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More details about Sony’s crazy lens cameras
The two gizmos (we’re not sure what to call them for now) feature more controls that we originally thought, according to what appears to be a leaked user manual. The QX10 and QX100 will feature their own power button, microphone, a small status indicator display, a hook for belt, a socket for tripod mounting, ring control (just on the QX 100), a shutter button, and a “multifunctional” jack that we assume is a Sony proprietary connector.
The leaksters at Sony Alpha Rumors also provided the dimensions of the attachments, as well as their weights: 179 g for the QX100 and 105 for the QX10, with battery pack and memory stick included.
To get a better idea of what you’re looking at, know that the QX100 features similar components to those of the Sony DSC-RX100M II Cyber-shot (starting from $750 on Amazon), while the lower-end QX10 is likely based on the Sony DSC-WX150 Cyber-shot, a point-and-shoot that starts from $400.
We are confident that we’ll see Sony’s camera-lenses launched along the Sony i1 on September 4, but there’s a good chance we’ll learn even more about them by then, so stay tuned.