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Sony put on its snow boots this week and travelled to Norway for a slippery trek. Wanting to get a closer look at some of Mother Nature’s rarest sights, Sony joined forces with photographer Mikael Buck and renowned local guides Einar Runar Sigurdsson and Helen Maria to explore the true beauty of the caves of Vatnajokull, one of the largest glaciers in Europe. myqbsfltgnrblg8ik28c

The breath-taking images were captured using Sony’s latest digital cameras including the α7R II featuring the world first back-illuminated full-frame sensor which brings together ultra-high resolution and ultra-high sensitivity, the RX10 II and RX100 IV which feature the world’s first 1.0 type stacked Exmor RSCMOS sensor. From cascading waterfalls to icy tunnels, you can check out all the amazing photographs for yourself.

Our friends over at Action Cam were off to a flying start this week, as they joined forces with renowned director Gregg Hackett to create the latest instalment in the ‘Never Before Seen’ series – Thin Air. Wanting to break world records, together they sent a consumer drone higher than a drone has ever gone before (11,000ft!) capturing its journey on three fearless Action Cam by Sony.

The team also worked with Ben Sturgess, a man of many talents, (electrical engineer, designer and brainchild behind the custom made drone) and after weeks of research and planning, the drone could take to the sky at an extreme altitude.

But were records broken? Check it out for yourself in the gravity defying video below:

 

Back on the ground, Sony Computer Entertainment announced the lucky winners of 2015’s PlayStation Awards.  Covering games released between November (2014) and October (2015), awards included ‘Platinum’ and ‘Gold’ as well as ‘The PlayStation Network Award’ and ‘Asia Special Award’.

Amongst the Platinum winners were: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and Minecraft with Grand Theft Auto V and Bloodborne, close behind with Gold awards. Chosen for the ‘User Choice’ category were Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

 Congratulations everyone! That’s our Friday night sorted.

SonyCarlFroch_Alex_Wallace_Photography_0131-EditThis morning it was announced that Sony Mobile has partnered with none other than former world champion boxer, Carl Froch MBE. The boxing legend has been putting ourflagship wearable, smartwatch 3, through its paces with fitness vlogger and personal trainer Carly Rowena helping him along the way.

A recognised sporting hero, Carl took on the challenge of logging and monitoring his fitness and training regime for one week using smartwatch 3, to show how Sony’s smartwear can be integrated into everyday training programmes.

Captured on film, Carl gives a blow-by-blow account of his week, showing how the various features and device apps can help monitor, track and encourage fitness enthusiasts to beat their personal best – pushing fitness levels further than ever before.

Finally, this week we shared a few top tips so you can make the most of the camera technology in your brand new Xperia Z5. From Style Portrait, to AR Mask and Style Shutter, there’s so much fun available at your fingertips!

You can read the full guide here.

That’s all for now! Have a great weekend.

Anthony Devenish

PR Manager

Wearables, software and digital PR geek. Northerner (trying not to be a hipster) in London.