It doesn’t get much more niche (or weird) than this… after releasing a teaser and leaking some images of a very nearly unbelievable perfume bottle-shaped selfie cam, Sony has made the new KW1 compact official.
It is, well, exactly what it looks like. Designed to look like a high end perfume bottle, this 19.2-megapixel camera is made with a swiveling 21mm f/2.0 lens and shaped like a smartphone with the camera perched at the top so that you’re inclined to use it in portrait mode all the time.
Released as a niche product for Chinese perfume enthusiasts with deep pockets, the camera also sports a 3.3-inch LCD display, built-in WiFi and NFC, and a flash that’s bedazzled with two Swarovski crystals. Here’s a closer look at the camera:
The one spec that hasn’t been confirmed, at least not to our satisfaction, is whether or not this thing sports a curved sensor. Sony Alpha Rumors maintains that it does, and their record of accuracy precedes them, but we found no mention on the official Sony China page.
Anybody who can confirm or deny this based on info on this precariously translated page or by some other official means will have our eternal gratitude and an update to their name.
As you might imagine, this camera is only available in China as of right now, and it will probably stay that way. What you might not expect is the price. Thanks to those fancy crystals and the high-end market this camera is made for, pre-order cost roughly $845 USD.
For more info or if you’d like to pre-order one for yourself in China, click here… Happy