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Sony Lens G Accessory Manual Leaks, Shows Off Hardware and Functionality

This week, leaked images hit the web of an upcoming accessory for smartphones from Sony, nicknamed Lens G. According to a newly leaked user manual for the lenses, there are two models, the QX10 and QX100. The QX100 will be the more expensive of the two, featuring the same sensor that is currently found in Sony’s RX100MII, which can be found on Amazon for about $750. As for the QX10, it will feature a 18 megapixel CMOS sensor that is found in Sony’s WX150. 

Each lens will feature its very own power button, microphone, display panel, a belt hook, tripod, a zoom lever, shutter button, reset button and a multifunctional jack. For being such a little accessory, it looks like Sony is sparing no expense in making sure users will be able to take great shots with these while attached to your phone.

As of right now, we have our money on Sony announcing these lenses at IFA next month in Berlin. Until then, we have no details on a release date or pricing, but we are definitely excited to check them out.

Via: Sony Alpha Rumors

  • I think it would have been nice if it were to use the tone’s bluetooth interface Roro the viewfinder and the snap button

  • Ndlelenhle Njoko

    I think it would have been nice if it were to use the tone’s bluetooth interface Roro the viewfinder and the snap button… then save the images to the fone’s memory.

  • James Hill

    That’s really cool. It’s just the natural progression of the phone; 5 – 7 in screens with resolutions above 4k. Processing power exceeding that of less than 5 year old desktops. 24/7 HSI connectivity. Now, phones will progress into the realm of exceeding high-end DSLR in the coming years (I hope).

  • Rob Schlegel

    It seemed cool at first, but after thinking about it I dont really see the point. The whole reason people like taking pictures with their phone is because its quick, easy, and always with you. If you have to carry around this separate lens in addition to the phone (its not like you can leave this thing strapped on in your pocket), you might as well carry an actual camera instead.

    • BSweetness

      I’d say this for people who want to take good quality pictures while they’re out somewhere and then want to be able to edit/share immediately from their phone. There aren’t many cameras out there that allow that combination of things, and those that do often suffer in some big ways (like the Galaxy Camera).

      For instance, I sometimes carry a mini USB cable and a USB OTG cable with me when I anticipate wanting to transfer pictures I take on my dedicated camera (usually a Canon SX260 HS with a 20x optical zoom or a Sony NEX-3) while I’m out somewhere (normally at an event of some sort, and often for work). That allows me to transfer pictures from my camera to my phone, and then I can edit/share them. It works, but it’s a hassle, and requires multiple devices and cables. Something like this would provide a much more streamlined experience when trying to do that.

      • Trickie Tom

        Sounds like a need for a Galaxy S camera.. 😛

        • BSweetness

          I like the idea of the Galaxy Camera, but like I mentioned in my comment above, it suffers in some key areas, with the main one being image quality (when compared to a standalone or what this Sony Lens will presumably offer). I also don’t want to compromise on the quality of my phone.

          I’m really hoping that Samsung sticks with the Galaxy Camera idea. I think we could see a stellar device from them in the next year if they really decided to go all in with it.

          This can also be used with multiple devices, which is great for those of us who are often switching between devices.

        • Droidzilla

          If Sony made a decent specced Android phone with a built in Cybershot Zeiss camera with a Xenon flash, I’d buy it day 1. The galaxy Camera is a step in the right direction, but it’s not quite there yet. These add on lenses from Sony just might fill the gap some of us have been feeling.

  • brkshr

    If it’s under $500 I would buy it

  • Tyler Durden

    Considering it works on iOS and android. I’m so ready.

    • michael arazan

      With all the different bezels around phone camera lenses I don’t see how it can work for all camera phones, especially like the original One with a nipple on the back or the Razr series that don’t have a flush back

      • Trickie Tom

        Easy, it appears to be the basics to a camera, so it will prob sync up w/ your phone, and wont even need to be affixed to your phone.. Atleast thats how it sounds to me, that really, all it will be doing is using your phone’s screen as a view finder..

  • I’m looking forward to the Xperia Honami. That 20MP camera looks crazy. It’s in my 2013 phone upgrade list with the Moto x, Nexus Whatever, and Oppo Find 7.

    • Tyler Durden

      Yeah 4K is cool but impractical


        Oppa Gangnam style!

      • I don’t think it’s going to be 7 inches. If it is, I’m not interested.

        • Tyler Durden

          Well its gonna be bigger. They wouldn’t make another Find 5.

          • Phandroid believes it’s just a name. Nothing is confirmed yet, and I hope not.

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  • Ironclad1313

    Belt hook? Seriously? I really hope the next hipster trend isn’t having this ridiculous lens on you belt

    • BetterWithRoot

      I know right. Everyone knows you can easily fit this into your fanny pack.


        Do you sport yours sideways or on the back? mine is kinda 3/4 hip

    • michael arazan

      I guess Hipsters will make Fanny Packs “cool” again by wearing them ironically to carry stuff

    • Droidzilla

      I’m going to put mine on a headband and pioneer Ghetto Glass. I are teh futurez!

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    • Adam Johnson

      That’s not the price


        This thread checks out

    • Jroc869, Nexus-Life

      What price?

    • BSweetness

      Try reading the article again.

    • tomn1ce

      That’s the price for the Sony’s RX100MII…go have some coffee before you continue reading any further today.