Sony QX10 Lens Style Camera for Smartphones and Tablets - Black (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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Visit the Sony QX10 Microsite--Photography for the Smartphone Age
The Sony QX10 turns your smartphone into a high-performance camera. With a simple connection, the wireless lens gives your phone a powerful 10x optical zoom and smooth image stabilisation. Visit the Sony QX10 Microsite for more information.
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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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Top Customer Reviews
Yes, but the App is no good they say. There's no control over shutter speed and everything else! Thank goodness for that, say I. I have owned all-singing, all-dancing cameras in the past and always seem to end up with it set on full auto. I understand the relationship between ISO, exposure and shutter speed but I don't want to spend time sorting all that out. I want to think about the shot - composition and framing, and leave the camera to sort all the other stuff out. And believe me the QX10 does a superb job of it. But unlike a stand-alone camera of any sort, when once purchased then that's it - we QX10 owners can look forward to all manner of new apps. Who knows what wonderful things we'll be able to do as the months pass?Read more ›
If you are beyond pressing buttons on a DSLR (because 'that is so 1999' or 'old-man-with-big-Camera'), and actually want to tackle photography via code in a full-on 2013 Web 2.0 fashion, then this is a camera to consider. Sony have exposed the API for developers to build their own apps, and the API looks pretty easy to get into. If you don't know what API means, then forget this paragraph (and if you are an old man with a 5D, sorry: it was just a figure of speech). If you have a geek in your life in need of a cool toy, then this is a pretty good leftfield gift choice, not least because it comes in a box that is a cylinder, so when wrapped it will keep them guessing!
If you are passionate about photography or do it for a living, typically upload your photos in RAW format to Photoshop/Lightroom/Aperture and shoot in A/S/M modes, then this is not the camera for you. You probably need an advanced compact such as the Olympus XZ, Panasonic LX7, Fuji X series, Canon G1, Sony RX100 or Nikon Coolpix A. The QX10 is not in that group. It is a direct replacement for the inbuilt cell phone camera rather than a DSLR replacement. Just like a cell phone camera, the QX10 flies on full automatic most of the time, has slowish glass (f3.5-f6), and only outputs JPEGs.Read more ›
Adding an off camera lens makes a bit of sense because you can use the mobile for a screen and for software use, thus cutting down on the cost and size of the offboard camera/lens. It does work - mostly.
There are a couple of downsides. Firstly as another reviewer noted, you are not going to get a quick snap if you are not already connected. It also works quickest with NFC (near field connection) where you touch the camera to the mobile NFC point and it connects automatically. If you don't have that then you use the Sony app - which to be fair is quick and easy, not something that Sony could be accused of a few years ago.
So when you are connected you in essence have a decent quality compact camera with a proper zoom lens making it far better than a standard mobile. The quality of pictures is top class and on a par with a £300 compact. You can zoom in or out and take the shot with either the camera or the mobile making it very flexible. For most shots, chances are you are best leaving it clipped to the phone unless you like looking like a person doing the teapot song.
The camera is supplied with a spring loaded clip that you can use to fit to any normal sized phone. If you have a Sony Experia Z or Z1 you can buy the Sony case which allows you to dispense with the camera clip making it pretty tiny and easily pocket-able. When you want to, you can then twist lock it onto the back of the Experia Z.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Better to just buy a proper camera for the price of this. It's slow and the quality is mediocre. I can't think of any good points. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Mr Sandman
This lens is a novel idea, but in practicality, doesn't work well at all.
Firstly, largest flaw, YOU CAN'T DELETE ANYTHING FROM THE CAMERA WITHOUT COMPLETELY... Read more
Bit disappointed with its usability - I hadn't realised that every time you switch it off you then have to reconnect manually to the wi-fi on an iPhone. Read morePublished 5 months ago by digimac
Love it !!!! quick deliverly as well!! good quality of pictures though the app that use to connect to the camera is quite poor, need to make sure your phone has enough memory(not... Read morePublished 5 months ago by CHONG
Ok this may be biased as I have only received the camera today, but have been very impressed with the capability and the ability to have a good camera "attached" to your... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Teefus
Had this for a year now. Bought it because I love gadgets. Great idea but not a practical camera. Difficult with moving target. Read morePublished 7 months ago by baaen59
Briliant device, does zap battery a bit (get a juice pack) the photos are great however and the inbuilt storage SD card is a nice feature.Published 8 months ago by Mr. D Field
In my view as good as a digital camera of the same specifications.
The advantage of getting this over a digital camera, are that you can split the lens and screen, so that you... Read more