accurate when compared to Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera boasts Face detect which makes it handy for taking photos of people.
Sony QX10 has touch to focus. You are able to use your fingers in order to adjust where you focus. Sony QX10 lacks manual focusing. Manual focusing ability is useful during low light or you want more accurate depth of field control.
Sony QX10 Battery life
The battery life (NP-BN,) for the Sony QX10 is designed to last for 220 clicks according to the CIPA benchmarks making it lower when compared to its competitors. The average Lens-style camera battery life is 265. Sony QX1 offers the best (440) battery life within this kind of cameras.
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Sony QX10 for varying kinds of photography
The following bar chart provides a rundown of the Sony QX10 for varying kinds of photography. To learn more, go to the specific paragraph below.
Portrait photography with Sony QX10
The Sony QX10 gets a points tally of 37 which is dreadful, meaning that it is not really very good for portrait photos. Taking portrait photos leans heavily to sensor dimensions, support for RAW photos in addition to the ability to use external flash.
Sony QX10 as a Street photography camera
Having a above average rating of 68, the Sony QX10 is a very decent fit to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera provides a perfect balance of picture quality and portability.
Sony QX10 Sports photography highlights
A dreadful sports photography rating of 38 suggests the Sony QX10 is not really very good for photographing sports. A camera should have excellent tracking plus continuous shooting for sports photography.
Travel photography with Sony QX10
Portability is super critical in picking a camera for travel. In general, the Sony QX10 gets a nice 69 for a travelling camera which makes it a respectable fit to buy for your vacations.
Sony QX10 Landscape photography factors
For anybody who is looking to pick a camera for landscape photography, the most vital aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Sony QX10 and it's dreadful score of 39 as a landscape camera is not really very good within the current market.
Sony QX10 Vlogging info
A vlogging camera should offer a moving display screen, microphone input and if possible image stabilization. Considering every thing, the Sony QX10 is not really very good as a vlog camera as it gets a dreadful rating of 34.
Sony QX10 Alternatives
If you need replacements to the QX10, below is a number of the highest scored cameras which fall in to the family of Lens-style.
The diagram below provides you an overview of the QX10 compared to it's top ranked competitors shown previously.
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