Can you image the type of photos that you will be able to take if you could use your phone as a medium but have SLR capabilities?

Sony is due to launch their QX1 smartphone attachment that will allow you to take SLR quality images with your smartphone. Its peripheral that clips onto your phone at the one end, and then allows for Sony’s interchangeable E-Mount lenses to be affixed to the other end – effectively turning your phone into a SLR camera.

The lens clip-on is similar to Sony’s QX10 and QX100, but with some small changes.

According to initial reports stemming from leaked info, it will have an APS-C sensor, built-in flash, and will cost around 300 euros for the body, while the added-extra 16-50mm lens will be 450 euros.

Since the product will only be officially unveiled later today at Sony’s IFA presentation, that is pretty much all that we know so far.

[Source – Sony Alpha Rumors, Image – Engadget]
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