Saturday, October 24, 2020

Sony enhances Soundbar line-up with introduction of HT-G700

(MANILA, PHILIPPINES) – Sony tintroduced a new soundbar with the launch of the HT-G700. The new model is perfect for enjoying TV and movies with powerful and immersive sound in the comfort of your own home.

Cinematic surround sound and clear dialogue

The HT-G700 is a 3.1ch Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X soundbar that couples immersive cinematic surround sound with clear dialogue, so you can lose yourself completely in your favorite TV programs and movies.

The HT-G700 includes Immersive Audio Enhancement, meaning that the HT-G700 provides an upgraded surround experience- seamlessly enveloping listeners with up to 7.1.2 channel surround sound. The HT-G700 has three front speakers, combined with Sony’s signal processing, which enables sound placements that can envelop you in all directions, providing an experience that carries the user away into the world of movies and music though the latest technology.  This new signal processing is also advanced to deliver surround sound to a wider area. Furthermore, the finely tuned S-Force PRO for HT-G700 uplifts sound to fit a wider TV screen height (over 55 inch), enabling viewers to relive moments in newfound clarity and depth. Plus, by selecting the Immersive AE (Audio Enhancement) button on the remote, the HT-G700 can also upscale even regular stereo audio to up to 7.1.2 surround sound so every TV show and movie gets the surround sound treatment.

In addition, the HT-G700 offers a dedicated center speaker so that vocals can be heard clearly, whether it’s quick-fire dialogue in your favorite TV shows or whispered lines in a Hollywood movie. It’s also great for music, creating a rich, detailed listening experience.

 

Choose your perfect setting

The sound or audio mode best suited to what you’re listening to can be selected directly via a button on the remote control. It allows you to get deeper into movies with Cinema mode and hear every detail of your favorite tracks in Music mode. Plus, there are additional Voice mode and Night mode settings. Voice mode tailors sound settings to accentuate speech, so you won’t miss a word and Night mode optimizes the sound balance, so you can hear everything clearly, even at low volume levels.

The HT-G700 comes with a powerful, wireless subwoofer and a larger cabinet size that delivers a deeper, richer bass sound. Finally, set-up with a TV is quick and easy via Bluetooth® or HDMI eARC/ARC.

The HT-G700 will be available in the Philippines from October 2020.  

For full product details of the HT-G700, please visit: www.sony.com.ph/electronics/sound-bars/ht-g700

 

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Introducing Sony’s new line-up of High Power Audio Systems for the ultimate entertainment

 (MANILA PHILIPPINES) – Sony introduces four exciting new models to its High Power Audio Systems range with the MHC-V83D, MHC-V73D, MHC-V43D and MHC-V13, expanding choices for party lovers as well as families who prefer one-box styled systems with a smaller footprint and portable design.

 



From left to right: MHC-V83D, MHC-V73D, MHC-V43D, and MHC-V13

 

Even more powerful sound

This new line-up of High Power Audio Systems features key upgrades for better power and improved sound quality, such as the High-efficiency Tweeter that uses horn tweeters and High-efficiency Midrange that uses mid horn speakers. It introduces not just greater height expansion of sound but also a wider range, covering a larger area.

 


Omnidirectional Party Sound for MHC-V83D and MHC-V73D

The V83D and V73D features four tweeters at the front and rear to expand the sound stage upward. Additionally, the midrange distributes sound from the front and the back of the speaker, covering a wide area with improved clarity for mid-range frequencies.

The Omnidirectional Party Sound is a result of combining the front and rear tweeters, the midrange, a woofer and JET BASS BOOSTER, enabling music to reach further and wider, pleasing guests with great sound wherever they are.

 

Spread Sound for MHC-V43D and MHC-V13

The V43D and V13 are both equipped with two front tweeters that spreads sound across any venue. Like the V83D and V73D, the V43D also includes the midrange. These all-new designs increase the rigidness of the cabinet, delivering stronger bass while also improving clarity. 

