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!


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.


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.


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.