New photos of Sony Smart Shot lens show how they attach to your phone
Are smartphone owners willing to plunk down between $400 and $500 additional dollars in order to turn their handset into a more than serviceable camera? The $450 QX-100 basically turns your phone into the $750 Sony RX100MII point and shoot camera with a 20.2MP CMOS sensor, low-light friendly f/1.8 aperture and 3.6x optical zoom. The less expensive QX-10 matches the lens on the $400 Sony WX150 with an 18MP CMOS sensor and f/3.3-5.9 lens.
Some more pictures of the two lens have been taken for you to stare at. If photography is a major part of your life, but you don't feel like carrying around more gadgets in your pockets, the DSC QX-100 and the DSC QX-10 can be a great solution. Check out the slideshow below! And don't be put off by the blurry text in the middle of some of the pictures. Those were bigoted comments that were censored.
Sony Smart Shot interchangeble lens
source: PhotoRumors via AndroidAuthority
2. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1947; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)
Imo, Too expensive!!! And my motto is "leave the price alone" haha
3. Alexander_K (Posts: 19; Member since: 18 Feb 2013)
This is absurd. They coouldn't do what Nokia did with the Lumia 1020 so they came up with this. This will be a fail surely :)
6. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 1107; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)
While I believe this is a little much, these are far beyond the PureView in the 1020. The Lumia is comparable to 2013 flagships with a couple of small advantages. In other words, it's still a smartphone camera. These will make a smartphone as close to a good, dedicated camera as they are likely to get. In other words, this will be dedicated point-and-shoot territory, far beyond the Lumia.
7. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5850; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
If you check out the link that PhoneArenaUser provides @ post 4 below (especially the one for the QX100), you can see how the QX100 works with a smartphone. Basically Sony has implemented a wireless link between the smartphone and the QX. I tend to doubt the QX will replace say, the RX100, but it will give photo fans a better alternative to the L1020. Especially if features from the RX100 migrate over to the QX. The QX is a new idea for bridging smartphones with cameras; whether it gets traction, only time will tell.
4. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5480; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
There is more photos of Sony Smart Shot lens:
5. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6577; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
As much i like sony products. i think its a wast of money making interchangeable lense for smart phones makes it too BULKY n heavier.
8. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5850; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Yeah, based on the limited pics that have been published, I think the QX100 will be more bulky than the RX100. If significant features (larger image sensor, burst mode, etc.) stay with the RX100, then I doubt the value proposition for the QX becomes compelling.
If pics are important, and you don't want to go L1020, maybe the LG G2? In some respects, the G2 might be a better choice than the QX.