Sony announces the HDR-SR12, HDR-SR11 and HDR-SR10 hard drive camcorders, along with the HDR-UX20 and HDR-UX10 DVD camcorders at the CES 2008.
All new Sony camcorder are based on AVCHD technology and feature full 1920 x 1080 high-definition recording.
These new Sony AVCHD camcorders incorporate face detection technology for both video and photos.
The technology can identify up to eight faces in the camcorder’s LCD frame, and automatically adjusts focus, exposure, color control for natural-looking skin tones, and when photos are taken, flash control.
Unlike other Handycam models with face detection, these camcorders allocate more pixels to the detected face during the AVCHD encoding process for the best possible picture when people are the subjects.
The SR12 and SR11 camcorders mark the introduction of Sony’s 5.7-megapixel ClearVid™ CMOS sensors with 10.2-megapixel photo capture. In dual rec mode for simultaneous video and photo capture, these 10-mega models can take 7.6-megapixel photos up to the capacity of the media card in contrast to five, 3-megapixel photos on the other models with 2.4-megapixel ClearVid CMOS sensors.
The 120GB SR12, 60GB SR11, and 40GB SR10 camcorders provide extremely long continuous recording times (1920 mode) of nearly fifteen, seven, and five hours, respectively. They also feature hybrid movie recording on optional Memory Stick PRO Duo media cards, as well as their built-in hard drives.
The SR12, SR11, SR10, UX20 and UX10 models will all ship in March for about $1,400, $1,200, $1,000, $1,000 and $800, respectively. The HDR-HC9 camcorder will ship in February for about $1,100.
Via this Sony press-release.
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