While the Sony Honami’s camera is looking to be quite brilliant on its own, Sony has a few accessories up its sleeves which could improve that camera. We’ve already seen Sony’s clip on lens accessories — the less advanced DSC-QX10, and the high-end DSC-QX100 — and now we have some pricing information regarding the two accessories.
A known source told SonyAlphaRumors that the QX100 will be priced at around $450, which is almost $300 cheaper than the Sony DSC-RX100M II, which features the same sensor and lens package, for $748. Taiwan site ePrice also has the QX100 and QX10 listed for about $493 and $226 U.S. respectively.
It seems like the QX100 might be a great deal for those who want dedicated camera quality without carrying another device, however, we’ll have to get some hands on time with the accessories before we make a complete judgement.
The QX100 is said to feature a 20.2MP sensor, with f/1.8 aperture, and 3.6x Optical Zoom, as well as a zoom ring, while the cheaper QX10 will feature an 18MP CMOS sensor and a f/3.5-3.9 lens. We expect the two clip-on lens attachments to be released with the Sony Honami on September 4th, however, nothing is official as of yet.
If the pricing for the QX10 and QX100 pan out this way, will you be looking to buy one of them?
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wow! those prices seem pretty good. If I can get the cheaper one for $199…wow.
I guess I’m the only poor person here. I’d rather just buy a camera that can do this at a much cheaper price. Big viewfinder as big as the display, and an accessory? Appealing, but it won’t peel the whole orange for me.
My $200 Sony camera will do. That seems a bit expensive. But then again, it is Sony.
TBH, most decent non-prime e mount lenses are around 300+,16-200 around 800$, so the lens+ image sensor is not hugely expensive.
Although the problem with these lenses always are a) AF capability b) image stablizer. As long as Sony get them right, I would buy them right away.
Oh and image processor. Without a good image processor, burst shot on these higher resolution raw images will be very limited.
How is this a camera for someone who doesn’t want to carry an additional device? Realistically, no one is going to leave it attached to their phone all the time. It is a camera that requires you to pull out two devices whenever you want to use it. I applaud Sony for taking chances but I don’t see this succeeding at all. Combined with Google Glass, though, I think this would be a killer street photography camera. Much higher image quality than any traditional P&S or phonecam, but the low-profile of not having to look at your camera when shooting.
A shame about the price. The negligibly inferior RX100 can be had for $500 and is more compact (if the QX100 leaked dimensions are to be believed). A wi-fi sd card will let you transfer photos to your phone.