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Freeview Play connected TV platforms lands on select Sony TVs

Freeview Play connected TV platforms lands on select Sony TVs

By Max Langridge

Freeview and Sony have made the joint announcement that the Freeview Play connected TV platform is being rolled out to select Sony TVs. The service, which is now supported by three of the four major TV manufacturers and 18 in total, provides quick, easy... Read more

Sony WH-1000XM2 review: A sublime second coming for the noise-cancelling champions
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Sony WH-1000XM2 review: A sublime second coming for the noise-cancelling champions

By Chris Hall

The original Sony MDR-1000X blew us away back in 2016. Those over-ears quickly became our preferred headphones, they won awards and awards and awards, they created a buzz that saw talk of noise-cancelling headphones shift from Bose to Sony.When Sony announced... Read more

Sony headphones at rock bottom prices in US for Black Friday, MDR-1000X just $228 and more

Sony headphones at rock bottom prices in US for Black Friday, MDR-1000X just $228 and more

By Rik Henderson

Headphones are always popular each Black Friday, with some incredible deals on the best cans around. And this Black Friday plays host to some amazing discounts on Sony 'phones, including the Pocket-lint Award-winning Sony MDR1000X active noise cancelling... Read more

Grab a Sony RX100 IV high-end compact for just £575, save £425 today only

Grab a Sony RX100 IV high-end compact for just £575, save £425 today only

By Mike Lowe

Black Friday bargains have arrived. For today only, Amazon has a great deal on the Sony RX100 Mark IV high-end compact, at just £575 (save £425) - see the deal here. Well known as one of the best pro-spec compact cameras going, the RX100 series crams... Read more

Get a Sony A7 mirrorless camera kit for just £719 - less than half price for Black Friday

Get a Sony A7 mirrorless camera kit for just £719 - less than half price for Black Friday

By Mike Lowe

Black Friday is rife with bargains, and Amazon has a banger on the first-generation Sony A7 mirrorless camera for £719 (save £831) - see the deal here.Although listed with the over-complex "ILCE7KB" name tag - that's interchangeable lens camera, kit... Read more

Sony MDR-1000X Black Friday deal wipes £170 off these legendary noise-cancelling headphones

Sony MDR-1000X Black Friday deal wipes £170 off these legendary noise-cancelling headphones

By Chris Hall

Black Friday is getting serious about its discounts and slashing the price of the Sony MDR-1000X saves you serious money.These headphones normally retail at about £320 (the official RRP is £360), which is a little rich, even if they are the best noise-cancelling... Read more

Sony Aibo is reborn as a modern-day puppy pal

Sony Aibo is reborn as a modern-day puppy pal

By Max Langridge

Nearly 20 years after the original was first introduced, Sony has resurrected the Aibo brand and developed a brand new robotic dog.This latest version of Aibo certainly looks more like a dog than its predecessors, with a more rounded appearance compared... Read more

Sony A7R III packs full-frame 42.4MP sensor into a compact mirrorless body

Sony A7R III packs full-frame 42.4MP sensor into a compact mirrorless body

By Rik Henderson

Sony has announced a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera that hits the spot for high resolution stills and video.The Sony A7R III has a 42.4-megapixel full-frame Exmor R CMOS sensor and 4K video capture with Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) support. That enables... Read more

Sony made a cute robotic assistant, but it's not exactly cheap

Sony made a cute robotic assistant, but it's not exactly cheap

By Elyse Betters

Sony Xperia Hello is a little robot that doubles as an assistant, and people in Japan can buy it starting next month.Sony first showed off this smart speaker device last year. It has animated eyes and a 4.55-inch LCD on its tummy, and it can respond to... Read more

Sony Xperia XZ Premium getting Android 8.0 Oreo from today

Sony Xperia XZ Premium getting Android 8.0 Oreo from today

By Max Langridge

Sony Xperia XZ Premium owners rejoice, as of today, an update for Android 8.0 Oreo is now rolling out, ready to bring the latest set of features to the flagship device. Android 8.0 Oreo: Features, release date and everything you need to know Sony Xperia... Read more

