Sony “SmartShot” Digital Lenses for iOS & Android Cameras

Sony is about to turn your your smartphone into a photo-snapping beast with their new line of snap-on lenses for iOS and Android devices.

Sony is expanding their CyberShot line into smartphone territory with these gnarly little lenses that attach onto your phone. Notice in the pic above how the Sony lens doesn’t actually cover the lens of the phone. That’s because these lenses have all the camera guts built it, but they’re controlled via the Sony PlayMemories App for your phone.

Sony will be launching two models: the DSc-QX10 featuring 18 megapixel CMOS image sensor and f/3.3-5.9 lens, and the more heavy-duty DSC-QX100 rocking a 20.2 megapixel Exmor R image sensor and Carl Zeiss f/1.8-4.9 glass.

Both have zoom, focus, full image stabilization, exposure & white balance control, and can record HD video at 1080/30p. The QX10 will be $250 and the QX100 will be $450. No word yet on an official release date, but we’ll keep you posted.

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(via Sony Alpha Rumors)