Sony Products, Services and Content
Cyber-shot™ DSC-RX1Sony's ability to combine outstanding performance and compact size has enabled it to build a remarkably advanced digital camera so small that it fits easily into the palm of one's hand. Despite its modest size, Cybershot™ DSC-RX1 is mounted with a full-sized image sensor and large-aperture f/2.0 lens, which until now have only been deployed in high-end DSLR cameras. Light taken in by the newly developed Carl Zeiss® Sonnar T*lens is received by the full-frame 35mm Exmor™ CMOS image sensor, which has 24.3-effective megapixels. Fast, high-precision processing by the BIONZ™ image processing engine realizes unprecedented imaging power and precise color reproduction. The camera's performance and easy operability meet the expectations of the most demanding customers, offering a completely new photography experience and image quality traditionally only available from a full-sized image sensor.
While the rapid market penetration of smartphones and other devices has led to a decline in the total number of units shipped in the compact digital camera market, the needs of customers wanting to enjoy cameras and photography are becoming increasingly sophisticated, as illustrated by the growth of demand from people seeking to produce high-resolution, artistic images. Sony will continue to leverage its image sensors and other unique imaging technologies to offer consumers innovative ways to enjoy digital photography.
PMW-F5 and PMW-F55 CineAlta™ CamerasSony's imaging technology is driving the evolution of 4K, which realizes resolution four times that of Full HD video. Digital cinema projectors manufactured by Sony are used widely throughout the world, and Sony's flagship motion picture camera, the F65 CineAlta™, has been used to shoot more than 30 feature films and dramas. Sony launched PMW-F5 and PMW-F55 as 4K CineAlta™ cameras capable of handling a wide range of formats, with the aim of further enhancing the 4K movie-production environment and broadening its market footprint. These models feature an 11.6-total megapixel (8.9-effective megapixels) 4K Super 35mm CMOS image sensor, capitalizing on the faithful color reproduction achieved by F65 and offering high sensitivity, low noise and wide exposure latitude in motion picture shooting. The cameras also boast a rich array of extra features?including a Slow & Quick Motion Function that facilitates beautiful slow motion shots?that have garnered accolades from industry professionals.
Sony remains committed to driving the evolution of 4K by leveraging its expertise to improve the movie production environment, from shooting and editing through to delivery, as well as to enhance the home viewing experience by promoting the greater market penetration for home projectors and other products.
PlayStation®4 (PS4™)Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) plans to release PlayStation®4 (PS4™), its next-generation computer entertainment system, in time for the 2013 year-end holiday sales season. PS4™ realizes rich and immersive gameplay with powerful graphics and speed, intelligent personalization and innovative second-screen features that mean it can be used together with PlayStation®Vita or other mobile devices.
Used with PlayStation®Network, which employs cloud technology, PS4™ provides an expansive gaming ecosystem that enables users to enjoy their favorite gaming experiences anywhere and anytime. For example, gamers can broadcast their gameplay in real-time to friends using live Internet streaming services, exchange information on content and connect to social networking services. The launch of this new platform, with its advanced graphics and outstanding processing performance, will also encourage game developers to expand the potential of games, thereby offering users entirely new entertainment experiences.
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VAIO® Duo 13 and VAIO® Pro 11The VAIO® Duo 13 slider hybrid PC includes a high-resolution camera with Exmor RS™ for PC, a stacked CMOS image sensor, and Surf Slider™ Design, which allows for a quick and seamless transition between slate and keyboard modes, as well as a dedicated digitizer stylus. VAIO® Pro 11, a notebook PC that achieves a significant weight reduction thanks to its light, sturdy UD carbon fiber body, boasts TRILUMINOS™ Display for mobile and ClearAudio+ mode, which enables users to effortlessly enjoy audio quality that is distinctly Sony and delivers exceptionally good operability via keyboard. The combination of unique design, intuitive touch operation and a level of performance only possible in a PC has earned these new models lavish praise from a wide range of customers.
