It’s commonly approved that while Sony’s unveiling of the QX lens electronic camera add-ons for mobile phones in 2012 was a novel idea, the implementation was far from suitable. Poor, slow functionality were the general quibbles with what could have been a game-changer, yet to its credit rating, the company is back with a number of brand-new concepts and also new items that include claimed ideas.

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Sony QX30

The new QX30 is an awesome item that showcases 20.4-megapixel sensor and also 30x optical zoom. Essentially, smartphones deal digital zoom, which is rather pointless because you’re simply zooming in an image that you might also have taken in its entirety. But with f/3.5 -6.3 aperture, you could break the QX30 right onto the rear of your tool, and extend it to transform your phone into a ‘‘ appropriate’ electronic camera.


The lens is ideal for focusing (read: that’s essentially its only attribute), while your smartphone’s presumably big, HD display screen is similarly suitable for the activity of previewing your tries and also videos.

One stumbling block of the initial QX variety was the cost, as well as regrettably, this could prove to be a problem again. At $ 350, the lens does not come cheap, but if you want to take pleasure in a greater level of shot-taking on-the-fly, the QX30 could be squirrelled away into the pocket ready for action whenever contacted.

Sony QX1

The QX1 is rather a different animal from the QX30. We heard in the run-up to IFA that Sony could reveal an attachment-like item ready to tide over in between the mobile phone and also the lenses developed specifically for the firm’s Alpha array of compact cams, and also this is is specifically just what the QX1 does.

Sony QX1

If you have actually currently gotten on the Alpha / NEX bandwagon, the QX1 adapter will certainly act as the electronic camera component, allowing you to use your mobile tool’s large screen property while obtaining an innovative picture and video-capturing encounter. With a 20.1-megapixel APS-C sensing unit, BIONZ X picture processing as well as its own flash, it’s certainly an ideal replacement to the Sony A5000, which in fact begs the inquiry, why even trouble purchasing it?

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Sure, having the QX1 means that you could carry around your lenses and also hook them around your smartphone at will, but for $ 400, it’s hard to imagine why NEX / Alpha owners wouldn’t rather just bring the real cam around with them instead of pay out such a big sum for a seemingly unneeded go-between.

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Still, you cannot knock Sony for its efforts, as well as given exactly how higher-end digital photography is coming to be increasingly more mainstream, the QX30 specifically can ignite the passion of picture and also video enthusiasts.

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