The HDR-FX1 Handycam camcorder records and plays back high definition video with 1080 interlaced lines of resolution. This is the highest resolution (1440 pixels x 1080 lines) of any consumer camcorder available.
We reported about the High Definition Sony camcorder first time back in April.
Sony developed an advanced HD codec engine for the new camcorder, which efficiently compresses massive digital data while maintaining optimal HD quality. The HDR-FX1 offers a 12x optical zoom and a multitude of zoom control mechanisms, including a non-perpetual zoom ring that allows for professional-like control.
The 3.5" SwivelScreen hybrid LCD offers 250,000 pixels, which is the highest resolution of any consumer camcorder LCD.
The Sony HDV Camera uses new Sony HD DVC videotapes to record the high definition video.
The Sony HDR-FX1 camcorder will be available in November for about $3,700.
More details on Sony Press-Release.
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The Sony HDR-FX1 video resolution is enhanced by Sony's new three-chip, one-megapixel Super HAD CCDs. The new 1080i HD CCDs have several improvements, including an on-chip micro-lens on top of the CCD sensor that increases the light focusing rate for focusing on the fly. There is also a newly developed 16:9 aspect mode for recording in widescreen.
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