Sony reportedly to unveil new camera lens for smartphones
The electronics giant is cooking up a smartphone lens attachment with its own sensor, battery, and memory, claims blog site SonyAlpha.
An innovative new lens for your smartphone could soon pop up from the folks at Sony.
Citing "two trusted sources," blog site SonyAlpha served up a photo and details on the alleged new lens. The lens would come with a built-in sensor, battery, and memory, so it could mount onto a smartphone or be used on its own. It would send photos to your smartphone or tablet through Wi-Fi or NFC where you would preview the live images.
Due to be released soon, the lens would supposedly employ the same sensor and Zeiss lens found on. The RX100M II is equipped with a 20.2-megapixel Exmor R sensor and a 3.6x lens. A second lens with a smaller sensor and larger zoom could follow up.
Though this bit of news falls into the rumor stage, SonyAlpha seems sure of its authenticity, giving it a grade of SR5 (almost certainly correct) on its rumor scale.
(Via The Verge)