Sony’s QX-10 and QX-100 camera lenses have been widely praised for its versatility and the ability to take photos independently rather than depending on the smartphone camera. However, these clip-on lenses can’t easily snap onto any device, so Sony had to announce cases for some smartphones which would make these lenses fit perfectly. One such case has just been announced for the company’s largest smartphone, the Xperia Z Ultra. This add-on case has just been announced in Hong Kong with information on global availability slated to follow soon. The case costs HK$238 which is close to $30 in American currency.
The case will be sold in White and Black variants at the time of launch. We expect other Sony smartphones like the Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1 f and older Xperia devices to get similar cases in the future. The case should be compatible with the Google Play Edition Xperia Z Ultra as well considering that they’re basically the same device except for the software inside. Sony is expected to give out more details on many more such add-on cases during the upcoming CES event.
Source: Engadget China – Translated
Via: Android Central
Sony is going to be unveiling their new line of imaging products tomorrow (September 4 at 4pm London time) but as early as now its price, specs and even promotional video have already leaked out. The information came from one of the company’s websites which has already been removed. We however have taken note of the information from the site regarding the QX10 and QX100.
Patrick Huang, director of the Cyber-shot business at Sony said in a press release that “With the new QX100 and QX10 cameras, we are making it easier for the ever-growing population of ‘mobile photographers’ to capture far superior, higher-quality content without sacrificing the convenience and accessibility of their existing mobile network or the familiar ‘phone-style’ shooting experience that they’ve grown accustomed to. We feel that these new products represent not only an evolution for the digital camera business, but a revolution in terms of redefining how cameras and smartphones can cooperatively flourish in today’s market.”
The Cyber-shot QX100 and QX10 can easily transform any smartphone into a powerful photographic tool. Both models easily attach to any smartphone with an adjustable mechanical adapter. It can even be held separately in a person’s hand or even mounted to a tripod. It connects to any Android device using Wi-Fi running on Honeycomb and above. The connection can easily be initiated by simply bumping the lens to the smartphone thanks to its NFC feature.
- Premium, high-quality 1.0 inch, 20.2 MP Exmor R CMOS sensor (the same used in Cyber-shot RX100 II camera)
- Fast, wide-aperture Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens with 3.6x optical zoom
- BIONZ image processor
- Dedicated control ring
- Various shooting modes such as Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Intelligent Auto and Superior Auto
- 18.2 effective megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor
- 10x optical zoom Sony G Lens
- Weighs less than 4 oz.
- Built-in Optical SteadyShot
- Program Auto, Intelligent Auto and Superior Auto modes
Both models will become available in the market this month with the QX100 priced at $500 and the QX10 priced at $250.
Sony recently revealed two new “Sony Lens” accessories for the smartphone, the QX100 and QX10. The accessory acts as a camera for the smartphone, with the lens connecting to the smartphone through WiFi or Bluetooth.
Normal cameras take photos, store on the device, then the user can send the photo the phone for editing. With the Sony Lens, it will connect to the smartphone before taking a photo and then the user can take a photo from the smartphone and edit on the phone.
Prices for the Sony Lens’ were not revealed but now we have two decent price points for the camera lenses. The QX100 will cost $493 and the QX10 will cost $226 in the US. We are not sure how this will translate into other currencies, Sony has not been the best when it comes to fair exchange.
The QX100 seems like a good deal for those who want an accessory to take amazing photos. The lens will come with a 20.2MP camera, f/1.8 aperture, 3.6 optical zoom and a zoom ring. This would be the perfect buy for someone who wants to be mobile with an amazing camera.
For the photographer who just wants a nice snap shot, the QX10 will still do an incredibly good job, with an 18MP CMOS sensor, f/3.5 aperture and optical zoom, it looks like a good deal for less than the average point and shoot.
The full package looks like the Sony Xperia Z1, that will come with a 20.2MP camera, f/2.4 aperture, optical zoom and G Lens all bundled nicely into the smartphone. All three of these products will be shown off at IFA 2013, on September 4.