It looks very edgy. During a private press event in NYC a few months back, Sony announced the PlayStation 4, with no actual views of the hardware. But come June 10th at Sony’s E3 press conference, the PS4 will be fully revealed. But in the meantime, you can be content with the following teaser video, which has been separated into frames at one of the source links. Also, there’s irony: this all comes a day before Microsoft announces the next Xbox. Nice move, Sony.
Via: Sony, GoldenRabbit
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This is the Sony Alpha NEX-3N, a camera with a simple, point-and-shoot body, but with an amazing mirrorless 16.1-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, which is just one of the reasons why it’s a wonderful camera. For what it’s worth, the camera sensor is much larger than typical Micro Four Thirds cameras, with excellent color representation and focus. But let’s not forget the real reason why the NEX-3N is so great — an inexpensive price tag and great photos.
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It was only right that with all the great news being put out by Sony’s news pipes in the past few weeks that I interview one of their executives, specifically in the Sony Computer Entertainment America sector. Enter, John Koller, Vice President of Hardware Marketing at SCEA.
In the phone interview, which you can listen to, there’s talk about all of Sony’s past, present, and possible future attempts at inter-connected systems and the “Second Screen” terminology; people that are interested in what happens on the move, rather than in any stationary place.
Listen to the interview, past the break!
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By the time the PS4 is ready for launch this holiday season, Sony will have a catalog of 4K movies available for streaming to the console. The only grimy part of this dream is that the average 4K movie is around 100GB of bandwidth, which would require not only a fast but reliable internet connection to make full use of. In fact, Sony is so sure that everything will line up perfectly for this happen, that Sony President and COO Phil Molyneux promised that we “will not be disappointed.”
There was a time when the release of a major movie, or perhaps the introduction of a new line of clothing by a world-famous designer, was the only thing that could get consumers truly excited. These days, however, the launch of new technological innovations will often grab the headlines around the world, and will have millions of potential users licking their lips in anticipation of the latest and greatest of gadgets.
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The PlayStation 4 is ushering in a new form of console gaming. Of course, the hardware is technically a normal computer, but after that, it’s all Sony. In this case, any games made available over a disc will also be available via download — every single PS4 game, to be exact. And once a catalog of these games have been constructed, Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida told The Guardian that a subscription service could then be in the works:
As more and more services and contents become available digitally, we’ll have more of an option to create attractive packages. So hypothetically we can look at different models – like a cable TV company. We could have gold, silver or platinum levels of membership, something like that. We can do subscription services when we have more content – especially now that we have the Gaikai technology available. With one subscription you have access to thousands of games – that’s our dream.
This makes total sense, as Sony has access to Gaikai technology to live stream games to play via your PS4, or if you fancy, download and play the game at the same time.
Hey, more mobile operating systems the better right? Not really; it takes large investments that can go wrong (webOS from Palm and Bada from Samsung come to mind), but Mozilla is feeling pretty confident with their Geeksphone prototypes that developers will use to design apps for the platform.
Twitter for example, will support the Firefox OS (which is built with some HTML5), but there’s more – dun, dun, dun — Sony has signed on, stating they’ll build their own Firefox phone for release next year, in 2014.
But, Sony isn’t the first: ZTE, Alcatel along with LG and Huawei all are ready to commit resources to the Firefox OS battlefront. Should be interesting when it happens.
It is official. The Sony PlayStation 4 is the newest console to be announced that is part of the next-gen platform of home console systems. As stated during the NYC press conference,”We believe that PlayStation 4 represents a shift from thinking of a box or console,” said Sony’s Andrew House. “PlayStation is the best place to play.” The PS4 using an x86 processor, a souped-up PC GPU (“2 teraflops of processing power”), 8GB of GDDR5 system memory, and local storage — essentially, it’s a PC. This whole setup becomes an APU setup; both the CPU and GPU lie on the same chip.
This is probably a good time to say that backwards-compatibility is not possible on the PS4, instead streaming of PS3 games is what will allow one to play previous-generation games. Next-gen games include Killzone: Shadow Fall, inFamous: Second Son, Knack, Bungie’s Destiny, Diablo III and Drive Club, a team-based racing game with challenges and fast production cars.
The Sony PlayStation 4 will launch in the holiday season of 2013. No exact release date or price has been announced. And no images of the actual hardware, either.
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Realistically, it’s the NEX-3N that would interest the modern photographer. Featuring a 16-megapixel sensor, a 180-degree tilting screen, and a zoom lever — Sony calls it the “world’s smallest, lightest interchangeable-lens camera with a large APS-C sized sensor” at just 210 grams. Support for the proprietary ”Triluminous Color” for an expanded gamut when images and videos are played back on the company’s Triluminous Bravia displays is also part of the feature lst. The NEX-3N is coming to Europe next month; no word on American or any other availability.
Sony’s A58 gets by with a new 20-megapixel APS-C sensor and processing engine designed for low-noise results with poorly lit areas. A new OLED viewfinder, 8 frames per second shooting and a 15-point autofocus system with subject tracking and the whole catalog of Sony Alpha lenses round out the A58′s resume. It will come out in April; both cameras lack pricing details.
Via: Sony (1), (2)
First of all, it’s worth have some history when it comes to speaking about the Nex-3N. It’s an unannounced camera that will be supposedly announced soon, with one of its main features being that it has electronic zoom, despite the fact that up till this point, all Sony Nex cameras had manual zoom. It’s also going to sport the 16-megapixel sensor of the NEX-F3 and will be released sometimes later this season. Unless of course, this is Photoshopping, in which case this all goes to the sewer, which doesn’t always happen but can happen when speaking about cameras.
Via: Sony Alpha Rumors