Sony has announced its latest flagship smartphone in the form of the Xperia 5 (J8210, J8270, J9210). As the name suggests, this sits in the middle of its 2019 flagship Xperia 1, and the mid-range Xperia 10 devices. The Sony Xperia 5 is smaller than the Xperia 1, with a 6.1-inch 21:9 CinemaWide OLED HDR display with Full HD+ (1080 x 2520) resolution, compared to the Xperia 1 which has a 6.5-inch 21:9 OLED 4K HDR display.
Thanks to recently leaked specs, it was revealed that Sony had a new compact camera in the works in the form of the Sony RX100 VII, a new addition to its popular RX100 series of compacts. If you are in the market for a new camera, then you might be pleased to learn that the RX100 VII has since been officially launched.
While compacts don’t get a lot of attention, the RX100 has performed rather admirably, thanks largely to its 1-inch CMOS sensor that allows it to capture some pretty high-quality images and videos. It has also seen a lot of popularity amongst YouTubers who love the camera’s lightweight design for vlogging purposes.
A new firmware update is rolling to the Xperia XZ Premium XZ1 and XZ1 Compact that moves the firmware number from 47.2.A.10.62 to build version 47.2.A.10.80. The new update adds the June 2019 Android security patches, no other changes have been noticed. If you have upgraded, please let us know your impressions in the comments below.
According to Honda, “The next-generation camera technology helps the car retain a modern, clean and simple design, and complements the stepless A-pillars and flush ‘pop out’ door handles, also confirmed for the production version of the Honda e. Unlike conventional side mirrors, the cameras are contained within the width of the car and do not extend beyond the wheel arches.”
The company also claims that with the removal of the side mirrors, which can stick out a bit, it can help to reduce the drag of the car, which in theory should reduce the amount of energy required to move forwards, thus potentially extending the range of the car as a result. The cameras will transmit information to screens placed on the dashboard inside of the car.
The thing about cameras is that some of them can be quite fragile. This means that using them in extreme weather conditions or settings might not be the best idea. However, Olympus has over the years released cameras part of its Tough TG lineup that have been designed to weather more extreme conditions.
If you liked what the company had to offer with the Tough TG-5 from 2017, then you’ll be pleased to learn that the company could be close to officially announcing its successor. Thanks to the folks at Photo Rumors, they have managed to get their hands on alleged specs of the upcoming camera.
A Mitsubishi dealer told Wards Auto last year that "the most requested model at the brand's U.S. dealer meetings is 'a pickup truck, a pickup truck, a pickup truck.'" This month, Mitsubishi North America's COO told Wards that the carmaker has its eye on getting back to the compact pickup segment in the U.S., but that it will take time. "[We'd] have to have one that's the right fit for Mitsubishi," he said, "for our demographic, and something that's really competitive in the market."
That wasn't the case with the last compact pickup the brand sold here, the Raider. A product of the Daimler-Chrysler alliance with Mitsubishi at the time, the Raider was a rebadged Dodge Dakota. The pickup sputtered through four years of meager sales, being pulled from the market in 2009.
In the absence of Sony releasing a 2019 ‘compact' flagship (at least so far), who would have thought that Xperia fans would be turning to Samsung to fulfil their needs. Sony Mobile has dampened plans to release any more ‘compact' flagship devices. Earlier in the year, Sony Mobile's Vice President of Marketing said that consumers wanted bigger displays, implying that Sony may be ending its compact range.