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Sony announces Cyber-shot QX100 plus QX10 camera accessories for smartphones

Sony QX100
Sony QX100

Availability set for later this month in-store plus online for $250 plus $500

Sony took the stage here at IFA inside Berlin to unveil its newest items which span the gap between its smart telephone plus camera divisions — the Cyber-shot QX100 plus QX10 "lens-style cameras". We've all watched the grouping of leaks which have revealed most details of these equipment, yet today you have the cold difficult details.

The QX100 plus QX10 are effectively complete point-and-shoot cameras without the actual camera body connected, stuffing the functions of the camera into a standard-sized lens assembly. The lens-style cameras pair to any smart telephone over NFC (or manually when necessary) plus connect over Wifi, turning the telephone into a viewfinder plus control device for the camera. Pictures taken whenever paired with a telephone are saved to both the camera as well as the telephone, plus is immediately shared because when they were taken with all the telephone itself.

The QX100 packs the same 20.2MP Exmor R CMOS sensor because Sony's newest RX100M2 camera, together with Carl Zeiss optics plus 3.6x optical zoom. The greater size affords it the area to have a devoted control ring to manipulate manual focus plus zoom in the event you select. It can provide a range of shooting methods, from superior plus smart car as much as aperture concern for more advanced shooters

The lower-end QX10 has a small 18.2MP Exmor R CMOS sensor, nevertheless has the added bonus of 10x optical zoom rather plus is had inside either black or white hues. Naturally the QX10 has fewer shooting methods than the QX100, nevertheless has an total small size at just 2.5” x 2.5” x 1.3”. Helping keep images because crisp because potential is integrated SteadyShot optical image stabilization also.

Sony Cyber-shot QX100
Sony Cyber-shot QX100

Both Cyber-shot lens-style cameras is operated completely independently of the telephone in the event you want, with stand-alone shutter buttons, zoom controls, Micro SDcard slots for storing photos and even standard tripod mounts. Even whenever paired with a telephone, the QX100 plus QX10 don't need to be physically connected to the device — though an adjustable telephone clip is included — just be in Wifi range.

Sony expects the Cyber-shot QX100 plus QX10 to be accessible later this month for $500 plus $250, respectively, from Sony straight online plus from a range of partner shops.


New Sony QX100 plus QX10 “Lens-Style Cameras” Redefine the Mobile Photography Experience

New Concept Cameras Link Flawlessly to Smartphone, Offering High-Zoom, Stunning Quality Images plus HD Videos for Instant Sharing

NEW YORK, Sept. 4, 2013 – Merging the creative force of the premium compact camera with all the ease plus connectivity of today’s smartphones, Sony now introduced 2 “lens-style” QX series cameras which bring fresh degrees of fun plus creativity to the mobile photography experience.    

The innovative Cyber-shot® QX100 plus QX10 models use Wi-Fi® connectivity to swiftly transform a connected smartphone into a versatile, effective photographic tool, permitting it to shoot top-quality pictures plus HD videos to rival a premium compact camera.  It’s an completely unique plus different method for customers to capture plus share memories with neighbors plus family. 

With a distinct lens-style form, the new cameras use the newest adaptation of Sony’s PlayMemories Mobile™ application (accessible for iOS™ plus Android™ equipment, adaptation 3.1 or high required) to connect wirelessly to a smartphone, converting the bright, big LCD screen of the telephone into a real-time viewfinder with all the ability to release the shutter, start/stop film recordings, plus adjust usual photographic settings like shooting mode, zoom, Car Focus location plus more. 

For added efficiency, the application is triggered utilizing NFC one-touch with suitable equipment.  When photos are taken, they are saved straight about both the telephone as well as the camera*, plus is shared instantaneously through social media or additional well-known mobile applications. 

“With the fresh QX100 plus QX10 cameras, you are generating it simpler for the ever-growing population of ‘mobile photographers’ to capture far superior, higher-quality content without losing the ease plus convenience of their existing mobile network or the familiar ‘phone-style’ shooting experience which they’ve grown accustomed to,” mentioned Patrick Huang, director of the Cyber-shot company at Sony.  “We feel which these fresh goods represent not merely an development for the digital camera company, however, a revolution inside terms of redefining how cameras plus smartphones will cooperatively thrive inside today’s marketplace.”

The modern compact, ultra-portable cameras is connected to a connected telephone with a provided mechanically adjustable adapter, or is held individually inside hand or installed to a tripod whilst nevertheless sustaining all functionality plus connectivity with all the smartphone.  They will additionally be operated because completely independent cameras when desired, because both the QX100 plus QX10 cameras have a shutter launch, memory card slot plus come with a rechargeable power. 

Premium, Large-Sensor QX100 Camera

The Cyber-shot QX100 camera attributes a premium, top-quality 1.0 inch, 20.2 MP Exmor® RCMOS sensor.  Identical to the sensor found inside the acclaimed Cyber-shot RX100 II camera, it enables extremely detailed, ultra-low sound pictures in every kinds of light conditions, including dimly lit interior plus evening scenes. 

The sensor is paired with a quick, wide-aperture Carl Zeiss® Vario-Sonnar T* lens with 3.6x optical zoom along with a effective BIONZ® image processor, guaranteeing wonderfully all-natural, detail-packed nonetheless pictures plus HD videos. As an additional refinement, the QX100 sports a devoted control ring for camera-like change of manual focus plus zoom.

Several different shooting methods is chosen when utilizing the QX100 including System Car, Aperture Priority, Intelligent Car plus Superior Car, that automatically recognizes 44 different shooting conditions plus changes camera settings to suit.

High-Zoom Cyber-shot QX10 model

Boasting a effective 18.2 powerful megapixel Exmor RCMOS sensor plus flexible 10x optical zoom Sony G Lens, the Cyber-shot QX10 camera enables mobile photographers to bring remote topics closer without losing image standard or resolution, a widespread issue inside smartphones.  It’s equally very transportable plus lightweight - weighing lower than 4 oz plus measuring regarding 2.5”X2.5”x1.3”, it’s a terrific tool for travel photography.

Additionally, the camera has built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilization to fight camera shake, keeping handheld photos plus videos steady plus blur-free.  It has System Car, Intelligent Car plus Superior Car methods to select from, plus is obtainable in 2 different hues – black plus white.

Pricing plus Availability

The modern Cyber-shot QX100 plus QX10 lens-style cameras might accessible later this month for about $500 plus $250, respectively.

The cameras along with a range of suitable accessories including a soft carry case plus devoted camera connection for Sony Mobile phones like the Xperia™ Z are available at Sony retail shops ( plus additional authorized dealers nationwide.
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Andrew Martonik
Andrew Martonik