Rated 4 out of 5
by Liberator69 DSC-QX10 is fun to play with
Far most consumer needs to know that these type of device is great gadget to use with smartphone to enhance photo experience but would not replace DSLR or M4/3 camera. QX100 is nice F1.8 unit with nice Zeiss lens and also QX1 has now ability to use any Sony lens with adapter.
My experience with QX10 is fine knowing the capability and expectoration. I use my Olympus OMD EM-5 with pro lens so when I compare the results there is much to compare. My OMD has superior quality. Now the QX10 for the size and ability to 10x zoom (27.5~275) awesome to say. I'm using iPhone 6 Plus with Thule case so it does not fit with case so I order tablet attachment parts that will give the width I need to fit to my iPhone 6 plus. I did try without the case and few small room to fit.
WiFI connectivity between my iPhone 6 Plus and QX10. Very simple as put the encryption key and after the QX10 is powered up connecting from the iPhone takes about 10sec once you see the SSID of the QX10. IOS app works great and while it does not run in background so if you exit it has to reconnect but only takes 5sec or so. I had not issues and I just go the camera today.
Firmware is 3.0 and IOS app is latest and I have not seen any trouble on connectivity.
I did notice that when I was using Movie Mode and looking at my iPhone screen and it freeze while I was moving the camera in circle. Actually video did not lost any frame so I can only assume that due to wireless connectivity some bandwidth or transfer glitch. I personally don't use video much unless I'm making some review for youtube.
QX10 does have limitation on shooting mode. Just three mode. Two are the iAuto, iAuto + then P mode. both iAuto works fine and I think iAuto + suppose to do better on blur so using on lower light might help better. Although I been using iAuto+ overall and do fine. You can hear take multiple shots. P mode does allow two thing, ISO and EV settings iAuto/iAuto+ mode does take very natural shot expecting same tone balance as you looking at the objects. P mode does not give full live sensor mode until you shoot and look the results. My OMD does live sensor so I can get what I want quicker.
It does not have flash so in very low right situation you may not able to take good shot as higher ISO and these small sensor may give grainy results.
All in all QX10 is easy and quite reliable point shoot unit. QX10 is for you if you just need simple, easy and has smartphone. Someone who like to go more simpler without carrying low end point shoot camera. And like me just like to have with me if I don't have my high end camera or just need out on the date for not carrying bulky camera bag.
These device is very unique while you can not expect the perfect photo the size fits in your palm I think it's nice supplement to have.
When you start paying more money on QX100 or QX1 I would recommend to setup up and invest on DSLR (Nikon, Canon, Leica, Pentax )or M4/3 like Olympus OMD, PEN and Panasonic Lumix.
January 23, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5
by Mlamb Pretty neat Gadget!
If your wanting a fun little gadget for taking unique shots, shots above the crowd, group shots, or spy cam around the corner shots. This is a pretty cool little toy. And the quality of photos is right up there with some of the nice Cyber-shot models. It's really great for getting photos of your dogs.
It is the first release of this fun little camera, so there are a few things I'd like to see improved. A flash on the actual lens would really be my only request. All though it does way better than my iphone in low light w no flash. (Obviously flash is needed in very low light)
As far as the not being able to do quick shots... yes the app takes a bit of time to catch up. But I prefer to use the shutter button right on the side of the lens. I can do very quick shooting that way... it just takes my phone time to catch up to display them. Now that lag in my opinion is no fault of the camera lens... but my phones ability to process the large images and catch up. Or it could be the app? Now that doesn't pose much of a problem for me since the lens is in my hand when I'm taking most of my photos... but if you want fast shots just using the app and have the lens set at a distance you may find that a headache.
But you won't find a more economically priced camera that gives you the versatility of raising it above the crowd at a football game or concert to get an awesome shot, or hiding in in a couch cushion to catch your dog doing something funny.
And I wanted something where the photos would go right to my phone for quickly sharing on FB, email or txting.
So all in all my opinion is that it's a fun little gadget but you have to get it knowing what it's strengths and weaknesses are.
December 6, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5
by Adam88 More quality and extra memory!!!
I love my XMAS GIFT FROM MY BROTHER!!!
Its awesome for trips and for taking macro pictures!
