Sony brings a 30x zoom to your smartphone (sort of) with QX30 lens camera
Sony made a big splash at IFA 2013 with its. At IFA 2014, it's back to wade through those waters again with the 30x zoom Cyber-shot DSC-QX30.
Like the QX10, the QX30 is an entire camera -- minus a screen -- packed in a cylindrical body. The camera wirelessly connects to your Android or iOS device via Wi-Fi so you can use its screen to see a live view from the camera to frame and review your shots as well as control the camera and its settings.
Though you can clip the camera onto your phone to make it feel more like you're shooting with a regular camera, it does not use your phone's camera in any way. Again, it is an entire camera all on its own and can be used without connecting to any mobile device (though without a screen you'll be shooting blindly). That means the picture quality is completely dependent on what's inside the QX30.
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