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CES 2012: Sony Selection

CES 2012: Sony Selection

by Jasdeep SahotaJanuary 12, 2012

Sony was in full force at this year’s CES, announcing a ton of new tech across a wide range of categories. Here’s a small selection of what was shown.

(For full product details, check out Sony’s CES fact sheet)


Xperia Ion

The Xperia Ion is the first Long Term Evolution smartphone from Sony, providing 4G capability through an exclusive US-only partnership with AT&T. The phone itself touts an impressive array of HD capabilities with two HD cameras (front & rear), a 4.6 inch HD screen, HDMI-out support and HD streaming. Inside, the Xperia Ion is packing a 1.5 GHZ dual-core processor running Android 2.3, but will eventually be upgraded to Android 4.0 during the second quarter of 2012.  The rear camera mentioned earlier will be 12MP and utilises Sony’s Exmor R technology for incredibly fast photo capture, allowing users to take pictures in just 1.5 seconds from standby.


Xperia S

The Xperia S is Sony’s latest PlayStation Certified phone, allowing users to download and experience titles from the PlayStation Store. It has a similar specs to the Ion- with the same processor, camera and HD functionality. In fact, both phones contain a 4.3 inch Reality Display that pumps out 1280 x 720 HD. However unlike the Ion, the Xperia S will actually be a global launch, hitting stores by the end of Q1 2012.


HDR-PJ760V High-Definition Projector Handycam Camcorder

Sony announced a bunch of camcorders at this year’s CES, but one of the most impressive was the PJ760V Projector Handycam which -as the name suggests- sports a built-in projector capable of putting out 100″ images. While capturing footage you’ll be able to take advantage of 1920×1080 Full HD recording and 24.1 mega-pixel still image capture. The camcorder also contains a bunch of “Prosumer” features such as manual control (iris/shutter/exposure/white balance), CinemaTone presets and 24p recording. In the audio department, the Handycam touts a 5.1 inch surround mic, an S-Master digital amplifier and Clear Phase stereo speakers for dynamic surround sound.


MHS-TS55 Bloggie Live HD Camera

The Bloggie Live is a 1080p HD camera with a 3.0″ touchscreen LCD and 12.8 mega-pixel still image capture. It also comes sports a bunch of Wifi features like live video streaming, Facebook/Youtube upload and auto sync with PlayMemories Online. The Bloggie allows for up to 3 hours of HD video capture on 8 gigabytes of internal memory and comes equipped with an LED light to for low-light shooting, plus SteadyShot image stabilization.


SS-Ar2 Speaker

The final product we’re going to look at is the SS-AR2 loudspeaker, which is a 4-unit, 3-way vented tower that packs a frequency response ranging from 42Hz to 60kHz. The outer casing is made from a unique Japanese maple that was procured from the island of Hokkaido. This tighter grain helps to produce a higher quality sound with distinctly separate tones. This unit weighs in at a hefty 84 lbs. and sports a sleek piano finish.

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  • Carrie Major

    I need a new phone, but all the good verizon phones want that stupid knowledge package. I like the Sony Ericsson phones, but I will not know much about them or which types I can use on Verizon.


  • Flash Funk

    As of right now Sony only has the 40GB PS3 on the market. Is Sony planning to make a new model that is backwards complatible with PS2 or are there no plans for that in the future?

  • lcollier93sbcglobalnet

    Does anybody know a cheap but not so cheap that is really suck phone from sony ericson. Does anybody where i can buy a cheap sony Ericsson phone! But good quality, and last long!

  • slipknot0129

    I’ve borrowed a Sony Handycam and I need to transfer the video files to my computer for editing. This isn’t my camera, so all I have is a USB cable. I’ve tried plugging it into the camera and computer and turning the camera on. The computer doesn’t recognize the software. :( What do I need to do to get the files onto my computer?

  • Denali

    I have a sony vaio laptop i bought 2 months ago from office max, for some reson unknown to me, 1 usb port, and the audio stoped working, how can i get it exchanged or get my money back?

  • Ssshhhh Im becoming aroused

    It might be called smart dimmer or something, but i’ve seen other laptops (inc Macs) which dim automatically after a period of time when not touched. This would be great for conserving battery – how do i get it on my Sony Vaio? Can i download the software somewhere?

    I’m running Vista Home Premium.


  • Jack Bauer

    I have the sony cyber shot carl zeiss vario-tessar 14.1 megapixals dsc-w330 but i lost the charger. Is there another way i could charge it or is there one on ebay for sale or something like that? Please help! I need to charge this camera. Ebay, Amazon? I tried ebaying it but i know nothing about Ebay.

  • Goe122

    I am an AT&T customer and have always had Sony Ericsson phone. I am planning on getting my first smart phone and have a couple of options: the Xperia X10 or the Vivaz.

    I am looking for a pretty basic smart phone: something to check my email with, access social network sites, and a GPS. Should I stick with the Sony Ericsson or try something new?

    Thanks for your help!

  • homerliveshere

    I have a Sony W230 camera, which worked perfectly fine for a few weeks but recently has started to malfunction by zooming in when I turn on the camera. When I want to use the camera I have to stand at a long distance from the subject.

    Is there anyway I can fix this problem?

  • MexicanDude

    I pushed a friend in the pool while playing around and didn’t know his phone was in his pocket. He has the Sony Ericsson tm506. It was dried off with an air compressor and placed in a bag of rice overnight. It still doesn’t work. We’ve also tried replacing the battery and plugging it in w/o battery. I feel bad about this and am about to buy him another phone, but would much rather fix the one he has. Any suggestions would be appreciated!


  • Courtney

    I have a Sony RM-YD013 universal remote that came with my sony television. I’ve been trying to program it to work with my Philips DVD player, but I don’t see a set-up button. I can’t seem to figure it out. I know it should be possible because I found the program code (757) on the sony site. Any ideas?

    Wow, great instructions! It works! I lost the instructions manual awhile back. Thanks so much for the help!

  • mr flibble

    I really want an Apple laptop because I want the built in camera and photobooth because i love taking pictures and making videos. I do not want to pay $1000 thoguh. Sony laptops are a little cheaper and I was wondering If anyone knows if they are just as good. . .thanks!

  • Spider Pc

    I have the sony 50mm portrait lens and im looking at the 85mm lens, now I know that the 85 is a closer lens. I have the 18-200 lens if i put that on around 85 would there be a big difference in using the portrait lens 85mm to the 18-200 lens. What exactly would be the difference?

  • Hotshot t

    I have itunes and it automatically syncs the music to my ipod when I hook it up, but it wont work with my sony mp3 player. So how can I do it with Limewire?

  • Squall Leonhart

    What will be the best way to connect a vga sony laptop to a Panasonic viera tv that doesn’t have a vga?