 

All-new party lighting to elevate any occasion

Omnidirectional Party Light for MHC-V83D and MHC-V73D

The V83D and V73D create unforgettable atmospheres with the all-new Omnidirectional Party Light and Speaker Light. The unit sends out waves of deep blue, sky blue and green lighting along with multi-colored stripe lighting, immersing party lovers in an authentic nightclub or outdoor festival experience by lighting up both floor and ceiling. In addition, a new animation programming is installed to create more dynamic patterns, creating an incredible atmosphere to spice up the party.


Speaker Light

The V13 comes with a multi-color woofer light that is perfect for families to spruce up their home with an everyday compact-sized audio speaker, while the V83D, V73D and V43D’s woofer and midrange lights are a deep blue color that is perfect for parties and events in any space.

 

Ambient light mode

A new Ambient light mode across the new line-up makes it easier than ever to transition lightly from party mode to non-party mode. The Ambient light mode makes it perfect for the family looking to unwind with slower and relaxing light animation.

 

Pure FUN! Karaoke, guitar jamming and TAIKO sessions

Karaoke and Mic input

Karaoke sessions at home have never been better. The V83D, V73D and V43D also boast a new DSP reverb module in the Microphone Echo feature, blending vocals with background music to make the experience more seamless, mirroring the feeling of singing in a concert hall. A pair of dedicated built-in microphone holders contain the cables and microphone, giving a tidy and stress-free experience. Finally, the Karaoke Ranking feature scores a user’s singing and ranks it through the Fiestable app, giving users the chance to engage in friendly competition with friends and family by gunning for a spot in the top 10 leaderboard.

 

Guitar input  

All four products within the High-Power Audio Systems range allows for three different guitar modes to be selected for the ultimate jamming session: Clean for playing pop songs, Overdrive for rock and metal tracks and Bass for a bass guitar playing experience.

 

Fiestable app with a new feature “Party Playlist”

The new range of audio speakers also come with an all-new feature, Party Playlist, where attendees can become DJs. Guests can contribute to the playlist by instantly inserting their favorite songs from their smartphones via the Fiestable app, creating an engaging party experience like never before.


TAIKO mode for MHC-V83D and MHC-V73D

In TAIKO mode, you can play along on samplers including bongo, djembe, surdo and the Japanese TAIKO drum simply by tapping the top panel in time to the beat.

 

More durable and usable product design to party for a longer time

 

MHC-V83D mold cabinet with corner protectors

To protect against the inevitable knocks and bumps during transportation, the compact-sized V13 comes with two front corner protectors. The bigger V83D, V73D and V43D comes with a 360-degree robust design which includes a hard-plastic exterior that protects all sides of the unit and four corner protectors, making it long-lasting. Whenever you want to move the V83D, V73D and V43D, just hold the convenient carry handle and tilt it back. The sturdy caster lets you roll right on to the party.

 

Availability

The V83D, V73D, V43D and V13 is now available in all Sony Centres and dealers nationwide!

 

Pricing

MHC-V83D- Php30,999

MHC-V73D- Php25,999

MHC-V43D- Php18,999

MHC-V13- Php10,999

 

For full product details, please visit:

MHC-V83D

MHC-V73D

MHC-V43D

MHC-V13

 

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Sony Electronics Introduces Alpha 7C Camera and the Zoom Lens, the World’s Smallest and Lightest Full-frame Camera system

(MANILA, PHILIPPINES) – Sony announced several additions to their impressive imaging lineup — the Alpha 7C full-frame camera (model ILCE-7C), the FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 (model SEL2860) zoom lens and HVL-F28RM flash.

The Alpha 7C is the world’s smallest and lightest full-frame body with uncompromising performance, featuring advanced AF (autofocus), high-resolution 4K video capabilities and more. When paired with the world’s smallest and lightest FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 standard zoom lens, this versatile combination delivers an experience unlike any other, maximizing portability

and versatility without sacrificing any of the power of full-frame imaging. The HVL-F28RM flash allows users to broaden their photo expressions with outstanding compactness, and an intelligent light intensity control linked to camera face detection.

“We are committed to creating the best tools possible based on the needs of our customers,” said Ryo Ochi, General Manager, Digital Imaging Division, Sony Electronics Asia Pacific. “The new Alpha 7C camera and FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 zoom lens pack many of our most advanced imaging technologies in a brand new design that is the smallest and lightest full-frame camera and lens system in the world. This opens up a new world of possibilities for creators, giving them the uncompromised power of a full-frame system in the palm of their hand.”

