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Sony unveils latest Cybershots, Vaios and Handycams

Sony hosted a product showcase at Carriageworks in Sydney's innner west yesterday, with the latest Handycam camcorders, Vaio notebooks and Cyber-shot digital cameras on display.

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Sony hosted a product showcase at Carriageworks in Sydney's innner west yesterday, with the latest Handycam camcorders, Vaio notebooks and Cyber-shot digital cameras on display.

The room was awash with fluoro as former contestants of Channel Ten's

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The latest line-up of Sony Handycams, featuring four high-definition and nine standard-def models.

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Face detection technology in action at the Handycam stand.

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While the CR series is already available in black, white, red, a champagne-hued "platinum pearl", "premium carbon", and a fairy-floss pink, the newest iteration adds "lizard skin" (pictured bottom front) to the mix.

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The Vaio VGN-LJ25G, available in black, white or gold. The keyboard now folds up onto the monitor, with software displaying either time/temperature, or what song is currently playing on the remaining screen space. The diminutive TZ series is on the right.

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The oddly-shaped Sony VAIO TP2 is a desktop PC with HDMI connectivity, a Blu-ray combo drive and bundled HDTV tuner. Click here for more.

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Back row: The fluoro-hued Cyber-shot DCS-T2 with 3-inch touch screen display and 4GB internal memory. Click here for more.

Front row: The stylish Cyber-shot DSC-T300 features a 3.5-inch touch screen, 10 megapixel resolution and Sony's Smile Shutter function. Click here for more.

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Sony's W series includes the entry-level W110 and W120 models as well as the W150 which features a 5x optical zoom, and the W300 with a whopping 13.6 megapixel resolution.

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Sony's Smile Shutter function takes face detection one step further, refusing to take the photo until the subject smiles. We've tested this feature on other Cyber-shot models and found its ability to correctly identify smiles varies widely -- we look forward to seeing if this latest incarnation has improved the technology.

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Sony has entered the digital photo frame market with its 7-inch model to be released in May. Featuring a 800x480 WVGA resolution with 15:9 aspect ratio, the DPF-D70 includes 256MB of built-in memory and comes with a remote control.

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