Sony news has been up and down of late (a lot more down than up). But that’s about to change after the company released its Christmas product plans – and invited us see ‘em. Just off of London’s Bond Street, Sony’s Christmas in July laid bare the highlights of the company’s x-mas offering:
Two 3D camcorders grace Sony’s Christmas line-up – one premium, one portable. The Handycam HDR-TD10 is the world’s first Full HD 3D camcorder. Using two lenses the camcorder captures two images that it automatically stitches together into one 3D video, ready for outputting onto a 3D screen. We saw it in action and the depth was definitely impressive!
The Bloggie 3D is a more portable 3D camera, with a NDS-style 3D screen for glasses-free 3D viewing. You can even attach a 360-degree lens to record everything happening around the camera – pretty mental, really.
Compact and Beautiful
The NEX-C3 builds on the success of its predecessor by being lighter and even more beautiful. There are various attachments, including a flashgun, and impressive macro and zoom lens. What really struck us, however, was how light it was – the body weighs just 225g and exudes quality. Like.
The HDR-PJ30 records video like a standard Handycam – but can project its videos up to 60” onto a wall for instant playback. It’s a nice touch.
We got to see the S1 and S2 tablets – although playing with them was a no-no. Despite not seeing what they can do, the piano-black finish means they certainly look sweet. What this space for further updates.
Three new iPod docks arrive this Christmas – with the RDP-X60iP being the stand-out contender. While the others – the RDP-M5iP and the M15ip are both impressively loud from a built-in battery pack – the X60iP is really impressively loud from the mains. The sound quality is great, too.