Sony QX10 and QX100 camera lenses for smartphones

Sony QX10 and Sony QX100

Sony QX10 and Sony QX100

Most smartphones have sucky cameras with its small image capture sensors and low-quality lenses, resulting in grainy selfies and dull and holiday photos. There have been lenses available that can be attached on smartphones, but you just couldn’t convince yourself to have one of those. How about if Sony makes them?

More than just two versions of camera lens attachment for smartphones, the Sony QX10 and QX100 also sport an image sensor that ensure higher-quality photographs. Simply clip onto any smartphone and the camera lens communicate with the mobile device via WiFi or NFC, using the phone as the viewfinder shutter trigger, and backup storage.

Sony QX10 and Sony QX100

The Sony QX10, which costs $250, comes with a 1/2.3-inch 18-megapixel sensor and a f/3.3-5.9 lens; while the $500 Sony QX100 sports a one-inch 20.2-megapixel Exmor R sensor and a f/1.8-4.9 Carl Zeiss lens. Sony’s line of camera lenses for smartphones are similar to its point-and-shoot cameras, with the QX10 adapted from the WX150 and the QX100 had the same magic as the RX100m2.

The QX10 and QX100 can actually function even without having to clip on a smartphone, acting as the handset’s wireless camera. They also have microSD and Memory Stick slots, tripod mounts, and optional clips for the back of smartphones. Both Sony’s camera lenses work with iPhones and Android handsets.

No word yet on availability and pricing, but we cannot wait for these two camera lenses from Sony to be shipped.

Source: TechCrunch

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