Sony - Lens-style digital camera, in the spotlight at IFA 2013, will be released on Oct 25

 

A week ago, Sony introduced the innovative Cyber Shot digital camera models "DSC-QX100" and "DSC-QX10" at IFA 2013, which look like an interchangeable lens and were designed for use with smartphones. Sony today announced that they will be released on October 25th in Japan.

The estimated prices are about ¥55,000 for the "DSC-QX100" high-end model with 20.2 mega pixels and ¥25,000 for the "DSC-QX10" high-powered model with optical 10X zoom.

Optional accessory products will be available on October 25th as well, including the attachment "SPA-ACX1" (¥3,255), which was designed only for Xperia Z, and a carrying case for "DSC-QX100" (¥3,780) and for "DSC-QX10" (¥3,255).


 

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