You should know first that we're not seeing any special prices with Sony's cameras, only bundled freebies. Now, upwards and onwards! The HX9V is a super-zoom compact, with a long 16x optical zoom shooting at 16MP.
The Sony W670 is a new compact camera with slightly more zoom than the rest, 6x compared to the usual 5x. There is a more affordable W630 which gives you 5x zoom at $269, but the difference is only $30.
The Sony NEX-7 is finally here...for pre-order, with limited stocks. Looks like Sony's still recovering from the flooding to its factories in Thailand. Like the brochure says, the NEX-7 offers professional quality in a compact body and is one of the best performing mirrorless system cameras we've seen yet, shooting at a high-resolution of 24MP with a built-in OLED electronic viewfinder and flash.
If the NEX-7 is overkill and over-priced for what you want, there's always the NEX-5N, a user and wallet-friendlier mirrorless system camera from Sony (there's also the NEX-C3 at S$1099). The NEX-5N shoots 16MP and comes with a 3" tiltable touch-LCD screen.
Sony is offering three Full-HD camcorders with built-in projectors at the show, but if you're interested in just a Full-HD camcorder check out the XR260VE. It comes with a 160GB hard-disk drive and a long 30x optical zoom with optical image stabilization.
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