If you have a drone you can actually install it and use it for the ipad mini or your iphone! I have an iphone with 16 gigabites not enough memory to take pictures it consumes the memory fast! Videos specially! But! With my brothers gift for me im a sony fan, and i have always loved sony gadgets! Very unique, classic, original and amazing hardware :)
Thank you sony! For your awesome extra portable lens! I wish it could link automatically the DSC-QX10 to the pairing on the ipad or iphone a bit faster it would just make everything better please! Update the version on the iOS and also make it faster to manipulate to actually take the moment right there and at a good timing!
September 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by JonJ928 Very Cool Camera - Interface needs work, still!!!
I first really took a look into the QX10 just last week. After some YouTube research, I had to have one. I am very satisfied with the quality of the pictures and the lens camera itself so far. Great pictures and a great idea. This device clearly is not made for the quick "pull out of you pocket" camera shoot, but it is great for a quick setup and pulling in of a great picture without lugging around a lot of extra stuff. I have used the lens with 2 different cell phones and a tablet.
The interface is a problem. PlayMemories is still buggy as of March 21, 2014. The program often hangs up on my Samsung S4 requiring a forced shut down. The NFC connection more often than not does not work. Straight WiFi connection is also a little slow. The interface really needs to be fixed and reliable. This is the only reason I can not give a full 5 stars. The interface also has me considering returning the lens. The QX10 is a great toy, but if I can not use it, why keep it.
March 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gusarp Nice portable camera
I bought this QX10 as a present for my wife, I have the QX100 for my self.
It is very light, the zoom is very nice and the G lenses provide a good quality picture.
It is a must to upgrade the firmware to 3.0. will let use the shutter button in 2 steps mode and also ISO setting at P mode. Also will improve the video quality but I have not test it. And pairing via NFC with latest PlayMemories App update is a just couple of seconds..
The play memories App upgrade also gave some new features as thumb settings control, 3 types of grids and a mirror mode for selfies addicts.
The camera itself is lightweight but seems very well made and solid.
It comes with a W battery and the cellphone adapter. A button and a small twist can detach the camera from the adapter letting you take odd angles shots, very nice results so far.
It is small and light enough to fit a front pocket, a very handy device.
I will recommend it 100%
September 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by benrl1980 Awesome Product, if you know what you are getting.
I was looking for a cool photography related gift for my wife and I came across the DSC-QX10 at Best Buy. I am a fairly techie guy and the concept intrigued me, so I researched it, looked at the limitations (occupying wifi, no blue tooth, storage on cam instead of phone, slight lag between phone and cam) all relatively minor if all you are looking for is a Cam you can supplement your phones existing cam with.
If you are looking for a DSLR this is not it, My wife had just replaced her Lumia (the 40 megapixel one) and was dissatisfied with her new phones Cam.
This sony fit the bill in every way, parried with a 32 gig mem card most of the complaints disappear. You can shoot what you want when you want effectively with an awesome zoom you can't find on any cell phone 10x optical.
December 31, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Tessa Horehled It's super cool! I've definitely made both kids and adults impressed with it. It doesn't fit over my iPhone case so I primarily hold it in a different hand, which takes a few to get used to but I actually prefer to on-phone use. I love that it saves the photos straight to my phone which is easy for sharing. I wish I could save it to the cloud somewhere or on the device instead of my phone however because the photos are larger and take up a good bit of room. I would also be interested in a case for it! I borrowed a case from one of my SLR lenses so it wouldn't get banged around in my bag when carrying it around. Overall: Very cool. Recommended! The price point was the only thing most of my friends had hesitation about. Would be more likely to check out around $150.
January 3, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jackson0423 Amazing low-light pics, but lags at times
I bought this camera for a trip to Greece and it enabled me to take some amazing pictures, especially at night. The UI is intuitive and the Play Mobile app is great. I like the idea of having a camera that instantly saves to my phone, very convenient for sharing pics/vids.
The only real downside is that it if you have the camera off and the app closed, when you want to take a picture, it takes about a minute to 90 seconds to turn on the camera, load the app, and wait for them to sync so you can take a picture. Therefore, capturing spontaneous moments can be difficult, unless you have the app and camera synced already, which can kill the battery on the camera and your phone.
August 15, 2014