Tips and tricks to buying a 4K HDR TV: What you need to know when buying a new television

Tips and tricks to buying a 4K HDR TV: What you need to know when buying a new television

By Rik Henderson

A year or so ago, buying a 4K TV might not have crossed your mind. Content wasn't readily available, prices were high and the technology was only in its early stages.However, just 12 months later everything has changed. If you're in the market for a new... Read more

Sony SRS-XB40 review: Blinded by the lights, filthy urban bass delights
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Sony SRS-XB40 review: Blinded by the lights, filthy urban bass delights

By Chris Hall

What do you look for in a Bluetooth speaker? Is it sophistication in design? Is it smart voice control? Or it brutal bass and a lighting rig that puts that tricked-out Ford Escort XR3i to shame?If it's the last, then the Sony XB40 won't have escaped your... Read more

Sony may finally be changing its smartphone design

Sony may finally be changing its smartphone design

By Max Langridge

After sticking with a similar design for its flagship phones for a good few years now, Sony may finally be ready to come up with something new. Sony Xperia XZ Premium review: 4K flagship has stacks of specs appeal That's according to Sony India's managing... Read more

Sony WF-1000X review: The wire-free earphones to beat
4.5 stars

Sony WF-1000X review: The wire-free earphones to beat

By Cam Bunton

The wire-free earphones race is hotting up, with some of the bigger-name audio companies getting in on the action. For the Sony WF-1000X, however, it's not just about a great sounding pair of earphones, it's about killing the noise with excellent in-ear... Read more

Sony RX10 IV debuts with 'world's fastest' hybrid AF and 24fps bursts

Sony RX10 IV debuts with 'world's fastest' hybrid AF and 24fps bursts

By Elyse Betters

Sony is in New York City, where it just announced another Cyber-shot RX10-branded camera.Called the RX10 IV, it packs the "world’s fastest" AF lock speed of just 0.03sec, according to Sony, as well as offers 24fps continuous shooting with full AF/AE... Read more

Sony WI-1000X preview: Killing sound with Sony's new noise-cancelling headphones

Sony WI-1000X preview: Killing sound with Sony's new noise-cancelling headphones

By Chris Hall

Let's not beat around the bush: the Sony MDR-1000X are an exceptional pair of wireless noise-cancelling headphones. So successful in fact that Sony is exporting some of that noise-cancelling mastery and expanding the family to a range of 1000X devices.There's... Read more

Sony LF-S50G speaker preview: Google Assistant in smart, subtle form

Sony LF-S50G speaker preview: Google Assistant in smart, subtle form

By Britta O'Boyle

They are all at it. Sony is one of the latest companies to announce a smart home speaker with Google Assistant built-in, joining the likes of Panasonic and Onyko.Sony's LF-S50G doesn't have the catchiest name, but it's a pretty good looking speaker and... Read more

Sony goes after GoPro with its own compact and waterproof RXO camera

Sony goes after GoPro with its own compact and waterproof RXO camera

By Elyse Betters

Sony has a new action camera.But it's described as a new type of camera that "enables entirely new imaging possibilities". Dubbed the Sony RX0, it's supposed to come with Sony RX series-level image and video quality, as well as capabilities, but it's... Read more

Sony gets in on the smart speaker game with LF-S50G

Sony gets in on the smart speaker game with LF-S50G

By Max Langridge

Sony has used its press conference at IFA 2017 to unveil the LF-S50G voice-controlled smart speaker, with Google Assistant built in. Think of it as Sony's answer to Google Home. IFA 2017: All the announcements that matter Because it has Google Assistant,... Read more

Sony WH-1000XM2 improves on our favourite noise cancelling headphones

Sony WH-1000XM2 improves on our favourite noise cancelling headphones

By Rik Henderson

After winning the Best Headphones category at the Pocket-lint Gadget Awards in 2016, the MDR-1000X cans with active noise cancelling have become rather popular indeed - especially in the office here.Sony isn't resting on its laurels, however. It has... Read more

