At IFA last week, we got to play a little with the QX10 and QX100 camera attachments that Sony launched alongside its new flagship smartphone, the Xperia Z1. While the Z1 is quite a capable shooter in itself, the lens attachments and especially the higher-end QX100 promise to turn it into a mobile shutterbug’s dream.
The Sony booth at IFA was obviously not the best venue to test out the QX100, but we shot a few samples anyway just to give you an idea about the level of detail you can expect from the gadget.
Without further ado, here are the samples (click for full size):
As you can see from this limited test, the shots are quite decent. If only the price was a bit smaller.
Here’s hands-on video for more details on how the setup works:
As a reminder, the QX100 features a 1-inch 20.2 MP Exmor RCMOS sensor, combine with a fast, wide aperture Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T Lens with 3.6x optical zoom, and Sony’s BIONZ image processor.
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The price a little smaller? How much would u pay for the RX100m2? It pretty much the exact same thing..
i believe this one retails for $500, the RX100m2 is something like $650 i believe.
748 on amazon
WOW !!! JUST WOW ! SONY u won my HEART…… I cant wait to get my hands on these BEASTS…..
Good optics cost good money and I believe sony has priced both the lenses quite reasonably. I hope the software on the phone does justice to the hardware and do not bog it down.
As expected, not even close to a DSLR camera. You can get a D3200 for that price. It’s an entry DSLR which can take amazing pictures.
I see no use for this. Why get it? Because of the size? It’s not really that small.
The price on it is ridiculous.
Who said this gonna beat DSLR. Compare this to p&s like RX100
With that price it’s competing with DSLR. It’s just not worth getting.
RX100 which is the best p&s camera cost $200 more than this lens. The best thing is it also gonna work with most androids and ios device.
Don’t know where you live, but $700 for RX100 is insane.
Supposedly this lens costs $500. RX100 here in Sweden goes for $450.
D3200 goes for……. $380.
I know what I would get if I wanted better photos. And save money on it.
Also, what I forgot is that if you’re willing to pay $500 for a phone lens to make your images slightly better, then you’re probably rocking a $600 phone too. Which brings the total price to $1100.
Now, my D3200 can’t make calls, but if you’re willing to pay that much money then you’re either dirty rich or really stupid.
RX100 II is $750 on Amazon.
D3200 does not fit in pocket. Rx100 II does. D3200 comes with pathetic plastic slow kit lens. RX100 II comes with very nice sharp built in Zeiss lens.
But most importantly, Rx100 fits in a pocket. It’s a pocket camera. D3200 is big large ugly clunky and noisy DSLR.
I will take Rx100 II over D3200 any day.
Yeah, the only difference is the better picture quality on D3200, lens customization, more options, etc, etc.
Last year the New York Times called RX100 the best pocket camera ever made. It was also in Times Magazine best inventions of 2012.
The newer RX100 II is even a better camera. It’s simply an amazing camera and takes unbelievable low light photos for such a small pocket camera.
Just because it’s named “the best pocket camera” doesn’t mean it can beat DSLR cameras. Perhaps 10 year old ones.