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Sony QX10 and QX100

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Sony QX10 and QX100

Post by spamsickle » 04 Sep 2013, 18:12

I could be wrong, but it seems to me that a camera which can be controlled via wifi by a smart phone could also be controlled by wifi from a computer. 18 or 20 megapixels. The biggest downside from my perspective is that they're unlikely to run on AC, and I don't see any mention of battery life. Maybe when the cameras are finally announced...

http://techcrunch.com/2013/09/04/meet-t ... e-cameras/

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Re: Sony QX10 and QX100

Post by daniel_reetz » 04 Sep 2013, 22:21

I saw these as well. I think they're really intriguing. The only thing is, I doubt that they are made so you can connect more than one to any given device. But I'll buy one if the early reviews look at all promising.

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Re: Sony QX10 and QX100

Post by daniel_reetz » 06 Sep 2013, 09:47

Looks like Sony will be providing a reasonable way to control these cameras (and others)

http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/6/470068 ... lic-qx-nex

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Re: Sony QX10 and QX100

Post by jbaiter » 06 Sep 2013, 10:10

That looks neat!
The only thing is, I doubt that they are made so you can connect more than one to any given device. But I'll buy one if the early reviews look at all promising.
I don't see why you wouldn't be able to connect more than one to a device. They're basically just wireless servers in your LAN with an API that you can talk to.
From looking at the API documentation [1], it seems that it's not very powerful. It's basically restricted to the following actions:
  • capturing of still images
  • recording movies
  • getting a live view
  • setting zoom
  • setting self-timer
  • set image size
So setting things like ISO and shutter speed will have to be done from the cameras themselves.

It seems currently the only supported model is the HDR-AS15, and it only supports live view and movie recording (which is pretty weird, if you ask me...)

[1] https://camera.developer.sony.com/pages ... camera_api
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Re: Sony QX10 and QX100

Post by LA2 » 09 Apr 2014, 04:40

Half a year later, did anyone succeed to A. Connect these cameras to a laptop, rather than a smartphone? B. Connect more than one camera at the same time?

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Re: Sony QX10 and QX100

Post by nafraf » 17 Apr 2014, 12:43

SONY API was updated this week. QX10 and QX100 have more functions supported.
https://developer.sony.com/develop/cameras/

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Re: Sony QX10 and QX100

Post by dtic » 29 Nov 2014, 13:59

I ran into this video of what looks very much like a clone of the Sony device.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OG5y6NjG84k , Amkov JQ-1
Sells for around 100$ . Information says both 14Mpx and 20Mpx, not sure which is accurate.

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