Imagine being able to add 30X optical zoom and a 20.2 megapixel sensor to any Android or iOS device? Well, that is what you can do with the superb Sony DSC QX30 Lens Style camera. Sony had pioneered the concept of cameras with powerful lenses that can be attached wirelessly to any phone using Wi-Fi and an app. The QX-10 had brought a 10X zoom to phones, and the QX-30 increases that to 30X optical zoom, and also increases the megapixel count to 20.2-megapixels from the 18.0-megapixels of its predecessor. The result is just as brilliant as it was in the QX10, although as in that device, one does have to get used to the photography process getting lengthened: you have to switch on the lens, pair it with the phone over Wi-Fi, attach it physically if need be, launch the app (it works only with a specific Sony app), take the picture and then switch off the lens and store it away. All of which detracts from the ‘spontaneity’ that is the trademark of phone photography. Also, unlike the QX10, the QX30 tends to be a bit bulky so keeping it stable with the zoom fully extended can be a bit of a challenge. On the flip side, one ends up getting very good photographs and if one uses the option of saving the pictures on one’s phone, can even share them within seconds of taking them, whether it is over mail or on social networks. For price Rs.18,999, the DSC QX30 is a great option for those who want point and shoot and near-DSLR level quality from any handset they use. Provided they are ready to put up with shooting app restriction and the delay in taking a shot.