Last month rumors started flying about a new smartphone accessory from Sony called a Lens Camera. It’s basically a lens with full camera hardware that you can attach to the back of your phone. The Lens Camera is paired via NFC and images are transmitted via WiFi. At the time of the leak, we didn’t have any images to go on, but now we do.
There are two models, the DSC-QX10 (pictured above with the Xperia Z) and the DSC-QX100 (pictured below with the Honami i1). The DSC-QX10 is the more economical version and features a 1/2.3-inch 18MP sensor along with a f/3.3-5.9 Sony G Lens. It also sports 10X optical zoom. The higher end DSC-QX100 features a RX100MII sensor and a Zeiss lens.
Word is that these Lens Cameras will not only be compatible with Android phones, but with the iPhone as well.
We have no idea on pricing or when they will be unveiled officially. Hopefully at next month’s IFA. Hit the break for a couple of more images. The last one has the DSC-QX100 attached to the upcoming Honami i1.