Sony might be one of the first to jump on a 13MP pixel count bandwagon early this year but the photo quality could have been better. Recently we’ve seen the Lumia 1020 from Nokia boasting 41MP while Samsung has its own Galaxy S4 Zoom that comes with an optical 10X zoom lens.
Now Sony is said to be working on a new interesting device that would compliment camera photography with its very own Lens Camera as shown above. Imagine a compact lens which functions like a standard compact camera which can be bolted on to your existing smart phone device with clamps and magnets. It is said to come with Bionz processor, WiFi and NFC connectivity for that seamless attachment to your smart phone. From the looks of it, it seems to be more practical on smart phones with a flat back surface like the iPhone 5, Xperia Z and Nexus 4.
There are 2 models available – DSC-QX10 and a DSC-QX100. The first QX10 lens is said to be having a 1″ sensor that is reportedly similar to the Nikon 1 while the 2nd model QX100 comes with a 10X Zoom lens and a 1/2.3″ sensor. Pretty impressive specs but we are curious to know how much these 2 would cost in comparison with the new specialised phone-cameras/camera-phones in the market today. The specs isn’t official yet but it is likely that any Android or iOS device might be able to use this via WiFi. So far, it is rumoured that the lens camera would be revealed at IFA in Berlin on the 4th of September.
Head after the break for more photos of the lens camera.