Friday, 28 June 2013 07:41

Cyber-shot RX100 II: Sony's first NFC camera


Sony's souped-up version of its Cyber-shot RX100 camera delivers a bunch of new features and improvements, including NFC for simplified transfers to Android phones and tablets.

The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II features a new Exmor R 1in CMOS sensor providing increased sensitivity with reduced picture noise. This is a particular benefit in low-light situations, company officials stated.

Other improvements include a tilting LCD panel to make life easier when holding the camera higher or lower than usual, 24p/25p HD video, and a multi interface shoe for attaching any of a range of accessories.

NFC and Wi-Fi support means files can be transferred to an Android smartphone or tablet simply by touching the device to the base of the camera.

Remote shutter release and zoom control is also possible from those devices.

"We're thrilled to bring Australians our first NFC camera packed with all the great features you've come to expect in a Sony pocket camera," said Sony Australia's marketing manager for digital imaging Ervin Quek.

"We've listened to our users and have updated the RX100 mark 2 with improved specs like the new Exmor R CMOS sensor which lets you take stunning pictures, even in low light situations."

The RX100 II ships in mid July and will cost $899. The original RX100 remains on sale at $799.

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Now’s the Time for 400G Migration

The optical fibre community is anxiously awaiting the benefits that 400G capacity per wavelength will bring to existing and future fibre optic networks.

Nearly every business wants to leverage the latest in digital offerings to remain competitive in their respective markets and to provide support for fast and ever-increasing demands for data capacity. 400G is the answer.

Initial challenges are associated with supporting such project and upgrades to fulfil the promise of higher-capacity transport.

The foundation of optical networking infrastructure includes coherent optical transceivers and digital signal processing (DSP), mux/demux, ROADM, and optical amplifiers, all of which must be able to support 400G capacity.

With today’s proprietary power-hungry and high cost transceivers and DSP, how is migration to 400G networks going to be a viable option?

PacketLight's next-generation standardised solutions may be the answer. Click below to read the full article.


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Stephen Withers is one of Australia¹s most experienced IT journalists, having begun his career in the days of 8-bit 'microcomputers'. He covers the gamut from gadgets to enterprise systems. In previous lives he has been an academic, a systems programmer, an IT support manager, and an online services manager. Stephen holds an honours degree in Management Sciences and a PhD in Industrial and Business Studies.

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