Sony ‘lens-cameras’ can take pics remotely; special mount available on select Xperia’s

by XB on 02/09/2013

in Accessories, Imaging, Rumours, Xperia Z1


Sony DSC-QX100_0A whole gallery of pictures are now available showing Sony’s new lens-camera concept in pretty much every angle you could wish for. The Sony DSC-QX10 and Sony DSC-QX100 Smart-shot ‘lens-cameras’ contain pretty much every part of the phone in a self-contained package including the chip, lens, battery and NFC/Wi-Fi.

These lenses then clip onto an Android or iPhone smartphone to view and take pictures. This will be done via a special mount, although select Sony Xperia phones will have their own special case which can be used instead. Some images of this can be seen with the Xperia Z and Xperia Z1 below.

The smartphone will be able to control zoom, exposure, white balance, and focus. The images also show that the QX10 and QX100 lenses do not need to be attached to the smartphone to work. They can be used independently to take a self-portrait for example. Images will be stored both on the lens itself as well as the smartphone.

If you’re wondering why parts of the images are blurred, this is due to some inappropriate political messages being watermarked into them. See the galleries for the Sony DSC-QX10 and Sony DSC-QX100 Smart-shot ‘lens-cameras’ below.

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  • Guest

    Sony ….TAKE MY MONEYYY!!!!!!!!!

  • Björn Wittmann

    lol, the Xperia Z with the lens looks almost like the RX-100. I like it!

  • Michael Hofmann

    Why don’t they put a small camera grip and large shutter button on the case, like the Lumia 1020. That would make it even more awesome.

  • qqq

    2 pictures under “QX100″ are actually the QX10, they say Sony Lens G instead of Carl Zeiss.
    Also, “Select devices”? What devices >:(

  • qqq

    2 pictures under “QX100″ are actually the QX10, they say Sony Lens G instead of Carl Zeiss.
    Also, “Select devices”? What devices >:(

  • Mike Gonzalez

    wow!!!! i cant wait to get my own lens

  • DrKrFfXx

    I’d better buy the PS4 with that kind of money XD

    Although it looks great, specially in the case like mount.

  • Mac

    you mean the z1 right?

  • Mac

    I read xperia S devices :-(.

  • http://droidzy.com/ Chethan Rao

    Would have been great if it came with a physical viewfinder for that sort of money. Not sure how it works now, does it pair with the smartphone and then convert the display into a viewfinder? I hope so.

  • XperiaFan

    On the picture’s QX100 serie, picture 3, 5 and 6, we can see background XZ and Honami with… infrarouge or Flash Xenon with APN ? oO ?????!!!

  • Wolf0491

    Both are pictured

  • Wolf0491

    The phone is the viewfinder yes.

  • rick

    So there gonna be xenon flash photophone ?

  • http://droidzy.com/ Chethan Rao

    That makes sense. But at $450, it’s not for the average joe :/

  • raxxta

    ‘Inappropriate political messages’?…not that annoying Syrian Electronic Army again peddling their ‘Bashar Al-Assad is an awesome peace-loving guy’ line again -_-……. This looks pretty cool though, unlike the Z1 :)

  • Wolf0491

    Don’t think it was ever meant to be. The average Joe doesn’t buy any camera that cost that much. $100 to $200 is probably more their limit and they like point and shoot cameras which is what smartphones can pretty much do.

  • Mac

    you right, my bad. I though it was only the z1 having slim case

  • JG

    Is this clip also available for Z Ultra?

  • Izamanaick

    Is that a hole for an Infrared blaster in the cases? I’m hoping that the final version of the Z1 will make use of it.

  • DStyle

    Wow!! This is great.

  • Robert Forslund

    Same here!! *throws money at Sony*

  • dfsef

    am i seeing a viewfinder at the back here?

    hopefully it really has its own viewfinder. i really love the idea of this. it can be used independently.

  • Ray

    TAKE MY MOTHER’S MONEY!!

  • Ray

    How many optical zoom of the QX100?

  • Clarence Alvarado

    Why no for Xperia Z Ultra?!? Why?!?

  • rus_media

    I want this, I really want this…………………..

  • rickiking

    My Xperia Z will be happy to have this.

  • dfsef

    this is sony’s way of getting away with nokia’s exclusive deal with carl zeiss. xperia owners can now have carl zeiss on their devices through this clip on cameras.

    still, i hope they have viewfinders.

  • tomzemo

    Sony, if you add hot shoe mount for flash on those lens, take my money!

  • hans

    Now i know why sony haz some bezels! To allow the cam clipper to not touch the screen :-)

  • raxxta

    I guess that’s an Assad-lover thumbing me down..oh you hurt me so bad! _|_

  • Oh!

    Ish!
    Take my granma’s money!!

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  • Marco Rocha

    TAKE MY GIRLFRIEND’S MONEY!!!

  • Marco Rocha

    I FUCKING LOVE THEM!!!!!!

  • KKTK

    Perfect peace of plastic to drop on sandy beach :D

  • Igor

    But how is this good thing without the xenon flash? I would have to pay 450$ just for lens and even after that I can’t take good pictures at night…

  • surethom

    Personally I would prefer either 3x optical zoom or 3x digital zero lose zoom.

    But to be a Real camera phone it Needs a Xenon flash.

  • surethom

    100% agree my old cybershot phone with xenon flash still takes night times photos way better than one with led flash.

    You will get a lot of comments saying you do not need a flash because of low light sensors but you do, as you get less blur when you uses a xenon flash & mechanical shutter than LED light can give you.

  • wch5274

    I own RX100 = QX100 (i hope its same)

    Optical zoom is 3.6x
    it have another digital zoom which called clear zoom which slightly less quality than optical zoom but a lot better than normal digital zoom…
    so total up zoom actually is 7.2x

    For those saying this phone need flash, i tell u the truth.. since I own this camera I use flash only once.. the low light pic will amaze you especially at wide end …

  • duh_george

    viewfinders – that would be the phone screen then…..

  • carryOn

    Will wait to see the pictures these give before thinkng they may have a remote chance of making me drop my X100 daily carry. (I carry a Z mobile as well you see)

  • Max

    Will there be an adapter for the Z Ultra?

  • faggot

    Death to fucking assad! I’m gonna stick my penis up his ass when he’s dead.

  • josesl16

    It originally costs $750 with the body. CMIIW.

  • Sid

    One question…
    Once we have linked the phone with the lens via NFC, how far can we take the lens away from the phone to click pics? Any idea?

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