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Sony packs whole camera into snap-on smartphone lens

Sony's rumoured snap-on lenses for Android plus iPhone can pack inside an completely separate image sensor, according to Sony Alpha Rumors.

The DSC-QX10.

(Credit: Sony Alpha Rumors)

Two rumoured upcoming lenses from Sony usually deliver an upgrade to the Android or iPhone camera, Sony Alpha Rumors has reported, by packing inside its own image sensor plus utilizing a telephone because a viewfinder. The DSC-QX10 plus DSC QX100 have squeezed inside everything you ought to take images, except for a screen plus controls.

Each lens is loaded with a built-in sensor, a Bionz processor plus an SD card slot. It usually snap onto the smartphone magnetically, plus communicate with it through Wi-Fi or near-field correspondence (NFC).

(Credit: Sony Alpha Rumors)

The heavier of the 2 lenses — the QX100 — may utilize the same sensor found inside the RX100 II plus Zeiss lens, whilst the QX10 might feature 10x zoom along with a 1/2.3-inch, 18-megapixel CMOS sensor.

No pricing or launch date has been announced, nevertheless with Sony due to hold its IFA hit meeting about 4 September, we'll hopefully learn more shortly.