What you see in the picture isn’t a couple of camera lenses. It’s a couple of cameras! The Sony CyberShot DSC-QX10 Smartphone Attachable Lens-Style Camera is a fully-functional, fully-featured camera minus an LED viewscreen. Sony says this is the “first-ever zoom lens and sensor combo that clips right to your smartphone”. You can connect the camera to your iOS or Android “smartphone without wires, cables or cords thanks to One-touch NFC, and with built-in wireless streaming with WiFi, sharing your shots and videos to Facebook and Instagram is a snap.” You can snap photos or shoot video with the camera. You can leave it mounted on your smartphone for a more traditional camera “feel”, or remove it and hold it at arm’s length for the best selfies ever using the phone’s screen to be sure you’ve got everything lined up properly.
It has a Sony G lens and a 1/2.3″ (7.76mm) Exmor R CMOS sensor that takes 18.9MP stills or 1080/30p HD video. It has internal storage (Memory Stick Micro / microSD Memory Card / microSDHC Memory Card), and each shot is stored in the camera and the smartphone simultaneously. There’s a lot more to learn about the camera, which you’ll find at Sony’s website. The CyberShot DSC-QX10 is available to pre-order for $249.99. Shipping is expected on 9/25/13.