Sony and Honami lens camera pictures leak

Sony make a lot of the cameras on their phones, but now they have gone a step further with lenses that clip onto various phones.

Sony and Honami lens camera pictures leak

There are two lenses rumoured which are both G lens branded; this has become synonymous with quality in the digital camera world. The first has an RX100M II sensor with Zeiss optics, this has a 1″ sensor size and is the same lens used in the Nikon 1 camera system, this is the longer of the two lenses in the picture below.

Sony and Honami lens camera pictures leak

The other lens (the one in the first picture) will feature an 1/2.3″ 18 megapixel CMOS sensor with a 10x optical zoom.

The lens is magnetically attached to your phone and then communicates via a WiFi connection with initial pairing carried out by NFC. This then allows you to use your phone as the viewfinder for the camera module which has its own lens system and memory card slot so you don’t need to worry about running out of phone memory. The lenses are said to be compatible with Android and iOS.

The last image is quite interesting as it not only shows the new lens but also the Honami phone.

Sony and Honami lens camera pictures leak

Xperiablog spotted this and asked for a higher resolution image, this shows the camera in the top left with the G lens branding, silver edges and the same glass back as found on the Z and Z ultra. The headphone socket is open but as the phone is still IP57 rated, this should be using the same technology as on the Z ultra.

Sony and Honami lens camera pictures leak

We should hopefully find out more information about the lenses at the IFA conference on the 4th September along with full details about the Honami.

Source: Sonyalpharumours

Last picture: XperiaBlog


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  • the_prof

    In my opinion this is an excellent piece of design – much better than the available phones with the higher-end cameras in my opinion. To be able to just carry a lens around with you some of the time (when you are going to take some snaps) is a much better idea than having a bulky phone all the time, which will inevitably be full of compromise (a-la Galaxy Phone etc).

    I’m quite a fan of some of the higher end lenses you can obtain for the iPhone nowadays, which fit over the existing lens. To have effectively a sensor combined with a zoom lens which you can clip to your phone makes a lot of sense in my opinion, and still means you can have a nice slim phone all the rest of the time.

    Kudos to Sony on being one of the more innovative companies with their hardware.