Mobile device OEMs have concentrated more on the camera of their devices,their overall performance as well and nifty new features such as being waterproof and dust-proof,but it seems there’s a raging camera war that keeps getting escalated with each new device.You’ve heard about the Samsung galaxy zoom,probably even the Lumia 1020 too,chances are you heard about their awesome camera capabilities,and if you’re a budding photographer,you would definitely want one,well Sony just gave you another option to explore.
First there were mild rumors about these lenses,with mockups all over the inter-webs,but with time,the rumors have become stronger,and finally there’s an image that backs up these rumors.
Sony Alpha rumors received this tip,the cameras are basically standalone cameras,housed within the lenses,just using your phone as a viewfinder,this gives your phone a huge upgrade in camera performance.Dubbed the DSC-QX10 and DCS QX100,they are reported to be packing their own Bionz processor, built-in sensor, SD Card slot,NFC and WiFi.They rely on your phone as a viewfinder to control their actions beyond normal zoom.
Of the two models,the larger one,utilizes the same sensor as the RX100 which in turn means, a 1-inch 20MP sensor, f/1.8 Carl Zeiss glass.The smaller of the two shooters utilizes the same optics as Sony’s consumer-grade WX150.(an18.5MP sensor,and 10x zoom lens.)The lenses seem to attach to the phone using a magnetic clamp.The one above is the “Sony Lens G” variant,which packs the 18MP sensor.Although not confirmed,the devices seem to utilize NFC so as to connect to your device,but nothing has been cast in stone yet,as Sony are yet to confirm the existence of these two devices.
They probably will do that at their next conference on September 4 at IFA.The Sony Honami i1 also makes an appearance (in the photo below),seems Sony just threw down the gauntlet in the mobile camera arena with these two device (if they ever come to fruition that is) what are your thoughts on this?Please leave your comments below.