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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact to have its own QX10/QX100 camera attachment case?

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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact to have its own QX10/QX100 camera attachment case?
Sony launched an official camera attachment case for its Xperia Z1 f in Japan. Called SPA-ACX4, the case costs about $29, and allows users to attach any of the QX10 or QX100 lens-style cameras to the handset. The Xperia Z1 f is the Japanese version of the water-resistant Xperia Z1 Compact, having the same size and specs, so we’re expecting the Compact to get the SPA-ACX4 case as well.

Announced by Sony in September, the QX10 and QX100 lens-style cameras are especially made to be paired with smartphones (they even work with Apple’s iPhone), turning them into more advanced cameras. The QX10 costs $248, featuring 10x optical zoom, while the QX100 costs $498, offering a very large 1-inch 20.2 MP Exmor R sensor with Carl Zeiss f/1.8 lens and 3.6x optical zoom - these are DSLR-like features.

As for the Xperia Z1 Compact itself, this should be released around the world starting early February, costing around $500 unlocked. Our Sony Xperia Z1 Compact review shows that the Japanese company really nailed it with this handset. It seems to be the best mini smartphone released until now - and it’s no wonder, since it’s as powerful as the larger, critically-acclaimed Xperia Z1.

source: Sony Japan (translated) via XperiaBlog

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posted on 24 Jan 2014, 06:39 1

1. apple4never (Posts: 1064; Member since: 08 May 2013)

so you're putting a 20 mp camera on a phone with a 20mp camera? i know its still much better but i think this should be for the devices with wimpy cameras not the Z1 mini

posted on 02 Oct 2014, 06:32

5. buccob (Posts: 2732; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)

The QX-100 is almost like a DSLR... with a 1" sensor. Pictures are incredible in low light, if you know how to take them, giving that it has no flash

posted on 24 Jan 2014, 07:04

2. sergiobr (Posts: 713; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)

Bulk, heavy, no flash .... what is it for ???? Hope someday Nikon, Canon ...don´t know who... begins to play with a rectangular one, with flash, to fit in my pocket.

posted on 24 Jan 2014, 19:22

3. janjhel1907 (Posts: 12; Member since: 21 Jun 2013)

phone's led flash but no xenon flash, it fits in your pocket, elephant pocket. ahahaha

posted on 02 Oct 2014, 06:29

4. buccob (Posts: 2732; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)

I recently took my QX-100 for a trip to Argentina (Buenos Aires and Bariloche) and let me tell you... there was barely a moment when I actually needed flash in this beast of a camera...

I took around 900 pics and most turned out great, and the ones with low light like the Tango Show, also turned out fine, by turning up the ISO to 12800... Noise is not bad and in the show Flash was not allowed anyway!....

I definitely hope they make a case like this for the Z3 Compact

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