Make no mistake about it, I love optimism, and while there have been several detractors regarding the Nintendo 3DS, I have always wondered why many aren’t realizing what we are actually witnessing: the first generation 3D gaming device that will undoubtedly lead to massive changes in the industry. Sony sees what we’re talking about, and Mick Hocking of Sony London Studios obviously has 3D on his mind. In mentioning the current 3D landscape, he mentions that the future of 3D as a “creative medium” will continue to push what we believe, as gamers, is possible.
I couldn’t agree more, as I’ve told everyone that the 3DS has offered so much beyond the gaming experience of the console itself. That being said, I love my 3DS and haven’t had any issue with the release. Sony apparently plans on integrated 3D technology with the Playstation Move, so things like Resistance 3should begin to show us what is in store for 3D gaming.
Properly understanding where we are in 3D technology can help consumers accurately project where things will be in a few years. Sure, we’re starting to see plenty of glasses-free 3D units, but it will take time to perfect. After all, flat screens underwent a similar trial by fire.
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Everyone at IFA was buzzing about 3D rumors, and Sony wasn’t going to let themselves get left out of the action. They announced that the Sony VAIO S notebook was getting a 3D overlay screen that will allow users to enjoy a glasses-free 3D experience, creating an interesting new “gadget” for those that are interested in experimenting with 3D technology. The screen is 3mm thick and will clip onto the 15.5-inch display, delivering great looking 3D for videos or pics without the use of specs. Now we’re talking…
We expect Sony to expand the technology to other devices, but for now, it seems that they want to experiment with the VAIO S series. Wondering about the viewing angles and how the 3D will look if you move? The webcam will have an app that tracks your head, giving a great 3D visual regardless of how you’re situated in front of your laptop. There are limitations, however, as you’ll want to be between 30CM and 1 meter of the screen.
This is great stuff as we expect to see a greater adoption rate of 3D technology. Nothing can initiate the trend like creating gadgets like this one that simply upgrade your existing equipment, allowing for a cheaper delve into the 3D craze. Interested in turning that 2D VAIO into a 3D machine? Check out Sony’s latest concoction and see what the fuss is all about.
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Sony started their day at Consumer Electronic Show at Las Vegas by promising more content in 3D to the masses. Sony claimed this in front of hundreds of press people as well as the commoner who visited CES where Sony’s booth where they are promising ‘Bigger than a Broadway theatre with a wide screen’
There will be lots of new 3D content players from Sony in 2011. Handy cam, digital cameras, TV and all the other devices should be able to even capture and show you 3D content. There VAIO laptop will also become 3D in 2011.
In CES Sony, Imax and Discovery officially introduced their logo and brand for the 3D cable network. Sony further added that today they are the leaders in Television industry and now they are trying to transform the industry by including internet with it. According to them they will be in all the fields of 3D content as hardware, software as well as the content.
Sony agreed that they want consumer to come closer to them via internet and TV. Till today Sony generating revenue only from the devices but now onwards it will create content which can generate revenue for Sony. The content will work on all the possible devices which work for 3D content.
According to Sony people have always welcomed all their new launches with open arms whether it was color TV, LCD, LED or blu ray. Same way they will encourage the new product from Sony. Head of the marketing Sony Ericsson, Steve Walker showed new smartphone which was a latest version of the Android operating System. The phone will be out in the first quarter of the 2011.
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Sony has introduced new series of its famous Cyber shot which will allow users to capture pictures in 3D. In CES- 2011 in Las Vegas Sony has launched its new series DSC-WX10 , DSC-WX9 , DSC-TX100V, DSC-TX10, DSC-HX7V which is a 16.2 megapixel. The cameras are known as the worlds first compact which has 3D features. It uses one lens and imager. It takes two consecutive images and then create 3D effect. It also has dual Recording technology which is on the line of handy cams that helps users to capture three megapixels.
