Sony has been making its line of DSLR cameras in the Alpha range for a number of years. A new camera that will fit into that line has been unveiled by Sony Australia. The new camera is called the a3500 and along with images of the camera, Sony has offered full specifications as well.
With the Sony Xperia Z2, the company is bringing on a smartphone with some early heat in the 2014 hero phone race. This device works with upgrades to each of the key elements in the smartphone experience, including a larger display than in the original Z, a more powerful camera, and the newest in new Qualcomm processors to back it up. This device is also - of course - waterproof.
Sony has refreshed its Cyber-shot camera range, giving one of its flagship super-zooms a brain transplant, as well as offering some entry-level point-and-shoots for those still not willing to rely solely on their smartphones. The Cyber-shot HX400V replaces last year's HX300, combining a 20.4-megapixel CEMOS, 50x optical zoom, and new BIONZ X processor.
Sony has revealed its latest Alpha camera, the A6000, a 24.3-megapixel compact DLSR slotting in-between the NEX-5T and the A65 and promising the fastest autofocus in the world. Measuring in at a 120 x 67 x 45 mm and 344g pre-lens, the A6000 has a new Exmor APS HD CMOS running through the same updated BIONZ X engine as in the A7 series, for an ISO range of 100-25600 and an autofocus lock in just 0.06 seconds. That's not all the makes the A600 look like it's shaping up to be one of the more interesting cameras of 2014, however.
Sony has announced that it has updated its interesting QX line of lens-style cameras. The two updated cameras include the QX 100 and the QX 10. These cameras look like a lens and can be attached to the back of a smartphone. The updated features will make the cameras more usable for a variety of photography and video recording tasks.
Shimano has rolled out a new entrant for the action camera market, the CM-1000 Sports Camera. This tiny camera is akin to the GoPro and Sony's Action Cam, and though aimed at cyclists in particular it has enough features to meet a variety of rugged and sporty needs, among them being a durable case and 1080p video recording.
The folks at T-Mobile and Sony are proving they're willing to go the extra mile when it comes to the release of the Xperia Z1S this week. In the release - which begins today - both T-Mobile USA and Sony will be making this unique model available both online and in-stores. While the device has been made available in a more general sense from Sony before, this T-Mobile edition has just appeared available today.
Zoom has launched a new camcorder targeted at musicians wanting their audio to be just as good as their video, the Q4, complete with a flip-up X/Y microphone that records up to 24-bit/96k stereo along with 1080/60p footage. Running for around 2-3 hours on a full charge, the Q4 has a detachable color LCD and easily-accessed physical controls for gain level, switchable low-cut filter, and headphone levels.
Kodak took the wraps off it competitors to Sony's QX cameras last week, the Kodak SL10 and SL25. Both are small cameras designed to snap onto Android smartphones and the iPhone, offering features that likely extend beyond the smartphone's camera offering and brings wireless control via an accompanying app. The models are very similar to the Sony QX10 and QX100, which went on sale back in September 2013.