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Sony Launches FX3 Full-Frame Camera with Cinematic Look and Enhanced Operability for Creators

The Most Compact and Lightweight Cinema Line Camera and First Choice for Creators Who Strive for New Cinematic Freedom

  • 2 megapixel full-frame back-illuminated CMOS Exmor R™ sensor and BIONZ XR™ image processing engine
  • Ultra-high sensitivity with ISO expandable to 409,600 for very low light conditions and 15+ stops of dynamic range
  • S-Cinetone™ look profile which is inspired by the digital cinema camera VENICE’s colour science, also used in FX9 and FX6 Cinema Line cameras, and records up to 4K 120p
  • Compact and lightweight body design with high operability for hand-held shooting, gimbal and drone-mounted work
  • Multi-thread (1/4-20 UNC) body makes it easy to mount accessories
  • Detachable XLR handle unit with two of XLR/TRS audio input
  • “Active Mode” image stabilisation supports handheld movie shooting
  • Fast Hybrid Auto Focus, Touch Tracking (real-time tracking) and Real-time Eye AF, also used in other Alpha™ cameras
  • Uninterrupted 4K 60p recording (Continued) by Effective heat dissipation and built-in cooling fan 

(ASIA PACIFIC, 24 February 2021) – Sony today officially announced the FX3 (model ILME-FX3) camera that combines the best of Sony’s industry-leading digital cinema technology with advanced imaging features from Alpha™ mirrorless cameras to create the ultimate cinematic look.

As the latest addition to Sony’s Cinema Line, the FX3 delivers a cinematic look and professional operability and reliability all in one device that answers the needs of young creators who are looking for new ways to express their creative vision. The new model provides outstanding image quality and usability for small scale and one-person shooting. The FX3 boasts first-class focus performance, optical image stabilisation, handheld shooting design and advanced heat dissipation for extended recording times. All this in a compact, lightweight body that provides the performance and mobility to meet the growing demands of today’s content creators.

“The FX3 was designed to turn creative vision into reality,” said Ryo Ochi, General Manager, Digital Imaging Division, Sony Electronics Asia Pacific. “It allows creators to bring their visual expression into the world of cinema through immersive content. We will continue to support the world’s creators through Sony’s Cinema Line Series.”

Cinematic Look

The FX3 flaunts Sony’s industry-leading image sensor technology to achieve high processing speeds and outstanding image quality. The full-frame, back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor full-frame 10.2 megapixel (approx. effective) count for movie recording (and 12.1 effective megapixels for stills) and the BIONZ XR image processing engine team up to ensure high sensitivity with low noise. The standard ISO range is 80 to 102,400 (expandable to 409,600 when shooting a movie), and dynamic range is an impressively wide 15+ stops2.

In response to a growing need for more expressive depth, the FX3, along with FX9 and FX6 Cinema Line cameras, allows users to create a cinematic look without post-production using S-Cinetone. Based on the colour science inspired by Sony’s flagship VENICE camera, S-Cinetone delivers natural mid-tones, plus soft colours and smooth highlights that are essential to cinematic look.

Create movies with in-camera 4K recording at up to 120 frames per second3. Extraordinarily smooth slow-motion imagery (up to 5x) at QFHD (3840 x 2160) resolution with autofocus provides new expressive capability.

Sony FX3 Full-frame Cinema Line Camera

Designed for Comfortable Solo-Shooting

The most compact and lightweight Cinema Line camera is ideal for handheld shooting, gimbal and drone-mounted work. It weighs just 715 grams, including the battery and memory cards, and the body is 77.8 mm high, 129.7 mm wide and 84.5 mm deep – without protrusions. The camera grip has been carefully designed to provide optimum flexibility, stability and comfort for long shoots.

Designed for mobility and efficiency, the FX3’s body features five thread holes (1/4-20 UNC) to easily attach compatible accessories while remaining light enough for handheld shooting and making it easy to carry and set up. The supplied XLR handle unit securely attaches to the body via the Multi Interface Shoe without any special tools and provides three additional thread holes for accessories: two on the top and one on the end. External monitors, recorders, wireless microphone receivers, the accessory shoe kit (cold shoe plate), or other add-ons can be securely attached.

To enable high quality audio, the XLR handle unit includes two XLR/TRS audio inputs to the FX3. With an optional XLR microphone, digital audio data can be directly transferred to the camera for outstanding audio quality.  Camera settings provide audio recording formats, including 4-channel 24-bit recording. Because the XLR adaptor is integrated into the handle and does not require any additional cables or batteries, it offers stress-free set up.

The FX3 offers Fast Hybrid autofocus (AF) by using the 627 points focal plane phase-detection system during movie recording. The camera is further enhanced with Touch Tracking (Real-time Tracking) where simply touching the desired subject on the monitor screen initiates auto focus and tracking on that subject. Precise and smooth focus is maintained with Real-time Eye AF – technology that pinpoints eye even when subjects are looking down or up at steep angles. Additionally, other AF features have been included and refined in response to feedback from professional users, including AF Transition Speed, AF Subject Shift Sensitivity, intuitive control and AF support when focusing manually. These AF features have been implemented in the FX3 to ensure stable, flexible and precise focusing in any situation and are easy to operate for solo shoots.

The FX3 features 5-axis optical in-body image stabilisation – highly effective for handheld shooting. A high precision stabilisation unit and gyro sensors have made it possible to provide an Active Mode4 that is dedicated to movie shooting in each format, including 4K. In-body image stabilisation means that effective stabilisation can be achieved with a wide range of lenses, including E-mount lenses that do not include stabilisation of their own. In addition, the FX3 records image stabilisation metadata that can be done more practical adjustment during post-production using Catalyst Browse/Prepare.

Expandability and Operability for Content Creators

Operability

No compromises have been made when designing the FX3 in terms of professional control and operability. The buttons frequently used in movie shooting such as ISO, iris, and white balance adjustment are located on the grip and on the top of the body. The design allows solo creators to control the buttons with one hand. In addition, 140 functions assignable to 15 custom keys allow for ultimate efficiency.

The zoom lever located on the top of the grip not only controls compatible powered zoom lenses, but also allows Clear Image Zoom to be also used with unpowered zoom and prime lenses with less image degradation – reducing the number of lenses required for many projects. This lever also enables smooth zooming that is difficult for manual zoom-ring control.

Recording lamps (tally) are provided on the upper front and rear of the camera, so that operator can easily distinguish when the camera is rolling. A side-opening vari-angle touch-panel LCD monitor allows for easy operation and is suitable for gimbal-mounted shots, complicated angles, handheld operation and more. Flexible Exposure Mode allows the FX3 to have a similar Auto/Manual switch operation as other FX series cameras for aperture (iris), shutter speed, and ISO, which can be set independently. A short press of the assigned custom buttons enables switching between locking the dial / Manual, and a long press on the custom buttons allows on-off switching of Auto setting.

Reliability

Creators need more than just refined features and performance; they also need reliability and durability. The FX3 combines a fan for active cooling with effective heat dissipation resulting in uninterrupted 4K 60p recording without thermal shutdown5. The newly developed fan provides high-efficiency cooling.

The new camera also features a dust and moisture resistant design and durable magnesium alloy chassis. Moreover, USB PD (Power Delivery) supports fast charging[x] for uninterrupted recording.

