Sony's "selfie camera" is a real, perfume-shaped, luxury non-smartphone thing
posted by Luis D. / Aug 25, 2014, 8:59 AM
The KW1 is a literal selfie camera that looks like a Xperia phone with the cap of an expensive perfume bottle attached to its top, and a back that's styled like a bottle itself. The device's body houses a 3.3-inch OLED display, while the top part houses a 19.2 megapixel camera with Sony's latest sensor technology. The 21mm f2.0 camera lens can be rotated 180 degrees, capturing the beauty of its (mostly female, we presume) users from every angle.
Also, the camera has built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connections, and it records 1080p video. There are touch slide shutter, self-timer, instant share, and smartphone control functions built in, while the surface is inlaid with "dazzling Swarovski elements".
Great! But seriously, what's with the perfume bottle? Well, apparently Chinese ladies are really into decorating their phones with cases that look like premium Chanel perfumes, so Sony decided to go ahead and cater to this growing customer niche. However, the gadget's price is absolutely nuts - $843 (5,199 yuan).
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Uhhh, no thanks.
posted on Aug 25, 2014, 9:00 AM 4
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wow... now this is kinda interesting... quite unique... a phone of its kind... now this design can be called innovative... if it is for china then I hope sony will price it right bcoz sony has a track record of pricing its products higher
posted on Aug 25, 2014, 9:23 AM 0
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Woaa price No one will buy egoistic sony camera
posted on Aug 25, 2014, 9:03 AM 1
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Not only China, here in Singapore I see quite a number of phone cases that resembles perfume bottles!
posted on Aug 25, 2014, 9:05 AM 3
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Before anyone asks 'why'. 1. Trial Sony's latest curved sensor tech, selfie users will like the extra corner sharpness. 2. The most popular selfie camera is the Casio tr15, and that's $100 more expensive than this.
posted on Aug 25, 2014, 9:12 AM 4
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"apparently Chinese ladies are really into decorating their phones with cases that look like premium Chanel perfumes" No kidding, in Singapore and Malaysia, these things are all the range, despite making your phone almost 2 times bulkier...
posted on Aug 25, 2014, 10:12 AM 0
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19.2 mp better than gs5, m8 haaha.
posted on Aug 25, 2014, 10:37 PM 0
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cybershot digicam in a bottle, thanks sony for a great gift idea (rich men to classy girl)... too bad most of us can't afford it. at that price i can buy an entry level dslr and she might like me more...
posted on Aug 26, 2014, 10:35 AM 0
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