While responding to the diverse high-end needs of PC customers in the developed world, Sony is also working actively to win over consumers in promising emerging economies. Sony will continue to focus on providing appealing products that combine advanced technological capabilities and user-friendly performance features for innovative new PC usage.
Xperia™ Z and Xperia™ ZLEvoking a polished glass plate, Xperia™ Z, Sony's flagship smartphone, features an elegantly slim, flat body with sleek, mirror-finish glass surfaces that is packed with a dizzying array of cutting-edge Sony technologies. In addition to a razor-sharp, super-bright 5.0-inch Full HD Reality Display powered by Sony's Mobile Bravia Engine™ 2, giving vivid, beautiful reproduction, Xperia™ Z boasts a 13.1-megapixel fast capture camera that deploys the Exmor RS™ for mobile stacked CMOS image sensor. With HDR (High Dynamic Range) video, it enables users to capture razor sharp images and video. Thanks to a variety of outstanding functions, including NFC (Near Field Communication)-based one-touch mirroring?which enables users to wirelessly share images and music with other NFC-enabled Sony devices?and applications that provide access to Sony's vast portfolio of content through its premium Video Unlimited and Music Unlimited distribution services, Xperia™ Z delivers innovative user experiences and is attracting attention worldwide as a premium smartphone that inspires and excites.
Xperia™ Z and its market variation Xperia™ ZL, which has a slightly different design, have won over customers in many markets. Going forward, Sony will remain focused on launching smartphone models that are loaded with cutting-edge technology as it works to establish Xperia™ as a top global smartphone brand.
Xperia™ Tablet ZThe high-spec Xperia™ Tablet Z boasts the world's slimmest body* in its class and waterproof construction. With a design, functions and a user interface that complement those of the acclaimed Xperia™ Z smartphone, and packed with the same distinctively Sony technologies, Xperia™ Tablet Z enables users to get the most out of their viewing, listening and recording experiences. The tablet also features a 10.1-inch Full HD Reality Display, which provides excellent image reproduction, ultrarealistic surround sound, a myriad of applications and access to extensive network services, putting entertainment at users' fingertips.
Sony Mobile Communications's first tablet, Xperia™ Tablet Z, was developed through collaboration between Sony Mobile and Sony's tablet development team, members of which were shifted to Sony Mobile for this purpose. Looking ahead, Sony will continue to launch attractive tablets that embody the power of Sony by bringing together its proprietary digital imaging, audio and gaming technologies, applications and content, and mobile communications expertise to deliver unparalleled user experiences that help to drive the evolution of mobile communications.
* As of the product announcement date (February 26, 2013) (class: 10-inch LCD tablet)
BRAVIA™ 4K LED Televisions(X9200A Series)Sony has added a new series of 4K LED models to its lineup of BRAVIA™ LCD televisions. The X9200A series is equipped with Sony's proprietary 4K X-Reality™ PRO 4K LED Picture Engine, which boasts enhanced visual noise reduction and color management. The series also features the newly developed TRILUMINOS™ Display, which realizes brilliant color reproduction. With Full HD picture quality for HDTV broadcasts and Blu-ray Disc™ playback and magnetic fluid speakers that deliver clear, expansive sound?a television first?this new BRAVIA™ series offers fresh viewing experiences. It also links easily with mobile devices, including one-touch mirroring, and is compatible with Sony's TV SideView remote application, which allows users to search, view and record a myriad of content.
In fiscal year 2012, Sony succeeded in substantially reducing the operating loss in its television business through the steady implementation of measures aimed at improving profitability. Having positioned these 4K LED BRAVIA™ LCD televisions as its flagship models, Sony will continue to offer customers new styles of television viewing that leverage its strengths in areas such as imaging, audio and network services, as it strives to restore the television business to profitability.
