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Sony HDR-FX7E camcorder

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Friday 8th, September 2006

Serious amateur videographers can enjoy superb High Definition picture quality with the first ever HDV camcorder featuring the revolutionary Sony-developed 3ClearVid CMOS Sensor system. Teamed with the camera’s superb Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 20x optical zoom lens, the new 3ClearVid sensor delivers High Definition pictures with exceptional resolution, purity and natural colour reproduction. The new Sony HDR-FX7E camcorder extends the benefits of 1080-line “full-HDV” shooting to a wide range of applications. Its HDMI interface allows digital connection of uncompressed High Definition video and audio signals to HD-ready televisions and other displays via a single cable.

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Sony Blu-ray Disc

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Thursday 7th, September 2006

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment President, David Bishop, today announced the company is expanding its distribution of Blu-ray Disc titles beyond the United States and Canada. The international rollout will begin this Fall to coincide with the first availability of Blu-ray hardware in territories including Europe, Japan, Australia and Korea." We stand behind the superiority of Blu-ray as the preeminent high-definition optical disc format and are committed to delivering a strong slate of Blu-ray titles to entertainment enthusiasts worldwide," said Mr. Bishop. Pricing of Blu-ray titles will be commensurate in each country with pricing of DVD at launch.

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Sony A100 review at e-Fotografija

Posted by: Mark Peters Wednesday 6th, September 2006

DIWA member Matjaz Intihar from e-Fotografija has reviewed the Sony DSLR-A100 digital SLR camera. The Sony Alpha 100 features a 10.2-megapixel APS CCD image sensor and a new Dynamic Range Optimizer image analysis technology to provide exceptional picture quality and natural color reproduction, along with a new Bionz image processing engine. The Sony DSLR-A100 will offer high-speed burst shooting at up to three frames per second continuously, at 10.2 Megapixels and the finest JPEG compression. The Sony A100 camera also features eye-start auto focus, which starts focusing your picture before you even press the shutter and supports JPEG and RAW files.

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Sony Mylo personal communicator

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Thursday 24th, August 2006

Sony is launching its first WiFi broadband communication and entertainment device to capitalize on the growth of wireless Internet access. The new mylopersonal communicator is capable of operating in any open 802.11b wireless network, often found on college campuses, in public spaces and within private homes around the country. This product is designed for people who use instant messaging as a primary form of communication and networking for their social life. The name mylo stands for "my life online" and the communicator lets you use instant messaging, browse the Internet, listen to music, send emails and view photos concurrently. It is small enough for a pocket or purse.

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Sony Alpha Review

Posted by: Mark Peters Tuesday 22nd, August 2006

Sony has been actively involved in digital photography for years and can be regarded as a digital pioneer. Until recently however, there was no digital SLR camera in their wide range of cameras. When Konica Minolta, a brand that had built up an impressive reputation in photography was in difficulties, Sony was quick to contact them. This finally resulted in a takeover of Konica Minolta's camera division which suddenly gave Sony loads of in house information on lens and DSLR. If the stories are to be believed, a lot of innovative technology that has not yet been launched on the market also fell into Sony's lap. It is not then surprising that Sony's first mirror reflex camera, the DSLR Alpha 100 has a lot in common with Konica Minolta's DiMAGE 5D. However, it is more than just a blatant copy.

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Sony LCL 140AM lens case

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Tuesday 11th, July 2006

The Sony LCL 140AM is a stylish lens case that will help keep your lenses safe from dust, scratches and breakage. The drawstring top opening of the Sony LCL 140AM lens case makes access to your lenses quick and easy. Storage is available for lenses up to 140mm. The Sony LCL-140 AM lens case is compatible with the Sony 100mm f/2.8 Macro, 50mm f/2.8 Macro, DT 18-70mm, Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* DT 16-80mm, 135mm f/2.8 (T4.5) STF Telephoto, DT 11-18mm super wide zoom, 16mm Fisheye, and 20mm Wide-Angle lenses. The new Sony LCL-140AM lens case will be shipped on or before July 28th, 2006 and will have an estimates street price of $34.99. The Sony LCL-140AM is an accessory for the new Sony Alpha 100 DSLR camera.

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Sony Cybershot DSC-S500

Posted by: Luuk Jurrien Friday 23rd, June 2006

There is more to consider when purchasing a digital still camera than pixels and price. The new Sony Cybershot DSC S500 model offers that and more. The Sony S500 is a remarkable combination of value, simplicity and performance that makes it a perfect choice for first-time digital photographers. The Sony DSC S500 combines 6.0 Megapixel resolution with a quality 3X optical zoom lens design, terrific wide-angle shooting capability, 25MB internal Memory for capturing shots in-camera, and a bright 2.4 inch LCD screen that allows you to check your shots and share results immediately. The Sony Cybershot S500 gives you a large LCD screen for reading camera menus, composing shots, and sharing your photos on location.

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Sony 50mm f/2.8 Macro lens

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Sunday 11th, June 2006

The Sony 50mm f/2.8 Macro lens is a compact macro-focus lens that covers the full range from life-size to infinity. "Life size" macro imaging means that the image you capture is the same size as the subject in reality, giving you spectacularly sharp photos of insects, flowers, gemstones, postage stamps and other small nature subjects and collectibles. Mounted on the Sony Alpha 100 camera, the Sony 50mm Macro lens provides a 75mm focal length (35mm equivalent), which means it can also be used as a standard and midrange telephoto lens. Get incredibly close to small subjects with the Sony SAL-50M28 macro lens. It allows you to capture the most subtle details with spectacular clarity.

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