Sony introduces eight new Handycam High Definition camcorders at the CES 2010. These HD camcorders are all equipped with back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor and are capable of recording 1920x1080p Full HD video at 24Mbps in AVCHD format.
Entry-level models include HDR-XR150 with 120GB hard drive, HDR-CX150 with 16GB flash memory and the HDR-CX110 that lacks internal storage. They comes with a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 25X optical zoom lens and offers 3.1 Megapixel still image capturing, Steady Shot image stabilization with Active Mode and 2.7-inch LCD display. The HDR-XR150, HDR-CX150, and HDR-CX110 will be available in late January for about $700, $550, and $500, respectively.
There are also the mid-range 160GB HDR-XR350V, 32GB HDR-CX350V and 16GB HDR-CX300. They have a wide angle G lens with 12x optical zoom, 7 Megapixel sensor, Optical Steady Shot image stabilization with Active Mode, Golf Shot function and Embedded GPS (except HDR-CX300). The HDR-XR350V, HDR-CX350V and HDR-CX300 will be released in February for $1000, $900, and $800, respectively.
The HDR-XR550V with 240GB hard drive and the HDR-CX550V with 64GB flash memory are the top-of-the-line models with 12 Megapixel image sensor and wide angle G lens. They get the additional Color Electronic View Finder and a 3.5-inch LCD display. The HDR-XR550V and HDR-CX550V are priced at $1400 and $1300 respectively.
All seven camcorders feature Intelligent Auto (iAuto), Face Touch, Highlight Playback, 60p output and BIONZ imaging processor. They all support external memory.