sony seeks to include people with visual disabilities by improving their photographic experience. The Japanese company released a projection camera kit for the retina, named DSC-HX99 RNV.
with my eyes is a project of QD Laser, with the support of Sony, to help visually impaired people take better photos. Your goal is transform “hard to see” into a “clearer vision”.
The association between both companies dates back to March 2022, and the final phase of the launch It is mid-March this year.
Thus, the Sony and QD Laser kit is made up of a DSC-HX99 compact camera and the Retissa Neoviewer viewfinder, that uses laser retinal projection technology.
Yang Cheng, Vice President of Imaging Solutions at Sony Electronics, explains that “the Retissa Neoviewer camera kit is a step in our commitment to a future that empowers all kinds of creators.”
“We continue to harness creativity and technology to improve the accessibility of our products, services, and experiences,” added in a statement.
This is how the Sony retina kit works
As we have said, the kit is made up of the DSC-HX99 camera and the Retissa Neoviewer viewfinder.
- The camera is the Cyber-shot travel zoom model, covering wide-angle to super-telephoto in a compact body, complete with a high-powered 24-720mm (30x) zoom lens.
- while the viewer Retissa Neoviewer projects a digital image directly onto the retina, allowing the visually impaired user to take a photo and record a video. It has its own battery and It has an autonomy of four hours.
Although not everyone who is visually impaired can see images better, It does cover a large group. It is one more step in the technology of this style.
The best thing is that Sony is paying a part of the costs of the viewer, in order to boost its purchase: the total value remains at 599.99 dollars. In addition, the Japanese company plans a collaboration with schools for the blind in that country and the United States, in order to benefit those who suffer from low vision.