Sony Canada makes CES 2012 product announcements

We take a look at Sony's tech offerings for 2012!

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox


On Monday the CES 2012 Sony Press Conference kicked off with exciting Sony product announcements for the upcoming year. These products will be available nationwide throughout '12. Here are a few highlights.


Walkman® Mobile Entertainment Player

The new Z1000 Series, designed for music lovers by music lovers, combines stylish hardware design with outstanding audio for the ultimate mobile entertainment experience. Featuring a gorgeous quick response and anti-reflective 4.3-inch multi-touch LCD touch screen, the Walkman® Z Player display is perfect for enjoying music, video and games on a large screen. With legendary premium sound, the Walkman® Z Player has an integrated S-Master MX digital amplifier to greatly reduce noise levels and distortion along with additional audio technologies to create an enriched music experience.


Balanced Armature (BA) in-ear headphone series

Combining BA driver technology with Sony's expertise in superior sound quality, style, and comfort, this new series offers the truest sound reproduction and significant performance advantages that fit nearly every lifestyle. With their micro-size driver construction and high sensitivity, the BA headphones achieve incredible sound resolution. At a quarter of the size of a conventional 13.5mm dynamic driver, the uniquely designed BA driver delivers a higher level of sensitivity in a more compact size. Due to their sealed housings, the headphones significantly reduce ambient noise and the level of sound leakage as compared to dynamic drivers, resulting in a deeper and richer sound across all models.


High-Performance Speaker Docks

The new "X-Series" speaker docks are compatible with iPad®- a premium model with Apple's AirPlay® wireless streaming technology (RDP-XA700iP) and two Bluetooth wireless technology models (RDP-XF300iP and RDP-X200iP). Delivering the utmost in sound quality, these new speaker docks combine Sony's cutting-edge audio technology, sleek design, and convenient wireless streaming functionality.

The RDP-XA700iP features sound technologies specifically designed by Sony to deliver a powerful bass experience from a compact form factor. This includes a built-in subwoofer and original DMC technology – a combination of dual passive radiators, magnetic fluid speakers and a Clear Phase digital signal processor. For iPod Touch/iPhone/iPad/personal computer users, the audio performance of the RDP-XA700iP dock is complemented with fully integrated AirPlay, which enables the wireless streaming of music from an iTunes library.



Handycam® camcorders make it easy to capture your precious memories in high-quality full HD video and still photography. Topping Sony's industry-leading high definition line-up are the video enthusiast-level consumer camcorders, HDR-PJ760V and HDR-PJ710V, which capture full HD 24p and 60p recording with 24.1-megapixel still images. A newly developed standout feature is Balanced Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization which controls the entire optical path, including the image sensor, as one floating unit to enable image stabilization that is 13 times more stable than its predecessor (compared to standard mode of HDR-CX700V).


Bloggie HD Camera

Taking its MP4 camera line to new heights, Sony revealed a new Bloggie® HD camera model – a sport model with waterproof/dustproof/shockproof features. Sony's Bloggie HD cameras offer unique value in a crowded category, focusing on innovative yet simple capture and share features with premium design. "Only Sony can deliver a technology-packed, simple, fashionable MP4 cameras that comes in a durable package," said Masayuki Yao, Director of Digital Imaging at Sony Canada, in an official release. "The Bloggie Sport is  so versatile. You can easily take it from a day at the beach with the kids to a cocktail party with friends, and share all your memories quickly."


Cyber-shot® line-up

The newest additions to Sony's Cyber-shot® line of point-and-shoot cameras deliver powerful new features for consumers, ranging from 360° Sweep Panorama™ and image stabilization technologies to creative picture effects. These new entry-level cameras pack high performance into a compact body, allowing users to take high-quality, creative photos with ease. The stylish and compact new line-up include the DSC-W610, DSC-W620 and DSC-W650 models.