Yes , you read it right. Your phone (the one you are holding) can really take extraordinary pictures given you buy Sony's latest invention - Snap on lenses.
The above image is what your phone might look like after attaching the snap on lens.
Sony has unveiled two lenses QX10 and QX100. They are basically like point and shoot cameras except the fact that they are not standalone cameras but lenses attachable to phone cameras.
All the fancy features have been stuffed into the lenses themselves — there’s zoom control (10x optical for the QX10 and 3.6x optical for the QX100) and a photo-snap button on each lens. Your Smartphone’s data connection is leveraged to share your photos with others online. Photos are stored to both the lens and your phone, and apps will be available for iPhone and Android.
The $250, 19-megapixelQX10 is more like the point and shoot , while the $500, 21-megapixel QX100 is bulkier and has a Carl Zeiss lens capable of taking “DSLR-quality pics,” according to Sony. Both are available now for pre-order, with an estimated ship date of September 28.
This looks a promising product for people who are in regret of their Smartphone purchase. :)