Sony Announces 2009 Camcorder Line-Up

Sony announced today its consumer camcorder line-up for 2009, here is a listing of what to look for.

SONY HDR-XR520V 240GB HIGH-DEFINITION HARD DISK DRIVE HANDYCAM CAMCORDER

Available in March for about $1500
Full 1920×1080 high-definition video recording and 12-megapixel still image capture
Large capacity 240GB hard drive holds up to 92 hours of video
New back-illuminated Exmor-R CMOS sensor improves sensitivity in low light conditions
Photo and video geo-tagging using built-in GPS receiver and Navteq maps
Improved Optical Steady Shot with Active Mode stabilization for smooth video and photos
Smile Shutter automatically takes photos when subject smiles, even while shooting HD video
Face detection technology recognizes up to eight faces and automatically corrects focus, exposure and color control

SONY HDR-XR500V 120GB HIGH-DEFINITION HARD DISK DRIVE HANDYCAM CAMCORDER

Available in March for about $1300
Full 1920×1080 high-definition video recording and 12-megapixel still image capture
Large capacity 120GB hard drive holds up to 46 hours of video
New back-illuminated Exmor-R CMOS sensor improves sensitivity in low light conditions
Photo and video geo-tagging using built-in GPS receiver and Navteq maps
Improved Optical Steady Shot with Active Mode stabilization for smooth video and photos
Smile Shutter automatically takes photos when subject smiles, even while shooting HD video
Face detection technology recognizes up to eight faces and automatically corrects focus, exposure and color control

SONY HDR-XR200V 120GB HIGH-DEFINITION HARD DISK DRIVE HANDYCAM CAMCORDER

Available in February for about $1000
Full 1920×1080 high-definition video recording and 4-megapixel still image capture
Large capacity 120GB hard drive holds up to 46 hours of video
Photo and video geo-tagging using built-in GPS receiver and Navteq maps
Improved Optical Steady Shot with Active Mode stabilization for smooth video and photos
Smile Shutter automatically takes photos when subject smiles, even while shooting HD video
Face detection technology recognizes up to eight faces and automatically corrects focus, exposure and color control
15x optical Carl Zeiss Vaio-Sonnar T* zoom lens

SONY HDR-XR100 80GB HIGH-DEFINITION HARD DISK DRIVE HANDYCAM CAMCORDER

Available in March for about $750
Full 1920×1080 high-definition video recording and 4-megapixel still image capture
Large capacity 80GB hard drive holds up to 30 hours of video
Improved Optical Steady Shot with Active Mode stabilization for smooth video and photos
Smile Shutter automatically takes photos when subject smiles, even while shooting HD video
Face detection technology recognizes up to eight faces and automatically corrects focus, exposure and color control
10x optical Carl Zeiss Vaio-Sonnar T* zoom lens
Records in Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound with built-in zoom microphone for clear recording of subjects

SONY DCR-SR87 80GB HARD DISK DRIVE HANDYCAM CAMCORDER

Available in February for about $500
Hybrid movie recording on Memory Stick media and built-in 80GB hard drive, which can hold up to 84 hours of video (LP mode)
1-megapixel CCD imager for excellent video and 1-megapixel photos
25x optical Carl Zeiss Vaio-Tessar zoom lens with Super SteadyShot stabilization for smooth video and photos
Direct connection with DVDirect Express burner (sold separately) for easy memory archival and playback
Records in Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound with built-in zoom microphone for clear recording of subjects
2.7-inch wide, touch panel LCD screen

SONY DCR-SR67 80GB HARD DISK DRIVE HANDYCAM CAMCORDER

Available in February for about $450
Hybrid movie recording on Memory Stick media card and built-in 80GB hard drive, which can hold up to 84 hours of video (LP mode)
60x optical Carl Zeiss Vaio-Tessar zoom lens with Super SteadyShot stabilization for smooth video and photos
Direct connection with DVDirect Express burner (sold separately) for easy memory archival and playback
Records in Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound with built-in zoom microphone for clear recording of subjects
2.7-inch wide, touch panel LCD screen

SONY DCR-SR47 40GB HARD DISK DRIVE HANDYCAM CAMCORDER

Available in February for about $400
Hybrid movie recording on Memory Stick media and built-in 40GB hard drive, which can hold up to 41 hours of video (LP mode)
60x optical Carl Zeiss Vaio-Tessar zoom lens with Super SteadyShot stabilization for smooth video and photos
Direct connection with DVDirect Express burner (sold separately) for easy memory archival and playback
2.7-inch wide, touch panel LCD screen
Available in three colors including red, blue and silver

