After Sony's first smartphone-enabled lens-style cameras, QX100 and QX10, JK Imaging (owner of the licensing rights for the Kodak brand) has announced at this year's Consumer Electronics Show two new lens-style cameras as part of the company's Pixpro Smart Lens series.The new SL10 and SL25 models come with similar features as Sony's models, but at a more affordable price. This sounds great on paper, but for the moment there's no information regarding what type of sensor is integrated in these new cameras and whether it will be capable of delivering similar image quality as Sony or not.
Spotted by DigitalCamera, US-based brand Vivitar has also introduced a similar lens-style camera for smartphones at CES 2014, called ViViCam IU680. The difference between the IU680 and the other Wi-Fi cameras is that the Vivitar comes with an interchangeable lens mount, which will allow it to support all kinds of lenses in the future.
No information regarding the cameras specs, price, and availability have been disclosed for the moment, but expect to hear more on the matter in the coming weeks.