sony cyber-shot camera

Sony Cyber-Shot Camera affixed to the iPhone

The Sony Cyber-shot Camera model DSC-QX10 looks like a lens but is a complete camera in itself except for a viewfinder – or LCD screen.  A smartphone can provide the viewfinder. I purchased the Sony Cyber-shot online 30 seconds after I saw the news release.  And it was still back-ordered for 2 months.  This 18.2 Mega pixel camera with a 10X zoom can work by itself as a stand alone camera while you hold it in your hand or mount it on a tripod.  It also attaches to your iPhone or Android and can work in conjunction with the smartphones connecting via WiFi and a free mobile app.

Though it looks like a lens, it is a complete camera.

 

High Resolution & Zoom Capabilities Merge With Smartphone

When using the Cyber-shot with a smartphone, you snap the shot and a high resolution photo it is saved on a memory card inside the camera.  But the Cyber-shot also throws a lower resolution image onto to the smart phone for quick and easy uploading to social media channels.  The images that the Cyber-shot captures are have far more detail than images typically shot with a smartphone, and the zoom capabilities are leagues ahead of the blurry, low pixel images you get when you zoom in with a smartphone.

 

Ideal Camera for Travel and Sharing Images on Social Media Platforms

I love this camera when I’m traveling.  I find I rarely reach for my Canon DSLR when I have this with me.  Once attached it’s easy to hold and maneuver.  It’s inconspicuous and I can instantly share photos I take. The Cyber-shot also  takes video, though the video has to be downloaded from the memory card.

Personally, I love this little camera and think it’s well worth the investment.  The cost on line is $199 – $249.  It makes quick picture taking so much richer, and for social media practices, it provides much more flexibility with images.

BENEFITS: 10X zoom and interface with smartphone for social media purposes, can be charged easily in the car.

DISADVANTAGES: The app and Wifi connection can take time and for some, be cumbersome.  Also, the lithium ion battery inside the camera doesn’t last long.

I’ve listed a link for purchase as well as a few of my favorite camera “toys” in the Amazon Carousel below.

 

 

Mindie Burgoyne

Mindie Burgoyne

Writer, author, blogger, wife, mother, grandmother, lover of wide open spaces, trains, shorelines, Ireland and people. Maryland will always be home, but I'm never really happy unless I'm on my way to ... somewhere.

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