 

New Alpha 7C: Uncompromised Full-frame Performance in a Compact Design

The new Alpha 7C combines Sony’s full-frame image quality, advanced AF capabilities and versatile video shooting functions in a stunningly light and compact design. The new camera features a 24.2MP (approx. effective) 35mm full-frame back-illuminated Exmor R™ CMOS sensor and BIONZ X™ image processing engine, offering high sensitivity, outstanding resolution, 15-stop  wide dynamic range and high-speed image data processing. 

Alpha 7C with SEL2860

Measuring only 124.0mm x 71.1mm x 59.7mm and weighing just 509g, the Alpha 7C is a similar size and weight to an APS-C camera, with only 1% more weight than the Alpha 6600. The Alpha 7C achieves the world’s smallest and lightest compact body2 through  upgraded 5-axis in-body stabilization and shutter units, and the utilization of monocoque construction, which is often used in the bodies of cars and aircrafts. Even in this compact body, the Alpha 7C features a 5-step stabilization effect that allows shooting snaps without a tripod. Moreover, despite the compact body, the high-capacity NP-FZ100 battery provides enough power to shoot for long durations in comfort, allowing you to capture up to an industry-leading 740 images when using the LCD monitor, or 680 images11 when using the viewfinder.

 

Outstanding Full-frame Image Quality

Sony’s new Alpha 7C combines high resolution with low noise for excellent image quality at all sensitivities, offering the user stunning image quality for shooting everyday photography and movies such as nature, portraits, sports, street photography and more. Standard ISO extends up to 51,200 and is expandable to ISO 50-204,800 for low-light environment captures with low noise. The Alpha 7C also supports 16-bit processing and 14-bit RAW output for natural gradations.

 

Advanced Autofocus

Using AI-driven functions, the Alpha 7C’s Real-time Tracking maintains accurate focus automatically while the shutter button is half-pressed. In addition, “Tracking On + AF-On” now is assignable to a custom key and can now be activated at once while the AF-ON button is pressed. Moreover, the intended subject can be specified just by touching it on the monitor when “Touch Tracking” has been turned ON via the menu and is available for both stills and movies. The Alpha 7C’s AF functions also feature Real-time Eye AF for both humans and animals to achieve fast and accurate focus. When using Real-time Tracking while “Face/Eye Priority in AF” is ON with a human subject, the subject’s eye and face is detected and locked on in real-time with extremely high tracking precision.

The Alpha 7C provides wide, fast, reliable AF that locks onto the intended subject instantly without losing focus, thanks to its 693-point focal-plane phase-detection AF system covering approximately 93% of the image area, with an additional 425 contrast-detection points to ensure reliable focus, even in busy environments.

The Alpha 7C also features continuous shooting at up to 10 fps with AF/AE (autoexposure) by using a newly developed shutter unit and refined image processing system. It is also possible to shoot continuously at up to 8 fps17 in live view mode, with minimal viewfinder/monitor display lag for easy, stable framing, even with intense subject motion. The Alpha 7C allows up to approximately 223 JPEG (Fine L) images, 115 compressed RAW images, or 45 uncompressed RAW images to be captured in one continuous burst and achieves highly accurate and reliable AF precision in light down to EV-4. These features make it easier to capture fast-moving subjects.

 

Expanded Video Capabilities

Full-frame full-pixel readout without the need for pixel binning makes it possible to capture more than twice the amount of data required for 4K video (QFHD: 3840 x 2160)3, which is then oversampled to produce high quality 4K footage with exceptional detail and depth. In addition, the Alpha 7C supports HDR (HLG) and S-Log/S-Gamut profiles, Slow & Quick motion, high-speed full HD recording at 120 fps3 and other advanced video features which offer exceptional video capabilities to capture high quality video footage.

Furthermore, the Alpha 7C features Real-time Eye AF (human) for video shooting. The eye is automatically tracked with high precision and reliability so that the operator can concentrate on the content rather than focus operation. Users can also customize AF Transition Speed in seven settings, and AF Subject Shift Sensitivity in five settings, in their preferences. Touch Tracking functionality is also available for movie shooting.

