Not content with transforming smartphones into compact cameras with its quirky smart lenses, Sony now wants them to be interchangeable lens cameras too. Revealed at IFA 2014, the firm's new lens-style QX1 camera boasts a much bigger sensor than its predecessors, and swaps their built-in lenses for the ability to use interchangeable E-mount glass.
Another big reveal at IFA 2014 today ... Sony has released details on its new flagship Xperia Z3 mobile electronics range. It includes a standard Z3 smartphone, a smaller Z3 Compact model, and the Z3 Tablet Compact. Among other things, all three devices are waterproof to a rating of IP 65/68 – this means they’re not just splashproof, but can actually be submerged.
And you thought Sony’s existing Action Cam
was small ... Today at the IFA 2014 electronics trade show in Germany, Sony introduced its Action Cam Mini. By moving the GPS function out of the camera and into an accompanying wrist-mounted remote, the company has shrunk the camera to two-thirds the size of its predecessor.
Both Microsoft and Sony have announced big updates for their current-gen platforms
this month. The PlayStation 4 v2 update will land an innovative online/local multiplayer hybrid feature on the system, while the Xbox One
is set to receive remote purchase functionality, improved social features and a big tweak to its Blu-ray player.
The newly announced Sony KW1 is about as quirky as cameras get. Not only is the selfie-centric shooter designed to look like a perfume bottle, but it also comes loaded with features to make its users look more attractive in their photographs. There's also a 180 degree rotating lens and built-in Wi-Fi for the instant sharing of those digitally enhanced selfies.
Connected technology keeps creeping its way into all kinds of activities, and tennis is a sport that seems to be at the forefront with products like Smash
, Shot Stats
and Play Pure Drive
already coming out. Now, Sony is looking to get into the mix with the introduction of its creatively-named Smart Tennis Sensor. Generic name aside, Sony is promising some pretty cool features, so this might be one for tennis addicts to keep on their radar.
Sony has added to its line-up of mirrorless cameras with the A5100, a small but seemingly very capable shooter which fits in between the entry-level A5000
and the more enthusiast-focused A6000
. The new camera features a 24.3-megapixel APS-C sensor, a super-fast autofocus system, a tilting touchscreen monitor, and built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity.
While it’s relatively easy to keep track of key high-end smartphone releases, things get a little more complicated when it comes to low-end handsets. Picking up an affordable but still capable handset can be a minefield, but there are a few gems out there. Read on as Gizmag takes a look at five of the best budget handsets you can buy in 2014.
Given the frequent displays of one-upmanship from LG and Samsung over the last few years
, you'd be forgiven for thinking that they were the only companies to manufacture UHD televisions. Of course other players like Sharp
have all been knocking out 3,840 x 2,160 resolution TVs for at least as long as LG and Samsung, some even longer. Sony Europe has today announced that it's joining the curved 4K TV sparring ring with the launch of its Bravia S90.