Sony introduces in Japan the HDR-FX1000 and HVR-Z5J DV-tape HD camcorders. Targeted at the high-end consumer market, Sony HDR-FX1000 has the 3 Clear Bit CMOS sensor, a 20x optical zoom G series lens and Sony’s Exmor image processor.
The Sony HVR-Z5J, on the other hand, is a professional grade camcorder. It supports XLR audio inputs input, DV/HDV format as well as the DVCAM format.
The Sony HDR-FX1000 will be released in November for 400,000 Yen while the HVR-Z5J in December for 554,400 Yen.