Sony’s attachable camera lens for smartphones to be called EspressOn


Sony’s incoming Xperia Z1 has been making all the headlines in the tech press and with good reason because when it arrives it will arguably be the most formidable Android smartphone on the planet on the basis of its specs and design. But what has really caught our attention is a camera lens attachment, which will connect to smartphones including the iPhone via Bluetooth allowing extra imaging oomph. Our sources have confirmed that this attachment is going to be called the EspressOn.

Previous leaks have painted quite a detailed picture of the EspressOn lens attachments. There will be reportedly two lens attachments. One will be called the DSC-QX100 and it features the same 20.2-megapixel sensor, a f/1.8 aperture and 3.6x optical zoom as the recently launched RX-100 II point and shoot camera. The other model – DSC-QX10 – will be a cheaper alternative, but this also has been used before on the WX-150 camera and features a 18-megapixel CMOS sensor and an f/3.5-3.9 lens.

Both lenses are also reported to having a dedicated power button, microphone, display panel for battery and SD card, a tripod mount, a dedicated shutter button, a multifunctional jack, and a zoom lever. The DSC-QX100 will also have ring controls for more manual control.

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