If leaks are to be believed, Sony's experiments in pushing the boundaries of camera design are taking an unexpected turn. Engadget notes that "several Chinese female influencers and models" have been showing off a camera shaped like a bottle of perfume with a large flippable lens on top, using it to take selfies. An announcement should be coming on August 22nd, according to a teaser on Sony's Chinese website.
While there aren't any technical details mentioned, the answer could lie in a report earlier this week from Digicame Info. The Japanese site said that a Sony compact camera called the KW1 is on the way, featuring a small 1/2.3-inch 19-megapixel sensor and a 23mm-equivalent f/2 wide angle prime lens. That's an unusual list of specs more akin to a GoPro than a typical point-and-shoot, but it might just turn out to be perfect for selfies; the camera is also said to feature Wi-Fi, NFC, and app compatibility, meaning it shouldn't be too hard to get your perfume-powered shots onto Instagram. Are these two cameras one and the same? We might find out on Friday.