Sony is solidifying it’s lead in High-Definition Camcorders with the recent launch of their AVCHD technology-based models.
The new Sony HandyCam HDR-CX7 AVCHD 6.1MP High Definition Flash Memory Camcorder with 10x Optical Zoom weighs only 15 ounces (with battery), making it the world’s smallest and lightest AVCHD High-Definition Camera. The HDR-CX7 can record up to three hours of full HD 1080 video on an 8-GB Memory Stick Pro Duo Media.
If it’s total recording length you’re after, the new Sony HDR-SR7 AVCHD 6MP 60GB High Definition Hard Disk Drive Camcorder with 10x Optical Zoom can hold over 22 hours of full HD 1080 video on it’s built-in 60GB Hard Disk Drive. It’s cousin the Sony HDR-SR5 AVCHD 4MP 40GB High Definition Hard Disk Drive Camcorder with 10x Optical Zoom can hold just more than 15 hours of full HD 1080 video on a 40GB Hard-Drive.
Video from all three models can be downloaded to your PC through standard USB.
The HDR-CX7 and HDR-SR7 models utilize Sony’s 3-megapixel sensor for full HD 1080 video and 6-megapixel digital still photos. They are also equipped with Super SteadyShot(R) optical image stabilization to produce smooth video results, as well as virtually blur-free photos. The HDR-SR5 model integrates a 2-megapixel sensor for full HD 1080 video and produces a 4-megapixel photo.
The new camcorders debut enhanced functions for easy browsing and searching on their high-resolution, 2.7-inch Clear Photo LCD Plus(TM) screens. You can swiftly find scenes via the new film roll button to view footage as a film roll index, which displays multiple scenes as thumbnails within a single movie file. Sony also integrated new face index technology so you can also access specific scenes by familiar faces.