Sony Shows Off Alpha Concept Models: PMA 2010

Posted: Feb 21 2010, 4:04pm CST | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 7:38pm CDT, in News | Hot Gadgets

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Sony has just shown of a concept model of a new alpha DSLR camera system. This device uses an Exmor APS HD CMOS censor to provide full AVCHD video. There is also an ultra-compact DSLR with interchangeable lenses, a successor to the a700, and new TX5 (waterproof!) and H55 Cyber-shot cameras. Sony also displayed several new printers and other accessories.

One of the new accessories on display was a prototype Super Telphoto 500mm F4 G lens. There was also a prototype Distagon T 24mm F2 ZA SSM with a Carl Zeiss wide-angle lens. Also on display was a new retail photofinishing system, the PictureStation retail instant photo kiosk. For professionals, Sony also unveiled a dye-sub printer, the UP-DR80.

The coolest Sony offerings were the 2010 HD Handycam models. All new Handycams will pack “Exmor R” CMOS sensors with face recognition. New units include the HDR-XR550V, which packs a 240 GB HDD that can handle up to 101 hours of high-definition video. There was also the HDR-CX150 Flash Memory Handycam, which costs $550 and has 16 GB of Flash memory.

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