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It is time to roundup the launches of the week.
First up are the trio of superzooms and duo of compacts cameras from Sony
Sony has announced the HX400V, WX350, H400, H300 and the small W800.
All models with the exception of the W800 feature a 3 inch screen. The W800 on the other hand features a 2.7 inch screen.
The HX400V retails for 500$ and has got these specs:
20.4 MP CMOS sensor with an f/2.8-6.3 ( This is the aperture. Lower the number, the more light enters the sensor. The second number is the aperutre number for when you are zoomed in completely), 24 – 1200mm (50x) lens with Optical Image Stabilisation .
Top sensitivity of ISO 12800 ( Higher ISO means brighter picture. But in most cameras higher ISO also degrades the picture. The exception are full frame cameras whose’s large sensor effectively counters the degradation)
10 frames – per – second burst mode
1080p video with support for 4k still image output
Connectivity options include : GPS, WIFI and NFC. Bionz X is the name of the image processor under the hood and Multi Interface Shoe for connecting Sony add ons.
The H400 retails for 320$ . It’s specs are:
20.1 MP CCD sensor with an f/3.4/6.5, 24.5 – 1543 mm (63x) lens with OIS to back it up
The H300 retails for 220$ . The specifications are :
20.1 MP CCD (CCD is inferior to CMOS) sensor with an f/3-5.9 , 25 – 875 mm (35x) with Optical Image Stabilisation to back it up.
Top ISO of 3200, 0.8 fps burst mode and 720p video. This is the only model which runs on AA batteries. The others run on lithium ion batteries.
That covers the superzooms, now on to the compacts .
The WX350 retails for 320$ which has the same image processor (BIONZ X) of it’s bigger brother : the HX400V. The specifications are:
18.2 MP CMOS sensor, an f/3.5-6.5 , 25 – 500mm (20x) lens with OIS to back it up.
Other specs with the exception of GPS and the Multi Purpose Hotshoe are the same as it’s bigger sibling : NFC, WIFI, 1080p video with 4k still image output
It battery can last for upto 470 shots.
For an extremely low budget, the W800 retails for 80$. It’s specs are:
20.1 MP CCD sensor , an f/3.2-6.4, 26-130 mm (10x) lens ( No OIS, presumably for reducing the costs) lens to back it up.
Top ISO sensitivity of 3200 ( ISO performance will be poor because of the small sensor), 1 fps burst mode and 720p video capture
These cameras are expected in stores by March.
The next product launch was that of a smartphone, the LG G Pro 2, of which I earlier wrote about .
Next up is a band on which you can play games on. Curious? Read on .
The NEX band is looks quite cool. It doesn’t have a traditional display, instead it has 5 notches where you can insert tiny pieces. The pieces can be for decoration and also can be actually useful. The device will come with a total of 5 pieces, 4 outside, 1 built inside. With an array of sensors and an multicolour led light, the NEX band can be customized to perform differrent tasks : Be it for fitness or for lighting up red when someone important calls.
However , the company behind the NEX band is looking to build an ecosystem , an ecosystem of games! The NEX band will retail initially for 50$ and additional mods will cost 10$.
Next up is a mirrorless camera from Sony : the A6000
It is the succesor to the hugely succesful NEX -6. It is quite powerful and feature packed with a 24.3 MP CMPO APS -C size sensor paired with a Bionz X image processor. A quite potent combination. So potent that Sony feels the urge to make the claim that it has the ‘world’s fastest auto focus’ . Just 0.06 sec. It has 175 phase detect and 25 contrast detect AF points. Other features are : pop up flash , Multiple Interface Shoe for addons, 1080p/60p video and 4k image output (Only still Image). Wifi and NFC are also present. It will retail for 800$, 200$ less than it’s predecessor.
An improvement AND a price discount? Keep it up , Sony!
That is it folks, the major launches of the week!