Smartphone attachable lens-style camera
Very Cool Camera - Interface needs work, still!!!
I first really took a look into the QX10 just last week. After some YouTube research, I had to have one. I am very satisfied with the quality of the pictures and the lens camera itself so far. Great pictures and a great idea. This device clearly is not made for the quick "pull out of you pocket" camera shoot, but it is great for a quick setup and pulling in of a great picture without lugging around a lot of extra stuff. I have used the lens with 2 different cell phones and a tablet.
The interface is a problem. PlayMemories is still buggy as of March 21, 2014. The program often hangs up on my Samsung S4 requiring a forced shut down. The NFC connection more often than not does not work. Straight WiFi connection is also a little slow. The interface really needs to be fixed and reliable. This is the only reason I can not give a full 5 stars. The interface also has me considering returning the lens. The QX10 is a great toy, but if I can not use it, why keep it.
March 21, 2014
It's super cool! I've definitely made both kids and adults impressed with it. It doesn't fit over my iPhone case so I primarily hold it in a different hand, which takes a few to get used to but I actually prefer to on-phone use. I love that it saves the photos straight to my phone which is easy for sharing. I wish I could save it to the cloud somewhere or on the device instead of my phone however because the photos are larger and take up a good bit of room. I would also be interested in a case for it! I borrowed a case from one of my SLR lenses so it wouldn't get banged around in my bag when carrying it around. Overall: Very cool. Recommended! The price point was the only thing most of my friends had hesitation about. Would be more likely to check out around $150.
January 3, 2014
It does exactly what it says. It is perfect if you know why you are purchasing it, hence this is perfect for my needs. Sony can only improve on this innovative gadget...
January 2, 2014
Awesome Product, if you know what you are getting.
I was looking for a cool photography related gift for my wife and I came across the DSC-QX10 at Best Buy. I am a fairly techie guy and the concept intrigued me, so I researched it, looked at the limitations (occupying wifi, no blue tooth, storage on cam instead of phone, slight lag between phone and cam) all relatively minor if all you are looking for is a Cam you can supplement your phones existing cam with.
If you are looking for a DSLR this is not it, My wife had just replaced her Lumia (the 40 megapixel one) and was dissatisfied with her new phones Cam.
This sony fit the bill in every way, parried with a 32 gig mem card most of the complaints disappear. You can shoot what you want when you want effectively with an awesome zoom you can't find on any cell phone 10x optical.
December 31, 2013