With CES 2012 now over, we’ve compiled a list of Sony specific announcements and news from the Consumer Electronics Show held in Las Vegas.

We also learned some key stats from the event, such as more than 60 billion hours of Sony Music is listened to each year and there are more than a billion people who watch Sony movies and TV shows each year. There will be 300 million Sony networked devices in market over the next three years and there are currently 900 million products in households.


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The Consumer Electronic Show (CES) 2011 was a great event where Sony had a chance to preview to the public its products for this year. One product that any blogger would surely like to have is the latest 3D Bloggie HD Camera MHS-FS3. This pocket size camcorder is considered as the world’s first HD 3D camera.


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One of the latest 3D products from Sony to be introduced during the CES 2011 event is the HDR-TD10 Handycam camcorder. What makes this camcorder special is that it can capture 3D videos at 1920×1080 resolutions. Two full HD sensors placed side by side are used to make 3D recording possible. This device is also capable of recording regular 2D videos if you choose it. Once you finished recording, you can check your videos in full 3D or 2D on the unit’s 3.5” display without using any special glasses.


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Sony introduced to us at the CES 2011 a lot of promising products that would be coming from them this year. One of this is the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX9.  This digital camera is capable of capturing images in 3D or 2D if you prefer. To view the 3D photos you have captured you would still have to output them to a compatible 3D display and use 3D glasses.

The camera is small and compact in size which makes you wonder how Sony was able to come up with a powerful device.  Its camera lens is capable of resolutions of 16.2 MP with a matching 5x optical zoom.


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Sony have unveiled their plan to create a whopping 16.4MP camera sensor which is specifically designed for use on mobile phone handsets which is exciting news for those of us that use their phone cameras as their primary cameras.

The IMX081PQ is an Exmor R based CMOS sensor and uses a back illumination to reduce noise in photographs. This technology is usually found in still cameras and camcorders in Sonys range of products. The IMX081PQ allows for 1080p video creation.

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Sony has unveiled the α390 (DSLR-A390) and α290 (DSLR-A290) which are the latest additions to it’s α range of cameras. Both these cameras are designed to be light, compact and stylish unlike the usual DSLR cameras which are bulky and difficult to carry around.

Both cameras sport a 2.7 inch LCD display and have a 14.2 megapixel CCD image sensor and BIONZ image processing engine. They have an on-screen help guide, Graphic User Interface and user-friendly navigation menus which are similar to their predecessors. In addition to this they also feature an ergonomic grip, which makes it easier for users to hold.


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