The Sony QX10 was released as part of a pair of now models which, along with the Sony QX100, are aimed at transforming smartphone photography. Read our Sony QX10 review to find out whether it's successful or otherwise

Product Overview

Overall rating:


Sony QX10

Overall score:84%
Image Quality:90%


  • Great for inconspicuous shots; Battery indicator welcome; Image Quality


  • Lag experienced when shooting fast moving subjects; Slow to connect; No Raw support


Sony QX10 Review


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Sony QX100 and QX10 Review – Verdict

Sony QX10 angled

If you enjoy taking photos on your smartphone, these unique QX cameras will offer you more flexibility, however the amount of use they get will come down to how desperate you are for better image quality. If the slow setup speeds, time lag over the Wi-fi network and lack of control of ISO and shutter speed put you off, opting for an advanced compact camera could be the better option.

The Sony RX100II, which the QX100 adopts its lens and sensor from, is a great example. It is £220 more than the QX100, which is a lot, but when you take into consideration it shoots Raw, features a built-in flash, accepts a viewfinder and has a vari-angle screen, you certainly receive a better camera with more advanced features for your money.

That said, we like the concept of the QX system, but being the first of its kind there’s always going to be room for improvement. The main hurdle Sony will have to overcome if the QX is to be a success in the future is the lag between what the QX sees and how quickly the live feed is translated to a smartphone.


Video:1440 x 1080 @ 30fps
White Balance:auto
Memory Card:microSD, micro SDHC, micro SDXC
Metering System:Multi
Sensor:18MP, 1/2.3in BSI CMOS
Exposure Modes:Auto, i-Auto, Program
Flash Modes:n/a
Connectivity:USB 2, Wi-fi, NFC
ISO Range:100-3200
Lens:10x optical zoom, 25-250mm in equivalent terms
Power:Li-ion rechargeable
Dimensions:62 x 62 x 33 mm
Shutter Speeds:4 - 1/1600 sec
File Formats:JPEG, MPEG 4
  1. 1. Sony QX10 and QX100 Review - Features
  2. 2. Sony QX10 and QX100 Review - Design
  3. 3. Sony QX10 and QX100 Review - How It Works
  4. 4. Sony QX10 and QX100 Review - Performance
  5. 5. Sony QX100 and QX10 Review - Image Quality
  6. 6. Sony QX100 and QX10 Review - Verdict
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