First press pictures of Sony’s external ‘lens camera’ outed; shown with Honami

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  1. akuma13 macrumors 6502a

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    Damn, I love the pictures that my Sony Rx1 takes but I might selling it for this. I'm glad Sony is innovating again.
     
  2. kasakka macrumors 68000

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    Kinda nice but somewhat ridiculous as well. Considering the size, why not just take a point and shoot with decent optics with you?

    Will this be Sony-only or will it work with other brand phones too?
     
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    Per the link it will work on iOS and Android devices. It will NFC though so I guess Sony assumes that the new iPhone will have NFC.
     
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    More interested in the Honami. Hopefully it's a Xperia Z with more up-to-date hardware and a better screen.
     
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    Yay, my S2 Skyrocket that is cameraless will be useful again. :rolleyes:
     
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    Wow, that looks like it would uglify a phone quickly.
     
  9. twintin, Aug 31, 2013
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    More info about the lenses

    Source

     
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    If I'm going to use something like that, I would rather just use my DSLR.
     
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    If Sony prices this thing right they may well have a game-changer on their hands.
     
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    Rumors claims $250 for QX10 and $450 for QX100 (the one with the 1" sensor).
     
  14. Michael Goff macrumors G3

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    "I want a really thin phone with a giant camera lens on it"

    Said about 5 people.
     
  15. Ericcc macrumors member

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    Make that 6 :p

    Pretty interesting idea, definitely out-of-the-box, if a bit half baked. 1" sensor + good optics with a smartphone's sharing and editing capabilities.

    My concern is stamina. This thing's basically a camera without the grip and battery housing. So where does the battery go? How big is it?
     
  16. twintin thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Of course it has an own battery (see picture below). How would you otherwise use it remotely as shown in one of the pictures above ?

    [​IMG]
     
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    I'm aware that it has got a battery. Just wondering if it can last long enough to reasonably replace a camera during a day of vacation. If it can't, not sure how most people can justify buying this for better quality everyday spur-of-the-moment shooting. Plus, this is on top of smartphones' battery limitations.
     
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    Aha. That's a good question I have been wondering about myself. With a normal compact camera I think you can take something like 300-400 pictures on a single charge. Will be interesting to see how these lenses perform.

    One more day to go and we'll know. :)
     
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    Sources say: QX is already the most preordered Sony camera in history!

    http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sr5-...y-the-most-preordered-sony-camera-in-history/

     
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    I do love the idea and its realisation, but I wonder whether you can use it in full/partly full manual mode. I never shoot automatic, always play around with the aperture to get the DOF I want.
     
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    Dayum :eek:

    I'm liking the angle presented in this article though...

    http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/4/4681972/sony-qx100-qx10-smart-lens-release-date-price-features

    ...that the QX100 for instance is essentially a RX100M2 that you get for $250 less because you use your phone as the viewer.

    I think I might be interested if they came out with a compatible case for the Note 3. This thing probably wouldn't look too bizarre on that phone since it's already so huge.

    EDIT:

    Lame, I just read that the clip on these lens cameras stretches to 75mm max, which means too big for the Note 3 :( So now I'm really hoping they come out with a Note 3 case to attach it to.
     
  24. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

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    I whish there weren't other differences. Sadly, there are:

    - no RAW
    - no decent video recording
    - no flash / no flash hotshoe / no external mike connector etc.

    I in no way would pay $500 for it. There is no point in paying so much money for it when you can have a, if you need RAW / video / flash, VASTLY superior camera for $250 more.
     

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