Sony officially announced the Cyber-shot QX100 and QX10 today at the IFA expo in Berlin. The two new lens-style cameras, which leaked online ahead of the event, are designed to work with your Android or iOS device to shoot high quality photos that can be instantly shared online. Both devices will be available through Sony’s online store later this month.
The QX100, priced at $500, is the more expensive of the pair. It comes equipped with a high-quality 1-inch 20.2-megapixel Exmor RCMOS sensor, a Carl Zeiss lens capable of 3.6x optical zoom, a BIONZ image processor, and a control ring for physically adjusting focus and zoom. The QX10 comes in at $250, and is equipped with an 18.2-megapixel sensor, a Sony G Lens capable of 10x optical zoom, and built-in Optical SteadyShot for quick focusing. It weighs just 4 ounces and comes in black or white.
Both models connect to Android and iOS devices via built-in WiFi and a Bluetooth connection established through NFC, working remotely from a close distance or physically attaching to your smartphone thanks to a spring-powered bracket. Sony will also release accessories for the QX100 and QX10 as well, including a dedicated tripod and a specialized case for the flagship Xperia Z handset.
Check back soon for our full coverage of the Cyber-shot QX100 and QX10 including hands-on time with both devices.