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Sony QX10 and QX100 lenses first impressions (video)
At a basic level, the QX10 and QX100 contain an adjustable lens system, a high quality sensor, as well as other components for connecting to the device. The two gadgets can be paired to the Xperia Z1 (or any other NFC-enabled device for the matter) with a simple tap, and, after the paring, all communication goes through Wi-Fi direct. Sony provided a lightweight plastic bracket that can fit on multiple device sizes, that users have to put on the back of the phone, similarly to a protective case. Then the lenses are mounted on the bracket via a clip-on mechanism. All the operation takes just a few seconds once you get the hang of it.
In terms of photographic specifications, the higher-end QX100 offers a 1-inch, 20.2 MP Exmor RCMOS sensor, paired with a fast, wide aperture Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T Lens with 3.6x optical zoom, and a BIONZ image processor. There’s a ring for manual control of zoom. The QX10 brings an 18.2 MP Exmor RCMOS sensor, and 10x optical zoom Sony G Lens. Both models offer Steadyshot OIS. We hope to get the Sony QX10 and Sony QX100 for testing soon, so we can bring you the all important camera samples and comparisons.
Stay tuned for more IFA 2013 and Sony coverage throughout the day and later this week!