Sony QX Smart Lens: No more difference between smartphone cameras and actual ones

by Gareth Mankoo

It is known that Sony have always held their camera specifications in high regard. That’s why when we take a look at the Sony QX100 Smart Lens accessory, we aren’t surprise who it comes from. To some, the accessory may seem ridiculous, but to those who’ve been Sony smartphone lens loyalists, there has never been a better time to go shooting. This lens-styled camera contains just about all the hardware that a regular Sony point-and-shoot camera could contain. This includes a zoom lens, image sensor and processing chips, a battery, stereo microphones, and memory card slots. You could complain about a missing viewfinder, that Sony would quickly defend and claim that your smartphone does that trick. Once can expect a 20-megapixel, 1-inch sensor, Carl Zeiss optics, and BIONZ image processing that the RX100M2 boasted of.

The QX100 Smart Lens could set shutterbugs back by a good $499.There’s also a $250 QX10 for those who are less likely to burn their greens. It does pack a better zoom as compared to the QX100’s 3.6x to 10x, but a smaller 1/2.3-inch sensor and an unimpressive Sony G Lens.






[Via – The-Verge]