New Sony QX100 and QX10 “Lens-Style Cameras” for Android & iOS- $500 & $250 respectively

QX10_with_Xperia-i1_3-1200 NEW YORK, Sept. 4, 2013 – Merging the creative power of a premium compact camera with the convenience and connectivity of today’s smartphones, Sony today introduced two “lens-style” QX series cameras that bring new levels of fun and creativity to the mobile photography experience.

The innovative Cyber-shot QX100 and QX10 models utilize Wi-Fi connectivity to instantly transform a connected smartphone into a versatile, powerful photographic tool, allowing it to shoot high-quality images and HD videos to rival a premium compact camera.  It’s an entirely new and different way for consumers to capture and share memories with friends and family.

With a distinct lens-style shape, the new cameras utilize the latest version of Sony’s PlayMemories Mobile application (available for iOS and Android devices, version 3.1 or higher required) to connect wirelessly to a smartphone, converting the bright, large LCD screen of the phone into a real-time viewfinder with the ability to release the shutter, start/stop movie recordings, and adjust common photographic settings like shooting mode, zoom, Auto Focus area and more.

For added convenience, the app can be activated using NFC one-touch with compatible devices.  Once pictures are taken, they are saved directly on both the phone and the camera*, and can be shared instantly via social media or other common mobile applications.

“With the new QX100 and QX10 cameras, we are making it easier for the ever-growing population of ‘mobile photographers’ to capture far superior, higher-quality content without sacrificing the convenience and accessibility of their existing mobile network or the familiar ‘phone-style’ shooting experience that they’ve grown accustomed to,” said Patrick Huang, director of the Cyber-shot business at Sony.  “We feel that these new products represent not only an evolution for the digital camera business, but a revolution in terms of redefining how cameras and smartphones can cooperatively flourish in today’s market.”

The new compact, ultra-portable cameras can be attached to a connected phone with a supplied mechanically adjustable adapter, or can be held separately in hand or even mounted to a tripod while still maintaining all functionality and connectivity with the smartphone.  They can also be operated as completely independent cameras if desired, as both the QX100 and QX10 cameras have a shutter release, memory card slot and come with a rechargeable battery.

Premium, Large-Sensor QX100 Camera

The Cyber-shot 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 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 QX100 including Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Intelligent Auto and Superior Auto, which automatically recognizes 44 different shooting conditions and adjusts camera settings to suit.

High-Zoom Cyber-shot QX10 model

Boasting a powerful 18.2 effective megapixel Exmor RCMOS sensor and versatile 10x optical zoom Sony G Lens, the Cyber-shot 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.

Pricing and Availability

The new Cyber-shot QX100 and QX10 lens-style cameras will available later this month for about $500 and $250, respectively.

The cameras and a range of compatible accessories including a soft carry case and dedicated camera attachment for Sony Mobile phones like the Xperia Z can be purchased at Sony retail stores (www.store.sony.com) and other authorized dealers nationwide.

 

