The Sony Alpha 1 has officially been unveiled, and it combines high-resolution and high-speed performance at a level never before seen in the world of digital cameras. Boasting a new 50.1-megapixel full-frame stacked Exmor RS image sensor, up to 120 AF/AE calculations per second, 8K 30p 10-bit 4:2:0 video and lots more. Further enhancing the shooting capabilities is its 9.44 million dot OLED Quad-XGA electronic viewfinder, with a refresh rate of up to 240 fps. Read more for two videos, including a hands-on, and additional information.
First introduced at CES 2020, the Sony VISION-S electric sedan concept has come a long way since then. It’s essentially a technology showcase for the company, starting with always-on connectivity. For autonomous driving, is comes equipped with over thirty sensors, including CMOS, solid state LiDAR, radar, and time-of-flight cameras. All of these sensors and cameras combine to form Sony’s advanced driver assistance suite, called “Safety Cocoon”. Read more for two videos and additional information.
For the past several years, drones have been a big part of the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Even though this year’s event is all-digital, the Sony Airpeak is one of the highlights. To fully support the creativity of video creators, the payload of the Airpeak can be equipped with an Alpha mirrorless camera, enabling creators to capture high quality, full frame aerial photography and video. Read more for a video and additional information.
Sony’s SRS-RA5000 and SRS-RA3000 wireless audio speakers come equipped with unique spatial sound technologies that create ambient room-filling sound. These technologies combine Immersive Audio Enhancement and 360 Reality Audio to fill your living space with relaxing sound both vertically as well as horizontally for a broad sweet spot. You can play 360 Reality Audio tracks straight from compatible music streaming services, and it incorporate three-dimensional sound location data. Read more for a video and additoinal information.
Sony Electronics unveiled their newest premium direct view LED, the modular Crystal LED C-series (ZRD-C12A/C15A) with high contrast and B-series (ZRD-B12A/B15A) with high brightness. Both of them are available in two pixel pitch sizes (P1.26mm and P1.58mm) to suit different installation needs, whether it be corporate showrooms, lobbies or productions. These display systems have “X1 for Crystal LED”, a high-performance image quality processor that fully incorporates the LED control technology developed for the company’s pioneering Crystal LED. Read more for two videos, one of which is a bonus, and additional information.
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Sup3r5 doesn’t want to deal with selling just stickers, plates or vinyl pieces for the Sony PlayStation 5, so they decided to modify entire game consoles. Inspired by the original PS2, these limited edition consoles will retail for $649 USD when they go on sale later this week. These are real deal PS5 consoles that their team took and carefully applied the retro inspired design to each unit by hand, paying the utmost attention to detail. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Sony’s WI-XB400 Wireless Extra Bass Headphones are great for the gym or just casual everyday use, and you can get a pair for $28 shipped, today only, originally $59.99. When fully charged, you can expect up to 15 hours of battery life, complete with quick charging technology. This means a 10-minute charge is good for 60-minutes of playback. Its 12 millimeter driver units provide crisp clear sound and extra bass. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
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Russia-based Caviar has done it again with their latest offering, a one-of-one Sony PlayStation 5 “Golden Rock” edition. The functionality of the game console hasn’t changed, but aesthetically, it looks like something that belongs in a museum, complete with 20 kg (44.09 lb) of solid 18K gold. To be more specific, it boasts 8 plates, all cast in solid 18-karat gold, which means it’s basically one single block of the metallic yellow element. Read more for another picture and additional information.
Sony’s PlayStation 5 both digital and disc versions are the hottest items this holiday season. Despite the latter retailing for $499, one man from Utah decided that the scalping bots that scour online stores were too much of a hassle to deal with. So, he decided to buy one off eBay for $878. A few days later the item arrives, but to his surprise, instead of a game console, there was a concrete brick inside the box instead. Read more for a video explaining the situation and additional information.
Let’s face it, countless scalpers have used bots to deplete the stock of PlayStation 5 consoles, both digital and the disc version, as soon as they hit stores. So, this means that reseller websites, like eBay, Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, etc., are filled with people trying to sell them for a premium. Unfortunately, this has lead scammers to deceive others by listing the PlayStation 5 and adding just a photo to the end of the title. As you can see in the image above, several have already sold for over $600 USD. Read more for a video showing some of the worst fake PS5s that actually sold on eBay.