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Sony DSC-QX10/W Smartphone Attachable 4.45-44.5mm Lens-Style Camera
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- Attach to turn your smartphone1 into a 10x zoom camera. Phone sold seperately.
- NFC/Wi-Fi allows simple, one-touch connection with Smartphone
- Use Apps to edit and share photos instantly online
- Compatible with most Android and iOS smartphones
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|Auto Focus Technology|
|Battery Average Life||200 Photos|
|Display Fixture Type||No|
|Display Size||0.1 inches|
|Effective Still Resolution||18.9 MP|
|Expanded ISO Maximum||25,600|
|External Memory Included||No|
|File Format||JPEG (DCF)|
|Flash Memory Type||microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC, Memory Stick Micro|
|Focus Type||Includes Manual Focus|
|Image Aspect Ratio||1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9|
|Included Components||NP-BN Rechargeable Battery, Smartphone Attachment|
|Item Dimensions||2.46 x 2.19 x 2.46 inches|
|Item Display Weight||0.7 pounds|
|Item Weight||0.39 pounds|
|Macro Focus Range||5 cm|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description||1-year warranty|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F1.8 - F4.9|
|Maximum Focal Length||100 mm|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/2000 of a second|
|Maximum horizontal resolution||5,472|
|Minimum Focal Length||28 mm|
|Minimum Shutter Speed||4 seconds|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||18 MP|
|Optical Sensor Technology||CMOS|
|Photo Sensor Technology||BSI-CMOS|
|Remote Control Description||via smartphone|
|Sensor Cleaning Method||No|
|Shipping Weight||0.7 pounds|
|Style Name||QX 10|
|Supported Battery Types||NP-BN, NP-BN1|
|Touch Screen Type||via smartphone|
|Video Capture Format||MPEG-4|
|Video Capture Resolution||1440 x 1080 (30 fps)|
|Water Resistance Level||Not Water Resistant|
First look summary from DPReview
“ What Sony's engineers have done in the QX100 is certainly bold. Repackaging the guts from a flagship point-and-shoot in a made-for-mobile device is an unprecedented move. It's also a bold approach to the problem of a camera's relative lack of connectivity - rather than fighting the smartphone, the QX100 joins the smartphone. Or rather is conjoined with it. ”
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Top Customer Reviews
I shoot professionally. I work in the field, out of my house at least half the month. I take a lot of gear with me. I already have an Sony DSC-RX100/B 20.2 MP Exmor CMOS Sensor Digital Camera with 3.6x Zoom, which I absolutely adore (and you won't find someone who doesn't love this camera), along with my DSLR gear. Why would I ever need ANOTHER? I didn't :) truth. BUT being on the road affords me the option to be able to share my images from around my territory. I am lucky in that I get to see a lot of desolation just waiting to be captured. Sometimes, though, there are angles I just can't get, things that I see that my DSLR and my RX100 simply aren't capable of reaching either because of obstacles in the way, size issues (my A99v is huge), etc...
Which is where the QX comes in. I simply do not ever attach this camera to my Samsung Galaxy S4. Ever. I see zero need for it and feel that it actually limits the camera's potential to do so. I have a WiFi signal! Put the damn camera where I damn well want to. Indispensable tool?Joby GPM-A1EN GorillaPod Magnetic Flexible Tripod (Black). A tool that allows me to stick the QX up light poles, traffic signals, car tops and sides, metal tables and chairs, the siding of an REI building, ladders, whatever allows those magnetic feet to work, man. Put the camera where you want it. Since the QX is blessed with a 1/4 20 tripod mount, it goes onto any 1/4 20 adapted product. I've seen them on boom poles, I've seen them on string.Read more ›
* Picture quality is good. Much better than built-in phone camera.
* Zoom is good.
* Detachability is good. I used the lens off-phone several times with nice results that would have been impractical or impossible to get otherwise.
* Video is very good. Espcially outdoors in bright light (duh) but even inside, video is good.
* Does not use phone GPS - there is no geotagging on the images.
* EXIF data does not indicate which shooting mode was used for the image
* no way to transfer images over wifi to computer. The full-size images and videos are stored on the microSD card. To get them to the computer you must copy them to the phone then phone to computer. Or, remove the sd card from the camera and insert in computer. Just plugging in the USB cable from lens to computer did not recognize it as a device that could be downloaded. Often times there was not enough space on the phone to transfer all the images there first, then move to computer, which meant removing the mounting bracket from the lens in order to acces the card slot, then removing the miniscule memory card, putting it in an adapter, plugging it into the computer, etc etc. Too many steps! Maybe this could be fixed in future releases.
And to be fair, you can put a pretty big card in there and the lens will send low-res 2MB previews to your phone "immediately" (still takes a few seconds). Those previews are good enough for social posting and knowing that you got the shot. Then you can download at the end of the day when you're back at home, as opposed to out in the wild.
* WiFi only.Read more ›
Overall it works pretty well, but the real only point for this product is the 10x optical zoom. The iPhone 5s has a really good camera but the digital zoom is useless since all you are doing is cropping the pixels. This at least helps get you closer to the subject with no loss of resolution.
Sony needs to update the app, give more options for creative controls, and a major one, ALLOW THE APP TO FORMAT THE MICRO SD CARD. Right now you can't and have to do it I guess by connecting it to the computer and erasing the card.
Is it perfect? NO, but it's the first product of its kind and most of the product is the app which Sony can improve.
Set up is incredibly fast. Download the sony playmemories app and input password. That's it. Or turn on NFC and tap. Pics that I've taken are satisfactory so far. All just quick test shots to see that it actually does what it say. And I'm very surprised that this WORKS flawlessly on Android phones (both Note 2 and Galaxy S2) and the complaints and negative reviews are from iPhone users and complaints are more or less based on the Sony Playmemories App for iOS instead of the lens itself.
Also, I agree with another reviewer (Paul B) with his gripes. Those were the same two things I complained about - Hitting the back button to take another pic and bracket not wide enough for my Note 2 but perfectly with my older phone Galaxy S2. I am hoping that Sony will put out more accessories for the lens at a very reasonable price (doubt that).Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Nice combination with iPhone. We can take pictures with mechanical zoom or stand off.Published 20 days ago by Amazon Customer
Takes great fotos but sometimes the wifi takes a while to connectPublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I loved the way this camera looked but sadly I have not used it often enough to make my purchase worth it. Read morePublished 2 months ago by blumet
This lens does really well with an iPhone, very sleek not cheaply made at all. Great product worth the moneyPublished 4 months ago by Dara
The Sony DSC-QX10 is awesome!
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