A leaked manual shows more evidence for the rumored Sony interchangeable lenses for Android and iOS mobile devices. The manual shows the names of the lenses as well as illustrations for the same. They appear to match the purportedly leaked press photos of the lenses that Sony Alpha Rumors posted a few days ago.
The Sony interchangeable lenses have the model numbers DSC-QX100 and DSC-QX10. The former is the more high-end product, boasting of the components found on the Sony RX100M II camera. This lens features a 20.2-megapixel sensor and a Carl Zeiss lens with 3.6x zoom and f/1.8 aperture. It also offers a ring control. On the other hand, the DSC-QX10 offers components found on the Sony WX150 camera. This lens comes with a 18-megapixel CMOS sensor as well as a lens with an aperture of f/3.5 to 3.9.
Apart from these, both Sony interchangeable lenses pack a display panel which notifies the user of battery life and SD card information. Also onboard is a microphone, a dedicated shutter button, a reset button, a tripod mount, a power-on light indicator, a zoom lever, and a jack for various functions. The leaked manual shows each of these features on the DSC-QX100 and DSC-QX10 lenses.
If such leaks are accurate, then these lenses will be sophisticated accessories that will give users added control, and lead to presumably high-quality smartphone or tablet photos. Mac Rumors says that the camera hardware is valued between $400 to $750. However, they have no word on how much Sony will sell the DSC-QX100 and DSC-QX10 lenses for.
Sony is expected to reveal the lenses on September 4th in Berlin, Germany. Along with the lenses, Sony will unveil the Honami i1 smartphone, a smartphone which comes with a powerful 20.7MP G Lens rear-facing camera. It will also arrive with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset, a 5-inch 1080p Triluminos display, 2 GB of RAM, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, a 3,000 mAh battery and a thin form factor