Expandability

The FX3 is compatible with several recording functions including S-Log3 gamma with S-Gamut3.Cine colour space to preserve rich colour and gradation, that can record in a high dynamic range and wide colour gamut. It also supports internal recording in XAVC S™ and XAVC S-I formats in 4K (QFHD) and FHD, and XAVC HS™ (MPEG-H HEVC/H.265, 4K only) format. 4K 60p video in 10-bit 4:2:2 or 16-bit RAW format can be output to an external device via the FX3 HDMI Type-A jack.

The FX3 also offers fast, future-oriented media slots that contributes to unprecedented shooting freedom with two CFexpress Type A cards. The same data can be simultaneously recorded to both cards for backup, and a “relay” mode will automatically switch to the second media card when the first media card becomes full during recording.

The new camera has been developed with advanced connectivity features to better assist professional creators with high-speed wireless LAN functionality (2.4 GHz or 5 GHz band[xii]) and wired LAN connection via a compatible USB-to-Ethernet adaptor. This FX3 also supports remote shooting from PC by Imaging Edge Desktop™ application “Remote” via Wi-Fi, or Superspeed USB 5Gbps connection over USB Type-C® terminal.

About Cinema Line

Cinema Line is a series of cameras that have a filmic look – cultivated from Sony’s long experience in digital cinema production – plus, enhanced operability and reliability that respond to the wide variety of creators’ high demands.

Cinema Line includes the digital cinema camera VENICE, highly acclaimed in the feature and episodic production industry, the professional camera FX9, which is popular for documentary and drama production and the FX6, for grab and shoot action and content creation. With the addition of the new FX3, the most compact camera in the series, Sony offers a true line up of versatile creative tools for all types of visual storytellers.

Pricing and Availability

The FX3 will be available in selected countries in Asia Pacific from March 2021.

Exclusive stories about Cinema Line, FX3 and Sony’s other imaging products can be found at https://www.sony-asia.com/electronics/cinema-line and https://www.sony-asia.com/alphauniverse/home – resources designed to educate and inspire all fans of Sony’s technology for content creation and photography.

A product video on the new FX3 can be viewed at: https://youtu.be/2YXh88hwqnM.

For detailed product information, please visit: https://www.sony-asia.com/electronics/interchangeable-lens-cameras/ilme-fx3.

BRAVIA XR MASTER Series Z9J

See the world with extraordinary 8K clarity

Traditionally new TV sets focus on resolution, or backlighting, or some other tangible feature. Sony’s 2021 lineup focuses on something else entirely: processing. Dubbed the Cognitive Processor XR, the chip inside these new sets divides the screen into numerous zones and detects where the “focal point” is in the picture  mimicking how the human brain works  adjusting elements like color, contrast, and detail to deliver the best picture possible.

 

XR Picture

Enjoy 8K pictures that feel deep, natural, and real. Our revolutionary processor uses human perspective analysis to cross-analyze and optimize hundreds of thousands of elements in the blink of an eye. Combined with the precision of a Full Array LED panel, pictures pop from the screen with deep blacks and ultra-bright light.

XR Color

See colors that are natural and beautiful to the human eye. The Cognitive Processor XR enables our unique display to access a wider palette and reproduce each color with the subtle differences seen in the real world. With extended hue and saturation, vivid shades, and realistic texture can be seen in the flowers. Even pale colors look realistic.

XR Triluminos Pro™

Powered by our Cognitive Processor XR, this TV reproduces color it in a way that humans find beautiful. See a wider palette of colors with an enhanced range of hue and saturation, allowing natural shades and precise details to be seen, even in dark scenes.

Dubbed the Cognitive Processor XR, the chip inside these new sets divides the screen into numerous zones and detects where the “focal point” is in the picture  mimicking how the human brain works  adjusting elements like color, contrast, and detail to deliver the best picture possible.  The new chip will be available across a wide range of Sony’s 2021 sets, from the flagship 8K LED Master Series Z9J to the 4K X92.

XR Contrast

Feel breathtaking contrast, just as in real life. Our Cognitive Processor XR cross-analyzes data, enhancing picture quality in the same way that the human eye focuses for real life color and depth. With XR Contrast Booster, bright areas are brighter and dark areas darker—no more details overwhelmed by shadow or lost in blown-out highlights.

XR Contrast Booster 15

By precisely balancing light output across the screen, dimming some areas and boosting others, XR Contrast Booster adjusts brightness for higher peaks in glare and deeper blacks in shadow. As bright areas are brighter and dark areas darker, scenes look more real with extra depth and detail.

XR HDR Remaster

With XR HDR Remaster, this TV can detect each object on screen, analyze its color and adjust contrast for even more realistic pictures. Object-based processing powered by BRAVIA XR™ takes precision to a whole new level by adding adjustment of hue, saturation, brightness, motion vector, bandwidth and more. The result is exceptionally real scenes with greater depth, lifelike textures, and natural colors.

XR Clarity

Whatever the content or source, you’ll enjoy entertainment close to 8K resolution with XR 8K Upscaling. Our Cognitive Processor XR accesses a vast amount of data, intelligently recreating lost textures and detail for real-world pictures. See details such as naturally defined feathers and sharply outlined claws

XR 8K Upscaling

Powered by our Cognitive Processor XR, this TV takes 2K or 4K signals close to true 8K quality for incredibly real and immersive viewing. XR 8K Upscaling accesses and utilizes a vast amount of data, analyzing patterns in scenes and recreating subtle details

8K XR Super Resolution

XR Super Resolution detects individual objects in a picture and reproduces virtually real-world textures on screen. Our BRAVIA XR processor precisely analyzes and processes data to power 8K pictures with four times the resolution of 4K for scenes rich in depth, texture and detail

8K XR Smoothing

XR Smoothing creates smooth, natural 8K pictures as you watch, without the “banding” that can occur on other TVs. Scenes are reproduced with thousands of tones, shades, and gradations, making them look incredibly real.

XR Motion

Watching sports and fast-moving movies just got a whole lot better. Our Cognitive Processor XR with XR Motion Clarity™ cross-analyzes data to ensure action stays smooth, bright, and clear with no blur.

XR Motion Clarity

On some screens, sports, and fast-action scenes can seem to go by in a blur. Our latest LED XR X-Motion Clarity™ technology keeps everything smooth, bright, and clear. Each ‘blink’ is individually controlled and its duration optimized, while brightness is boosted when needed, so you won’t miss a thing.

X-Anti Reflection

It’s sometimes difficult to watch dark movies in a bright room due to screen reflection. X-Anti Reflection reduces glare caused by sun- or lamplight so you can see pure blacks in brightness and enjoy clear pictures without distraction.

X-Wide Angle™

Watching TV from the sides is now as satisfying as from the center. Sony’s original optical design to control light from the backlight, the X-Wide Angle panel ensures colors stay true from wherever you’re watching.

4K/120fps

Get the edge on the competition with BRAVIA. With HDMI2.1 you can get a 120fps frame rate on compatible games, so you’ll have the advantage in shooting, sports, and high-performance games with instant on-screen action. You’ll also enjoy ultra-smooth gaming with reduced input lag less than 8.5 ms with 4K/120fps and dedicated Game Mode

XR Sound Position

For an audio experience that matches how we sense the world, XR Sound Position brings you the reality of sound behind the picture. With a vibrating frame tweeter on this BRAVIA XR 8K TV, sound follows action for a truly immersive experience.

