Last month, SonyAlpha Rumors ran a story about a supposed upcoming lens camera from Sony. The lens camera was described as a lens with a built-in sensor that magnetically attaches to a smartphone and connects to it via Wi-Fi and NFC. The lens’ settings would then be controlled with the smartphone. Sony never confirmed the existence of such a product, but SonyAlpha Rumors once again has images that support its claim. Of course nothing is official until it comes from Sony itself, but these images are looking pretty legit and professional.
The site says Sony will debut two different kinds of lens camera. The first one will allegedly include the same sensor that’s built in to the RX100M II and a Carl Zeiss lens. If the lens is identical to the RX100M II, we’ll be looking at a 28-100mm f1.8 lens.
The second lens camera is said to have an 18-megapixel CMOS censor with a 10x optical zoom.
Pricing is still a big mystery. Such a product can’t be too expensive if it’s too become a mainstream option for consumers. It’s also worth considering how it may be more economical to just purchase a really good mirrorless camera instead of fiddling around with a magnetic lens camera. For example, a Nikon 1 J1 with a 10-30mm kit lens can be purchased for $199. The V1 goes for $60-70 more. Both cameras offer great photos and video for a low price. Sony may face an uphill battle if these lens cameras are priced too high.
Source [SonyAlpha Rumors]