Make You Smartphone A Cyber-Shot Camera With Sony’s QX10 and QX100 Wireless Lenses

On September 10, 2013

sony QX10 QX100 Cyber-Shot lenses

Sony has finally unveiled QX10 and QX100 wireless lens-style cameras that can be attached to the back of a smartphone to work as a high-end camera. Both devices will be launched and shipped later this month but they are already available for preorder on Amazon. The two will come with expandable and secure clips to get easily mounted with a range of mobile devices, including many Android smartphones as well as iPhones and iPads.

Sony DSC-QX100

Let’s find out some more details about QX10 and QX100 camera lenses.

Attaching the lens

Both the lenses come with adjustable and spring-loaded bracket to help you attach them easily on your smartphone between 2.12 to 2.91 inches wide. You can also mount it separately to a tripod to take steadier shots, but still the lenses need to be connected to the phone via Wi-Fi or NFC.


The lenses support NFC as well as Wi-Fi for connectivity. After the initial setup, just install the PlayMemories app of Sony. It is available on Apple’s App Store and Google Play store too. Turning on the app turns the phone into a real-time viewfinder and you can use all the features of the lenses with your phone.


Sony DSC-QX100 Smartphone Attachable Lens-style Camera

The QX100 sports 1-inch and 20.2MP Exmor R CMOS sensor. It is same as Cyber-shot RX100 II from Sony. It is paired with a wide-aperture Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens with 3.6x optical zoom and a BIONZ image processor. You can select Superior Auto and several other different shooting modes from the setting. The lense also recognizes 44 shooting conditions.

Preorder it now through Amazon.

Sony DSC-QX10 Smartphone Attachable Lens-style Camera

Sony DSC-QX10 Smartphone Attachable Lens-style Camera

The QX10 sports 18.2MP Exmor R CMOS sensor and 10x optical zoom. It comes with built-in Optical SteadyShot to prevent motion blur and is tagged with half the price of QX100. Here too you get several different shooting modes feature similar to the QX100.

Preorder it now through Amazon.

Both lenses come with rechargeable batteries. In a single recharge it can capture around 220 images and can shoot 25 minutes of video.


The QX10 is priced at $250 and QX100 will come for $500, though on Amazon it is being sold for a little less. The prices are high as it has high-end optics and the QX100 is equivalent to the Cyber-shot RX100 II high-end ultra-compact camera of Sony. Well, if you are just a casual shutterbug, go for the QX10. It too captures awesome photos.

Release date

Both lenses will hit the shelves on September 27, and Amazon will start shipping thereafter to the preorders.


The QX10 and QX100 may look a bit pricey if considered as to be only mobile accessories, but it is a good and economical idea for your digital camera replacements. You don’t need to carry your smartphone as well as a dedicated digital camera. The lenses will serve the second need and it will slip easily in your bag or pocket. And, the photography results with the lenses are of course awesome, but need to wait and see if the world is truly ready. You can be a trend setter among your friends, colleagues and society.

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