If Sony’s external lens concept that has been leaking like a sieve has captured your attention, then the price may just make you baulk before reaching for your wallet.
SonyAlphaRumours – the original source of the external lens attachment leak – is advising that the QX100, the higher end of the two lens attachments will be priced at US$450. They’ve also found pricing in New Taiwanese Dollar from Taiwanese site ePrice who is advising that they will cost –
- QX100 = NT$14,900 = AUD557.29
- QX10 = NT$6,900 = AUD258.07
The AUD price is not taking into account a price hike to cover local import costs, warranties….Australia Tax. It could of course arrive over here at around the same price depending on what happens in the widely fluctuating currency market.
The concept is interesting, but it appears that Sony may just be pricing themselves out of the accessory market with those prices. If indeed they do start selling at those prices, being the same relative size as a compact camera, then surely you’re better off just carrying a compact camera. Still, we’ll wait to see what features are announced when they officially launch.
What would you be willing to pay for a lens attachment like this?