Sony DSC-QX10

80
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Score
80

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Sony Cyber-shot QX10 review: a WiFi 'lens camera' that mounts directly on your smartphone

Summary

from $215+
Pros
  • Seamless smartphone integration
  • Good image quality
  • Reasonably priced
Cons
  • Noticeable preview lag
  • Limited manual control
  • Mediocre battery life
Sony Cyber-shot QX10 review: a WiFi 'lens camera' that mounts directly on your smartphone

Earlier this month at IFA, Sony introduced an entirely new type of point-and-shoot camera. The QX10 and its big brother, the QX100, are missing a built-in LCD. Instead, framing, image review, configuration and even storage are all handled on another device: your smartphone. These "lens cameras," as they've become unofficially known, mount directly on a handset you already own, pairing with Sony's PlayMemories Mobile app via WiFi. The benefits are considerable. The absence of a display allows for a more compact body, improved power efficiency and a lower price tag. The QX100, for example, includes the same optics as Sony's flagship RX100 Mark II, but retails for $500, compared to $750 for its fully equipped counterpart. The QX10 is the more mainstream of the two, with a smaller footprint and an affordable $250 price tag. We focus on this model just below.

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Breakdown

Durability
8.0
Battery life
7.0
Video quality
7.2
Image quality
7.6
Speed (start-up time, lag)
4.8
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Specs

DSC-QX10

Type
Other
Resolution (effective)
18 megapixels
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Specs

DSC-QX10

Type
Other
Resolution (effective)
18 megapixels
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