Smartphone attachable lens-style camera
Love the idea...software could be better
The idea is fantastic! I love that I can attach a better lens and take unique photos. The disappointment came when I realized that I'm not able to use this lens as a replacement for my camera on my phone. For example, like not being able to use third party apps with the lens. Also, the app is very minimal and doesn't give you much option or control. I was expecting software similar to what I see on the Nex 7 camera I own. The lag time to connect the camera is frustrating as well. I have an iPhone5 and it doesn't just connect - there's a process. I have the QX10 but I'd rather take it back and get the QX100, but only if Sony fixes some of these issues and soon. Great idea, great camera just needs a lot of bugs worked out.
December 8, 2013
Please make adapter for Xperia Z Ultra!!!
Tried this lens out at a best buy and loved it! Would love to purchase this but it will not fit on my Sony Xperia Z Ultra ! :( please please make some type of adapter and something so I Can attach this lens or the qx100!!! Please For all the Z Ultra users out there, especially since our camera lacks
December 7, 2013
Pretty neat Gadget!
If your wanting a fun little gadget for taking unique shots, shots above the crowd, group shots, or spy cam around the corner shots. This is a pretty cool little toy. And the quality of photos is right up there with some of the nice Cyber-shot models. It's really great for getting photos of your dogs.
It is the first release of this fun little camera, so there are a few things I'd like to see improved. A flash on the actual lens would really be my only request. All though it does way better than my iphone in low light w no flash. (Obviously flash is needed in very low light)
As far as the not being able to do quick shots... yes the app takes a bit of time to catch up. But I prefer to use the shutter button right on the side of the lens. I can do very quick shooting that way... it just takes my phone time to catch up to display them. Now that lag in my opinion is no fault of the camera lens... but my phones ability to process the large images and catch up. Or it could be the app? Now that doesn't pose much of a problem for me since the lens is in my hand when I'm taking most of my photos... but if you want fast shots just using the app and have the lens set at a distance you may find that a headache.
But you won't find a more economically priced camera that gives you the versatility of raising it above the crowd at a football game or concert to get an awesome shot, or hiding in in a couch cushion to catch your dog doing something funny.
And I wanted something where the photos would go right to my phone for quickly sharing on FB, email or txting.
So all in all my opinion is that it's a fun little gadget but you have to get it knowing what it's strengths and weaknesses are.
December 6, 2013
Sony QX-10 upgrade to iPhone 4S camera
I really liked the camera.
I reviewed it here:
Things I did not like:
no control of flash
no viewfinder (duh, but COULD be an improvement)
Takes up your wifi connection (disregard IF using NFC)
November 14, 2013