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Sony QX10 Lens Style Camera for Smartphones and Tablets- White (18.2MP, 10x Optical Zoom)
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- A wireless lens that connects to your smartphone with an 18MP Exmor R CMOS sensor and 10x optical zoom
- 18.2MP Exmor R CMOS sensor
- Sony G Lens
- 10x optical zoom
- Easy smartphone sharing via NFC One-touch
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Sony QX10 Lens Style Camera
At a Glance
- Turn your iPhone or Android smartphone into a high-performance camera -- simply mount the smart lens on to your phone and start shooting
- Get creative with your photography on your smartphone using the wireless freedom of NFC and built-in Wi-Fi
- Get up close and personal with powerful 10x optical zoom and smooth image stabilisation
- Capture striking detail, even in low light, with an 18MP Exmor R CMOS sensor with back-illumination technology
- Shoot fast, shoot clear. Never miss that special moment with a BIONZ image processor
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Get Connected. Go Further. Go Smarter
Experience photography for the smartphone age. With a simple connection, a wireless, smart lens gives your phone a powerful 10x optical zoom and smooth image stabilisation. It takes photos you never thought possible with your phone. [Learn more about this on the microsite]
Connects with Your Smartphone
Transform any iPhone or Android smartphone into a high-performance camera. All you have to do is mount the smart lens to your phone -- then you're ready to start shooting like you do with an interchangeable lens camera. It's really that simple. Your smartphone becomes the camera body: use the touchscreen to comfortably shoot and retouch images. You can even share photos with friends and family on Facebook and Twitter. Instantly back-up photos and videos online to keep your captured moments safe. [Discover more on the microsite]
Never Separated by Distance
Have some fun and see what you can do with a smart lens. Place the lens against your NFC smartphone. Once the connection is made, be imaginative and see what's possible. Put the lens down, get in a group shot, then take the picture yourself from your mobile. You don't have an NFC smartphone? No problem. Built-in Wi-Fi gives you wireless freedom too -- your phone and smart lens stay connected even when they're apart. [Learn more about this on the microsite]
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Up Close and Personal
Some scenes are just too far away for your smartphone to capture. Pull everything closer using a smart lens with G Lens technology and 10x optical zoom. Fill the frame with a stretching sandy beach or a dramatic close up. Optical SteadyShot cuts the effect of shaky hands for crisp, blur-free stills every time. [Experience the optical zoom on the microsite]
Low Light? No Problem
From dusk till dawn, capture striking detail even in low light. Make the most of a high-resolution 18MP Exmor R CMOS sensor with back-illumination technology. Inside the lens, light falls directly onto receptive areas of the sensor -- no wires block the path -- for brighter, clearer photos. So whether it's candlelit parties or twilight street scenes, you'll capture the mood in the detail it deserves. [Learn more about this on the microsite]
Shoot Fast, Shoot Clear
Be spontaneous. Whether it's a festival, road trip or barbecue -- don't let a once-in-a-lifetime shot pass you by. The smart lens has a BIONZ image processor that ensures clean images and quick, responsive shooting. The moment might last a second, but you get crisp, clear results that you can enjoy for a lifetime. [Learn more about this on the microsite]
|Image sensor||1/2.3 type Exmor R CMOS 18.2 megapixels (effective, approx)||1/2.3 type Exmor R CMOS 18.2 megapixels (effective, approx)||1.0 type Exmor CMOS 20.2 megapixels (effective, approx)|
|Lens||Sony G Lens||Sony G Lens||Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* Maximum aperture F1 8-4.9|
|Optical magnification||10.0x (25.0-250mm)||10.0x (25.0-250mm)||3.6x (28.0-100mm)|
|Movie||MP4, 12Mbps, 1440 x1080 (30p)||MP4, 12Mbps, 1440 x1080 (30p)||MP4, 12Mbps, 1440 x1080 (30p)|
|Image stabilisation (still image)||Optical SteadyShot||Optical SteadyShot||Optical SteadyShot|
|Image stabilisation (active mode, movies)||Optical SteadyShot Active Mode||Optical SteadyShot Active Mode||Optical SteadyShot Active Mode|
|ISO sensitivity (still image)||Auto (ISO 100-12800)||Auto (ISO 100-12800)||Auto (ISO 160-25600)|
|High-speed AF||Yes (When operating shutter button on camera body)||Yes (When operating shutter button on camera body)||Yes (When operating shutter button on camera body)|
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Rechargeable battery Pack NP-BN
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My phone upgrade came through and I picked up a Sony Xperia Z1, so it seemed like the right time to pick up the QX10 and have a play around.
