Sunday, August 09, 2009

Now We Can All Go On Vacation!!

I should never go away on vacation... never! Ever since I started blogging, something important, something I should be writing about, happens. This time, in the three weeks I budgeted for myself this year, Sony introduced it's PartyShot robotic photographer. It works on two AA size batteries so you don't even have to feed it!

From the press release.....

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 5, 2009 – Sony today introduced the Party-shot™ personal photographer (model IPT-DS1)—an innovative camera dock that pans 360 degrees and tilts 24 degrees, automatically detects faces, adjusts composition and takes photos for you.

The Party-shot camera accessory uses the camera's BIONZ™ image processor with its Face Detection and Smile Shutter™ features to take photos without the user needing to snap the shutter button. This device makes it easy to capture more natural expressions and fun, candid moments of you, your family and friends without having to hire a photographer.

“With the Party-shot personal photographer, you no longer have to worry about taking photos when you are with your family or friends,” said Shigehiko Nakayama, manager of the digital imaging accessories business at Sony Electronics. “Party-shot captures candid moments that tell natural life stories and also offers a new style of photography that enriches time with your family and friends.”

Compatible with the DSC-WX1 and DSC-TX1 Cyber-shot® digital cameras, the Party-shot camera accessory is mountable on nearly any tripod, so you can set it up in a convenient location in your home, especially when you are entertaining. With two AA batteries, the Party-shot camera accessory captures photos for up to 11 hours and is portable, so you can enjoy taking pictures outdoors. You can also use an AC adaptor (sold separately).

Pre-orders will begin on August 6, 2009, at and at selected retailers nationwide. The Party-shot camera accessory will be available for about $150 in September at Sony Style® retail stores ( and at authorized dealers.

Yes friends, it's time to kick back, put your feet up and smoke a big fat one! Now we can all go on vacation!!


Anonymous Rich Green said...

Sony used to be a technological innovator - Trinitron TV, Walkman - but has stumbled. The PSP-UMD format (failed) and their own iPod competitor with propriety format (failed) are 2 examples. This new camera - imagine using it at a party - placed on a table - for pro basketball (7 ft) players - it's Irwin Allen's "Land of the Giants"!

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