From Sony press release
LAS VEGAS (CES, Booth # N109), Jan. 8, 2003 Sony’s new line of DVD Handycam camcorders, introduced here today, advance the simplicity of making and sharing videos. The three new camcorders produce DVD recordings that play back in most current home and PC DVD players, as well as most later releases of PlayStation2 game consoles.
As the DVD home player market continues to boom with U.S. household penetration surpassing 40 percent, Sony’s new DVD camcorders, the DCR-DVD100, DCR-DVD200 and DCR-DVD300 models record on 3-inch DVD-R and DVD-RW media.
All three models feature a Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar lens producing more true-to-life color clarity in videos and still images and 10X optical/120X precision digital zoom that brings the action up close.
The entry-level DCR-DVD100 model is expected to be available for under $1,000. The DCR-DVD200 unit adds a one-megapixel imager and both models have 2.5-inch SwivelScreen LCD displays. For those looking for a larger view during recording and playback, the DCR-DVD300 model steps up to a 3.5-inch SwivelScreen LCD display. All three models will be available this summer.