Whole Set of Sony Lens Camera Photos Leak 24 Hours Ahead of Schedule


Less than 24 hours before we’re supposed to officially hear from Sony about the company’s upcoming SmartShot lens cameras, a whole set of press images showing both models from every angle have leaked online.

In case you haven’t been following our coverage, the Sony Lens Cameras — rumored to be called either EspressOn or SmartShot — are smartphone attachable lenses that contain their own image sensor, processor and stabilization. They’ll connected to your smartphone via bluetooth and basically turn your phone into a high-end point-and-shoot.

Sony is expected to release two models: an 18MP QX10 (basically a Sony WX150) and a 20.2MP QX100 (basically a Sony RX100 II).

This newest photo leak comes to us via Photo Rumors. Included are what look to be press images of both models, including a few “real life” ad photos that show the lens cams being used. (Note: Photo Rumors had to blur out the center of each photo because of some inappropriate political messages that came attached).

First up are some photos of the more powerful QX100:









Here are the leaked shots of the QX10:









And finally, a few real world photos:




Previous rumors have the cameras making their official debut sometime tomorrow, with the QX10 priced at $250 and the QX100 at $450. For more info about specs and such, be sure to check out our previous coverage, and keep a close eye on the site over the next 24 hours for the official announcement.

(via Photo Rumors)

  • Alan Klughammer

    looks pretty good except for the fuzzy bit in the center…

  • gochugogi

    I don’t think most smartphone users will buy these since their phone already has a camera. And if they’re serious about photography, they’ll buy a camera with better ergonomics, controls and lens options.

  • Genkakuzai

    On the contrary I think a ton of people will buy these. I for one am definitely considering it, seeing as I’m both a serious photographer and a mobile user. Having this as an addition would be highly valuable, especially with the excellent image quality of the RX100II.

  • uaio

    I’de certainly buy a RX 100 II with a phone integrated, but not this contraption. Sony! It’s the other way around!

  • Terrance Lam

    Shoot a couple hours with your phone and find the battery down to 10% all the time, after awhile you’ll wish you had the RX100II instead.

  • Genkakuzai

    Last time I checked you don’t transfer electricity via NFC or WLAN. Meaning there’s probably some sort of battery in the camera module.

  • Pete

    Everybody loves Koreans!

  • Terrance Lam

    The interface to use the liveview portion of the phone will drain your battery. I wasn’t talking about the NFC, or Bluetooth in this case.

  • Marc Weisberg

    Can you say death of the point and shoot camera as we know it. Game changer!

  • Guest

    Is that… an NFC logo on the top of the lens?!

  • Bob West

    Thanks for the info… Can’t wait to see some sample images and reviews.

    DL Cade, here’s a tip.

    It’s not “24-hours.” It’s just “24 hours.” No hyphen.

    The hyphen is only used when creating a modifying phrase like “a 24-hour virus.”

    Incorrect: “He was 5-years-old.”
    Correct: “He was a 5-year-old boy.”

    You wouldn’t say “I just saw a pack of 24-dogs,” or “You have three-pieces of spinach in your teeth.” Same thing with units of measure. It’s just “5 inches” or “7 feet” or “90 years” or “24 hours.”

    It’s really interesting how this has spread across the web in the last 6 to 9 months, and it’s been infecting more and more mainstream blogs and magazines.

    Thanks again for the story.

    (Aaaaand… cue the h8rs.)

  • Jason Wrong

    Can’t tell if too much time on hands, or just one of God’s “special” people.

  • Guest

    And, as predicted, the people with noting to contribute but insults make themselves known. Thanks for sharing.

  • Bob West

    And, as predicted, the people with nothing to contribute but insults make themselves known. Thanks for sharing.

  • noisejammer

    I was more interested in the inappropriate political messages… can’t we _please_ see them?

  • Jonathan Maniago

    Ergonomic issues aside, part of me wonders what it would be like to take shots of some local festivals with this raised above the crowd using a 6-foot monopod, then framing the shots with a 10-inch tablet.

    Of course, a 6D/70D with a fisheye lens might be able to get more interesting shots, but those are significantly heavier packages. For less stressful environments, Sony’s new cameras could become a viable alternative to GoPro cameras.

  • Rabi Abonour

    Trying to use a GoPro with WiFi is painful – you can frame a shot if you have patience, but there is far too much delay to frame in real-time. From what I understand, other WiFi-equipped cameras have the same problem. If Sony hasn’t gotten lag in check, I can’t imagine much interest in this.

    That, of course, is putting aside issues of image quality, price, and size/ergonomics.

  • Vin Weathermon

    Without flash, it is still a useless camera phone. Stuff a flash that works and MAYBE…but at this point you might as well have a high quality P&S camera.

  • Truz Nad

    check the korean website; is not a secret that korean and chinese dislike japanese

  • Norshan Nusi

    And Raymond.

  • Genkakuzai

    Realistically that wont use up much more battery than using the built-in camera, so I fail to see that as a problem. For heavy photography I still have my dSLR and a ton of lenses.

  • Jason

    No difference between the phones camera or an attached one. Besides, just charge the phone as you probably do each evening anyway. Problem solved.

  • Loren

    I wonder if he can give you a lesson in Korean etiquette, not that you have asked or anything.

  • Terrance Lam

    That’s assuming this gets used like most camera phones… minimally or only when needed. The position of this product is to advance the use of camera in the phone. Convergence of technology is a great thing, however, this kludge aims to increase the use of cameras in a person lifestyle that I can only imagine will drain the effectiveness of your smart device. My smart phone gets pretty heavy use daily and that’s not even using the camera on it, but add heavy camera use on that, it will be long dead before the day is out.

    Only time will tell though. I’m a big fan of the latest stuff from Sony, but this one seems to be quite a miss.

  • TSY87

    I would buy this if I was in the market for a good point and shoot.

  • myrna652

    my Aunty Sophie just got a real nice Volkswagen Routan just by working online at home… original site w­w­w.J­A­M­20.c­o­m

  • Genkakuzai

    Yeah that’s not quite true. I use my current mobile camera plenty with zero issues. And it’s obviously fine if you don’t like the product, but there seem to be plenty of us who does, so calling it a miss is probably a bit off. Pretty certain it’ll sell plenty.

  • billcanada

    I found it an odd product to come out. You have to hold two things at the same time and make sure that both hands are not shaking. Looking at the first picture of real world photo, I will worry about dropping the lens into the water.