Sony has released a new compact camera called the DSC-HX99 RNV kit. This special camera is designed to help people with impaired sight enjoy digital photography. It has a unique feature called retinal projection, which lets users who find it difficult to use a regular camera viewfinder or screen take and see photos by projecting the image onto the back of their eye.
The camera is a result of a collaboration between Sony and a Japanese company called QD Laser. QD Laser is known for creating the Retissa Neoviewer, a device that attaches to the zoom compact camera.
Besides the innovative retinal projector, the new camera has all the same features as the DSC-HX99 superzoom compact camera that was launched in 2018. This camera is famous for being the smallest 30x zoom camera in the world, boasting an effective 24-720mm lens. It also has an 18-megapixel sensor, can shoot 4K videos, and weighs around 243g.
The DSC-HX99 RNV was first unveiled in March and is now available for purchase at a price of US$600, which is the same price as the regular camera on its own. Sony is generously subsidizing the cost of the adaptation to make it more accessible to potential users.
Sony wants to ensure that interested buyers have a chance to try out the camera before making a purchase. They are organizing touch-and-try events where people can test the camera’s features. However, each person is only allowed to buy one camera, and they should reach out to the Sony Digital Production Center to schedule an appointment.
New DSC-HX99 RNV kit from Sony is a groundbreaking camera designed to make digital photography accessible to people with visual impairments. Its retinal projection technology offers a unique way for users to take and view photos. If you’re interested in getting one, contact Sony to set up a touch-and-try appointment.