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

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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26. GamePlayer

Posts: 51; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

Yeah it can make "crappy low end" phones take better pics than lumia 1020 or s4. But the lens won't come free... at might be priced the same as a good camera. So what difference would it make? Unless.... sony thinks something good... or genuis or something.

34. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

...go educate yourself a bit....you have no idea what crap you're talking about.

79. GamePlayer

Posts: 51; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

Dude don't be rude... if i don't know then tell me... don't bitch about it...

80. GamePlayer

Posts: 51; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

"Go educate yourself a bit" dude, you don't have to be rude just because i did'nt know that... that was really offensive to me.. like you're saying i have no education at all... dude.. don't be rude.

44. yudi.nemesis unregistered

since there is no LCD Screen and Camera controls, i believe the price is around $300 for bigger lens and $200 for the smaller lens. With $500-$600 i can get Xperia SP and one of those lens. I can pair it with smartphone, tablet, laptop, smartwatch basicly any device with wifi or nfc support. and Take some remote pic, spycame, or even webcam. This lens also have optical zoom and impresive image quality that no other cameraphone can offer, but the best thing is i don’t have to use bulky cameraphone all the time.

47. yudi.nemesis unregistered

This lenses is a great idea, it keeps the phone slim and beautiful and when on occasion i need to take “better” photos, i can simply attach/pair the lense.

63. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

it's not "wifi or nfc" it's wifi or wifi and nfc. wifi should be present. i think nfc only pairs devices, not enable data transmission.

32. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

ech.,.......kid.....you can add as many external lenses you want but it won't change internal "heart" of a phone and turn crap into a marvel thing. if something takes crappy pictures, it won't help.

41. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

True when it comes to camera phones Nokia1020 is the one to defeat! Just have to wait for Sony Honami! Till then Best camera goes to N1020 ™

46. yudi.nemesis unregistered

Please read the article this lenses have built in sensor and Bionz processor i know 1020 is great cameraphone but with this lens even my crappy Galaxy Y can takes better picture than your beloved 1020.

64. kobainez

Posts: 454; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Here's the hamster guy again. Why I didn't saw u comment at honami camera sample? Is it because it's good and u got ntg to troll about?

68. mariosuneo4

Posts: 75; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

JACKHAMMER the same guy who bashes every Sony article and priaises nokia everytime where were u when sample image of Honami came.out? and now u are bashing on sony's triluninos display too? i.saw ur comment there and here too? what is ur problem?

70. kobainez

Posts: 454; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

How do u know that honami camera will be crap?http://www.imgus.net/bilder/6a7f722126dbda9790af5df2e6fb4914.JPG Tell me what's crap about this hamster guy

42. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Why the hate for the Lumia1020 and S4 Yudinemesis®

48. yudi.nemesis unregistered

Who says i hate 1020 i’ve been using Nokia phone for years. For me those lens is better idea, cuz with this lens my GS2 and E6-00 can take photos or videos with RX100MII quality and it keeps the phone slim and beatiful. thats why i said even crappy low end phones can take better picture than 1020 or S4 zoom.

56. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Camera quality isn't just lenses, it's software, sensor, and, most importantly, the meat machine BEHIND the camera. I doubt I could take one of these, attach it my HTC Sensation, and come up with photos as good as those I scan take with a 1020, let alone my 925, at least in the sense of pulling phone out of pocket while firing up camera, frame shot, take photos, turn off phone and return to pocket. With the extra lens, have to take both out of pocket, take lens caps off the lens assembly, attach, frame, shoot, detach, cover lenses, replace both in pocket. Bulkier, heavier, more awkward. That said, if there were lenses made by it for the OEM for certain cameras that could work in sync (NFC, Bluetooth, USB) with the phone then I might consider it, just as lenses are for SLR/DSLRs.

67. yudi.nemesis unregistered

Hey before you talk to much BS, you must read this article from the source! let me tell you something about this lenses, the bigger lens is basically Sony RX100MII camera (if you doesn’t know anything about RX camera just google it) without lcd screen and camera controls. The smaller lens is based on Sony WX150. The bigger lens features 1” BSI sensor, Zeiss lens, Bionz image processor Optical SteadyShot and Optical Zoom. You can pair your HTC Sensation with this lens (no need to attach it to the phone) and take way better photos/videos than 1020 or any other cameraphone on the market. The smaller lens features a 10x zoom Sony G lens with 1/2.3 18MP BSI Sensor, f/3.3-5.9, Bionz image processor and Optical SteadyShot. with this lens your HTC Sensation can take photos/videos with very good quality maybe even little bit better than 1020. the lenses is more compact than any 1” and 10x zoom camera, wifi and nfc connectivity means you use it with any device and no matter what phone you have with this lens you can take photos/videos with dslr or point and shot quality

6. mariosuneo4

Posts: 75; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

3rd photo Honami..... sony bring it on.... new concept....make it happen waiting..

7. FaisalWibowo11

Posts: 166; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

Very innovative, kudos to sony

8. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Neat!

11. jove39

Posts: 2140; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Is it connecting through docking ports?

12. mariosuneo4

Posts: 75; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

may be NFC

14. yudi.nemesis unregistered

No you control it via WiFi or NFC, thats why you can use it with any device.

19. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

You can see the NFC tag on the top of the lens in the first pic

16. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Nice! :)

17. Lyngdoh

Posts: 319; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

Now Thats INNOVATION!

36. muhsen

Posts: 281; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

hmmm...not really ..... this is essentially the same iteration of the s4 zoom but with a twist , u can separate the lens if people laughed at the s4 zoom ( i am totally against that device btw), they should laugh at this now....the main concept of mobile photography is to challenge physics and put an amazing sensor in a modern smartphone body like what Nokia did with lumia 1020...not to carry another device to plug to the phone....what's the point of the all in one device approch then ??? why shouldn't i carry a real camera since i am carrying two devices in the first place?? bam..the concept of a camera phone is gone and good moments don't wait till i plug the lens to the phone. which is the better smartphone , Honami or 1020 ...that's another different story

54. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

bakayarou konoyarou

60. Lyngdoh

Posts: 319; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

You totally dont get it. Do you? You think that I was talking about the phone but no I was talking about the lens camera. Sony made this device for android and ios not just Xperia phones. This device does not mean to show that Honami have a less capable camera. Sony's approach here is to keep the phone in shape and less expensive. Many people wants a phone with good specs but not with the bulk of 808 and the cost of a car. Not all people takes photographs everyday(nobody will force you to take this device along with your phone everywhere). Afterall this is just a great accessory.

24. volcano

Posts: 348; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

try to learn somthing from nokia you noobs
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