First impressions were impressive, once the Play Memories app was installed all you need do is simply hold the lens to back of the Z1 and the devices will sync together (note that this method will only work if your phone is NFC enabled, you can also connect to it using WiFi)
My favourite thing about this lens is that it doesn't need to be clipped to your phone to operate. If there is a hard to reach spot but you can get to it with your hand, you can hold the lens in your hand to get the shot and use your phone as the viewer. (For anybody that's interested, the 'Selfie-Shot' can now be done to near perfection)
The QX10 can hold it's own memory card as well which I recommend you adhere to (micro SD)
I'm a few weeks in now with this lens and I have just come back from a short break in the Lake District where I put the lens through its paces and it performed very well. At full zoom, it picks up an incredible amount of detail which did surprise me! Whilst walking around the Lakeside Aquarium, the lens showed off its ability to handle different lighting conditions. One of the staff saw that I had the lens in my hand whilst shooting and came over to see how I was doing it, I think he was impressed.
Speed is something you don't need to worry abut with this. If you are planning on going some place with it then in mere seconds it can be connected and clipped on, otherwise just use the camera on your phone for that unexpected moment.
This lens was designed for people who want to have a little fun, who could be walking along and see something they believe would make an excellent picture and wish to shoot it, without the constraints of becoming a photography anorak, like me if you've been somewhere like Las Vegas and realised how picturesque the place is but the camera on your phone just won't cut it, then this lens is for you.
I'd recommend this to anybody. It's a lot of fun to use and I can only wonder what future apps may appear for the QX10.
The advantage of getting this over a digital camera, are that you can split the lens and screen, so that you can take good, still photos (especially necessary at night or dimly lit conditions), as well as photos of yourself (and others). Another advantage is that the battery lasts a long time, as there isn't a screen - I went away on 4 or 5 day breaks without taking the charger with me. Also, it is very compact.
Main disadvantages over getting a digital camera is that you have two separate bits of equipment* to make the camera work, and it takes around 10-15 seconds from the time you switch camera and camera app on, to the time it is ready to take photos
Certainly for me the disadvantages outweigh the advantages, which is why I don't use (or carry) a separate digital camera.
*Strictly speaking this camera can take photos all by itself, but as there isn't a screen, you can't see what you're taking a photo of.
You may think it strange but I didn't initially buy this little camera lens for photography, I have a Cannon DSLR and a Fuji bridge camera that take care of that, (although I do take some family snaps on my iPad and phone).
By way of explanation: I am a wheelchair user and I now have to travel in my chair in the back of my converted vehicle. I bought the QX10 so that I could place it on a suitable clamp on my dashboard and watch the road through my iPad. This will enable me to navigate for my driver again. I have to say that I haven't tried this yet but the fact that the QX10 works at a fair distance from my iPad, and the built in tripod bush, means that this shouldn't be a problem.
And so to the QX10 itsef.
The QX10 and the QX100 were all out of stock, so the one that I bought was secondhand and sold "as new". It cost as much as a new one but I didn't mind this because it came with a micro SD card and the connecting brackets to fit to a tablet.
I was pleasently surprised when the item, estimated to arrive on the 22nd of December, arrived on the 10th. It was as described "as new".
The QX10 only connects to Apple products by Wi-Fi.
Connection to my iPad Air 2 and my iPhone 6 plus was quick and simple.
Other reviewers have criticised the Wi-Fi connection speed as being slow. Whilst it is true that it takes a second or two for the picture to transfer from QX10 to phone, this is not usually a problem. If you want to take a series of action photos you can change the settings in 'PlayMemories' so that the QX10 saves pictures to it's internal SD card instantly. You can then transfer them later.
I found the 18mp picture quality to be excellent compared to my iPad's 5mp. It is also great to be able to focus on any area of your picture and to zoom right from the phone/tablet screen.
Over all, I am very impressed by this 'little wonder'.
I didn't buy it to take photos but I certainly shall!
I can't comment on durability but if there any issues I will update.
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