Sony Zooms in with New Camcorder
”Sony unveiled on Thursday a mini-camcorder that makes it easier for people to e-mail video clips.
The DCR-PC9 Mini DV Handycam digital camcorder will be available in stores in June for about $1,300.
The DCR-PC9 joins the growing digital camcorder market, which makes up about 30 percent of the overall camcorder market, according to market researcher IDC. In 2000, 5.7 million camcorders were sold in the United States.
The unit’s key feature is its ability to convert digital video to the MPEG format, allowing video buffs to download video clips and attach them to e-mails.
“This is a smart move on Sony’s part because it saves user processing time, making it convenient–which is what consumers are always looking for,” Future Image analyst Paul Worthington said.”