Acoustic Multi-Audio™

Our Acoustic Multi-Audio technology includes frame tweeters to ensure high-frequency sounds come from the right place in the scene, exactly where the action is happening. With front-facing subwoofers, you’ll enjoy powerful bass, no matter where you place your TV.

XR Surround

With BRAVIA XR, everything you watch gets the true surround-sound treatment. XR Surround creates surround sound from the sides and vertically so you can experience 3D audio without the need for in-ceiling or up-firing speakers.

3D Surround Upscaling

Our BRAVIA XR signal processing technology enables this TV to reproduce multi-dimensional sound for a truly immersive experience. Feel the sound surround you, not only from left and right but also from a vertical dimension. With 3D Surround Upscaling, you can experience the cinematic thrills of latest audio formats such as Dolby Atmos® at home, as well as enjoying vertical surround with content not compatible with Dolby Atmos.

Google TV

Browse 700,000+ movies and TV episodes, plus live TV, from across your streaming services, all in one place and organized into topics and genres based on what interests you.

Voice Search

Find your favorite content faster than ever using the power of your voice. With Voice Search, there’s no more complicated navigation or tiresome typing — you just have to ask.

Google Assistant

Your TV is more helpful than ever. Use your voice to find movies, stream apps, play music, and control the TV. Ask Google to find a specific title, search by genre, or get personalized recommendations by saying, “what should I watch?” Even get answers like sports scores, control smart-home devices, and more. Talk to Google to get started.

Works with Hey Google

Connect to a Google Assistant-enabled device for hands-free control of your Sony TV. You can find and cast your favorite videos to your Sony TV, all with just your voice. Just start with, “Hey Google.”

Works with Apple AirPlay / Apple HomeKit

With Apple AirPlay, you can stream video and audio to your television right from your iPhone, iPad, or Mac. Watch movies and shows from Apple TV app, your favourite apps, or even Safari. Share your photos with everyone in the room.

Chromecast built-in

Chromecast lets you cast your favorite videos, games, and apps from your mobile device, in full quality, to your Chromecast built in TV. Just one tap of the Cast button on your Android or iOS screen is all you need to supersize the things you love. Cast your content then continue browsing on your phone or tablet.

Smart remote

All your connected devices can be controlled with our smart commander. One button access to video on-demand services brings shows and movies into your room in seconds.

Backlit remote

Premium-design remote in brushed aluminum with hairline finish feels good in the hand and harmonizes with your living room. See keys in the dark with an integrated backlight—ideal for changing volume or settings while watching movies at night

Three-way multi-position stand

A 3-way multi-position stand gives you the choice of a standard setting that focuses you on the picture, narrow setting for smaller shelves and soundbar setting for ideal positioning of your sound system.

Metal Flush Surface

The premium look metal bezel is extremely narrow so your eyes naturally focus on the picture, not what’s around it.

Cable management

A concealed cable track keeps wires neatly hidden so your television stays free of clutter and looks good from the front, the sides, and the back.

Living Decor

Our Living Decor turns your TV into an essential part of your living space with on-screen artwork, personal photos, screensaver themes, and clock functions.

Light and Color Sensor

When the hue of a light source in a room changes, for example between cool and warm, colors of the TV picture change accordingly and can become unnatural. This TV includes an RGB light sensor that optimizes color and brightness of the picture to the light source and room environment.

Acoustic Auto Calibration

No matter where you’re sitting, this TV detects your position and optimizes sound so you’ll enjoy the same sound quality as if you’re sitting right in front of the TV. Sound can change depending on your room environment. Curtains, for example, absorb sound while objects in front of the TV can disturb the passage of sound, compromising the quality of what you hear. This TV detects objects and reproduces sound that’s enhanced and optimized to your room.

Netflix Calibrated Mode

This mode was specially developed to enjoy Netflix originals and reproduce the same picture quality on a TV as on a studio evaluation master. With Netflix Calibrated Mode, the creator’s vision and intent is faithfully preserved.

IMAX Enhanced

This Sony 8K smart TV is an IMAX Enhanced product, ready to meet high-quality color, contrast, clarity and sound. Take comfort in knowing you’ll be enjoying a fully immersive at-home entertainment experience on this TV that takes full advantage of IMAX Enhanced content.

Dolby Vision® and Dolby Atmos®

Enjoy cinematic thrills at home. Dolby Vision® brings scenes vividly to life for authentic viewing, while Dolby Atmos® fills the room with immersive surround sound.

BRAVIA CORE™

A huge number of movies are included and waiting for you. With BRAVIA XR technology, Pure Stream, and IMAX Enhanced, everything you watch is delivered with stunning visuals and expressive sound quality

Pricing and availability info will be announced in spring 2021.

Sony announced the new  ZV-1 pocket vlogger camera  (“ZV-1” hereafter), a lightweight, compact, all-in-one solution. Designed for content creators and  vloggers , the ZV-1 combines easy-to-use features and technology.

SONY ZV-1 COMPACT CAMERA FOR VIDEO BLOGGING

SONY ZV-1 compact camera for video blogging

“Currently there is a segment that we have been listening to, from professionals or those who are starting out in the creation of audiovisual content and need to do it in a simple, fast way, guaranteeing excellent quality in video, image and audio,”  said Angelo. Marconi, Digital Image Manager for Latin America. “Sony has created this camera with vloggers in mind and how to do their work more professionally, so the ZV-1 has an innovative design that integrates various and advanced technologies that will allow them to produce high-quality materials through their different configurations and modes ”.

Content creation

Control focus:  Quick swap between foreground (Bokeh background) and depth of field

Located on top of the camera, the dedicated Bokeh button is easy to access and makes taking selfies easy. With the use of the new Bokeh Switch function, the user can quickly adjust the optical aperture between more or less blurred background.

Product Reviews

For product reviews and similar video content, the new Product Showcase feature enables quick focus transitions between the subject’s face and the object in front of the lens.

Face prioritization

Extreme changes in lighting, such as taking a walk on a sunny day or suddenly changing from a bright location to a shady one, can be managed through the Face Priority auto-exposure (AE) function, which detects and prioritizes the face of the individual and adjusts the exposure to make sure the face is always displayed at an ideal level.

To enhance the emphasis on the subject’s face, especially when recording in selfie mode  , the ZV-1 creates a smooth and natural mix, maintaining sharp images of the mouth and eyes in both video and still images.

Audio

The ZV-1 features Sony’s latest 3-capsule directional microphone that was designed to capture audio forward, allowing clear capture of the subject’s voice while minimizing background noise, especially when operating in selfie mode  . For added flexibility, the ZV-1 also features a standard 35mm (3.5mm) microphone input and Multi Interface Shoe ™ (MI adapter) connectivity allowing you to connect a wide variety of external microphones. It comes integrated with a wind filter that goes into the MI adapter to minimize wind interference.

