Sony Redefines Mobile Photography with the QX Series

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Sony's DSC-QX100 with legendary Carl Zeiss optics

Sony’s DSC-QX100 with legendary Carl Zeiss optics

Sony has brought new life to the growing world of mobile photography with its QX lens series. As great a shot as your smartphone takes, they just don’t stack up to the quality of a standalone camera. Knowing this, Sony created two lightweight, mountable lenses for any smartphone (either iOS or Android) and connect via Sony’s PlayMemories Mobile™ application (available for iOS™ and Android™ devices, version 3.1 or higher required) or via NFC to give you DSLR-quality shots you can edit and share instantly.

Imagine being able to take the shots you want to take at a concert or event or getting vibrant high-quality video with a lens that fits in your pocket or purse. With these new high-zoom lenses, Sony has made this possible in a way nobody else has.

Pretty much sold? Us too. here’s some more info on the two lenses currently available.

Premium, Large-Sensor QX100 Camera
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The Cyber-shot DSC-QX100 camera features a premium, high-quality 1.0 inch, 20.2 MP Exmor® RCMOS sensor.  Identical to the sensor found in the acclaimed Cyber-shot RX100 II camera, it allows for exceptionally detailed, ultra-low noise images in all types of lighting conditions, including dimly lit indoor and night scenes.

The sensor is paired with a fast, wide-aperture Carl Zeiss® Vario-Sonnar T* lens with 3.6x optical zoom and a powerful BIONZ® image processor, ensuring beautifully natural, detail-packed still images and HD videos.   As an extra refinement, the DSC-QX100 sports a dedicated control ring for camera-like adjustment of manual focus and zoom.

Several different shooting modes can be selected while using the camera including Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Intelligent Auto and Superior Auto, which automatically recognizes 33 different shooting conditions and adjusts camera settings to suit.

High-Zoom Cyber-shot QX10 model
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Boasting a powerful 18.2 effective megapixel Exmor RCMOS sensor and versatile 10x optical zoom Sony G Lens, the Cyber-shot DSC-QX10 camera allows mobile photographers to bring distant subjects closer without sacrificing image quality or resolution, a common problem in smartphones.  It’s also extremely portable and lightweight – weighing less than 4 oz and measuring about 2.5”X2.5”x1.3”, it’s a great tool for travel photography.

Additionally, the camera has built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilization to combat camera shake, keeping handheld pictures and videos steady and blur-free.  It has Program Auto, Intelligent Auto and Superior Auto modes to choose from, and will be available in two different colors – black and white.