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Sony Rumoured To Be Working On High-End Camera Attachment

Posted In News, Reviews - By AndroidPress on Sunday, July 21st, 2013 With No Comments »

Concept-Xperia-Camera-MountSmartphones are always improving and even in the camera department we’re seeing amazing devices with cameras with high mega-pixel count and clear pictures. However, except for devices like the Lumia 1020 and Samsung S4 Zoom which rival your typical point and shoot, smartphone cameras are still very limited in low-light conditions, optical zoom, stabilization. For the real photography buffs only DSLR semi-professional or professional cameras have what it takes, but what if that changed?

According to SonyAlphaRumors, Sony is planning an attachable lens camera accessory. What does that mean? It means they’re planning a lens much similar to the ones found on DSLR cameras, which incorporates the sensor, a battery, memory and connectivity modules, all wrapped up in a lens encasing that can be attached to a smartphone.

The sensor itself is rumoured to be a 1-inch 20.2MP Exmor R sensor with f/1.8 Carl Zeiss lens, the same found on the Sony RX100 II. Since the lens module has NFC and Wi-Fi your phone will act as a live viewfinder and pictures taken will be automatically transferred to your phone. This means you can still have a slim phone and turn it into a semi-professional camera with a very compact module.

While this sounds like something that won’t ever make it to market, according to the source this is a level 6 rumour, which means it is almost certain that this device will make it out there sooner than later. I for one, am excited to see what comes out of this project. What about you? Would this make you ditch your dedicated camera? Leave your comments on the section below.

[Via SonyAlphaRumors]

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