At IFA 2014, Sony have unveiled two new Lens-style cameras for smartphones, ILCE-QX1 and DSC-QX30, that will be available from October 2014. The ILCE-QX1 is the first Lens-style camera with APS-C sensor with interchangeable lens system and the DSC-QX30 is a capable of zooming up to 30X for long distance shots. The new Sony ILCE-QX1 will be retailing at US$399 without lens and the Sony DSC-QX30 will be at US$349.
The Lens-style cameras will link with smartphones via Wi-Fi, and can be directly attached to smartphones or used separately to allow you to take high-quality photos and videos from any angle. If you have a NFC enabled smartphone, pairing is easy with just a tap.
The Sony ILCE-QX1 features the same APS-C CMOS image sensor similar to Sony’s mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras, and is capable of taking high-quality photos with beautiful defocusing and clear night scene shots with high sensitivity and low noise, as well as a wide variety of expressions through its compatibility with interchangeable E-mount lenses based on the α Mount System.
- Works with E-mount and A-mount (requires LA-EA4 adaptor for A-mount lenses) interchangeable lenses
- Large APS-C size Exmor sensor, BIONZ X processor, and advanced camera features such as Superior Auto
- Allows for shooting in RAW for post-production editing
- QX1 is also the first lens-style camera with pop-up flash
The Sony DSC-QX30 features the same 30x optical zoom Sony G Lens, Optical Steadyshot and auto-focus functions found in Sony’s Cyber-shot models, making it possible to capture photographs that could not be taken using just an internal smartphone camera, such as distant subjects, with less blur.
- 30x optical zoom and Optical SteadyShot technology
- Zooms smoothly from wide angle 24mm to telephoto lengths of 720mm
- Lock-on AF and speedy continuous shooting at up to 10 frames per second
- Full HD video recording (60p frame rate)