Sony Walkman E450 Roadshow at Scape

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23 October 2010, Singapore – 98.7Fm’s Muttons made an appearance today at Scape when Sony distributed the new  E450 Walkman trial sets to 100 lucky Facebook fans to try them out for 1 month before it gets launched in Singapore.  I understand that around 1600 Facebook fans responded to the call for trialists.

The Muttons Explain the features of the Sony Walkman E450



Facebook Fans queieng for their E450 Trial sets

Sony Staff hard at work

A rather excited kid waiting to get his hands on the E450

The photos and videos here were taken with the SONY NEX 5.


Specification Sheet – Walkman® NWZ-E450

Specifications NWZ-E453 NWZ-E454 NWZ-E455
Supported file format
Music (Including podcasts*1 Audio Formats (Codec) MP3 Media File format: MP3(MPEG-1 Layer3) file format
File extension: .mp3
Bit rate: 32 to 320kbps (Supports variable bit rate (VBR))
Sampling frequency *2: 32, 44.1, 48kHz
WMA Media File format: ASF file format
File extension: .wma
Bit rate: 32 to 192kbps (Supports variable bit rate (VBR))
Sampling frequency *2 : 44.1kHz
* Compatible with WM-DRM 10
AAC-LC*3 Media File format: MP4 file format
File extension:  .mp4, .m4a, .3gp
Bit rate: 16 to 320kbps (Supports variable bit rate (VBR))*4
Sampling frequency *2: 8,11.025, 12, 16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48kHz
Linear PCM Media File format: Wave-Riff file format
File extension: .wav
Bitrate: 1,411kbps
Sampling frequency *2: 44.1kHz
Video (Including podcasts*1) Video Formats (Codec) Frame rate : Max 30 fps
Resolution : Max 720 x 480 *5
AVC(H.264/AVC) Media File format: MP4 file format, “Memory Stick” video format
File extension: .mp4, .m4v
Profile : Baseline Profile
Level : 1.2, 1.3, 2, 2.1, 2.2, 3
Bitrate : Max  10 Mbps
MPEG-4 Media File format: MP4 file format, “Memory Stick” video format
File extension: .mp4, .m4v
Profile : Simple Profile
Bitrate : Max 6 Mbps
Windows Media Video 9 *6 Media File format: ASF file format
File extension: .wmv
Profile: VC1 simple profile, main profile
Bitrate : Max 6 Mbps
Audio Formats(Codec) AAC-LC
(for AVC, MPEG-4)
Channel number : Max 2 channels
Sampling frequency *2 : 24, 32, 44.1, 48 kHz
Bit rate : Max 288kbps / channel
(for Windows Media Video 9)
Bit rate: 32 to 192kbps (Supports variable bit rate (VBR))
Sampling frequency *2 : 44.1kHz
* Compatible with WM-DRM 10
File size Max. 4GB
The number of files Max. 2,000
Photo*7 Photo Format(Codec) JPEG Media File format: Compatible with DCF 2.0/Exif 2.21file format
File extension: .jpg
Profile : Baseline Profile
Number of pixels:Max. 4,096 x 4,096 pixcels(16,000,000 pixels)
The number of files Max. 20,000
Voice Recording Codec:MP3
bit rate:64kbps, 128kbps, 256kbps
Sampling Frequency:44.1kHz
(Supported file format)
*1 The maximum recordable number of podcasts is 20,000.
*2 Sampling frequency may not correspond to all encoders.
*3 Copyright protected AAC-LC files cannot be played back.
*4 Non-standard bit rates or non-guaranteed bit rates are included depending on the sampling frequency.
*5 These numbers indicate the maximum resolution of playable video, and do not indicate the player’s display resolution. The display resolution is 320 x 240
*6 Some WMV files can be played back only by transferring using Windows Media Player
*7 Some photo files cannot be played back, depending on their file formats.
Maximum recordable number of songs and time* (Approx.)

* 4 minutes per song recorded in MP3 format

NWZ-E453 NWZ-E454 NWZ-E455
4G 8G 16G
Song number time[H:M] number time[H:M] number time[H:M]
48kbps 2,350 156:40 4,950 330:00 10,000 666:40
64kbps 1,750 116:40 3,650 243:20 7,450 496:40
128kbps 880 58:40 1,800 120:00 3,700 246:40
256kbps 440 29:20 925 61:40 1,850 123:20
320kbps 355 23:40 740 49:20 1,500 100:00
Maximum recordable time of videos (Approx.)
NWZ-E453 NWZ-E454 NWZ-E455
Video 4GB 8GB 16GB
Video Format: 384kbps
Music Format: 128kbps
14:00 29:20 59:40
Video Format: 768kbps
Music Format: 128kbps
8:00 16:40 34:00
Maximum recordable number of photos that can be transferred (Approx.) Max. 20,000

Recordable number of photos may be less depending on file sizes.

