You love photography, but you can’t afford a true mirrorless or DSLR camera to satisfy your image-shooting hobby? Or you just don’t feel comfortable bringing a bulky camera around? If you have answered yes to either question, you certainly would love the idea of turning your smartphone into a truly powerful digital camera with upgraded image quality and power. Sony QX10 is one innovative product that allows you to do so. It is a smartphone attachable lens-style camera. It is extremely compact and lightweight, yet allows you to shoot superior image quality comparable to the more expensive full-sized digital cameras. No wonder that it has become a huge success. Following the footmarks, Kodak has introduced Pixpro SL10. In many ways, Kodak Pixpro SL10 seems similar to Sony QX10, yet is priced at a lower price. So, which is the one that you should choose?
Kodak Pixpro SL10
Compared to Sony QX10, Kodak Pixpro SL10 is indeed quite noticeably thicker and bigger. It is an ultra-small camera module that clips to a smartphone. It is powered by a 16.35 MP 1/2.3” BSI CMOS image sensor. As the effect, Kodak Pixpro SL10 is able to effortlessly capture sharp, crisp, and detailed images. The camera is also able to record 1080p Full HD videos with 30 fps frame rate. In addition, the Pixpro Aspheric HD 28-280mm lens offers up to 10X optical zoom, which is obviously much better than your smartphone’s camera digital zoom. Kodak Pixpro SL10 already has built-in optical image stabilization. However, it is not exactly a fast camera. It has some considerable lag time after every shot. For connectivity, there are Wi-Fi and NFC, allowing you to easily integrate the camera with your smartphone.
Since its initial release, Sony QX10 has been considered as a break-through product that turns your smartphone into a 10X optical zoom camera. It is compatible with most Android and iOS smartphones, integrating via a mobile app that also allows you to edit and share photos and videos online. Compared to Kodak Pixpro SL10, Sony QX10 promotes noticeably better image quality. The low-light performance is impeccable. All thanks to the back-illuminated 18MP 1/2.3” Exmor R CMOS sensor which produces superb detailed images with very low noise. The colors are solid and vibrant. The 28-100mm lens performs a great job at the wide end in low light, and is also with built-in image stabilization.
Kodak Pixpro SL10 vs. Sony QX10
In the end, we recommend you to choose Sony QX10! Even though these two products may seem similar, Sony QX10 still offers the superior image quality, thanks to the exemplary high-performance Exmor R sensor.