New Sony Add-On Lets Tablet Users Strap the QX Lens Cameras to Their Devices Too


Tablet photography is something of an oxymoron for most photographers, but there are those who occasionally (or more than occasionally) snap a photo on their iOS or Android tablet, and Sony would like to help those people take better pictures.

To that effect, the company has released a new add-on that will allow tablet users to securely fasten their QX10 or QX100 lens cameras to their tablets as well as their phones.


The add-on, going by the model name SPA-TA1, looks identical to the attachment accessory for phones only, well, bigger. Users will have six adjustable arms to choose from — allowing you, in theory, to attach the lens cameras to just about any tablet.

For now, Sony has only announced the tablet add-on in Asia, where it will arrive in April for a suggested retail price of 3,675 Yen (or about $36 US). No word yet on if or when it will arrive stateside, but we’ll be sure to update this post just as soon as we hear anything.

(via Engadget)

  • Jordan Butters


  • gochugogi

    I’ve yet to see a QX lens in the wild but I see lots of people using iPads to shoot video.

  • Mike


  • connycoruso

    While I might understand the use of these lenses on a smartphone, “so you don’t have to carry an extra camera”, if you can carry a tablet around, you can certainly carry a decent camera too.

    Also, this lens means more people will be using tablets to take photos, forever ruining the view of whoever happens to be behind them.

  • Michael Palmer

    Oh my. Give it up already Sony!

  • Renato Murakami

    It’s like Sony is actually managing to sell some of those… anyone has data on that? I’m actually curious…

  • JoeNoName

    oddly enough various companies are copying this gadget such as Vivitar and the new Kodak, and even more, it (is or was) sold out in the entire UK

  • Alecio J Evangelista

    So far that lens was the worst thing that I ever bought related to photography, I returned of course. Almost every photo I took with that was bad compared with the iPhone.

  • Alecio J Evangelista

    I so agree with you

  • Alecio J Evangelista

    Terrible…. The only thing that a cell phone like the iPhone doesn’t have is the zoom , other than that the lens is a waist of money and time.

  • Michael Palmer

    Sold out could mean they only had a very small number. I’ve yet to see one in the wild.

  • Guest

    This is a product only engineers could love. Yes, I can see why they’re trying it. No, I don’t see it standing a ghost of a chance except with the technically enthusiastic.

  • JoeNoName

    meh, pointless to discuss