Basically point-and-shoots without screens and almost no physical controls, these Wi-Fi-enabled lens cameras aim to enhance your mobile photography.
The curious mobile hybrid camera from Sony has been used to capture stills and video from the world's largest model railroad in the US.
After multiple leaks, Sony has formally launched its innovative Cyber-shot range.
The Sony QX100 Smart Lens has the same 1-inch, 20-megapixel sensor from Sony's compact digital cameras, but ditches the screen, instead connecting directly to your smart phone.
More attention-grabbers than problem-solvers, the QX100 and QX10 are new twists on the point-and-shoot camera.
New images have emerged of Sony's snap-on smartphone lenses, the DSC-QX10 and DSC-QX100, which each pack an entire camera inside.
At IFA, the company announces its waterproof 5-inch Android phone with a high-end image sensor, software to take advantage of it, and unusual QX10 and QX100 add-ons that turn it into a compact camera.
Sony's rumoured snap-on lenses for Android and iPhone will pack in an entirely separate image sensor, according to Sony Alpha Rumors.
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