Forget Lumia 1020. Sony manufactures a full lens for smartphone




Sony is preparing to release the lens with built-in image sensor, power supply module and NFC / Wi-Fi – in other words, a digital camera without the housing and screen. The idea is to mount the lens on the mobile device, and take pictures.

NFC / WiFi-connection you can use the smartphone screen as a viewfinder. Attach a lens to your smartphone or tablet is not necessary because the management of the lenses is in the range of a wireless network. Image from the lens is displayed on the screen of your smartphone in real time.

The photograph, published resource Sony Alpha Rumors, it is clear that the lens is suitable for any smartphone. You might be using a special magnetic ring.

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According to the resource Sony Alpha Rumors, which has established itself as a reliable source of leaks about products Sony, the first model of the objective lens and the sensor will receive the recently introduced compact camera Sony RX100M2. Its characteristics are as follows: 1-inch 21-megapixel image sensor with Exmor R backlit f/1.8-4.9 Carl Zeiss lens with 3.6x optical zoom. Judging by the reviews, RX100M2 makes good pictures – cameras and smartphones were not around (Lumia 1020, perhaps, is the exception to the rule.) $ 750 for a compact camera – not too cheap, but hardly objective for the smartphone will cost less.

The second model will be improved by a “more compact sensor and extended zoom,” the source said, without giving details.

Mention of software not, presumably, the unit will operate in conjunction with an application for a satellite-based operating system Android. Apparently, under the «WiFi» means a software protocol WiFi Direct, which is supported by most of the new Android-smartphone, including the Galaxy S4 and HTC One.

Hopefully, Sony will introduce new product in September at the international fair for consumer electronics show IFA in Berlin.

How does wireless lens for a smartphone, you can see in the video.

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