the Sony Cyber-shot QX Lens Cameras may sounds rather confusing. you may ask if they are cameras or just lenses? actually, they are both. it may even appears to be an extra accessory which you might not need, however, if bringing these lens cameras could save yourself from having to bring a real camera along on your next trip, i guess it might actually deserve a space in your luggage, don’t you think? each lens cameras come with a mechanically adjustable bracket for attaching to your smartphone and connects to your device via WiFi, allowing your smartphone to perform as an actual camera; and we are not talking about some lens attachment that tries to ‘enhanced’ your smartphone’s camera performance – this is about transforming your smartphone into a real-deal regular camera.
with the lens cameras attached, you can take advantage of your smartphone’s large, bright display as a real-time viewfinder with full functionality like shutter release, start/stop movie recordings, and other settings. taken stills and videos are saved directly on both the phone and the camera (on memory card). the lens cameras are also tripod mountable and has its own rechargeable battery so that it can be used as a standalone camera and also, does not need to leech on your device’s battery. as of now, two models are available: the QX-10 that is equipped with a 18MP Exmor RCMOS sensor with 10x optical zoom G Lens, and the QX-100, featuring a 20MP item as found on the Cyber-Shot RX100 II camera, paired with Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens with 3.6 optical zoom and BIONZ image processing engine.