Sony Rolls Out New Handycam Range at CES 2013


Sony Rolls Out New Handycam Range at CES 2013

Sony has announced a new Handycam range of Full HD camcorders at the CES 2013. Incorporated with Sony's Balanced Optical SteadyShot technology for smoother movies, projector brightness is boosted on many models, while a new projector input lets you beam the screen of your smartphone, tablet, or PC onto a wall or any nearby surface.

With the Sony Exmor R CMOS sensor included in every new Full HD Handycam, users can be assured of clear, detailed video footage, and sparkling stills, even in tricky low-light conditions. ‘Floating’ optics and sensor inside the camcorder compensate more effectively for hand tremors – providing up to 13x better image stabilisation that’s effective at all zoom settings, from wide angle to dramatic close-ups. All models – including entry-level HD Handycam now offer a wide angle lens with less than 30mm minimum focal length, while compatibility with new “TRILUMINOS Colour” lets you enjoy those most memories reproduced with rich and natural colours.

In addition, Sony’s Advanced Sound System (on selected models) offers several quality enhancements to ensure superior soundtracks; the high-quality external microphone on select models ensures that audio is captured with pinpoint accuracy. Wider Dynamic Range ensures great clarity with loud and quiet sounds alike. Audio record levels can be tweaked for best results without distortion.

Key features: this season's new Handycam models at a glance:-

Handycam PJ790VE – Exmor R CMOS; Full HD 25p/50p; Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar lens with 17x extended zoom / 10x optical zoom / 26mm wide angle; Balanced Optical Steady Shot; 35 lumen projector and stereo speakers; HDMI external projector input; Advanced Sound Processor; High-quality external microphone; Electronic Viewfinder; Manual Dial; Multi Interface Shoe; AVCHD/MP4 recording; Wi-Fi compatible

Handycam PJ660VE – Exmor R CMOS; Full HD 25p/50p; Sony G Lens with 20x extended zoom / 12x optical zoom / 26.8mm wide angle; Balanced Optical Steady Shot; 20 lumen projector and stereo speakers; HDMI external projector input; Advanced Sound Processor; Electronic Viewfinder; Manual Dial; Multi Interface Shoe; AVCHD/MP4 recording; Wi-Fi compatible

Handycam PJ430VE – Exmor R CMOS; Full HD 25p/50p; Sony G Lens with 55x extended zoom / 30x optical zoom / 26.8mm wide angle; Balanced Optical Steady Shot; 13 lumen projector and stereo speakers; HDMI external projector input; Advanced Sound Processor; Multi Interface Shoe; AVCHD/MP4 recording; Wi-Fi compatible

Handycam PJ380E – Exmor R CMOS; Full HD 50p; Sony G Lens with 55x extended zoom / 30x optical zoom / 26.8mm wide angle; Optical Steady Shot Active Mode; 13 lumen projector and stereo speakers; HDMI external projector input; AVCHD/MP4 recording

Handycam CX430VE – Exmor R CMOS; Full HD 25p/50p; Sony G Lens with 55x extended zoom / 30x optical zoom / 26.8mm wide angle; Balanced Optical Steady Shot; Advanced Sound Processor; Multi Interface Shoe; AVCHD/MP4 recording; Wi-Fi compatible

Handycam CX380E – Exmor R CMOS; Full HD 50p; Sony G Lens with 55x extended zoom / 30x optical zoom / 26.8mm wide angle; Optical Steady Shot Active Mode; Multi Interface Shoe; AVCHD/MP4 recording; Wi-Fi compatible

Handycam CX290/CX280E – Exmor R CMOS; Full HD 50p; Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens with 50x extended zoom / 27x optical zoom / 29.8mm wide angle; Optical Steady Shot Active Mode; AVCHD/MP4 recording

Handycam CX220E – Exmor R CMOS; Full HD 50p; Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens with 32x extended zoom / 27x optical zoom / 29.8mm wide angle; Electronic Steady Shot; AVCHD/MP4 recording

New accessories for Handycam:-

Compatible with 2013 Handycam models featuring a Multi Interface Shoe, the ADP-WL1M compact Wi-Fi adapter allows easy wireless transfers of MP4 movie files and photos directly to a smartphone or tablet. The Wi-Fi adapter makes backing up of movie files and photos to the PC cable-free. You can even use your smartphone as a handy wireless remote to control Record Start/Stop, zoom and other functions on Handycam.

The RDP-CA2 and RDP-CA3M portable ‘360 degrees’ speakers are perfect for everyone in the room to enjoy a clear, rich soundtrack while viewing movies on Handycam models. Small, lightweight and versatile, the RDP-CA2 attaches directly to compatible camcorder models equipped with Multi Terminal and its internal battery means having one less item to carry around with you. The RDP-CA3M is compatible Handycam camcorders and cameras that support a Multi Interface Shoe. It shares power with the device to which it is attached to, eliminating the need for batteries altogether. Both speakers have a button by its side to adjust the sound volume.

The HVL-LEIR1 is a handy battery-powered video light that’s compatible with all Multi Interface shoe camcorder models. Running on AA batteries, it doubles as an infrared source forexciting ‘no-lights’ footage with Handycam models that support NightShot or Super NightShot. For more stable video recordings, the VCT-VPR100 and VCT-PR1 Remote Control Tripod stands are recommended. Both tripods come with Quick Shoe, Leveler, three-way Oil Fluid and have a shutter lock and release. A Multi Terminal cable is supplied with the VCT-VPR1, whereas the VCT-VPR100 is more compatible with other camcorders and four different cables (Multi Terminal, A/V R, REMOTE terminal, LANC) are provided.

The ECM-XYST1M Stereo Microphone allows for high quality sound recording with a wide frequency band. Supplied with a windscreen that reduces wind noise, the microphone can be mechanically adjusted to enable optimal sound recording.

The new range of Handycam HD camcorders by Sony will be available in APAC starting February 2013.

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