Sony and Polyphony Digital announced a new limited edition Gran Turismo Sport PlayStation 4 console that will be released alongside the latest installment of the racing series game, on October 18.
Based on the Slim 1TB version of the PS4, the customized console features an exclusive silver faceplate with the Gran Turismo logo along with a matching Dualshock 4 wireless controller.
We recently reported about some of the new features that might be included in the next major software update for the PlayStation 4. Sony today confirmed the PS4 system software version 5.0. Codenamed NOBUNAGA, it’s out today for those who were selected to be a beta tester for the next major PS4 system update.
One of the biggest features included in this update is Family Accounts. The current master/sub-account system is being redesigned to make it more family friendly.
Switching brands is a painful and expensive process, but a new "trade up" promotion from Sony is trying to take a little bit of the sting away. For a limited time, people interested in stepping up to a Sony a7 II, Sony a7S II, Sony a7R II, or Sony a9 can get several hundreds of dollars in credit + trade-in value when they hand over their working DSLR or mirrorless camera.
These kinds of trade-in programs are not uncommon in the photo world, but we're more accustomed to seeing them from brands like Hasselblad and Leica, where the price tag for upgrading from one model to the next is so high that a significant discount for trading in your older camera is a serious boon.
Just now, Sony has made available the download link for the new 4.73 system software update developed for its PlayStation 4 gaming consoles, which improves the overall system performance, just like the previous 4.72 PS4 Firmware.
If you intend to make use of this new release, first ensure that your PS4’s currently installed firmware isn’t either newer or matching version 4.73, and only afterward save the appropriate .PUP file.
Sony today announced the launch of a limited edition Destiny 2 DualShock 4 controller for the PlayStation 4. The controller is going to be launched in September. The company has also launched a handful of new Destiny 2 PlayStation 4 bundles for customers in Europe.
The limited edition Destiny 2 DualShock 4 controller features a customized touchpad with the Destiny 2 logo as well as the character class insignia. All of these new details are plastered on the controller in gold. Sony has already announced a Glacier White PS4 Pro bundle in the run up to the Destiny 2 beta.
It's a great day for innovative patent news. Earlier today, we told you about a Nikon patent for a lens that was designed to work with a full-frame curved sensor camera. But that might not be the most innovative curved sensor patent you'll hear about today. That title goes to Sony, and their 400mm F2.8 lens designed for a curved medium format sensor.
Sony Alpha Rumors first spotted the Japanese patent, which describes a lens designed for a curved 645 size sensor—that's bigger than the sensors found in the Fuji GFX-50s and Hasselblad X1D-50c. The lens is "single focus" and "can be used as an interchangeable lens" reads the translated patent. It goes on to say that, thanks to the curved sensor design "High MTF can be obtained."