Posts Tagged ‘Sony’

New Arrival: Sony Xperia 5 II Smartphone in Singapore

Friday, October 16th, 2020

The Sony Xperia 5 II (S$1,349) is the most compact Xperia to date and focuses on photography, gaming and entertainment. Available in Singapore on 12 November, with pre-orders from 16 October with free gifts.

Xperia 5 II includes Photography Pro with technology from Alpha series cameras for fast and accurate AF/AE, Cinematography Pro “powered by CineAlta” for similar parameters and colour settings as professional filmmakers and a 21:9 CinemaWide display for viewing pleasure.

Xperia 5 II includes Photography Pro with technology from Alpha series cameras for fast and accurate AF/AE, Cinematography Pro “powered by CineAlta” for similar parameters and colour settings as professional filmmakers and a 21:9 CinemaWide display for viewing pleasure.

The Xperia 5 II features a fast camera with technology from Sony’s Alpha series cameras, including Real-time Eye AF for humans and animals for portraits, and up to 20 fps burst shooting with continuous Autofocus that performs AF / AE calculations at 60 times per second.

Sony boasts that the Xperia 5 II will be the first in the world to offer 4K HDR 120fps slow-motion movie recording in a smartphone – it can capture and playback up to 5x slow-motion when recorded at 24fps.

Its immersive 21:9 CinemaWide 6.1” FHD+ HDR OLED display offers colour accuracy with Creator mode “powered by CineAlta”.

The phone is built for gaming with 120Hz Refresh rate display and 240Hz Motion blur reduction for smooth action, plus 240Hz Touch scanning rate and Touch response improvements by around 35% compared to previous model (Xperia 5) for accurate and quick gaming.

The Xperia 5 II has a 4,000mAh battery with fast charging.

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New Arrival: Sony Alpha 7C Fullframe Camera, Zoom Lens & Flash

Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

Sony Electronics introduces the Alpha 7C fullframe camera, the FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 zoom lens and HVL-F28RM compact flash. Prices TBA.

The new Sony Alpha 7C fullframe camera with the FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 zoom lens.

The new Sony Alpha 7C fullframe camera with the FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 zoom lens.

Sony boasts that the Alpha 7C is the world’s smallest and lightest full-frame body, featuring advanced AF (autofocus) and high-resolution 4K video capabilities.

When paired with the compact FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 standard zoom lens, it enables portability and versatility for full-frame imaging.

The HVL-F28RM flash is compact and features an intelligent light intensity control linked to camera face detection.

More details below from the press release.

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Review: Sony FDR-AX43 Compact 4K Ultra HD Handycam Camcorder

Saturday, August 22nd, 2020

Initially launched in February this year, the 4K camcorder has just debuted in Singapore. The FDR-AX43 is now available on Sony’s online store at S$1,699.

Sony FDR-AX43 Compact 4K Ultra HD Handycam Camcorder for bloggers

Sony FDR-AX43 Compact 4K Ultra HD Handycam Camcorder for bloggers

The FDR-AX43 was developed for content creators and vloggers looking to produce footage that’s of better quality than that from a smartphone.

My Take:

Overall the Sony FDR-AX43 is an excellent camcorder for vlogger looking to improve video quality beyond that of a smartphone and desires an in-built gimbal for more professional footage, with good sound recording thrown in.

The camcorder is the newest member of a line-up that includes the AX33 and AX53, with its main addition being an in-built gimbal mechanism and its Balanced Optical SteadyShot technology for capturing smooth, natural and high-quality video footage.

So instead of purchasing and lugging around an external gimbal setup, it was a pleasure just using the compact FDR-AX43 during shooting.

When sitting down or just standing still, the footage came out totally free of shake.

The flip-screen of the Sony FDR-AX43 can be rotated 180 degrees for taking selfies.

The flip-screen of the Sony FDR-AX43 can be rotated 180 degrees for taking selfies.

