Remember Sony’s QX10 and QX100 “lens cameras”? They were officially announced back at IFA 2013, with the aim of turning your smartphone into a high-quality digital camera. Hmm.
Martin mused in his headline: will anyone actually buy them? Well, Sony seems to think so, and indeed it’s just announced a new mount allowing the lens cameras to attach to larger devices like the Sony Xperia Tablet Z.
The Sony SPA-TA1 mount will launch in Japan on April 4, priced 3,675 Yen, which is roughly £21 in our money.
However, there’s no mention of a UK or US release for the Sony SPA-TA1 mount at this stage. Is anyone bothered?
Bear in mind that the QX10 and QX100 lens cameras come in at roughly £180 and £400 respectively. The £21 is just for the mount. Obviously.
And indeed factoring in the price of, say, the Sony Xperia Z Tablet, you’re looking at a total of £21 + £180 or £400 + £380 = £580 or £800, all to walk around taking pictures on a fairly colossal device.
Nah, we doubt anyone will be too upset if the SPA-TA1 mount doesn’t come to the UK. If I'm out of line, hit us up below.