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Aug 22

Sony DSC-QX10 18.2 Megapixel Attachable Lens Review

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-QX10 18.2 Megapixel Attachable Lens Review – For IPhone or Android Smartphone

SONY-DSC-QX10 , Attachable lens

Sony has developed a  portable 10X camera lens for a Smartphone. This is a nice add-on to your phone to take pictures, but perhaps Sony has come up short when developing this attachable Lens.

We tested the Lens with IPhone 5s and overall it worked great, the attachable lens attaches to the phone without a problem, but here is the problem with it. The connectivity between the phone is with either Wi-Fi or NFC, since IPhone does not support NFC we were limited to using Wi-Fi connection.

You can take great pictures with the Lens but you are limited by the Wi-Fi connection. It is great when you are home but that is the only place that you can really use it.

The lens has no internal memory so evey picture that it takes is trasfered via Wi-Fi to your Phone. Because of that there is some lag time. The worst part is that you can only use it where you are able to connect it to Wi-Fi, this makes this Sony Lens usage very limited.

If you have a phone that supports NFC then you are in better luck but NFC transfer speeds are pretty slow compared to Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.

For The current Price tag of $199.99 you are better of buying a Point and Shoot camera which will produce better results.

SONY-DSC-QX10-FRONT Attachable lens

PROS:

Sharp Lens

10X Zoom range

Wi-Fi with NFC

Attachable lens

CONS:

Some Image Noise

Lag in communication

Limited connectivity

Limited usage (restricted to Wifi Range)

 

BOTTOM LINE:

If only Sony had added Bluetooth connectivity, this Portable attachable lens could see a lot more attention, but because it has few major limitations we have to say that we will not recommend this product. Perhaps if a V2.0 comes out with Bluetooth capability then it would deserve a second look.

SONY-DSC-QX10 Attachable lens

Attachable lens

 

Specifications:

Model: DSCQX10/B

Height    2.5 inches

Width     2.5 inches

Depth     1.3 inches

Weight   3.2 oz. (body only)

Megapixels            18.2

Image Resolution                Up to 4896 x 3672

Optical Zoom        10x

Digital Zoom         None

Lens Features       Sony G lens with 9 elements in 7 groups (4 aspheric elements)

Lens Focal Length(s)            4.45-44.5mm (35mm equivalent 25-250mm)

Image Stabilization              Yes, optical

Internal Memory None

Interface Micro USB, USB 2.0

Audio     Yes

File Formats          JPEG, MP4

Batteries               1 rechargeable NP-BN

Imaging Sensor Type           CMOS

Tripod Mount       Yes

HD Movie Mode   Yes

WiFi enabled        Yes

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