Leaked manual confirms interchangeable Sony lens for iOS and Android
The other lens is a lower end model called the DSC-QX10, with components taken from the Sony WX150 shooter. This lens has an 18-megapixel CMOS sensor and an f/3.5–3.9 lens.
Both the DSC-QX100 and the DSC-QX10 come with a power button, microphone and a display panel. The latter includes a battery life indicator and one for a microSD card. Other features include a tripod mount, dedicated shutter button, a zoom lever and a multifunctional jack (a jack of all trades?). The DSC-QX100 adds a ring control.
We expect to see the lens revealed at the same event on September 4th in Berlin that will introduce the Sony i1 Honami.
Sony's interchangeable smartphone lens
1. Atlas (Posts: 158; Member since: 15 Apr 2012)
Its a cool camera feature and gives you the use of an almost real camera.
19. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
It should be connected to the phone via wifi direct.
31. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
I think nfc is only used to establish a connection to two devices via bluetooth or wifi direct. It is not used to transfer file nfc perse.
2. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
1) Power Button
3) Display Panel
: Indicates that the card is not inserted
: Indicates the remaining battery charge
4) Hook for belt
6) Ring Control (DSC-QX100)
7) The power / charge / movie
Green: Power on
Orange: running charging
Red: running video
8) Zoom lever
9) shutter button
10) Multifunctional jack
11) RESET button
DSC-QX100: 62,5 mm × 62,5 mm × 55,5 mm (W / H / D)
DSC-QX10: 62,4 mm × 61,8 mm × 33,3 mm (W / H / D)
Weight (standard CIPA) (including battery pack NP-BN, “Memory Stick Micro”):
DSC-QX100: approx. 179 g.
DSC-QX10: approx. 105 g.
Power Supply: Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BN, 3,6 In the
Power consumption (during shooting): 1.1 W
The QX100 has the same RX100MII sensor and Zeiss lens ($600 on Amazon).
The QX10 has the same 1/2,3 inch 18 megapixel CMOS sensor and f/3,3-5.9 lens as the Sony WX150 ($400 on Amazon).
5. emadshiny (Posts: 1142; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
Prices are too high
they must be 400 and 200!
7. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
RX100M II on Amazon ~ $750
WX150 on Amazon ~ $400
8. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)
Hahaha ... apparently you
$600 and $400 is for RX100MII and WX150 Camera not for the lens, I think the price of both lenses will be around $300 and $200.
3. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5955; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Given the bulk of the add-on, I am wondering why not just go for a Sony RX100? Cost might be a reason, but otherwise, IDK. If you go for the RX100MII, you get WiFi connectivity to Android smartphones.
4. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)
I think price and dimensions will be the the biggest reason.
16. vincelongman (Posts: 1714; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
I don'y really mind in terms of dimensions, because you can case it around in a case around your neck like most tourists or in your backpack.
I think the main reason is long it takes to attach it to your smartphone and takes photos.
If you can attach it and takes photos in under 10 sec and the price below $300 then I'm buying one.
34. Dynamac (Posts: 21; Member since: 01 Dec 2012)
I thought the same thing at first. But it's actually an interesting idea. The RX100MII is basically sensor, lens, processor and screen + hardware keys. The biggest problem of cameras is still their poor touch screen and size. We have a perfectly good high res touch screen on most phones. If you combine this lens and the phone screen, you have an excellent combo. My only concern is the wifi direct link and any potential lag as seen with Nex + RX100MIIs to smart phones. Also I expect the software for the lens cameras to be better than the playmemories app.
6. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3562; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
I just wish Sony would make some Experia like Windowsphone devices with great cameras to compete with Nokia...
23. ShenAlJoker (Posts: 112; Member since: 19 Jul 2013)
sure, now nokia's got some company to compete
9. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 4168; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
Great. iPhone has the best camera on any phone.
14. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1472; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
He meant it's the best if it was fitted with the interchangeable lens :)
15. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
If it was fitted with the interchangeable Sony lens, it was no more a iPhone camera, because in such case phone is basically only a display.
