Home Your Tech Mobility Sony lens camera could break all smartphone camera limitations

Sony has taken a new angle on smartphone photography – a lens camera - as a clip on for smartphones.

If you believe the rumours at SonyAplha,  Sony has developed a new category of camera called a 'lens camera' that simply clips to the back of an Android or iOS smartphone. It gets over the issues of miniaturisation by sharing the processing between the lens and the smartphone.

The lens has a built in sensor, Bionz processor, Wi-Fi/NFC, micro SD slot, and a chargeable battery. The smartphone becomes the viewfinder and controls the lens via Wi-Fi.

According to SonyAlpha this is a completely new way of doing photography and, as the camera app and viewfinder function is via the smartphone, it makes for a more affordable lens camera. Expected release date is 4 September.

Opinion

I can see the patent lawyers having a field day trying to protect this concept from imitation. A real camera lens, a larger sensor, and the functionality of Android or iOS to drive it, and share images – great thinking Sony.

SonyAlpha rate this rumour an SP5 – almost certainly correct.

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Ray Shaw

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Ray Shaw ray@im.com.au  has a passion for IT ever since building his first computer in 1980. He is a qualified journalist, hosted a consumer IT based radio program on ABC radio for 10 years, has developed world leading software for the events industry and is smart enough to no longer own a retail computer store!

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