Sony 'lens-cameras' leak in press shots, attach to your smartphone or tablet

Sony is rumoured to be launching a set of "lens-cameras" that attach to your existing smartphone or tablet to produce higher-quality photos than the typical device lens. Sony Alpha Rumors got its hands on the press photos on Monday, giving us a look at the DSC-QX10 and DSC-QX100 in detail.

According to the publication, the lenses have no LCD screen or camera controls, and instead magnetically attach to the back of your device. They connect to iOS and Android via Wi-Fi or NFC, and have a built-in sensor, Bionz processor, and SD card slot. 

The DSC-QX100 will reportedly ship with the same sensor used in the RX100 Mark II, while the DSC-QX10 lens will include a larger 10x zoom and a 1/2.3-inch 18-megapixel CMOS sensor. 

Sony Alpha Rumors doesn't provide any information on a release date or pricing. The photography site rates its rumours on a five-point scale and awards this one an SR5, which it says is "almost certainly correct". Given that IFA 2013 is coming up, maybe Sony will take the wraps off the lens-cameras officially at its 4 September press event.



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