Looks like Sony is planning an interesting reveal for its IFA press event. The company is reportedly going to announce two lenses, which are actually full-fledged cameras without view-finder/ display or controls. These lens-cameras can be attached to any smartphone or tablet to control them via Wi-Fi or NFC.
According to a report in Sony Alpha Rumours, dubbed as DSC-QX10 and DSC-QX100, these lenses will come with built-in sensor, Bionz image processor, Wi-Fi/NFC and SD card slot. These are magnetically attached to smartphones or tablets and function like any point-and-shoot camera.
In other details, the bigger lens-cameras in above photo uses a 1-inch sensor, which is also used in Nikon 1 system. On the other hand, the second lens-camera packs a 10x zoom lens with 1/2, 3-inch 18 megapixel CMOS sensor.
Sony Honami (i1) also spotted in the leaked promo images
One of the promo images that Sony Alpha Rumours leaked along with the lens camera story also shows the rumoured Sony Xperia I1 smartphone aka Honami. Here is the cropped version, showing the Honami.