Basically point-and-shoots without screens and almost no physical controls, these Wi-Fi-enabled lens cameras aim to enhance your mobile photography.
The Sony QX100 Smart Lens has the same 1-inch, 20-megapixel sensor from Sony's compact digital cameras, but ditches the screen, instead connecting directly to your smart phone.
More attention-grabbers than problem-solvers, the QX100 and QX10 are new twists on the point-and-shoot camera.
commentary The quest for piece-by-piece perfection could deliver livelier devices and less waste, but good luck competing on sleek design with the latest from top-tier phone makers.
New gear showcased at the IFA tech show includes Samsung's smartwatch and the Note 3, Sony's Xperia Z1, and a new type of camera that clips onto a smartphone.
At IFA, the company announces its waterproof 5-inch Android phone with a high-end image sensor, software to take advantage of it, and unusual QX10 and QX100 add-ons that turn it into a compact camera.
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX10 might be a fresh take on a point-and-shoot camera, but the design ends up being a bit more trouble than it's worth.
Bridget recounts her pilgrimage to ye olde NY Renaissance Faire, Samsung shoots for the stars with the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, and a Swedish kiosk that prints magazines on the spot!
Building in a higher-end camera doesn't just mean better pictures of your friends. It means smartphones can fulfill their potential as a live backup of your visual memory.