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Sony to launch attachable camera lenses for smartphones



Gone are those days when you need to carry a bulky DSLR camera with you, as Sony is coming out with an amazing technology. Sony is going to launch an attachable camera lens which will connect to your smartphones or tablets via Wi-Fi or NFC. There will be two lens attachments namely DSC-QX10 and DSC-QX100. Both the lenses come with built-in sensors, Bionz processor, Wi-Fi or NFC wireless connection and an SD card slot.

DSC-QX100, a top end model, will pack the 20.2-megapixel Exmor R sensor and f/1.8 Carl Zeiss lens from the recently launched Sony RX100 II camera. While another model, DSC-QX10 which is a cheaper alternative, will feature an 18-megapixel CMOS sensor and an f/3.5-3.9

These lenses don’t feature any screen and camera controls, but can be controlled through the smartphone or tablet’s Wi-Fi or NFC. These lenses can be magnetically attached with a smartphone or tablet with a metallic build. These can be attached to phones made with plastic and other materials via a clip.

Sony is expected to launch the DSC-QX10 and DSC-QX100 lenses (along with the Sony Xperia i1 Honami) at a press event in Berlin. This event will take place on 4th September 2013, which is just ahead of IFA 2013.

With Sony coming out with innovative ideas like that of  4K Televisions and now these attachable lenses, I wonder what else does Sony have up its sleeve!



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