Maximum recordable number of voice recordings Maximum recordable number of voice recording files: 4,000
Maximum recordable number of voice recording folders: 255
Maximum recordable number of voice recording files in each folder: 255
Maximum recordable number of playlists Maximum transferrable number of playlists: 8,192
Maximum containable number of songs in each playlist: 999
(User  available capacity)*1
4GB 8GB 16GB
Approx. 3.35 GB = 3,602,841,600 bytes Approx. 6.99 GB = 7,513,178,112 bytes Approx. 14.1 GB = 15,224,602,624 bytes
*1  Available storage capacity of the player may vary.
A portion of the memory is used for data management functions.
Output (headphones) Frequency response
20 to 20,000 Hz(when playing data file, single signal measurement)
FM radio FM Frequency range
87.5 to 108.0 MHz
IF(FM) 128kHz
Antenna Headphone cord antenna
Interface Headphone:Stereo mini-jack
WM-PORT(multiple connecting terminal):22 pins
Hi-Speed USB(USB 2.0 compliant)
Operating temperature 5 ‘C to 35 ‘C (41 ‘F to 95 ‘F)
Power Source Built-in Rechargeable lithium-ion Battery
USB power (from a computer via a USB connector of the player)
Charging Time USB-based charging
Approx. 3hours(full charge), Approx. 1.5hours(approx. 80%)
Battery life(continuous playback)*

* Based on all of the equalizer is set to ‘None’ ,the screensaver is ‘On’ and brightness is set to “3”

Music NWZ-E453/E454/E455
MP3 128kbps approx. 50Hrs
WMA 128kbps approx. 50Hrs
AAC-LC 128kbps approx. 48Hrs
Linear PCM 1411kbps approx. 56Hrs
Video NWZ-E453/E454/E455
MPEG-4 384kbps approx. 10Hrs
AVC Baseline 384kbps approx. 10Hrs
WMV 384kbps approx. 10Hrs
FM NWZ-E453/E454/E455
approx. 20Hrs
Voice Recording NWZ-E453/E454/E455
Recording Approx 9Hrs
Display 2-inch, TFT color display with white LED-backlight, QVGA(320 x 240 Pixels), 262,144 colors
Dimensions(w/h/d, projecting parts not included) 44 × 94.7 × 9.7 mm
(1 3/4 × 3 3/4× 13/32inches)
Dimensions(w/h/d) 44.1 × 95 × 10.4 mm
(1 3/4 × 3 3/4 × 7/16inches)
Mass Approx. 58g (Approx. 2.1oz)
Supplied items – Quick Start Guide (1)- Software

The software is stored in the built-in flash memory of the player, and includes the

following items. For details on how to install, refer to “Quick Start Guide”.

– Content Transfer


– Headphones MDR-E804Y (1)

– USB cable(WMPort type)(1)

– Attachment(1)Use when connecting the player to the optional cradle, etc.

System Requirements ・Computer:
IBM PC/AT compatible computer preinstalled with the following Windows operating systems*1:
– Windows XP*2 Home Edition (Service Pack 3 or later)
– Windows XP*2 Professional (Service Pack 3 or later)
– Windows Vista Home Basic (Service Pack 1 or later)
– Windows Vista Home Premium (Service Pack 1 or later)
– Windows Vista Business (Service Pack 1 or later)
– Windows Vista Ultimate (Service Pack 1 or later)
– Windows 7 Home Basic
– Windows 7 Home Premium
– Windows 7 Professional
– Windows 7 Ultimate

Not supported by OSs other than above
[Compatibility mode] for Windows XP (included with Windows Vista and Windows 7) is not supported.
*1 Excluding OS Versions not supported by Microsoft.
*2 Excluding 64-bit OS versions.

・CPU: PentiumR III 450MHz or higher for WindowsR XP, PentiumRIII 800MHz or higher for Windows VistaR, PentiumRIII 1GHz or higher for WindowsR 7
・RAM: 256MB or more for WindowsR XP, 512MB or more for Windows VistaR, 1GB or more for WindowsR 7 32-bit versions, 2GB or more for WindowsR 7 64-bit versions
・Hard Disk Drive: 600MB or more of available space
– Screen Resolution:800 x 600 pixels (or higher)(recommended 1,024 x 768 or higher)
-Colors:8 bit or higher (16 bit recommended)
・CD-ROM drive(supporting Digital Music CD playback capabilities using WDM)
・Sound card
・USB connector ( Hi-Speed USB is recommended)
・Windows Media Player 11 for WindowsR XP and Windows VistaR
Windows Media Player 12 for WindowsR 7
・Internet Explorer 7 or later
・Broadband Internet connection is required to use Electronic Music Distribution (EMD) or to visit the web site.

We do not guarantee operation for all computers even if they meet the above System Requirements.
Not supported by the following environments:
-Personally constructed computers or operating systems
-An environment that is an upgrade of the original manufacturer-installed operating system
-Multi-boot environment
-Multi-monitor environment
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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