DSC-QX30 Lens-style Camera with 30x Optical Zoom
The main reason you’ll want this lens is its ability to turn your phone into an amazing HD camera. You can get some super close-ups with 30x optical zoom/60x clear image zoom which is a feature that can double the magnification on your camera without lowering the pixel count. Sounds like a miracle really – it isn’t though and it’s actually been around for three years already and you didn’t even know (just assuming). You can get landscape shots for your beautiful instagram page and selfies to let everyone back home know you’re doing fine thanks (please stop asking), with the 24mm-720mm zoom range.
Basically how it works is the lens is a camera itself but you can control it using an app on your phone. You can attach the lens camera to your phone but you don’t have to, you could place the camera somewhere on the yacht, or even attach it to your head (attractive much?) and you’ll still be able to use all of the controls on your phone.
Here are some of the other features:
Continuous shooting and lock-on autofocus
You know when you just want to get a shot real quick but you have to focus your camera or wait a little while for it to focus itself? You won’t need to worry about that with this lens camera. The QX30 automatically focuses and adjusts the focus you’ll get an in-focus clear shot no matter what. There’s also a high quality continuous shooting option of up to 10 frames per second with super detailed images at 20 megapixels even if you’re shooting a fast action sequence.
There’s also auto-stabilisation for a steady shot if your hands are shaking if you switch to SteadyShot Active mode. This ensures a crisp blur-free shot every time.
Full HD 60p and Extreme texture and detail with BIONZ X™
You can record full 60p resolution movies with this little camera. Your footage will be smooth and sharp, even when panning and shooting moving subjects.
We don’t know what the heck BIONZ X means but I can tell you that it enables natural details for realistic images that have richer tonal graduations whether it’s images or movies you want to capture. The images you’ll get with this camera are about the most realistic you’re gonna get, especially with a phone.
Mega detailed Images – 20.4MP Exmor R™ CMOS sensor
Another crazy term you’ve probably never heard of: the back-illuminated Exmor™ R CMOS sensor, which has a wide receptive area allowing more light and detail into every frame so that even when shooting in low-light conditions you can see everything. You can capture a scene in 20.4Mega Pixels of high-res detail for stunning results every time.
Simple sharing, transfers and storage
The photos you take with the QX30 will be saved on both the camera and your phone or tablet so you don’t need to worry about losing your best images. All you have to do is download the PlayMemories™ app to export your photos to your phone via Wi-Fi. Then you are able to edit and share your snaps with whoever you like on any other image/video sharing app.
You can get yourself one of these bad boys on the Sony Website for just £249!