Watch the Sony IFA 2017 press conference right here

Watch the Sony IFA 2017 press conference right here

By Chris Hall

The Sony press conference is one of the highlights of IFA 2017, a big brand event, covering lots of different devices.We expect some TV announcements, hopefully something on 4K Ultra HD and, if the leaks are anything to go by, an unveiling of a couple... Read more

Sony XE85 4K TV review: Impressive performance for the price
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Sony XE85 4K TV review: Impressive performance for the price

By John Archer

With Sony mostly smashing it out of the park this year with its high-end TVs - the A1 and XE90 being obvious examples - hopes have to be high that a healthy dollop of such quality will have filtered down to more affordable Sony models such as the XE85... Read more

Sony drops PSVR price after Oculus and HTC VR headset price cuts

Sony drops PSVR price after Oculus and HTC VR headset price cuts

By Elyse Betters

Sony has announced cheaper PlayStation VR bundles.The company said it will start selling a $399 “core” PSVR set, which includes the VR headset and a PlayStation Camera, but it'll only be sold in the US and Canada ($499 CAD). There's also a more expensive... Read more

Sony Xperia XZ Premium review: 4K flagship has stacks of specs appeal
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Sony Xperia XZ Premium review: 4K flagship has stacks of specs appeal

By Britta O'Boyle

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium sits at the top of the huge portfolio of Sony smartphones, pulling together advanced camera and display technology from other aspects of Sony's business and pairing it all with the top-of-the-line Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset.However,... Read more

Sony XE90 4K TV review: Backlight bonanza
4.5 stars

Sony XE90 4K TV review: Backlight bonanza

By John Archer

Most of us weirdos who spend the majority of our waking lives testing TVs seem to agree that LCD screens that use lights placed directly behind them (rather than around their edges) are best suited to the new high dynamic range (HDR) picture technology... Read more

Sony MDR-XB80BS Extra Bass review: Loud, bassy and firm-fitting sports earphones
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Sony MDR-XB80BS Extra Bass review: Loud, bassy and firm-fitting sports earphones

By Cam Bunton

Sony has been in the earphone business as long as time can tell, with its current range including some fantastic over-ear noise-cancelling headphones, and in-ear headphones to suit any budget. For the sporty types, there's the XB80BS Extra Bass, which... Read more

Sony XE93 4K TV review: Latest picture tech unlocks HDR thrills
4.5 stars

Sony XE93 4K TV review: Latest picture tech unlocks HDR thrills

By John Archer

The first new Sony TV for 2017, the 55-inch XE9305, sets a seriously high-tech tone.Leading the way is the second-generation of Sony's Slim Backlight Drive system, which uniquely places two LCD light plates in sequence to provide twice as much local... Read more

Sony Alpha A99 II review: Proving that translucent can triumph
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Sony Alpha A99 II review: Proving that translucent can triumph

By Timothy Coleman

Holy moly, what a specification the Sony A99 II offers: a 42.4-million-pixel BSI (back illuminated) full-frame CMOS sensor, a 399-point hybrid autofocus system, 12-frames per second shooting with continuous tracking autofocus, 4K movie capture, and 5-axis... Read more

Sony announces entry-level XE70 series of 4K HDR TVs

Sony announces entry-level XE70 series of 4K HDR TVs

By Max Langridge

Sony has announced a new range of XE70 4K HDR TVs that will enter at the affordable end of the budget spectrum when they're released in July 2017. There will be four screen sizes available to choose from: 43-inch, 49-inch, 55-inch and 65-inch, so more... Read more

Sony's new A9 is a vibration-free, super fast, full-frame 4K camera

Sony's new A9 is a vibration-free, super fast, full-frame 4K camera

By Elyse Betters

Sony has a new full-frame camera, and it's pretty advanced.Professionals photographers will want to check out the new A9. It has a 24.2-megapixel, full-frame Exmor RS CMOS sensor with double the amount of data speed processing of older Sony cameras, Sony... Read more

