Lens-Style Camera DSC-QX30

  • Turn your smartphone into a 30x zoom camera.
  • NFC/Wi-Fi® for simple smartphone connection.
  • Detachable from phone for flexible shooting.
  • Shoot and view images on smartphone screen.
  • Saves images on both camera and phone.

  • iAuto adjusts settings based on shot conditions.
  • Exmor R® CMOS sensor for low-light shooting.
  • High-grade Sony G Lens with 30x optical zoom.
  • High-quality 1080/60p HD video with low grain.

Develop for Sony cameras

The Sony Camera Remote API beta SDK allows you to develop apps to control a number of Sony cameras wirelessly from another device.

Supported APIs/SDKs

Imaging Sensor

  • 1/2.3″ (7.82mm) Exmor R® CMOS image sensor
  • BIONZ®X image processor
  • 20.4MP
  • Color Filter System: RGB primary color mosaic filters

Recording

  • Memory Stick Micro / Memory Stick Micro (Mark2) / microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC Memory Card
  • Microphone/Speaker : Built-in Stereo Microphone Monaural speaker
  • Audio Format : MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
  • Video Format : MP4
  • Video Mode : MP4: 28M PS (1920 x 1080, 60 fps) 16M HQ (1920 x1080, 30 fps)
  • Color Space : sRGB
  • Still Image Size 1:1 : 15M (3,888 × 3,888) / 7.5M (2,736 × 2,736) / 3.7M (1,920 × 1,920)
  • Still Image Size 16:9 : 15M (5,184 × 2,920) / 7.5M (3,648 × 2,056) / 2.1M (1,920 × 1,080)
  • Still Image Size 3:2 : 18 M (5,184 × 3,456) / 8.9M (3,648 × 2,432) / 4.5M (2,592 × 1,728)
  • Still Image File Format : JPEG (DCF Ver.2.0,Exif Ver.2.3,MRF Baseline compliant)
  • Still Image Size 4:3 : 20M (5,184 × 3,888) / 10M (3,648 × 2,736) / 5M (2,592 × 1,944) /0.3M (640 x 480)

Optics and Lens specifications

  • Optical Zoom : 30x
  • Minimum Focus Distance : iAuto: AF (W: Approx. 5cm (0.16 ft.) to Infinity, T: Approx. 200cm (6.56 ft.) to Infinity) / Program Auto: AF (W: Approx. 5cm (0.16 ft.) to Infinity, T: Approx. 200cm (6.56 ft.) to Infinity)
  • Lens Groups-Elements : 11 elements in 10 groups (including 5 aspheric elements)
  • Lens Type : Sony G® Lens
  • Aperture (Max.) : F3.5 (W) – 6.3 (T)
  • Steady Shot Mode:Active : Yes
  • Clear Image Zoom : [Still image] 20M Approx. 60x / 10M Approx. 85x / 5M Approx. 120x / 0.3M Approx. 486x / 15M (16:9) Approx. 60x / 2M (16:9) Approx. 162x [Movie] Approx. 60x
  • Aperture : iAuto (F3.5-F6.3(W)) / Program Auto (F3.5-F6.3(W)) / Aperture Priority (F3.5-F8.0(W)) / Shutter Priority (F3.5-F6.3(W))
  • Focal Length (35mm equivalent) : [Still Image 3:2] f=25-750mm [Still Image 4:3] f=24-720mm [Still Image 16:9] f=26-780mm [Still Image 1:1] f=28.5-855mm [Movie 16:9] f=26.5-1080mm
  • Aperture Blade : Iris diaphragm (5 blades)

Focus Control

  • Focus Area : Multi Point AF
  • AF Modes : Single-shot AF / Touch AF
  • Focus System : Contrast-detect AF

Exposure System

  • D-Range Optimizer : Yes
  • Exposure Compensation : +/- 2.0 EV, 1/3 EV step
  • Minimum Illumination : [Movie] Auto: 10lux (Shutter Speed 1/15)
  • Exposure Settings : [Still] Superior Auto, Intelligent Auto, Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Movie Mode
  • Metering Modes : Multi Pattern
  • ISO : [Still Image] ISO 80-3200(iAuto), ISO80-12800(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) : [Movie] Auto: (ISO 80-1000 level)
  • White Balance Mode : Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Fluor.(Cool White, Day White, Daylight) / Incandescent

Drive System

  • Continuous Shooting Speed : Approx. 10 fps (for up to 10 shots)
  • Shutter Speeds : iAuto (1/1600 – 4) / Program Auto (1/1600 – 1) / Aperture Priority (1/1600 – 8) / Shutter Priority (1/1600 – 30)
  • Self-timer : 10 sec. / 2 sec.
  • Drive Mode : Single / Continuous shooting

Advanced Features

  • Image Stabilization : [Still Image] Optical SteadyShot(TM) image stabilization [Movie] Optical SteadyShot(TM) image stabization with Active Mode
  • Face Detection : Auto, Face Selection; maximum eight faces detected
  • Priority Setting (for Face Detection) : Yes (eight faces max)

Interfaces

  • NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible
  • Wi-Fi
  • A/V Remote Terminal : Multi/Micro USB Terminal*8 , Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0)

Weight and Measurements

  • Dimensions (Approx.) : 2 3/4″ x 2 5/8″ x 2 3/8″ (68.4mm x 65.1mm x 57.6mm)
  • Weight (Approx.) : With Battery and Memory Stick_micro 0lb 6.8oz. (193g)
  • Weight(Approx) (Main unit only) : 0lb 6.3oz. (178g)

Power

  • Battery Type : InfoLITHIUM® NP-BN (3.6V)
  • Power Consumption (in Operation) : Approx. 1.4W
  • Number of Still Images : Approx. 200 images
  • Battery Capacity : Typical: 2.3Wh (630mAh) Minimum: 2.2Wh (600mAh)
  • Supplied Battery Charger : NP-BN (supplied) / NP-BN1 (not supplied)
  • Power Consumption (in View Finder Operation) : [Still Images] Approx. 200 / approx. 100min [Movies] Actual shooting: approx. 25min Continuous shooting : approx. 45min. (In [MP4 28M PS] mode, max. continuous shooting time is approx. 15 min. and max. file size is 4GB.)

In the Box

  • Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BN
  • Micro USB cable
  • Wrist Strap
  • Smartphone attachment
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Reference Guide