Sony introduces another high-end gadget in its Qualia line. The Qualia 002 is a digital HD video camera dubbed Q002-HDR1.
The Qualia 002 looks similar and is also based on the the Sony HDR-FX1 HDV video camera, that they announced a year ago. The Q002-HDR1 of course looks a bit more shiny and is more pricey. The price for the new Qualia is 570,000 yen, which is about $5,325. The Qualia 002 ships today.
This 3CCD video camera records HDV with 1080i resolution. It has a 3.5 inch LCD screen. The microphone features a special noise reduction design.
More details in Sony press-release (Japanese). First seen on AkihabaraNews (French).
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