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    Sony and Best Buy Team Up to Create Hi-Res Audio Listening Centers

    Sony has been actively promoting the idea of hi-res audio since the re-release of the Walkman as a high-end audiophile product last year. Sony’s concept of hi-res audio includes high bitrate playback of uncompressed music files, along with more powerful amplifiers and digital-to-analog converters. They’ve made a couple players with that have earned the hi-res […]

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    Sony’s Smart B-Trainer Review, Non-Runners Need Not Apply

    Somewhere, avid runners thought really hard and wished up their dream fitness tracker/headphones combo, and Sony’s Smart B-Trainer was born. It is a magical combination of Bluetooth earphones, a heart rate sensor, a curated built-in 16 GB MP3 player, an app, a fitness coach, a GPS tracker, and more. Size and Fit At about the […]

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    Sony’s 4k Televisions Now Support HDR Content, But What Does That Mean?

    Warning: marketing speak ahead. But, once we hack through that forest, there just might be something to Sony’s claims that even more of their lineup of 4k televisions now support high dynamic range (HDR) video. Sony first started talking about HDR video in April, when it was reported that their 75″ flagship 4k X940C television […]

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    Sony Debuts the First Smartphone With a 4k Display, the Xperia Z5 Premium

    It was inevitable — eventually, some device manufacturer was bound to create a smartphone with a 4k display. Sony detailed their brand new Xperia Z5 this week at IFA 2015, and it’s coming in three models — Compact, regular, and Premium — with the latter earning the somewhat dubious distinction of having the first 4k […]

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    Sony is All About the 4K with New A7R II, RX10 II and RX100 IV Cameras

    Sony has been pumping out some of the most impressive cameras on the market over the past few years by consistently figuring out how to fit their top-line pro features into somewhat affordable consumer models. The three new cameras being introduced today — the fixed-lens RX10 II and RX100 IV and the interchangeable-lens a7R II […]

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    Sony’s Smart Tennis Sensor is Finally Here

    It seems like ages ago when we got hands-on with Sony’s Smart Tennis Sensor at CES 2014, but finally, after a Japanese debut and delays for the North American release, it’s finally set to hit the states. The final product is small orange nib that fits into the bottom of your tennis racket, which they’ve […]

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    Sony Announces Two Cyber-shot Cameras that Resemble the RX Series

    This week, Sony is releasing two new point-and-shoot cameras in its Cyber-shot line. While the entry-level fixed-lens cameras are nowhere near as capable as a DSLR or one of Sony’s mirrorless cameras, a lot of the tech from those higher-end models is trickling down into the cheaps, making the new HX90V and WX500 worth a […]

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    Sony’s 4K Action Cam First Impressions with Sample Video

    At CES last month, Sony announced their 4K Action Cam. Sony’s Action Cam is Sony’s answer to GoPro, but unlike the GoPro, this sports camera is packed with serious Carl Zeiss optics on the inside. We took the 4K Action Cam for a road test over in Crested Butte, Colorado. And by roads – we […]

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    Sony Announces New 4K Action Cam and Handycam

    2015 looks like it’s going to be the year of 4K, and we’re not just talking about TVs. Sony’s keen on letting you record your own 4K content, and they’re making it happen with two impressive new video cameras. The FDR-AX33 is Sony’s new 4K Handycam, and it’s wonderfully small for such a robust device. […]

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    4K Ultra HD Content Lands at Amazon Prime Instant Video

    Amazon announced today that they’re rolling out the first 4K content to hit their streaming service, Amazon Prime Instant Video. In addition to TV shows, including the whole slate of Amazon Original Series, a short list of movies from Sony Pictures Entertainment will also be available for streaming—just don’t get your hopes up about watching […]

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    Sony a7II First Impressions + Sample Photos

    Sony took the camera world by storm last year with the full-frame a7. While DSLR elephants like Canon and Nikon were busy cranking out incremental updates to their mirrored cameras, Sony decided to trot down the mirrorless road. The bet paid off handsomely. The a7 and its a7R and a7S siblings have received tons of […]

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    Sony Xperia Z3v Comes to Verizon With Wireless Charging

    Sony’s newest flagship smartphone, the Xperia Z3, is getting a special version unique to Verizon, and it’s coming this month. The difference between the Xperia Z3v and the regular Z3 isn’t just the difference between CDMA and GSM, though—the Verizon version of the phone is also getting wireless charging. The Xperia Z3, which we learned […]

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    Sony Action Cam Shrinks to Bite-Sized Mini HDR-AZ1

    The Sony Action Cam is getting small. Like, really small. Once you get this thing mounted, you really will forget it’s there. The Sony Action Cam Mini is debuting at IFA this week, and it’s going to definitely attract some interest among the extreme sports crowd. The Mini is 30 percent smaller than other Action […]

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    Sony Xperia Z3 Packs in PS4 Remote Play, 12800 ISO

    The Sony Xperia Z2 smartphone came out this past April. Clearly, that means a new model is in order. Sony seems to be antsy this year, releasing their Z3 line of mobile devices in the same calendar year they released their Z2 devices. The Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact smartphones will indeed drop within […]

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    Sony a5100 Finally Replaces the Popular NEX-5T

    It’s not like we didn’t know it was coming, but Sony’s extremely popular NEX-5T series is about to get replaced with the incoming Sony ɑ5100. Like the NEX-5 series that came before it, the a5100 is targeted towards entry-level DSLR/mirrorless camera users who are replacing their cameras, along with step-up users that are upgrading from smartphones […]

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    Sony’s A7S Shoots 4K Video in the Dark

    Sony’s powerful A7 series now has a new addition to the family. And, like always with Sony cameras, this newest one isn’t lacking in significance – it’s their first small-bodied, mirrorless, full-frame DSLR camera to pack in 4k video recording. The Sony a7S has a 12.2 MP 35 mm Exmor CMOS sensor paired with a […]

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    Sony Xperia Z2 Smartphone Records 4K Video [Video]

    Sony has had a busy Mobile World Congress, updating their line of smartphones and tablets and adding in a brand new smart wristband. By and large, waterproofing is still a big part of what Sony is doing, but they definitely have the specs to back it up this year. With the Sony Xperia Z2, Sony […]

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    Hands-on with the Sony Alpha a6000

    Sony is stepping up their camera game once again today, announcing the A6000, which is set to replace the very popular NEX-6. The Alpha A6000 is a compact, lightweight, interchangeable lens camera that features some serious improvements over its predecessor. Once again, it’s a compact camera that seriously rivals larger DSLRs in quality and capabilities. […]