Sony Handycam HDR-XR520V, HDR-XR500V, HDR-XR200V and HDR-XR100 1080p Camcorders


Sony announced four new Full HD 1080p Handycam camcorders, including HDR-XR520V, HDR-XR500V, HDR-XR200V and HDR-XR100.

The Handycam HDR-XR520V and HDR-XR500V both feature a back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor offering twice the sensitivity compare to previous models. They have Sony’s G lens,  high-speed BIONZ imaging processor, and Optical Steady Shot stabilization. HDR-XR520V and HDR-XR500V come with 240GB and 120GB hard dirve respectively.

You can also expect built-in GPS antenna and NAVTEQ digital maps for video and photo geo-tagging on HDR-XR520V, HDR-XR500V, HDR-XR200V models. HDR-XR200V has a 120GB hard drive and HDR-XR100 comes with 80GB. Memory Stick PRO Duo are also supported.

All these new HD camcorders support AVCHD with 5.1-channel surround sound recording and has a built-in zoom microphone and a 3.2-inch wide touch display. These Handycam camcorders feature Smile Shutter technology and Face Detection.

Sony’s new Full HD camcorder will be shipped in March. Pricing:

  • HDR-XR520V: $1500
  • HDR-XR500V: $1300
  • HDR-XR200V: $1000
  • HDR-XR100: $750

Sony Handycam HDR-XR500V

Sony Handycam HDR-XR200V


Sony Handycam HDR-XR100


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