Sony's QX Lens Cameras Gets a Funny Tablet Mount

Sony's QX100 and QX10 "lens cameras" are a weird experiment in trying to build a consumer imaging technology built around smartphones, such that it might replace the dying point-and-shoot. And it might even be working!

According to Sony, it's moving units of the QX cameras, so the company just added a new larger mount that'll let you stick them onto your tablet. As you can see in the image above, it looks unspeakably silly, but that doesn't mean it's not going to be useful, or more importantly, that people aren't going to use it. I honestly didn't think people would use the QX cameras at all, and I've been proven wrong in the short term at least. So far, the mount has only been announced for Japan. We'll have to wait and see if it shows up stateside. [Sony via Xperia Blog via Engadget]