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A WiFi 'lens camera' that mounts directly on your smartphone

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Sony's QX10 "lens camera" is a must-have accessory for any serious smartphone photographer.

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    7.6
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    7.2
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    6.9
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    8.0
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    8.0
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    5.0
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6.0
CNET Oct 2, 2013

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX10 might be a fresh take on a point-and-shoot camera, but the design ends up being a bit more trouble than it's worth.

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6.0
AllThingsD Oct 14, 2013

I commend Sony for its radical approach to this. In concept, it’s actually sort of cool, and maybe future iterations will nail it. But, for now, I’ll pass on the lens-style camera.

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5.0
PC Mag Feb 14, 2014

There are better cameras out there that are just as pocketable, and include Wi-Fi to transfer images over to your smartphone.

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8.0
Pocket-Lint Sep 20, 2013

If you see the QX10 as a replacement for a compact, potentially your only camera, then while you win when it comes to portability, you lose on battery life and controls ... perhaps a little on expensive side compared to the level of control it would equate to in a regular compact camera.

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7.0
Android Central Sep 29, 2013

If you're in the market for something ultra-portable, and don't need to take a lot of action shots or the flexibility you get from manual controls, the QX10 is something you should consider. If your smartphone pictures are good enough ... save the $250 towards your next Android purchase.

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6.0
Digital Versus Oct 15, 2013

The Sony QX-10 camera module is the first of a kind. It's an innovative and original concept that can boost the performances and potential of a smartphone or tablet camera ... In the meantime, it's only really destined for proper tech addicts in search of the very latest gadget.

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5.0
AppleInsider Sep 29, 2013

Though the QX10 has serious limitations, there's a lot of potential here. And what it currently offers is unique enough that the device is worth a try.

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7.0
Photography Blog Sep 19, 2013

Ultimately the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX10 just falls a little short, regardless of whether you're a smartphone or compact shooter. It doesn't quite come up to scratch in terms of performance, feature-set or image quality, and is also a little over-priced too.

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First Looks

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Engadget Sep 4, 2013

Naturally, we expected lag to be a major issue here, but the feed was delayed by only a fraction of a second, and it was perfectly sufficient for this type of shooting.

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GigaOM Sep 4, 2013

The QX10, which at $250, costs half the price of the QX100. The QX10 features an 18.2-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor and 10x optical zoom Sony G Lens. It also has built-in Optical SteadyShot, which helps to prevent motion blur in handheld shots.

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Pocket-Lint Sep 4, 2013

With a compact camera sensor and proper lens at its heart, we'd expect the performance to be better than your average smartphone, but the real sell is that zoom: head to the zoo, or that BBQ, and you'll be able to get closer to the action with ease.

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PC World Australia Sep 5, 2013

I've never been able to take such high quality photos with my cellphone, so for that the QX10 is a winner. If you like to take pictures and are always disappointed by the camera on a smartphone then the QX10 and sister QX100 are worth considering.

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T3 Sep 4, 2013

The higher-end QX100 seems to make more sense than the QX10 ... the QX10 only offers the quality from a lower-specced compact, which arguably isn't that much better than what you'd get from a top tier smartphone like the HTC One or Nokia Lumia 1020.

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AppleInsider Sep 4, 2013

Given the size of the lenses on the QX10 and QX100, transferring a full-size image over Wi-Fi direct to the iPhone took a few seconds. Users looking to rapid-fire photos may want to turn off the auto-transfer functionality.

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Gizmodo Australia Sep 17, 2013

This thing is perfect for mobile photography. Stick it in your jacket pocket or even into your bag as you leave the house and you’ve got an ultra compact shooter that dumps images straight onto your phone.

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TechRadar Sep 27, 2013

Great for selfies, parties and perhaps even wildlife photography, it's something that you can really have fun experimenting with.

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BGR Sep 4, 2013

At $250, the Cyber-shot QX10 will likely be the more popular “lens camera” among these two devices. It features an 18-megapixel sensor, 10x optical zoom, optical image stabilization and HD video recording support.

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ePHOTOzine Sep 4, 2013

Using the camera with another device as the remote control, you are able to use touch AF, with Wi-Fi working up to around 10m, or more.

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Expert Reviews Sep 4, 2013

Smart Lens is a properly bonkers idea and has to applauded as such. Trying to work it whether the public should buy one is a tricky one at this stage.

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The Phoblographer Sep 4, 2013

Users will be able to give their phone a real optical zoom and get some glorious bokeh and significantly better high ISO imagery with the units if used correctly.

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