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Sony Alpha 7CR Camera

Sony Alpha 7CR Camera

Sony’s Alpha 7CR mirrorless camera packs a punch in a compact body. Its 35mm full-frame sensor captures 61 MP images, and its pixel-shift mode can assemble 240.8 MP images. It shoots from ISO 50 to 102400 and can record 10-bit, 4K60 video. It accepts standard FE-mount lenses and has 7-step, in-body image stabilization to keep shots smooth.

Sony Alpha 6700 Mirrorless Camera

Sony Alpha 6700 Mirrorless Camera

The Alpha 6700 is the latest in Sony’s compact mirrorless camera line has a 26MP APS-C sensor that shoots oversampled 6K/4K video at 60 FPS, 4K video at up to 120 FPS, 1080p at 240 FPS, and pro-quality stills at up to 11 FPS. AI tech improves tracking and object recognition for perfect focus. Available body only, with a 16-50mm or 18-135mm power zoom lens.

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Sony SRS-XB100 Bluetooth Speaker

Sony SRS-XB100 Bluetooth Speaker

Sony’s portable Bluetooth speaker is designed to produce maximum sound for its size. Measuring just 3.75″ tall and 2.99″ across, it’ll fit easily in a cupholder in your car or on a camping chair. It’s IP67-rated dustproof and waterproof, and offers up to 16 hours of battery life. Pair two for true stereo sound.

Gran Turismo (Trailer)

Gran Turismo (Trailer)

The Gran Turismo franchise hits the big screen with a true story about a gamer who got so good at the racing sim that he became a pro race car driver. Director Neill Blomkamp (District 9) brings his VFX prowess along with stars David Harbour, Orlando Bloom, Archie Madekwe, and Djimon Hounsou. In theaters 8.2023.

Sony ELF-SR2 Spatial Reality Display

Sony ELF-SR2 Spatial Reality Display

The latest version of Sony’s Spatial Reality Display has a 4K screen that can show realistic 3-dimensional content without glasses or a VR headset. Its 27″ screen is much larger than the first model and has an upgraded vision sensor and improved depth of field and resolution. Now we need a version for gaming.

Sony Cinema Line FX30 Super 35 Camera

Sony Cinema Line FX30 Super 35 Camera
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Sony’s compact pro-quality FX30 video camera has an APS-C sensor that shoots 4K video at up to 120 fps, image stabilization, S-Cinetone mode for a cinematic look without grading, 16-bit RAW output, and much more. It accepts E-mount lenses, has dual memory card slots, and an optional XLR handle for external audio.

Hiding a PS5 in a PlayStation 1

Hiding a PS5 in a PlayStation 1

The PlayStation 5 is a powerful piece of gaming hardware, but its design is definitely controversial, and it doesn’t exactly blend into its surroundings. So builders Chris Salomone and Shaun Boyd got to work to conceal the console inside of a wooden shell that looks like a gigantic version of the original PlayStation.

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Sony Inzone Gaming Headphones

Sony Inzone Gaming Headphones
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Sony’s new Inzone line offers audio and video gear for hardcore gamers. Their headphone series features clean and modern aesthetics, 360º spatial sound, crystal-clear sound reproduction, long-wearing comfort, and immersive bass. They come in wired (H3), wireless (H7), and wireless noise-canceling (H9) models.

Sony WH-1000XM5 Wireless Headphones

Sony WH-1000XM5 Wireless Headphones
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Sony’s updated wireless cans offer a great balance of audio quality and active noise cancellation. The WH-1000XM5 has a sleek new design, though they no longer fold like the M4. They have smaller but more accurate drivers, eight microphones to eliminate unwanted background noise, and run for up to 30 hours per charge.

PS1 Messenger Bag

PS1 Messenger Bag
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Celebrate your love for all things PlayStation with this official messenger bag that looks just like Sony’s first-gen PS1 video game console. It won’t play games, but it’s great for carrying them and anything else you can fit inside of its roomy main compartment or zippered side pocket. Measures 14.6″ x 10.6″ x 3.14″.

Sony Xperia Pro-I Smartphone

Sony Xperia Pro-I Smartphone

Sony crammed the 1″ sensor from its RX100 VII camera into a smartphone for outstanding low light performance and bokeh. The main camera has a 24mm lens with f/2.0 and f/4.0 modes, flanked by 16mm ultrawide and 50mm telephoto cameras. It has a BIONZ X processor and can shoot up to 20 fps with auto-focus.

