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Sony IFA 2013 press conference

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  • Josh Miller 9/4/2013 2:26:23 PM
  • Luke Westaway 9/4/2013 2:27:11 PM
    He's talking about sharing photos using a camera's touchscreen. 'You could be at a birthday party of a gathering and share that shot with just one touch.'
  • John Falcone 9/4/2013 2:27:11 PM
    The Sony RX100 II earned a CNET Editors' Choice:
  • Josh Miller 9/4/2013 2:27:31 PM
  • Luke Westaway 9/4/2013 2:27:47 PM
    One-touch sharing, remote, listening, mirroring, backup and 'connecting' are the name of Sony's 'One-touch' system. 100 cameras will be one-touch enabled by the end of 2013.
  • John Falcone 9/4/2013 2:28:26 PM
    Earlier coverage of Sony Alpha NEX-5T:
  • Luke Westaway 9/4/2013 2:28:39 PM
    He's talking about the low quality you get from the speakers of most camcorders. The HDR-MV1 is a 'music video recorder' that has two honking great microphones on the back. Picture v soon.
  • Josh Miller 9/4/2013 2:28:56 PM
  • Jason Jenkins 9/4/2013 2:29:04 PM
    "A music video recorder", normally known as a mobile phone.
  • Josh Miller 9/4/2013 2:29:33 PM
  • Luke Westaway 9/4/2013 2:29:46 PM
    Next up, a new action camera. Shake-free footage 'guaranteed', Sony says.
  • Jason Jenkins 9/4/2013 2:30:00 PM
    Action Cam: looks nice, but you'd go for a Go Pro, wouldn't you?
  • Luke Westaway 9/4/2013 2:30:11 PM
    Okay, next up is Vaio. Laptop time, folks.
  • Josh Miller 9/4/2013 2:30:41 PM

    action cam

  • Luke Westaway 9/4/2013 2:30:49 PM
    The Vaio Fit has the best of a PC and tablet. It has a flipping screen that turns the laptop into a tablet. Not a new idea.
  • Luke Westaway 9/4/2013 2:31:27 PM
    The Vaio Tap 11 is a tablet with a wireless keyboard accessory and a stand on the back. It looks a lot like the Microsoft Surface.
  • Luke Westaway 9/4/2013 2:31:44 PM
    Wow, we're really rattling through the new gear. Next up is a 4K Handycam.
  • Josh Miller 9/4/2013 2:31:48 PM
  • Luke Westaway 9/4/2013 2:31:56 PM
    'With 4K memories never fade', Hirai promises, nonsensically.
  • Jason Jenkins 9/4/2013 2:32:10 PM
    Sony is taking a second pass at Windows 8.1 hybrids, will be interesting to see if people like these more than the last load of failures.
  • Luke Westaway 9/4/2013 2:32:11 PM
    The 4K Handycam is out next month. Not long to wait.
  • Josh Miller 9/4/2013 2:32:47 PM

    4k handycam

  • Luke Westaway 9/4/2013 2:33:02 PM
    There are two new 4K TVs -- with slimmer bezels. There's a 65 and 55-inch option. You get Sony's 'Triluminous' display.
  • Luke Westaway 9/4/2013 2:33:37 PM
    The HT-ST7 soundbar meanwhile comes with a separate sub. 'A true blend of technology and creative talent.' Looks like a soundbar to me.
  • Josh Miller 9/4/2013 2:33:41 PM
  • Jason Jenkins 9/4/2013 2:33:48 PM
    The 4K TV with big speakers on the side is UGLY, so it's good to see slimmer designs coming. Much more appropriate for European houses.
  • Luke Westaway 9/4/2013 2:34:12 PM
    A new 'TV SideView' app is a second screen system for seeing ratings, summaries and so on of TV and movies that are on your TV.
  • Josh Miller 9/4/2013 2:34:21 PM
  • John Falcone 9/4/2013 2:34:29 PM
    Full review of the HT-ST7 soundbar here:
  • Luke Westaway 9/4/2013 2:34:46 PM
    The VPL-VW500ES is a 4K video projector meanwhile, perfect if you have a massive living room, and a big white wall.
  • Jason Jenkins 9/4/2013 2:34:55 PM
    Be still my beating heart. A new HDMI standard is upon us.
  • Josh Miller 9/4/2013 2:35:14 PM
  • Luke Westaway 9/4/2013 2:35:18 PM
    Alright, that's it for 4K. Now it's time for 'high-resolution audio'.
  • Josh Miller 9/4/2013 2:36:10 PM
  • Jason Jenkins 9/4/2013 2:36:26 PM
    Hi-Res Audio is about to debut in new hardware - Walkman, headphones and other hi-fis
  • Jason Jenkins 9/4/2013 2:36:52 PM
    Background noise is reduced to a minimum, and the level of fidelity exceeds CDs
  • Luke Westaway 9/4/2013 2:37:11 PM
    Alright. Now for something big.
  • Luke Westaway 9/4/2013 2:37:41 PM
    'It's a product that could only come from Sony.' And it is... the Sony Xperia Z1!
  • Jason Jenkins 9/4/2013 2:37:49 PM
    Time for the phone everyone
  • Luke Westaway 9/4/2013 2:37:59 PM
    It's official, the Xperia Z1 is Sony's new phone. Hirai is showing it off on stage, expect pictures within moments.
  • Luke Westaway 9/4/2013 2:38:24 PM
    It looks exactly like Sony's current line-up, but expect new tech. 'We have evolved Sony's award winning' design, Hirai says.
  • Jason Jenkins 9/4/2013 2:38:31 PM
    The Xperia Z1 is welcomed with the sound of snapping lenses
  • Luke Westaway 9/4/2013 2:38:36 PM
    It's fully waterproof. Hurrah!
  • Luke Westaway 9/4/2013 2:39:02 PM
    It features Sony's G lens in the camera, with 20.7 megapixels. That's lots of pixels, folks.
  • Luke Westaway 9/4/2013 2:39:33 PM
    Up to 3x focus with zero loss of clarity, Hirai says.
  • Luke Westaway 9/4/2013 2:40:03 PM
    There are lots of new camera features, including Social Live, which streams video live to Facebook -- exciting idea!
  • Jason Jenkins 9/4/2013 2:40:35 PM
    Social live sounds like Sony's version of Facebook. You want Sony to provide you with a better Facebook, right?
  • Luke Westaway 9/4/2013 2:41:10 PM
    Info-eye meanwhile gives you information of things you take photos of, like a book's plot summary. A Timeshift burst mode meanwhile takes loads of photos at once, so you can select the single best frame.
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