11. Jason2k13 (Posts: 657; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)
Will these lens fit on phones which has the camera close to the edges or to the side? Like in the picture? Assuming that's how big it is.
13. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5955; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
The add-on is used instead of the native camera in the phone. I imagine the add-on is controlled by the phone using WiFi or Bluetooth.
12. RayRay2 (Posts: 1; Member since: 16 Aug 2013)
Seriously, interchangeable lens. What a joke. We can't be innovative enough to make something less intrusive for a phone to take better pictures...aka Lumia 1020, and you expect this to be the newest thing. Heck, I can attach my old Minolta and Canon 35mm lens to a phone and use. This I am not even interested in seeing much less to purchase. A waste of time. Come on Sony, surely you can do better. My first post.....had to.
18. pyradark (Posts: 784; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)
a lot of people dont like to carry phone with big humps and heavy!!
this is just an alternative, sony is not forcing you to buy it!!
plus there is no innovation in lumia 1020, the innovation has been done since the pureview, but if nokia made it 9mm below in thickness, that's the innovation!!
33. sergiobr (Posts: 435; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)
Lumia is just a camera not a good phone ! So ... take your preferred Android phone or IOS phone and put Sony on it ! Free world.
35. Dynamac (Posts: 21; Member since: 01 Dec 2012)
If you have interchangable lens I'm surprised you know so little about photography. It is simply not physically possible to fit a large 1" sensor (QX100) into the space of a smart phone. A large sensor also requires larger lens with multiple elements. Large megapixels doesn't actually mean quality when you have a sensor the size of a grain of sand (actually makes it worse). Sony is actually doing a much better job of making the impossible possible compared to anyone else.
17. Finest (Posts: 78; Member since: 16 Aug 2013)
If you have a retarded phone that sucks in photos i would definitely recommend this. This is a great idea if you ask me instead of releasing a phone that looks like a retarded camera phone (S4Zoom. Epic *facepalm* by samsung
20. keylimejelly (banned) (Posts: 22; Member since: 16 Aug 2013)
this is a good idea for those who have a mid range device but wish to make their photos near to DSLR quality..
i just dreamed such lens for smartphone some years ago
but u made it real
21. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)
Yeah not everyone is able or willing to buy Lumia 1020, or Honami.
Besides both these lenses have advantages that can’t be given by any camera phone.
22. keylimejelly (banned) (Posts: 22; Member since: 16 Aug 2013)
really this is a great idea -Sony
i really liked it
28. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
but...it would be better to buy a normal point and shoot camera.
I'm not buying a phone to attach some kit to it.
If a phones takes rubbish photos, this toy won't change it.
And if I can have a great cameraphone, all ine one, taking much less space, why should I goofing around with accesories like this one?
We are getting closer and closer to the verge of nonsese.
29. keylimejelly (banned) (Posts: 22; Member since: 16 Aug 2013)
who is stopping u?
no one cares what u think
all i care is about 1 inch sensor which will thrash every compact camera
30. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)
Why should i goofing aroung with accesories like this one? The answer is cheaper, smaller, real camera features and quality.
if you just need phone with great camera just get Honami, 1020, or S4 Zoom, but for me Honami will be the best options because its the only one with non bulky form factor and the best hardware.
I also believe the overall image quality at least will on par with 1020 and if you don’t agree with me just wait until Sony officialy release Honami okay!
24. anleoflippy (Posts: 320; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)
I'm guessing the lenses can also connect through NFC seeing that the lens are on the NFC area of the Xperia Z as seen in the picture.
32. sergiobr (Posts: 435; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)
Wow !!! I won´t have to change to horrible WP ! Just attach it on my old S3 ! No money spent and ... Android inside !!!! GREAT job Sony !!!!
36. Sondae (Posts: 195; Member since: 02 Jan 2013)
I sure like sony what they are doing giving you a option.