Sony Xperia Z1 Smart Camera

Xperia Z1 in water

Sony Xperia Z1

Why it’s called Sony Xperia Z1 Smart Camera? Nowadays a lot of smartphones have a big Megapixel but no quality, Sony has his own ways. Sony has put first priorities to the new phone Xperia Z1, the phone is large with display screen 5-inch, 20.7-megapixel camera with ½.3” Exmor RS sensor and Sony high-end G Lens.  But not only that, they also launched a lenses that can connect through the phone with one touch. QX10 and QX100, with this lens people will have a new angle to take pictures depends on the users creativity and better photos.

Sony is not the only one who’s pushing phone-camera to the limit. Nokia 1020 Windows Phone has 41-megapixel sensor and lens. Samsung also has a phone-camera called Galaxy S4 Zoom, it’s a phone-camera hybrid. The main thing now, people want good quality photos. Maybe you want a big phablet screen, maybe you want a Stylus Pen for sketching, but still people wants the camera. With Xperia Z1 waterproof exterior maybe you at a school trip or camping and you need to take picture under water, I’m not telling you this is a great phone in the water. There’s a lot phones are waterproof and comes with good quality of picture. But with these lenses, you can get a better picture quality and a new angle with phone-camera, you don’t need to pull out the big camera like “DSLR” because you have the phone and the lens.

What can you expect more? The lenses support not only Android it also support Ios so don’t worry guys. Let’s wait and see till next year how it’ll be use.

This is not a victory for Sony. But at least it’s one step ahead among the others.

[Source] www.mobile88.com

[VIDEO] How to use Smart Lenses QX10 and QX100 from Sony

Smart Lenses QX10 and QX100 has been announced and this is a video that show you, how to use it.

What we look from the video. It shows you how to use the lens which is can be connect through your smartphone using an application called Sony PlayMemories, don’t worry iOS users this lens support Android and Ios.

When the trade-show announced, there’s two different models been offered, QX10 and QX100.

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QX 10 and QX100

Specs:

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1/2.3″ Exmor R CMOS Sensor
18.9MP (18.2MP Effective)
Sony G 9 elements Lens
10X Optical Zoom

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1.0″ Exmor R CMOS Sensor
20.9MP (20.2MP Effective)
Carl Zeiss “Vario-Sonnar T” 7 elements Lens
3.6X Optical Zoom

Isn’t easy to use? With one touch your phone to the lenses it’s activated and you can start take pictures. From the video as you can see, you can take pictures whole new ways and creativity depends on the user viewing because the device is not necessary to be attached to your phone.

Rumors said the lenses will hit on Malaysia October but it’s not confirmed yet and the pricing hasn’t be told. But stay tune with us, we will bring you the latest news.

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Sony Announced Water Resistant 4.6-inch Xperia ZR, Available Q2

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Sony Mobile yesterday, announce the latest family member of Xperia smartphone that is designed to survive the unintended dunks. Xperia ZR, similar to its 5-inch siblings under the name Xperia Z can stay under the water as deep as 1.5 meters for almost half an hour.

Sony decide to reduce the display of this Xperia ZR to 4.6-inch but it still maintain the crips HD Reality Screen with the use of Sony’s very own Mobile Bravia Engine 2 technology.

Xperia ZR is equipped with a 13-megapixel camera plus a dedicated camera key where you can use the camera to take amazing pictures and even record with in Full HD and all of this under the water. The camera use the advantage of Sony’s Exmor RS for mobile image sensor with HDR (High Dynamic Range) for both photographs and videos. The company also dare to promise that the photos and videos are automatically captured with the best possible settings. User also can tweak the camera burst mode to snap an unlimited number of photo at an astonishing 15 frames per second.

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The latest Xperia ZR come with a 1.5 GHZ Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor along with 2GB of RAM at its disposal. Sony also announce that the ZR can be utilised the LTE connectivity but did not mention the supported band at the time of writing.

For more details about the Sony Xperia ZR Clickhere

Sony Xperia ZR also come with latest Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean out of the box. If you always has been a great fan of water resistant phone or the fan of Xperia Z but was worried about it huge size, you can now opt of its smaller yet equally powerful siblings under the name ZR.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Owner Report Poor Battery Life and Display Problem

Sony Xperia ZR is expected to be launched worldwide sometime in the Quarter 2 this year.

Read here : Xperia Z compared against Xperia ZR

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Sony Xperia Z Pre-Order Sold Out in Many Markets

Sony Xperia Z  Pre-Order Sold Out

Most of us must remember how and when Sony did launch their latest and yes, one of the best smartphone by the company in many years. The xperia Z and ZL was launched at the International CES held in Las Vegas on the first month of 2013. The Xperia Z is a top of the range smartphone that are capable to rival any other smartphone available in the market. As recent report suggest that the Xperia Z has been selling well and sold out in many markets which is a clear indication that a strong and stiffer competitors has emerged to challenge the likes of Samsung and Apple.

DigiTimes cite the sources in the smartphone supply chain and says Volumes of the 5-inch Full HD Xperia allocated for sale in Japan, France, Germany, Hong Kong and Taiwan were all fully booked on the first day when distributors began to take pre-sale orders in the markets, the sources revealed.”

