Sony Alpha QX1

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Key specs

  • CMOS
  • APS-C
  • 23.2 x 15.4 mm
  • 20 megapixels
  • 5456;3632 px
  • Sony E
  • Contrast Detect (sensor);Multi-area;Selective single-point;Single;Touch;Face Detection;Live View
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Sony Alpha QX1 Full Specifications


Sensor typeCMOS
Image sensor formatAPS-C
Sensor size23.2 x 15.4 mm
Sensor photo detectors20 megapixels
Effective pixels20 Mpx
Image ratio w:h4:3, 3:2
Max resolution5456, 3632
Other resolutions5456x3064, 3872x2576, 3872x2176, 2736x1824, 2736x1536
ProcessorBIONZ X


ISO Auto
ISO minimum100
ISO maximum16000
White balance presets10
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Uncompressed formatRAW
Supported file formatsJPEG, RAW

Optics & Focus

Lens mountSony E
Digital zoom2 x
AF assist (auto-focus assist light)Flash
Contrast autofocus
Focal length multiplier1.5×
Contrast Detect , Multi-area, Selective single-point, Single, Touch, Face Detection, Live View
Manual focus
Number of focus points25
Max number of AF points (incl. assistant)25
Image stabiliserLens based only
Phase detection autofocus
Number of AF points (contrast)25

Screen / viewfinder

Articulated LCD
Touch screen
Live view
Separate info display

Photography features

Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/4000 sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure mode
Continuous shooting
Exposure compensation plus3
Exposure compensation minus-3
Expousure compensation steps1/3
WB Bracketing
Subject / scene modes
Flash sync speed1/160s
Built-in flash
Flash range157.48 in
External flash
Continuous drive3.5 fps
Metering modesMulti
Flash modesAuto, Flash ON, Flash OFF, Fill-in Flash, Slow Sync, Rear-curtain Sync
Manual settings
Self-timer options2, 10

Videography features

Maximum resolution1920, 1080
Supported file formatsMPEG-4, AVC, H.264
Max resolution (highest frame rate)1920x1080
Max frame rate (highest resolution)60 fps
Max frame rate (regardless of res.)60 fps
Video recording


Body typeCompact
Body materialPlastic
Colour of productBlack
Weight0.48 lb
Width2.91 in
Height2.76 in
Length2.09 in
Environmentally sealed


Storage typesmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC, Memory Stick Micro


Battery Life (CIPA)440
Battery typeLi-Ion


USB version2.0
Supported WiFi types802.11b/g/n
Remote control
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)

Other features

Orientation sensor
Timelapse recording

Sony Alpha QX1 Online reviews

Sony ILCE-QX1 Review | PhotographyBLOG
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