But it’s when you’re walking (or even slightly jogging) that the embedded gimbal does its magic, producing smooth footage that doesn’t look like an amateur Blair Witch Project.

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New Arrival: Sony WH-1000XM-4 Over-ear Wireless Headphones

Thursday, August 6th, 2020

Sony’s new wireless noise cancelling headphones offers up to 30 hours of battery life. The WH-1000XM4 will be available in Singapore (S$549) from tomorrow, 7 August.

Sony’s noise cancelling wireless headphones WH-1000XM4 in Black and Platinum Silver (pictured here) will be available at selected retail shops and online stores from 7 August 2020 at a retail price of S$ 549 inclusive GST.

Sony’s noise cancelling wireless headphones WH-1000XM4 in Black and Platinum Silver (pictured here) will be available at selected retail shops and online stores from 7 August 2020 at a retail price of S$549 inclusive GST.

The WH-1000XM4 is the 4th generation over-ear wireless noise cancelling headphones in Sony’s 1000X family.

Key features of the WH-1000XM4 include:

  • Superior sound with Industry-leading Noise Cancellation.
  • Less noise and purer sound with smart listening technology that automatically personalises your experience.
  • Practical, comfortable and stylish with up to 30 hours battery life.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Sony High-Power Audio Systems MHC-V83D, V73D, V43D, V13

Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

The MHC-V83D, MHC-V73D, MHC-V43D and MHC-V13 will be available in Singapore at selected Sony Stores, Sony Store Online, Sony Centres, Sony’s flagship store on Lazada and selected authorised dealers from August 2020. Prices TBA.

The four new one-box styled models of different sizes are suitable for a variety of occasions. From left: Sony MHC-V83D, MHC-V73D, MHC-V43D, and MHC-V13.

The four new one-box styled models of different sizes are suitable for a variety of occasions. From left: Sony MHC-V83D, MHC-V73D, MHC-V43D, and MHC-V13.

Sony’s four new additions to its High-Power Audio Systems range introduces powerful sound with the new Omnidirectional Party Sound and Omnidirectional Party Light to create “incredible” atmospheres.

The Sony MHC-V83D, MHC-V73D, MHC-V43D and MHC-V13 expand choices for party lovers as well as families who prefer one-box styled systems with a smaller footprint and portable design.

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New Arrival: Xperia 10 II Mid-Range Smartphone (S$569)

Monday, May 11th, 2020

The Xperia 10 II (S$569) will be available in Singapore from 1 June. Pre-orders are open from today until then, with free S$119 headphones for those who pre-order on Lazada.

The Sony Xperia 10 II is available in Black, Grey, Mint and Blue.

The Sony Xperia 10 II is available in Black, Grey, Mint and Blue.

With water resistance and 21:9 Wide 6-inch OLED display with video image optimisation, Sony boasts that the Xperia 10 II is a super mid-range phone offering the ultimate entertainment experience.

The Xperia 10 II sports a triple-lens camera with improved colour handling and new Night mode.

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New Arrival: Sony Extra Bass Wireless Speakers In Singapore

Sunday, May 10th, 2020

Sony is refreshing its EXTRA BASS wireless speaker line-up with the addition of the SRS-XB43, SRS-XB33 and SRS-XB23. Availability below.

Sony Extra Bass Wireless Speakers: SRS-XB43, SRS-XB33 and SRS-XB23.

Sony Extra Bass Wireless Speakers: SRS-XB43, SRS-XB33 and SRS-XB23.

The newly developed X-Balanced Speaker Units are waterproof, dust proof and shock proof.

The unit’s non-circular shape maximises the area of the speaker diaphragm, increasing sound pressure for more punchy bass.

It also reduces driver excursion while maintaining the same sound pressure, resulting in less distortion.

More details below from the press release.

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New arrival: Sony A7 III full-frame mirrorless camera

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

The new Sony A7 III camera and SEL2870 lens will be available in selected Asia Pacific countries in March 2018. Prices TBA.

