|Introducing the first-ever zoom lens and sensor combo that clips right to your smartphone. Now you can get 10x closer to the action with your phone-and share pics instantly online for maximum "likes." It's never been easier or more convenient to capture and share special moments in the beautiful quality they deserve.|
Attach to turn your smartphone1 into an 10x zoom cameraSimply attach the compact and lightweight DSC-QX10 to turn your smartphone1 into a 10x optical zoom camera to capture actions up close.
Use Apps to edit and share photos instantly onlineMillions of smartphone Apps to choose from for editing and sharing via text, email and various socials like Facebook and Instagram on the fly.
Uncouple from phone and hold or mount for flexible shootingThe DSC-QX10 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.
Automatically sets the camera in best shooting condition with iAutoThe DSC-QX10 can recognize scenes like low-light, back-lit, macro and more to automatically adjust to make sure you will always get the shot you want.
Impeccable low light performanceThe DSC-QX10 sports a back-illuminated 18MP 1 / 2.3" Exmor R® CMOS sensor producing images with low noise even in low light, far surpassing the quality of images shot on smartphones.
High grade Sony® G Lens with 10x optical zoomCapture sharp photos with minimal blur even when zoomed in (10x Optical zoom), thanks to Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization.
Optical SteadyShot(™) image stabilization
Optical SteadyShot(™) image stabilization with Active Mode
|Priority Setting (for Face Detection)||Yes (eight faces max)|
|Self-timer||10 sec. / 2 sec.|
|Shutter Speeds||iAuto (4 - 1/1600) / Program Auto (1 - 1/1600)|
|Exposure Compensation||+/- 2.0 EV, 1/3 EV step|
Superior Auto, Intelligent Auto, Program Auto, Movie Mode
ISO100-3200(iAuto), ISO100-12800 (Superior Auto), ISO100-1600(Program Auto)
|ISO Sensitivity (Movie)||
Auto (ISO 100 - 1000 level)
|Metering Modes||Multi Pattern|
|White Balance Mode||
Auto / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Flourescent White Balance 1 / Flourescent White Balance 2 / Flourescent White Balance 3
|AF Modes||Multi Point AF / Touch AF|
|Color Filter System||RGB primary color mosaic filters|
|Imaging Sensor||1/2.3" (7.76mm) Exmor R® CMOS sensor|
|Pixel Gross||18.9M pixels (approx.)|
|Processor||BIONZ® image processor|
|A/V Remote Terminal||Multi/Micro USB Terminal, Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0)|
|NFC||Yes (NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible)|
|USB Port(s)||USB 2.0 Hi-speed|
|Aperture (Max.)||F3.3 (W), F5.9 (T)|
|Clear Image Zoom||10x|
|Focal Length (35mm equivalent)||
[Still Image 16:9] f = 27.5-275mm [Still Image 4:3] f= 25-250mm
[Movie 16:9] f = 27.5-275mm (SteadyShot Standard), f = 27.5-385mm (SteadyShot® Active Mode)
[Movie 4:3] f = 33.5-335mm
(SteadyShot® Standard), f = 33.5-469mm (SteadyShot Active Mode)
|Lens Construction||9 elements in 7 groups (including 4 aspheric elements)|
|Lens Type||Sony G®Lens|
|Optical Zoom||10x (Optical Zoom during movie recording)|
|Steady Shot Mode:Active||[Still image] Optical SteadyShot(™) image stabilization [Movie] Optical SteadyShot(™) image stabilization with Active Mode|
|Power Consumption (in Operation)||Approx. 1.1W|
|Battery Type||InfoLITHIUM® NP-BN (3.6V)|
|Number of Still Images||Approx. 200 images|
|Media Type||Memory Stick Micro / microSD Memory Card / microSDHC Memory Card|
|Microphone/Speaker||Built-in Stereo Microphone|
|Still Image File Format||JPEG (DCF, Exif, MPF Baseline) compliant, DPOF compatible|
|Still Image Size 16:9||L:13M (4,896 x 2,752) S:2M (1,920 x 1,080|
|Still Image Size 4:3||L:18M (4,896 x 3,672) S:5M (2,592 x 1,944) /|
12M (1440 x 1080, 30 fps)
|Service and Warranty Information|
|Limited Warranty Term||1 Year Parts & 90 days labor|
|Weights and Measurements|
|Dimensions (Approx.)||2 1/2'' x 2 1/2'' x 1 3/16'' (62.4mm x 61.8mm x 30.0mm)|
|Weight (Approx.)||With Battery and Memory Stick_micro 0lb 3.7oz. (105.0g)|
|Weight(Approx) (Main unit only)||0lb 5.8oz. (165g)|
The Sony Cyber-shot QX10 at its core is a good point-and-shoot camera with photo quality that's better than you'd get with most smartphones. Connects easily with Android devices with NFC. Available platform-agnostic API allows app developers to add support.
The camera has a very limited feature set compared with a regular point-and-shoot; Sony's mobile app has few features; extended shooting drains your smartphone's battery; and its shooting performance can be extremely frustrating.
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX10 might be a fresh take on a point-and-shoot camera, but the design ends up being a bit more trouble than it's worth.