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Sony Smartphone Camera Attachment Manual Leaks Online

by Jacob Kleinman | August 16, 2013August 16, 2013 9:30 am PST

Sony smartphone lens sketch

Sony is hoping to change the way you take photos on your smartphone next month when it will reportedly unveil a new lens attachment that turns your iOS or Android device into the display for a high-powered digital camera. Earlier this week, the first photos of the new gadget in action leaked online; now, SonyAlphaRumors has published a manual that details exactly how the new product may work.

Here’s the Sony-focused site’s guide to the picture above:

1) Power Button
2) Microphone
3) Display Panel
4) Hook for belt
5) Tripod
6) Ring Control (DSC-QX100)
7) The power / charge / movie
Green: Power on
Orange: running charging
Red: running video
8) Zoom lever
9) shutter button
10) Multifunctional jack
11) RESET button

The latest leak reveals some new information on the two lens-cameras, including the fact that the gadget will come equipped with its own physical shutter button and zoom levers instead of relying on your smartphone’s display for those functions. The handset attachment will also feature two small displays of its own to monitor battery level and SD card storage. Finally, the leaked manual appears to confirm earlier reports that the DSC-QX100 model will sport a 20-megapixel sensor while the DSC-QX10 offers an 18-megapixel lens.

Sony recently sent out invitations for a a press event on Sept. 4 in NY, where we expect the company to unveil the new smartphone camera lens alongside a number of new devices. TechnoBuffalo will be there and we’re looking forward to bringing you the latest news on all of Sony’s new products.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...