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Add a sparkle to your Christmas with Sony

Press release   •   Sep 30, 2016 17:35 BST

Create Christmas memories with a little help from Sony

Bring the festive cheer and yuletide celebrations together this year with a gift from Sony, to perfectly capture the essence of Christmas. With something for everyone, these premium gadgets make the ideal gifts for loved ones, or the ultimate indulgence for oneself.

Christmas never sounded so good in Sony High-Resolution Audio

If music brings family and friends together over the Christmas period, what better way to enrich the festivities than with Sony’s PS-HX500 turntable with High-Resolution Audio recording capabilities. Guests can preserve their vinyl records in pristine detail for enjoying at home or on the move. Whilst seasoned vinyl fans have the chance to spin their Christmas favourites and ‘good-time’ tracks in the best sound quality thanks to the great build quality of this turntable.

For times when you need a break from the festivities don Sony’s colourful MDR-100ABN ‘h.ear on’ Wireless NC headphones. Available in five colours, the eye-catching design suits all styles and the Digital Noise Cancelling feature blocks out background noise so you can focus fully on the music.

Treat a loved one to audio excellence this Christmas, with Sony’s new Signature Series products. Expect nothing but the best from Sony’s pure, authentic sound and premium parts for the extra special gold plated gift this Christmas. Experience the finest sound as the artist intended with the flagship NW-WM1Z High-Resolution Audio Walkman, with a whopping 256GB of internal memory and high-quality playback from the incorporated S-Master HX digital amplifier.

Get the party started

This season, impress loved ones and pump up the volume with an array of marvellous EXTRA BASS™ speakers from Sony, perfect for any Christmas party or home get-together. The SRS-XB3 speaker conveys a cute and quirky design, yet boom shake the room when you press the EXTRA BASS™ button. For the ultimate celebration, step up the size and sound with the new GTK-XB5 high power audio system with simple wireless Bluetooth connectivity, with sound effects and strobe lighting to truly rock the party.

If travelling to see loved ones this festive season then the newly launched MDR-1000X wireless industry-leading[i] noise cancelling headphones are perfect. Use ‘Quick Attention’ mode with the palm of your hand to the outside of the headphone ear cup to have a conversation with someone without taking off the headphones.

Get in the frame with Sony and be ‘picture perfect’ this festive season

Capture each festive moment in powerful detail with Sony’s α6300 interchangeable-lens camera. Featuring the world’s fastest autofocus[ii] and an incredible 425 phase detection AF points, the camera will capture all of your Christmas memories to be enjoyed for years to come. If you’re jet-setting this holiday, look no further than the DSC-RX100 IV compact camera as your perfect companion. Its 1.0 type stacked CMOS sensor enables cutting-edge 40x super slow motion video capture at up to 1000fps, high resolution 4K movie shooting and incredibly detailed still images. It features a ZEISS® lens[iii] and is pocket sized, meaning it can be taken anywhere.

Futureproof festive moments for years to come with Sony’s newly launched FDR-X3000R 4K Action Cam. Record in 4K Ultra HD for 4x more detail than Full HD and minimise shaky handling effect with the Balanced Optical SteadyShot. Looking to give the ultimate compact this year? Opt for the DSC-HX90V with 30 x optical zoom and an OLED viewfinder that pops up whenever it’s needed. It offers various shooting styles to match the individual and a speedy processor. For the skilled photographer in the family, why not indulge in the highly acclaimed α7R II Full-frame camera? With its outstanding image quality and low-light capabilities, this camera will capture the enchanting sentiment at this time of year in outstanding high-resolution with a 42.4 MP[iv] back illuminated CMOS sensor. Make a big impression by pairing the α7R IIwith the SEL85F14 G Master lens for the perfect festive portrait.

Share magical moments of Christmas TV with Sony

Immerse yourself in all your favourite Christmas classics this festive season with Sony’s magnificent range of 4K HD TVs. If you want to reach for the best, pick the ZD9 – Sony’s newest and ultimate 4K HDR TV, which brings the best picture quality into your living room, available in 65”, 75” and a whopping 100 inches. The award winning KD-65XD93 delivers exceptional picture quality in a beautifully designed framework. You can experience the joy of Christmas classics, or watch content in awesome High Dynamic Range, which offers the highest detail and clarity for your viewing pleasure, or go even bolder with the mighty 75” KD-75XD94 that creates a cinema experience in the living room. Complement this year’s Christmas TV specials, movies or The Queens Speech with the HT-NT5 2.1ch Soundbar which plays out High-Resolution Audio sound from 3-way speakers and 6 separate amplifiers, all contained in a nifty and compact design. Or stream the no1 hit of the season using the Premium Audio and Video Player UHP-H1. This all-in-one box lets you enjoy Full HD streaming across gaming, music and movies all in the best picture and sound quality to ensure your day is filled with Christmas joy.

Create the perfect home wonderland ~ Sony’s Life Space UX concept

For those that love design, the new Glass Sound Speaker fits seamlessly into any part of the home, with warm illumination and crystal clear sound through the organic glass, which is close to that of human vocal chords and creates a uniquely lifelike sound experience filling every corner of your living space with rich, clear sound.

Enjoy home entertainment with the family over the holidays with the Portable Ultra Short Throw Projector that allows you to display anything you like, wherever you like. With a projection size of up to 80” and portable design, enjoy a mix of festive films as a family with ease[v].

Enchanting devices for all the family ~ Sony’s surprise stocking fillers

Wake up on Christmas morning to a whole host of handy items in your stocking, starting with the SRS-X11 mini Bluetooth speaker. Coming in an array of fun colours, the diminutive speakers deliver big sound for something so small. Thinking ahead, the NW-WS410 waterproof Walkman® is the ultimate training partner post-Christmas and New Year celebrations. It can hold 4GBs (WS413) or 8GBs (WS414) of storage, is waterproof and features an ambient sound mode, allowing you to perform all manner of swimming or running training in complete comfort.

-ENDS-

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About Sony Corporation

Sony Corporation is a leading manufacturer of audio, video, imaging, game, communications, key device and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. With its music, pictures, computer entertainment and online businesses, Sony is uniquely positioned to be the leading electronics and entertainment company in the world. Sony recorded consolidated annual sales of approximately $72 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016. Sony Global Web Site: http://www.sony.net/

[i]As of September 1st 2016. According to research by Sony Corporation, measured using JEITA-compliant guidelines. In noise cancelling headphones market. (JEITA: Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association)

[ii]Among interchangeable-lens digital cameras as of February 2016, based on Sony research. Measured using CIPA-compliant guidelines, and internal measurement method with an E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens mounted, Pre-AF off and viewfinder in use

[iii]Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm (35mm equivalent) F1.8-F2.8 lens

[iv] Approximate effective megapixels

[v] Life Space UX is a concept defined by delivering unique experiences and facilitating new ways to transform your living space

Sony Corporation is a leading manufacturer of audio, video, imaging, game, communications, key device and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. With its music, pictures, computer entertainment and online businesses, Sony is uniquely positioned to be the leading electronics and entertainment company in the world. Sony recorded consolidated annual sales of approximately $72 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016. Sony Global Web Site: http://www.sony.net/