Sony A1 OLED 4K TV review: Back to OLED with a bang
4.5 stars

Sony A1 OLED 4K TV review: Back to OLED with a bang

By John Archer

While ultra-expensive Sony OLED screens have long enjoyed an enviable reputation in the professional video mastering world, the brand hasn't dipped its toes into the consumer OLED market since it launched a miniscule 11-inch model back in 2008. Until... Read more

Sony Xperia Ear Open-style concept: Look who's talking (and listening)

Sony Xperia Ear Open-style concept: Look who's talking (and listening)

By Britta O'Boyle

Sony Mobile revealed four new smartphones at Mobile World Congress 2017 including the super flagship - XZ Premium - but that's not all it had up its sleeve. The company also announced the Xperia Ear Open-style concept.So the name isn't overly catchy... Read more

Sony 4K HDR TV choices for 2017: A1 OLED, ZD9, XE94, XE93, XE90, XE85, XE80 compared

Sony 4K HDR TV choices for 2017: A1 OLED, ZD9, XE94, XE93, XE90, XE85, XE80 compared

By Chris Hall

Sony has revealed its Bravia TV line-up for 2017, following much the same format as its excellent 2016 televisions, but boosting performance and tweaking the design in many areas.Sony is offering a full selection of 4K HDR televisions for 2017, on top... Read more

Sony's Full HD HDR TVs are the perfect companion for your PS4

Sony's Full HD HDR TVs are the perfect companion for your PS4

By Chris Hall

While most of the attention is on 4K or Ultra HD televisions when talking about HDR - high dynamic range - Sony has pulled the covers off something rather more unique: Full HD televisions that also support HDR.So far, HDR has followed 4K, i.e., higher... Read more

Sony: Hybrid log gamma HDR update coming to all 4K HDR TVs

Sony: Hybrid log gamma HDR update coming to all 4K HDR TVs

By Chris Hall

Sony has confirmed that it will be pushing an update to bring hybrid log gamma compatibility to its 2016 and 2017 televisions.Hybrid log gamma (HLG) is a new TV technology that's been developed in part by the BBC, but is seen as the potential future for... Read more

Sony RX100 V review: Impressive, but resting on its laurels
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Sony RX100 V review: Impressive, but resting on its laurels

By Mike Lowe

Sony has completely owned the high-end compact camera market since the launch of the original RX100 back in 2012. From the third-gen model, it tore up what a palm-sized compact could do by introducing a built-in electronic viewfinder and faster lens.... Read more

Sony HT-ST5000 soundbar review: An impressive Atmos package
4.5 stars

Sony HT-ST5000 soundbar review: An impressive Atmos package

By Chris Hall

The Sony ST5000 soundbar might be a lighter way to get yourself a Dolby Atmos compatible sound system than installing a full-on room setup, but as soundbars go, it delivers plenty of heft. Dolby Atmos explained: What is it and how do I get it? It's a... Read more

Sony HT-ST5000 soundbar supports Dolby Atmos and Google Assistant voice-control

Sony HT-ST5000 soundbar supports Dolby Atmos and Google Assistant voice-control

By Max Langridge

Sony has unveiled a number of company firsts at CES 2017: it's first OLED TV, it's first 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player and now its first Dolby Atmos soundbar, the HT-ST5000. CES 2017: All the announcements from LG, Samsung, Panasonic and more The new soundbar... Read more

Sony announces refreshed line-up of 4K HDR TVs, including Dolby Vision support

Sony announces refreshed line-up of 4K HDR TVs, including Dolby Vision support

By Max Langridge

Sony's piece de resistance at CES 2017 may have been the A1 4K HDR OLED, but the company hasn't given up on more conventional LCD sets. To that extent, Sony has five new 4K HDR TV ranges for 2017, as well as four new full HD ranges. Best TVs of CES 2017:... Read more

Sony's jumps onboard the 4K Blu-ray bandwagon with UBP-X800

Sony's jumps onboard the 4K Blu-ray bandwagon with UBP-X800

By Max Langridge

After giving us a taster of what was to come with a prototype version last year, Sony's first 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player is here. The UBP-X800 will do just what you'd expect from a 4K player: handle 4K Blu-ray discs and streaming from 4K-compatible services.... Read more

