Sony is expected to launch a new firmware update to their PlayStation 3 gaming console that will bring support to 3D Blu-ray. According to a presentation delivered by Sony Executive from Europe, Mike Hawking, this upgrade is expected to be delivered to customers by September.
But there are more updates in the pipeline. According to Hawking, Sony PS 3 shall also receive a firmware update that will enable users to watch YouTube in 3D besides being able to view images captured from compatible cameras in 3D. This will however require users to capture photos from cameras that support the .mpo format including the recently launched Sony Cybershot with 3D support.
So there you go. You may soon be able to watch your favorite videos from YouTube on 3D thanks to Sony Playstation 3.
Sony has announced two new cameras in the Cybershot series that bring new 3D technology to the cameras. According to a media statement, Sony has said that these cameras shall be available for purchase both online as well as authorized retailers. Despite the advance 3D features, Sony plans to market the phone’s ability to shoot full HD videos on its television ads that are expected to hit Japan soon.
As noted, there are two different models that come with the new 3D technology. The first Sony Cybershot WX5 is a device with 2.8-inches screen size and allows the user to shoot panaromic 3D images which may then be viewed by connecting the camera to a 3D TV via HDMI. Sony Cybershot TX9 comes with a 3.5-inches screen size.
Other camera specs include a 12.2 MP Exmor R CMOS sensor, Superior Auto mode and 720p HD video capture. The two camera models are expected to retail at $396 (WX5) and $510 (TX9) and are expected to be available by mid-September in US, Europe and India.