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Sony may soon release a high-end camera attachment for smartphones

0. phoneArena 19 Jul 2013, 08:25 posted on

If this rumor turns out to be true (and it does look reliable), this is a bold move for Sony. Apparently, Sony is tired of trying to attract customers to its smartphones with impressive camera specs and quality, and is looking to release a high-end camera attachment that would be able to hook onto any smartphone...

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posted on 19 Jul 2013, 08:30 12

1. kobainez (Posts: 292; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


This is better than nokia 2/3 sensor lol. Cry now nokia fanboys!

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 08:34 7

4. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


More like "Jealous"®

Sony Like no others™

Why compromise™

Ftw©

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 09:33 3

18. SakuroAkino (banned) (Posts: 141; Member since: 12 Jul 2013)


I think Honami Rumours with INTERCHANGEABLE LENS is going to be True

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 08:46 11

9. saadasadkhatri (Posts: 9; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


Totally useless innovation. No one can carry such Bulky Lens in his or her pocket all the time. Beside it would be wise to buy a slimmer Point n Shoot than this fat lens.
Smartphone Camera war is about carrying a Phone & a Camera (together) in your small pocket jeans!

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 08:58 7

12. pwnarena (Posts: 716; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


as the rumor mentioned, it can be used as a standalone camera so basically it's just another camera that can be attached to a smartphone to allow smartphone users to take much better photos.

the idea is to make any android phone capable of taking fantastic photos. it basically destroys the galaxy s4 zoom and lumia 1020 because it makes any other phone a competitor to these monstrous devices.

if the idea sells, it will mean good returns for sony.

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 09:02 5

13. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


It can make android phone, or windows phone, or even blackberry take better photos, if it is supposed to be universal - since every phone has different dimensions and camera positioned differently.

And dont forget, it's just a digital camera that can share photos wirelessly and hook on a phone; It DOES NOT make a phone take better photos - the accessory itself is already a camera capable of taking photos even without hooking onto a phone.

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 09:22

17. pwnarena (Posts: 716; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


but i suppose the idea is to make it appear like a part of the phone. it will come with its own app so the photos can be saved immediately on the phone and shared or manipulated using the special features of the phone.

i will have to stand by my statement that it actually makes phones take better (if the rumor is true) photos because it serves as the camera of the phone. it substitutes for the phone's camera. it's like upgrading your phone's camera with a quick clip-on or add-on hardware.

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 09:04

14. kobainez (Posts: 292; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Totally useless for jealous haters. It beats every smartphone camera on the market even the pureview 808. It has the same quality as sony rx100 II so why it's a useless innovation? U can post super high quality pictures on instagram

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 08:46 4

11. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


Im a Nokia fanboy, but i do admit this is a nice idea - but it still makes a phone significantly thicker, and it's a bit like carrying a mirror-less camera. Sony cant catch up to what Nokia is doing (and probably they prefer to maintain a phone's slimness) so they went for a different route. Not necessarily a bad thing though.

But, this is not a new idea - if you have seen some people working for Nokia, i forgot his name, his DIY work - a modded 808 PureView with a DSLR lens attached to it. I remember seeing it on WPcentral some time ago.

But i dont think Nokia had any plans to release a phone which you can remove the back cover and swap it with one that allows you to attach DSLR lens on it. It was simply a DIY work.

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 13:48 1

28. steelicon (Posts: 306; Member since: 02 Apr 2011)


Juha Alakarhu

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 10:48 1

22. akki20892 (Posts: 2656; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


dude Sony and Nokia is both superior company in my eyes.

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 23:13

29. Maddy (Posts: 30; Member since: 13 Sep 2012)


Let sony put a price tag for it....you need to buy mobile and attachment....ha ha sony u need to learn a lot when it comes to making a good camera phone....we don't want camera and phone...Nokia is the King

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 01:47

30. SakuroAkino (banned) (Posts: 141; Member since: 12 Jul 2013)


sony does not wants to sacrifice with the slim portion of honami
so they are not giving a huge sensor on honami
as everyone knows they already have it :D

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 08:32

2. aayupanday (Posts: 357; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


This would give a reason to people to buy stellar phones having mediocre camera..

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 08:33 3

3. fanboy1974 (Posts: 997; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


Cameraphone wars 2013/2014!!!

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 08:35 1

5. smallworld (Posts: 371; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


That's a great idea it only needs to be well priced and good marketing !

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 08:37 1

6. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Please,sony please. Been waiting for this.

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 08:40 2

7. zombiewolf115 (Posts: 36; Member since: 16 Jul 2013)


this on my nexus 4? . shut up and take my money!

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 08:46 2

8. Genersis (Posts: 167; Member since: 29 May 2013)


...but what about the flash? It looks like the camera module would cover most phones' integrated flash.

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 12:10 1

27. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2614; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Obviously, you're supposed to use one of these:http://goo.gl/G7Ia2

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 02:42

32. Lyngdoh (Posts: 211; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


Since this attachment is independent of the phone camera it can be place anywhere behind the phone away from the flash. That attachment looks like it will cover most of the phone's back but that picture is for illustration purpose only so chill.

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 08:11

34. oister85 (Posts: 385; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


Good question.

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 08:46 2

10. HeWhoDoesNothing (Posts: 152; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)


Sh*t just got real. Sony says: NO MORE GAMES.

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 09:07 3

15. SakuroAkino (banned) (Posts: 141; Member since: 12 Jul 2013)


1 inch sensor??
Same as in The Great RX100???
Thats awesome

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 11:18 1

25. sergiobr (Posts: 309; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


I can´t wait ! The beast is comming ! I´ll keep my GORGEOUS S3 with it !

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 11:24 1

26. sergiobr (Posts: 309; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


Bye Nokiaaaaaa !!!!! LoL ...http://www.artefactgroup.com/wvil/ ... Nobody wants to spend money !

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 03:35

33. haseebzahid (Posts: 1775; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


ROFL u call that innovation taht a work around and a shortcut cant make a good cameraphone fine lets not try it make a camera and fit it in the phone and retards will see it revolution dude these cameras are from 1990's

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 02:10

31. bcb16 (Posts: 4; Member since: 20 Mar 2013)


Interesting idea.
Hmm if it's true, I wonder about price availability (will it be lower or equal to sony rx100 price?), mount system (will it work for small/thin bezel?), smartphone spec (will it work for low/mid/high end ?) and who does the image processing, smartphone or the camera attachment?

posted on 22 Jul 2013, 06:53

36. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2099; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Great but now they have to provide flash attachment with the lens.

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