The release date, price, specs, and more photos of the Sony ILCE-QX1 lens-style camera with E-mount support have all been leaked on the web ahead of the device’s announcement at IFA Berlin 2014.
Sony will take the wraps off of the new ILCE-QX1 camera that looks like a lens today, September 3. The launch event is still a few hours away, but the company has accidentally posted the QX1 product page on its web store.
Although the page has been been taken rather quickly, the “damage” has been done and the Sony ILCE-QX1 release date, price, and other details are now public before the camera’s official launch event.
Sony ILCE-QX1 release date and price show up at the company’s web store
Sony will release the new QX-series camera with E-mount lens support in the US on October 9. The price of this device will stand at $399 for the body-only version.
The module will go on sale along with a 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 lens, but the price remains unknown for now.
Furthermore, it is worth noting that the availability details may differ in other markets, so potential buyers will have to wait for more information.
Sony QX1 specs to include 20.1-megapixel APS-C sensor and RAW photo capture
Among the specifications listed on the “thin” Sony QX1 product page we can find a 20.1-megapixel APS-C image sensor, which can be found also in the A5000, a mirrorless camera launched earlier in 2014.
Thankfully, SonyAlphaRumors has received a slide detailing the camera, that confirms the sensor details of the shooter, while revealing other specs.
It appears that the Sony ILCE-QX1 specs list will include an ISO range between 100 and 16,000, full HD video recording at up to 30fps, WiFi, NFC, and built-in flash.
Moreover, the camera will be powered by a BIONZ X image processor and will be capable of shooting RAW photos. The latter may be one of the most important additions, as the QX10 and QX100 are not capable of taking RAW shots.
Another thing mentioned in the slide is the fact that the QX1 will be released in late September in Europe for a price of €300 and €450 with a lens kit. If this is true, then the 16-50mm lens kit will probably cost $600 in the US.
As stated above, stay tuned for the official announcement in order to find out whether these details are real or not.