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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):

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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.

Bogdan Petrovan

Bogdan is the European Managing Editor of Android Authority. He loves tech, travel, and fantasy. He wishes he had more time for two of those things. Bogdan’s phone is a Nexus 6P.