Sony Releases Qx10 / Qx100 Camera Lens Mount For Tablets. Yes. Tablets!

Apple eyes magnets to attach camera lenses to the iPhone

Yes. Tablets! Weve no arguments that accessories have their place, taking existing hardware and either enhancing existing features or creating new ones. Accessories are just fine, but sometimes they fall wide off the mark. Sometimes we just cant quite get our heads around who thought they were a good idea, let alone who actually signed off on making them into a real, shipping product. Full story:

A voice coil motor would support the moveable parts of the external lens, allowing it to zoom, autofocus, and resist shaking. A patent application granted to Apple on Tuesday describes a method of using removable lenses with the iPhone. Known as " Back panel for a portable electronic device with different camera lens options ," the patent discusses the use of an image sensor and lens outfitted directly into a smartphone via a removable panel. Users would be able to swap out one lens for another. Full story:

Fujifilm debuts X-T1 mirrorless interchangeable lens camera

The now-fully-disclosed 16 MP X-T1 mirrorless interchangeable lens camera boasts over 75 weather seals and can cope with temperatures as low as -14 F (-25.6 C). It benefits from fast autofocus, high sensitivity and strong continuous shooting performance, and also sports an OLED electronic viewfinder with the world's highest magnification for a digital camera and shortest display lag. View all The Fujifilm X-T1 has the same 16.3 Megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor as the company's X-E2 camera. This works with the EXR Processor II engine to deliver a nippy AF speed of just 0.08 seconds, shutter lag of 0.05 seconds, a shooting interval of 0.5 seconds and a sensitivity that tops out at ISO51200 for powerful low light performance. The camera is ready to shoot from cold in about half a second, and is capable of up to 8 frames per second continuous shooting with tracking autofocus. Full story:

Apple Patent Reveals Magnetic Add-On Camera lenses for iDevices

Multi-function devices are often thin, offering little room for the optical elements of the camera portion of the device. This has led to the development of extremely compact camera modules that provide increasingly sophisticated image capturing in a very small device. In turn, the availability of these small camera modules has resulted in the production of extremely compact and thin single function cameras that also lack the structures found in conventional cameras. Regardless of the amount of miniaturization of these camera modules, there is a limit to the types of optics that can be provided in the space available in a multi-function device or ultra-compact camera. The optics for providing a telephoto lens and other specialty lenses require a certain length for their optical path, which often is unavailable within a small device. Full story: