Sony has announced their new high definition consumer camcorder with model name HDR-HC1. They are also claming it is the world’s smallest and lightest HD camcorder in the consumer market.
How small and light? Well, it only weighs one and a half pounds and judging by the pictures it fits pretty easily in the palm of your hand. Despite the small size it manages to pack in a 2.7-inch touch screen LCD.
The HDR-HC1 records in 1080i high definition which should deliver some kick arse video quality. Also, the camera is able to produce 2.8 megapixel still shots or 1 megapixel shots without interrupting your HD video recording. 10x optical zoom and 120x zoom make ensure the ability to zoom up your wife’s nostrils and gross everyone out. Battery life should last you around 90 minutes.
In the press release Sony says that the camera will be sub $2,000, so I’d expect a street price of around $1,800 when it ‘s out in July.