As we near the November release of its next-gen console, Sony takes to the web to unveil its latest creation – the Playstation Vita TV. This 60mm x 100mm gadget connects to your PlayStation 4 serving as a multimedia streaming console that plays Vita games, Sony’s Music Unlimited, Video Unlimited, Hulu, karaoke and so much more. With up to 1,300 games available at the time of its release, Sony further mentioned “a future system update” will allow users to use Vita TV in separate rooms of your home from which the PS4 console is located to stream PS4 and Vita games. Priced at about $100 USD, this piece of hardware includes ports for HDMI and Ethernet cables as well as an external memory card opening, a slot of Vita Games and a USB port. Unfortunately its November 14th release will only be available to Japanese consumers, so stay tuned for any release updates.
Sony has officially unveiled its latest entry in the world of compact system cameras: the Alpha NEX-5T. Featuring a stylish and ultra-compact design, the Alpha NEX-5T offers the “creative capabilities of interchangeable lenses with large-sensor image quality, speedy Auto Focus (AF) and the convenience of NFC (Near Field Communication) one-touch for easier Wi-Fi connectivity.” Equipped with a 16.1 megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor – nearly identical to those found in your prototypical DSLR cameras – the Alpha NEX-5T comes standard with a compact SELP1650 motorized zoom lens and is currently compatible with 16 different lenses from Sony’s interchangeable E-mount range – including a number of premium Carl Zeiss and G Lenses. Retailing for $700 USD with the SELP1650 lens or $550 USD for the body alone, the Alpha NEX-5T is now available for pre-order in silver, black, and white color options via Sony’s own online store. A tentative release date is currently set for September 8th.
Sony‘s much-anticipated follow-up to the PlayStation 3, the PlayStation 4, has finally been unveiled at the company’s E3 Expo presentation. A departure from previous generations, the new PS4 sports a boxy, straight-edged design bisected by a purple strip, with the upper portion in glossy black and the lower portion in matte black. Pushing media integration and app services to the forefront, the PlayStation 4 will be able to access Sony’s vast library of music, movie and television titles. The PlayStation 4 will also feature several exclusive titles including Killzone: Shadow Fall and inFamous: Second Son. Stay tuned for more news on the Sony PlayStation 4 and pre-order your console now.
Camera maker Hasselblad certainly turned heads when it announced the release of its new mirrorless interchangeable lens camera at the 2012 Photokina trade show and will make good on its promise at the end of this summer.It has been reported that Hasselblad has postponed the original April release of the Lunar, which originally drew some criticism for its approximately ($6,500 USD) release price. Although it isn’t clear at present as to the fate of the delayed Lunar, some of the features photographers and enthusiasts can look forward to include a 24.3MP APS-C sensor, 25 AF points, an ISO range of 100 to 16000, a 3-inch LCD and OLED viewfinder, and a wooden grip. The camera, crafted out of carbon fiber, titanium, leather and gold, will also be compatible with Sony E and A mounts as it was based on the Sony NEX-7. We’ll keep you posted with updates on the Lunar as they become available.
Just when it seemed Lauryn Hill would swerve on Uncle Sam by cutting a deal with Sony to launch her new record label, she gets sentenced to prison. The soul singer was given a three-month prison sentence Monday (May 6th) in Jersey after pleading guilty to not paying federal taxes on $1.8 million earned from 2005 to 2007. She faced up to a year in prison on each of three tax evasion counts while her attorney sought probation. [Read More]
Used to be if you wanted a large range of zoom, you either had to buy a DSLR with a mammoth lens or go to one of the nearly DSLR-sized point-and-shoot super zooms. Boy have times changed. The Sony Cyber-shot HX50 Camera ($450) packs an impressive 30x optical zoom into a body that's just 4.4" x 2.6" x 1.2" and weighs under 10 oz, making it the smallest and lightest 30x zoom on the market. Other features include enhanced Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, a 20.4 megapixel sensor, a Bionz image processor, built-in Wi-Fi, dedicated exposure compensation and P/A/S/M mode dials, and the ability to capture Full HD movies at 60p. Arriving in stores next month.
At the recent unveiling of the new PS4, due out for a fall release this year, attendees to the event held in New York were kept in the dark with respects to the console itself, but were treated to a preview of the controller for the new console. Sony has recently released official images for the Dualshock 4 controller and just as the console hopes to be the next evolutionary leap for the gaming franchise, so too does the accompanying controller. [See & Read More]
This morning, Sony announced the Xperia Tablet Z, the electronics giant’s counterpart to its Xperia smartphone. With competition in the tablet market remaining fierce as always, the Xperia makes up for lost ground with its specs both externally and internally. Inside, the Android 4.1 tablet features a Qualcomm 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB storage, a 10.1-inch 1,920 x 1,200 screen with Mobile Bravia Engine 2, an 8.1-megapixel Exmor R camera, NFC, LTE, microSD expansion, and Sony’s proprietary “S-Force” virtual surround sound technology. [Read More]
To the disappointment of some, a marquee announcement at Sony‘s pre-Tokyo Game Show unveiling was none other than a newly developed slimmed-down version of the PS3. Like iterations of the past, the PS3 will enjoy a smaller footprint with a 20% reduction in overall size and coming in 25% lighter — with no performance upgrades. [Read More]
Positioned as its flagship full frame interchangeable lens camera succeeding the a900, Sony announces the impending release of its new Alpha SLT a99 Camera. Aiming to attract serious photographers with the appropriate knowledge base, this DSLR goes the extra mile combining all of the benefits of full-frame imaging with the responsiveness and speed of translucent mirror technology. The extensive list of features includes a brand new 24.3 MP full-frame image sensor, a unique dual phase-detect AF system, an electronic viewfinder, 1080p video recording with mic and headphone jacks, and full HD video output through HDMI. The Alpha a99 will retail body-only in October at an aggressive price point around $2,800 USD. Enjoy.
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