Sony has announced the QX100 and QX10 models of its new “lens-cameras” (the making of an all-new segment in itself?). While Sony’s official announcement is forthcoming, leaks hint that these new cameras will feature in-lens stabilization, 1080p 30fps HD MP4 video, and the ability to control zoom, exposure, white balance and focus the lens from a smartphone. Furthermore, every time a picture is taken, it’s saved to both smartphone as well as the on-board camera memory. Rumor has it that there will be special covers that can clamp onto most smartphones available that also allow the lens to be attached and removed via a magnetic plate. As to how the camera is designed to interact with the smartphone, that’s accomplished through a Wi-Fi/NFC link handled by Playmemories APP, compatible with both Android and iOS. Stay tuned for the official announcement to be made later today that will hopefully confirm what we’ve heard about the new lens cameras, including prices. As it stands the both the QX10 and QX100 are supposedly priced at a competitive $250 and $450, respectively.
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