• APS-C 357.3mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16,000
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 32,000

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Differences

Sony QX1 advantages over Sony A6100

  • Less expensive
    $498* vs $848
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos

Sony A6100 advantages over Sony QX1

  • Rear display
    Yes vs No
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    1 month vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 20.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    11.0 fps vs 3.5 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    76 vs 15 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 16000 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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The Competition

Compared to Samsung NX2000

Sony QX1
Samsung NX2000
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • Touchscreen
Sony A6100
Samsung NX2000
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner

Compared to Samsung NX3300

Sony QX1
Samsung NX3300
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection
  • $590
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • In-camera panoramas
Sony A6100
Samsung NX3300
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $590
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner

Compared to Ricoh GR II

Sony QX1
Ricoh GR II
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $527
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • Integrated ND filter
Sony A6100
Ricoh GR II
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $527
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Canon EOS M50

Sony QX1
Canon EOS M50
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $629
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Sony A6100
Canon EOS M50
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $629
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Sony A6400

Sony QX1
Sony A6400
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Sony A6100
Sony A6400
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Higher extended ISO
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