Mac users, we're pleased to announce Macphun's all-in-one photo editor Luminar is now available for just $69£52 with special Valentine Day bonuses (two eBooks, Vivid Wonderland preset pack, & Creative Sky Overlay pack) included for free until February 19. Use coupon code "PHOTOBLOG" to save another $10 on Luminar.
We rated Luminar as "Highly Recommended". Visit the Luminar web site to try it for free.
Sony Asia Pacific has introduced a new digital camera that looks like a perfume bottle. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-KW11 has a 1/2.3"-type, 19.2-megapixel Exmor RS CMOS imager, a 21mm (eq.) f/2 lens mounted on a 180-degree swivel to facilitate the capture of self-portraits, and a large high-definition, high-contrast, 3.3 Type OLED screen with approximately 1,299k dots. Key highlights include a Beauty Effect mode, Flick Touch Shutter, NFC, Wi-Fi and remote shooting via a compatible smartphone or tablet computer. The Cyber-shot DSC-KW11 comes in four colours (White, Pink, Green and Violet) and will be available in Asia Pacific from October 2014 onwards. Currently, there is no word on US/EU availability and pricing.
Sony Press Release
Take your best Selfie with the Cyber-shot™ DSC-KW11 from Sony
Showcase your Beauty and Individuality with the Selfie Camera
(ASIA PACIFIC, 22 August 2014) – With the sophisticated and trend-conscious fashionista on the street in mind, Sony is introducing the luxurious and sleek Cyber-shotTM DSC-KW11 digital still camera, designed to help capture their perfect selfie or their OOTD (Outfit of the Day) shot for sharing on their social networks. With an unprecedented design and a rich array of features, the Cyber-shotTM DSC-KW11 is both functional and complementary to one’s lifestyle needs and wants.
The Cyber-shotTM DSC-KW11 has a high-sensitivity 19.2 effective megapixels Exmor RSTM CMOS sensor to capture the finer details of your shot, while its F2 maximum aperture lens ensures that there is less noise on images, even when using the camera indoors or in other low-light environments. Mounted on a 180-degree swivel, the 21mm1 wide angle lens also helps to give users the illusion of a slender body and a slimmer face for convenient and easy selfie shots.
The Cyber-shotTM DSC-KW11 also flaunts a large high-definition, high-contrast, 3.3 Type OLED screen with approximately 1,299k dots equivalent for the brilliant display of images, which allows you to see in vivid detail the different effects applied to present your best self to the world.
To complement the lifestyles of trendy fashionistas, Sony has given the camera an elegant and unconventional design that is reminiscent of a bottle of perfume with a silky pearl finish, sparkled with Swarovski® elements. Fitting nicely in the user’s hands, the Cyber-shotTM DSC-KW11 is small and handy for everyone to carry it anywhere, all day.
- The Beauty Effect mode of the Cyber-shotTM DSC-KW11 provides users with a multitude of options that can be applied before and after you take your photo to achieve your desired look. While shooting, Skin Toning and Skin Smoothing effects can be individually adjusted. After making your selection, you can further refine your look with the five available effects to be applied in playback mode. The options of Skin Toning, Skin Smoothing, Eye Widening, Face Slimming, and Shine Removal are also adjustable to allow you the flexibility to present a different side of you.
- Flick Touch Shutter is a new feature that lets users effortlessly set up a self-timer by just tapping and flicking their finger towards the wanted delay timing and number of images on the screen. With no cumbersome buttons and extra panels that require more time to set, users can easily set the features they want with just their thumb.
- The Cyber-shotTM DSC-KW11 comes with Near Field Communications (NFC) and Wi-Fi features that enable easy one-touch connection with smartphones or tablets, so that users can
- share their best shots instantly to their friends and families via their social media platforms. Compatible with Smart Remote Control 2, the Cyber-shotTM DSC-KW11 further allows users to control the camera remotely using their smartphone or tablet. This is complemented by the camera’s attachable ring stand that allows it to stand freely at a tilt or hung on the wall, offering users the option of versatile hands-free selfie shooting.
The Cyber-shotTM DSC-KW11 comes in four beautiful silky pearl colours (White, Pink, Green and Violet) and will be available in Asia Pacific from October 2014 onwards.
1 35mm equivalent
2 Requires downloading of the latest version of PlayMemories Mobile to the smartphone.