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January 17, 2013

Sony CES 2013 – Five New Cyber-shot Cameras, New Technologies, and More..

Sony CES 2013 New Cameras

Sony made quite the impact at the 2013 CES extravaganza with the announcement of Five New Cyber-shot Cameras, New Technologies, and more!!

The new Cyber-shot WX80 compact camera features a high-resolution 16.2 MP Exmor® R CMOS sensor, an 8x optical zoom lens with 16x Clear Image digital zoom and an enhanced Optical SteadyShot for sharper low light slower shutter photos. It also has built in Wi-Fi for easy sharing using Sony’s PlayMemories apps.

The New Cyber-shot TF1 camera is designed for hardcore enthusiasts with a new highly rugged design!! It’s waterproof (up to 33ft), dustproof, shockproof, and freeze proof!!

- Official Press Release of Sony Digital Imaging Products at CES 2013

Adding to the acclaimed introductions in its Cyber-shot camera line, Sony is furthering the convergence of digital cameras and smartphones and tablets with new models like the Cyber-shot DSC-WX80 camera. This model lets consumers easily share memories directly from the camera to a smartphone. Another new Sony product at CES, the compact Cyber-shot DSC-TF1 camera with a new rugged design, is the perfect accessory for weekend adventures, family vacations and everything in between at a competitive price-point. It is waterproof (up to 10m/33ft), dust-proof, shock-proof and freeze-proof.

Sony is also enhancing its Handycam camcorder lineup with the “Balanced Optical SteadyShot” feature. The new camcorder (HDR-PJ780VE, HDR-PJ650VE, and HDR-PJ420VE ) are equipped with a built-in projector and can be Wi-Fi enabled with the addition of an optional accessory so users can upload images to social networking sites via a smart phone or tablet.

Finally, Sony will build on its first-ever digital recording binocular technology with a new prototype. Smaller and lighter, this prototype will add an OLED viewfinder and “hyper-gain” capability, enabling images to be captured in the dark, further enhancing picture quality. It will even be dust-proof and splash-proof to meet the rigorous demands of outdoor usage.

From easy One-touch sharing of content and intelligent TV watching to exquisite picture and sound clarity, Sony’s new products and technologies are designed to elevate the consumer entertainment experience.

 

Five New Sony Cyber-shot Cameras

  • Cyber-shot DSC-WX80
  • Cyber-shot DSC-W70
  • Cyber-shot DSC-W710
  • Cyber-shot DSC-TF1
  • Cyber-shot DSC-H200
 

The Three New Cyber-shot W Series Cameras

New W-Series Cyber-shot Cameras

 

The New Rugged Cyber-shot DSC-TF1 Camera

The New Rugged Cyber-shot TF1 Camera

 

The New Long-Zoom Cyber-shot DSC-H200

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Courtesy of Sony:

The five new models — WX80, W730, W710, TF1 and H200 cameras – share a variety of new features for the Cyber-shot line including a new Advanced Flash which boosts the cameras sensitivity and extends the effective range of the flash.  This is especially useful in low-light situations like party shots, indoors or dusk where built-in flashes have historically struggled to reach far-away subjects and capture all important details of a scene.

Additionally, the new “Beauty Effect” feature gives users several post-shooting “re-touch” options including skin toning and smoothing, teeth whitening, eye widening and shine removal.  Also, 360 Sweep Panorama mode, previously available on a few select Cyber-shot models, will now be offered throughout the entire line.  This unique feature allows for seamless, detailed 360o panoramic shots.

Ultra-Compact W Series Cameras

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80The new Cyber-shot WX80 compact camera features a high-resolution 16.2 MP Exmor® R CMOS sensor, an 8x optical zoom lens with 16x Clear Image digital zoom and an enhanced Optical SteadyShot™ that minimizes camera shake for crisp, blur-free still images.  Additionally, Superior Auto shooting mode has been improved to recognize and optimize settings in an even wider range of shooting situations including very low-light scenes and instances where a subject is in fast motion.

The new WX80 model is Wi-Fi® capable, allowing users to send images and video clips (MP4 only) wirelessly to a compatible smartphone or tablet through Sony’s PlayMemories™ Mobile application.  Its Wi-Fi functionality also lets shooters use their connected phone to control basic camera functions including shutter release, zoom, flash mode and more.  Images can be viewed wirelessly on a networked TV or PC as well.

The feature-packed WX80 camera is also compatible with TRILUMINOUS Color™, an expanded range of vivid, ultra-realistic colors that is available on select Sony BRAVIA TVs.   Content shot with the camera, including still images and Full HD (1020X1080i) videos, can be experienced in these rich, natural colors when connected to compatible televisions.

The new W730 camera features a 16.1 MP Super HAD CCD sensor with an 8x optical zoom Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens.  It has 720p HD movie shooting and Optical SteadyShot™ Active Mode.

