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Sony CyberShot accessories

Mark Peters
PMA 2010 Report
Thursday 5th, March 2009
Posted by: Mark Peters

Whether snapping photos of brightly colored fish just beneath the surface or recording snippets of the kids on safari in the backyard, the new additions to Sony’s line of CyberShot and Handycam accessories will ensure that consumers are equipped for any moment worth capturing. From the great outdoors to the family great room, Sony is offering shutterbugs and videographers practically everything they need to get the perfect shot, including new underwater camera housing, high-definition (HD) lenses and output cables, tripods and accessory packs for sports and outdoor enthusiasts, as well as a full line of fashionable and functional cases and camera bags.

Sony CyberShot accessories

Sony Cybershot camera housing
Sony’s new marine packs for the CyberShot W (model MPK-WE for about $200) and T-series digital still cameras (models Sony MPK-THH and Sony MPK-THGB for about $230) will enable eye-popping underwater photography and movie clips of both marine life and life in the pool this summer, down to 132 feet (40m.) The packs are designed to work seamlessly with the Sony DSC-T900, DSC-T90 and other W-series CyberShot digital cameras.

Sony Cybershot W290 sports pack
The Sony SPK-WB sports pack for the CyberShot DSC-W290 digital camera lets snorkelers and swimmers take shots in up to 10 feet (3m) of water and also acts as a scratch-resistant silicon jacket when the waterproof adaptor is removed - all for about $100.

Sony SPK-HCE sports pack
For Sony Handycam camcorder usage in wet conditions, the SPK-HCE sports pack consists of a hard-plastic housing that shields the video camera from rain, snow and other moisture. It can also be submerged for underwater video capture of watery worlds up to 17 feet (5m) deep for about $250.

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Sony Cybershot accessories : DSC-T90
The Sony APK-WB and APK-THAB Aqty packs for the Sony CyberShot DSC-T90 and W-series cameras protect the cameras from splashes near the pool and offer waterproof protection in up to 5 feet (1.5m) of water. The Sony APK-WB pack will be available for about $75 and the Sony APK-THAB pack for about $70.

Sony battery power and camera protection
Protecting footage and memories and making sure the fun never stops due to a rundown battery is the sole purpose of the additions to the full line of accessory kits that include cases and extra batteries for both CyberShot and Handycam models. The Sony ACC-CBK accessory kit includes a battery (Sony NP-BK1) and case (Sony LCS-CSQ), and works with the Sony CyberShot S-series camera models, and with the brand new Webbie HD camera (model Sony MHS-PM1), retailing for about $45. For the CyberShot W series models, the Sony ACC-CMFG accessory kit, which includes an Sony NP-FG1 battery, LCS-CSQ case and convenient Memory stick Duo reader/writer, is also available for about $60.

Sony camcorder accessories
The Sony ACC-HDH6 camcorder accessory case protects Sony Handycam cameras by shielding them from rain or snow and facilitates capturing great footage. The Sony ACC-HDH6 kit, which will be available for about $130, comes with an extra battery, carrying case and HDMI cable, and may save consumers up to $25 when purchased as a kit.

Sony CyberShot accessories

Sony Handycam LCS-BBD accessory
Help protect your Sony Handycam camcorder in your bag, backpack or purse by using the snug-fitting LCS-BBD “bag-in-bag” carrying pouch. The scratch-resistant case provides an added layer of protection for Handycams, and comes in black, red and blue allowing easy access to the camera and a useful built-in strap, and is available now for about $20. Various cases are available for Sony CyberShot cameras as well as Sony Webbie HD cameras.

Sony VCL-DH1757 lens and Tripod
Sony introduces additions to its line of tripods and lenses - plus a telephoto lens (Sony VCL-DH1757, retailing for about $230) designed exclusively for the brand new Sony CyberShot DSC-HX1 camera. The high-grade 1.7x tele-angle conversion lens offers increased detail even at the far edges of an image. Also new for the Sony HX1 is the premium soft carrying case (product LCS-HE, retailing for about $50) that helps protect it from dust and scratches and comes equipped to hang from a belt loop or backpack strap and also has a pouch for a spare battery.

Sony CyberShot lens adaptor
Also new to the existing line is the lens adaptor for the CyberShot DSC-H20 (model VAD-HA, retailing for about $30) and the high-grade wide conversion lens (model VCL-HGA07) for Handycam products which allows video capture at angles that are 40 percent wider than the supplied lens and offers certified HD picture quality.

Sony CyberShot accessories

Sony VCT-50AV tripod
Keeping video steady and allowing for hands-free shooting are two attributes that are central to the Sony tripod line, including the Sony VCT-50AV audio/video tripod with remote control. The remote offers easy access to major camcorder functions. The Guide Frame feature helps to position subjects correctly, while the Slow Zoom feature also holds the camcorder steady while zooming. The Sony VCT-50AV tripod is available now for purchase at about $80.

New Sony CyberShot accessories
All of the new imaging products announced compliment and supplement Sony’s existing lines of DI accessories including the indispensible Sony Bluetooth microphone (model Sony ECM-HW2) for recording audio from up to 300 feet away. It is compatible with Sony camcorders with AIS (active interface shoe). The Sony ECM-HW2 also allows for two-way communication through the headphone jack on both the microphone and receiver units.

Sony GPS-CS3KA GPS unit kit
Effortless geo-tagging is also available through the Sony GPS-CS3KA GPS unit kit, which allows digital camera and camcorder users to display their current position and tag photos taken in any location worldwide. The Sony GPS receiver also has a built-in Memory Stick and SD card slot for simple photo date synchronization with all compatible DI devices, and the supplied Picture Motion Browser (PMB) software offers easy upload of information onto online map album services.

Sony accessories Price and Availability
The Sony ECM-HW2 is available now for about $230 and the GPS-CS3KA can also be found for $150 on sonystyle.com and at Sony Style retail stores. All new Sony accessory models will be availabile for spring 2009 online at Sony style website and at Sony Style retail stores.

Sony CyberShot accessories

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