Cyber-shot QX10 QX100 Specs
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1 Sub-Category Digital Still Camera Digital Still Camera
Trial Model Code
Model Code DSC-QX100 DSC-QX10
*Tentative value is expressed in red character
[SPECIFICATIONS]
Image Sensor blank Sensor Type 1.0″ (13.2 x 8.8mm) Exmor R(R) CMOS sensor 1/2.3″ (7.76mm) Exmor R(R) CMOS sensor
Image Sensor blank Number of gross pixels Approx. 20.9 Megapixels Approx. 18.9 Megapixels
Image Sensor blank Number of effective pixels Approx. 20.2 Megapixels Approx. 18.2 Megapixels
Lens blank Lens Type Carl Zeiss “Vario-Sonnar T*”,  7 elements in 6 groups (4 aspheric elements including AA lens) Sony G 9 elements in 7 groups(including  4 aspheric elements)
Lens blank F-number (Maximum Aperture) F1.8(W)-4.9(T) F3.3(W)-5.9(T)
Lens blank Iris Diaphragm 7 blades
Lens blank Focal Length (f = ) f=10.4-37.1mm f=4.45-44.5mm
Lens blank 35mm format equivalent (Still Image3:2) f=28-100mm
Lens blank 35mm format equivalent (Still Image4:3) f=30-108mm f=25-250mm
Lens blank 35mm format equivalent (Still Image16:9) f=29-105mm f=27.5-275mm
Lens blank 35mm format equivalent (Still Image1:1) f=36-127mm
Lens blank 35mm format equivalent (Movie16:9) f=29-105mm(SteadyShot Standard), f=33-120mm(SteadyShot Active) f=27.5-275mm(SteadyShot Standard), f=27.5-385mm(SteadyShot Active)
Lens blank 35mm format equivalent (Movie4:3) f=36-128mm(SteadyShot Standard), f=41-146mm(SteadyShot Active) f=33.5-335mm(SteadyShot Standard), f=33.5-469mm(SteadyShot Active)
Lens blank Focus  Range (from the front  of the lens) iAuto:AF(W:Approx.5cm(0.16′) to infinity, T:Approx.55cm(1.80′) to infinity) / Program Auto:AF(W:Approx,5cm(0.16′) to infinity, T:Approx.55cm(1.80′) to infinity) iAuto:AF(W:Approx.5cm(0.16′) to Infinity, T:Approx.150cm(4.92′) to Infinity) / Program Auto:AF(W:Approx.5cm(0.16′) to Infinity, T:Approx.150cm(4.92′) to Infinity)
Lens Optical Zoom Still Image, Movie 3.6x(Optical Zoom during movie recording) 10x(Optical Zoom during movie recording)
Screen, Viewfinder blank Screen Type Segment LCD Segment LCD
Camera blank Imaging Processor”BIONZ” Yes Yes
Camera blank SteadyShot Optical Optical
Camera blank Optical SteadyShot Active Mode (for Movie) Yes (Active Mode, Optical type with electronic compensation) Yes (Active Mode, Optical type with electronic compensation)
Camera blank Focus Mode Single-shot AF Single-shot AF
Camera blank Focus Mode Manual Focus Touch AF
Camera blank Focus Mode Touch AF
Camera blank Focus Area Multi Point AF Multi Point AF
Camera blank Light Metering Mode Multi Pattern Multi Pattern
Camera blank Exposure Compensation +/- 3.0 EV, 1/3 EV step +/- 2.0 EV, 1/3 EV step
Camera blank ISO Sensitivity (Still Image)*1 ISO160-6400(iAuto), ISO160-25600(Superior Auto), ISO160-3200(Program Auto), ISO160-3200(Aperture Priority) ISO100-3200(iAuto), ISO100-12800(Superior Auto), ISO100-1600(Program Auto)
Camera blank ISO Sensitivity (Movie) Auto: (ISO160-3200 level) Auto: (ISO100-1000 level)
Camera blank Minimum Illumination(Movie) Auto: 3.2lux (Shutter Speed 1/60) Auto: 20lux (Shutter Speed 1/30)
Camera blank White Balance Mode Auto Auto
Camera blank White Balance Mode Daylight Daylight
Camera blank White Balance Mode Shade Shade
Camera blank White Balance Mode Cloudy Cloudy
Camera blank White Balance Mode Fluor.: Warm White Flourescent White Balance 0
Camera blank White Balance Mode Fluor.: Cool White Flourescent White Balance 1
Camera blank White Balance Mode Fluor.: Day White Flourescent White Balance 2
Camera blank White Balance Mode Fluor.: Daylight Incandescent
Camera blank White Balance Mode C.Temp.
Camera blank White Balance Mode Incandescent
Camera blank Shutter Speed*2 iAuto (4 – 1/2000) / Program Auto (1 – 1/2000) / Aperture Priority (8 – 1/2000) iAuto (4 – 1/1600) / Program Auto (1 – 1/1600)
Camera blank Aperture iAuto (F1.8/F11) / Program Auto (F1.8/F11) / Aperture Priority (F1.8/F11) iAuto (F3.3/F8.0 (W)) / Program Auto (F3.3/F8.0 (W))
Camera blank Self-Timer 10sec. / 2sec. 10sec. / 2sec.
Camera blank Shooting Mode Superior Auto Superior Auto
Camera blank Shooting Mode Intelligent Auto Intelligent Auto
