Innovation of the Year

QX100

2013 Innovation of the Year

Sony QX-Series: from £169

There have been a number of interesting innovations this year, but the QX-series cameras from Sony stand out and reinvent smartphone photography as we know it.

The idea behind the QX10 and QX100 is to offer more flexibility and better versatility to smartphone users who demand a longer zoom and superior image quality. Taking the lens and sensor technology from Sony's WX200 and RX100 II compact cameras, the QX10 and QX100 connect wirelessly to smartphones or tablets via Wi-fi and transmit a Live View display via Sony's free Play Memories app that's available for Android and iOS mobile devices.

Remote control of the QX10's and QX100's zoom and shutter works up to a 10m range - making them ideal for discreet shooting or where a larger camera isn't practical.  


Runners-up


Samsung Galaxy NX

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