Huge gallery of Sony Smart Shot lens-camera accessory images leaks


Sony’s add-on “lens camera” accessories for smartphones, which may launch under the name Smart Shot, are easily some of the more head-scratching developments to surface in the weeks leading up to this year’s IFA. We’ve come a long way in our understanding of this hardware, but it’s just so unlike anything we’ve seen before that we’re likely to find ourselves inundated with questions even after Sony finally makes the products official. Over the weekend, we looked at a new white variant of the hardware. Today we’re back to the black versions we first saw, but with an explosion of new pictures leaking, offering the most comprehensive look to date.

The most interesting shots from this gallery may be those revealing how the accessories attach to existing phones. We’ve seen what looked like some sort of clip before, and heard talk of magnetic attachments, but lacked a comprehensive understanding. Here, we finally see that those “clips” will be separate from the lens cameras themselves – in fact, that harkens back to the first ever image we saw of this hardware, which revealed a similar thin disk that directly attached to phones. Beyond this option, it also looks like Sony will produce custom cases for some phones that feature an integrated bracket for the accessory.

Be sure and check back on Wednesday for full news of Sony’s announcement.

Update: A couple of these images appear to show the accessories in use while detached from a smartphone itself, letting the handset serve as a remote viewfinder over its wireless connection:

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Source: Photo Rumors
Via: Android Police

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