Sony expanded its offer of cameras with wireless smart lenses that can be combined with smartphones - the new Sony Alpha QX1 and Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX30 have arrived.
The QX1 is an interchangeable lens camera which boasts a top-quality 20MP APS-C sensor, a BIONZ X processor and a Sony E-mount, which enables mounting lenses that are aimed at Sony's mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras (zoom, portrait, wide-angle, macro, etc.).
As for the Sony QX30, as its predecessors, the Sony QX10 and the Sony QX100, the QX30 is a single unit which consists of a 20MP 1/2.3" sensor, a processor BIONZ X and a 4.3-129 lens with optical stabilization (Optical SteadyShot™) and 30x zoom. It also features fast autofocus, as well as a burst mode of up to 10 fps.
Both of these models offer Wi-Fi and NFC, by means of which they can be easily paired with smartphones. Another feat of technology that marks these cameras with wireless lenses is the latest version of Sony's PlayMemories Mobile™ application (version 5.0), which provides an exceptionally fast connection to smartphones. In this way, a large LCD screen of the phone becomes a viewfinder, with which it is a genuine pleasure to take photos, record videos, zoom and perform all other basic functions.
The Sony Alpha QX1 will be available for sale in November, priced at $399, while the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX30 will emerge on the market somewhat earlier, in October, at a price of $349.
The news was taken from SONY.