In case you needed further proof that Sony will announce its "lens cameras" soon, Sony Alpha Rumors (SAR) has leaked the rumored accessories yet again. The camera site has previously revealed the lens cameras will attach to iOS and Android devices and act as a wireless lens using Wi-Fi. This time, the big surprise is color: SAR has obtained images from an anonymous source that show the rumored QX10 lens camera in a champagne gold and silver finish — perfect for that rumored gold iPhone 5S.
Prices could range from $250 - $450
Along with the new images, which also depict the higher-end QX100 complete with buttons and labels, SAR has more details on the lens cameras' specifications, prices, and features. The QX10 will reportedly cost $250, while the QX100 is pegged at $450. Both will be capable of shooting 1080p video at 30 frames-per-second and feature optical image stabilization. Images and video can be saved directly to your smartphone and to memory within the lens camera itself, and you'll be able to control zoom, exposure, white balance, and focus from your mobile device. An NFC logo that sits atop the lens cameras implies that you'll be able to pair the lens with your smartphone without diving through your device's Wi-Fi settings.
As previously reported, the QX10 is rumored to feature the same 1/2.3-inch 18-megapixel sensor and f/3.3-5.9 lens as Sony's WX150 camera, while the QX100 will apparently take the 1-inch 20.2-megapixel Exmor R sensor and f/1.8-4.9 Carl Zeiss lens from one of our favorite cameras, the RX100m2. We expect both lenses to be announced at Sony's September 4th press conference at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin.