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Sony smartphone lens camera specs leak

Sam Loveridge


Sony smartphone lens camera

Specs for the Sony smartphone lens camera have leaked online, revealing the sensor sizes for the accessory.

There have been several rumours surrounding Sony’s attachable camera accessory for iOS devices, but the latest leak provides diagrams of the mooted lens options.

The manual for the Sony DSC-Qx10 and DSC-QX100 come via SonyAlphaRumours, and suggest both will have a basic display for monitoring the battery level and SD card capacity.

They will have dedicated shutter buttons, so users won’t have to rely solely on the iOS device and zoom levels. The more powerful Sony DSC-QX100 will also have a ring control.

There’s a tripod mount, power button, an access port to a variety of functions and a microphone built-in for both models.

The Sony DSC-QX100 will have the same 20.2-megapixel Exmor CMOS sensor and Zeiss lens as the Sony RX100 II, while the QX10 will have the same 1/2.3-inch, 18-megapixel CMOS sensor and f/3.3-5.9 lens as the Sony WX150.

With the Sony DSC-QX100 weighing 179g and the QX10 105g, both options will add a considerable weight to the average iOS device, especially as the iPhone 5 is only 112g itself.

It seems that both Sony smartphone lens cameras will be launched at a Sony event on Wednesday September 4.

Sony is holding a press event in New York on that day, but is also hosting another event at IFA 2013 the same day.

At this IFA event in Berlin, Sony could also launch the camera-centric Sony Xperia i1 ‘Honami’ smartphone, which purportedly packs a 20.7-megapixel 1/2.3 sensor and Sony G lens.

Camera specs aside the Xperia i1 should also have a Full HD display larger than the 5-inch offering included in the Sony Xperia Z.

This can be seen in the new images where the Sony Xperia i1 is shown next to the Xperia Z.

TrustedReviews will be attending the IFA press conference and will bring you all the official announcements.

Next, read our pick of the best cameras of 2013.

Nate Ebner

August 17, 2013, 9:16 am

Why are you claiming they are only iOS devices?
Everyone else seems to suggest they will be compatible with iOS and Android.
Not to mention the leaked pictures have them unsurprisingly attached to Sony phones, which run, you guessed it, Android.


August 17, 2013, 12:16 pm

You'd be better off with a Lumia 1020 (unless you have an aversion to Windows Phone - which I might). Clipping the lens on and then pairing it with the phone will soon become as tedious as changing lenses on an ILC. A 1020 will work out cheaper and can be zoomed in 6X. Also there's no Xenon flash so you will be dependent on the phone for that. When you do zoom the aperture will close whereas the 1020 stays at f2.2 . The "camera pro" app is amazingly intuitive, compare that to the disastrous menu systems of the Sony Alpha Nex range, I don't have much hope of Sony matching Nokia's ease of use. If you want an Android camphone just keep your fingers crossed that the upcoming Honami does a good job

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