While Sony readies a 20MP shooter for their upcoming (and beautiful) Z1 Honami, they haven’t forgotten the rest of us. Their QX lenses are widely reported to work with just about any device via NFC and/or Bluetooth, and have the ability to work while detached from our phones or tablets. We’ve already seem images — even specs — but nothing like these.
A ton of images have been leaked by a Korean tipster to Photo Rumors, and give a bit more info about the lenses. It appears there will be a case (we assume proprietary to a Sony device, probably the Z1) as well the familiar clip-on holder for the lenses. Interestingly enough, the clip-on or case are separate from the lenses, according to these pics. That would be a good choice, and leads us to think there will be more lenses in the future, if these prove to be popular.
If you’re concerned about the blurred portion in the center of the pics, don’t worry — nobody is hiding anything. It seems the helpful tipster plastered the images with some anti-Japanese rhetoric. Thanks for the images, but no thanks on the hateful speech.
If Sony can turn your current (and all future devices) phone into a 20MP-plus shooter, are you interested? Would you drop $400 or more for the hardware? Seems like a good choice for the serious photographer on the go.