Sony has just launched an exciting range of products at IFA 2013, Berlin. The Japanese electronics giant went on to launch everything from its Xperia Z1 smart phone to 4K camcorders, a range of products compatible with its new High resolution Audio and much more. We've detailed the most important products form the list below.
One of the most important and impressive products launched at the event apart from the Xperia Z1 smart phone were the Cyber-shot DSC-QX10 and DSC-QX100 camera attachments, which have been designed to fit all kinds of smartphones through a bracket. They connect to your phone wirelessly and use their high-resolution sensors, optical zoom and manual controls to click high quality pictures. Sony claims that the images taken with these attachments will have image quality that's on par with its hihg-end DSC-RX100 Point & Shoot cameras.
Most of Sony's product launches in the event seemed to revolve around the celestial 4K video quality. The company went on to launch two products based on the new video standard : a wireless, projector and a 4K handycam. We were rather impressed by the later, given that Sony is giving consumers a chance to shoot their own 4K content at a time when the new video standard is at a nascent stage.
According to Sony, the FDR-AX1E camcorder records 4K and HD movies in the XAVC S format, using MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Long GOP for video and Linear PCM for audio compression, while saving files in an MP4 container. It uses a 1/2.3-type Exmor R CMOS sensor to capture 4K video, which is four times higher on quality when compared to HD. A Sony G Lens allows everything from broad zoom range from wide-angle to 20x optical, while keeping things crisp with Optical SteadyShot technology. Moving on to storage, users can store up to two hours of 4K video on a 64GB XQD memory card.
Next comes Sony's VAIO Tap 11, which is a sleek Windows 8 tablet PC that's similar to Microsoft's Surface in many ways. The device comes with a wireless magnetic keyboard/cover, uses Intel's "latest" processors and packs some speedy SSD storage. There's a 11.6 inch Full HD Triluminous display that uses its X-Reality technology. The device will ship in black and white colors and will be available in Europe from Autumn 2013.
And then comes the VAIO Fit multi-flip PC which can be used in a variety of modes. Need to punch in a report at work? No problem, it can work as a standard clamshell laptop. Collapse the display over the keyboard and use it as a tablet. And the you can even reverse the screen away from the keyboard so as to use it in "viewer mode" . The Flip comes in four sizes, 13, 14 and 15 inch variants. Here's the best part, the device weighs lesser than MacBook Air at 2.5 pounds.
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VAIO Fit multi-flip PC
Sony presents a a laptop that's lighter than the MacBook Air. Collapse the display and it becomes a tablet. Reverse it and the device enters 'viewer mode'. In other words, one device, may tricks.
Cyber-shot DSC-QX10 and DSC-QX100
These nifty camera attachments can be used along with most smartphones to snap images of great detail and quality, taking phone-based photography to a new level.
FDR - AX1E 4K Camcorder
Video taping your child's birthday party? Do it on 4K. Presenting the Sony's first ever 4K camcorder for enthusiasts
Sony's Smartwatch 2
More expensive than its predecessor, but a far better product. After its launch in June, the device will soon be available at retail outlets.
Vaio Tap 11
Sony's lighter and leaner version of Microsoft's Surface tablet running on Windows 8 with a 11.inch screen and SSD storage.