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New York – Sony introduced Wednesday a pair of full-format (35mm equivalent) Alpha series mirrorless “interchangeable lens cameras” and an advanced super zoom 28-200mm equivalent point-&-shoot model with a continuous F2.8 aperture.
The mirrorless ILCs include models Alpha ILCE-7r (A7r) and Alpha ILCE-7 (A7) – one built for top resolution the other for DSLR-like speed and feature full-format CMOS sensors unlike the APS-C sized sensors used in Sony’s NEX mirrorless compact system camera line.
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Communications launched its latest two waterproof smartphones, the 6.4-inch Xperia Z Ultra and 5-inch Xperia Z1, in the U.S. but only as unlocked GSM models not available through carriers.
Sony also rolled out its second-generation smart watch in the U.S.
The 6.4-inch Z Ultra smartphone is positioned as offering the world’s largest FullHD smartphone display, and it’s said to be the world’s slimmest FullHD smartphone, thanks to a thickness of 0.25 inches.
Denver — Sony expanded its high-resolution audio lineup with a portable DAC/headphone amplifier and an ES-series stereo integrated amplifier.
The products, unveiled over the weekend at the Rocky Mountain Audio Festival, include the $599-everyday PHA-2 portable headphones amplifier, which works with laptops, smartphones and tablets. It will be available in March at Sony Stores and other electronics retailers. The second product is the $1,999 TA-A1ES stereo amplifier, available in November at select Sony Stores and authorized ES dealers nationwide.
Santa Monica, Calif. — Sony Electronics will introduce its 65-inch curved-screen LED HDTV at Video & Audio Center, here, on Tuesday.
Described as the world’s first 65-inch curved-screen LED HDTV in a press advisory, the sets will be available for purchase at the store.
Sony will also introduce 4K home-theater projectors, and a high-res audio line that can play back virtually any file format and deliver audiophile sound, the retailer said.
Denver – Having made a lot of noise about its line of 4K Ultra High-Definition LCD TVs in the past year, Sony Electronics (booth 1100) used CEDIA Expo 2013 here Thursday to unveil the next chapter in its 4K Ultra HD consumer home-theater projector offerings.
The company unveiled three home-theater front projectors for custom-installation distribution, including the newest 4K Ultra HD offerings in the VPL-VW1100ES and VPL-VW600ES models, and its latest FullHD 1080p model, VPL-HW55ES.
San Diego — Sony has hired Frank Sterns as custom sales VP.
Sterns was formerly president and CEO of Niles Audio, where he spent 18 years in various sales and marketing positions. He has been in the consumer and professional electronics markets for 30 years.
He is also a three-time CEDIA Lifetime Achievement Award nominee.
San Diego – Sony is segmenting the tablet market with the launch of the Xperia Tablet Z: Kitchen Edition at a suggested $649.
Sony is taking its water-resistant, ruggedized 10.1-inch Xperia Tablet Z, promoted as the world's thinnest 10.1-inch tablet, and offering it in a white version with 32GB memory. It’s packaged with $115 worth of content, recipes, and accessories, including a folding countertop stand, to “make cooking in the kitchen simpler and more convenient,” the company said.
Berlin – Sony Mobile Communications went to IFA to unveil its latest flagship smartphone, the 5-inch Xperia Z1 with 20.7-megapixel camera, 2.2 GHz quad-core CPU, and 4G LTE.
The camera-optimized phone, which is waterproof and dust-resistant like other Z series models, will launch globally in September. A U.S. availability date wasn’t announced.
New York — Sony has updated its Vaio line to include a new form factor that the company calls the Vaio Flip PC.
Also part of Sony’s fall computer rollout is the Vaio Tap 11 tablet and Tap 21 all-in-one PC. Sony said it will release pricing and shipping information in October.
New York – Sony wants to expand the appeal of high-resolution audio playback by introducing the first in a series of audio products said to take the confusion out of high-res playback.
Sony will accomplish that goal in large part by enabling the products to play almost every music-file format available, including 192kHz/24-bit PCM, DSD, and double DSD.
The products “will decode whatever you throw at them,” said home audio group director Neal Manowitz, who said the launch will be backed by a “comprehensive marketing effort.”