Smartphone cameras have been getting smarter and smarter, with many now featuring multiple rear camera lenses to get the perfect snap. However, it appears an Android-powered mirrorless camera is on its way that could pave the way forward for photo-fanatics.
Chinese company Yongnuo has revealed some details about its upcoming Android-powered mirrorless camera in a Facebook post.
The camera will have an Android 7.1 Nougat operating system that will support Canon EF lenses.
It is uncertain is Android is being used as a software base alone or if users will be able to install apps from the Google Play Store.
It looks like and has similar specs to a smartphone with a large lens attached, it even has a headphone jack. However, it will reportedly support DSLR lenses in addition to the Four-Thrids sensors makes it a real mirrorless camera.
According to Yongnuo will offer “full Netcom 4G/3G network data” in addition to WiFi capabilities with an eight-core Qualcomm processor.
The camera-smartphone hybrid’s main camera has a 16-megapixel Four Thirds sensor with RAW functionality and can shoot 4K video at 30 fps and has an 8-megapixel selfie camera on the display.
It also has 3GB RAM and 32GB of storage with is expandable up to 64GB, a 4,000 mAh battery which is nothing to sniff at.
The display is 5″ 1080p multi-touch and other features include a stereo mic, GPS, and the aforementioned 3.5mm headphone jack.
For now, Yongnuo camera is currently being called the YN450, but they are running a contest for a better name, possibilities include 4G Camera or Smart Camera, the winner to be announced in January 2019 when the official announcement will no doubt be made.
There’s still a lot that is uncertain about this upcoming device, including when or where it will be available and at what price.