Camcorder Madness…in HD
Sony’ intros here at CES are equally voluminous, as the company announced 16 new models to their HandyCam camcorder line. Dubbing all the new models as “Hybrid” still/video cameras, Sony added several of the models include 8GBs of internal memory and still photo features such as Face Detection. Five new HD camcorder models were announced as well that feature up to 10MP still capture capabilities.
Sony also lifted the curtain on their latest DSLR, the A200 (10.2MP), a model that features a more compact body, a wider LCD screen (2.7-inch, features new Clear Photo technology) and Sony’s Dynamic Range Optimizer, a feature that allows for greater shooting flexibility in a wide variety of lighting conditions. It features a media slot for CF Type I/II and offers an adaptor for Memory Stick Duo. Expect a kit (18-70mm lens) MSRP of $699. The company will have more new announcements on the digital imaging side of the equation at PMA in a few weeks.