Sony QX10 and QX100 Lens Cameras

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For the most part, the camera in your smartphone has replaced the need for a point-and-shoot camera. Most smartphones take high-resolution pictures and HD video, but they’re still not match for a camera with optical zoom, image stabilization, higher megapixels and low-light shooting.

Sony’s DSC-QX10 and DSC-QX100 are oddball lenses that connect to any Android or iOS smartphones using NFC or Wi-Fi. Each lens camera has its own image sensor, which captures and stores photos and video on a microSD card or Memory Stick and to the tethered smartphone.

With these two products, users can use their own smartphones as live view screens and then use their own photo apps to edit and share them to social networks.

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The QX10 will have a 1/23.4-inch 18.2-megapixel CMOS sensor and the QX100 will have a 1.0-inch 20.2-megapixel CMOS sensor. The higher end QX100 will also have 10x optical zoom, as opposed to the QX10’s 3.6x optical zoom.

Both Sony lens-shaped cameras will launch later this month in all black or white/gold. An attachment will also clamp the lens cameras to any smartphone with a maximum width of 75mm (large enough for a Galaxy Note II).

Price: $249.99 (QX10), $499.99 (QX100)
Source: Sony

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