Sony lens accessories reportedly will launch under SmartShot brand, will support a wide range of Android devices

August 31, 2013
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We’ve known for a while now that Sony is preparing two unique lens attachments for mobile devices, the Sony QX10 and QX100. So what do we actually know about the accessories? We’ve seen official looking images of the attachments, heard rumors regarding the pricing and have reported on details regarding some of the specs. Today we are learning even more, as a new rumor has brought forth quite a few juicy new details.

According to sources reporting to Sony Alpha Rumors, the QX10 and QX100 will actually launch under the new “SmartShot” name, basically taking the Cybershot brand name and mixing it with the word smartphone.

The SmartShot series is shaping up to be pretty impressive, and certainly an out-of-the-box approach to creating a powerful cameraphone.

That’s not all, SAR also brings us the first look at a new white (seen above) variant of the SmartShot, as well as some new details relating to specs and device compatibility.

We had already heard the QX-100 lens accessory would feature a 20.2MP sensor, with f/1.8 aperture, and 3.6x Optical Zoom, as well as a zoom ring.

As for the QX-10, reports claimed it would feature an 18MP CMOS sensor and a f/3.5-3.9 lens.

Now we have learned that both SmartShot models will have lens stabilization, and that they can take HD videos at 1080/30p in the MP4 format. Additionally, the SmartShot lenses will work with both Android and iOS devices via an upcoming Playmemories app, and will automatically save any images taken to both the memory in the lens and to the smartphone.

The SmartShot series is shaping up to be pretty impressive, and certainly an out-of-the-box approach to creating a powerful cameraphone. When’s it coming? All signs point to an official unveiling at Sony’s September 4th press event at IFA 2013 in Berlin.

Be sure to stay tuned to Android Authority and we’ll keep you up to date as we learn more!

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