Looks like Sony is continuing to embrace all parts of its business and will launch the QX10 and QX100 “lens camera” accessories for smartphones. Both products have leaked in the past, but now a full promo video has surfaced online that shows exactly how users can get most out of their smartphone camera.
If you’re a photography enthusiast then you’ll be all over this accessory. The video shows how to attach the DSC-QX10 and DSC-QX10 lenses to your Sony Xperia Z1 (possibly other smartphones) and with one-touch connectivity can easily snap pictures, plus edit and share photos using the various social apps (Facebook, Twitter, SMS). Probably the most impressive about the QX10 and QX100 are that you’ll be able to use it without actually connecting the lenses to your device and enable capturing pictures remotely. In addition, there will be a “camera attachment case” available that easily gives users the option to attach QX10 and QX100.
There’s no word on the price points yet, or what devices are compatible. Sony will be officially unveiling their new products tomorrow during their event at the IFA in Berlin.
It’s also extremely portable and lightweight
Update: A complete press release has leaked out that gives all the specs and pricing for the QX10 and QX100: “The new Cyber-shot QX100 and QX10 lens-style cameras will available later this month for about $500 and $250, respectively.” In addition, the PlayMemories mobile app will be compatible on iOS and Android devices, version 3.1 or higher required.
Premium, Large-Sensor QX100 Camera
The Cyber-shot QX100 camera features a premium, high-quality 1.0 inch, 20.2 MP Exmor R™ CMOS sensor. Identical to the sensor found in the acclaimed Cyber-shot RX100 II camera, it allows for exceptionally detailed, ultra-low noise images in all types of lighting conditions, including dimly lit indoor and night scenes.
The sensor is paired with a fast, wide-aperture Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens with 3.6x optical zoom and a powerful BIONZ image processor, ensuring beautifully natural, detail-packed still images and Full HD videos. As an extra refinement, the QX100 sports a dedicated control ring for camera-like adjustment of manual focus and zoom.
Several different shooting modes can be selected while using the QX100 including Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Intelligent Auto and Superior Auto, which automatically recognizes 44 different shooting conditions and adjusts camera settings to suit.
High-Zoom Cyber-shot QX10 model
Boasting a powerful 18.2 effective megapixel Exmor R™ CMOS sensor and versatile 10x optical zoom Sony G Lens, the Cyber-shot QX10 camera allows mobile photographers to bring distant subjects closer without sacrificing image quality or resolution, a common problem in smartphones. It’s also extremely portable and lightweight – weighing less than 4 oz and measuring about 2.5”X2.5”x1.3”, it’s a great tool for travel photography.
Additionally, the camera has built-in Optical SteadyShot to combat camera shake, keeping handheld pictures and videos steady and blur-free. It has Program Auto, Intelligent Auto and Superior Auto modes to choose from, and will be available in two different colors – black and white.