Along with the eight Full HD camcorders, Sony launches also five new standard-definition digital camcorders, including the hard drive-based DCR-SR88 and DCR-SR68 that has 120GB and 80GB capacities respectively, and the 16GB DCR-SX83, 16GB DCR-SX63 and 4GB DCR-SX44 flash models.
All models feature 60x optical zoom, Face Detection with Smile Shutter technology, integrated video light, 2.7-inch touch display. The top model DCR-SX83 includes also “Exmor R” CMOS sensor, Face Touch, Steady Shot image stabilization with Active Mode, iAuto, and 3-megapixel still photo capability.
Sony Handycam DCR-SR88, DCR-SX83, DCR-SR68, DCR-SX63 and DCR-SX44 camcorders will be available in late January and cost about $400, $400, $350, $300 and $270, respectively. The DCR-SR68 and DCR-SX44 models will be offered in blue, red, and silver.