Sony with a new phone lens now confirmed by a manual
There was information with leaked images earlier this month that showed Sony interchangeable lenses that connect to Android or iOS device through the use of magnets.
Two such lenses are in fact in work and this has been confirmed, in a way, from images from a manual. As we have reported earlier the one DSC-QX100, will features a 20.2MP sensor, and an f/1.8 Carl Zeiss lens with 3.6x zoom. It includes parts from the Sony RX100M II camera. While the other will be DSC-QX10, with components taken from the Sony WX150 shooter. This lens has an 18-megapixel CMOS sensor and an f/3.5–3.9 lens. These are some pretty interesting camera decisions and they seem really powerful. Of course, if you are planning to buy an interchangeable lens separately from your device then you are relying they will be really good and efficient.
However, it seems that Sony have put a lot of effort to make this so readily available for everyone. It seems this lens is in no way hard to operate and will be the perfect match for any smartphone. They both come with microphone, power button and display panel which is in no way strange as this is quite sophisticated technology. DSC-QX100 and the DSC-QX10 will also feature microSD and a battery life indicator that will come in handy if you are operating the device properly. Other options include a a zoom lever and a multifunctional jack (a jack of all trades?) tripod mount, dedicated shutter button,. The DSC-QX100 will also feature a ring control.
Overall, it is undeniable that Sony are really hoping to make this work and they have put a lot of hard work in providing some quality interchangeable lenses for the general public. The new and ready interchangeable lenses are expected to appear somewhere around September 4th at the IFA in Berlin that will also feature Sony i1 Honami.