All the product has different abilities and they are suitable for different purposes. They can be bought as per the requirement of the user. DSC-WX10 is one such digital camera that has resolution 1920X1080/60p video capture. DSC-Tx100 is another first cybershot which has 3.5 inch OLED touch screen. Compare to that DSC-HX7V has the capacity to record the place and direction for the photo with the help of inbuilt GPS and compass. DSC-Tx10 is supposed to be waterproof, dustproof, freeze proof and shockproof.
All these high profile models will be available to the general public in the month of March and the cost of the product will be around $220 to $380
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IF you want to know what all you can do with Sony’s new 3D Handycam they you should have visited CES – 2011 in Las Vegas. Sony has launched their new product here. It has come with many great new features and you can sure become Steven Spielberg. In case you are not ready for their 3D product then you can always go for their razor sharp 1080p HD which is from the same business house.
The new product named HDR-TD10 is the one which Sony calles ‘Double Full HD’, In this every integrated dual lens contains all the main components for the required operation. They key components are CMOS image sensor, Sony Glens and image processor. Of course to show off your custom content, you need 3D TV where the image and quality of the image is much better but you can always show it on your 3D playback on Handycam’s LCD display. It has around 3.5 inch display.
The picture quality of the images is awesome and it is of course because of the features like 64GB flash memory, 10 inch optical zoom which allows you to be close up to 5.1 channel. The still image capacity of the Handycam is 7 megapixel.
The price of this Handycam is of course very high compare to the other product but after trying it out, you will find it worth spending that much amount. The price of this is $1500
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Apart from TVs and Cameras today consumers have many other options as far as 3D technology is concern. Sony has launched its new version of VAIO laptop which is going to be 3D. Sony is pushing 3D from all the sides as they want their 3D TVs to become number one in the market. Sony launched its VAIO 3D F Series laptop which has 16.0” full HD 3D LED widescreen backlit display that works with the active shutter glasses which you are using with Sony Bravia 3D TV. It has ultra high contrast ratio and the response time is super fast and the refresh rate is high due to its Frame sequential technology which can displays 1920x1080 images in 3D at 240 fps.
In this model you conversion of the 2D HD video and DVD/BD to 3D into real time is possible only with the single push of a button. It has GB dedicated VRAM, Sony S force #D technology giving you 5.1 virtual surround sound. Output file will be HDMI. Everybody at the press conference was very eager to see the demonstration and use it for themselves.
The price of the laptop will be around $1700 and it will be available for the general public by February but only through pre orders.
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Sony is currently talking about only 3D products. Their all products which they are launching are in 3D technology.
At CES-2011 Sony launched new Handy cam camcorders. It has many innovative features like strong video, powerful image sensors and still photo capture capabilities which allows you to take the best 3D shot. The new camcorder HDR-TD10 is a glass free 3D with LCD touches panel display. Some other products HDR-PJ50V, HDR-PJ10 and HDR-PJ30V has inbuilt projector.
There is a drastic change in the camcorder handy cams from Sony. The product has different features like flash memory and it will be out before April 2011 and the price will be around $ 1500. It has more powerful speaker than before along with inbuilt video projector. It has a small flip out LCD panel for display. IF you are looking for higher version for doing higher jobs then you need high memory. HDR PJ30V has 32GB flash memory and the price of this product is around $950 and HDR-PJ10 has 16GB memory which will be available for $700. Both the product will hit the market in the month of March.
Another camcorder from Sony is HDR-CX700V. This has many advance features for film shooting. The image sensor like ‘Exmor R’, Sony G lens and active image mobilisation are the main features. There are many manual controls to the camera and if you are expert in Camera handling then you can set these controls manually. Default settings are fine for new users and amateurs. The Camera is expected to be available in March for $1300.
MHS-FS2 is another HD camera series from Sony which has dual screen. Camera looks sleek and has inbuilt LED light and available in four colors vibrant Green, attractive violate, soothing white and sweet pink. MHS-FS1 from the same series is very light and has big LCD screen. This will have only two usual colors black and white.
Both the cameras have 4GB memory and are not expensive. If you are using your camera for picnics and outing only then you can go for this camera which is available to you by April and the price for it is around $160.
