Leaked manuals for Sony QX10 & QX100 provide more details on Sony’s lens camera attachments


Sony QX100 and QX10 lens cameras leaked manual

The owners manual for Sony’s yet-to-be-announced line of lens cameras has just leaked, as discovered by the boys at SonyAlphaRumors. You might remember these camera attachments from a previous leak where we got to see some promotional images for Sony’s new devices. Today, we have a little more info on exactly what all the buttons on these devices will do, giving us an overview on all the hardware functions.

1) Power Button
2) Microphone
3) Display Panel
: Indicates that the card is not inserted
: Indicates the remaining battery charge
4) Hook for belt
5) Tripod
6) Ring Control (DSC-QX100)
7) The power / charge / movie
Green: Power on
Orange: running charging
Red: running video
8) Zoom lever
9) shutter button
10) Multifunctional jack
11) RESET button

Dimensions (standard CIPA):
DSC-QX100: 62,5 mm × 62,5 mm × 55,5 mm (W / H / D)
DSC-QX10: 62,4 mm × 61,8 mm × 33,3 mm (W / H / D)
Weight (standard CIPA) (including battery pack NP-BN, “Memory Stick Micro”):
DSC-QX100: approx. 179 g
DSC-QX10: approx. 105 g
Power Supply: Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BN, 3,6 In the
Power consumption (during shooting): 1.1 W

As a refresher, the Sony QX100 is the more higher-end model of the 2, packing the same sensor and Carl Zeiss glass as found on the Sony’s RX100M2. The QX10 (the smaller of the bunch) is a little more portable, but comes at a lack of performance, using the same sensor and lens as found on Sony’s WX150 point-n-shoot budget camera.

These devices are expected to be officially announced at Sony’s September 4th event being held in New York. The most pressing question everyone really wants to know is how expensive something like this might cost (I’m keeping my fingers crossed at $300 – $400). How ’bout you?


Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. See, that’s about what I’d be expecting for price. Between $300 and $400. At that price it’s not a justifiable purchase for an attachment for my mobile device. Beautiful engineering but not something that would be practical to shell out that amount of money for.

    The RX100, $600. The WX150, $400. Both great options to carry along if you plan on a day of shooting stills and video. I still think your mobile phone’s camera is meant as something to compliment your more advanced P&S and DSLR rather than replacing the former.

    1. Yeah, the shape of these things make them anything but pocketable. I don’t think they’ll be a mainstream hit, but might fare well with enthusiasts shooters like myself.

      1. Don’t get me wrong, if I had some surplus I’d splash some money on these two lenses. After all, they ARE Sony optics. Just not something that’s going to fly off the shelves like you said.

        1. Good idea but way too expensive. Just wait until Shenzhen starts making generic versions for $50 – $100 That’s what’ll sell in volume. Heck, I’d pay 50 bucks for that functionality as a phone add on. even generic P&S optics/sensor are a vast improvement on what finds it’s way in most phones.

      2. Chris I hope you do a full review with these two lenses either way.

      3. Might as well just get a Nex, has a bigger sensor but costs more.

      4. sorry bro but enthusiast shooters should at least get a nex or t5i

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  3. It’s essentially a normal DC without a display.

  4. useless considering the sensor in most smart phones is horrible compared to dslrs and even some of the PAS..

    1. The lens have their own sensor. One is from a point and shot, the other is from a semi professional camera. My only concern are the lack of flash and battery life

  5. I think the concept of having a camera that uses your smartphone to control it and to store pics on is smart. I just hope that the camera does all the processing and capturing. I think for me $200 or less and you have my attention unless it’s as good as a dslr.

  6. I would like to take high quality photos from my phone with a Great glass lens. Want to know more. Separate power pack?
    Starting to sound a little clunky. Still…

  7. I really dig this as an idea, but I wonder how it’ll do in low light with just the phone flash. Plus battery drainage issues from shooting lots of pics might be a problem.

  8. I do not understand…how does this work “woth” your smartphone? Can’t you just hold this thing up by itself and snap a picture? There’s no way Sony could make a lens attachment that hooks onto a smartphone because all smartphone’s have their cameras in different spots (center, top right corner, left corner) so this will never work…correct?

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