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.
Smartphone manufacturers often offer incentives to customers in order to get them to pre-order their new phones. Samsung enticed customers with a free pair of Galaxy Buds for the Galaxy S10 series. Sony is doing something similar but the product it’s offering is in a different league. Prospective Xperia 1 customers stand to receive a free pair of Sony’s latest premium wireless headphones if they place a pre-order for the device when they open on June 28th.
Customers in the United States can get a pair of Sony’s WH-1000XM3 wireless headphones for no additional cost if they just pre-order the Xperia 1. That’s a $350 incentive. Yes, the wireless headphones cost that much on their own.
Last year hot on the heels of Nikon and Canon announcing their own full-frame mirrorless cameras, Panasonic decided to hop on board as well with their new Panasonic Lumix S-series of cameras. Now it looks like the company is back with their latest offering in the form of the Panasonic Lumix S1H.
It is clear that the S1H is being aimed more towards videographers. This is because the camera is capable at recording at 6K resolution. It does have a bit of an odd aspect ratio of 3:2, but for those who want something more standard, it can also record at 5.9K at 16:9 at 30fps. Exactly how many of us would need to shoot in 6K, let alone watch videos in 6K, are probably not that many.
As much as many of us would like to have the latest and greatest smartphone technology, the increasing cost of smartphones these days means that even upgrading every other year is still a bit too pricey to do so. This means that there are many out there who are probably holding onto much older devices.
The good news is that if you own an older Android device and your manufacturer has pretty much thrown in the towel on providing updates, you’ll be pleased to learn that LineageOS could help fill that gap. This is because the team behind LineageOS has recently released the latest version of their ROM where it will now pretty much bring Android 9.0 Pie to older devices dating as far back to 2014.