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Leaked photos show interchangeable lens for Android and iOS smartphones from Sony

0. phoneArena 12 Aug 2013, 13:36 posted on

A published report on Monday suggests that Sony will be selling interchangeable lens for Android and iOS smartphone cameras; pictures show two Sony "Lens Cameras," the DSC-QX10 and DSC-QX100. Both are said to contain a built-in sensor, Bionz processor, Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity, and a microSD slot...

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posted on 12 Aug 2013, 15:14 1

30. emadshiny (Posts: 1091; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


What do you mean exactly?
What they must learn?

posted on 12 Aug 2013, 15:28 3

35. muhsen (Posts: 195; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)


the main concept of mobile photography!

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 00:52 1

75. emadshiny (Posts: 1091; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


That was a nice joke!

posted on 12 Aug 2013, 23:31

69. mariosuneo4 (banned) (Posts: 75; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)


u r so a kid
u r telling that brand who is more andvanced and supereior in digital imaging????
better get some.lessons and.wikipedia
sony mobile.division.is different and camera division is different
better dont mess with sony camera division
because they already showed im.digital imaging with RX100
RX1
RC100 MARK 2
ALPHA

posted on 12 Aug 2013, 15:27 5

33. muhsen (Posts: 195; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)


sorry i will pass...the idea is to make excellent cameras in a body of a beautiful smartphone....not stick a big lens and say : "hey i have got a cameraphone"...what's point of pocketability concept then ??? and do good moments wait till i get out with the lens to stick it to the phone or should i keep the lens stuck to the phone forever uglifying it ????..this is the same iteration as the S4 zoom but with a twist ; u can separate the big lens. i find the s4 zoom more justifiable now since good moments don't wait till u plug the lens to the phone.
until now camera wise....nokia's approach with lumia 1020 is the unbeatedly the smartest...an unmatched excellent camera in the body of a modern smartphone.
which is the better smartphone wise; that's a wholly different story.

posted on 12 Aug 2013, 18:48 1

53. Feanor (Posts: 273; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


But this is the point... The Lumia 1020 is not real beauty. The camera hump looks ugly, adds some 3-4mm more thickness which sums up to about 14-15mm of total thickness and makes for awkward ergonomics... And the image quality is great for a smartphone but it will almost definitely fall short of these Sony snap on lenses. Having the Honami or other smartphone with a competent camera like the LG G2, you capture decent quality spontaneous pictures without having to carry the bulk of a 1020 constantly (and let's leave design aside) and when you need real photography masterpieces you attach the lens and have quality superior to the 1020. I think the concept makes a lot of sense because I doubt that any amazing camera technology will shrink to 6mm any time soon.

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 00:45

73. gazmatic (Posts: 502; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


wow....

the...the...the....

you've obviously held a l1020 to be commenting on it like that

i own a l920

the l1020 is not only slimmer but lighter

the l920 doesnt weigh five pounds... but i guess it does to hipsters

15mm in thickness?

it is 10.4mm at its widest(the hump)

bulk? it weighs 158g, 5.5oz the same as a baseball

the gs4 weighs 28 grams less... oh no 28 grams.... the same as a cd rom

good heavens what have nokia done... adding the weigh of a full cd rom on a phone

design is completely objective

the rx100m2 will no doubt capture better pictures than the l1020 but you cannot say that it is ergonomic, portable or cheap

it is a good try but i doubt it will launch for less than 300 bucks

posted on 12 Aug 2013, 20:24

61. pwnarena (Posts: 720; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


Well, you just don't get it. Because of something like this, you can transform any phone with wi-fi connectivity into a master photo snapper. You don't have to get a flagship smartphone if you just want to get a camera phone. With this, any phone can become a highly capable cameraphone. I'm planning to get one of this and of those china-made tablets with great displays. I can get a giant viewfinder which can the details I'd like to capture in my photos perfectly.

