Sony has launched two new video products to cover both the recording and playback ends of the spectrum. The new flash memory based Bloggie Touch camcorder offers 1080p high definition recording as well as 360 degree panoramic videos, and the S-frame range allows for AVCHD video playback.

The Bloggie Touch has a lens attachment which enables 360 degree recording, which can then be processed by supplied software. With 8GB of internal memory plenty of clips can be recorded, with 12.8MP stills also possible. The 3″ touchscreen removes the need for an overabundance of buttons, and the built in USB should make downloading simple.

The S-frame range covers three photo frames, all of which allow for the playback of AVCHD, a HD video format used by Sony and Panasonic cameras. The range also includes a photo frame/printer combination producing postcard-sized prints from the rear. 

The Bloggie Touch will be available in November, and the S-frames in October. For more information go to www.sony.co.uk, or see the full press releases.

Sony Bloggie announcement

Press Release


Have fun shooting Full HD and 360 videos with the new-generation Sony BloggieTM
Touch


‘All-in-one’ web sharing solution with
camera, software and Personal Space online service




Beautifully styled snap camera shoots Full
HD 1920×1080 video and 360 videos plus 12.8 megapixel stills


Large, easy to use 7.6cm (3″) touch-screen
and new interface


Built-in USB and BloggieTM software for easy
uploads


Quick, secure, private sharing of videos
and photos with new Personal Space by Sony



It’s brilliantly easy to create Full HD video clips and still photos with the
new BloggieTM Touch from Sony. A radical evolution from first-generation Sony
BloggieTM models, the all-new HD snap camera boasts gorgeous looks with its
slim, rounded body and finely brushed aluminium finish. It’s also the perfect
‘all-in-one’ solution for shooting and sharing life’s special moments, wherever
you are.

 

Available in a choice of vibrant pink, silver and black finishes, the Bloggie
Touch is a stylish partner for day-trips, weekend breaks or fun-filled nights
out.

 

The camera’s cool, clean lines are dominated by a large, bright 7.6cm (3″) LCD
touchscreen that gives a brilliant view of your photos and video clips. A sleek
new user interface simplifies intuitive ‘touch and flick’ enjoyment of your
clips and pictures.

 

Operation is equally straightforward. Just point and shoot to capture the
moment: you can even grab still images while video recording continues uninterrupted.

 

The sensitive ExmorTM CMOS Sensor captures sparkling Full HD videos and
crisply-detailed still photos. Picture quality is enhanced further by the
bright, high quality lens with F2.8 maximum aperture for clear, low noise
images – even when you’re shooting on an overcast day.

 

BloggieTM Touch features a versatile autofocus lens with wide angle function.
There’s also a new auto macro mode to focus sharply on objects as close as 10cm
away. It’s ideal for snapping the menu of that unforgettable restaurant meal or
a beautiful flower discovered on holiday.

 

BloggieTM Touch also records amazing 360-degree panoramic videos and photos to
capture everything that’s happening around you – just clip on the supplied lens
adaptor. 360 videos are now twice the resolution of previous-generation
BloggieTM, and low-light video quality is also improved thanks to the ExmorTM
CMOS sensor. In addition to fun 360 Video, Bloggie Touch features “free-style
shooting” which allows you to capture movie both in landscape and portrait.

 

Despite its slim, compact size, Bloggie Touch allows nearly 4 hours HD movie
shooting time (1280 x 720/30p mode) on its 8GB internal memory. (Continuous
maximum shooting time: approx. 29 mins).

 

After shooting, it’s never been easier to share your favourite photos and video
clips on the web. BloggieTM Touch connects instantly to any PC via its flip-out
USB arm that also charges the camera’s battery. There are no fiddly cables or
software CDs to worry about: hook up BloggieTM Touch and the built-in sharing
software launches automatically.

 

Simply drag and drop to upload your favourite moments without fuss to social
networks and popular sites like YouTube, Facebook and Flickr. While you’re on
the move, it’s easy to tag content with a new ‘Share-it-Later’ function for
simple uploads when you’re next online.

 

Built-in Bloggie software also allows easy uploads to Personal Space, the
brand-new online service from Sony for sharing content safely and securely.
Once you’ve uploaded your pictures and clips from BloggieTM, just email invited
members of your own sharing group with a link to your Personal Space. It’s
easier and quicker than sending big file attachments via email. Viewing options
are widened further by an HDMI port that connects BloggieTM Touch to any HD
television.

 

The new BloggieTM Touch MHS-TS20K mobile HD snap camera from Sony will be
available in November 2010.


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Key specifications:


  Model name   MHS-TS20K   

  Image sensor   7.22mm (1/2.5 type) Exmor CMOS
  

  Gross pixels   13.0M (approx.)   

  Still image recording   12.8M (approx.)   

