Sony is rumored to be working on a new lens with built in imaging sensors. It will be the first lens to feature NFC technology. The. Sony lens camera transmits images via NFC and Wifi to the smartphone or tablet devices. It can be mounted on the devices but can also be used as standalone camera. According to Sony Alpha Rumors, the lens will come come with a built-in memory and a powerful battery. There is no further information available on the project but Sony is expected to launch in near future. Stay tuned for more updates or follow @harrym20 on Twitter.
Update : Sony DSC-QX10 and DSC-QX100 are rumored to be the two lenses that will feature sensor, image processor, Wifi, NFC connectivity and a SD card slot. The accessory lenses attaches to the back of smartphones and connects over Wifi after being paired through NFC. The smartphone display will act as an oversized viewfinder. The Sony lenses will support both Android and iOS which means you don’t need a Sony smartphone to use them. The entry level lens (pictured above) will feature an 18 Mega Pixel sensor behind an f/3.3-5.9 Sony G lens with 10X optical zoom.
Update : Sony’s QX10 and QX100 images and specs are confirmed in a leaked product user manual. Both cameras will come with own battery and storage and don’t need a smartphone to take pictures. They will also feature own power buttons (1), microphones (2), display panels (3), zoom levers (8) and shutter buttons (9). In size, DSC-QX100 will measure 62.5 x 62.5 x 55.5 mm (W/H/D) and weighs only 179g. On the other hand DSC-QX10 measures 62.4 x 61.8 x 33.3 mm (W/H/D) and weighs 105g. Sony lens cameras will get an official launch at Sony’s IFA 2013 in Berlin on September 4th.
Update : According to SonyAlphaRumors, Sony Smart Shot will be the official name for Lens camera.