Sony DSCQX100 Closeup

Amazon has Sony QX10 and QX100 Detachable Lens Available Now for Pre-Order

September 4, 2013 - Written By Cory McNutt

 

Fresh off their IFA announcement, Sony’s new detachable lens are already on Amazon for pre-order with a release date of September 27, as well as a warning:

Due to high demand we anticipate being unable to fulfill all customer orders with our first allocation. Product supply from Sony is very limited. Your place in line will be maintained, and we will not charge your credit card until we ship the product.

There are two models, the Sony DCSQX10 (White model shown)

Sony DSCQX10 lens

  • 1.0″ (13.2 x 8.8mm) Exmor R(R) CMOS Sensor
  • 20.9 Megapixels (effective pixels are 20.2)
  • Carl Zeiss “Vario-Sonnar T*” 7 elements in 6 groups (4 aspheric elements including AA lens)
  • Focus Range: iAuto:AF(W:Approx,5cm(0.16′) to infinity, T:Approx.55cm(1.80′) to infinity)
  • 3.6x Optical Zoom, during movie recording
  • Segment LCD display
  • Focus Modes: Single-shot AF, Manual Focus, and Touch AF
  • ISO: Auto, ISO 160-3200
  • White Balance: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Flourescent (Warm white, cool white, day white, daylight) C. Temp, Incandescent
  • Aperture: iAuto:AF(W:Approx.5cm(0.16′) to infinity, T:Approx.55cm(1.80′) to infinity)
  • Micro SD, microSDHC, microSDXC, Memory Stick Micro
  • Movie recording mode: MP4: 12M(1,440—1080/3ofps)
  • Uses Triluminous colors
  • WiFi compatible

 

The second lens is the Sony DCSQX100:

Sony DSCQX100 Lens

  • 1/2.3″ (7.76mm) Exmor R(R) CMOS Sensor
  • Sony G 9 elements in 7 groups (including 4 aspheric elements)
  • Focus Range: iAuto:AF(W:Approx.5cm(0.16′) to Infinity, T:Approx.150cm(4.92′) to Infinity)
  • 10x Optical Zoom during Movie recording
  • Segment LCD display
  • Focus Modes: Single-shot AF, Touch AF
  • ISO: Auto, ISO 100-1000 level
  • White Balance: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Flourescent White balance 0,1,2, Incandescent
  • Aperture: ISO100-3200(iAuto), ISO100-12800(Superior Auto), ISO100-1600(Program Auto)
  • MicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC, Memory Stick Micro
  • Movie recording mode: MP4: 12M(1,440—1080/30fps)
  • Uses Triluminous colors
  • Wifi Compatible

 

What is so awesome about these lenses is that you do not have to use them on a Sony smartphone. They operate via built-in Wi-Fi or using NFC, so virtually any smartphone that has one of those features, can snap on the Sony lens and snap away! The prices seem reasonable for the quality lens and sensor you are getting, certainly less than the cost of a DSLR camera.

Let us know if you could see yourself sporting one of these lenses on your smartphone.