Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Sony Launches QX10 & QX100 Smart Lens accessory for Smartphones

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Sony at the IFA Berlin has just launched the QX smart lens series of smartphone accessories apart from announcing the Xperia Z1 earlier. The QX Smart lens is basically a camera that can be attached to your smartphone be it android or an iPhone though Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. The Smart lens contains a Zoom lens, image sensor and processing chips, a battery, stereo microphones and a memory card slot as well.

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The QX100 which is a higher end model will retail for $499 at the launch which is expected to be sometime around the end of this month. With capability of shooting pictures at a size of 20 megapixel, the one inch sensor accompanied by Carl Zeiss optics and BIONZ image processor gives great results. Similar to the RX100M2 camera.

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Coming to the lower end model the QX10 will retail with a price tag of $250. Though it will have a zoom of 10x the quality will be lost with the ½.3 inch sensor and the Sony G lens. When in comes to the ISO the QX10 offers ISO 3200 compared to 6400 of the QX100’s

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While the Accessories are good for the photographers who want to take mobile photography to a whole new level, they will be disappointed with the lag they will have to bare between the shooting and the viewing of photos on their smartphones

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