Design and functionality

This compact and lightweight camera (approximately 294g / 105.5mm x 60.0mm x 43.5mm) is Sony’s first compact device with a side-opening Vari-angle LCD screen, allowing creators to simplify their setup by using the adapter. MI for optional external microphones without the need to add a stand. The above along with the new grip design and the recording video notification front light.

The ZV-1 camera also includes advancements in image stabilization when walking. When shooting with Optical SteadyShot Active mode in HD, the optical and electronic methods are combined to reduce vibration up to 11 times and in 4K video, there is improvement in the stabilization effect of up to 8 times compared to the standard SteadyShot ™ function , respectively.

Live broadcast with ZV-1

The ZV-1 can be transformed into a webcam when connected to a PC via USB, allowing content creators to interact with their followers in real time. Sony’s new PC software will be available in July 2020.

Accessories for vloggers

Sony highlights that, by purchasing separately, the GP-VPT2BT recording  medium  with wireless remote control increases stability, which together with the external stereo microphone  ECM-XYST1M , guarantee a complete experience for content creators.

Class leading AV features

Despite being a small device, it has a multitude of capabilities for creating professional-level videos, including:

· 4K video recording with full pixel readout and zero pixel grouping in high bitrate XAVC S ™ codec.

·         Formato Hybrid Log-Gamma (HDR) / S-Gamut3.Cine / S-Log3, S-Gamut3 / S-Log3

Interval shooting to take stunning time lapse videos

· Super slow motion recording up to 960 cps

· Movie Editadd-on support from the “Imaging Edge ™” mobile app for image stabilization while editing Emphasize ability to edit aspect ratios for IG, etc.

Price and availability

Sony’s digital video camera for youtubers and vloggers, ZV-1, will be available in Colombia in June 2020 at a price of approximately $ 799.

Companies collaborate to make video analytics solutions more accessible in order to drive better business outcomes

Sony Semiconductor Solutions (Sony) and Microsoft Corp. (Microsoft) today announced they are partnering to create solutions that make AI-powered smart cameras and video analytics easier to access and deploy for their mutual customers.

As a result of the partnership, the companies will embed Microsoft Azure AI capabilities on Sony’s intelligent vision sensor IMX500, which extracts useful information out of images in smart cameras and other devices. Sony will also create a smart camera managed app powered by Azure IoT and Cognitive AIServices that complements the IMX500 sensor and expands the range and capability of video analytics opportunities for enterprise customers. The combination of these two solutions will bring together Sony’s cutting-edge imaging and sensing technologies, including the unique functionality of high-speed edge AI proAIcessing, with Microsoft’s cloud expertise and AI platform to uncover new video analytics opportunities for customers and partners across a variety of industries.

“By linking Sony’s innovative imaging and sensing technology with Microsoft’s excellent cloud AI services, we will deliver a powerful and convenient platform to the smart camera market. Through this platform, we hope to support the creativity of our partners and contribute to overcoming challenges in various industries,” said Terushi Shimizu, Representative Director and President, Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation.

“Video analytics and smart cameras can drive better business insights and outcomes across a wide range of scenarios for businesses,” said Takeshi Numoto, corporate vice president and commercial chief marketing officer at Microsoft. “Through this partnership, we’re combining Microsoft’s expertise in providing trusted, enterprise-grade AI and analytics solutions with Sony’s established leadership in the imaging sensors market to help uncover new opportunities for our mutual customers and partners.”

Video analytics has emerged as a way for enterprise customers across industries to uncover new revenue opportunities, streamline operations and solve challenges. For example, retailers can use smart cameras to detect when to refill products on a shelf or to better understand the optimal number of available open checkout counters according to the queue length. Additionally, a manufacturer might use a smart camera to identify hazards on its manufacturing floor in real time before injuries occur. Traditionally, however, such applications — which rely on gathering data distributed among many smart cameras across different sites like stores, warehouses and distribution centers — struggle to optimize the allocation of compute resources, resulting in cost or power consumption increases.

To address these challenges, Sony and Microsoft will partner to simplify access to computer vision solutions by embedding Azure AI technology from Microsoft into Sony’s intelligent vision sensor IMX500 as well as enabling partners to embed their own AI models. This integration will result in smarter, more advanced cameras for use in enterprise scenarios as well as a more efficient allocation of resources between the edge and the cloud to drive cost and power consumption efficiencies.

Sony’s smart camera managed app powered by Azure is targeted toward independent software vendors (ISVs) specializing in computer vision and video analytics solutions, as well as smart camera original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) aspiring to add value to their hardware offerings. The app will complement the IMX500 sensor and will serve as the foundation on which ISVs and OEMs can train AI models to create their own customer- and industry-specific video analytics and computer vision solutions that address enterprise customer demands. The app will simplify key workflows and take reasonable security measures designed to protect data privacy and security, allowing ISVs to spend less time on routine, low-value integration and provisioning work and more time on creating unique solutions to meet customers’ demands.

It will also enable enterprise customers to more easily find, train and deploy AI models for video analytics scenarios.

As part of the partnership, Microsoft and Sony will also work together to facilitate hands-on co-innovation with partners and enterprise customers in the areas of computer vision and video analytics as part of Microsoft’s AI & IoT Insider Labs program. Microsoft’s AI & IoT Insider Labs offer access and facilities to build, develop, prototype and test customer solutions, working in partnership with Microsoft experts and other solution providers like Sony. The companies will begin working with select customers within these co-innovation centers later this year.

About Microsoft

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

About Sony Semiconductor Solutions

Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation is the global leader in image sensors. We strive to provide advanced imaging technologies that bring greater convenience and joy to people’s lives. In addition, we also work to develop and bring to market new kinds of sensing technologies with the aim of offering various solutions that will take the visual and recognition capabilities of both human and machines to greater heights. For more information, please visit: https://www.sony-semicon.co.jp/e/.

Enabling High-Speed Edge AI Processing and Contributing to Building of Optimal Systems Linked with the Cloud

Sony’s Intelligent Vision Sensors IMX500 (left) and IMX501 (right)

 

Sony Corporation today announced the upcoming release of two models of intelligent vision sensors, the first image sensors in the world to be equipped with AI processing functionality*1. Including AI processing functionality on the image sensor itself enables high-speed edge AI processing and extraction of only the necessary data, which, when using cloud services, reduces data transmission latency, addresses privacy concerns, and reduces power consumption and communication costs.

*1 Among image sensors. According to Sony research (as of announcement on May 14, 2020).

These products expand the opportunities to develop AI-equipped cameras, enabling a diverse range of applications in the retail and industrial equipment industries and contributing to building optimal systems that link with the cloud.

Sony's Intelligent Vision Sensors IMX500 (left) and IMX501 (right)

Sony’s Intelligent Vision Sensors IMX500 (left) and IMX501 (right)

Model name Sample shipment date Sample price (excluding tax)
IMX500 1/2.3-type (7.857 mm diagonal) approx. 12.3 effective megapixel intelligent vision sensor (bare chip product) April 2020 10,000 JPY
IMX501 1/2.3-type (7.857 mm diagonal) approx. 12.3 effective megapixel intelligent vision sensor (package product) June 2020 (planned) 20,000 JPY

The spread of IoT has resulted in all types of devices being connected to the cloud, making commonplace the use of information processing systems where information obtained from such devices is processed via AI on the cloud. On the other hand, the increasing volume of information handled in the cloud poses various problems: increased data transmission latency hindering real-time information processing; security concerns from users associated with storing personally identifiable data in the cloud; and other issues such as the increased power consumption and communication costs cloud services entail.

