Rated 4 out of 5
by Mlamb Pretty neat Gadget!
If your wanting a fun little gadget for taking unique shots, shots above the crowd, group shots, or spy cam around the corner shots. This is a pretty cool little toy. And the quality of photos is right up there with some of the nice Cyber-shot models. It's really great for getting photos of your dogs.
It is the first release of this fun little camera, so there are a few things I'd like to see improved. A flash on the actual lens would really be my only request. All though it does way better than my iphone in low light w no flash. (Obviously flash is needed in very low light)
As far as the not being able to do quick shots... yes the app takes a bit of time to catch up. But I prefer to use the shutter button right on the side of the lens. I can do very quick shooting that way... it just takes my phone time to catch up to display them. Now that lag in my opinion is no fault of the camera lens... but my phones ability to process the large images and catch up. Or it could be the app? Now that doesn't pose much of a problem for me since the lens is in my hand when I'm taking most of my photos... but if you want fast shots just using the app and have the lens set at a distance you may find that a headache.
But you won't find a more economically priced camera that gives you the versatility of raising it above the crowd at a football game or concert to get an awesome shot, or hiding in in a couch cushion to catch your dog doing something funny.
And I wanted something where the photos would go right to my phone for quickly sharing on FB, email or txting.
So all in all my opinion is that it's a fun little gadget but you have to get it knowing what it's strengths and weaknesses are.
December 6, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by JonJ928 Very Cool Camera - Interface needs work, still!!!
I first really took a look into the QX10 just last week. After some YouTube research, I had to have one. I am very satisfied with the quality of the pictures and the lens camera itself so far. Great pictures and a great idea. This device clearly is not made for the quick "pull out of you pocket" camera shoot, but it is great for a quick setup and pulling in of a great picture without lugging around a lot of extra stuff. I have used the lens with 2 different cell phones and a tablet.
The interface is a problem. PlayMemories is still buggy as of March 21, 2014. The program often hangs up on my Samsung S4 requiring a forced shut down. The NFC connection more often than not does not work. Straight WiFi connection is also a little slow. The interface really needs to be fixed and reliable. This is the only reason I can not give a full 5 stars. The interface also has me considering returning the lens. The QX10 is a great toy, but if I can not use it, why keep it.
March 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by benrl1980 Awesome Product, if you know what you are getting.
I was looking for a cool photography related gift for my wife and I came across the DSC-QX10 at Best Buy. I am a fairly techie guy and the concept intrigued me, so I researched it, looked at the limitations (occupying wifi, no blue tooth, storage on cam instead of phone, slight lag between phone and cam) all relatively minor if all you are looking for is a Cam you can supplement your phones existing cam with.
If you are looking for a DSLR this is not it, My wife had just replaced her Lumia (the 40 megapixel one) and was dissatisfied with her new phones Cam.
This sony fit the bill in every way, parried with a 32 gig mem card most of the complaints disappear. You can shoot what you want when you want effectively with an awesome zoom you can't find on any cell phone 10x optical.
December 31, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jackson0423 Amazing low-light pics, but lags at times
I bought this camera for a trip to Greece and it enabled me to take some amazing pictures, especially at night. The UI is intuitive and the Play Mobile app is great. I like the idea of having a camera that instantly saves to my phone, very convenient for sharing pics/vids.
The only real downside is that it if you have the camera off and the app closed, when you want to take a picture, it takes about a minute to 90 seconds to turn on the camera, load the app, and wait for them to sync so you can take a picture. Therefore, capturing spontaneous moments can be difficult, unless you have the app and camera synced already, which can kill the battery on the camera and your phone.
August 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Tessa Horehled It's super cool! I've definitely made both kids and adults impressed with it. It doesn't fit over my iPhone case so I primarily hold it in a different hand, which takes a few to get used to but I actually prefer to on-phone use. I love that it saves the photos straight to my phone which is easy for sharing. I wish I could save it to the cloud somewhere or on the device instead of my phone however because the photos are larger and take up a good bit of room. I would also be interested in a case for it! I borrowed a case from one of my SLR lenses so it wouldn't get banged around in my bag when carrying it around. Overall: Very cool. Recommended! The price point was the only thing most of my friends had hesitation about. Would be more likely to check out around $150.
January 3, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Myxin Love the concept, software needs a lot more work
I really love this camera as a great companion to my iPhone for specific occasions. It is a very interesting concept, I love the zooming capabilities and image quality. The unfortunate problem is with the playmemories software which is very incomplete in terms of functionalities and buggy and unreliable, at least on iOS 7. I hope Sony with provide an update to the software very soon which will make this new camera concept really great and more usable.
October 20, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Ziekencam Love the idea...software could be better
The idea is fantastic! I love that I can attach a better lens and take unique photos. The disappointment came when I realized that I'm not able to use this lens as a replacement for my camera on my phone. For example, like not being able to use third party apps with the lens. Also, the app is very minimal and doesn't give you much option or control. I was expecting software similar to what I see on the Nex 7 camera I own. The lag time to connect the camera is frustrating as well. I have an iPhone5 and it doesn't just connect - there's a process. I have the QX10 but I'd rather take it back and get the QX100, but only if Sony fixes some of these issues and soon. Great idea, great camera just needs a lot of bugs worked out.
December 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by AA69 fantastic!
It does exactly what it says. It is perfect if you know why you are purchasing it, hence this is perfect for my needs. Sony can only improve on this innovative gadget...
January 2, 2014