Sony’s IFA 2014 event is in full swing, but Sony having the varied interests that it does, it got started with some non-smartphone hardware, showing off its latest cameras. But it wasn’t long before the company transitioned into something a little more up our alley, revealing the latest Cyber-shot lens-style camera accessories for its smartphones and tablets.
Yesterday we saw a leak detailing one of these products, the QX1 with its support for removable lenses, and now we see it joined by the new QX30, as well, a model we previously heard rumored earlier this summer.
While the QX1 supports Sony’s interchangeable E-series lenses, the QX30 is an all-in-one design, albeit one with an impressive 30-times optical zoom. That gives it a range equivalent to a 24-720mm lens, with all the powerful features like optical image stabilization that you’d expect from a quality digital camera.
We were curious about the QX1’s sensor when reporting on yesterday’s leak, and today we get confirmation that it’s an APS-C Exmor CMOS 20.1MP component. Coupled with Sony’s Bionz X image processor, users should expect exceptionally low-noise shots.
Beyond these two new models, Sony’s also planning to release two new color variants for last year’s QX10.
The QX30 will go up for sale later this month, while the QX1 is set to follow it in October.