MDR-1 Series Headband-Style Headphones and SRS-BT Series Speakers with One-Touch Function
Sony continues to refine its high-fidelity audio technologies, as well as to offer new perspectives on listening to music.
As a result of a creative collaboration with Sony Music Entertainment, MDR-1 series headphones deliver crystal-clear, natural vocals and rich, low-register sound and instrumental balance, allowing listeners to enjoy music the way music professionals intended it to sound.
The MDR-1 series features one-touch listening, a function incorporating NFC technology. This technology allows the MDR-1BT headphones and portable wireless speakers such as the SRS-BTX500 (which incorporate magnetic field speakers without sacrificing portability) and the SRS-BTV5 palm-sized model to pair up with NFC-enabled Sony smartphones and other devices, simply by one-touch pairing. This enables users to stream music via Bluetooth® and enjoy exceptional sound quality whenever and wherever they are.
The Queen Latifah Show The Queen Latifah Show, a multi-topic, daytime entertainment talk show, launches September 16, 2013. Hosted by multi-talented entertainer Queen Latifah, the show is produced by Flavor Unit, Overbrook Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television. Five-time EMMY® Award-winner Corin Nelson (Chelsea Lately, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, The Nate Berkus Show) is the executive producer and the showrunner, who will oversee day-to-day operations for the show. The Queen Latifah Show will air on CBS owned-and-operated stations, and on major station groups around the U.S.
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Elysium In the year 2154, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy, who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined planet. The people of Earth are desperate to escape the crime and poverty that is now rampant throughout the land. The only man with the chance to bring equality to these worlds is Max (Matt Damon), an ordinary guy in desperate need to get to Elysium. With his life hanging in the balance, he reluctantly takes on a dangerous mission?one that pits him against Elysium's Secretary Delacourt (Jodie Foster) and her hard-line forces?but if he succeeds, he could save not only his own life but millions of people on Earth as well.
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The Smurfs™ 2 In this sequel to Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Animation's hybrid live action/animated family blockbuster comedy The Smurfs™, the evil wizard Gargamel creates a couple of mischievous Smurf-like creatures called the Naughties that he hopes will let him harness the all-powerful, magical Smurf-essence. But when he discovers that only a real Smurf can give him what he wants, and only a secret spell that Smurfette knows can turn the Naughties into real Smurfs, Gargamel kidnaps Smurfette and brings her to Paris, where he has been winning the adoration of millions as the world's greatest sorcerer. It's up to Papa, Clumsy, Grouchy and Vanity to return to our time, reunite with their human friends Patrick and Grace Winslow, and rescue her! Will Smurfette, who has always felt different from the other Smurfs, find a new connection with the Naughties?Vexy and Hackus?or will the Smurfs convince her that their love for her is True Blue? Returning cast includes Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, with Katy Perry as Smurfette and Hank Azaria as Gargamel.
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Justin Timberlake GRAMMY® and EMMY® Award-winning artist Justin Timberlake released his third solo studio album, The 20/20 Experience, on March 19, 2013. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 968,000 copies in the U.S., and hit No. 1 on iTunes in 93 other countries. The 20/20 Experience is the fastest-selling release of 2013 (so far), as well as the fastest-selling album in iTunes history worldwide. The album is Justin's longest-running No. 1, outperforming his sophomore solo effort FutureSex/LoveSounds at the top of the charts. In just three weeks, the album sold over 2 million copies worldwide. It features the platinum-certified first single, "Suit & Tie," featuring Jay-Z, and the hit second single "Mirrors." The musical journey that started with The 20/20 Experience will continue this fall with the expected worldwide release of a second album of the same name featuring 10 new tracks.
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Beyonce is one of the most widely recognized and highly respected women in pop culture. A solo recording artist, actress, philanthropist and businesswoman, she has released four No. 1 solo albums and has sold over 75 million albums worldwide. Her work has earned her numerous awards and accolades, including 16 GRAMMY® Awards. Billboard named her the Top Female Artist and Top Radio Songs Artist of the 2000s decade. The Recording Industry Association of America also recognized Beyonce as the Top Certified Artist of the 2000s.
