Sony Philippines launched a variety of new Handycam camcorders recently as part of their Summer is ON 2012 campaign. They showcased 2 camcorders under the “DCR” model name, which are SD Handycams; and 4 camcorders under the “HDR” model name, which are HD Handycams. Seeing as how the summer vacation is here, you might want to snatch one of these for yourself, and there’s certainly one that will suit your needs.
The Handycam HDR-TD20VE is dubbed the world’s smallest and lightest 3D Handycam. A follow-up to last year’s Double Full HD 3D camcorder, this new release is around two-thirds the size of its predecessor and is capable of capturing 3D video in 1920×1080 full HD to be enjoyed on a 3D TV with active shutter glasses. It features dual Sony G lenses, BIONZ image processors, and a 3.5″ Xtra Fine 3D LCD with TruBlack Technology.
The Handycam HDR-XR260 is an entry mid-range AVCHD HDD camcorder with 160GB of memory and a 30x optical zoom lens with up to 55x extended zoom through its 29.8mm wide angle Sony G lens. It packs an Exmos R CMOS sensor and a 3.0” Clear Photo LCD along with a bunch of other in-camera features. This particular model, however, has some that the others do not have, namely GPS and Golf Shot in addition to more scene modes.
The Handycam HDR-PJ200 packs pretty much the same in-camera features as the aforementioned model (without the GPS and Golf Shot), and has a built-in projector. This allows users to project content from compatible devices such as the Sony Playstation, Walkman, home theater system, portable DVD player, cell phone, and tablet among others. It has an Exmor R CMOS sensor, a 2.7” Clear Photo LCD touch panel and a 25x optical zoom lens with up to 30x extended zoom.
The Handycam HDR-CX210 includes the same in-camera features, lens capabilities, and screen as the HD-PJ200 without the built-in projector. Also with an Exmor R CMOS sensor, it comes with 8GB of memory.
The Handycam DCR-SR21 is an SD HDD camcorder with 80GB of memory, making it ideal for uninterrupted filming without the hassles of having to change memory cards or empty out the storage before re-use. It comes with 57x optical zoom lens with up to 67x extended zoom.
The Handycam DCR-PJ5 is similar to the DCR-SR21 in specs minus a couple of in-camera features, but is slightly lighter in weight and includes a built-in projector.