News: Sony ILCE-QX1, DSC-QX30 and new colour variation for QX10 unveiled at IFA 2014

Unveiled at IFA 2014 in Germany, the Sony ILCE-QX1 and DSC-QX30 will join the DSC-QX10 and QX100, the Lens-Style Camera line-up!

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Combining style and imaging power, the Sony ILCE-QX1 and DSC-QX30 unites spontaneity and easy sharing while producing quality images.

The Sony ILCE-QX1, with an APS-C size Exmor CMOS Sensor at 20.1MP will be able to capture and produce good amount of flawless details, as we would expect from a normal compact or DSLR.

With the advanced BIONZ X processor, even at near-darkness situations, users will be able to see the difference with the improved area-specific noise reduction. Users will be able to create images with pro-style ‘bokeh’ effects, that most smartphones can’t replicate.

As for the DSC-QX30, smartphone owners who’d prefer the ability to get close up photos from a distance without having grainy images will be able to do so now.

Users can now smoothly zoom from a wide angle 24mm to a huge 720mm equivalent, for frame-filling close-ups. And for those who would like to zoom in even more, Clear Image Zoom helps blows things up to a massive 60x magnification without sacrificing pixel count.

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Both new lens-style cameras are compatible with Sony’s wearable RM-LVR1 and RM-LVR2V Live View Remote controls. The wrist-mount controllers let you check images and select shots from up to five connected cameras simultaneously – great for ambitious multi-angle recordings.

Aside from the new additions, the DSC-QX10 will be getting new colour variations, in eye-grabbing pink (looks like powder pink) and copper, to cater for the fashion-accessory conscious consumers.

All the new additions (Sony ILCE-QX1, DSC-QX30 and new colour variation QX10), will be available at selected Sony Stores and authorised outlets from October 2014.

More details will be added later.

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For those who were waiting for the latest additions and features, do and head down to Sony Stores to try them!

The Sony ILCE-QX1 will be great as an add-on for existing Sony E-mount and A-mount lens users (with a LA-EA4 adaptor for A-mount lenses). There’s no need to buy into a separate system, just use your current and being able to shoot raw for post-editing, is a huge plus!

Current US pricing is at US$399.99, so I’m guessing it should be around at least S$600 – S$750. As for the QX30, it’s at US$349.99, perhaps around the same pricing.

Oh and of course, the much needed add-on – a pop-up flash on the lens itself, for brighter, clearer or filled-light images 🙂

I had to hold out on my purchases because of future plans, wonder if I can hold  out for these too…Very very tempted… *my bank account hates me and Sony* 😛

Information and visuals as kindly shared by Sony Electronics.