The Alpha 7C features a side-opening vari-angle LCD monitor, making it easy to record selfies, overhead shots, low ground-level shots or whatever the user requires. The MOVIE button has been placed on the top of the camera making it easier to operate while recording in selfie mode. Additionally, the Alpha 7C provides high quality video recordings, not just for images, but also for audio. A digital audio interface has been added to the camera’s Multi Interface (MI) Shoe, allowing the ECM-B1M Shotgun Microphone or XLR-K3M XLR Adaptor Kit to be connected to input digital audio signals directly to the MI shoe for cleaner, clearer audio recordings. Like other MI shoe accessories, no cables or batteries are required, providing unrestrained freedom for Alpha system moviemaking. Headphone and microphone jacks are also provided to accurately monitor recorded sound, and metadata attached to movie footage shot vertically on the camera allows the footage after transfer to the smartphone or similar device, to also be replayed and edited in the vertical position.

 

Designed for Reliable Operation

The Alpha 7C is designed with the user in mind. The touch panel LCD monitor is a large touch-sensitive 3.0 type with approximately 921 thousand dots, providing optimal visibility even in bright outdoor conditions, and supporting touch operations.  The Alpha 7C also features a high-quality view mode for finer, more natural detail in addition to a 2.35 megadot (approx.) XGA OLED Tru-Finder™ EVF. The Alpha 7C offers functions that simplify operation during and after shooting, such as Fn button customizations and more. It is also dust and moisture resistant to support shooting needs in challenging environments.

To simplify workflow needs, Wi-Fi compatible wireless-communication functions allows images and movies to be directly transferred to a smartphone or tablet for convenient sharing, viewing or saving. In addition to the conventional 2.4GHz band, support for the 11ac standard allows transfer via 5GHz band (IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac) so that users can select that stable and high-speed transfer with low interference. A USB Type-C® connector that supports SuperSpeed USB 5Gbps (USB 3.2) is also provided, allowing fast transfer of images during PC remote shooting and power supply from external mobile batteries.

 

New FE 28-60mm F4-5.6: The World’s Smallest and Lightest4Full-frame Zoom Lens with High Image Quality

The new FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 offers the world’s smallest and lightest form factor in a standard zoom lens, delivering high optical performance that achieves the high-resolution depiction of full-frame everywhere in the image. Optimal arrangement of the 3 aspherical lens elements effectively suppresses aberrations throughout the zoom range and realizes high resolution from corner to corner. A minimum focus distance of 0.99 foot (0.3m) (wide-angle) to 1.48 feet (0.45m) (telephoto) delivers close-up capability, making it perfect for everyday use or vlogging with a gimbal or grip.

At 167g and 66.6 mm dia. x 45 mm, along with its mechanical and optimal optical design that features a retracting structure, the FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 achieves unrivalled compactness and lightness, allowing users to easily carry it all the times. From everyday shooting to scenery, portraits and travel, it’s the ideal lens for any type of on-the-go shooting in a wide variety of environments. When combined with the Alpha 7C, the combination achieves uncompromising full-frame performance with the world's smallest and lightest full-frame camera and lens system1. Even with its compact size and light weight, the FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 is dust and moisture resistant22 and accepts a variety of 40.5mm filters.

The FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 delivers high-speed, high-accuracy AF allowing for Real-time Tracking and Real-time Eye AF, using a linear motor. In addition to Sony’s advanced AF capabilities, the FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 features an internal focus design which leaves the lens length unchanged with focus motion and close-up shots, enabling users to easily capture a wide variety of content from regular movie shooting to comfortable vlogging.

 

New HVL-F28RM: Compact Flash with Light Intensity Control Linked to Camera Face Detection

The HVL-F28RM is a compact flash designed to match Sony’s mirrorless cameras for a compact, manageable system, and offers the type of reliable, stable performance that only a genuine Sony product can provide. When compared to the HVL-F32M, the HVL-F28RM features a 12% reduction in volume and 7% reduction in weight. This compact, easy-to-use flash unit delivers the capabilities and dependability to meet the needs of both professional and advanced amateur content creators.

