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The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX30 is an ultrazoom, mobile device-mountable, lens-type compact camera manufactured by Sony. Announced on September 3, 2014, the QX30 is one of Sony's "Smart Lens" cameras, alongside the QX1, QX10 and QX100, that are designed to be specifically used with a smartphone. It has a 1/2.3 inch backside-illuminated Exmor RCMOS sensor with 20.4 effective megapixels, sitting behind an ƒ/3.5 (wide) to ƒ/6.3 (telephoto) Sony G Lens. Its highlight feature is its 30x lossless optical zoom.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX30
Overview
MakerSony
TypeLens-style Compact Camera
Lens
LensSony G Lens
(24 - 720 mm equivalent)
F-numbersf/3.5-f/6.3 at the widest
Sensor/medium
SensorSony Exmor R
Image sensor typeBackside-Illuminated (BSI) CMOS
Image sensor size6.17 x 4.55 mm (1/2.3 inch)
Image sensor makerSony
Maximum resolution5184 x 3888 (20.4 megapixels)
ASA/ISO rangeISO 80 - 3200
Recording mediumOne microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC, or MemoryStick Micro card
Shutter
Shutter speeds4s to 1/1600s
Continuous shooting10 frames per second
Image processing
Image processorSony Bionz X™
Custom WBNo
General
BatteryRechargeable & removable Lithium-Ion battery pack (NP-BN)
Dimensions68 x 65 x 58 mm (2.68 x 2.56 x 2.28 inches)
Weight178 g (body only)
193 g (With battery and media)

Like the other Sony Smart Lens cameras, it is Wi-Fi-controlled using an Android or iOS device though the downloadable PlayMemories Mobile application, utilizing the device's screen as its viewfinder and camera controls, while also serving as additional storage medium via its integrated wireless file transfer feature.

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SpecificationsEdit

Technical specificationsEdit

Sensor
Sensor Type 1/2.3 inch (7.82 mm) Exmor R™ CMOS sensor, 4:3 aspect ratio
Number of Pixel (Effective) Approx. 20.4 Megapixels
Number of Pixel (Gross) Approx. 21.1 Megapixels
Lens
Lens Type Sony G Lens, 11 elements in 10 groups (including 5 aspheric elements)
F Number (max. aperture) ƒ/3.5 (W) – 6.3 (T)
Focal Length f= 4.3–129 mm
Focus Range (from the front of Lens) AF approx. 5 cm to infinity (W), approx. 200 cm to infinity (T)
Optical Zoom 30x lossless
Clear Image Zoom (Still Image) Still images:
20M approx. 60x
10M approx. 85x
5M approx. 120x
0.3M approx. 486x
15M (16:9) approx. 60x
2M (16:9) approx. 162x

Movies:
approx. 60x
Aperture Type Iris diaphragm (5 blades)
Focal Length
(f= 35 mm format equivalent)
Still images (3:2) f= 25 – 750 mm
Still images (4:3) f= 24 – 720 mm
Still images (16:9) f= 26 – 780 mm
Still images (1:1) f= 28.5 – 855 mm

Movie (16:9) f= 26.5 – 1080 mm (SteadyShot Active Mode)
LCD
Screen Type Segment LCD
Camera
Image Processing Engine BIONZ X™
SteadyShot Still Images: Optical
Movies: Optical type with electronic compensation
Focus Mode Single-shot AF
Touch AF
Lock on AF
Multi Point AF
Focus Area Multi Point AF
Light Metering Mode Multi Pattern
Exposure Compensation +/-2.0 EV, 1/3 EV step
ISO Sensitivity (Still Images) ISO 80 - 3200 (iAuto)
ISO 80 - 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)
ISO Sensitivity (Movie) Auto (ISO 80 - 1000 equivalent)
Minimum Illumination (Movie) Auto: 10 lux (Shutter Speed 1/15)
White Balance Modes Auto
Daylight
Cloudy
Incandescent
Fluorescent (Cool White)
Fluorescent (Day White)
Fluorescent (Daylight)
Shutter Speed iAuto (4 – 1/1600)
Program Auto (1 – 1/1600)
Aperture Priority (8 – 1/1600)
Shutter Priority (30 – 1/1600)
Aperture iAuto (ƒ/3.5 - ƒ/6.3 (W))
Program Auto (ƒ/3.5 - ƒ/6.3 (W))
Aperture Priority (ƒ/3.5 - ƒ/8.0 (W))
Shutter Priority (ƒ/3.5 - ƒ/6.3 (W))
Image Control Quality (Fine/Standard)
Dynamic Range Functions Dynamic Range Optimizer
Shooting Modes Intelligent Auto
Superior Auto
Program Auto
Aperture Priority Mode
Shutter Speed Priority Mode
Movie
Max. Continuous Shooting Speed
(with max. recording pixel)
Approx. 10 fps (for up to 10 shots)
Self Timer 2 - 10 seconds delay
Movie Mode Single, Continuous Shooting
Shooting Functions Face Detection
Number of Recording Scenes Still images: Superior Auto - 44, Intelligent Auto - 33
Movie: 44
Recording
Compatible Recording Media Memory Stick Micro™
Memory Stick Micro™ (Mark 2)
microSD Memory Card
microSDHC Memory Card
microSDXC Memory Card
Recording Format Still images: JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver. 2.3, MRF Baseline compliant)
Movie: MPEG-4
Movie audio: MPEG-4, AAC-LC (2-channels)
Colour Space/Format Still Image: sRGB
Movie: NTSC
Recording Resolutions Still Images
3:2 mode:
18M (5,184 x 3,456)
8.9M (3,648 x 2,432)
4.5M (2,592 x 1,728);

4:3 mode:
20M (5,184 x 3,888)
10M (3,648 x 2,736)
5M (2,592 x 1,944)
0.3M (640 x 480);

16:9 mode:
15M (5,184 x 2,920)
7.5M (3,648 x 2,056)
2.1M (1,920 x 1,080);

1:1 mode: 15M (3,888 x 3,888)
7.5M (2,736 x 2,736)
3.7M (1,920 x 1,920)

Movies
MP4:
28M PS (1,920 x 1080 at 60 fps)
16M HQ (1,920 x 1080 at 30 fps)
Interface
Input And Output Terminals Multi/Micro USB Terminal, Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0)
Connectivity
Wi-Fi® Yes, Wi-Fi® Connect
NFC® One-touch functionality Yes (NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible)
Power
Power Source DC 3.6 V (supplied battery)
DC 5.0 V (AC adapter)
Battery System Rechargeable Battery Pack (Lithium-Ion)
Power Consumption (Camera Mode) Approx. 1.4 W
USB Charging Yes
USB Power Mode Yes
Battery Life (CIPA) Approx. 200 shots, approx. 100 min
Supplied Battery Pack Sony Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-BN)
Others
Operating Temperature Approx. 0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 68.4 x 65.1 x 57.6 mm
Weight Approx. 178 g (body only)
Approx. 193 g (with battery and media storage)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • "Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX30: Digital Photography Review". DPReview. Retrieved 2019-02-14.