Sony's "selfie camera" is a real, perfume-shaped, luxury non-smartphone thing

Hey, remember that ridiculous-looking Sony "selfie camera" that looked like a perfume bottle cap stuck on top of a Xperia smartphone? Well, it just got official in China! It's not a fake contraption, neither it's the Sony Xperia C3 "selfie smartphone". It's called the Sony DSC-KW1, and believe it or not, it can be explained.

The KW1 is a literal selfie camera that looks like a Xperia phone with the cap of an expensive perfume bottle attached to its top, and a back that's styled like a bottle itself. The device's body houses a 3.3-inch OLED display, while the top part houses a 19.2 megapixel camera with Sony's latest sensor technology. The 21mm f2.0 camera lens can be rotated 180 degrees, capturing the beauty of its (mostly female, we presume) users from every angle.

Also, the camera has built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connections, and it records 1080p video. There are touch slide shutter, self-timer, instant share, and smartphone control functions built in, while the surface is inlaid with "dazzling Swarovski elements".

Great! But seriously, what's with the perfume bottle? Well, apparently Chinese ladies are really into decorating their phones with cases that look like premium Chanel perfumes, so Sony decided to go ahead and cater to this growing customer niche. However, the gadget's price is absolutely nuts - $843 (5,199 yuan).

source: Sony via Digital Trends



1. KingDingaLing

Posts: 324; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

Uhhh, no thanks.

11. Ashoaib

Posts: 3298; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

wow... now this is kinda interesting... quite unique... a phone of its kind... now this design can be called innovative... if it is for china then I hope sony will price it right bcoz sony has a track record of pricing its products higher

13. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

not a phone

16. Ashoaib

Posts: 3298; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

yup! my mistake... thanks for correction

2. hurrycanger

Posts: 1765; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

I was kind interested... But I'll pass.

3. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Woaa price No one will buy egoistic sony camera

18. T.Law

Posts: 423; Member since: May 10, 2014

You don't know China then. I can see a whole lot of fugly narcissistic chinese girls buying this.

4. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

Not only China, here in Singapore I see quite a number of phone cases that resembles perfume bottles!

21. pegasso

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 27, 2011

not just Singapore, try South East Asia, those ugly chanel perfume cases are everywhere... -_-;

5. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Unique, but no thank you.

6. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I can imagine Chinese women with rich husbands buying these things.

7. mixedfish

Posts: 1561; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Before anyone asks 'why'. 1. Trial Sony's latest curved sensor tech, selfie users will like the extra corner sharpness. 2. The most popular selfie camera is the Casio tr15, and that's $100 more expensive than this.

10. luis.d

Posts: 354; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

Come on, it doesn't even have Swarovski crystals!

8. willywanta

Posts: 502; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

hmmm... i wish sony has pink flagship xperia z phones

9. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

No, thanks.

12. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

"apparently Chinese ladies are really into decorating their phones with cases that look like premium Chanel perfumes" No kidding, in Singapore and Malaysia, these things are all the range, despite making your phone almost 2 times bulkier...

14. irbaaz

Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

now liked it....

15. phantom_six_man

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

nice perfume :)

17. mamadathu

Posts: 48; Member since: Mar 01, 2014

NO THANKS.............

19. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Still better looking than Lumia phones

20. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2266; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

19.2 mp better than gs5, m8 haaha.

23. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

and you are the presumed id!ot to buy this cr@p? I was wondering who would ever buy this and you popped up

22. xche78x

Posts: 101; Member since: Mar 11, 2014

cybershot digicam in a bottle, thanks sony for a great gift idea (rich men to classy girl)... too bad most of us can't afford it. at that price i can buy an entry level dslr and she might like me more...

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