Sony A99 and HX50 Win EISA Awards
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This year, Sony has won two photography-related EISA awards. The company's flagship camera, the Alpha SLT-A99, has been recognised with the 'European Advanced Camera of the year 2013-2014' title, while the Cyber-shot DSC-HX50 superzoom (pictured) has scooped up the 'European Compact Camera of the year 2013-2014' award. Beyond photography, the company has also received accolades in the television, HT receiver and tablet categories.
Sony Press Release
Sony excellence recognised by EISA with five product of the year awards
- European Advanced Camera of the year 2013-2014: SLT-A99
- European Compact Camera of the year 2013-2014: DSC-HX50/HX50V
- European TV of the year 2013-2014: KDL-55W905A
- European HT Receiver of the year 2013-2014: STR-DA5800ES
- European Tablet of the year 2013-2014: Xperia Tablet Z
Continuing a rich heritage in delivering the best products, Sony has won five prestigious awards from EISA (European Imaging and Sound Association), the largest editorial multimedia organisation in Europe.
Recognising leading technology spanning the television, digital imaging, home theatre and mobile product divisions, the awards are proof of Sony’s commitment to producing high-quality, reliable products that customers can use with confidence.
European Advanced Camera of the year 2013-2014: SLT-A99
See every detail, every strand of colour, even in low-light with a high-resolution 24.3 megapixels and 35mm full-frame Exmor™ CMOS sensor. Teamed with the BIONZ image process engine, you get powerful noise reduction – for lifelike photos with big impact.
European Compact Camera of the year 2013-2014: DSC-HX50 / HX50V
Building on the previous success of the HX series of compact cameras (the HX5, HX9 and HX20 are previous EISA awards winners), the HX50 is the perfect travel camera. From round-the-world expeditions to a Sunday stroll, it gives every scene the detail it deserves and is the smallest digital camera with a 30x zoom. The 20.4MP sensor and built-in stabilisation deliver vibrant photos from a camera that’s truly pocket-sized.
European TV of the year 2013-2014: KDL-55W905A
Being the fourth year in a row that EISA has awarded BRAVIA TV with such a prestigious accolade, the W9 excels the beauty, emotion, drama and excitement of every moment with the best-ever picture and sound quality in one TV. The combination of the latest X-Reality PRO engine and the new TRILUMINOS Display results in the best of colour and detail in pictures from any source. This top of the range model also makes watching TV effortless by letting you control it from your smartphone or tablet. All wrapped up in the stunning Sense of Quartz design.
European HT Receiver of the year 2013-2014: STR-DA5800ES
This newly developed 4th generation 9.2 channel AV receiver is discrete while having superb sound quality and wider range sound reproduction. It powers both Front High speakers and Surround Back speakers and offers a variety of sound modes to optimise audio, plus options to virtually create and adjust a surround effect without a full install. A mix of ways to connect means you can enjoy music and movies any way you want, while the 4K upscale technology means your favourite movies can be seen in four times the detail of Full HD with a 4K TV.
European Tablet of the year 2013-2014: Xperia Tablet Z
Xperia Tablet Z is the most premium, high performance 10.1” Android tablet available and includes the very best of Sony technology. It sets new standards in entertainment by matching premium specifications with cross-device connectivity and a consistent user-experience. It’s also incredibly slim and lightweight at 6.9mm and 495g and has the highest levels of water resistance (IP55 & IP57) ever delivered in a tablet, making it immune to accidental spills and splashes.
 Among digital still cameras with optical zoom of 30x or higher. Based on Sony internal survey, as of announcement (April 2013).