Sony's QX1 lens style camera adds interchangeable lenses to your smartphone
posted by Alan F. / Sep 02, 2014, 6:10 PM
While last year's models carried a fixed lens, this year's QX1 has a big change. It will accept any of Sony's E-mount lenses that are used on the manufacturer's Alpha series of mirrorless cameras. That means that you can strap the QX1 to your smartphone, and change lenses as you see fit. The QX1 also appears to come with a pop-up flash. What will they think of next?
Speaking of 'next', a couple of the press photos of the QX1 show the camera strapped to the Sony Xperia Z3. Sony is expected to unwrap both on September 4 along with a plethora of other devices. Keep your eyes right here!
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A mini version would be nice This is to big
posted on Sep 02, 2014, 6:28 PM 0
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That wouldnt be possible. If you know anything about sony,this device is for their E-mount lens line,and that is so much different from the current qx10/100 model. if that do make a version of the qx10/100 that has a better sensor than current smartphones, then that may work for you.
posted on Sep 02, 2014, 6:35 PM 4
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posted on Sep 02, 2014, 6:37 PM 4
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That is because there is real news to cover like how to tell fake iPhones that no one cares about apart from real iPhones which haven't been released yet.
posted on Sep 02, 2014, 6:54 PM 9
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posted on Sep 02, 2014, 8:42 PM 3
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@Vexify Did you read the whole article on this, because they also affect ios devices?
posted on Sep 02, 2014, 7:07 PM 2
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Both articles I read didn't affect iOS or mention WP/
posted on Sep 02, 2014, 7:42 PM 1
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This is the original article http://www.popsci.com/article/
It specifically mentions Android and iOS, but it says that it affects any smartphone, so I assume it affects WP and BB as well
posted on Sep 02, 2014, 9:25 PM 1
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Strange direction Sony is going in with these QX adapters. I guess this is for the James Bond market, i.e. spy has smartphone, needs to take special pictures, takes out special lens, etc. Because spies like James Bond do not carry DSLR, just gun, smartphone, and maybe special Sony lens. No if you are not a spy, it makes a lot of sense to put a high performance camera body behind the lens, not a Sony smartphone.
posted on Sep 02, 2014, 7:47 PM 2
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That will be very expensive.. apsc sensor with interchangeable emount lenes
posted on Sep 02, 2014, 9:24 PM 1
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Largest imaging sensor and lens integrated with a smartphone. Only problem is the footprint of the body that holds the sensor and lens - not much smaller than the present NEX cameras.
posted on Sep 02, 2014, 11:20 PM 1
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Who said you could only have one body. Once you buy into the Emount system, this can be your fun camera when you just want casual shots that can be uploaded quickly with your phone. I don't think it will be more than $400 considering the QX100 is $400 with a large sensor and a good lens.
posted on Sep 03, 2014, 1:48 AM 1
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It's 'odd' using those items on the phone. But, it's better if they not as that big. Micro version. I prefer a phone with a little bit bulky at the camera spot ( like lumia 1020 but thinner uah. And doubles / twice the zooming distance / range. Ho3xh )
posted on Sep 03, 2014, 3:11 AM 1
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