Beyonce kicked off 2013 with a historic halftime performance at Super Bowl XLVII and the announcement of The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour, which began April 15 in Europe and June 28 in North America. In February, HBO premiered Life Is But A Dream, an intimate feature-length documentary film directed and produced by Beyonce. A new studio album is expected later this year.
Photograph by Greg Gex
Emeli Sande Emeli Sande is a Scottish singer-songwriter, whose publishing rights are administered by Sony/ATV Music Publishing. Her debut album Our Version of Events was the best-selling album in the UK in 2012, and has since gone on to sell over 2 million copies worldwide. After several highly acclaimed and internationally televised performances, including the 2012 London Olympics opening and closing ceremonies, Emeli Sande has quickly become one of the music industry's brightest and most promising stars. In early 2013, she was presented with both the Best British Album and Best British Female honors at the BRIT Awards and has won two Ivor Novello Awards. An accomplished songwriter, Emeli Sande has also co-written hit songs for Rihanna, Susan Boyle, Tinie Tempah, The Saturdays and Cheryl Cole. As a result of her huge success in the UK and Europe, Emeli Sande will embark upon a North American tour this summer.
ABOUT SONY/ATV MUSIC PUBLISHINGSony/ATV Music Publishing, established in 1995 as a joint venture between Sony and Michael Jackson, is the world's leading music publisher. Sony/ATV owns or administers more than 2 million copyrights and controls many of the best known songs ever written like "New York, New York," "Hallelujah," "All You Need Is Love," "Over the Rainbow" and "Stand By Me." In addition, Sony/ATV represents the copyrights of such legendary artists as The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Carole King, Queen, Sting and Stevie Wonder, among others. Its ever-growing list of chart-topping artists and writers includes Lady Gaga, P!nk, Pitbull, Shakira, Taylor Swift and Kanye West.
Hailed as a "charismatic diva for the connected generation" when she burst onto Japan's music scene in 2008, Kana Nishino continues to top the charts for downloaded singles. She has enjoyed tremendous popularity?particularly among female fans?for her captivating looks and limpid voice, as well as for her lyrics, which speak poignantly of love. Her immensely successful second album, to LOVE, sold more than 950,000 physical copies, while her most recent effort, Love Place, released in 2012, won Best Album at the 54th Japan Record Awards. Also in 2012, she made her third consecutive appearance on Kohaku Utagassen, an annual New Year's Eve music show produced by Japanese public broadcaster NHK.
Tickets for all performances on a nationwide tour of large venues (Combined attendance: 100,000) and a 26-stop concert hall tour sold out within hours, underscoring her status as a major star in Japan. With her first Asian tour scheduled for 2013, Kana is looking to establish herself as an artist with global appeal.
While striving to maintain a highly sound financial position, the Sony Financial Group's core companies?Sony Life Insurance Co., Ltd. (Sony Life), Sony Assurance Inc. (Sony Assurance) and Sony Bank Inc. (Sony Bank)?provide high-quality financial services through an original business model. Sony Life has steadily expanded its operations and achieved an increase in policy amount in force. It has done this principally by designing and selling customized life insurance products based on consultations with customers conducted by sales employees in the Lifeplanner* channel and by providing extensive after-sales follow-up services. Sony Assurance provides automobile insurance and enjoys broad customer support for both its reasonable premiums and its high-quality services, commanding a high market share among major direct insurers for automobile insurance in Japan. Sony Bank has established a low-cost business structure unique to Internet banks. Leveraging the advantages of the Internet, Sony Bank responds to the asset management needs of individual customers with a lineup of highly convenient, high-quality financial products and services, earning it consistently high scores in customer satisfaction surveys.
* "Lifeplanner" is a registered trademark of Sony Life.
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