Conclusion: The QX100 definitely qualifies as an innovative product. What’s amazing is that it delivers on image quality in a unique form-factor, and has lots of flexibility in how you can use it to take creative shots. It’s easy to use, and it will give smartphone photographers a huge edge – especially those who enjoy taking pictures with their tablets. Being that is works directly with a smartphone or tablet, you get the convenience of uploading your images straight to the Web.
Pros: Excellent image quality, Great low-light performance, Simple to set up and use, Flexibility allows for creative shooting
Cons: Live-view stream lags, Slow autofocus, Limited shooting options, Connecting times, shutter lags are long
Excerpt: Sony continues to push the imaging industry with new concepts in a number of different directions. The new Sony QX10 and QX100 camera/lens modules for smartphones is one of those wildly different ideas.
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. If the slow setup speeds, time lag over the Wi-fi network and lack of control of ISO and shutter speed put you off, opting for an advanced compact camera could be the better option.
Pros: Great for inconspicuous shots; Battery indicator welcome; Image Quality
Cons: Lag experienced when shooting fast moving subjects; Slow to connect; No Raw support
Summary: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX10 and QX100 are more than just mobile-phone ‘accessories'. The QX10 will appeal to many consumers as a replacement for a compact camera. Being small and light, it is the perfect accompaniment to a smartphone.
Although the QX100 is the superior camera, it is caught in a strange place in the market. Without the ability to change sensitivity or shoot raw images, it lacks two significant features that enthusiast photographers require.
Summary: Can this smart lens add-on for your iOS or Android handset replace your smartphone camera? Find out in our Sony QX100 review The Sony QX100 smart lens enables you to take quality snaps when used alongside almost any smartphone. T3 went hands-on...
Pros: Simple to use, Very good images, Great for group shots, Simple to use, Very good images, Great for group shots
Cons: Very expensive, Slow to use, Limited battery life, Very expensive, Slow to use, Limited battery life
Conclusion: The more we used the QX100, the more apparent the difference from the QX10 became. Once connected to a phone, the QX100 is difficult to get into your pocket. Even with a big jacket pocket, attached to a big phone like the HTC One, it was just too big to stuff away when connected. That's not a problem with the more budget QX10.
Pros: Good low light performance, aperture control, manual focus option, great results
Cons: Some connection problems with PlayMemories app, lack of control, no ISO adjustment, lack of information, price, bulky
Excerpt: This device is a 20 megapixel camera with a 29-105mm (film equivalent) image stabilised Zeiss branded lens. Except that it is not exactly a complete camera. It doesn’t have any sort of viewfinder. The idea is that you attach it to your smartphone, make a connection with either WiFi or NFC, and use the phone as viewfinder and control panel. Sony provide a free connection and control app for Android and iPhone but not Windows phone.