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NewsPoster Jul 19, 2013 10:47 AM
Sony rumor suggests camera lens with built-in sensor for smartphones
Sony will be launching a smartphone accessory that could improve photographs taken on such devices, according to a rumor. The company is said to be planning to release a "lens-camera," namely a camera lens with a built-in imaging sensor that can communicate with a nearby mobile device and transmit the resulting photograph to it. <br />
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Sources <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/290083==http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sr3-honami-smartphone-uses-a-magnetic-mount-for-nex-lenses-and-a-curious-lens/" rel='nofollow'>of</a> <em>Sony Alpha Rumors</em> state that it will have a built-in battery and memory as well as the sensor, allowing it to be used separately to a smartphone or tablet. It will apparently connect to a mobile device over NFC and Wi-Fi, and could also be mounted to the smartphone, effectively converting the phone into a complete smart camera unit. The potential device is also said to use a 20.2-megapixel BSI Exmor R 1.0-type CMOS sensor and an f1.8 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens, the same as the ones used on the <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/290084==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/06/27/sony.rx100.ii.adds.swathe.of.features.for.100.more .than.rx100/" rel='nofollow'>Sony RX100 II</a>. A second model with a smaller sensor yet larger zoom is also said to be in the works. <br />
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Despite the quality of the image supplied with the tip, the report gives it the highest possible score on its scale of plausibility, rating it as "almost certainly correct." Though a possible release date has not been provided, it is suggested as coming soon.<br />
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If it is indeed true, the accessory would in theory be continuing a trend found in camera launches through the last few months. Manufacturers are offering mobile apps and Wi-Fi connectivity with their higher-specification cameras, allowing for remote control of a shot from a smartphone, as well as transferring the photographs to the device for editing and uploading to social networks. A "lens-camera," such as the one detailed in the rumor, could be seen as a natural progression in this style of photography.
 
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