What they don’t have is an interface, so no viewfinder display or buttons. No problem, because these camera lenses are made to be controlled by your smartphone, to which they attach magnetically: the smartphone will show the normal viewfinder display and offer picture storage space. The idea sounds awesome since these camera-lenses will combine a compact gadget and sensor technology that you usually only get with a normal point-and-shoot digital camera.
There are in fact two versions: the premium version DSC-QX100 is equipped with the same sensor as the Sony system camera RX100 Mark II. The 1-inch Exmor R sensor provides a resolution of 20.2 megapixels with 3.6x zoom and promises high quality pictures in combination with the Carl Zeiss lens (f/1.8).
The cheaper version under the name DSC XW10 comes with 10x zoom, 18 megapixels and a 1/2 inch sensor, which is the same size as normal digital cameras, like the Galaxy S4 Zoom for example.
So far there are no prices and release dates confirmed for either lens in the Sony Lens G series, but we are quite certain that Sony will unveil its new innovative technology in Berlin at the IFA in early September. We will actually be live at the event to scoop up the hot tech news.