Sony(s sne) hasn’t been doing a great job of keeping its upcoming devices under wraps, and now, just a day ahead of its September 4th press event, comes the biggest leak so far. Photo Rumors has posted a full set of purported press images of the Sony QX10 and QX100 lens cameras, which we first heard about last month.
Sony’s new lens camera accessories are believed to turn any Android or iOS phone into a full-on, high-quality point-and-shoot camera. These new images give us a good idea of their physical sizes and how they will attach to your phone.
It appears that each lens features a vise-like clip allowing it to attach to the side of your smartphone. The phone pictured here looks a lot like an Xperia Z (or maybe even an Xperia Z1), but the clip will likely be adjustable if it is going to fit various smartphone sizes. And since these are standalone cameras, they should still be able to work without needing to be physically attached to your phone.
The QX10 (pictured above) is expected to feature a 1/2.3-inch 18-megapixel sensor with an f/3.3-5.9 lens and sell for $250. The QX100 (below), meanwhile, might feature a 1-inch 20.2-megapixel Exmor R sesnsor and f/1.8-4.9 Carl Zeiss lens, high-quality specs expected to make for a $450 price tag.
Sony is expected to announce the QX10 and the QX100 at a press event tomorrow. It is also expected to introduce the highly leaked Xperia Z1, Sony’s next-generation smartphone believed to feature 4K video capture and a 20-megapixel camera. I’ll be at Sony’s event, so check back soon for more info when these devices are likely to become official.
All images from Photo Rumors.