The HVL-F28RM offers consistent GN28 light output, optimized light distribution and continuous flash performance that won’t interrupt the user’s workflow, as well as stable radio wireless communication and multi flash radio control. The new flash also features Sony’s newly introduced flash control linked to camera face detection5 advanced technology. When used with a compatible camera, the balance between the light falling on the subject’s face and ambient light is taken into account to automatically adjust accurate white balance so that the subject’s face is rendered with natural, lifelike color. In addition, flash compensation, light ratio, and other detailed flash parameters can be controlled directly from a compatible camera. A camera custom key can be assigned to call up the flash parameter display so that adjustments can be made while looking through the viewfinder and gripping the camera. Flash parameters are shown in the selected camera display language.

A newly developed “Metal Shoe Foot with Rugged Side Frame” that also houses the unit’s electrical contacts offers improved resistance to physical shock and impact from all the directions. The Multi Interface foot is fabricated from metal for higher strength. The HVL-F28RM also features a dust and moisture resistant22 design. When the HVL-F28RM is mounted and locked onto the Alpha 7C, Alpha 7S III, Alpha 7R IV and Alpha 9 II, durability to dust and moisture is improved, even when used in challenging outdoor environments.  

The HVL-F28RM also features simple, intuitive operation with minimal controls including +/- light level buttons, pairing button, test button and lock lever. Plenty of light is available for bounce applications. The flash angle can also be set as required via 0, 20, 40, 60, 80, and 120 degree click stops for easy positioning. The new flash also features a built-in wireless radio trigger for reliable flash triggering when mounted on a compatible camera26 and paired with an off-camera unit. When used as a transmitter, the HVL-F28RM can control up to 15 flash and/or receiver units in 5 groups at distances of up to 114 feet (35 meters) for extraordinary lighting control and versatility.  The HVL-F28RM is powered by two AA (LR6) alkaline or NiMH batteries. A fresh pair of alkaline batteries can provide power for up to 110 continuous flashes (1/1 manual flash with alkaline batteries)29.

 

Availability

Pricing and Availability in the Philippines will be announced soon.

For full product details, please visit:

Alpha 7C: www.sony-asia.com/electronics/interchangeable-lens-cameras/ilce-7c

FE 28-60mm F4-5.6: www.sony-asia.com/electronics/camera-lenses/sel2860

HVL-F28RM: www.sony-asia.com/electronics/interchangeable-lens-cameras-flashes-lights/hvl-f28rm


A product video on the new Alpha 7C can be viewed here.

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Sony Announces a New Solution for Easy, High-quality Live Streaming and Video Calls, Compatible with 35 Sony Camera Models

 (Manila, Philippines) – Sony Electronics Inc. today announced the release of a new desktop application called ‘Imaging Edge™ Webcam’ that allows users to easily transform their Sony digital camera into a high-quality webcam by simply connecting it to a PC via USB, free of cost.


‘Imaging Edge Webcam’ allows users to live stream and video conference in one easy step while also taking full advantage of Sony’s advanced imaging technology such as industry-leading autofocus, high resolution picture quality and additional unique features of each compatible camera.

 

“We will continue to adapt and evolve to meet the needs of our customers.  Their voice is critical to everything that we do in this industry” said Ryo Ochi, General Manager, Digital Imaging Division, Sony Electronics Asia Pacific. “Given the growing demand for live streaming and video communication, we’re excited to share a new application that give so many loyal Sony’s customers the ability to quickly and easily transform their camera into a highly effective webcam for live streaming, video calls and so much more.”

 

At launch, ‘Imaging Edge Webcam’ is compatible with 35 Sony camera models including: Alpha 9 II, Alpha 9, Alpha 7R IV, Alpha 7R III, Alpha 7R II, Alpha 7S II, Alpha 7S, Alpha 7 III, Alpha 7 II, Alpha 6600, Alpha 6400, Alpha 6100, RX100 VII, RX100 VI, RX0 II, RX0, ZV-1 and more1. Newly announced Alpha 7S III is compatible as well.

 

The new ‘Imaging Edge Webcam’ desktop application is available to download here.

 

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