An innovative new lens for your smartphone could soon pop up from the folks at Sony.
Citing "two trusted sources," blog site SonyAlpha served up a photo and details on the alleged new lens. The lens would come with a built-in sensor, battery, and memory, so it could mount onto a smartphone or be used on its own. It would send photos to your smartphone or tablet through Wi-Fi or NFC where you would preview the live images.
Due to be released soon, the lens would supposedly employ the same sensor and Zeiss lens found on Sony's DSC-RX100M II digital camera. The RX100M II is equipped with a 20.2-megapixel Exmor R sensor and a 3.6x lens. A second lens with a smaller sensor and larger zoom could follow up.
Though this bit of news falls into the rumor stage, SonyAlpha seems sure of its authenticity, giving it a grade of SR5 (almost certainly correct) on its rumor scale.
(Via The Verge)