Just like at the IFA, along with the Xperia Z1 Sony also launched its lens type camera attachments for smartphones in India. Both the variants—QX10 and QX100— have been launched for Rs 12,990 and Rs 24,990 respectively and will be available from today onwards.
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To remind you, these cameras are meant to work with smartphones and connect to the device via NFC or Wi-Fi. The smartphone’s display acts as the viewfinder, while the lenses themselves have manual controls and memory card slot. These lenses are compatible with Android as well as iOS devices and need the user to download the PlayMemories mobile app to operate them.
Talking of features, weighing in at about 179 grams, the QX100 comes with a 20.2-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor and an f/1.8 Carl Zeiss lens with 3.6X optical zoom. The QX10, on the other hand, weighs 105 grams with battery and memory stick, and comes with an 18.2-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor with 10x zoom and an f/3.5-3.9 Sony G lens.
Both the lenses can record full HD videos at 12-megapixel with 1920×1080 pixels resolution at 30fps in the MP4 format and can shoot even in low lighting situations. We have got some time with the two accessories and will have our first impressions up soon.