New interchageable lens to be called Sony Smart Shot; white and gold version makes an appearance

New interchageable lens to be called Sony Smart Shot; white and gold version makes an appearance
Somewhat overshadowed by the expected introduction of  the Sony Xperia Z1, the interchangeable camera lens also scheduled to be unveiled on September 4th are rumored to have a new name. Originally thought to be called Sony ExpressOn, the latest buzz has the pair of lens called the Sony Smart Shot. Using a magnetic system to adhere to an Apple iPhone or Android smartphone, the new name is a combination of smartphone and Cyber-shot. The latter is Sony's brand name for its line of digital point and shoot cameras. The phone using the lens will need to install the Sony Playmemories app.
 
The QX-10 will feature a 1/2.3 inch 18MP CMOS sensor and f/3.3-5.9 lens. This matches the lens on the $400 Sony WX150. The more expensive QX-100 model (expected to cost $450) will offer a 20.2MP CMOS sensor with f/1.8 aperture and 3.6x optical zoom. That is equivalent to the lens on the $750 Sony RX100MII.
 
Prior to today, we have only seen the lens in black. Today, a number of pictures showing the QX-10 revealed the model in a silver and gold combination. You can check out those pictures and more in the slideshow below.


source: SonyAlphaRumors, XperiaBlog via AndroidCentral

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42 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

For that kind of money I'd rather save a little bit more money and just get a DSLR camera...

15. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Plus, you will get a full size image sensor, with all of the benefits of the larger sensor. This offering strikes me as a bit on the gimmicky side.

19. ihatesmartphone unregistered

On another tech site, the cheapest version is $250 and for high-end is $450, but we are not sure yet because there is still no official pricing from Sony, so the price could be change.

30. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

No it's a very good idea. An RX100 sensor you can carry anywhere like places cameras are forbidden. But I would prefer a fixed sensor for maximum image quality (like a Fuji x100), it is not as if a small 3x zoom is very useful in everyday life.

2. wicpromd

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

thank you sony will really get this now i can carry 1 inch sensor and smartphone both at same time and will really blow other smartphones camera

16. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

How are you getting a 1 inch sensor? I haven't seen Sony say the RX100 sensor is on board.

22. Purnama

Posts: 6; Member since: Aug 29, 2013

this lense has built-in imaging sensor, Bionz processor, Wi-Fi/NFC, SD card slot and battery. phone itself only act as screen view... xperiablog.net/2013/08/31/sonys-lens-cameras-to-be​-called-smart-shot-new-white-pics-leak/

35. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Where does Sony that a 1" image sensor is included? I get the part about a built-in imaging sensor and what-not, but I haven't seen an official statement regarding sensor size included in the QX-100 edition. The QX-10 gets a 1/2.3 sensor, but it is all mum about the QX-100.

36. abrahavt

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 10, 2012

It is the same sensor as the RX100 which is a 1 inch sensor

37. abrahavt

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 10, 2012

It is the same sensor as the RX100 which is a 1 inch sensor

39. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Link from a Sony site please.

38. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Edit: Where does Sony say that a 1" image sensor is included? :-( Edit limit.

3. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

Very Nice Accessories!! wohooo cant wait to pair it up with my Z Ultra

4. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

$400 for a smartphone lens is insane... I could get

5. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

"Using a magnetic system to adhere" How will this work if you have a case or if your phone is plastic. Maybe Sony should make cases with a mount attached.

6. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

If you have a device with a removable back like the S3/S4 you can buy a back made out of metal. If your unibody and not metal you might be screwed.

7. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2362; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

How does this work? NFC?

18. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

with NFC for easyy connect or bluetooth but manual style!!!

8. muhsen

Posts: 281; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

smart shot is the name of a Nokia camera app that nokia offers for their wp7.8 and wp8 devices.

9. gazmatic

Posts: 822; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

smart shoot not shot

10. gazmatic

Posts: 822; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

expensive and bulky.... the only savings you get is from not buying the camera in the first place... I still want to know how this would affect battery life as far as I can tell it already has three cons and only one big positive... bulky expensive battery killer amazing photos

13. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

I think this is not a battery killer..coz this is only a lens

17. gazmatic

Posts: 822; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

I think it connects by wifi

21. Dastrix unregistered

gazmatic is right. As a side note, I don't see the point of this, especially for that price. For a good cameraphone, or lack thereof when talking about iOS and Android (the reason behind this interchangeable lens), nothing beats the Lumia 1020. I would get it any day over this lens.

11. cyborg009

Posts: 119; Member since: Sep 17, 2011

Sony must release a good app for the lenses with lots of customization options.. like you get in rx100mII !! I'll get qx100 only after i get hands on of it with my xperia S with no lag!!

12. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

This is a great idea by sony... But on that price??? Id rather go buy dslr for a pro shots!.the cost is the deal breaker for me...

14. moanismk unregistered

So, you can either get an unlocked S4 or an HTC One or an iPhone. OR, you can get a Nexus 4/Moto X and get this epic sensor for about the same price in total..... OR you can just get a Lumia 1020.... Optionz.......IZ FERRY GUUUUD....

31. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

Your "1020" I don't think it can test this. We are talking about a dedicated 1" sensor here, with far better pixels. An anyway, you could get a "1020" an be castrated with this "WP", better get a very good phone like GS4, HTC, Sony AND a very good camera.

40. x_maly_x

Posts: 72; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

"very good phone like GS4, HTC, Sony" what you take? Change doctor... your mind is castrated....

41. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

He said, with his 5% market share.

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