Alleged press images of Sony’s upcoming smartphone-attachable lens system that has its own built-in sensor and processor has appeared online.
Based from the leaked images, Sony will be showcasing not one, but two lens systems reportedly to be called the DSC-QX10 and the DSC-QX100. Both lenses have Bionz processors, WiFi and NFC connectivity, and its own SD card slot. These can be attached magnetically on your smartphone and are said to work on both Android and iOS devices.
The DSC-QX10 is the largest and more expensive of the two, and sports a 20.2 megapixel RX100MII sensor and Zeiss lens. The DSC-QX100 on the other hand carries a 1/2.3-inch 18 megapixel CMOS sensor with 10x optical zoom, similar to the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX150 digicam.
As for the image above, it’s also worth pointing out that we may be looking at the new Sony Xperia Honami i1 smartphone. Notice the new placement of the camera, LED flash and Xperia logo? What do you guys think?
Like every leak and unofficial releases, do take these with grains of salt. Next month, we’ll be flying off to Malaysia to cover Sony’s event which could be the unveiling of the Honami and the QX lenses so stay tuned for that.