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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 457 reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX100. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Comments about the lens and size are on the whole positive. The portability and usability also get good feedback. There are some less positive views about the connectivity and shutter, while there are mixed opinions on the energy efficiency and viewfinder.

performance, usability, portability, size, lens

reliability, shutter, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 206 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX100 from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on People really like the size and lens. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative comments about the connectivity and contrast. Views about the energy efficiency and performance are mixed.

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73% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Wired (

Not-So-Sure Shot


If you could guarantee your phone had the biggest camera sensor, the best lens, and deeper controls than anything else out there for the next few years, that'd be a good thing, yes? And if this super camera happened to be detachable, letting you use it...

The photos look great. It’ll do a much better job than your phone, especially in low light. Creative potential abounds if you use it as a disembodied lens for your phone. Around half the price of the RX100 II, which has the same sensor, lens, and image...

You might as well get a good compact camera with Wi-Fi controls instead. Just because it’s small doesn’t mean it’s pocket-friendly. Wi-Fi connection with a phone only works smoothly when the two devices are next to one another. The process of attaching...

May, 2014

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX100


The Sony Cyber-shot DCS-QX100 is an example of a bold design as a smartphone add-on lens, but there are performance issues that keep us from recommending it.

Excellent image quality. 1-inch image sensor. On-camera shutter and zoom controls. Wi-Fi with NFC. iOS and Android compatibility.

Live View feed can lag. Shutter lag when triggering from phone. Takes time to mount to phone. Slow startup compared to a standalone camera. No support for Windows Phone.

For the most part, this works, but there are times when it doesn't. Sometimes when opening the app on my iPhone 5, I was left with a spinning progress wheel and a "Searching device" message. What it was searching for, I don't know, but I had to close...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by : David Pierce (

A camera for your cameraphone: Sony Cyber-shot QX10 and QX100 review


Celebrity sightings are a rite of passage in New York City, and there are famous people everywhere. Yet in all my time here, the best I'd done was the empty Gotham PD cars strewn all over Wall...

Takes gorgeous pictures ; Nice-looking lens

Slow, clumsy connections ; Too little manual control ; PlayMemories app can't do very much

A good idea, but not a great product yet

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (

Sony Cyber-shot QX100, QX10 cameras play nice with your smartphone (hands-on)


Basically point-and-shoots without screens and almost no physical controls, these Wi-Fi-enabled lens cameras aim to enhance your mobile photography.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Allison Johnson (

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX100 First-impressions Review


The smartphone and the point-and-shoot are not, by nature, natural companions. One takes better pictures than the other but has difficulty sharing them. The other takes less inspiring images, but can share them instantly. One is easy to leave at home...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Michael Palmer (

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX100 Lens-style Camera Preview


Sony has just announced two new QX-series "lens-style" digicams, the Cyber-shot DSC-QX100 and the QX10. What exactly is a lens-style camera?

Sep, 2013

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Sony QX100 Review


Almost every dedicated camera on the market shares one thing in common: It is -- in some form or other -- a box housing a lens. The long-rumored, large-sensor Sony QX100 "lens-style camera" and its sibling the long-zoom QX10 don't just buck that trend,...

At the end of the day, I think that the QX lens-style Cameras are a seminal yet significant step in the merging of camera and smart device functionality, a concept and general form factor that I expect others may mimic over time. I can see a place for...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Videomaker (

Sony DSC-QX100 Camera Reviewed


With its large sensor, small size, 1080p shooting capabilities and wireless transfer, the Sony QX100 is a great device for social media users who want prosumer optics.

Wireless live view and controls, Lightweight, Large 1” Sensor

Doesn’t work with phone’s flash, Can’t format microSD card from application

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : Mario Aguilar (

Sony QX100 Review: Glorious Photos, Painful Package


It's fascinating to watch traditional camera manufacturers try to adapt their technology to a world in which smartphones can take great photos. Point-and-shoots have never been better, and yet they've never been less useful to the everyman. Which is...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (

Sony QX100


Hands-on: Turn your mobile into a high-end camera with the QX100

The Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-QX100 is an odd camera, and it takes a bit of getting used to – clamping a chunky 180g weight on your phone feels plain weird. However, it has the specs to suggest it’ll take cracking photos. Will it convert photographers by the...

Sep, 2013

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