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New interchageable lens to be called Sony Smart Shot; white and gold version makes an appearance

0. phoneArena 31 Aug 2013, 14:13 posted on

Somewhat overshadowed by the expected introduction of the Sony Xperia Z1, the interchangeable camera lens also scheduled to be unveiled on September 4th, are rumored to have a new name; originally thought to be called Sony ExpressOn, the latest buzz has the pair of lens called the Sony Smart Shot. Using a magnetic system to adhere to an Apple iPhone or Android smartphone, the new name is a combination of smartphone and Cyber-shot...

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posted on 31 Aug 2013, 14:15 5

1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


For that kind of money I'd rather save a little bit more money and just get a DSLR camera...

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 17:36 1

15. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Plus, you will get a full size image sensor, with all of the benefits of the larger sensor. This offering strikes me as a bit on the gimmicky side.

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 21:54 2

19. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)


On another tech site, the cheapest version is $250 and for high-end is $450, but we are not sure yet because there is still no official pricing from Sony, so the price could be change.

posted on 01 Sep 2013, 08:17 1

30. juandante (Posts: 463; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


No it's a very good idea. An RX100 sensor you can carry anywhere like places cameras are forbidden. But I would prefer a fixed sensor for maximum image quality (like a Fuji x100), it is not as if a small 3x zoom is very useful in everyday life.

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 14:25 3

2. wicpromd (Posts: 266; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


thank you sony
will really get this
now i can carry 1 inch sensor and smartphone both at same time
and will really blow other smartphones camera

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 17:37

16. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


How are you getting a 1 inch sensor? I haven't seen Sony say the RX100 sensor is on board.

posted on 01 Sep 2013, 02:45 1

22. Purnama (Posts: 6; Member since: 29 Aug 2013)


this lense has built-in imaging sensor, Bionz processor, Wi-Fi/NFC, SD card slot and battery.
phone itself only act as screen view...

xperiablog.net/2013/08/31/sonys-lens-cameras-to-be​-called-smart-shot-new-white-pics-leak/

posted on 01 Sep 2013, 13:36

35. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Where does Sony that a 1" image sensor is included? I get the part about a built-in imaging sensor and what-not, but I haven't seen an official statement regarding sensor size included in the QX-100 edition. The QX-10 gets a 1/2.3 sensor, but it is all mum about the QX-100.

posted on 01 Sep 2013, 13:49 2

36. abrahavt (Posts: 5; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)


It is the same sensor as the RX100 which is a 1 inch sensor

posted on 01 Sep 2013, 13:53

37. abrahavt (Posts: 5; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)


It is the same sensor as the RX100 which is a 1 inch sensor

posted on 01 Sep 2013, 13:57

39. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Link from a Sony site please.

posted on 01 Sep 2013, 13:56

38. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Edit: Where does Sony say that a 1" image sensor is included? :-( Edit limit.

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 14:42 2

3. pyradark (Posts: 864; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


Very Nice Accessories!! wohooo cant wait to pair it up with my Z Ultra

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 15:06 3

4. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)


$400 for a smartphone lens is insane... I could get

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 15:09 2

5. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


"Using a magnetic system to adhere"

How will this work if you have a case or if your phone is plastic. Maybe Sony should make cases with a mount attached.

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 15:12 1

6. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)


If you have a device with a removable back like the S3/S4 you can buy a back made out of metal. If your unibody and not metal you might be screwed.

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 15:13 1

7. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2283; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


How does this work? NFC?

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 21:00 1

18. pyradark (Posts: 864; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


with NFC for easyy connect or bluetooth but manual style!!!

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 15:24

8. muhsen (Posts: 281; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)


smart shot is the name of a Nokia camera app that nokia offers for their wp7.8 and wp8 devices.

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 15:36

9. gazmatic (Posts: 795; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


smart shoot not shot

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 15:43

10. gazmatic (Posts: 795; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


expensive and bulky.... the only savings you get is from not buying the camera in the first place...

I still want to know how this would affect battery life

as far as I can tell it already has three cons and only one big positive...

bulky
expensive
battery killer

amazing photos

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 16:08 2

13. amats69 (Posts: 1466; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


I think this is not a battery killer..coz this is only a lens

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 19:17

17. gazmatic (Posts: 795; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


I think it connects by wifi

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 22:10 1

21. Dastrix (unregistered)


gazmatic is right.
As a side note, I don't see the point of this, especially for that price. For a good cameraphone, or lack thereof when talking about iOS and Android (the reason behind this interchangeable lens), nothing beats the Lumia 1020. I would get it any day over this lens.

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 15:50 1

11. cyborg009 (Posts: 112; Member since: 17 Sep 2011)


Sony must release a good app for the lenses with lots of customization options.. like you get in rx100mII !!
I'll get qx100 only after i get hands on of it with my xperia S with no lag!!

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 16:06

12. amats69 (Posts: 1466; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


This is a great idea by sony... But on that price??? Id rather go buy dslr for a pro shots!.the cost is the deal breaker for me...

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 16:09

14. moanismk (unregistered)


So, you can either get an unlocked S4 or an HTC One or an iPhone. OR, you can get a Nexus 4/Moto X and get this epic sensor for about the same price in total.....
OR you can just get a Lumia 1020....
Optionz.......IZ FERRY GUUUUD....

posted on 01 Sep 2013, 08:23 1

31. juandante (Posts: 463; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


Your "1020" I don't think it can test this. We are talking about a dedicated 1" sensor here, with far better pixels. An anyway, you could get a "1020" an be castrated with this "WP", better get a very good phone like GS4, HTC, Sony AND a very good camera.

posted on 01 Sep 2013, 16:03

40. x_maly_x (Posts: 72; Member since: 01 Jun 2013)


"very good phone like GS4, HTC, Sony" what you take? Change doctor... your mind is castrated....

posted on 01 Sep 2013, 18:01

41. juandante (Posts: 463; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


He said, with his 5% market share.

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