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Sony Announces Shipping Delays for QX1 and QX30 Due To ‘High Demand’

By Anthony Thurston on October 12th 2014

You know those funny Sony QX phone accessory cameras? Apparently, the new QX1 and QX30 are selling like hotcakes, because Sony Japan has sent out an official release stating that pre-orders were “much higher than the expectations,” and that due to that high demand, consumers should expect shipping delays.

[REWIND: IS SONY JUST GETTING RIDICULOUS WITH THE NEXT QX “CLIP ON” CAMERA?]

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What am I missing with these cameras? I just don’t get the appeal at all. Yes, there are some odd situations where you might be able to use one of these in a place where you may not be able to use a standard SLR or ILC, but those situations are few and far between. Still, it seems that Sony is on to something with these QX cameras.

I do find it notable that even Sony’s expectations for these cameras has been surpassed. So, either Sony itself had incredibly low expectations for these additions to the QX line, or they really are starting to catch on with consumers.

If you are interested in seeing what all the hubbub is about you can pre-order both the QX1 ($398) and QX30 ($348) over on B&H. But be prepared to wait a while to get them in hand.

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What are your thoughts on this news that Sony may have to delay some shipments due to high demand on these new QX cameras? Leave a comment below!

[via Sony Alpha Rumors]

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Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Jim Johnson

    They’re a toy, and they’re priced to be a toy. Which works for people who want it as a toy.

    I think a lot of people really like the concept of their phone being everything they need. It is a neat sci-fi idea when you get down to it, but I don’t think it really works. The fantasy is much better than the reality in this situation.

    Having said that, this is a lot smaller than carrying an extra camera.

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  2. Phil Bautista

    Maybe some people figured out that if GoPro charges 500 bucks for a fixed lens in a box, these quirky things could be worth a shot?

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  3. Eric Sharpe

    I’m not buying it… The story or the camera.

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  4. Aidyn Chen

    They probably made 1000 of them and 1200 people order. Some for review some for the sake of having the new toy.
    It is a cool concept but it is not that easy to use.
    Or this could be a business tactic where they just claim that is low on stock.

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