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This new gadget turns your smartphone into a pro DSLR camera

This new gadget turns your smartphone into a pro DSLR camera
XPERIA blog

There's an old saying: "The best camera is the one you have with you." Nine times out of 10, that camera is your smartphone, if only because you ALWAYS have it on you! And it's true that today's smartphones can take pretty good pictures. But professional photographers know there's still no comparison between what a camera phone is capable of and what a quality DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera can do.

That's why I'm excited for these new leaked photos of a gadget Sony will soon release. The unofficial Sony XPERIA blog got their hands on them first. Check it out:

Sony QX1

Feast your eyes on the Sony ILCE-QX1. It isn't out yet, but when it is, it can turn your smartphone into a pro camera with interchangeable lenses. Sony's QX line of lens and sensor combos came out last year. They're basically digital sensors with professional-style mechanical lenses that can attach to a variety of Android and Apple smartphones. Very cool in theory, but in practice, they don't come close to replicating the DSLR experience in the hands of an experienced photographer.

Next page: Why the QX1 might be what pro photographers have been waiting for
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