Sony Announces QX10 and QX100 Accessory Lenses for Smartphones

Sony QX10 on smartphone press image

Recently, we reported about a new invention from Sony that would revolutionize mobile photography. Today, Sony announces the previously rumored products, and they are just as awesome as predicted. The QX10 and QX100 are two accessory lenses that are used in combination with an Android smartphone or iPhone. Basically, the devices contain a lens, a sensor, a couple of buttons, and most importantly: wireless connectivity. They are operated via the smartphone’s display, and send the pictures they capture directly to the phone, so they can be shared immediately. Whereas the QX10 is a small 10x zoom unit, the QX100 contains the acclaimed lens and sensor from the RX100 compact camera.

Sony Cyber-Shot QX10 Specs

Sony QX10 white angled view

  • 1/2.3″ 18.2 megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor
  • 25-250mm (equivalent) focal length
  • f3.3-5.9 max. aperture
  • Optical Steady Shot image stabilization
  • ISO 100-12,8000
  • iAuto and Program shooting modes
  • MP4 movie recording
  • SD-card/Memory Stick slot

Sony Cyber-Shot QX100 Specs

Sony QX100 angled view

  • 1″ 20.2 megapixel Exmore R CMOS sensor
  • 28-100mm (equivalent) focal length
  • f1.8-4.9 max. aperture
  • Optical Steady Shot image stabilization
  • ISO 100-25,600
  • iAuto and Program shooting modes
  • MP4 movie recording
  • SD-card/Memory Stick slot

Both the QX10 and QX100 will be available later this month for about $250 and $500, respectively.

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