It’s no secret that Sony will soon be announcing its new QX10 and QX100 lens cameras, which can be paired with Sony smartphones to form a serious — and seriously flexible — compact camera. A large set of product photos leaked yesterday, and now a promotion video of the lens cameras has leaked as well.
The video above is a short 1:39 ad that offers a peek at how the novel lenses will work and what features they’ll pack.
We see that the lenses can be paired with a Sony Xperia smartphone by simply holding it next to the phone, and that a special PlayMemories app is used to control the lenses.
The lens can be used while attached to the phone, or held separately with the other hand. This remote shooting feature lets you capture from locations and angles that could be tricky with an ordinary camera (e.g. over a wall, around a corner). You can also take selfies, pointing the lens at your face with one hand while framing the shot on your phone with the other.
Stay tuned. In less than 24 hours these lens cameras will be official, and we’ll have a much more detailed breakdown of what they offer.