The new W710 camera features a 16.1 MP Super HAD CCD sensor with a 5x optical Sony zoom lens and large physical controls for straightforward, hassle-free shooting.  It can shoot 720p HD video.

 

Cyber-shot WX80 Digital Camera

Sony Cyber-shot WX80Available in red, black and white for about $199

  • 16.2 MP Exmor R CMOS sensor with 8x optical (25-200mm) / 16x Clear Image Zoom
  • Built-in Wi-Fi capabilities for easy content sharing via Sony PlayMemories™ Mobile app
  • Enhanced Optical SteadyShot™ for still shooting
  • Full HD movie (1920×1080/60i) shooting with Optical SteadyShot™ Active Mode
  • Improved Superior Auto mode with expanded scene recognition
  • Up to 10fps burst shooting capability
  • New 360 Intelligent Sweep Panorama mode for stunning panoramic photos
  • Advanced Flash performance for expanded range and brightness
  • New Beauty Effect offer a variety of post-shooting editing solutions

Cyber-shot W730 Digital Camera

Sony Cyber-shot W730

Available in silver, pink and blue for about $139

  • 16.1 MP Super HAD CCD sensor with 8x optical zoom (25-200mm)
  • HD movie (720p) shooting capabilities with Optical SteadyShot™ Active Mode
  • 360 Sweep Panorama mode for stunning panoramic photos
  • Advanced Flash performance for expanded range and brightness
  • New Beauty Effect offer a variety of post-shooting editing solutions

Cyber-shot W710 Digital Camera

Sony Cyber-shot W710Available in silver, pink and black for about $99

  • 16.1 MP Super HAD CCD sensor with 5x optical zoom (28-140mm)
  • Large physical controls and buttons for straightforward, hassle-free shooting
  • HD movie (720p) shooting capabilities with Optical SteadyShot™
  • 360 Sweep Panorama mode for stunning panoramic photos
  • Advanced Flash performance for expanded range and brightness
  • New Beauty Effect offer a variety of post-shooting editing solutions

Cyber-shot TF1 Digital Camera

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1 (blue)Available in black, orange and pink for about $199

  • 16.1 MP Super HAD CCD sensor with 4x optical zoom (25-100mm)
  • Waterproof (up to 10m or 33 feet), dustproof, shockproof and freeze proof
  • Large buttons and camera grip and auto screen brightness simplify operation during outdoor/underwater activities
  • HD movie (720p) shooting capabilities with Optical SteadyShot™
  • 360 Sweep Panorama mode for stunning panoramic photos
  • Advanced Flash performance for expanded range and brightness
  • New Beauty Effect offer a variety of post-shooting editing solutions

Cyber-shot H200 Digital Camera

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H200 Available in black for $249

  • 20.1 MP Super HAD CCD sensor with 26x optical zoom (22.3-580mm)
  • DSLR-style body and design and compatible with AA batteries for convenience
  • HD movie (720p) shooting capabilities with Optical SteadyShot™
  • 360 Sweep Panorama mode for stunning panoramic photos
  • Advanced Flash performance for expanded range and brightness
  • New Beauty Effect offer a variety of post-shooting editing solutions 

*Footnote for Cyber-shot TF1:

  • Waterproof equivalent to IEC60529 IPX8. The camera is operable up to a water depth of 10m (33ft) for 60 minutes.
  • Dust-proof equivalent to IEC60529 IP6X.
  • Shock resistance conforms to MIL-STD 810F Method 516.5-Shock standards. This product has passed testing when dropped from a height of 1.5m above a 5-cm thick plywood board. Depending on use conditions and circumstances, no guarantee is made regarding damage to, malfunction of, or waterproof performance of this camera. Battery life may decrease at low temperatures.
 

Videos of the CES Event

 

Closing Remarks:

Well we have some new really affordable Cyber-shot cameras, a bunch of other new camcorders, new Recording binoculars prototypes, and some exciting 4k TV madness. I really only care about the camera stuff, but it’s interesting to see what Sony is up to as a whole because a lot of their technologies cross platforms and my guess is that projector option will be coming to regular cameras soon ;) Maybe not, but you never know with Sony!!

New Sony Gear??

In other news I’m working on getting some new gear to review and it looks like it’s going to be the Sony Nex-5r, and a few New E-Mount lenses!! I’m not 100% sure which lenses yet, but I will let you know as soon as I know.

Forum!!

Also, be sure to check out the Forum as mew members keep joining, sharing, and adding awesome photos!! If you do sigh-up for the forum, please use a normal email and name, because I have to screen all of them myself. Spam is out of control and I have to do it manual. This is also why it may take a day or two to receive your registration approval email.

As always please feel free to ask questions, request reviews or tutorial, ect.. I’m happy to help ;)

Jay


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