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

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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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posted on 03 Sep 2013, 18:33

1. papss (unregistered)

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

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 19:26 2

3. james004 (Posts: 486; Member since: 15 May 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.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 19:50 4

7. gazmatic (Posts: 795; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)

it's called being bat shet crazy

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 11:00

16. james004 (Posts: 486; Member since: 15 May 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.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 20:24

11. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 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.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 04:54

14. PhoneLuver (Posts: 481; Member since: 05 Jul 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.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 19:01 9

2. uchihakurtz (Posts: 402; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

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

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 19:33 3

4. hellonerds (Posts: 334; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)

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

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 19:39 2

5. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 597; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)

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

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 19:48 2

6. gazmatic (Posts: 795; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


only fandroids would buy this...

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 19:53 11

8. pwnarena (Posts: 1129; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)

FAIL comment.

it also works for iOS. maybe even with windows.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 19:54 2

9. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2285; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)

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

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 20:04 3

10. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1302; Member since: 28 Mar 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?

posted on 17 Aug 2014, 00:22

17. bored_guy147 (Posts: 43; Member since: 11 Jun 2014)

According to sony these should last around 200 photos.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 01:10 3

12. chocolaking (Posts: 495; Member since: 22 May 2012)

Absolutely Brilliant!!!

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 01:40 2

13. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

Yes cool, bring it on the Lens Style Cameras.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 07:46

15. daniel_bargs (Posts: 325; Member since: 27 Nov 2010)


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