Conclusion: Overall the QX10 generated some nice photos under the right conditions, and the zoom was useful to have compared with using a phone on its own. However we struggle to see who would buy this device.
Conclusion: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX10 is an add-on lens for use with smartphones. It's an example of a risky, forward-thinking concept, but some issues prevent us from recommending it.
Pros: Sharp lens. 10x zoom range. Compact. On-camera shutter and zoom controls. Wi-Fi with NFC. iOS and Android compatibility.
Cons: Image noise at moderate ISO settings. Live view feed can lag. Shutter lag when triggering from phone. Takes time to mount to phone. Slow startup compared to a standalone camera. No support for Windows Phone.
Sony Cyber-shot QX10 and QX100 lens cameras – Sony’s solution to the ”true camera phone” dilemma
5 January 2014
Conclusion: The Cybershot QX10 and QX100 are already available for sale, retailing for $250 and $450, respectively. The price isn’t high considering the internal hardware (especially for the QX100, which is $300 less than the similar Cybershot RX10 camera), but the fact that you need to use a smartphone and the...
Conclusion: The Sony DSC-QX10 was the 1st device in a long time that has truly amazed me! The slightly laggy response from the viewfinder was forgotten every time I used the camera. I would say that if you are considering the QX10 or that if you are curious about it, you would probably enjoy it as much as I do.
Summary: If you enjoy taking photos on your smartphone, these unique QX cameras will offer you more flexibility, however the amount of use they get will come down to how desperate you are for better image quality.
Pros: Great for inconspicuous shots; Battery indicator welcome; Image Quality
Cons: Lag experienced when shooting fast moving subjects; Slow to connect; No Raw support
REVIEW: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX10 WiFi Lens-Camera for Android and iOS Smartphones
9 October 2013
Excerpt: If you have read my recent column - " Instagram, EyeEm an Co. - or how your Smartphone Photos can become your own Art " - you already know that I'm a big fan of smartphone photography since my smartphone is always with me.
Summary: The Sony DSC-QX10 was the 1 st device in a long time that has truly amazed me! The slightly laggy response from the viewfinder was forgotten every time I used the camera. I would say that if you are considering the QX10 or that if you are curious about it, you would probably enjoy it as much as I...
Excerpt: Sony has torn the photography rulebook in two with the new Sony Smart Lens. Remote shooting via a smartphone app is something that most camera manufacturers now offer, but Sony has gone one step further by producing a device that not only pairs with a smartphone to take pictures, but actually...