  Lens   Sony lens   

  Digital zoom   4x   

  Auto Macro   Yes(10cm)   

  Image Stabilisation   SteadyShot   

  Recording media   8GB Internal Memory*   

  Video format   MPEG4 AVC/H.264 (MP4)   

  Video resolution   1920 x 1080 / 30p (16:9)

 1280 x 720 / 60p (16:9)

 1280 x 720 / 30p (16:9)   

  LCD Panel   7.6cm (3.0type)/288k dots   

  Face Detection   Yes(AF/AE)
  

  Interfaces   HDMI

 USB (built-in plug)   

  USB charge   Yes   

  Built-in Software   Bloggie Software   

  Weight   125g (including Battery)   

  Dimensions   15.2 x 107.0 x 52.0 mm (approx.)  

 


*Actual memory capacity is approx. 7.7GB.

Sony S-Frame announcement

Press Release



Sony debuts first ever photo frames with HD video playback

New S-Frame range includes unique ‘photo album’ for easy sharing

Six new digital photo frames from 17.6cm (7″) up to 26cm (10.2″)

AVCHD video playback with stereo sound on the XR100

New concept S-Frame D830L portable photo album for fun, easy sharing

All-in-one DPP-F800 photo frame/printer

Free engraving service with online orders



The latest S-Frame range of digital photo frames from Sony brings your precious memories to life like never before. A beautiful addition to any interior, S-Frame offers the best-ever view of your favourite moments… now with AVCHD video playback with stereo sound on range-topping models.
 


You’re sure to find the perfect S-Frame, with a total of six new frames in screen sizes from 17.6cm (7″) up to an extra-large 26cm (10.2″). From great value gift ideas to feature-packed luxury frames, every S-Frame offers a wide range of slideshow modes plus clock and calendar views to flatter your photo collection. 
 


All models feature a distinctive illuminated ‘Sony’ logo on the panel bezel: the logo disappears automatically when the frame is positioned vertically in portrait position. There’s also a smart orientation sensor that ‘flips’ images for correct viewing whether the frame is in portrait or landscape position. There’s also an energy-saving timer that cuts power consumption when the frame isn’t being used, plus a remote for handy playback control from wherever you’re sitting.
 


The XR100 flagship model boasts a generously-sized 26cm (10.2″) panel for a big, beautiful view of your photos and videos with exquisite detailing and colours. The XR100 adds TruBlack technology for even richer, high-contrast images with practically no reflection. It’s also distinguished by an extra-wide viewing angle (160° x 160° degrees) so everyone can enjoy the show, anywhere in the room.
 


In a first from Sony, the S-Frame XR100 can display your camcorder, camera, and DSLR AVCHD clips with clear, rich stereo sound. Enjoy your video’s soundtrack or a choice of pre-installed background music tracks. Alternatively, enhance the mood of videos and slideshows by transferring your favourite music tracks to the frame’s internal memory.
 


S-Frame Album: share the memories


Don’t keep all those special moments to yourself. Share them around with the new S-Frame D830L. A unique concept in photo sharing, S-Frame Album doubles as a portable, battery operated photo album that’s ideal for showing off your photos and Standard Definition videos with musical accompaniment. Slideshows can be accompanied with a choice of pre-loaded music tracks, or import your favourite MP3 tracks via USB or media card.
 


Supplied with a luxurious leather-effect cover which protects the DPF when you’re on the go, S-Frame Album’s sculpted lines are beautifully styled for comfortable handling and sharing. When it’s not being used as an album, simply place the frame back on a table or mantelpiece.
 


S-Frame Combi: print and enjoy
The new DPP-F800 is a fully-featured photo frame that also lets you create beautiful, lasting prints of your favourite moments – with no PC needed. Discreetly concealed behind the adjustable-angle 20cm (8″) panel, the integrated colour printer delivers sumptuous, glossy photos in just over a minute. Simply view your photos, see one you like and print instantly to share with friends.
 


Now even more personal: free engraving service


A new engraving service lets you create the perfect, personalised gift for friends, family or loved ones. Available exclusively when you buy online from Sony, the free service offers the choice of adding a name or short message that’s engraved on the frame. You can see your message previewed on screen during checkout, and there’s no extra time required for delivery of your order. 
 
The new S-Frame range of digital photo frames from Sony will be available from October 2010.
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Key specifications

  

Model   DPF-XR100   DPF-D830L Album   DPF-F800 photo printer   
  

LCD panel size   26cm (10.2″)   20cm (8.0″)   20cm (8.0″)   
  

Panel resolution   WSVGA 1024×600   SVGA 800×600   WVGA 800×480   
  

Aspect ratio   16:10   4:3   16:10   
  

TruBlack/ Wide viewing angle   YES   –   –   
  

Auto orientation sensor   YES   YES   YES   
  

Internal memory   2GB   2GB   256MB   
  

Storage space / images*   4000   4000   500   
  

Memory card compatibility   MS/MS Duo/ SD/xD/MMC/CF   MS/MS Duo/ SD/MMC   MS/MS Duo/ SD/xD/MMC   
  

Video format support   Motion JPEG, MPEG-1, MPEG-4, AVCHD* *Maximun file size for AVCHD video file is 2GB. AVCHD video file split into 2GB cannot be played continuously.   Motion JPEG   –   
  

Music format support   MP3, AAC, WAV   MP3   –  


*Max. no. of images stored is estimated as 2 megapixel resolution images. Actual number of images stored may vary depending on actual photo size and conditions.

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