DSC series has some other extra features along with the normal camera features. It is meant for the rough use. It is waterproof and can be used in the water. If you are interested in Jungle safari then this dustproof and shockproof camera is the right device for you as it gives clear picture even in dim light.
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Sony will launch their tablet by end of this year which is a competition to Apple iPad. At CES -2011, Sony displayed its products which includes glass free 3D TVs, portable camcorder along with inbuilt projectors, Handy cams and a head mounted. All these products were 3D based.
They did not launch their tablet here as they want to launch it by the end of the year. At CES -2011 many other major manufacturers like Samsung, Motorola, Dell, Acer, and Lenovo have launched their tablets.
According to the head of Sony’s consumer division Mr.Kunimasa Suzuki many companies have announced their tablets but very few have actually hit the market. He says that apples iPad it the leader in the tablets and Sony would like to take the second place in the tablet market. Sony’s film and television production company has already working on it.
Sony people wanted to know whether Galaxy Tab which is launched by Samsung in the last year’s CES has worked or not.
Press reporters wanted to know whether Sony’s new tablet will have 3D screen or not for which Suzuki admitted that it can have 3D screen. He did not comment anything about their play station phone.
According to Stringer the sale of the 3D TVs was not as per the expectation because there was never enough content for 3D TVs but now this point is not important as many companies are producing 3D content. Once 3D content is available, more people will buy 3D TVs as the experience of watching anything in 3D is rich and satisfactory.
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At CES -2011, Sony has launched its handy cams as well as still cameras. New video recording device is also launched. With all these devices user can make 3D movies at home.
Sony has also launched their 46 inch and 56 inch LCD TVs which will be glass free model As per their spokesperson after few years, you may not have any other option other than 3D TV. The acceptance of the customer for 3D TV is growing.
At Sony’s press conference, Stringer entered in a car which his stars used in their latest 3D movie along with the stars of the movie, Seth Rogan and Jay Chou who became the star attraction of the press conference.
Head mounted 3D display and portable 3D blu ray player are another important products from Sony at CES -2011. The blu ray player was without glasses.
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CES wasn’t all about 3D. Sony, even though they had a lot of focus on 3D stuff, like that awesome prototype for a 3D headset, they still had other stuff to show off, like the line of Cyber Shots that were set for release in 2011. Among them was the DSC-TX100V, which is the first among the entire CyberShot line of cameras to sport an OLED screen. This was definitely a great design choice, because is was just beautiful in terms of brightness, clarity and color reproduction. Sony didn’t look away in the design department either. It has a very rugged look, but at the same time, it’s extremely classy. It has a very rubbery look and feel to it, but doesn’t have any of those bulky rubber accents, which makes it seem sleek and rugged at the same time, which is not something you see everyday on gadgets. Sitting in the booth was also the DSC-WX10, which is the only digital camera to support shooting video at full HD 1080p resolution at 60 fps. There were a few more interesting cameras that we’ll see released through the year. Look out for these guys from Sony for all your digital camera needs.
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We’ve seen so many different ways to get 3D content delivered to us at these years CES. We’ve seen a whole army of 3DTVs and monitors work their ways into the show and into our hearts. But this next one is sure to blow you away. Before we get into it, know that this is just a prototype, and probably will never make it to production stages. The product in question here is the Sony OLED 3D headset. It basically packs two OLED displays, each packing a resolution of 1280 x 720, and they look awesome.
It looks like something dropped off a space ship, and it works like a charm too. It has its downsides, that can’t really be helped. Things like it’s weight are inevitable, but that’s compensated by the 3D effect it delivers, which is among the best we’ve ever seen. It gave the viewers an awesome sense of depth, and images themselves looked really crisp and sharp. If it’s going to be a one viewer thing, then the headset is an obvious choice to the huge TVs that aren’t perfect yet. Again, this isn’t a production ready model, and there was no word if it will ever be, but we can only hope that Sony does the cool thing here and brings these bad boys to the consumers.
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