Sony Announces Party-Shot Automatic Photo Dock

Sony Party-Shot Automatic Photo Dock

The Sony Party-shot accessory takes photos automatically by detecting people’s faces and their smiles. Heard of face detection and smile detection? That’s what’s being utilized here; the camera’s BIONZ image processor detects those and communicates it to the Party-shot, which in turn triggers the shutter. Each time the camera detects smiling faces, it takes a picture. The user just leaves it in one spot and it takes photos without a person having to press the shutter button. It searches and tilts to follow subjects and take photos.

But first, you have to have a camera mounted on the device, a camera dock, really. The Party-shot is compatible with the recently announced Sony DSC-WX1 and DSC-TX1 Cyber-shot digital cameras.

Sony says the Party-shot makes it easy to capture more natural expressions and fun, candid moments of you, your family and friends without having to hire a photographer.

The Party-shot device will be available in September for $150. Pre-orders are now being accepted at Sony Style retail stores.


Published by Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.