[image:blog_post:13991]SONY HDR-CX100 HIGH-DEFINITION FLASH MEMORY HANDYCAM CAMCORDER

Available in March for about $600
Full 1920×1080 high-definition video recording and 4-megapixel still image capture
Ultra-compact design in three colors including red, black and silver
Smile Shutter automatically takes photos when subject smiles, even while shooting HD video
Face detection technology recognizes up to eight faces and automatically corrects focus, exposure and color control
10x optical Carl Zeiss Vaio-Tessar zoom lens with Super SteadyShot stabilization for smooth video and photos

[image:blog_post:13992]SONY DCR-SX60 16GB FLASH MEMORY HANDYCAM CAMCORDER

Available in March for about $400
Hybrid movie recording on Memory Stick media and 16GB embedded memory, which can hold up to 10 hours of video (LP mode)
60x optical Carl Zeiss Vaio-Tessar zoom lens with Super SteadyShot stabilization for smooth video and photos
Direct connection with DVDirect Express burner (sold separately) for easy memory archival and playback
2.7-inch wide, touch panel LCD screen

SONY DCR-SX41 8GB FLASH MEMORY HANDYCAM CAMCORDER

Available in March for about $330
Hybrid movie recording on Memory Stick media and 8GB embedded memory, which can hold up to 5 hours of video (LP mode)
60x optical Carl Zeiss Vaio-Tessar zoom lens
Direct connection with DVDirect Express burner (sold separately) for easy memory archival and playback
2.7-inch wide, touch panel LCD screen
Available in color variations including red, blue and silver

SONY DCR-SX40 4GB FLASH MEMORY HANDYCAM CAMCORDER

Available in March for about $300

Hybrid movie recording on Memory Stick media and 4GB embedded memory
60x optical Carl Zeiss Vaio-Tessar zoom lens
Direct connection with DVDirect Express burner (sold separately) for easy memory archival and playback
2.7-inch wide, touch panel LCD screen
Available in color variations including red, blue and silver

SONY DCR-DVD850 DVD HANDYCAM CAMCORDER

Available in February for about $430
Hybrid Plus recording on three separate media including 16GB of internal memory (more than 10 hours of video in LP mode), Memory Stick media and 3-inch DVD disc
60x optical Carl Zeiss Vaio-Tessar zoom lens with Super SteadyShot stabilization for smooth video and photos
2.7-inch wide, touch panel LCD screen
Records in Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound with built-in zoom microphone for clear recording of subjects

SONY DCR-DVD650 DVD HANDYCAM CAMCORDER
Available in February for about $300
Hybrid movie recording options on Memory Stick media and 3-inch DVD disc
60x optical Carl Zeiss Vaio-Tessar zoom lens
Super SteadyShot stabilization for smooth video and photos
2.7-inch wide, touch panel LCD screen

[image:blog_post:13993]SONY MHS-CM1 WEBBIE HD MP4 CAMERA

Available now for about $200
Captures high-definition MPEG-4 video and 5-megapixel photos for easy transfer to the computer
Optical 5x zoom lens gets you close to the action without sacrificing picture quality
Equipped with PMB Portable software for quick content upload to popular video-sharing websites
Slim horizontal body with 2.5-inch wide LCD screen that swivels up to 270 degrees
Expandable storage capacity via Memory Stick media
Available in three fashionable colors including Eggplant, Orange and Silver

[image:blog_post:13994]SONY MHS-PM1 WEBBIE HD MP4 CAMERA

Available in March for about $170
Captures high-definition MPEG-4 video and 5-megapixel photos for easy transfer to the computer
Vertical 4-ounce body slips easily into a pocket or purse so it can be taken anywhere
Equipped with PMB Portable software for quick content upload to popular video-sharing websites
Rotating swivel lens instantly powers device and makes it easy to self-record
Expandable storage capacity via Memory Stick media
Available in three fashionable colors including Eggplant, Orange and Silver

Camcorder Accessories

SONY ECM-HW2 BLUETOOTH MICROPHONE
Available in February for about $230
Record audio up to 300 feet away from the camcorder
Microphone unit and receiver unit are both equipped with a headphone jack for two-way communication between subject and camcorder operator
Ability to record both subject and camcorder operator voices or subject voice only
Compatible with all Handycam camcorders with Active Interface Shoe

SONY GPS-CS3KA GPS UNIT

Available in March for about $150
Equipped with GPS IC for effortless geo-tagging while capturing videos and photos
Long battery life provides up to 15 hours on one AA battery
LCD display shows current position, GPS signal strength, battery life and clock display
Built-in Memory Stick and SD card slot for simple photo data synchronization with your digital imaging devices
Supplied Picture Motion Browser software offers easy upload to online map album services

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