The new sensor products feature a stacked configuration consisting of a pixel chip and logic chip. They are the world’s first image sensor to be equipped with AI image analysis and processing functionality on the logic chip. The signal acquired by the pixel chip is processed via AI on the sensor, eliminating the need for high-performance processors or external memory, enabling the development of edge AI systems. The sensor outputs metadata (semantic information belonging to image data) instead of image information, making for reduced data volume and addressing privacy concerns. Moreover, the AI capability makes it possible to deliver diverse functionality for versatile applications, such as real-time object tracking with high-speed AI processing. Different AI models can also be chosen by rewriting internal memory in accordance with user requirements or the conditions of the location where the system is being used.

Main Features

■ World’s first image sensor equipped with AI processing functionality

The pixel chip is back-illuminated and has approximately 12.3 effective megapixels for capturing information across a wide angle of view. In addition to the conventional image sensor operation circuit, the logic chip is equipped with Sony’s original DSP (Digital Signal Processor) dedicated to AI signal processing, and memory for the AI model. This configuration eliminates the need for high-performance processors or external memory, making it ideal for edge AI systems.

■ Metadata output

Signals acquired by the pixel chip are run through an ISP (Image Signal Processor) and AI processing is done in the process stage on the logic chip, and the extracted information is output as metadata, reducing the amount of data handled. Ensuring that image information is not output helps to reduce security risks and address privacy concerns. In addition to the image recorded by the conventional image sensor, users can select the data output format according to their needs and uses, including ISP format output images (YUV/RGB) and ROI (Region of Interest) specific area extract images.

■ High-speed AI processing

When a video is recorded using a conventional image sensor, it is necessary to send data for each individual output image frame for AI processing, resulting in increased data transmission and making it difficult to deliver real-time performance. The new sensor products from Sony perform ISP processing and high-speed AI processing (3.1 milliseconds processing for MobileNet V1*2) on the logic chip, completing the entire process in a single video frame. This design makes it possible to deliver high-precision, real-time tracking of objects while recording video.

*2 MobileNet V1: An image analysis AI model for object recognition on mobile devices.

■ Selectable AI model

Users can write the AI models of their choice to the embedded memory and can rewrite and update it according to its requirements or the conditions of the location where the system is being used. For example, when multiple cameras employing this product are installed in a retail location, a single type of camera can be used with versatility across different locations, circumstances, times, or purposes. When installed at the entrance to the facility it can be used to count the number of visitors entering the facility; when installed on the shelf of a store it can be used to detect stock shortages; when on the ceiling it can be used for heat mapping store visitors (detecting locations where many people gather), and the like. Furthermore, the AI model in a given camera can be rewritten from one used to detect heat maps to one for identifying consumer behavior, and so on.

Key Specifications

Model name IMX500 (bare chip product) IMX501 (package product)
Number of effective pixels 4056 (H) × 3040 (V), approx. 12.3 megapixels
Image size Diagonal 7.857 mm (1/2.3 type)
Unit cell size 1.55 μm (H) × 1.55 μm (V)
Frame rate Full pixel 60 fps
Video 4K (4056 × 2288) 60 fps
1080p 240 fps
Full/video+AI processing 30fps
Metadata output 30fps
Sensitivity (F5.6 standard value) Approx. 250LSB
Sensor saturation signal level (minimum value) Approx. 9610e-
Power supply Analog 2.7V
Digital 0.84V
Interface 1.8V
Main functions AI processing function, ISP, HDR shooting
Output MIPI D-PHY 1.2 (4 lane) / SPI
Color filter array Bayer array
Output format Image (Bayer RAW), ISP output (YUV/RGB), ROI, metadata
Package IMX500: – IMX501: Ceramic LGA 12.5 mm (H) × 15.0 mm (V)

About Sony Corporation

Sony Corporation is a creative entertainment company with a solid foundation of technology. From game and network services to music, pictures, electronics, semiconductors and financial services – Sony’s purpose is to fill the world with emotion through the power of creativity and technology. For more information, visit: http://www.sony.net/

Two new models are added to the range of televisions: 8K Full Array LED 75-inch and 4K OLED 48-inch . With them Sony brings its high-quality technology to a greater variety of models.

LAS VEGAS, January 6, 2020 (CES, Booth # 17300)  –  Sony Europe today unveils a wide range of advanced TVs, including the new ZH8 8K Full Array LED, A8 (55 and 65-inch), and A9 (48 inches) 4K OLED, in addition to the XH95 and XH90 4K Full Array LED models.The new range of Sony televisions concentrates the best of its own technology to faithfully reflect on the screen what the creator of the images intended. range, Sony wants to offer the most immersive experience on the market with cutting-edge image quality, innovative sound and a seamless user experience on large, premium-quality displays.

Sony Introduces New 8K Full Array LED, 4K OLED, and 4K Full Array LED TVs with Superior Image and Sound Quality

Sony Introduces New 8K Full Array LED, 4K OLED, and 4K Full Array LED TVs with Superior Image and Sound Quality

Sony Introduces New 8K Full Array LED, 4K OLED, and 4K Full Array LED TVs with Superior Image and Sound Quality

With the class-leading Picture Processor X1 ™ Ultimate, clear and accurate image quality is achieved for a highly realistic viewing experience. High-quality sound is also a critical part of display settings. The technology of the new Sound-from-Picture Reality ™ models makes it possible to feel the sound coming directly from the screen.

New models will continue to reflect the creator’s purpose with Netflix Calibrated mode, which offers studio quality for Netflix content, and IMAX® Enhanced ™ (on select models) that brings the IMAX experience of immersive entertainment to your home with a new level of vision, sound and scale.

New Sony TVs also feature Ambient Optimization, a new technology that optimizes image and sound quality in all environments. Automatically adjusts image brightness for room light – increases brightness in dimmed rooms and reduces it in dark rooms for perfect viewing. It even detects objects in the room, such as curtains and furniture that can absorb or reflect sound, and readjusts the acoustics so that the sound is not affected.

In addition to Ambient Optimization, Sony’s new TVs will feature an Immersive Edge design concept. For an even more immersive feel, it has a discreet foot on the edge of the screen. This minimalist stand is hardly appreciated and offers a unobstructed and improved viewing.

For the next generation of consoles, new select models will support 8K resolution, high frame rate of 120 fps in 4K, and very fast response time via HDMI input to provide maximum performance for a gaming experience. avant-garde.

Sony Introduces New 8K Full Array LED, 4K OLED, and 4K Full Array LED TVs with Superior Image and Sound Quality

Sony Introduces New 8K Full Array LED, 4K OLED, and 4K Full Array LED TVs with Superior Image and Sound Quality

Main aspects of the new range of Sony TVs

New ZH8 Frame Tweeter – The most immersive experience is achieved thanks to improved image quality, elegant design, and Sound-from-Picture Reality ™ technology with Sony’s new Frame Tweeter technology. Frame Tweeter vibrates the TV frame to emit sound and makes it possible to feel that the sound comes directly from the screen.

