Sold Sony QX system cameras - three different models!

Discussion in 'For Sale' started by WilliamC, Nov 27, 2017.

  1. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    These won't be available until I'm back in the UK in late January, but I'm putting this out now as these are rather odd cameras that potential buyer might want a bit of time to consider. Basically, they're cameras that use your smartphone as their screen. They connect via wifi and a smartphone with NFC works more conveniently. They are all lightly used and in great condition. If anybody is seriously interested, I can supply photos.
    The lightest and most basic model is the QX10. It has a 10x zoom (25-250mm equivalent) and 1/2.3" 18mp sensor, so basically similar to a decent point and shoot. More details here.
    Used ones are currently £110 on Amazon but it's not worth that much. £60 posted inside the UK via RM signed for ONO.
    Next up in the series is the QX100. This is based on the much lauded Sony RX100 mark 2, so a good 1" sensor 28-100mm equivalent lens etc, but (big BUT) it does not save in RAW format. If it did, I would be keeping it. More information here. There is one for sale used on Amazon at £250 at the moment but I think £100 posted inside the UK via RM signed for is more reasonable.
    Finally, there is the QX1. This is a very good camera, based around Sony's Alpha system cameras. As such, it has an APS-C sensor and it takes Sony's E-mount lenses. I have the SELP 16-50 lens (29-75mm equivalent, I think) that I can supply with it. This one can save in RAW format. More info here. The camera isn't available on Amazon UK at the moment (the lens is, at £145 used) but the camera and lens are on Amazon US for $597 used. I could let them go for £200 ONO posted inside the UK via RM signed. I would be willing to let the camera go without the lens for slightly less but prefer not to split.
    I should point out that, although these cameras will give you photo quality the same as their equivalent standard cameras, as these cameras connect to your phone via wifi, there is a delay of a few seconds while you wait for the connection, so they are not as convenient as a stand alone camera.
  2. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    Bumpitty. Open to offers.
  3. Dave Vaughan

    Dave Vaughan Trail Blazer

    Hi William, may be interested in the QX10. Does it have a standard tripod thread on the underside?

    ALB, Dave
  4. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    I'm pretty sure it does (and this review agrees) but I'll make sure this evening. I know the Q1 does because I use it with a peak designs clip.
  5. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    @Dave Vaughan Yes, it does indeed have a standard tripod thread. Let me know if you have any more questions.
  6. Dave Vaughan

    Dave Vaughan Trail Blazer


    Sounds good, I’m out on the moors atm. Will have a look later on and come back to you. Atb, Dave
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  7. Dave Vaughan

    Dave Vaughan Trail Blazer

    Hi William, Ive dont some research. I was looking for something lighter than my current system that was filter compatible. Unfortunately I cant find a way of using Lee filters with it. ATB, Dave
  8. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    Indeed, the QX10 lacks a screw ring for adding filters. The QX1 lens ha s onebut that's a very different beast and a much higher weight.
    Any chance we'll get a report on your recent trip to the moors?
    Cheers,
    William
  9. Dave Vaughan

    Dave Vaughan Trail Blazer

    Hi William, I currently use an A5000 and A7 with various A and E mount lenses the QX1 is very tempting but I would not save on weight.

    Trip report, horizontal rain on and off, low cloud and lots of wind. I’ll try and make an effort to log more detail and snap more pics for 2018. I did a little filming but the weather was so poor I don’t think anything would be worth posting.

    Atb, Dave
  10. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    Yes, the QX1 offers meagre weight savings over the A5000 and adds in a certain amount of inconvenience. The advantages for me when buying it were the smaller form factor and the fact that I was able to get it considerably cheaper than the A5000. I wouldn't add the QX1 to the A5000 unless I had very deep pockets and a compelling need to save a little space and weight sometimes.
    Horizontal rain... glad I wasn't there ;)
    Cheers
    William
  11. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    As we're now all packed ready for the flight to the UK, everything else has been removed from sale.

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