More Sony Lens Cam Photos and Details Leaked, Announcement on Tuesday


It looks like we don’t have much longer to wait until the QX10 and QX100 Sony ‘lens cameras’ actually make their official debut. And just in time for the rumored announcement on Tuesday, we’ve got ourselves some more specs and photos of the groundbreaking system to share with you.

The photos come to us from Digicameinfo, with the fresh details emerging out of the sonyalpharumors camp — and first up on the details side is the cameras’ name. Although we heard yesterday that the cameras would be called “EspressOn,” SAR’s sources disagree.



According to them, the cameras will be dubbed “SmartShot” — a mixture between smartphone and cybershot. Both the QX10 and QX100 are rumored to come with built-in stabilization and will be compatible with both iOS and Android devices through an upcoming version of the Playmemories app.

SAR’s sources also confided that the SmartShot lenses will be able to capture 1080/30p video, can save outgoing files to both the SD card and smartphone memory, and will connect to phones via WiFi/NFC.

Controls available from the smartphone side of the equation will include zoom, exposure, white balance, and focus, although it looks like zoom can be controlled mechanically from the lens itself as well.



The official announcement is rumored for Tuesday, with the 18MP QX10 and its 1/2.3-inch sensor and f/3.3-5.9 lens (same as Sony’s WX150) making its debut at $250, and the 20.2MP QX100 with its 1-inch sensor and f/1.8 lens (same as Sony’s RX100 II) expected to cost $450.

Be sure to check back Tuesday for the official details.

(via sonyalpharumors)

  • Norshan Nusi

    Now the name is even better than a cup of coffee!


  • stavrography


  • Renato Murakami

    1 inch sensor f/1.8?
    Wow… I may have to hold on that Nokia 1020 purchase…

  • Jason Wright

    Of course they are completely ruined by the fact Sony made them.
    They will obviously break in some random way within minutes of unboxing and Sony will find some way to blame the user and wriggle out of repairing them.

  • dee

    I don’t see the point of any official announcement now, i mean so called “rumors” are just free PR machine working for the big guys, there was a time when announcement meant something.

  • gochugogi

    Looks bulky and can’t be much easier to use and carry than a small dedicated camera.

  • Jason Wrong

    I think you mean Canon… Ever heard of “lens error” a.k.a. the mechanical flaw found in every iteration of Canon’s Powersh*t line of cameras.

  • Lohocla

    I agree. My Sony HD Projection tv died because of the power transistors being bad. My friends’ Trinitron tube tv died because of the same reason. Don’t ever remember Sony issuing a recall either, and I guarantee you they knew of the problems, and did nothing. Add to the fact that nearly everything Sony makes is made in China, not like the good ‘ol days when it was quality made in Japan. Never will I ever buy Sony again.

  • photomagic

    Can we keep the rhythm with the technology? :)))

  • JoeNoName

    actually these rumors are no PR, as Sony hates and has tried several times to close SonyAlphaRumors and prohibit the use of “Sony” and “Alpha” and such on internet.

  • Shane

    my step-mom just bought an awesome yellow Porsche Cayman Coupe from only workin parttime on a computer. find out


  • Jason

    No one is forcing you to buy anything. Those of us who want one and use one of these wont be bothered by those of you who dont.

  • Jason

    How do you mean? Sure you could carry either….a full P&S, or a lens camera about the size of a golf ball. Choices.

  • Mark Wheadon

    It’s been a long time since “made in China” necessarily meant “cheap junk”.