Camera Shooting Mode Program Auto Program Auto
Camera blank Shooting Mode Aperture Priority Movie Mode
Camera blank Shooting Mode Movie Mode
Camera blank Creative Style
Camera Number of Recognized Scene Still Image 33 Superior Auto 44
Intelligent Auto 33
Camera Number of Recognized Scene Movie 44 33
Recording blank Compatible Recording Media*3 Memory Stick Micro Memory Stick Micro
Recording blank Compatible Recording Media*3 Memory Stick Micro (Mark2) Memory Stick Micro (Mark2)
Recording blank Compatible Recording Media*3 microSD Memory Card microSD Memory Card
Recording blank Compatible Recording Media*3 microSDHC Memory Card microSDHC Memory Card
Recording blank Compatible Recording Media*3 microSDXC Memory Card microSDXC Memory Card
Recording blank Recording Format Still Image: JPEG, Movie: MP4 Still Image: JPEG, Movie: MP4
Recording blank Color Space (Still) sRGB sRGB
Recording blank DCF/DPOF DCF DCF
Recording blank Still Image Number of recorded pixels (Image Size) 3:2 mode: 20M (5,472 x 3,648) / 5M (2,736 x 1,824) / 4:3 mode:18M(4,864 x 3,648) / 5M(2,592 x 1,944) / 16:9 mode: 17M (5,472 x 3,080) / 4.2M (2,720 x 1,528) / 1:1 mode: 13M (3,648 x 3,648) / 3.7M(1,920 x 1,920) 4:3 mode: 18M (4,896 x 3,672) / 5M (2,592 x 1,944) / 16:9 mode: 13M (4,896 x 2,752) / 2M (1,920 x 1,080)
Recording blank Movie Recording Mode MP4: 12M(1,440×1080/30fps) MP4: 12M (1,440×1080/30fps)
Print blank Exif Print Yes Yes
Print blank PRINT Image Matching (PIM3) Yes Yes
Interface blank Input and Output Terminal Multi/Micro USB Terminal*4 , Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0) Multi/Micro USB Terminal*4 , Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0)
Interface blank TransferJet
Interface blank NFC Yes (NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible) Yes (NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible)
Interface blank Wi-Fi Yes Yes
Interface blank Eye-Fi
Power blank Power Source DC3.6V (supplied battely) / DC5.0V (not supplied AC Adoptor) DC3.6V (supplied battely) / DC5.0V (not supplied AC Adoptor)
Power blank Battery System NP-BN (supplied) / NP-BN1 (not supplied) NP-BN (supplied) / NP-BN1 (not supplied)
Power blank Power Consumption (Camera mode) Approx. 1.1W Approx. 1.1W
Power blank USB Charge/USB Power Supply Yes (Shooting*5 , Playback) Yes (Shooting*5 , Playback)
Power Battery Life (CIPA) Still Images*6 Approx. 220 / Approx. 110min Approx. 220 / Approx. 110min
Power Battery Life (CIPA) Movies (actual shooting)*7 *8 Approx. 25min. Approx. 25min
Power Battery Life (CIPA) Movies (continuous shooting)*7 *9 Approx. 55min. (In [MP4 12M] mode, max. continuous shooting time is approx. 25 min. and max. file size is 2GB. ) Approx. 65min. (In [MP4 12M] mode, max. continuous shooting time is approx. 25 min. and max. file size is 2GB. )
Others blank Other Shooting Functions Face Detection Face Detection
Others blank TRILUMINOS Color*10 Yes Yes
Others blank Operating Speed*11 Start-up Time (Approx. 6.9 sec.) / Shooting Time Lag (Approx. 0.21 sec.) / Shooting Interval (Approx. 1.0 sec.) Start-up Time (Approx. 6.9 sec.) / Shooting Time Lag (Approx. 1.2 sec.)
Others blank Dimensions (WxHxD) (CIPA compliant) Approx: 2 1/2 in. x 2 1/2 in. x 2 1/4 in. (62.5mm x 62.5mm x 55.5mm) Approx:2 1/2 in. x 2 1/2 in. x 1 5/16 in (62.4mm x 61.8mm x 33.3mm)
Others blank Weight (CIPA compliant) Approx. 179.0g (0lb 6.3oz.) (Battery and Memory Stick_micro are included) / Approx. 165g (0lb 5.8oz.) (Body Only) Approx. 105.0g (0lb 3.7oz.) (Battery and Memory Stick_micro are included) / Approx. 90g (0lb 3.2oz.) (Body Only)
Others blank Supplied Accessory Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BN*12 Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BN*12
Others blank Supplied Accessory Micro USB cable Micro USB cable
Others blank Supplied Accessory Wrist Strap Wrist Strap
Others blank Supplied Accessory Smartphone attachment Smartphone attachment
Others blank Supplied Accessory Instruction Manual Instruction Manual
Lens2 blank Linear Focus Yes Yes
Lens2 blank Scan System Progressive scan Progressive scan
