Sony apparently has something under the covers that will change how we take pictures through our Android and iOS devices. Called “Lens-Cameras,” these two contraptions are reportedly able to snap on to a mobile device, connect with it wirelessly either through Bluetooth or NFC and then be controlled via that device. The models, DSC-QX10 and DSC-QX100, are said to have built-in sensors, Bionz processor as well as a SD card slot. No usual camera controls are present since the “Lens-Cameras” are controlled entirely from the mobile device they are magnetically attached to. The device’s display works as the viewfinder, apparently.


This isn’t something we’ve seen before, at least not from Sony. The DSC-QX10 reportedly has an 18 megapixel sensor and 10x optical zoom, whereas the DSC-QX100 is said to have a 20.2 megapixel sensor and Zeiss lens from Sony’s DSC-RX100M II camera. Despite the fact that smartphones and tablets carry respectable camera sensors, these “Lens-Cameras” are in a league of their own. If they do end up being released, they’ll offer the ability of take pictures of a quality not possible right now on mobile devices. No information has been provided regarding pricing and availability. It is said that the smartphone seen in the pictures is actually the much rumored Sony Honami i1. Perhaps the company will announce both products together? Lets wait and see. [Images via SonyAlphaRumors]

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