X-Motion Clarity for OLED: This breakthrough technology, established as the best in its class, is now available for OLED, enhancing on-screen action in real time with an incredible refresh rate that makes the image clearer, brighter and smooth than ever, and provides an unmatched sports viewing experience.

X-Wide Angle Expansion – X-Wide Angle technology delivers vivid, vivid colors from any angle, while preserving more colors and brightness than other conventional LED TVs, enjoying fantastic images with incredible range and depth from anywhere From the room, for added power of choice, XH95 4K Full Array LED TVs will feature X-Wide Angle starting with 55-inch models.

Full-Array LED Expansion – Sony’s Full-Array local dimming and enhancement technology dynamically changes light levels in different sections of the screen depending on the content, dramatically increasing contrast and brightness. By precisely balancing the light output from the screen, darker scenes become darker and brighter scenes are brighter, just as their creator intended.This premium feature will be available from now on on XH90 televisions. 4K Full Array LED mid-range.

Backlit Remote Control: Now you can enjoy your viewing experience in darker environments with the new premium aluminum backlit remote control from the ZH8 and XH95.

Android TV ™ : the new range will feature Android TV with the Google Assistant 1 , Google Play Store and Chromecast built-in, to offer users easy access to content, services and devices through its extensive platform. The menus of the original Sony user interface and voice controls have also been improved for better everyday use. Expanded voice control features allow users to enjoy live TV, apps and connected devices hands-free. [1] .

Hands-free features [2] : Sony’s voice-activated TVs work with the Google Assistant [3]  to provide a smarter viewing experience. Easily find and watch your favorite movies, check sports scores or update of time, and control your television and even your home, all just by talking to the television.

Smart Speaker Compatibility : With Google Home [4]  and Amazon Alexa [5] enabled devices , you can stream and control YouTube videos with Google Home or change channel or volume with Amazon Alexa enabled devices.

Easy connectivity with most devices with Apple® AirPlay® 2 , users can stream movies, music, games and photos to their TV directly from their iPhone®, iPad® or Mac®. Apple HomeKit ™ technology provides an easy and secure way for users to control their TV from their iPhone®, iPad® or Mac® [6] .

New Sony television models and their main features

ZH8  8K Full Array LED TV  (85 and 75 inch models)

Provides ultra-high 8K contrast and very realistic Sony image quality to more users

Picture Processor X1 ™ Ultimate processor and 8K X-Reality PRO. Images are honored and refined in real time and are enhanced to get closer to true 8K quality thanks to Sony’s exclusive 8K database

New Frame Tweeter technology offers an immersive experience through improved image quality, sleek design and Sound-from-Picture Reality ™

Offers a backlit remote control so customers can enjoy a great viewing experience in darker environments

The stand has two positions allows you to place the TV on smaller furniture

New Ambient Optimization improves sound and image quality in all environments. Automatically adjusts image brightness for room light, increasing it in bright rooms and reducing it in dark rooms for perfect viewing

The TRILUMINOS ™ display reproduces subtle nuances of color, light, and gradients from the camera lens to the living room

Compatible with Dolby Vision ™ and Dolby Atmos ™

Hands-free compatible

Works with smart speakers, including Google Home and Amazon Alexa enabled devices

Easy connectivity to most devices, including Apple® AirPlay® 2, HomeKit ™

Quick access to a variety of content and services with Android TV

The custom mode, along with other calibrated display modes from Sony, offers various display options to suit consumer tastes, while faithfully preserving the creator’s intent.

Supports 4K at 120 fps

A8 4K OLED TV (65 and 55 inch models)

It features the Picture Processor X1 ™ Ultimate Image Processor, which provides a cutting-edge 4K HDR viewing experience with the following technologies: Object-based Super Resolution, Object-based HDR remaster, Super Bit Mapping ™ HDR 4K, and dual base processing of data

Features Pixel Contrast Booster, Eight Million Self-Lit Pixels, and Sony’s Original Panel Controller for OLEDs Delivering a Visual Experience Enriched with Unprecedented Authentic Black Color and Wide Viewing Angle

X-Motion Clarity for OLED: This breakthrough technology, established as the best in its class, will be available from now on for OLED and enriches the action on the screen in real time to make it clearer, brighter and more fluid than ever, and provides an unmatched sports viewing experience.

Two subwoofers enhance and power Acoustic Surface Audio ™

Compatible with Dolby Vision ™ and Dolby Atmos ™

New Ambient Optimization improves sound and image quality for all environments. Automatically adjusts image brightness for room light, increasing it in bright rooms and reducing it in dark rooms for perfect viewing

The TRILUMINOS ™ display reproduces subtle nuances of color, light, and gradients from the camera lens to the living room

Works with smart speakers, such as Google Home and Amazon Alexa enabled devices

Easy connectivity to most devices, including Apple® AirPlay® 2, HomeKit ™

Quick access to a variety of content and services with Android TV

The custom mode, along with other calibrated display modes from Sony, offers various display options to suit consumer tastes, while faithfully preserving the creator’s intent.

A9 OLED 4K TV (48-inch model)

The new 48-inch model meets the demand for smaller, high-quality OLED TVs

Small aluminum center bracket gives users flexibility for tight spaces

Offers the best image quality of its range in small format

Includes advanced features of Sony’s OLED TV, including Picture Processor X1 ™ Ultimate Image Processor, Pixel Contrast Booster, and Acoustic Surface Audio ™

X-Motion Clarity for OLED: This groundbreaking and best-in-class technology will be available for OLED from now on. Enhance real-time on-screen action with an incredible refresh rate that makes the image clearer, brighter and smoother than ever. For this reason, it provides an unmatched sports viewing experience.

The new Ambient Optimization optimizes sound and image quality in all environments. Automatically adjusts image brightness for room light, increasing it in bright rooms and reducing it in dark rooms for perfect viewing

The TRILUMINOS ™ display reproduces subtle nuances of color, light, and gradients from the camera lens to the living room

Compatible with Dolby Vision ™ and Dolby Atmos ™

Works with smart speakers, such as Google Home and Amazon Alexa enabled devices

Easy connectivity to most devices, including Apple® AirPlay® 2, HomeKit ™

Quick access to a variety of content and services with Android TV

The custom mode, along with other calibrated display modes from Sony, offers various display options to suit consumer tastes, while faithfully preserving the creator’s intent.

XH95 4K Full Array LED TV (85, 75, 65, 55 and 49 inch models)

It features the X1 ™ Ultimate Image Processor, which provides a cutting-edge 4K HDR viewing experience with the following technologies: Object-based Super Resolution, Object-based HDR remaster, Super Bit Mapping ™ HDR in 4K, and Dual Base Processing data

It has a backlit full-array with local dimming thanks to X-tended Dynamic Range ™ PRO that guarantees six times the current contrast of our conventional LED TVs

X-Wide Angle technology delivers rich, true-to-life colors from any angle while preserving more colors and brightness than other conventional LED TVs. Enjoy a good image with incredible depth and scale from anywhere in the room. For added power of choice, XH95 4K Full Array LED TVs will feature X-Wide Angle starting with 55-inch models.

