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Sony KW1 photos reveal a camera shaped like a perfume bottle

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Sony KW1 photos reveal a camera shaped like a perfume bottle

The first photos of the Sony DSC-KW1 compact camera have been leaked on the web, revealing a shooter that looks like a perfume bottle which is aimed at selfie enthusiasts.

Sources familiar with the matter have recently leaked the specifications list of a new compact camera from Sony. The device is supposed to be called DSC-KW1 and to be announced sometime in the next few days.

Ahead of the purported product launch event, other sources have been able to get a hold of the first Sony KW1 photos. Well, prepare to be surprised because this selfie-centric camera has a very unusual design for a digital imaging device, as it has the body style of a perfume bottle.

Sony DSC-KW1 back
Sony DSC-KW1 as seen from the back.

First Sony KW1 photos leaked in order to reveal a very weird-looking compact camera

Selfies are a hit with the ladies in China. There are numerous cameras built especially for this purpose and it appears that Sony will jump on the bandwagon, courtesy of the DSC-KW1.

This shooter has a ridiculous design inspired by a cologne bottle. Its head, which contains the image sensor and the lens, spins around and it is also transparent.

The reason why it spins is probably because you can take a photo of something and then twist it to capture a selfie.

It seems like there are few buttons on the KW1, which means that the 3-inch 1.23-million-dot display on the back is actually a touchscreen.

Sony DSC-KW1 front
Sony DSC-KW1 really looks like a perfume bottle.

Sony DSC-KW1 specs round-up

Now that you have a pretty good idea of what the device will look like, we should take a look at its rumored specifications.

The Sony KW1 will feature a 19.2-megapixel 1/2.3-inch-type Exmor RS stacked CMOS image sensor, integrated Neutral Density (ND) filter, optical image stabilization, WiFi, and NFC.

This compact camera will be able to capture photos at shutter speeds between 1/8000th of a second and 2 seconds.

The shots will be stored on a microSD/SDHC/SDXC card, which is rather uncommon in digital cameras as most of them still support the regular SD/SDHC/SDXC format.

Sony DSC-KW1 selfie
Sony DSC-KW1 will be a compact camera designed for selfie lovers.

An interesting thing about the camera is the Sony G lens, which will provide a 35mm equivalent of 21mm when shooting in 4:3 format. Additionally, it will offer a 35mm equivalent of 23mm when shooting in 16:9 format.

Sony’s upcoming DSC-KW1 camera measures 125 x 57.7 x 20.1mm, while weighing 136 grams including its battery and microSD card.

The announcement will take place soon therefore we are inviting you to stay tuned!

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