More information about the Sony DSC-QX100 and DSC-QX10 lenses have been posted by a commenter called PhoneArenaUser on PhoneArena. These lenses are interchangeable ones that may be attached on Android and iOS smartphones and tablets. They will allow for better camera controls and improved image quality that could possibly rival more powerful cameras.
PhoneArenaUser confirms some of the details provided by the leaked manual on Mac Rumors, and adds a few more. The Sony DSC-QX100 and DSC-QX10 lenses will feature a power button, a microphone, a display panel that shows whether or not the card is inserted, as well as how much battery juice is available. There is also a belt hook, tripod, zoom lever, shutter button, multifunctional jack, and a reset button. Green, orange, and red lights indicate that the power is on, the battery is charging, or video is being captured. The DSC-QX100 also sports a ring control.
In terms of dimensions, the Sony DSC-QX100 will purportedly measure 62,5 mm × 62,5 mm × 55,5 mm. On the other hand, the Sony DSC-QX10 will be slightly smaller, measuring 62,4 mm × 61,8 mm × 33,3 mm. The weight of the lenses, which includes the battery pack NP-BN, and a Memory Stick Micro are 179 g for the DSC-QX100 and 105 g for the DSC-QX10. Both interchangeable lenses will have a rechargeable battery pack NP-BN, 3,6 and consume 1.1 W of power during shooting.
Lastly, the commenter notes that the DSC-QX100 has the sensor and Zeiss lens of the RX100MII camera, which retail for $600 on Amazon. The less expensive model, the DSC-QX10 as the Sony WX150 camera’s 1/2,3 inch 18 megapixel CMOS sensor and f/3,3-5.9 lens, which have a price of $400 on Amazon.
Alleged photos showing the products have been leaked a while back. The photos show rather large camera lenses mounted on the rear plate of smartphones. They supposedly attach to mobile devices using a magnet.
Sony will possibly announce the DSC-QX100 and DSC-QX10 during a media event on September 4th, alongside the Honami i1 smartphone. Are you excited about these new mobile device accessories?