The A7 III is capable of continuous shooting at up to 10 fps with either mechanical shutter or silent shooting and full Auto Focus/Auto Exposure tracking.

The A7 III is capable of continuous shooting at up to 10 fps with either mechanical shutter or silent shooting and full Auto Focus/Auto Exposure tracking.

The Sony A7 III ships with a newly developed full-frame 24.2-megapixel back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS image sensor with Evolved Image Processing.

The AF III is equipped with a 5-axis optical in-body image stabilisation with a 5 step shutter speed advantage.

The AF III is equipped with a 5-axis optical in-body image stabilisation with a 5 step shutter speed advantage.

It has a wide ISO range of 100 – 51200 (expandable to ISO 50 – 204800 for still images) and 15-stop dynamic range at low sensitivities.

The AF system features 693 phase-detection AF points covering 93% of image area, 425 contrast AF points and fast and reliable Eye AF.

The camera is capable of high resolution 4K movie shooting with full pixel readout and no pixel binning across full-width of full-frame sensor.

Sony boasts that the A7 III has the longest rated battery life of any mirrorless camera – at 710 shots per charge.

Other upgraded operability and functionality include the addition of a joystick for adjusting focus points, Dual SD Card Slots, and SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.1 Gen 1) USB Type-C Terminal.

More details from the press release below.

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MWC 2018: Sony Xperia XZ2 & Xperia XZ2 Compact entertainment smartphones

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

The flagship Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact are available globally from March 2018 and both will ship with Android 8.0 Oreo. They are expected to hit Singapore shelves from April. In the meantime, consumers can register their interest here. Prices TBA.

Update (21 March, 2018):

Sony Singapore brought in the new Xperia XZ2 & Xperia XZ2 Compact for a special preview before they are officially launched later on in April.

I’ve always been impressed with Sony’s spirit of innovation in the design of their products.

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Sony is able to draw upon their in-house expertise in other related fields of business – sensors for camera imaging, displays from their Bravia TVs, quality sound from their audio products, gaming from their PlayStation, and entertainment content from their movie studio.

They were the first to feature the Super Slow Motion video and 3D avatar features and now other major smartphone makers are following suit.

Looking forward to their production models when the new XZ2 & XZ2 Compact hit the shelves in Singapore.

The new Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact flagship Android smartphones from Sony are designed for the enjoyment of entertainment on the devices.

The new Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact flagship Android smartphones from Sony are designed for the enjoyment of entertainment on the devices.

Xperia XZ2 ships with extended 5.7” HDR Full HD+ display, powerful stereo speakers, and a new Dynamic Vibration System to bring content to life.

The Motion Eye camera now has world’s 1st 4K HDR Movie recording in a smartphone and Full HD 960FPS Super slow motion.

The Xperia XZ2 Compact sports an extended 5” HDR Full HD+ display, Motion Eye camera experience and Sony’s AV technologies.

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New arrival: Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra Android smartphone

Saturday, February 24th, 2018

The mid-range “dual selfie” camera smartphone will hit Singapore shelves on 26 February. The S$598 Xperia XA2 Ultra are available in Black, Blue or Gold.

Sony first announced the Xperia XA2 Ultra at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) 2018.

Sony first announced the Xperia XA2 Ultra at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) 2018.

Engineered specifically for selfies, the Xperia XA2 Ultra ships with two front cameras: a 16MP camera with Optical Image Stabilisation, and a 8MP 120° super wide-angle camera.

Together with the Smart Selfie Flash, the cameras promises clear shots regardless of lighting or environment and accomodate more friends and and the surrounding into selfies.

An optional accessory for the Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra is the Style Cover Stand that comes in Black or Grey.

An optional accessory for the Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra is the Style Cover Stand that comes in Black or Grey.

The rear camera has 23 megapixels, and a large 1/2.3” Exmor RSTM for mobile sensor that is capable of ISO 12800 sensitivity for better low-light photography.

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