Pricing, details, and video leak for Sony's QX10 and QX100 "Lens-Style Cameras"

Pricing, details, and video leak for Sony's QX10 and QX100
Sony has not officially announced its QX10 and QX100 "Lens-Style Cameras" yet, but we have seen various leaks on the product, and today we've gotten the biggest leak yet: the full press release for Sony's new smartphone camera accessories. As you might expect from a press release leak, we now know the pricing and details for the products.

There will be two different models available: the QX10 and QX100. The QX10 will be the lower cost option at $250. It will feature an 18.2 megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor and 10x optical zoom Sony G lens. The QX10 will also be incredibly portable, weighing in at under 4 ounces (~113g). 

The QX100 will be the premium option at $500. It will feature a high-quality 1.0 inch, 20.2 MP Exmor R CMOS sensor, which is the same sensor you would find in the Cyber-shot RX100 II camera. The sensor is known for detailed, ultra-low noise images in all types of lighting conditions, including dimly lit indoor and night scenes. The sensor has been combined with a wide-aperture Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens with 3.6x optical zoom and a BIONZ image processor. There's no word on the size of the QX100. 

Both "lens-style cameras" will connect to your smartphone through the Sony PlayMemories app, which is available for both iOS and Android. Oddly, the release says that the Android app is compatible with Android 3.0 Honeycomb and higher, but we're pretty sure that these lenses will not be able to connect to a tablet, and Honeycomb doesn't exist on phones. The app can be launched via NFC if your device can handle that. 

Once the lens is hooked to your device, you can use your touchscreen as the viewfinder. Pictures will be saved to both the camera and your phone, though the release doesn't mention on-board storage for the lens-cameras, but the devices will have memory card slots. 

No word on a release date, but we're sure we'll get that info soon enough. 


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17 Comments

1. papss unregistered

No freaking way would I pay that much for the premium.. Just buy a great P&S for that price.

3. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

you wont but some people would. this is like galaxy note 1. its new so not everyone would be bought in by a new idea But some people would take the crazy step. its called taking part of evolution.

7. gazmatic

Posts: 807; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

it's called being bat shet crazy

16. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

yea or that. i dont have money to waste on a 400 lens camera. but even if did, i would get a full frame camera instead.

11. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Given the bulk of the QX100, I would opt to pay an additional $250 and buy the RX100 Mark II, which is much more compact than the QX100. Of course, I already own an RX100, so I am sitting pretty.

14. PhoneLuver

Posts: 481; Member since: Jul 05, 2010

It's definitely a new niche. Well done Sony! As with all technology the price should come down in time. Just wondering about 2 things. Where's the flash and why does the QX100 only support 3.6 X optical zoom? Surely one of the main reasons to get the attachment is to be able to zoom in to an object better.

2. uchihakurtz

Posts: 427; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

That half-camera cost more than my phone... -___-"

4. hellonerds

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

500$ for that yikes..is it even water proof ?

5. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

So looking at the comments, I guess most of you only wants to purchase the QX100.

6. gazmatic

Posts: 807; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

FAIL only fandroids would buy this...

8. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

FAIL comment. it also works for iOS. maybe even with windows.

9. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2349; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Thats a big ass lens..... FAILED!!!

10. Jason2k13

Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

its too big noway id want to carry this around with me, the cheaper $250 i might buy just to test it out but noway i would pay for an extra huge lens for $500. Whats the battery life on these things?

17. bored_guy147

Posts: 43; Member since: Jun 11, 2014

According to sony these should last around 200 photos.

12. chocolaking

Posts: 495; Member since: May 22, 2012

Absolutely Brilliant!!!

13. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Yes cool, bring it on the Lens Style Cameras.

15. daniel_bargs

Posts: 325; Member since: Nov 27, 2010

fuuuuuuuuck SHUT UP AND TAKE MY CLOTHES, MY BOOKS, MY PLANTS AND MY SHOES!

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