It's very versatile. You can even put the camera somewhere while viewing the captured photos from somewhere else within the wi-fi connectivity range. It's not just for Sony fans. It's also for those who own cheap mobile Android devices who like to take great photos.

posted on 12 Aug 2013, 16:23 2

45. Kishin (Posts: 547; Member since: 30 May 2013)


Damm!! Looks 2cool I love it.

posted on 12 Aug 2013, 16:57 3

49. papss (Posts: 3445; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


Looks absurd and kills the option for a "all in one device". I applaud Sony for thinking of something different but I can see this as a big fail.

posted on 12 Aug 2013, 19:12 1

57. -box- (Posts: 3566; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


It's not all that new, either. There have been add-on lenses for years, though not this large TMK, and seemingly not quite of this quality. I prefer an all-in-one device

posted on 12 Aug 2013, 20:27 1

62. pwnarena (Posts: 720; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


obviously, it does not aim to be an all in one device but a complementary camera to any smartphone.

Imagine the advantage of being able to take photos with the lens positioned somewhere and your viewfinder right within your reach and view. It's good for spying:) You don't really have to attach the lens to the phone. You can just put it on a tripod and control it from your smartphone or tablet.

posted on 12 Aug 2013, 17:49

50. Jehovah (Posts: 60; Member since: 25 Jun 2013)


I must be a really lazy fellow, since I see this and still think about the trouble of having two separate itens to carry around and all that its implied. I would still prefer the Galaxy S4 Chimera or the Lumia 1020.
But it does capture your imagination, seems like Sony its thinking outside the box with this one.

posted on 12 Aug 2013, 18:41 1

52. rodneyej1 (Posts: 2873; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


I'm not going to say that the 1020 is better than this because it's good to have options.. This obviously wasn't designed to compete with anything.. Some products are just innovative and cool.. I love the 1020, and Windowsphone, but there are other WP devices besides Nokia devices, and I hope they can support this device as well... Personally, for me, I want a "1030".. A phablet like device, with a SD800, 1080p, the likes of a 41 megapixel purview camera, and more.. Nevertheless, I love this camera attachment and really like the competition that Nokia is getting from other vendors... The heat is on❗.. Go Nokia❕

posted on 12 Aug 2013, 19:07

55. pwnarena (Posts: 720; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


Since Sony is starting this, why don't they consider offering flip covers with batteries in them. They'd be very useful for the very thin XZ Ultra and Tablet Z. And the battery should not just charge the device but provide direct power to the phone. We don't want to overwork the internal battery by charging it too often. The external battery should be able to supply power directly to the device.

posted on 12 Aug 2013, 19:22 1

58. tositem (Posts: 17; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


Cool. Interesting concept. Very neat to think Sony manages to cramp, let's say, a real camera into one piece of attachable lense. The sensor, processor, wifi/nfc, storage - are build and cramped into a single piece of lense. That's awesome. I might buying this one. Compared to Lumia 1020, ah, let's say Nokia and Sony have different approach to mobile photography.

posted on 12 Aug 2013, 22:09

66. sando09 (Posts: 4; Member since: 09 Sep 2012)


the phone looks like the tablet z

posted on 12 Aug 2013, 23:57

72. gazmatic (Posts: 502; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


five concerns

1-flash
2-OIS
3-portability
4-speed
5-price

knowing sony, it doesnt check all those boxes

it will probably cost $300

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 02:24

76. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2100; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Camera lens and Outer lens are at different positions, why?

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 08:10 1

78. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1005; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


what? the detachable lens leak is an accessory only for devices. which is in the camera department. and not for the smartphone comparisons .

which leads to not comparable to lumia 1020 samples because the detachable lens is a lens started from point&shoots/dslrs converted for smartphone usage..

if i slap that lens on my 1020 or honami then it will be a pointless comparison against iphone5 built in camera or s4 built in camera etc.

its like buying a new lens + built in sensor without a body.

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