Sony DSC-QX10 and DSC-QX100 lenses for your smartphone.

eduk

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From sonyalpharumors.com

Lens-camera: What you see on these images are the DSC-QX10 and DSC-QX100 lenses. Actually these are not normal lenses! They have built-in sensor, Bionz processor, Wifi/NFC wireless connection and SD card slot. These lenses have no LCD screen and no usual camera controls. You will be able to control them through your smart phone or tablet (via WiFi or NFC). The lenses can be magnetically attached on your smartphone and it works on both, Android and iOS devices. That is nothing like we have seen before. For the first time you can shoot top quality images with your smartphone. Forget these iPhone or Android lens kits!

Sony will soon launch two “lens-cameras”:
1) One is the “Lens-camera” with RX100MII sensor and Zeiss lens ($600 here on Amazon). On the pictures it is the bigger lens. As you know the RX100 is the most praised high end compact camera and features a large 1 inch sensor which is the same used by the Nikon 1 system. Now you can have that kind of Image Quality on your iPhone or Android Smartphone!
2) The second model will feature a 10xzoom lens with 1/2,3 inch 18 megapixel CMOS sensor (the image with the f/3,3-5.9 lens). It's basically the same sensor and lens of the Sony WX150 ($400 on Amazon).

Price and exact release date are yet unknown (September 4?). But here are two more pics:

(SR5) Hot! First images of the new DSC-QX10 and DSC-QX100 lens-cameras! | sonyalpharumors
 

shotokan101

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PMSL - had to check the date there...
 

eduk

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shotokan101

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"Boom Boom Basil!" :D
 

weaviemx5

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I actually think this is a good crossover idea once you get over the idea of a big lens 'bolted' to your smartphone.

Our phones generally have more processing power than any compact camera yet they're paired with small lenses to fit into pockets etc. As a result, people end up carrying both their phone and more compact camera (eg the RX100 that shares the lens/sensor with this) which means carrying twice as much kit. Instead, you carry your phone and if you want to shoot some more 'serious' photography you take the lens unit out of your pocket, add it to the phone and shoot. These are also cross-platform so in theory you can share the lenses between friends or when you upgrade your phone.

If I was in the market for a compact camera like an RX100 or X20 I'd be seriously looking at this (price dependant!)

Steve
 

shotokan101

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again PMSL :devil:
 

Johnmcl7

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I'm really hoping this is genuine and one of them is using the RX100 II sensor as I think the idea behind them is brilliant. The Samsumg Galaxy Camera was quite an impressive device technologically as it basically packed a Samsung Galaxy S3 (720p 4.8in screen, quad core Cortex A9, 3G radio etc.) into the camera but I thought it was a bit pointless as most of the hardware was wasted stuck on the back of a camera and for many people there was a lot of crossover with their own phone.

Sony taking the opposite approach and stripping as much out of the camera as possible to let the smartphone take its place is really quite clever if it is genuine and it works well.

John
 

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