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Turn your Smartphone into 30x optical zoom camera
Simply attach the compact and lightweight DSC-QX30 to turn your smartphone into a professional grade camera to capture beautiful high quality 18MP still photos. With 30x Optical Zoom and 60x Clear Image Zoom you will get amazingly close from farther distances - something your smartphone just can't offer.
NFC/Wi-Fi allows simple, one-touch linking to smartphones
The DSC-QX30 uses Wi-Fi and one touch NFC to connect with your IOS or Android smartphone. You can instantly edit and share your images with friends and family via email and/or via your favorite social media sites such as Facebook and Instagram through your phone.
Use apps to edit and share photos instantly online
Choose from a multitude of photo editing apps to edit and share your photos on the fly.
Shoot and enjoy images thru the smartphone's large LCD screen
All of the DSC-QX30 features can be accessed via your smartphones LCD screen and the free PlayMemories Mobile app.
Uncouple from phone and mount for flexible shooting
The DSC-QX30 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.
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 export the images to organize, edit and share anytime, anywhere.
Never miss the moment with lock on AF and 10FPS shooting
Easily keep moving subjects in sharp focus with Lock-on AF. Just activate Lock-on AF first and tap your subject on the screen to use this convenient function to ensure your subject stays in focus. The camera also allows high-speed continuous shooting of maximally 10 fps and large images at 20MP megapixels.
Exmor R CMOS sensor for impeccable low light performance
The DSC-QX30 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.
Minimize blur in photos and video with Optical SteadyShot image stabilization
Capture sharp photos with minimal blur even when zoomed in (30x Optical zoom), thanks to Optical SteadyShot image stabilization
High-quality 60p HD video with low grain even in low light
Record high quality 1920x1080/60p 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.
- Processor: BIONZ X image processor
- Pixel Gross: 21.1M pixels (approx.)
- Effective Picture Resolution: 20.4 M pixels (approx.)
- Color Filter System: RGB primary color mosaic filters
- Media Type: Memory Stick Micro / Memory Stick Micro (Mark2) / microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC Memory Card
- Color Space: sRGB
- Still Image Size 16:9: 15M (5,184 ? 2,920) / 7.5M (3,648 ? 2,056) / 2.1M (1,920 ? 1,080)
- Still Image Size 1:1: 15M (3,888 ? 3,888) / 7.5M (2,736 ? 2,736) / 3.7M (1,920 ? 1,920)
- Still Image Size 3:2: 18 M (5,184 ? 3,456) / 8.9M (3,648 ? 2,432) / 4.5M (2,592 ? 1,728)
- Still Image Size 4:3: 20M (5,184 ? 3,888) / 10M (3,648 ? 2,736) / 5M (2,592 ? 1,944) /0.3M (640 x 480)
- Video Format: MP4
- Video Mode: MP4: 28M PS (1920 x 1080, 60 fps) 16M HQ (1920 x1080, 30 fps)
- Audio Format: MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
- Microphone/Speaker: Built-in Stereo Microphone Monaural speaker
- Still Image File Format: JPEG (DCF Ver.2.0,Exif Ver.2.3,MRF Baseline compliant
- Lens Type: Sony G Lens
- Aperture: iAuto (F3.5-F6.3(W)) / Program Auto (F3.5-F6.3(W)) / Aperture Priority (F3.5-F8.0(W)) / Shutter Priority (F3.5-F6.3(W))
- Aperture (Max.): F3.5 (W) - 6.3 (T)
- Optical Zoom: 30x
- Focal Length (35mm equivalent): [Still Image 3:2] f=25-750mm [Still Image 4:3] f=24-720mm [Still Image 16:9] f=26-780mm [Still Image 1:1] f=28.5-855mm [Movie 16:9] f=26.5-1080mm
- Lens Groups-Elements: 11 elements in 10 groups (including 5 aspheric elements)
- Minimum Focus Distance: iAuto: AF (W: Approx. 5cm (0.16 ft.) to Infinity, T: Approx. 200cm (6.56 ft.) to Infinity) / Program Auto: AF (W: Approx. 5cm (0.16 ft.) to Infinity, T: Approx. 200cm (6.56 ft.) to Infinity)
- Aperture Blade: Iris diaphragm (5 blades)
- Clear Image Zoom: [Still image] 20M Approx. 60x / 10M Approx. 85x / 5M Approx. 120x / 0.3M Approx. 486x / 15M (16:9) Approx. 60x / 2M (16:9) Approx. 162x [Movie] Approx. 60x
- Steady Shot Mode:Active: Yes
- Type: Segment LCD
- Focus System: Contrast-detect AF
- AF Modes: Single-shot AF / Touch AF
- Focus Area: Multi Point AF
- Metering Modes: Multi Pattern
- Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV, 1/3 EV step
- Exposure Settings: [Still] Superior Auto, Intelligent Auto, Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Movie Mode
- D-Range Optimizer: Yes
- ISO: [Still Image] ISO 80-3200(iAuto), ISO80-12800(Superior Auto), Auto/80/100/200/400/800/1600/3200(Program Auto), Auto/80/100/200/400/800/1600/3200(Aperture Priority), Auto/80/100/200/400/800/1600/3200(Shutter Priority)
- White Balance Mode: Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Fluor.(Cool White, Day White, Daylight) / Incandescent
- Minimum Illumination: [Movie] Auto: 10lux (Shutter Speed 1/15)
- ISO Sensitivity (Movie): [Movie] Auto: (ISO 80-1000 level)
- Drive Mode: Single / Continuous shooting
- Continuous Shooting Speed: Approx. 10 fps (for up to 10 shots)
- Self-timer: 10 sec. / 2 sec.
- Shutter Speeds: iAuto (1/1600 - 4) / Program Auto (1/1600 - 1) / Aperture Priority (1/1600 - 8) / Shutter Priority (1/1600 - 30)
- Power Save Mode: 2 min
- Face Detection: Auto, Face Selection; maximum eight faces detected
- Image Stabilization: [Still Image] Optical SteadyShot(TM) image stabilization [Movie] Optical SteadyShot(TM) image stabization with Active Mode
- Priority Setting (for Face Detection): Yes (eight faces max)
- NFC: Yes (NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible)
- Wi-Fi: Yes
- A/V Remote Terminal: Multi/Micro USB Terminal*8 , Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0)
Weights and Measurements
- Dimensions (Approx.): 2 3/4" x 2 5/8" x 2 3/8" (68.4mm x 65.1mm x 57.6mm)
- Weight (Approx.): With Battery and Memory Stick_micro 0lb 6.8oz. (193g)
- Weight(Approx) (Main unit only): 0lb 6.3oz. (178g)
- Battery Type: InfoLITHIUM NP-BN (3.6V)
- Battery Capacity: Typical: 2.3Wh (630mAh) Minimum: 2.2Wh (600mAh)
- Number of Still Images: Approx. 200 images
- Supplied Battery Charger: NP-BN (supplied) / NP-BN1 (not supplied)
- Power Consumption (in Operation): Approx. 1.4W
- Power Consumption (in View Finder Operation): [Still Images] Approx. 200 / approx. 100min [Movies] Actual shooting: approx. 25min Continuous shooting : approx. 45min. (In [MP4 28M PS] mode, max. continuous shooting time is approx. 15 min. and max. file size is 4GB.)
- Supplied Software: Supplied Software: PlayMemories Home, Image Data Converter Version 4 (via software download from camera)