Posts Tagged ‘lenscamera’

Olympus Showing Off New ‘Lens Camera’ Prototypes with a Rounded Design

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Back in September of this year, Olympus announced that it would be trying its hand at “lens cameras” with a new “Open Platform” project. The goal is to create a camera module that features a sensor, a lens mount, and wireless pairing with a smartphone.

Early illustrations showed a cube-like camera, but Olympus is now showing off a new rounded prototype that looks a lot more like a lens than it does a camera.
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This is What the Sony QX1 Lens Camera Looks Like With a Comically Massive Alpha Lens Attached

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Now that Sony’s QX1 — basically a smartphone add-on that lets you use E-Mount lenses with your phone — has arrived, it was inevitable that people would take these new interchangeable lens capabilities to comical extremes. Enter Facebook user Usperedi, who created the image above for Sony Alpha Rumors. Read more…

Sony Brings E-Mount Lenses and 30X Optical Zoom to Your Smartphone with New QX1 and QX30

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People have been questioning the wisdom of the Sony QX so-called ‘lens cameras’ since before they even arrived. CNET mocked the news when it was still a rumor, saying it made no sense for Sony to release a camera accessory that made your phone just as bulky as a real camera… why would people buy that and not a real camera?

Well, we’re not sure of the answer to CNET’s question, but it seems Sony is pretty confident in them, because they just released the QX1 and QX30: two new smartphone-mounted lens cameras that augment your smartphone with an E-Mount and 30x optical zoom, respectively. Read more…

Leaked: Sony’s Next Smartphone ‘Lens Camera’ Will Let You Swap E-Mount Lenses

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You get a leak! And you get a leak! Everybody gets a leak!

It looks like somebody (or a few people) in the know at Sony were feeling very generous this morning because we woke up to not one, but two separate sources of leaked photos showing a very exciting new product from Sony: the next QX, smartphone-mounted ‘lens camera.’

And it’s exciting because, in this case, the term ‘lens camera’ doesn’t really work anymore. This isn’t a whole camera contained in a lens… it’s more of a smartphone-attachable E-Mount that will let you swap out lenses! Read more…

Sony Upgrades QX10 & QX100 Lens Cams with Higher ISO, Shutter Priority and 1080p

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Right before Christmas, news broke that Sony had an update in the pipeline for the QX10 and QX100 lens cameras that would help them take better photos in low light and improve video quality. Well, that update has finally arrived. Read more…

New Sony Add-On Lets Tablet Users Strap the QX Lens Cameras to Their Devices Too

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Tablet photography is something of an oxymoron for most photographers, but there are those who occasionally (or more than occasionally) snap a photo on their iOS or Android tablet, and Sony would like to help those people take better pictures.

To that effect, the company has released a new add-on that will allow tablet users to securely fasten their QX10 or QX100 lens cameras to their tablets as well as their phones. Read more…

Sony’s Artsy New Breakdown Video Shows What All is Inside the QX100 Lens Camera

We’re not entirely sure what Sony was trying to do with this video, but we find ourselves sort of entranced by it. In two minutes, it captures the design and assembly process behind the company’s interesting QX100 lens camera, giving us a glimpse at the inner workings of the smartphone photography add-on.

[The video] serve[s] as a countdown clock in anticipation of what [is] to come. An idea can start from a single line and from there, it grows, changes and expands until it’s made real. In this case, it’s Sony’s QX100 lens-style camera coming to life.

(via 1001 Noisy Cameras)

Vivitar Working on Interchangeable Lens Smartphone Add-On

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Whatever you want to call the emerging category of camera/lens assemblies that snap onto a smartphone, there no doubt it’s growing. Case in point: Sony’s QX line and JK Imaging/Kodak’s SL series will soon by joined by a Vivitar model that made a very quiet debut last week at CES. Read more…

JK Imaging Debuts New Kodak Products at CES, Including QX-style Lens Cameras

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There’s one final gear announcement from CES that we just didn’t manage to get to this week, and that is the new line of Kodak-branded products that JK Imaging showed off at the trade show. From lens cameras that look an awful lot like cheap knock-offs of Sony’s QX10 and QX100, to an updated line of superzooms, a Micro Four Thirds model and a couple of ‘rugged’ action cameras, here’s what JK/Kodak brought to the CES table. Read more…

Sony to Update Both QX Lens Cameras in January, Will Play Nicer in the Dark

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Fans of Sony’s QX10 and QX100 lens cameras — you know, the ones that use your smartphone as a controller/LCD but pack all of the important bits in an external unit — have reason to rejoice today, because it looks like there’s a major update coming to both versions. Read more…