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Sony QX10/QX100 Hub Lenses – Master Review

Below are all the review posts covering the Sony QX10 and Sony QX100 Hub lenses.


Sony QX10 review

Part 1 – https://gavinsgadgets.com/2013/09/18/first-impressions-and-specifications-of-the-sony-qx10-lens/

Part 2 – https://gavinsgadgets.com/2013/09/19/review-of-the-sony-qx10-lens/

Part 3 – https://gavinsgadgets.com/2013/09/23/turn-your-iphone-5s-into-a-proper-camera-with-the-sony-qx10/

Sony QX10 versus QX100 camera shootout

Review – https://gavinsgadgets.com/2013/10/08/sony-qx10-and-qx100-camera-shootout-plus-update-from-sony-on-software/

Sony QX100 review

Review – https://gavinsgadgets.com/2013/10/09/sony-qx100-lens-review/

Misc Review Posts

Photo Hardware comparison of QX10 and QX100 on iPhone 5S – https://gavinsgadgets.com/2013/10/12/photo-comparison-of-the-sony-qx10100-with-the-iphone-5s/

Further Thoughts on QX10 and QX100 – https://gavinsgadgets.wordpress.com/2013/11/04/further-thoughts-on-the-sony-qx10-and-qx100-hub-lens-cameras/

Sony updates Firmware details – https://gavinsgadgets.com/2013/11/04/further-thoughts-on-the-sony-qx10-and-qx100-hub-lens-cameras/

Sony updates Firmwares again details – https://gavinsgadgets.com/2014/01/30/sony-qx10qx100-hub-lenses-firmware-update-v2-details-and-changes/

Sony updates firmware to v3 details –

Sony Z Ultra – Special cases – https://gavinsgadgets.com/2014/01/02/sony-z-ultra-to-get-official-cases-for-sony-qx10-and-qx100-lenses/

Sony SPA-TA1 – https://gavinsgadgets.com/2014/01/31/own-a-sony-qx10-or-qx100-hub-lens-then-you-might-want-the-sony-spa-ta1/

Joey Ballhead with Sony QX10 and QX100 – https://gavinsgadgets.com/2014/02/11/joby-ballhead-and-the-sony-qx10-qx100/

Sony QX10/QX100 Hub lenses – firmware update v2 – details and changes – updated

Sony is offering upgrades for the Sony QX10 and QX100 hub lenses.

Improvements after version 2 firmware upgrade –

-ISO Setting added
-The QX10 has a ISO 3200 from just 1600, and the QX100 moves to ISO 12800 support from just 3200.
-Movie Recording size changed: MP4 1440 x 1080(30p) to MP4 1920 x 1080(30p)
-Shutter Speed Priority Shooting mode added (DSC-QX100 only)

For the QX10 head over to the Sony Asia download page or click here for direct access. . Select downloads, computer system and the appropriate file will be downloaded.

For the QX100, head over again or click here for direct access. Then select downloads and follow the instructions dependant on your PC operating system.

These are really important updates and now make these hub lenses even more fantastic.

The process takes about 10 mins for each lens.

Sony QX10 and QX100 are getting some serious love from Sony

I’ve already reviewed both of the above devices. Click <a href="http://Sony QX10/QX100 lens review “>here to recap.


In January 2014, both the QX10 and QX100 lens cameras will receive firmware upgrades that bump their maximum light sensitivity settings to ISO 3,200 and 12,800 respectively making dark scenes even better. They will also support widescreen 1080p video recording, and the QX100 is getting a shutter priority mode (finally) for action shots and long exposures.

Sony’s mobile shooting app, PlayMemories Mobile, just got updated to Version 4.0 for Android and iOS will introduce a quick photo browser that should make it much easier to review recent shots. For iOS users Sony claims that the app should connect to WiFi cameras twice as quickly as before.

Photo comparison of the Sony QX10/100 with the iPhone 5S


I was asked the other day if I could show photos of the Sony QX10 and QX100 attached to the iPhone 5S so that their sizes could be compared. So below are some photos with the lenses attached to the iPhone 5S. To recap on my reviews of both and other posts click here https://gavinsgadgets.wordpress.com/?s=sony+qx&submit=Search .

First up is the Sony QX10 in white with the iPhone 5S. Front and side views.
And now side view.

And now for the QX100. Clearly larger too.
And the side view.

Whilst the photos depict the lenses with the iPhone 5S, these also work on other iPhones and android devices. And if you have the Sony Xperia Z or Z1, you can buy a special Sony back case that allows the clamp section to be removed from the lens, and then attached directly to the case. Pic of case ACX2 below.