For those that don’t want to purchase or carry a second camera, meet Relonch Camera. Launched at this years Photokina show, Relonch is a plug-n-play iPhone camera dock that provides “magazine” quality photos from your iPhone. Well, we think you’d need to be a magazine quality photographer to achieve that. However, Relonch adds a large APS-C sensor and prime lens to the front of your iPhone with a wide f/2.0 aperture. The unit also provides additional battery power for long days snapping away. The new dedicated shutter button is a nice touch and there is an on-board “Guru” available to help you compose your photos with the touch of a button. Hmmm.
Relonch is still pretty far away from existing, but we heard good things from friends who saw their demo units at Photokina, which is why it’s in front of your eyes today. At $499, you could get a number of great pocket-sized camera are far more capable, but then again, you’re carrying another camera along. Because Relonch uses your iPhone, you can easily share your work through social media, something a second camera is unlikely able to do.
The website tells us units are being designed for the new iPhone 6 as well. Head on over to Relonch for more.