Retro Tech: Sony Face to Face Video Phone

Retro Tech: Sony Face to Face Video Phone

Nearly everyone has a smartphone with a camera these days, and videoconferencing is commonplace. But back in the 1980s, it certainly was not. Techmoan shows off Sony’s PCT-15 aka “Face to Face,” a 1988 device that could send a single black-and-white image at a time, transmitting data via a phone line – like a fax machine.

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Building a Brass PS5

Building a Brass PS5

The curvy tower design of the PlayStation 5 has been polarizing, to say the least. Whatever you may think of its looks, there’s no arguing that the brass case Matt from DIY Perks built is amazing. Cutting and bending the brass into the proper shapes took a tremendous amount of work, but the end result was worth the effort.

2021 Sony VAIO Z Laptop

2021 Sony VAIO Z Laptop

Sony’s flagship laptop for 2021 features a uniquely 3D-contoured carbon fiber shell, and weighs under 2.3 pounds. It has a powerful 11th-gen Intel Core i7 processor, Iris Xe graphics, a 14″ 4K display, up to a 2TB SSD, and up to 32GB of RAM. Plus, it runs for up to 10 hours on a charge.

Sony Alpha 1 Camera

Sony Alpha 1 Camera

Sony’s flagship mirrorless camera has a 50.1 mp full-frame sensor and can capture up to 30 fully-focused stills per second. It shoots 8K video at 30 fps and has five-axis, in-body image stabilization. Its ISO range is 100-32,000 for videos and 50-102,400 for stills, and its 240 fps OLED viewfinder won’t black out during rapid shots.

Sony Spatial Reality Display

Sony Spatial Reality Display

Sony has developed an intriguing new technology that allows viewers to look at 3-dimensional objects without the need for special glasses. While it’s too expensive for consumers, it could be useful for designers who want a realistic view of items they’re working on. The display is compatible with Unity and Unreal Engine content.

Sony PS5 Teardown

Sony PS5 Teardown

We’re only a month from the release of Sony and Microsoft’s latest consoles, and both brands have been more liberal about showing the inner workings of their systems than before. Sony mechanical design VP Yasuhiro Ootori disassembles a brand new PS5, and explains each of its components. English subtitles available.

Sony α7C Full-frame Camera

Sony α7C Full-frame Camera

Sony managed to stuff a full-frame sensor into the body of a compact mirrorless camera, for no-compromise image quality and portability. The α7C has a 24.23MP sensor, super-fast autofocus, optical five-axis stabilization, and can shoot pro-quality 4K video. It takes Sony E-mount lenses and has a digital audio interface.

Sony Alpha 7S III Camera

Sony Alpha 7S III Camera

Sony’s Alpha 7s camera ups its video game, capturing full-frame 4K at 60 or 120fps, with blazing fast autofocus, and low light performance to 409600 ISO. It can output 16-bit RAW video via HDMI, or HEVC/H.265 compressed, and its 5-axis stabilization offers a new Active mode for run-and-gun shooting. Sample footage here.

Sony PlayStation 5

Sony PlayStation 5

Sony has yet to reveal the pricing or exact release date for its next-gen console, but it’s showing off its sleek architectural design, along with some of the many games which are heading to the console between 2020 and 2022. We also now know there will be a version with a disc slot, as well as one that supports downloads only.

Sony ZV-1 Vlogging Camera

Sony ZV-1 Vlogging Camera

Based on Sony’s RX100, the ZV-1 is a digital camera for vloggers. It has a 3″ hi-res touchscreen that can flip out sideways for selfies, a 3-capsule directional microphone, and a recording indicator light on front. Its lens is a ZEISS 24-70mm zoom at f/1.8-2.8, with a 20.1MP 1″ sensor that shoots video at 4K/24p and 30p.

The Evolution of Console Controllers

The Evolution of Console Controllers

Cheddar shares the origins of the controllers of the N64, and the Xbox and PlayStation series to point out how their designs were not based on ergonomics alone. Sometimes, management or technological constraints led to these familiar forms.

Sony Vision-S Concept Car

Sony Vision-S Concept Car

Sony turned up at CES 2020 with a surprise – a concept car. The Vision-S is designed as a demonstration platform for in-car technologies, from autonomy and safety systems, to entertainment and comfort. The car packs dozens of sensors, multiple widescreen displays, 360º surround audio, and runs on an all-new EV platform.

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