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Additional Sony DSC-QX10 and QX100 Press Images Leak Ahead of Unveiling


This week, IFA kicks off in Europe, with companies such as Sony and Samsung showing off what they have in store for the holiday shoppers. The accessories that has us buzzing from Sony are the DSC-QX10 and DSC-QX100 camera lenses. They are Bluetooth/WiFi-powered accessories that hook right up to your smartphone, acting as powerful lenses that will turn any phone into a impromptu DSLR. 

Thanks to a leaked manual and previous render leaks, we know quite a bit about these lenses. With the QX100 featuring the same sensor that is currently found in Sony’s RX100MII, we are hoping for some great photo-taking capabilities.

Until Sony finally unveils these lenses this week, go ahead and check out these newly leaked press renders that hit the web yesterday. They don’t give us any new details or information, but they sure do look nice.

Hoping the price is just right so you can pick one up? In addition, let’s hope more phones than just Sony devices can use them.


Via: Photo Rumors

  • jb

    Here’s the (accidentally released) press release for tomorrow with every possible detail you could want, including price… http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/qx-lens-camers-press-release/#more-20834

  • Anthony Bottari

    Ok I’m a bit behind on the info on these but will they work with just Sony phones or Android phones in general? (by android I’m assuming 4.0+ OS) That youtube video really got me interested..Hopefully the price drops a bit.

  • Ben Myton

    There are a lot of advantages to running a 1″ CMOS with an F1.8 lens. From what I can tell this is essentially a Sony RX100 II ($750 advanced point-shoot) that you can clip onto the smart phone you already own for $450.

    I am not sure it’s something I need, but I would recommend it to a friend over that Samsung camera for sure…

  • Micah

    “Will turn any phone into a impromptu DSLR”…wrong. DSLR means Digital Single Lens Reflex. There is no reflex, therefore it is not a DSLR. Sorry to get technical.

    • jb

      Not only that, the imaging sensor is about 1/4 (maybe 1/6,cant remember for sure) the size of the smallest DSLR sensor. It’s the same size as the Nikon 1 series. So while the pictures it takes can and will be very good, they still won’t be DSLR quality.


    I’m sorry, that guy looks stupid. Camera in one hand, and phone in the other? Guaranteed failed photo.

  • Endless

    Guessing people will still use the bathroom mirror to take selfies with this.

  • StuckOnVerizonForever

    Cheaper and can attach to my phone instead of having a phone and camera. Oh yes.

  • IcerC
    • brkshr

      I’m sold

      • Daeshaun Griffiths

        how do you think it feels to hold the lens in one hand, but to see what ur taking a picture of looking at your phone?

        • Bob G

          The same way you hold a magnifying glass in one hand to read minuscule text on a paper in your other hand?

    • Daeshaun Griffiths

      They just redefined selfie. I’m not a camera guy but this make me want to be one.

      • ImmaDroid

        Hell yea! I always wished they added bigger and better cameras to smartphones. now heres the next big thing!! Im getting one if the price is righ

    • panicswhenubered

      Oh hey. I’m a hipster. Mind if I take some macro shots of your fruit stand and add some instagram filters to them? Thanks.

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    I would walk around with this before i take my dslr out.

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      This has nothing to do with the camera on your phone. It just uses your phone as the screen/UI.

  • BRIM

    I actually love this idea. Far better than combining a phone with a hefty camera. *cough*Samsung*cough*

  • phyl0x

    wait, does this thing work as some sort of wireless unattached lens? or does it need to be clipped to the phone? I thought it needed to be attached to the phone, but this image suggests otherwise.

    • TomStieger

      It has always been reported as completely wireless. There is NFC and/or Wifi (perhaps bluetooth as well) for connectivity.

      • phyl0x

        I guess i didnt mean wireless, but rather it doesnt use the phones camera as the actual camera here. This photo shows the lens in one hand and the phone in the other. as in the light isn’t passing through the lens into the phone’s camera, but rather being completely captured on the lens and then sent back to the phone to see.

        • brkshr

          This has nothing to do with the camera on your phone. It just uses your phone as the screen/UI.

        • Matthew Merrick

          Correct. Its a completely self contained camera, not just a lens.

  • Dreadscar

    this will sell……………..~500 units, maybe. i personally dont see it ever taking off. *

    * I’ve been wrong before

    • Damaged Goods

      You’re not wrong.. This thing has FAIL written all over it. Just look at the image above. Holding the lens in one hand and the phone in the other, How is he going to take the picture, Blink his eyes?

      Sony DSC-QX10 and DSC-QX100 = Damaged Goods

      • Micah

        Probably using the shutter button on the side of the camera 😉 I’m definitely interested.

      • WAldenIV

        The price will determine whether or not it fails. If it’s ~$300 less than the DSC RX100 MII, it could sell well.

      • ImmaDroid

        with a button on the camera or the phone obviously. I think this is genius. Look at that video. the phone is the screen