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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Summary: A few weeks back we’d talked about Sony’s spanking new smart lens accessory that complements your phone and gives it a camera that is a notch or two above what is possible with the inbuilt module. While the QX10 was pretty amazing in itself, the QX100 takes the concept to yet another level.