A lens-camera with Wi-Fi connection that can be connected to an Android or iOS device: These are the new Cyber-shot DSC-QX10 and QX100, two lenses that make a futuristic dream a reality. Recently announced by Sony during the IFA along with the new Xperia Z1 –a model heavily focused to photography- these lenses can work with a phone or mobile device thanks to an attachment system designed to fit the most popular devices, as well as working on their own.
President and CEO of Sony, Make Kirai, shows reporters gathered at IFA the new QX objectives.
They will be available by the end of September; the QX100 will cost 498 Dollars, while the QX10 will cost 238 Dollars.
Although both models are pretty similar, the QX10 and the QX100 are based on a completely different cameras. The QX100 has the same optical features and sensor as the Cyber-shot DCS-RX100 II; and the QX10 features a more powerful 10-level zoom but a simpler CMOS sensor.
This means the QX100 is based on a 20-megapixel 1-inch CMOS Exmor-R, along with a 3.6-level Zeiss zoom with lenses equivalent to 28-100 millimeters and f1.8-4.7 luminosity.
If features optic stabilization and the zoom can be controlled from the device itself, although any other adjustments and configuration –including manual controls- can be controlled from your phone thanks to Sony’s PlayMemories app. Unlike the RX100 II, this device cannot shoot on RAW.
With a weight of 105 grams, the QX10 is even lighter than the QX100 (180 grams). This lens-camera offers a 10-level stabilized zoom (25-250 millimeters) with a f3.3-5.9 luminosity. It also has am 18-megapixel backlit 1/2.33-inch CMOS sensor.
In both cases, video recording is more limited than the one a normal camera offers: they produce 1440 x 1080 MP4 video. Both the QX100 and the QX10 have microSD and Memory Stick Micro slots, as well as support for NFC connectivity to connect to the phone via Wi-Fi quickly and easily. Naturally, both include their own battery.