Four images of the rumoured Sony “lens camera” have been leaked through Sony Alpha Rumors.
The pictures were apparently obtained from an anonymous source and show the rumoured QX10 lens camera in a champagne gold and silver finish, alongside the higher-end black QX100 complete with buttons and labels. The “lens cameras” will work alongside iOS and Android devices, acting as a wireless lens connected through WiFi and using the smartphone as a large viewfinder and image control for the user.
The QX10 (1/2.3-inch 18-megapixel sensor and f/3.3-5.9 lens) will reportedly cost $250 (approx. £160) while the QX100 (1-inch 20.2-megapixel Exmor R sensor and f/1.8-4.9 Carl Zeiss lens) will be around the $450 mark (approx. £285). Both will be able to shoot 1080p video at up to 30 fps and will feature optical image stabilisation. The resulting images and video can be saved either to your smartphone or onto the lens’s internal memory. The zoom, exposure, white balance and focus will all be controllable from the smartphone device. Both lenses are expected to be announced at Sony’s 4 September press conference at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin.