Leaked manual confirms interchangeable Sony lens for iOS and Android

Leaked manual confirms interchangeable Sony lens for iOS and Android
Earlier this week, we showed you leaked pictures that revealed a pair of interchangeable smartphone lens that connect via a magnet to an Apple iPhone or Android handset. On Friday, images from a manual for the lens were revealed and confirmed that there are two such lens in the work. One is the DSC-QX100, which features a 20.2MP sensor, and an f/1.8 Carl Zeiss lens with 3.6x zoom. It includes parts from the Sony RX100M II camera.

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.

source: MacRumors



1. Atlas

Posts: 158; Member since: Apr 15, 2012

Its a cool camera feature and gives you the use of an almost real camera.

19. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

It should be connected to the phone via wifi direct.

26. 2bSupriyo

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 17, 2013

It is having NFC

31. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 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: Aug 05, 2011

1) Power Button 2) Microphone 3) Display Panel : Indicates that the card is not inserted : Indicates the remaining battery charge 4) Hook for belt 5) Tripod 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 Dimensions: 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: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Prices are too high they must be 400 and 200!

7. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

RX100M II on Amazon ~ $750 WX150 on Amazon ~ $400

8. yudi.nemesis unregistered

Hahaha ... apparently you don’t understand $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: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 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 unregistered

I think price and dimensions will be the the biggest reason.

16. vincelongman

Posts: 5746; Member since: Feb 10, 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: 25; Member since: Dec 01, 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: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

I just wish Sony would make some Experia like Windowsphone devices with great cameras to compete with Nokia...

23. ShenAlJoker

Posts: 113; Member since: Jul 19, 2013

sure, now nokia's got some company to compete

9. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Great. iPhone has the best camera on any phone.

10. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Try to troll harder. ;)

14. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

He meant it's the best if it was fitted with the interchangeable lens :)

15. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 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: 1469; Member since: Mar 28, 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: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 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: Aug 16, 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: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 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: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 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: 25; Member since: Dec 01, 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: 90; Member since: Aug 16, 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

Posts: 22; Member since: Aug 16, 2013

this is a good idea for those who have a mid range device but wish to make their photos near to DSLR quality.. thanx Sony i just dreamed such lens for smartphone some years ago but u made it real

21. yudi.nemesis unregistered

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

Posts: 22; Member since: Aug 16, 2013

right really this is a great idea -Sony i really liked it

28. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 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

Posts: 22; Member since: Aug 16, 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

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