The Xperia Z which come with a 5-inch full HD Reality Display that delivery an amazing 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution with a Mobile Bravia Engine 2 technology and has a pixel a density of 443ppi. The screen is also made of shatter-proof sheet scratch resistant glass. Both the Xperia Z and his younger siblings the ZL come with a 1.5GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro Processor with Adreno 320GPU.

Both of the smartphone also come with an internal storage of 16GB, 2GB of RAM, a 13.1-megapixel back 2.2-megapixels front facing camera with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Another notable milestone is the Xperia Z is one the first top-end smartphone that is certified as dust and water resistant.

“Sony Mobile aims to ship 50 million smartphones in fiscal 2013 compared to 34 million units shipped in the previous fiscal year, according to a company internal estimate,” reports Digi Times

Rivals smartphone makers are expected to release their flagship handsets soon, which include the Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One and probably Apple’s next-generation iPhone. If Sony achieves a sales target of 50 million units in 2013, then it may well find itself in the top five smartphone makers.

Rivals smartphone makers are expected to launch their list of flagship device soon which include Samsung S4 (March 14th), HTC One (launched) and Apple’s next generation iPhone. If Sony achieve the initial sales target of 50 million units in 2013, then the company will be truly on its way to become the top five smartphone makers in the world.

Source : itechpost.com

4K Movie downloads for PS4?

Sony announced their new gaming console the “PlayStation 4” not too long ago. It was made apparent that the new gaming console will not be able to stream previous PlayStation 3 game, leaving many video game fans underwhelmed. So what more does Sony has install for the new PlayStation 4?

The PS4 is to collaborate with the “world’s first” 4K movie download service. “I promise you will not be disappointed” said Sony Electronics President and COO Phil Molyneux. This report has certainly clarified previous rumours concerning the PS4 that would be able to support 4K photos and videos, but not games.

The Verge interviewed Molyneux at a Sony event in New York City. Molyneux indicated that typical movie titles would be over 100GB in size, so taking advantage of 4K content will require decent broadband connection and a high data limit.

With file size that large, the quality promises to exceed anything available on Blu-ray today, but for many users a download of that size could take hours. Molyneux was non-committal about the future of Blu-ray mentioning that the whole world is moving toward downloads.  Sounds like a lot of overnight downloading to me.

Quoted from The Verge- “Molyneux was bullshit about the future of online delivery for 4K- he said that he’s personally heading up the download service project, and added that while he was “not discounting” physical 4K distribution on Blu-ray or other media, “the whole world is moving more and more to download.”

 

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PlaySation Ipad?

Sony unveiled the new and possibly last of its kind PlayStation, the PlayStation 4 during its two-plus-hour long presentation PlayStation Meeting 2013 conference on Wednesday and is due to release just in time before Christmas.

Here are the PS4 specs revealed so far:

  • x86-64 AMD “Jaguar” 8-core CPU
  • “Enhanced” AMD next-gen Radeon GPU
  • CPU/GPU on the same die
  • 8 GB unified GDDR5 RAM
  • On-board hard drive (no size announced)
  • Blu-ray optical drive
  • USB 3.0
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • 802.11b/g/n wifi
  • HDMI, analog video, digital optical audio

During the conference, Sony mentioned that iPhones and iPads will be able to be used as second screens console with a new “PlayStaion App.”  Looks like Nintendo isn’t the only gaming outfit playing around with a second screen anymore.

Sony is targeting ios and Android users, propagating in game maps, social networking tools or simply and easier way to access the PlayStation store, users can also watch gameplay from remote screens. These features will also be made available on the PlayStation Vita.

Gamers are questioning the application’s functionality which sounds awful lot like the Wii U GamePad, though Sony hasn’t mentioned if off-screen play via tablet will be a possibility.

The pricing remains unknown, though it is speculated that it will be a free app. There is currently and official PlayStation app in the UK App Store, and based on user reviews, it is “Rubbish.” Hopefully, Sony will prove them wrong in the future. 

 

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Video gamers are underwhelmed by new PS4

Sony finally unveils their new game console the “PlayStation 4” that will allow users to stream and play video games hosted on servers. It was announced at an invitation-only event in New York on Wednesday.

It is apparent that the new PlayStation 4 will not be able to stream previous PlayStation 3 games. This flaw renders many video game fans on Twitter and live blogs at Wired and the Verge underwhelmed by the released of the new gaming console.

The PlayStation 4 comes with a new pimped-out hardware that the company claims will virtually eliminate the time video game players must wait for their games to load. The company also added a new “share” button on its controller that will let players capture video clips of their game to play to send to friends.

The 8GB PlayStation 4 can also instantly stream game content from the console to Sony’s handheld PlayStation Vita through a feature called “Remote Play,” said the company.

Rumours about the new controller appears to be true when Mark Cerny lead system architect on PlayStation 4 said that the controller dubbed “DualShock 4” will have a touch pad.

Sony did not announce a price or even display the console itself during the 2 hour long event, but did announce in closing that the device will be available around “holiday 2013,” probably just around the corner before Christmas. 

 

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