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Mobile Movies – Smartphone Film Competition supported by Sony with Huge $/£ Prize

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This competition is supported by Sony Mobile Communications Inc.,  which produces smartphone Xperia™ (Sony Mobile). It aims to expand the creator’s range of expression and opportunities for challenges. We support the creation of filmmaking creativity unique to smartphones.  This is a free to enter competition. The submission period is August 1, 2020 – January 31, […]

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2019 Sony World Photography Awards Now Open For 12th Edition

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We are delighted to invite all photographers to enter the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards. Celebrating the finest contemporary photography from the past year, the Awards are FREE to enter and offer amazing prizes, vast exposure, visibility, and opportunities to photographers worldwide.  CHOOSE BETWEEN FOUR COMPETITIONS Professional – outstanding bodies of work between 5-10 images across ten […]

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Sony’s stunning new Xperia™ XZ Premium with the world’s first Super slow motion video in a smartphone

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 This morning in Barcelona at the Mobile World Congress, 27th February 2017 – Sony Mobile Communications (“Sony Mobile”) today announced its most ground-breaking smartphone to date, Xperia XZ Premium, with a camera so advanced it captures motion that the human eye can’t see, a beautiful 4K HDR display, super-fast download speeds, a stunning loop design […]

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Sony Creates 48K 360 Degree Video with 12 Xperia Z5 Smartphones

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Sony currently holds first place (with the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus) smartphone for the best camera in a leading smartphone with their Sony Xperia Z5 (see here). Utililsing this position, Sony created a 360 degree video shot entirely on 12 Xperia Z5 smartphones, eaching filming simultaneously in 4K (essentially, that’s a total of 48Ks). […]

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Public voting open for inaugural Mobile Phone Award winner at 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

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Public voting opens today to decide the winner of the first Mobile Phone Award at the Sony World Photography Awards.  Members of the public can choose from 20 spectacular shots shortlisted by an expert judging panel at www.worldphoto.org The Sony World Photography Awards is the world’s biggest photography competition and this year it launched a new competition […]

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New SmartWear Products from Sony announced at CES 2015

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At CES 2015, Sony introduced new products, partners and experiences to its evolving SmartWear range – a sleek stainless steel edition of SmartWatch 3, new Lifelog collaborations, and concept wearable devices, including a multi-sensor, waterproof headset prototype, from Sony Corporation, designed for optimising performance and providing real time insight on the running track. “Our approach to smart, […]

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2014 Sony World Photography Awards Judge shares what he’s looking for in this year’s competition

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You have seen the call for entries to the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards but how can you make sure yours is the photograph that the judges choose?  WPO gives you an exclusive insight into the thoughts of our 2014 Honorary Jury members and exactly what they are looking for in an award-winning image. This […]

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iQuit – Good News For Sony, Nokia And Samsung

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With the latest news that Steve Jobs has resigned as CEO of Apple going viral around the web, it has had a negative effect on Apple’s share price, currently sporting a 5% drop. Meanwhile, according to Bloomberg, Sony, Nokia and Samsung were among Apple rivals whose shares advanced during Asian and European trading amid speculation […]

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Adobe & Sony Team Up To Bring Android Apps To Sony Tablets

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Adobe and Sony today announced the ‘Adobe® AIR® App Challenge Sponsored by Sony’ to drive the creation of innovative Android applications for the two models of “Sony Tablet” devices and offer developers a chance to win $200,000 in total cash prizes. Adobe and Sony also announced the expansion of their long-standing relationship to deliver great […]

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Next iPhone To Feature Camera With Global Shutter

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According to this patent application by OmniVision Technologies Inc, the incumbent supplier of cameras to Apple, the next iPhone and maybe iPad could feature a mobile-phone camera with a backside illuminated sensor along with the highly anticipated global shutter. Why’s that important? Backside illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensors offer significant improvement in light gathering capabilities over […]