TIPA WORLD AWARDS 2021

BEST MOBILE IMAGING DEVICE

Sony ILCE-QX1

Smartphone photographers often see little point in carrying both phone and camera for picture making, but more and more come away wanting better image quality and more shooting flexibility. The Sony QX1 offers true mirrorless camera capability in a compact, “bodyless” solution. The unit attaches to a smartphone with an easy adapter or it can also be used independently of the smartphone if desired with the smartphone used as the viewfinder via an NFC/WiFi connection. The QX1 has a large APS-C 20.1MP image sensor, a built-in flash, and a mount to attach any Sony α E lens. Third party lenses can also be attached via the appropriate mount adaptor. Once a picture is made it can be stored on both camera and phone memory. The QX1’s low light performance is clearly superior to that delivered by smartphones, as are the resultant 30p HD videos.