Lens2 blank Color Filter R,G,B primary color mosaic filters R,G,B primary color mosaic filters
Camera2 blank Active Mode Optical and Electronic Optical and Electronic
Camera2 Macro Auto Macro Yes Yes
Camera2 Forcus Focusing Type Contrast detection AF
Camera2 AF Illuminator AF Illuminator
Camera2 ISO Sensitivity(REI) Auto Controll Range ISO160-6400(iAuto), ISO160-25600(Superior Auto), ISO160-3200(Program Auto), ISO160-3200(Aperture Priority) ISO100-3200(iAuto), ISO100-12800(Superior Auto), ISO100-1600(Program Auto)
Camera2 Face Detection Mode Auto
Camera2 Face Detection Maximum number of detectable faces 8 faces 8 faces
Camera2 Auto Orientation Auto Orientation On only On only
Recording2 Recording Format Recording Format Still Images: JPEG (DCF, Exif) compliant Still Images: JPEG (DCF, Exif) compliant
Recording2 Capacity on a memory card that tested and proven with cameras Memory Stick Micro 16GB 16GB
Recording2 Capacity on a memory card that tested and proven with cameras microSD Memory Card 64GB 64GB
Microphone / Speaker blank Built-in Microphone Stereo Stereo
Microphone / Speaker blank Speaker Mono Mono
PC Link2 blank PlayMemories Home Yes
Beep Yes
Interface2 NFC One-touch remote Yes Yes
Interface2 Wi-Fi Ctrl with Smartphone Yes Yes
Interface2 Wi-Fi Send to Smartphone Yes (Select on Smartphone) Yes (Select on Smartphone)
Other Functions Power Saving Power Saving 2 min 2 min
Other Functions Clock Function,Setting Clock Function,Setting Yes (Auto Clock ADJ) Yes (Auto Clock ADJ)
USB USB Connect Mass Storage Yes Yes
USB LUN Settings (Multi/Single) LUN Settings (Multi/Single) Multi Multi
Optional Accessory Capability Tripod Receptacle Tripod Receptacle Yes Yes
Power, Others Supplied Battery Maximum Voltage 4.2V 4.2V
Power, Others Supplied Battery Nominal Voltage 3.6V 3.6V
Power, Others Supplied Battery Capacity for Shooting typical: 2.3Wh (630mAh), minimum: 2.2Wh (600mAh)
Power, Others Body Material Body Material Plastic Plastic
Power, Others Operating Temperature Operating Temperature 0 degrees C. – +40 degrees C. / 32 degrees F. – 104  degrees F. 0 degrees C. – +40 degrees C. / 32 degrees F. – 104  degrees F.
Power, Others Storage Temperature Storage Temperature -20 degrees C. – +60 degrees C. / -4 degrees F. – +140 degrees F. -20 degrees C. – +60 degrees C. / -4 degrees F. – +140 degrees F.
Operating Speed Shutter Release Time Lag Shutter Release Time Lag Approx. 0.035 sec. Approx. 0.037 sec.
*1 REI = Recommended Exposure Index
*2 When ISO sensitivity is higher than IS0 3200, the slowest shutter speed limit is 1/4 sec. Manual setting of ISO sensitivity to lower than ISO 3200 is necessary to set shutter speed slower than 1/4. (except DSC-RX1/RX1R, DSC-RX100, DSC-RX100M2).
*3 For movies, compatible “Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark2)”, “Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo”,”Memory Stick XC-HG Duo”, “Memory Stick Micro (Mark2)”, SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card or microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC card (Class 4 or faster speed is recommended) can be used.
*4 Supports Micro USB compatible device.
*5 not supplied AC Adaptor AC-UD10
*6 The LCD screen is turned on, shooting once every 30 seconds, the zoom is switched alternately between the W and T ends the flash strobes once every two times, the power turns on and off once every ten times.
*7 Continuous shooting is possible for approximately 29 minutes (limited by product specifications). except QX series.
*8 Indication recording time, which is defined by repeating the cycle: Power on, start recording, zoom (except RX1), stand-by, power off.
*9 Based on non-stop recording until the limit (29 minutes or 2GB) has been reached, and then continued recording again. Shooting functions such as zoom will not be available.
*10 Models capable of extended-gamut recording and HDMI transmission function for both still images and movies.
*11 Shooting interval of maximum recoded pixels.
*12 Rechargeable battery pack NP-BN cannot be used with Cyber-shot that are supplied with NP-BN1