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Sony announce their new Full HD Handycam HDR-CX11E

Sony announce their new Full HD camcorder, the Handycam HDR-CX11E. Full details in the press release below. We hope to have a review unit soon!

Keep smiling: more happy faces with the Full HD Handycam HDR-CX11E

  • 1920×1080 Full HD recording on removable ‘Memory Stick’
  • World’s first camcorder with Smile Shutter1 using Face Detection technology
  • ClearVid CMOS sensor with Exmor derived technology and BIONZ processor
  • 10.2 megapixel still image recording
  • Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens with 12x optical zoom
  • Smile everyone! Experience amazing Full HD video and detail-packed still images with the beautifully styled Handycam HDR CX11E.

    The CX11E is the world’s first ever camcorder to feature Smile Shutter. This unique Sony technology automatically captures crisp 7.6 megapixel photos when someone smiles. There’s no need to press the shutter button or interrupt the action: it’s great for spontaneously capturing relaxed, happy moments while you’re recording.

    In ‘Dual Capture’ mode (default), stills are captured whenever someone smiles during movie recording. Switching Smile Shutter to ‘Always On’ mode can even grab photos while you’re in record standby – whether you’re in movie or photo mode – so there’s no chance of missing that winning smile between takes.

    ‘Smile Sensitivity’ can be adjusted to recognise anything from a gentle smile to a beaming grin. Priority can also be set to recognise children or adult’s faces.

    Smile Shutter is teamed with Face Detection that automatically fine-tunes focus, exposure and colour balance for great-looking videos and photos of friends and family.

    The CX11E delivers stunning high resolution, low noise HD pictures thanks to its ClearVid CMOS sensor with Exmor™ derived technology. Sparkling Full HD video and 5.1 surround sound is recorded on removable ‘Memory Stick’ PRO Duo media (up to 85 min with supplied 4GB ‘Memory Stick’, or 5 hrs 55 mins with 16GB optional ‘Memory Stick’, LP mode).

    Advanced, easy-to-use features

    The easy-to-use CX11E is packed with cutting-edge Sony imaging technologies for breathtaking picture quality. The high-quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens features a powerful 12x optical zoom range, with Optical SteadyShot image stabilisation for crisper, clearer video and stills.

    Powered by the high-speed BIONZ processor, D-range Optimiser technology automatically adjusts exposure and contrast to maximise shadows and highlight detail with tricky high-contrast scenes. Still images are captured in photo mode at an incredible resolution of 10.2 effective megapixels, rivalling today’s finest digital compact cameras.

    Image quality like no other is matched by superb 5.1 channel surround sound, with a zoom microphone function to minimise distracting background noises when images are zoomed in.

    Shots are viewed in exquisite detail on the 2.7-inch Clear Photo LCD Plus widescreen touch-panel that displays video and photos with superb contrast, even when you’re viewing outdoors in bright sunlight. Browsing your footage is easy with Film Roll Index and Face Index that simplifies finding the right scene.

    When you’re back home, hook the CX11E up to your HD ready television for a superb HD viewing experience. x.v.Colour expands your colour palette for more vivid, lifelike reds, blues and greens when you’re watching on a compatible television. BRAVIA™ Sync allows easy control of camcorder functions with your TV remote. Cable-free playback is even simpler with your PLAYSTATION®3 – just transfer a ‘Memory Stick’ from the CX11E and enjoy the show. With a PC connected to the supplied Handycam® Station, footage can be burned at the touch of a button from ‘Memory Stick’ to DVD for safekeeping.

    Supplied accessories include a 4GB ‘Memory Stick’ PRO Duo, USB and component A/V cables, Handycam® Station and remote controller. There’s also a full range of optional accessories including conversion lenses, batteries, chargers, microphones, tripods, HDMI cables and cases.

    The Handycam® HDR-CX11E is available from August 2008. It is available to pre-order now at www.sonystyle-europe.com

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    O2 reduces text and data roaming costs for UK Customers

    image Ahead of this years summer holiday season, O2 has made reductions for its UK customers who use their mobile phones in EU countries.

    The cost of texting for prepay customers has been reduced from 49p to 25p per text, matching the rate already in place for postpay customers.

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    Kelly Osbourne films Glastonbury diaries for Orange

    image Orange, Official Communications Partner of Glastonbury, has today announced a partnership with singer, actress and presenter, Kelly Osbourne. Kelly will be filming video diaries on her Orange mobile phone from Glastonbury which will be uploaded to www.orange.co.uk/glastonbury during the festival.

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    Mobility Today Podcast 113

    image The Mobility Today podcast is available. If you use this and copy the address into your aggregator. Or you can use the Itunes feed here.Now you should be all set and automatically download any of their podcasts on the fly. If you would not like to use an aggregator you can download the direct link by right clicking here. Tonight Dave, Chris and Mike talk about the new Samsung Instinct and why HTC is holding back a ROM for the Diamond?

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