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.
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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 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’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 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.
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.
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.
Sony’s flagship phone has a 6.5″, ultrawide 21:9 OLED display with 3840×1644 resolution. It packs an 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, and captures brilliant images with its 12.0MP triple lens camera that can shoot 4K HDR and 960fps slow motion. Save $200 on the Sony Xperia 1 (Available Dec 9-22, 2019) at Best Buy.
Sony’s unique audio device sits around its wearers shoulders and neck, providing an immersive sound field and vibrations you can really feel. It comes with a base station transmitter so you can enjoy TV shows or other audio sources without wires for up to 7 hours per charge. Save $50 on orders placed between 11/18/19 and 12/1/19.
Sony’s near-field powered speakers offer reference quality sound on your desktop. They used a back-to-back dual woofer design to cancel unwanted vibrations, and their coax drivers keep sounds in phase for perfect stereo imaging. The system is expected to cost about $8K when it drops in early 2020.
Kick out the jams at your next party with Sony’s jumbo-size party speaker. It has a colorful 360º party light, Bluetooth support, a CD player, gesture-based DJ controls, karaoke mode, microphone and guitar inputs, and more. You can even chain multiple devices together for bigger spaces, and it has wheels for transport.
Sony’s high-end APS-C camera has a crazy-fast 0.02 autofocus speed, continuous shooting at up to 11 fps, 5-axis in-body stabilization, 2.2x more battery life, and 4K video with no time limits. Equally as exciting is the announcement of a new 70-350mm E-mount superzoom lens, for crisp action shots at a distance.
We spent a couple of weeks living with the latest generation of Sony’s impressive high-tech robot dog, Aibo, and really are gonna miss the pup now that he’s gone. While he was here, we managed to capture just a handful of his tricks, along with his ebullient personality. Fetch our full review of Aibo on Technabob.
Sony manages to squeeze some of the impressive technology from its pro α9 into a high-end point and shoot. This pocketable camera has a 24-200mm zoom lens, 0.02-second focus time with real-time tracking, blackout-free burst shooting, 4K HDR video, and an external microphone jack. Drool.
It’s been 40 years since the original Sony Walkman cassette player burst onto the scene, transforming the way we listened to music forever. The Japanese electronics juggernaut pays tribute to its own creation, and its evolution over the years in this eye-catching, headphone-worthy clip.
Sony’s latest G Master lens for FE-mount cameras is perfect for pro sports and nature photographers. The $13,000 SEL600F40GM is a 600mm F4 telephoto that captures razor-sharp imagery of even fast-moving people and objects at incredible distances, thanks to its quick focusing and optical stabilization.
Sony’s Master Grade Series Z9G is an Android Smart TV with 8K resolution. It features detail upscaling and full-array local dimming for optimal contrast. It also has four speakers and can be used as a center speaker in a surround sound setup. Comes in 85″ and 98″ models.
The latest of Sony’s mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras is said to offer the fastest autofocus you can buy on any camera, locking on in just 0.02 sec, and has real-time object tracking for moving subjects. The 24.2 mp APS-C sensor can capture images at up to 11 fps.
Sony jumps on the retro console bandwagon with the PlayStation Classic. It looks just like the original PlayStation but is 45% smaller, has an HDMI output and is pre-loaded with 20 games, including Final Fantasy VII and Tekken 3. We hope Tony Hawk Pro Skater is in there too.
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