It has improved Acoustic Multi-Audio; the Sound-from-Picture Reality ™ concept with Bi-Amp system, which controls the main speaker and invisible tweeter separately, and an X-Balanced Speaker, a new speaker that combines clear sound and elegant design (Bi-Amp, X-Balanced Speaker only available for 55, 65 and 75 inch models; Acoustic Multi-Audio starting with 55 inch models)

Flush Surface design offers a sleek look with no bezels (55, 65, and 75-inch models only)

The new Ambient Optimization optimizes sound and image quality in all environments. Automatically adjusts image brightness for room light, increasing it in bright rooms and reducing it in dark rooms for perfect viewing

The TRILUMINOS ™ display reproduces subtle nuances of color, light, and gradients from the camera lens to the living room

Compatible with Dolby Vision ™ and Dolby Atmos ™

Hands-free functions (available from 55 inches)

Works with smart speakers, such as Google Home and Amazon Alexa enabled devices

Easy connectivity to most devices, including Apple® AirPlay® 2, HomeKit ™

Quick access to a range of content and services with Android TV

The custom mode, along with other calibrated display modes from Sony, offers various display options to suit consumer tastes, while faithfully preserving the creator’s intent.

XH90  4K Full Array LED TV  (85, 75, 65 and 55 inch models)

X1 ™ HDR 4K image processor reproduces more depth, textures and natural colors thanks to remastered Object-based HDR technology

Features local-dimming backlit full-array with X-tended Dynamic Range ™

A new mid-range Full Array LED model to provide more variety to the consumer

Offers Acoustic Multi-Audio with X-Balanced Speaker (from 65 inches; X-Balanced Speaker will be present in all models)

New Ambient Optimization optimizes sound and image quality in all environments. Automatically adjusts image brightness for room light – increases brightness in bright rooms and lowers brightness in dark rooms for perfect viewing

The TRILUMINOS ™ display reproduces subtle nuances of color, light, and gradients from the camera lens to the living room

Compatible with Dolby Vision ™ and Dolby Atmos ™

Diamond cut bezel for a stylish design

Works with smart speakers, such as Google Home and Amazon Alexa enabled devices

Easy connectivity to most devices, including Apple® AirPlay® 2, HomeKit ™

Quick access to a range of content and services with Android TV

The custom mode, along with other calibrated display modes from Sony, offers various display options to suit consumer tastes, while faithfully preserving the creator’s intent.

Supports 120fps in 4K (via an upcoming software update)

XH85 4K TV (49- and 43-inch models)

4K X1 ™ HDR Processor reproduces more depth, textures and natural colors thanks to remastered Object-based HDR technology

The TRILUMINOS ™ display reproduces subtle nuances of color, light, and gradients from the camera lens to the living room

Compatible with Dolby Vision ™ and Dolby Atmos ™

Support with metal edge and elegant aluminum bezel

Works with smart speakers, such as Google Home and Amazon Alexa enabled devices

Easy connectivity to most devices, including Apple® AirPlay® 2, HomeKit ™

Quick access to a range of content and services with Android TV

XH81 4K TV (65, 55, 49, and 43-inch models)

X1 ™ HDR 4K processor reproduces more depth, textures and natural colors thanks to remastered Object-based HDR technology

X-Balanced Speaker, a new speaker that combines clear sound and an elegant design (from 55 inches)

The TRILUMINOS ™ display reproduces subtle nuances of color, light, and gradients from the camera lens to the living room

Compatible with Dolby Vision ™ and Dolby Atmos ™

Bracket with metal rim and polished finish bezel

Superior Aluminum Remote Control

Works with smart speakers, such as Google Home and Amazon Alexa enabled devices

Easy connectivity to most devices, including Apple® AirPlay® 2, HomeKit ™

Quick access to a range of content and services with Android TV

The custom mode, along with other calibrated display modes from Sony, offers various display options to suit consumer tastes, while faithfully preserving the creator’s intent.

XH80 4K TV (85, 75, 65, 55, 49, and 43-inch models)

X1 ™ HDR 4K Processor reproduces more depth, textures and natural colors thanks to remastered Object-based HDR technology

X-Balanced Speaker, a new speaker that combines clear sound and an elegant design (from 55 inches)

The TRILUMINOS ™ display reproduces subtle nuances of color, light, and gradients from the camera lens to the living room

Compatible with Dolby Vision ™ and Dolby Atmos ™

Edged stand and bevel with a polished finish

Works with smart speakers, such as Google Home and Amazon Alexa enabled devices

Easy connectivity to most devices, including Apple® AirPlay® 2, HomeKit ™

X70 4K TV (65, 55, 49, and 43-inch models)

X-Reality ™ PRO 4K technology enhances and brightens each image to bring it closer to true 4K quality to showcase increasingly refined details and nuances of the scene

The TRILUMINOS ™ display reproduces subtle nuances of color, light, and gradients from the camera lens to the living room

ClearAudio + enhances TV audio for an enriching and immersive experience that seems to surround you. Listen to music and dialogue with greater clarity and separation, whatever you see

Integrated Internet browser to view content using popular streaming apps, with one-click access to Netflix and YouTube apps

The custom mode, along with other calibrated display modes from Sony, offers various display options to suit consumer tastes, while faithfully preserving the creator’s intent.

Pricing and availability

The prices and availability of these products will be announced later.

More information:

ZH8 series>  https://www.sony.es/electronics/televisores/zh8-series

A8 series>  https://www.sony.es/electronics/televisores/a8-series

XH95 series>  https://www.sony.es/electronics/televisores/xh95-series

XH90 series>  https://www.sony.es/electronics/televisores/xh90-series

XH85 series>  https://www.sony.es/electronics/televisores/xh85-series

XH81 series>  https://www.sony.es/electronics/televisores/xh81-series

XH80 series>  https://www.sony.es/electronics/televisores/xh80-series

X70 series>  https://www.sony.es/electronics/televisores/x70-series

 

3 The Google Home device (sold separately) is compatible with Sony TVs powered by Android TV. Compatible devices are required to be connected to the same wireless home network.Download the Google Home app from the iPhone App Store or Google Play. Subject to terms and conditions of third parties. User must pair compatible devices to control operation. Once downloaded, the Google Home feature has to connect to the Sony device to access the voice control feature.

4 Amazon Alexa devices (available separately) are compatible with Sony TVs powered by Android TV. An Amazon account is required. You may require a subscription to access specific content. Compatible devices need an Internet connection. Amazon, Echo, Alexa and all logos related to trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or their respective affiliates.

5 Apple® AirPlay® 2 and HomeKit ™ features will be available on FY19 ZF9, AF9, ZG9, AG9, XG95, and XG85 (85 «, 75», 65 «, and 55») and FY20 ZH8, A9, A8 models, XH95, XH90, XH85, XH81 and XH80. AirPlay 2 and HomeKit features require an iOS device with iOS 12.3 or later or a Mac with macOS 10.14.5. Apple, AirPlay, HomeKit, iPhone, iPad, Mac, and macOS are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the US. USA And other countries. Requires firmware update over the network.

