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Sony RX1R II

First came the RX1R, now Sony has followed it up with the 42.2-megapixel RX1R II. This model delivers the highest picture quality of any Sony compact camera ever made, thanks to its large aperture, fixed focal length ZEISS Sonnar T* 35mm F2 lens, paired with a powerful BIONZ X image processing engine. What really sets it apart is its optical variable low pass filter, enabling hat shooters to manually adjust the balance of image resolution and presence of moire or color artifacts to match the subject. Continue reading for a hands-on video, more pictures and additional information.

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Dirtiest PS3

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Does your PlayStation 3 refuse to play any discs? Well, you might want to take a look under its casing. Imgur user "blowmeawayyouniverse" noticed that their console sounded like a "jet engine", so they did just that, and discovered an insane amount of dust. While there may be computer systems far filthier than this one, a game console that still turns on while looking like, is definitely a miracle. Continue reading for more pictures.

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PS4 Destiny Console

Sony's Limited Edition PS4 500GB Destiny: Taken the King Bundle + MGS V is the perfect gift for gamers this holiday season, and you can pick it up for just $399.99 shipped today. Perfect for both new players and players new to PS4, the Limited Edition bundle comes with Destiny: The Taken King, Destiny, Expansion I: The Dark Below, Expansion II: House of Wolves and also includes three emotes, three shaders, and three class items from the Digital Collector's Edition Upgrade. Product page. Continue reading for a full unboxing video and more information.

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Sony Portable Record Player

First sold in 1983, the Sony PS-F5 is a stylish marvel of engineering, due to its small, portable turntable that runs off regular batteries or an external power supply. You can play either 7" or 12" records at 45 / 33.3 RPM either in a standing or laying position, thanks to a linear tracking, direct drive, along with a record clamping system. You'll also find dual headphone jacks, as well as a swiveling foot arrangement, which stows in the base of the player. When you rotate the rubber-covered chrome plated steel feet, they extend out of the front and rear, giving extra stability when standing upright. Continue reading for more interesting historical photos.

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Sony Xperia Z5 Premium

Sony's Xperia Z5 Premium is the world's first 4K smartphone, with a 5.5-inch display that has an incredible pixel density of 806ppi (iPhone 6 Plus is 401ppi). Other features include, a zippy Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 64-bit processor running at 2.0-GHz, 3GB of RAM and a 23-megapixel camera with 0.03-second autofocus. Unfortunately, there's no word yet on pricing or availability. Continue reading for two more videos and additional information.

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Sony RX100 IV

Sony's RX100 IV might be a compact camera, but it certainly doesn't lack features, especially in the slow motion video department. According to PetaPixel, "Photographer David Candlish got a chance to play with a pre-release RX100 IV yesterday, and he shot the 40x slow motion clip seen above that shows what the RX100 IV is capable of. The camera was handheld and a couple of tabletop LEDs provided lighting. When shooting with the 1000fps feature, 2 seconds of real time becomes a whopping 80 seconds of slow-motion video." Product page. Continue reading for the video and more information.

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Real Sony Nintendo PlayStation Prototype

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Gaming enthusiasts have probably seen sketches of the fabled console, but now here's a look at a real prototype. In 1988, Sony and Nintendo collaborated on a CD-ROM peripheral for the SNES, but as you know, things never quite worked out. Purportedly, imgur user "DanDiebold" stumbled upon one of the prototypes, and here's his story: "My dad worked for a company, apparently one of the guys he used to work with, I think his name was Olaf, used to work at Nintendo and when my dad's company went bankrupt, my dad found it in a box of 'junk' he was supposed to throw out." Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos of today, including Wanderers, which shows why space is the final frontier.

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Sony PS Vita Slim Hands-On

Sony's PS Vita Slim may not have hundreds of new games coming out for it each and every day, but for gamers who prefer a polished experience, you can pick one up for $169.99 shipped - today only. Approximately 20 percent slimmer and 15 percent lighter than original, Sony has over 900 games available for download through the PS Store including new hits, indie titles, PS one Classics, and PS Mobile games. Product page. Continue reading for a new 3DS comparison video and more information.

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Sony Project Morpheus Prototype

First announced nearly a year ago, Sony's Project Morpheus VR headset made its official debut at the Games Developer Conference 2015 and will hit stores sometime in 2016. One of the main changes in this prototype is a new 5.7" (1920 x 1080 resolution) OLED display, which expands the field of view and enables low persistence, removing motion blur. Also, to make positional tracking more precise, they've added three LEDs to the headset - one on the front and two on the side - for a total of nine LEDs to support robust 360° tracking. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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Sony PS-F5 Portable Record Player

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Before portable compact disc players, there was the Sony PS-F5, which is a marvel of engineering to say the least. First sold by Sony in 1983 (prototype unveiled in 1982), it's essentially a small, portable turntable which runs off regular batteries or an external power supply. It plays 7" or 12" records at 45 or 33.3 RPM and most impressively it will do so either laying down or standing up, due to its linear tracking, direct drive and record clamping system. There are also dual headphone sockets so you can listen with a friend or plug it into an amplifier. A nifty swiveling foot arrangement stows in the base of the player. Upon rotating the rubber-covered chrome plated steel feet, they extend out of the front and rear, giving extra stability when standing upright. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a very clumsy baby elephant.

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