I saw a video prototype of a camera a few years ago that
had a wifi lens that was magnetic and detached while still filming – the idea was awesome but I never figured they would make it.
Today that has all changed – SONY developed a wifi smart lens that you can use with an IPhone or connect wirelessly to any smartphone or tablet! its not cheap but it will change photography forever.
The new Sony QX10 and QX100 lenses are are smart lens cameras Adding 20MP, optical zoom & Carl Zeiss glass to your phone
ORDER HERE: http://bit.ly/bhphoto_video
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Erik Hawkinson says
I am really interested in this…camera? Lens? I just don’t have the money to spend on it right now.
Babe Barton says
How accessible is that…awesome news..thanks for sharing this Nick!
Looks cool and gadgety. I’m curious to see reviews.
Kirk Shorte says
It’s sort of a strange form factor to hold. Why didn’t they just make it into a rectangle? It would be a lot easier to hold onto. And sticking it onto the back of your phone seems silly. Oh yeah, your recorded live demo is hung up.
Jared Boynton says
Really? I don’t know who drank the kool-aid on this one, but there seems to be a serious flaw in the logic. I looked at the website briefly and for a fleeting moment, I thought, “Wow!!!” and then I came to my senses. Here’s some of the issues I have.
1. One of the pictures on the website shows someone holding the lens in one hand and the iPhone in the other, while taking a picture of a caterpillar. I think this takes not only a steady hand, but some serious eye-hand coordination. Sure you can use a tripod on the lens, but.
2. While referring to point number one, consider this. The new Canon EOS 70D will connect to your smartphone via WiFi. And if you don’t mind a cable, then you can use an app like Chain Fire’s DSLR controller. To me it just seems redundant and an expensive piece of gear, that if you were going to spend the money on, you could invest it in better ways.
3. Yes, this is a lens along with a sensor. So basically it is a camera without a viewfinder. And besides the cost, there is a very limited choice of lenses. Besides Canon, there are lots of cameras out there, and I’m talking even point and shoot cameras, that have good zoom, reasonable resolution and a price that is withing range of these lenses. Yes it looks very cool when you have it attached to your smartphone, but not matter what, whether you carry this lens or just another camera, you have to carry something.
Bottom line: It looks good on paper, but in the real world, it’s not very practical. It’s just another expensive gadget. I predict that it won’t catch on or stand the test of time.
Available now: Sony DSC-QX10 Digital Camera Module for Smartphones (White)
Clips directly to almost any Smartphone via built-in Wi-Fi connection
with True wide angle & long telephoto capability.
$248 NOW IN STOCK