About Sony Corporation

Sony Corporation is a creative entertainment company with a strong technology base. Through its divisions, ranging from video games and online services, through music, film, electronics, semiconductors and financial services, Sony’s goal is to feed the illusion thanks to the power of creativity and technology. More information can be found on Sony’s global website:  http://www.sony.net/

At the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) trade show, Sony announced  that it had developed a 19.2-meter (63-foot) long home theater screen with the stunning 16K resolution, using its  Crystal LED technology. .

screen_of_cinema_Sony

SONY Introduces 19.2-Meter Crystal LED Home Cinema Screen That Costs Over $ 5 Million

Ideal for small and medium-sized screens, our reliable cinema projectors deliver true 4K image quality with the added attraction of highly affordable ownership costs. There is a choice of long-lasting HPM or laser lamp light sources for consistently bright, high-contrast images with low maintenance needs, so theater owners can focus on providing the public with an incredible, complete entertainment experience.

“That its Crystal LED screen will finally be available for purchase by the general public, as it was previously only the domain of movie theaters.”

According to Sony, the impressive display will be sold through “a select group of specially trained and certified Sony dealers.”

The Crystal LED technology Sony  powered micro-LED modules 16 × 18 inches, very similar structure to the LED Samsung Onyx system. It is brighter than OLED, allowing for supernaturally sharp images with realistic colors.

Sony will assemble your desired movie screen in your home, but some sample configurations include 1080p with 18 8×4 foot modules; 16 foot wide 4K resolution (72 modules); 8K 32 × 18 feet (288 modules) and 16K and 63 × 18 feet (576 modules).

Here are some technical details of the Crystal LED 16k cinema screen:

  • HDR with high brightness (1,000 nits).
  • 10 bits of Grayscale.
  • Accurate color reproduction.
  • Outstanding color gamut: 140% sRGB.
  • High image quality: up to 120p.
  • Viewing angle: almost 180 degrees.
  • Spectacular 3D images.
  • Non-standard aspect ratio.
  • Up to 99% black surface area to provide high contrast and maximum resolution.

Basically, you will feel like you can enter this huge screen.

 

As you might expect, the price for a Crystal 16K LED cinema screen of this size is not cheap, you have to be prepared to pay the seven figure sum.

This means that the  4K cinema screen  (which has 72 modules) costs around $ 720,000, while the 16K cinema screen (with 576 modules) could cost the sum of up to $ 5.8 million (€ 5.26 million),

  • Enjoy the renowned high-end sound of the 1000X family with the latest fully wireless headphones from Sony.
  • The next level of silence with Dual Noise Sensor technology and the HD Noise Canceling QN1e processor.
  • Wireless design, stable connectivity and comfortable fit for total listening freedom.
  • Long-lasting battery and quick charge function to revolutionize your daily commute to work.
  • Listen your way with Adaptive Sound Control, customizable touch controls and voice assistant.

The Sony WF-1000XM3 headphones

Sony today expands its renowned 1000X range with the addition of next-generation fully wireless headphones, the  WF-1000XM3 . The noise cancellation Sony, industry leader in January , has improved thanks to the processing chip HD Noise Canceling QN1e and Dual Noise Sensor technology, which delivers performance cancellation exceptional noise you can hear the music and nothing but the music.

The next level of silence

The WF-1000XM3 headphones feature Dual Noise Sensor technology that works with the new HD Noise Canceling QN1e processor to capture and cancel noise, respectively, so all the attention is focused on your music. Thanks to Dual Noise Sensor technology, the Feedforward and Feedback microphones on the headphone surface better capture the ambient sound around you. Once the external sound has been captured, the HD Noise Canceling QN1e processor gets to work. The processor intelligently creates an inverted sound wave that compensates for annoying background noise. Not only does it cancel out more noise on almost all frequencies, it also consumes less power. The headphones cancel out all kinds of noises, from the annoying noise of an airplane cabin to the hustle and bustle of the city streets,

  • Enjoy the renowned high-end sound of the 1000X family with the latest fully wireless headphones from Sony.
  • The next level of silence with Dual Noise Sensor technology and the HD Noise Canceling QN1e processor.
  • Wireless design, stable connectivity and comfortable fit for total listening freedom.
  • Long-lasting battery and quick charge function to revolutionize your daily commute to work.
  • Listen your way with Adaptive Sound Control, customizable touch controls and voice assistant.

Sony today expands its renowned 1000X range with the addition of next-generation fully wireless headphones, the  WF-1000XM3 . The noise cancellation Sony, industry leader in January , has improved thanks to the processing chip HD Noise Canceling QN1e and Dual Noise Sensor technology, which delivers performance cancellation exceptional noise you can hear the music and nothing but the music.

The next level of silence

The WF-1000XM3 headphones feature Dual Noise Sensor technology that works with the new HD Noise Canceling QN1e processor to capture and cancel noise, respectively, so all the attention is focused on your music. Thanks to Dual Noise Sensor technology, the Feedforward and Feedback microphones on the headphone surface better capture the ambient sound around you. Once the external sound has been captured, the HD Noise Canceling QN1e processor gets to work. The processor intelligently creates an inverted sound wave that compensates for annoying background noise. Not only does it cancel out more noise on almost all frequencies, it also consumes less power. The headphones cancel out all kinds of noises, from the annoying noise of an airplane cabin to the hustle and bustle of the city streets,

The WF-1000XM3 headphones are specially designed to improve comfort and stability in your ears. The “ergonomic triple grip” structure keeps the headphones firmly in place, with three support points for the ear. A high friction rubber surface has also been included to ensure a stable fit. With 4 sizes of hybrid earbuds and three sizes of triple comfort earbuds, you will always find the perfect fit.

Smart convenience

The HD Noise Canceling QN1e processor consumes little power, greatly increasing battery life and listening time. With a autonomy of up to 24 hours [1]  with the Noise Canceling function activated using the elegant earphone case WF-1000XM3 that works as a charger. This is perfect for more battery power when you’re away from home. The headphones have a quick charge function: just 10 minutes of charging offers up to 90 minutes of battery life.

For added ease, you can use Quick Attention mode to communicate without removing your headphones. Simply place your finger on the left earphone touchpad to quickly turn down the volume of the music and let the ambient sound in, so you can listen to announcements or order a drink, for example. Plus, with the headset’s fully customizable touch sensors [2] , you can easily play, pause, skip songs, or easily activate your voice assistant with a few simple taps. Plus, the new Wearing Detection feature automatically pauses music when you remove one of your headphones from your ear, and playback resumes when you put the headset back on, so you never miss a beat.

Optimized for the Google Assistant, you can control your headphones by voice, making the WF-1000XM3 the perfect companion for any trip [3] . The headphones are also compatible with the Sony application | Headphones Connect, where you will find sound customization functions, noise cancellation, touch controls, among many others.

The WF-1000XM3 model will cost approximately € 250 and will be available from the beginning of August.

For product specifications, visit the  Sony website .

Up to 24 hours with the Noise Canceling function activated (6 hx 3 charges) and up to 32 hours with the Noise Canceling function deactivated (8 hx 3 charges). The case provides up to 3 additional charges.

Customizable through the Sony application | Headphones Connect.

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About Sony Corporation

Sony Corporation is a creative entertainment company with a strong technology base. Through its divisions, ranging from video games and online services, through music, film, electronics, semiconductors and financial services, Sony’s goal is to feed the illusion thanks to the power of creativity and technology. More information can be found on Sony’s global website:  http://www.sony.net/