Sony QX100 Teardown: The Beautiful Guts of a Weird Camera

The QX100 is a freaking bizarre camera. It looks like just a big lens barrel, but it's actually a whole camera. No matter what you think of its odd appearance, though, on the inside, its guts are indisputably glorious. Here's a look at what's inside.


The teardown reveals many of the RX100 guts we already knew would be inside the camera, including a 20-megapixel, one-inch image sensor and Carl Zeiss zoom lens that opens all the way up to f/1.8. But one fascinating tidbit we didn't know is that every single Sony camera contains at least one copper screw to help maintain the "charge balance" of the entire gadget.


So can you attach this to any smartphone or only compatible with Sony phones?