Sony DSC-QX100 Lens Style Smartphone Camera, HD 1080p, 20.2MP, 3.6x Optical Zoom, Wi-Fi, NFC

Product information

Looking for a camera with true, professional performance? Try your phone. All you have to do is place the smart lens against any NFC smartphone to make a connection. Now you have the power and control for some serious photography.

Key benefits:

  • Transform your Android or Apple smartphone into a high-performance camera. Simply mount a smart lens to a phone and start shooting. Your smartphone becomes the camera body. Use the touchscreen to shoot and retouch images. Upload photos and HD videos on Facebook or store them online.

  • Now you have the power of a professional camera on your smartphone. A 1.0-type Exmor R CMOS sensor with 20.2 effective megapixels is four times larger than the sensor in many digital cameras. You can capture detail-packed images with minimum noise even in low light.

  • Envisage a shot. You have the controls to make it happen. Download the PlayMemories Mobile app to your phone then adjust the aperture and exposure from your touchscreen. A control ring around the barrel of the lens lets you manually fine-tune the focus and zoom.

  • Have some fun with a smart lens. Make a connection – touch the lens against an NFC smartphone for the wireless freedom to shoot angles you couldn’t before. Haven’t got an NFC phone? Connect via Wi-Fi. Be in a group shot: put the lens down and take the photo from your phone.

  • The F1.8 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens has a wide aperture that allows even more light to enter the camera. It's key to creative effects: sharpen the focus of a subject against a smoothly-blurred background using a round, seven-blade diaphragm.

  • Works with Android or iOS phones.

  • Includes rechargeable battery back, micro USB cable, wrist strap, smartphone attachment.

Please note: works with Apple iOS versions 5.0 - 7.0 and Android versions 2.3 - 4.4. Future updates may alter compatibility.

Battery life Information How long the battery lasts for (and if applicable) until it needs recharging
Approx 220 shots per charge
Camera Type
USB 2.0, Wi-Fi, NFC
H62.5 x W62.5 x D55.2mm
Direct printing Information Can connect to a compatible digital camera to print without the need to use a computer.
Eligible for International Delivery
Image Stabilisation
Internal Memory
37.1mm Carl Zeiss
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN)
Maximum ISO Rating
Megapixels Information 1 Megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels. A pixel is an individual element of a digital image. Megapixels determine the resolution of an image and the more you have the higher the quality of the image.
Memory Card (included)
Memory Card Type
Memory Stick Micro, Memory Stick Micro (mark 2), Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC
Model name / number
NFC enabled Information Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
Power Supply
Li-Ion Battery NP-BN
Screen size
Sensor Type
Shooting Modes
Sweep Panorama
Touch Screen
Video Resolution
1080p HD video
Weight Information Unpackaged weight
Zoom (digital) Information Enlarges video captured by the optical zoom and makes it seem even closer
Zoom (optical) Information A 7 x zoom will get you closer to your subject than a 5 x zoom


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You'll find returns information on your delivery note. Unless faulty, we'd like you to make your return within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy.

Q & As

Rated 1 out of 5 by 1 reviewer.
Rated 1 out of 5 by DISAPPOINTED Looks good but let me down so many times - lost connection with the iPhone constantly and takes ages to be ready for the next shot! I used it in Istanbul and recently on a trip to the Arctic and it just let me down both times I'd like my money back as it is a waste of time taking it out with me ! :-( 08 July 2014
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