Sony announces retinal projection camera kit DSC-HX99 RNV for people with low vision
Sony has announced the release of a Retinal Projection Camera Kit called the DSC-HX99 RNV kit, which supports the With My Eyes project that aims to change hard-to-see into visible for people with low vision. The kit combines Sony’s digital still camera Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 with QD Laser’s retinal projection technology-based viewfinder RETISSA NEOVIEWER. By combining the compact body with a high-magnification zoom lens of DSC-HX99 and RETISSA NEOVIEWER which projects the camera’s view onto the retina, even people with low vision can enjoy shooting in various circumstances. The saved still images and videos can be shared using a USB cable.
The kit uses a laser retinal projection system that is less affected by the eye’s focusing ability, allowing users to capture images and videos by projecting the camera’s view onto the retina. Sony’s aim is to provide creative opportunities and support for low-vision individuals and to deliver the joy of photography and expression.
Sony will also collaborate with blind schools, special needs schools, and organizations that support people with low vision to donate the product and reach out to more users. The combination of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX99and RETISSA NEOVIEWER provides low vision individuals with unique shooting experiences that are only possible with cameras that have high-magnification zoom lenses. The product will be available in limited quantities from March 24, 2023 for 109,800 yen ($815 including tax) at Sony stores.