Smartphone Attachable Lens-Style Camera

Smartphone Attachable Lens-Style Camera

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The world's first pro-grade lens and sensor combo that clips to your smartphone. Now you can shoot breathtaking, DSLR-quality pics and instantly share them online for more "likes" than ever. Sporting a 1" sensor and a Carl Zeiss f/1.8 lens, this innovative camera captures beautifully defocused backgrounds for that professional look you crave. It's a dream come true for lovers of photography-and convenience. Smartphone Attachable Lens-Style Camera


Attach to turn your smartphone<sup>1</sup> into a DSLR-like quality camera

Attach to turn your smartphone1 into a DSLR-like quality camera

Simply attach the compact and lightweight DSC-QX100 to turn your smartphone1 into a professional grade camera to capture beautiful DSLR-like 20MP still photos.

NFC/Wi-Fi® allows simple, one-touch connection to smartphones

The DSC-QX100 allows One-touch connection with smartphone via Wi-Fi® thanks to NFC. Shoot from your iOS or Android smartphone2and record images with the quality of dedicated camera device.
NFC/Wi-Fi<sup>®</sup> allows simple, one-touch connection to smartphones

Shoot and enjoy images thru the smartphone's large LCD screen3

All of the DSC-QX100's features can be accessed via your smartphone's LCD screen3 and the free PlayMemories Mobile App.

Conveniently save images on both camera & phone memory

Images are conveniently saved to both camera and smartphone's memory automatically. With the free PlayMemories Mobile App you'll then be able to hit "Share" on App to organize, edit and share anytime, anywhere.

Use Apps to edit and share photos instantly online

Millions of smartphone Apps to choose from for editing and sharing via text, email and various socials like Facebook and Instgram on the fly.
Uncouple from phone and hold or mount for flexible shooting

Uncouple from phone and hold or mount for flexible shooting

The DSC-QX100 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.

Get the shots you want w/ manual control via smartphone1

Intuitively control zoom, aperture, exposure, white balance, focusing and more with the free PlayMemories Mobile App.
Get the shots you want w/ manual control via smartphone<sup>1</sup>
Impeccable low light performance thanks to large 1" sensor

Impeccable low light performance thanks to large 1" sensor

The DSC-QX100 sports a back-illuminated 20MP large 1" Exmor R® CMOS sensor to produce professional images that far surpass those captured on any smartphone. The sensor is exceptionally sensitive, producing images with less grain even in low light situations.

Bright F1.8 Carl Zeiss® lens with 3.6x optical zoom

Zoom in up to 3.6x on a renowned Carl Zeiss® Vario-Sonnar T* zoom lens with large F1.8 aperture lets you accurately capture the subtle atmosphere of every scene and achieve beautiful background and foreground defocusing.
Bright F1.8 Carl Zeiss<sup>®</sup> lens with 3.6x optical zoom

High-quality 1080/30p HD video with low grain even in low light

Record high quality 1080/30p HD video even in low lighting situations. The MP4 format is ideal for enjoying and sharing your HD movies on your smartphone, PC, Mac® computer or the internet.


Advanced Features
Image Stabilization [Still Image]
Optical SteadyShot(™) image stabilization
Optical SteadyShot(™) image stabization with Active Mode
Priority Setting (for Face Detection) Yes (eight faces max)
Drive System
Self-timer 10 sec. / 2 sec.
Shutter Speeds iAuto (4 - 1/2000) / Program Auto (1 - 1/2000) / Aperture Priority (8 - 1/2000)
Exposure System
Exposure Compensation +/- 3.0 EV, 1/3 EV step
Exposure Settings [Still]
Superior Auto, Intelligent Auto, Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Movie Mode
ISO [Still Image]
ISO160-6400(iAuto), ISO160-25600(Superior Auto), ISO160-3200(Program Auto), ISO160-3200(Aperture Priority)
ISO Sensitivity (Movie) [Movie]
Auto (ISO 160 - 3200)
Metering Modes Multi Pattern
White Balance Mode Auto / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluor (Warm White) / Fluor (Cool White) / Fluor (Day White) / Fluor (Daylight) / Flash / C. Temp., Filter / Custom
Focus Control
AF Modes Single-shot AF / Manual Focus / Touch AF
Focus System Contrast-detect AF
Imaging Sensor
Color Filter System RGB primary color mosaic filters
Imaging Sensor 1.0" Exmor R® CMOS sensor
Pixel Gross 20.9M pixels (approx.)
Processor BIONZ® image processor
A/V Remote Terminal Multi/Micro USB Terminal*6 , Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0)
NFC Yes (NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible)
Tripod Mount Yes
USB Port(s) USB 2.0 Hi-speed
Wi-Fi Yes
Aperture (Max.) F1.8 (W), F4.9 (T)
Aperture Blade Iris diaphragm (7 blades)
Clear Image Zoom 3.6x
Focal Length (35mm equivalent) [Still Image 3:2] f = 28-100mm [Still Image 16:9] f = 29-105mm [Still Image 4:3] f= 30-108mm
[Still Image 1:1] f = 36-127mm
[Movie 16:9] f = 29-105mm (SteadyShot Standard), f = 33-120mm (SteadyShot® Active Mode)
[Movie 4:3] f = 36-128mm
(SteadyShot® Standard), f = 41-146mm (SteadyShot Active Mode)
Lens Groups-Elements 7 elements in 6 groups (4 aspheric elements including AA lens)
Lens Type Carl Zeiss® Vario-Sonnar T*
Optical Zoom 3.6x (Optical Zoom during movie recording)
Steady Shot Mode:Active [Still image] Optical SteadyShot(™) Image stabiization [Movie] Optical SteadyShot(™)image stabilization with Active Mode
Power Consumption (in Operation) Approx. 1.2W
Battery Type InfoLITHIUM® NP-BN (3.6V)
Number of Still Images Approx. 200 images
Color Space sRGB
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: 17M (5,472 x 3,080) S: 4.2M (2,720 x 1,528)
Still Image Size 1:1 L: 13M (3,648 x 3,648) S: 3.7M (1,920 x 1,920)
Still Image Size 3:2 L:20M (5,472 x 3,648) S:5M (2,736 x 1,824)
Still Image Size 4:3 L:18M(4,864 x 3,648) S: 5M(2,592 x 1,944)
Video Mode MP4:
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 2 1/8'' (62.5mm x 62.5mm x 52.2mm )
Weight (Approx.) With Battery and Memory Stick_micro 0lb 6.3oz (179.0g)
Weight(Approx) (Main unit only) 0lb 3.2oz. (90g)

What's in the Box

  • Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BN
  • Micro USB cable
  • Wrist Strap
  • Smartphone attachment
  • Instruction Manual
  • Battery DC3.6V