Sony's QX100 and QX10 "lens cameras" are a weird experiment in trying to build a consumer imaging technology built around smartphones, such that it might replace the dying point-and-shoot. And it might even be working!
It's fascinating to watch traditional camera manufacturers try to adapt their technology to a world in which smartphones can take great photos. Point-and-shoots have never been better, and yet they've never been less useful to the everyman. Which is why Sony packed all of its wonderful pocket-cam technology into its…
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.
Sony has been doing wonderful things with imaging in recent years, but despite redefining what we can expect from a compact point-and-shoot camera, the company has yet to make a definitive statement in the mobile imaging you do with your smartphone. The QX100 appears to be that statement—and boy is it weird looking.