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Sony highlights from IFA 2011

A round up of Sony’s latest announcements

The annual IFA technology show in Berlin is where the major technology manufacturers reveal the products they intend to hit shops before Christmas.

The Which? Tech Daily blog has been covering the major announcements from IFA 2011 all week, but below we’ve brought you five of our favourite new Sony products from the show.

Sony Tablet P

Sony Tablet P

Sony Tablet P

The Sony Tablet P is set to become the first pocket-sized tablet on the market. Its ambitious clam shell design features two 5.5-inch screens that can operate either as one or in split screen mode.

It features rear and front-facing cameras, 3G connectivity and 4GB of storage. At a slim line 372 grams, it’s also one of the lightest tablets available.

Similar to its sister tablet – the Sony Tablet S – which was also unveiled at IFA, the Tablet P runs on Google’s Android operating system.

Find out whether the Sony Tablet P clam shell design works in our First Look review.

Sony HMZ-T1 Personal 3D Viewer

Sony HMZ-T1 Personal 3D Viewer

Sony HMZ-T1 Personal 3D Viewer

The Sony HMZ-T1 Personal 3D Viewer is undoubtedly Sony’s most talked-about gadget at IFA 2011.

This wearable headset is designed to deliver an immersive 3D viewing experience for both film and video game fans. Featuring twin high definition OLED (organic light emitting diode) with 1280 x 720 displays, Sony claims the headset is similar to watching a real 750-inch movie theatre screen from a distance of 20 metres.

Find out in our First Look review if we think the Personal 3D Viewer is likely to rival 3D TVs.

Sony NEX-7

Sony NEX-7

Sony NEX-7

The Sony NEX-7 has been hailed at IFA for fitting a cutting edge OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) viewfinder inside a slim line camera body. Adjustable to suit your own vision, the OLED screen is far sharper and brighter than similar LCD screens.

Alongside the first class viewfinder is a colossal sensor resolution of 24.3Mp, meaning the NEX-7 can take incredibly detailed photos. Built in flash, a flip-out LCD screen for awkward angles and full HD video mode complete an impressive spec list.

See why the Sony NEX-7 might be a camera game changer in our First Look review.

Sony Alpha SLT-a77

Sony Alpha SLT-a77

Sony Alpha SLT-a77

The Sony Alpha SLT-a77 is Sony’s top of the line SLT model, featuring a state-of-the-art electronic OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) viewfinder. This promises a clearer, brighter display.

Equally impressive is the a77’s speed. The translucent fixed place sensor enables the camera to snap as many as 12 shots a second at 24.3Mp resolution.

Completing the picture is a rotatable LCD screen, an external microphone plug and the ability to shoot full HD video for up to 29 minutes at a time.

Find out more about the groundbreaking Sony Alpha SLT-a77 camera in our First Look review.

Sony PRS-T1 eReader

Sony PRS-T1 eReader

Sony PRS-T1 eReader

The Sony PRS-T1 ebook reader is the smallest to hit the market yet – according to Sony, at least. It weighs in at just 168 grams and measures 8.9mm thick.

Despite the compact size, the PRS T-1 boasts solid specs with 2GB of onboard memory – expandable by MicroSD – and wi-fi connectivity.

More on this…

  • Live coverage from IFA 2011 – read the Tech Daily blog
  • Top highlights from Samsung at IFA 2011
  • Top rated Best Buy tablets – see our latest tablet reviews
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