Sony's QX1 lens style camera adds interchangeable lenses to your smartphone

Sony's QX1 lens style camera adds interchangeable lenses to your smartphone
At last year's IFA event, Sony introduced the QX10 and QX100 lens style cameras, that attach to a smartphone. This gives your handset the ability to take top-notch pictures. At this year's IFA show, Sony is expected to introduce the next generation QX lens style camera, called the ILCE-QX1 E-mount camera, or QX1 for short.

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!


source: SonyAlphaRumors via BGR

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24 Comments

1. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

A mini version would be nice This is to big

2. ldenningjr

Posts: 15; Member since: Apr 20, 2014

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.

24. tadaa

Posts: 267; Member since: Apr 18, 2013

that's what she said

3. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Why hasn't PA released an article about the 14+ fake cell towers in the US constantly spying on and infecting Android phones daily. Able to intercept calls and texts, text on your behalf, ruin your phone with viruses, etc. 80-90 malware infections per hour. etc etc. This has been known of for a few days yet no article about it.

4. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

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.

5. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

>.< I love your sarcasm, but really. Why is PA going downhill lol?

6. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

True They took away the thumbs down and know they use a moderator. It was way much better before

8. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Miss those days.

13. jael206

Posts: 147; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

Nowadays in PA, there are more trolls than before without the dislike button. With more dislikes, nonsensical/troll comments can be automatically deleted from the comments section and spare future readers with more serious and meaningful discussions.

7. Brodrick30

Posts: 8; Member since: Oct 31, 2012

@Vexify Did you read the whole article on this, because they also affect ios devices?

9. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Both articles I read didn't affect iOS or mention WP/

11. Brodrick30

Posts: 8; Member since: Oct 31, 2012

http: //benswann.com/fake-cell-phone-towers-intercepting​-android-and-ios-devices/

12. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

That is REALLY sketchy that the page doesn't exist…. Government hiding something? Or maybe the people in charge of these towers o.O Scary

15. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

This is the original article http://www.popsci.com/article/technology/mysterious-phony-cell-towers-could-be-intercepting-your-calls It specifically mentions Android and iOS, but it says that it affects any smartphone, so I assume it affects WP and BB as well

10. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

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.

23. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Actually, I can imagine these being used in upconing James Bond movies. They already use Sony laptops and smartphones. Would be cool lol

14. cyborg009

Posts: 119; Member since: Sep 17, 2011

That will be very expensive.. apsc sensor with interchangeable emount lenes

17. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

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.

18. mixedfish

Posts: 1551; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

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.

16. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2349; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Niceeee..fisheye Len anyone ?

19. mixedfish

Posts: 1551; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

The 16mm f2.8 is going to be great on this.

20. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

I prefer to use my RX100II.

21. Gadgety

Posts: 173; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

At least exchangeable lenses is a nice addition, and made me look. Afaik I understand though the app is so, so. I'd MUCH rather see Nokia's camera tech as an add on.

22. dlsnhuff

Posts: 111; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

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 )

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