Sony Lens Cameras QX10 and QX100 manuals leak in hardware detail

Chris Burns - Aug 16, 2013, 12:32pm CDT
Sony Lens Cameras QX10 and QX100 manuals leak in hardware detail

There’s two Lens Cameras coming this season from Sony, the both of which are aimed at using your smartphone – Android or iPhone – as a display. This is a new angle from Sony, bringing both models QX10 and QX100 to the market to turn not just Sony smartphones and tablets into high-powered photo-shooters, but any device that can work with the software required to connect. Today a manual has leaked through Sony Alpha Rumors giving insight into the specifications and the steps involved in running these next-generation beasts.

Each of the two units works with a power button up top aside a single microphone hole. While generally we’d expect at least two microphones for a high-powered shooter such as this to reduce ambient noise – we’ll have to trust the abilities of the creators of this machine for the moment. Both machines also sport a microUSB port for connecting to a computer and charging up internal batteries.

The number 3 on both charts shown here points to a Display Panel of sorts. This miniature rectangle is said to show only when a memory card is inserted into the device or not, and if there’s a battery charge needed, in progress, or full. Both machines sport a physical shutter button near a zoom lever, while the larger of the two (DSC-QX100) works with a ring control as well.


These devices both work with a standard tripod mount at their bottom, indicating the lack of a need for being physically touching or attached to your smartphone or tablet when shooting. While number 4 on these charts indicate a loop for connecting the lenses to your belt, there’s no showing of the supposed magnetic top-bit we’ve seen in past leaks of both devices.


Dimensions of the DSC-QX100 are ringing in at 62.5 × 62.5 × 55.5 mm while the smaller device DSC-QX10 rolls out with physical dimensions at 62.4 × 61.8 × 33.3 mm. Both machines will include a battery pack (NP-BN) and will be working with Sony’s own Memory Stick Micro cards for keeping your data – no microSD card standard here!

There’s a special event on the 4th of September where Sony will almost certainly reveal these Lens Camera devices, the Sony Xperia i1 (Honami), and a series of action cameras to the public. We’ll also be in Berlin for IFA 2013, and will be bringing you the full hands-on business from start to finish – stay tuned!

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