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Sony admits “no plan” to offer BlackBerry and Windows Phone Lens Camera compatibility

Sam Loveridge


Sony QX10
Sony QX10

Sony has confirmed it isn’t currently looking at bringing Lens Camera compatibility to Windows Phone or BlackBerry platforms.

Currently, the Sony QX100 and Sony QX10 are compatible with iOS and Android devices, connecting via NFC or Wi-Fi Direct.

However, Sony has now confirmed that the smartphone Lens Cameras won’t be attaching themselves to any BlackBerry or Windows Phone devices any time soon.

“We don’t really comment on future stuff, but what we can say is that there’s no plan at the moment", said Catherine Cherry, Marketing Director of Sony Mobile North West Europe to TrustedReviews.

Operated via an app called PlayMemories, the user can access the Superior Auto, Intelligent Auto and Program Auto modes, but there’s no HDR, panoramic mode or Instragram-esque filters to be found.

Cherry added that some of these features, including the addition of photo filters is something the company is working on and could come in a feature update for the app.

“It’s definitely a trend that we are working on. We’ve included some in the [Sony Xperia Z1] already, so it’s something that we’re really working on to follow the consumer trend to do those kind of quick filters so it almost looks like a professional photo even if you don’t really know what you’re doing.”

Sony QX100 and QX10 Features

Offering enhanced photographic capability to the average iOS or Android smartphone, the QX10 and QX100 have 18.2-megapixel and 20.2-megapixel sensors to their name.

Attaching to smartphones using a two rubberised feet, the Lens Cameras pack quite the photographic punch. The more expensive Sony QX100 has the same Exmor R CMOS image sensor as the RX100, 3.6x optical zoom and an aperture range of f1.8 – f4.9.

The QX10 on the other hand has a Sony G Lens similar to the Sony Xperia Z1, but has 10x optical zoom and a f3.3 – f5.9 aperture range.

Both the Sony QX10 and Sony QX100 Lens Cameras will be available from the end of September, priced at £179 and £399 respectively.

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Kurt Windibank

September 11, 2013, 12:37 pm

BlackBerry already has it working through the Android App....saw a demo on a Q10 phone. Thats the beauty of the BB10 platform...port over an Android app and voila.


September 17, 2013, 12:50 am

Ya I first heard of these lenses in an article about BBRY. Nothing preventing a person from using it on BB10

Kris Petersen

August 18, 2014, 8:28 pm

Bummer, imagine the joined forces of this lens and the Lumia 1020... Sigh...

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