Sony Japan will shortly launch the SPA-TA1 tablet attachment designed to attach the DSC-QX10 and DSC-QX100 lens-style cameras onto tablet devices. The mount that ships with the cameras can only latch onto devices with a maximum width of 75mm, this meant that Xperia Z Ultra owners, for example, were unable to mount the cameras onto their handsets.
This new SPA-TA1 tablet attachment will solve that problem, catering for devices between 85mm and 190mm in width. Six arms are available in various sizes (see below) weighing 31 grams. The Sony SPA-TA1 tablet attachment will launch on 4 April 2014 in Japan at a suggested retail price of 3,675 Yen (£21, €26, $36). We would hope to see a western launch of this useful attachment soon after.
Sony SPA-TA1 arm sizes
1) about 85 × 65.6 × 33.9mm
2) about 106 × 65.6 × 33.9mm
3) about 127 × 65.6 × 33.9mm
4) about 148 × 65.6 × 33.9mm
5) about 169 × 65.6 × 33.9mm
6) about 190 × 65.6 × 33.9mm
Sony SPA-TA1 tablet attachment for QX10/QX100 lens-style cameras
Sony SPA-TA1 tablet attachment on the Xperia Tablet Z
Sony SPA-TA1 tablet attachment on the Xperia Z Ultra
Sony SPA-TA1 tablet attachment on the Sony Vaio Tap 11