Sony's DSC-QX10 and DSC-QX100 are unlike any other digital camera in that these two lens-shaped devices are designed to work with smartphones and not replace their existing internal cameras. Think "of them as wireless lenses with their own image sensors that connect to smartphones (iOS or Android) with the DSC-QX10 considered the "low-end" and the DSC-QX100 the "high-end" model." Continue reading for a video, more pictures, and additional information.
The QX10 and QX100 aren't mere wireless accessories. They each have their own individual CMOS image sensor - 1/2.3-inch 18.2-megapixel for the QX10 and a 1.0-inch 20.2-megapixel for the QX100.
They both shoot 1080p HD video and they both have an optical zoom of 10x and 3.6x for the QX10 and QX100, respectively.
The beauty to unshackling the camera lens from the smartphone "body" is definitely interesting. Users will be able to take photos and videos from all kinds of angles, including hard-to reach low and high angles.