I'm on location in Berlin this week at IFA 2013 – primarily helping out the guys at Android Central – but Sony dropped a new product in their press conference that bears interest to iPhone owners as well as those carrying an Android phone. After weeks of leaked information, the Cyber-shot QX10 and QX100 were formally introduced to the world as a camera attachment for your smartphone. Well, a camera attachment for your Android or iOS smartphone, at least. I've managed to get hold of the less expensive model, the QX10, to spend some quality time with it. I've had it less than 24 hours, but I've been using it all day to try and get a feel for it, so here's some early thoughts.
That's literally just a few quick thoughts based on a short amount of hands on time with the QX10. There's going to be a lot of folks out there that will be sceptical, I get that. But I've been running around the halls of the Messe Berlin with this thing most of today, and honestly, I've had a blast with it. My regular – and much larger – camera has stayed stowed in my gear bag, and I've been shooting like crazy with the QX10. I've even used it for a hero image in one of the press conferences over on Android Central.
It isn't perfect, there's stuff I don't like. But, it's a new idea, and a new idea that has my attention. I'll be spending more time with it when I get home from Berlin and will get to a proper review when things aren't so crazy, but I quite like it so far. More so, it gets me really excited for the QX100 which has substantially better optics, supposedly on par with the Sony RX100.
And, because it's a camera, I had to shoot a few quick and dirty images from the show floor to see what was what. All that I've done is crop and resize the images to fit the iMore web template, no editing. Scroll down a little further to see a few of those, and I'll be back with a bunch more come review time. What do you think though? Is this a product you could get behind?