Even in today’s world where digital devices such as smartphones dominate the market, old school is still in and it shows. The current digital technologies may be popular but nothing can beat the old fashioned trends of yesteryear. This was proven recently when it was heard that Sony was developing a detachable camera lens for their line-up of smartphones, emulating the old manual cameras called the Sony DSC-QX10 and the DSC-QX100, which can be attached to any one of Sony’s many smartphones.
While this accessory is still in its development stages, some of its functions and capabilities have been confirmed and they prove to be interesting ones. The lens is intended to make the smartphone’s camera work just like a DSLR camera, giving the phone’s user the capability to take pictures manually. This lens can be attached magnetically to any kind of smartphone including tablets and is operated by Wi-Fi connection. The device can also work for any operating system, allowing both Android and iOS users to take advantage of this camera aid. Some of the planned features include a built-in sensor, processor, the inclusion of an SD card port and NFC and Wi-Fi capabilities.
As of now, two versions of the device have been confirmed. The Sony DSC-QX10 and DSC-QX100 will come in both a regular version and a premium version, both of which have their own benefits and features. The regular version will have an f/3.3-5.9 Sony G lens with an optical zoom of 10X and a ½.3-inch 18-megapixel sensor while the premium version is said to have an RX100MKII sensor and a Carl Zeiss lens. Some of the features may change over the course of the product’s completion but even as of now, this device proves to be an interesting addition to any Sony phone out there.