Sony's ExpressOn QX-100 interchangeable lens to cost $450

Sony's ExpressOn QX-100 interchangeable lens to cost $450

According to a tip from a “knownsource” for SonyAlpha Rumors, the ExpressOn QX-100, the pricier ofthe two interchangeablelens that we highlighted for you a while ago will sell for $450.



Dubbed DSC-QX100 in full, the lensis said to magnetically attach itself to a variety of smartphones(both Android and iOS) and provide a 20.2MP CMOS sensor with f/1.8aperture and 3.6x optical zoom – an equivalent tothe lens of the pricier RX-100 II camera (about $750 currently). Inother words, while we see what Sony has in mind, the lens seems boundto remain a strictly niche product.



Sony's ExpressOn lens use NFC techto instantly connect the smartphone with the accessory, but you canmake use of it even without it – you'll just have to connect itmanually.





source: SonyAlpha Rumors

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33 Comments

1. SonyPS4

Posts: 347; Member since: May 21, 2013

If it has same pic quality as RX100 then the price is just OK (not too expensive but not cheap either)

27. philansel7

Posts: 27; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

Well will surely buy one for my xperia Z1

2. harigrg33

Posts: 188; Member since: May 20, 2013

For me 20mp is enuf no need to carry extra lens .... bring it on sony \m/

15. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Someone who judges quality for MP count knows everything about cameras.

28. cyborg009

Posts: 119; Member since: Sep 17, 2011

I wonder how Z1's camera will perform against the qx100 lens.. I've xperia S and either i'll upgrade to Z1 or get the lens.. both combined is just too expensive!! At this point I'm little tempted with the lens option. Final call when I get my hands on both of 'em.

3. ihatesmartphone unregistered

We don't need Puregimmick (aka pureview XD). This thing will ROCK!!

4. Mercenary

Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

450$ will rock you too!

17. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Lol well said

10. Feanor

Posts: 1418; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

But if you buy an (already presumably expensive) Sony Xperia Z1 and one of these lenses, it will cost you a fortune. The Lumia 1020 will be half the price... I like this solution and I am not too keen of the 1020 rear hump but I think many people will move towards the Nokia convergence solution...

12. Kal-el

Posts: 96; Member since: Dec 14, 2012

.....like nokia is the only phone who gimmicks i own the note 2 samsung gimmicks wayy more...and iphone...well ur holding it wrong ...>____

24. jiezel91

Posts: 67; Member since: Jul 28, 2011

I don't understand how "Pureview" is a gimmick. I'd say, you'll just have to really own a Lumia 1020 (or even the 808) before you can judge for yourself. You wanna know what a real gimmick is? It's called "ULTRAPIXEL". You're welcome!

26. ihatesmartphone unregistered

Puregimmick of the year XD

5. wicpromd

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

Firstly i own RX100, which is the best i have ever seen in compact camera's from any brand and really wanted RX100 MARK 2 which is nearly 800......... i hope this lens will cost not more than 450 which is a perefect price for such a Huge sensor sony i really want this Thank you for such a great innovation

7. bohdan4ik13 unregistered

It may be $450 for US, but in UK and Europe new lens would cost much higher

33. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

And Asia, less expensive than the US.

6. wicpromd

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

Firstly i own RX100, which is the best i have ever seen in compact camera's from any brand and really wanted RX100 MARK 2 which is nearly 800......... i hope this lens will cost not more than 450 which is a perefect price for such a Huge sensor sony i really want this Thank you for such a great innovation

16. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

I am not into 'compact' cameras. If I want to carry a camera, I would rather carry a very good one. Have a A99 at present. RX100 is pretty nice, but just not for me.

8. jskates420

Posts: 40; Member since: Jun 29, 2013

What a troll

9. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

I love my S3 ! No need to buy a new phone just a camera like this ! No reason to buy 1020, NO to WP.

20. papss unregistered

I love to laugh at you with your Kirby shaped s3.. You can have your stutter bug

11. Kal-el

Posts: 96; Member since: Dec 14, 2012

IT be smart if sony includes a discounted prices like 300 bucks if u buy both honami and the lens....then ok i can see this working...if the phones like 600-700 plus 450...that's 1G ur dropping on tech which in 2 years will be like worth like half of that ...not sure if i would spend that kinda of money but good innovation none the less

13. gazmatic

Posts: 822; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

i called it. i totally called it. i wonder how many rich sony and android fans will run out and buy this? the honami will be no less than $600... add this abomination and you are spending $1grand + with that money you might as well get a REAL dslr the l1020 is STILL the best option... you get "near" dslr quality pictures for half the price and 1/5 bulk... it is a canon 600 that you can put in your POCKET but of course fandroids wont acknowledge this they have no problem with BULK and PRICE as long as it's ANDROID hahahahahahaha

14. Cod3rror

Posts: 142; Member since: Apr 06, 2013

While I agree that the method of Lumia 1020 is the best option, because having QX-100 does not solve the problem of portability and having the device with your all the time, why not just get RX100II? That said though, Lumia 1020 is a huge disappointment compared to it's predecessor. It's a worse camera, has a smaller sensor, has terrible algorithms and is just generally not a top cameraphone. If Nokia wants me to buy Lumia 1020 and pay €700 for it, then it MUST be better than it's predecessor, 808, in every way, not worse than it, which 1020, is.

18. papss unregistered

Say what? First off the 808 is on a completely dead platform that will get little to no support. Secondly the 1020 IS the best camera phone on a modern OS hands down.

19. papss unregistered

I also want to add that with the pro cam app I've managed to take breathtaking photos that would be possible on any other camera phone that is supported (no support equals dead)

21. gazmatic

Posts: 822; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

dude give it up already Damian Dinning disagrees with you go to his twitter account @phonedaz he has a lumia 1020 and has stated that it is better than the 808 who should we believe? damian dinning, the nokia camera phone apostle, or some troll on the web?

22. gazmatic

Posts: 822; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

and the most the lumia 1020 costs is $740 american... far from the 700 euro you quote troll harder http://negrielectronics.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=1020 http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=5506&idPhone2=4577 https://twitter.com/PhoneDaz

23. gazmatic

Posts: 822; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

and please please please stop trolling you're on zdnet, pocketnow, gsmarena and now phonearena saying the GOD DANG SAME THING alright, we get it, you love the 808, marry it already symbian is dead and wont get any updates.... too bad... the 1020 has stuff the 808 doesnt... like OIS, dual flash, lte, its lighter and thinner, bigger and higher res screen, pure motion hd+, more camera options, etc etc etc some sacrifices had to be made to reduce bulk and camera hump but it is an overall BETTER device than its predecessor the only thing I miss are usb on the go and fm transmitter stay in the past with the 808... it is a brilliant camera phone.... heads and shoulders above the rest... but it is still number two DEAL WITH IT

25. Cod3rror

Posts: 142; Member since: Apr 06, 2013

The problem is that, I know that 808 is the best. And I don't want to own 1020, knowing it is not the best cameraphone, EVER! It does not matter if it's a dead platform or not. 1020 would not be my main phone either. WP does not have apps.

30. gazmatic

Posts: 822; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

and SYMBIAN does? my n97 is being used as a 27gb flash drive come better than that windows phone store has 170000 apps... i wouldnt mind if you were talking about ios or android but you have the nerve to attack windows on lack of apps when you are rocking symbian... you are a terrible troll symbian is dead and damian dinning uses a lumia go back to your bridge

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