CES 2012: Sony Selection

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.

Share this article:

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on tumblr
Share on email
Share on whatsapp

Recent Posts

Final Checkpoint Podcast

NintenWoes w/ GamingMorningShow’s Ryan and Shawn! | Final Checkpoint Podcast Ep. 77

This week Joel and Ben are joined by friends of the show and fellow streamers Ryan(@HeftyGoof) and Shawn (@SportsDocGaming) from GamingMorningShow. They get tell all about their background in gaming, …

Gaming News

Watch Dogs: Legion Online Initial Impressions

The Watch Dogs: Legion online multiplayer mode will be releasing March 9th. Here are our initial impressions.

Final Checkpoint Podcast

HBO’s The Last of Us Casts its Joel and Ellie w/ Special Guest Carlos Oville | Final Checkpoint Podcast Ep. 76

This week Joel and Ben welcome Carlos Oville to the podcast. Carlos is a fellow long time Game Fanatic (TheGameFanatics.com) and a film reviewer/contributor over at ButWhyThoPodcast.com. Topics covered this …

Final Checkpoint Podcast

Google Pulls The Plug on Stadia Game Development & Mass Effect Legendary News | Final Checkpoint Podcast Ep. 75

This week, Joel and Ben discuss the latest news about Google Stadia. Google has decided to close its internal game development studios specifically made for Google Stadia, as well as …

Final Checkpoint Podcast

Game Stonks and Metacritic Battles Begin | Final Checkpoint Podcast Ep. 74

This week on the Final Checkpoint Podcast, Joel and Ben discuss the latest on the Game Stop (GME) stock market situation (what they understand), and catch up on life and …

Game Deals

Last Chance for January 2021’s Games with Gold!

We’ve made it through the first month of 2021, and the games continue to keep rolling in. There’s not much time left with these titles. So just in case you …