Sony HDR-CX520V and HDR-CX500V Handycam Camcorders

Sony launched a couple of new Handycam camcorders this week.  A significant feature of the two new models is the internal flash memory recording media.  The new HDR-CX520V features 64GB of internal flash memory, and the HDR-CX500V rings in at 32GB internal storage.

In addition to 1080p HD video capture, the new camcorders can also capture 12-megapixel still images.  The HDR-CX500V and HDR-CX520V, will be available in September for about $1,100 and $1,300 respectively.

More details on these new Handycams is available in Sony’s press release below. [Read more...]

Sony HDR-CX12 Handycam

The Sony HDR-CX12 Handycam is the first video camera to feature Smile Shutter and face detection technology. Along with its HD video capabilities, the new Handycam also features a 10 megapixel still camera.

PRESS RELEASE:

SAN DIEGO, June 18, 2008 – Sony is taking the lead in the camcorder industry by introducing the first high-definition camcorder with both Smile ShutterTM and face detection technologies.

The HDR-CX12 Memory Stick® Handycam® camcorder can record full 1920 x 1080 HD video and 10-megapixel photos on Sony Memory Stick PRO DuoTM media and any Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark2) media cards. Roughly the size of a soda can (2.8-inches wide by 5.3-inches tall by 2.8-inches deep), this ultra-compact model will allow for easy transfer of video and stills from media cards to a compatible PC to share via email, uploading to the Internet or burning to disc. [Read more...]