Sony's amazing OLED A1E series TV is also a speaker, the screen vibrates

Sony's amazing OLED A1E series TV is also a speaker, the screen vibrates

By Rik Henderson

Sony has unveiled its OLED TV and it has an incredible trick up its sleeve. Not only does it support the Dolby Vision HDR standard, there are no speakers on the television. That's because the whole TV is a speaker too.The superthin screen vibrates to... Read more

Sony is getting in on the OLED TV action with two new models

Sony is getting in on the OLED TV action with two new models

By Max Langridge

OLED TVs represent some of the best in the business. LG is the only real champion of the screen technology right now, with Samsung, Sony, Panasonic and Philips sticking with LCD LED. But that's all set to change next year as it's been confirmed Sony will... Read more

Final Fantasy 15 Sony Walkman, headphones and speaker will have fans freaking

Final Fantasy 15 Sony Walkman, headphones and speaker will have fans freaking

By Rik Henderson

Final Fantasy 15 (or XV, as it's officially designated) makes its long awaited debut tomorrow, 29 November, and Sony Japan has crafted some special edition audio products to celebrate.The daddy of three limited edition devices is a Final Fantasy 15 Sony... Read more

Sony brings its PlayStation Vue live TV service to new Apple TV

Sony brings its PlayStation Vue live TV service to new Apple TV

By Elyse Betters

Sony has finally launched a PlayStation Vue app for the new Apple TV.PlayStation Vue is a new cloud-based TV service. It offers live programming from AMC, Discovery, FX, ESPN, and other channels without a cable or satellite subscription. It is therefore... Read more

Sony A6500 review: A mini mirrorless powerhouse
4.5 stars

Sony A6500 review: A mini mirrorless powerhouse

By Timothy Coleman

The Sony A6500 is the company's 2017 flagship mirrorless camera with a crop sensor, sitting below the Sony A7 full-frame line-up.The A6500 joins an already bustling series across the wider A6000 range, with several cameras at different specifications... Read more

Sony ZD9 4K TV review: The HDR master
5.0 stars

Sony ZD9 4K TV review: The HDR master

By John Archer

The pages of AV history are littered with "here today, gone tomorrow" features only truly memorable for the amount of hype that surounded their launch. We have no doubt, though, that the latest feature on the AV block, high dynamic range (HDR) playback,... Read more

Sony MDR-1000X review: Quite simply phenomenal noise-cancelling headphones
4.5 stars

Sony MDR-1000X review: Quite simply phenomenal noise-cancelling headphones

By Chris Hall

Sony's mission to deliver its best noise-cancelling headphones has lead to the birth of the MDR-1000X. It's a solid name, for a solid pair of noise-cancelling headphones.The MDR-1000X set their sights on the lucrative wireless noise-cancelling segment... Read more

Sony RX10 III review: A camera for all seasons
4.5 stars

Sony RX10 III review: A camera for all seasons

By Sam Kieldsen

As its name suggests, the RX10 III is the third iteration of Sony's RX10 bridge camera, building on the appeal of the RX10 II (which Sony continues to market and sell) by boosting the optical zoom's reach.Given that the limited 24-200mm equivalent zoom... Read more

Long awaited Sony A99 II now official, 4K video and 42.4MP sensor

Long awaited Sony A99 II now official, 4K video and 42.4MP sensor

By Rik Henderson

Sony has finally announced a successor to the A99, more than three years since it released the flagship DSLR.The Sony A99 II is a powerhouse of an SLR, with a 42.4-megapixel 35mm full-frame Exmor R CMOS sensor, hybrid phase detection autofocus system... Read more

This is Sony's first Ultra HD Blu-ray player with 4K and HDR support

This is Sony's first Ultra HD Blu-ray player with 4K and HDR support

By Elyse Betters

Sony's really getting into 4K now.The company is officially supporting 4K in a physical format, with the introduction of the UBP-X1000ES. It's Sony's first Blu-ray player capable of Ultra HD Blu-ray playback. It not only brings support for full 4K but... Read more