The World’s Smallest HD Camcorder

Just because you want to record Aunt Betty’s 65th birthday in super high resolution doesn’t mean that you need to lug around giant video equipment. The Sony HDR-CX-7 is being touted as the world’s smallest HD camcorder, and while I haven’t had a chance to see the thing in person, it does look reasonably compact at just 15 ounces.

This AVCHD high-definition camcorder is capable of recording up to three hours of full HD 1080 resolution video on an 8GB Memory Stick Pro Duo — you can only hope that Aunt Betty’s soirĂ©e only lasts that long — while you get to view the whole shi-bang on the 2.7-inch Clear Photo LCD Plus display. Still images are captured with a 6MP sensor, whereas HD video is addressed with a 3MP unit. Other key specs include Sony’s ClearVid CMOS sensor technology, Super SteadyShot image stabilization, and USB connectivity.

The Sony HDR-CX7 will go for $1,200 when it ships in June.


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