• APS-C 357.3mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16,000
  • APS-C 370.5mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 50,000
  • Detailed specifications
  • Sony Alpha ILCE-QX1
  • Leica CL
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General
Model Number: QX1 CL
Alternate Model Number(s):   Type 7323
Camera Format: Lens-Style Camera Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $399.99 $2795.00
Street Price: $498.00 $2,795.00
Date Available: 2014-11-15 2017-11-30
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 7.6 oz (216 g)
includes batteries
17.0 oz (483 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 2.9 x 2.7 x 2.1 in.
(74 x 70 x 53 mm)
5.2 x 3.1 x 1.8 in.
(131 x 78 x 45 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony  
Effective Megapixels: 20.1 24.2
Sensor Format: APS-C APS-C
Sensor size: 357.28mm2 (23.20mm x 15.40mm) 370.52mm2 (23.60mm x 15.70mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 4.25 microns 3.92 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: None None
Self-Cleaning: No No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 78  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 23.8  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 12.8  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 1,063  
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 5456 x 3632 (19.8 MP, 3:2),
5456 x 3064 (16.7 MP, 16:9),
3872 x 2576 (10.0 MP, 3:2),
3872 x 2176 (8.4 MP, 16:9),
2736 x 1824 (5.0 MP, 3:2),
2736 x 1536 (4.2 MP, 16:9)
6016 x 4014 (24.1 MP, 3:2),
6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2),
4272 x 2856 (12.2 MP, 3:2),
3024 x 2016 (6.1 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG, RAW (12-bit ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG JPEG, 14-bit .DNG RAW, RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 3.5 10.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30p/​16Mbps) 3840x2160 (30p)
1920x1080 (60p/​30p)
1280x720 (30p)
Movie File Format: MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 with AAC-LC stereo audio) MP4 with stereo audio
Composite Video Out: No No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a n/a
HD Video Out: No No
HD Video Connection:
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Sony E Leica L bayonet
Lens: n/a Leica Elmarit-TL 18mm f/2.8 ASPH. lens; 8 elements in 6 groups
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):   27mm
Focal Length (actual):   18mm
Zoom Ratio:   1.00x
Aperture Range:   f/2.8 - f/16
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range:   30 cm to Infinity
11.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: n/a n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No No
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: 2x Clear Image Digital Zoom  
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast-detect AF: Multi Point (25 points) 49-point Contrast Detection AF: Single point, multiple point, spot, face detection, touch AF + release
Auto Focus Assist Light? No Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No / No LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type:   2.36M-dot 4:3 EyeRes EVF, 0.74x equivalent magnification, 20mm eyepoint, -4 to +4 diopter, eye sensor
Focus Peaking: Yes Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a 2,359,296 dots (786,432 pixels)
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):   0.74x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):   1.11x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No Yes
Rear Display: No Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 0.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution:   1,040,000 dots
Touchscreen: No Yes
Articulating Screen: No No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom:    
Top Deck Display: Yes
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 16000 50000
Minimum ISO (native): 100 100
ISO Settings: Auto (100-16000), 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 16000 Auto, 100 - 50000
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Underwater, Color Temp./ Filter (2500-9900K with 15-step Magenta/Green compensation) Auto, daylight, cloud, halogen lighting, shade, electronic flash, graycard (custom), manual color temperature setting
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 30 sec 1/25000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: No No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 1200-zone Evaluative Multi-segment Multi-field, center-weighted, spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: No Yes
Creative Exposure Modes:   Sport, portrait, landscape, night portrait, snow/beach, fireworks, candlelight, sunset, digiscoping, miniature, panorama, HDR
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds 2 or 12 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):   Yes
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes No
Flash Modes: Flash off, Auto flash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync. Red-eye reduction: On/Off n/a
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 4.0 m / 13.1 ft. n/a
Flash Range Description: Lens dependent; GN = 6m (ISO 200) / 4m (ISO100) n/a
Max Flash Sync: 1/160 1/180
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: n/a Hot shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: MS Micro M2 / microSD / microSDHC / microSDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   UHS-II
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: RAW (12-bit ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG 14-bit .DNG RAW, RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 with AAC-LC stereo audio) MP4 with stereo audio
Included Memory:   No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes Yes
NFC: No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: No No
DPOF Compliant: Yes No
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Via Wi-Fi Via Wi-Fi
Connections (extended): Multi Terminal/Micro USB, Wi-Fi with NFC  
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution):    
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):    
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):    
Camera penalizes early shutter press?
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 3.5 10.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 15 140
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   10.0
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):    
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   10.0
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):   33
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid):    
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus):    
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):    
Shutter Lag (prefocused):    
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time:    
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Flash cycle time, full power:    
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 440 shots 220 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):   220 shots
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: NP-FW50 Lithium-ion rechargeable BP-DC12 (7.2V 1200mAh) Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-FW50 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary BP-DC12 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No
Software
Included Software:   Leica CL App (remote control and image transfer, free download from Apple App-Store/Google Play Store)
OS Compatibility:    
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: World's first lens-style camera with interchangeable lens mount. Available in black.