Sony has just announced a brand new portable DVD player - and it looks like it could be the best one from the company yet.

The Sony DVP-FX850 comes with an 8-inch hi-res widescreen display that also swivels 180-degrees - handy for sharing your movie viewing with friends. It's also compatible with a wide range of DVD formats, including 8cm recordable discs - so you can watch movies you've shot on a DVD camcorder, as well as regular movies.

Other key features are a six-hour battery and a USB port. Sony says the port enables you to hook up a digital camera for viewing your photos on the DVP-FX850's screen. You can also connect an MP3 player to the DVD portable and listen to your music through it's built-in speakers.

We'll bring you UK pricing and availability as soon as we have them.

Key features

  • High resolution 8-inch widescreen TFT
  • 180-degree swivel display
  • 6-hour battery life
  • USB port for JPEG/MP3 playback
  • DVD-R / DVD-RW / DVD-R DL / DVD R / DVD RW / DVD R playback
  • DVD-R / DVD-RW VR mode (with CPRM) playback
  • DVD-R DL video mode playback
  • 8cm DVD-RW VR mode playback
  • MP3 & JPEG playback (CD-R / CD-RW / DVD-R / DVD-RW / DVD R / DVD RW)
  • DivX playback (CD-R / CD-RW / DVD-R / DVD-RW / DVD R / DVD RW)
  • Multi-speed smooth scan (search: FWD / REV) DVD (3 steps)
  • Multi-speed slow motion (FWD) DVD (3 steps)
  • Resume: 1 disc (lid open: memory clear)
  • Parental control
  • Audio / video input/output (mini jack)
  • Digital audio output (stereo mini jack)
  • 12-bit / 108MHz video DAC
  • Worldwide power supply (100V-240V AC)
  • Twin headphone sockets