Digital Cameras Guide
Sony Announces Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V, Handycam HDR-GWP88 and DEV-50V Digital Recording Binoculars
Sony has announced three new digital imaging products - a new high zoom Cyber-Shot camera with integrated Wi-Fi and GPS Log Recording capabilities, a new handheld projector Handycam with enhanced durability for those who love to travel, as well as the successor to the 3D digital recording binoculars that Sony had launched in 2011.
Boasting a 20.4-megapixel sensor and built-in image stabilization, the HX50V packs a powerful 30x optical zoom range, with its wide-ranging optical zoom giving users more flexibility to pick their optimal shooting position, while Optical SteadyShot camera-shake compensation ensures that image quality is not compromised even when shooting on the move. Even at 30x zoom, the HX50V now offers image stabilization that is twice as effective as the Cyber-shot HX200V3.
Powered by a 20.4-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor and BIONZ processor, the HX50V works at more than twice the speed of the Cyber-shot HX200V at full zoom, high-speed autofocus captures even the most fleeting moments. Also, integrated Wi-Fi lets you share those special memories quickly and easily with friends and family.
For more advanced photographers who like to fine-tune the details of a shot, there’s a dial to adjust exposure compensation, plus a mode dial for other manual shooting settings such as P/A/S/M modes. There is also a Multi Interface Shoe for attaching compatible electronic viewfinders, flashes, or microphones that can offer better video sound quality and complement the high quality Full HD video shooting and 50p/60p5 recording capability of the HX50V.
Capturing beautifully smooth Full HD movies (50p) that benefit from Optical SteadyShot (Active Mode) compensation, the camera is compatible with TRILUMINOS Colour technology, so the footage can be enjoyed with rich, natural colours when viewed on any TRILUMINOS Display TV.
The Cyber-Shot HX50V with powerful 30x zoom from Sony will be available in Asia Pacific from late May 2013.
Perfect for travelers who love to capture experiences in Full HD, the HDR-GWP88 features enhanced weather durability, a new self-record button for easily capturing self-portraitvideos, and even a built-in projector for portable big screen viewing.
Waterproof up to a depth of 10m, shock-proof to 5m, freeze-proof down to -10°C, and also dust-proof, the professional grade wide angle 29.8mm high quality Sony G Lens and EXMOR R CMOS image sensor capture detail in vivid colour even in low light, while 17x extended zoom and Optical SteadyShot with Active mode enable amazingly clear and shake-free telephoto shooting.
A self-recording button alongside the lens on the front of the camera has been added to make it easier for users to take self portrait stills and videos. With a built-in LED projector, the HDR-GWP88 includes a 3-inch Clear Photo LCD touch screen gives you a high-definition preview of your movies or still photos taken at up to 20.4 megapixels for breath-taking clarity.
The new Handycam HDR-GWP88 will be available in Asia Pacific from June 2013 onwards.
DEV-50V Digital Recording Binoculars
Splash- and dust-resistant, the new DEV-50V digital recording binoculars is 30% lighter and more compact than previous models, making them more convenient to be packed and carried along for those adventures to rain-soaked mountains or leisurely trips to sandy beaches.
A busy day in the field normally means packing your spotting scope, binoculars and digital camera with bulky telephoto lens. With the DEV-50V you can observe wildlife up close, take impressive photos and shoot smooth, steady video – all without carrying extra gear. Even when you’re zoomed right in, Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode image stabilization keeps things stable and blur-free to ensure you are looking at the right subject.
Unlike ordinary binoculars, there’s no need to keep focusing manually as your scene changes. Speedy, precise autofocus makes sure everything stays pin-sharp – even while zooming in, panning out or when your subject’s moving rapidly.
With the DEV-50V, the brightness of the electronic viewfinder is being boosted by Hyper gain function in low light, helping you see that shy owl more clearly as dusk falls. Hyper gain works by electronically increasing brightness in the viewfinder so the subject can be quickly located and framed in dim lighting conditions.
There’s nothing worse than making a fantastic discovery only to have to put away the binoculars, fumble for the camera and find that the moment’s gone. The DEV-50V makes it so much easier by just the simple click of the shutter button to capture a 20.4-megapixel still photo. Or opt instead for the record button to start vibrant video footage in Full HD.
Since there are two completely separate image sensors and processors in each side of the binoculars, HD 3D videography is now easily achieved for later viewing on a 3D television. When you’re back home, hook up the binoculars to your TV and enjoy the day’s recorded highlights in sparking HD clarity. Alternatively, slot the memory card into your PC or digital photo frame and relive the memories.
The new DEV-50V digital recording binoculars by Sony will be available in Asia Pacific from June 2013 in all Sony stores and authorized outlets.
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