Imagine being able to upgrade your iPhone or Android phone to take high quality pictures with 20.4 megapixels and a 30x zoom lens.
The lens pictured above is the Sony DSC-QX100 Smartphone Attachable Lens. Unfortunately, it costs about $500 retail and has only a 3.6X optical Zoom. It also lacks many of the features you’d expect from a basic point and click camera.
However, the Sony DSC-HX50V (shown below) is about $300 and offers 20.4 megapixel resolution as well as a 30X optical zoom that can provide high quality 60X digital images. It has a WiFi connection that works with the free Sony PlayMemories app to view and copy images as well as provide full control over the camera. The app is available for Android and iPhone, and Windows. So, it’s like having a detachable camera viewfinder and wireless shutter control. You can get the camera at Costco for about $270 on sale. This is the best of all worlds. Point and shoot size, weight, and ease of use, with Smartphone advanced image editing and social network sharing.