SONY MAKES WORLDS SMALLEST HI -DEF CAMCORDER

April 2, 2009

The problem with Sony’s previous world’s smallest pistol-grip Full HD camcorder — the HDR-TG1 aka, the TG3E — wasn’t size, it was usability. So we’re happy to hear that Sony’s TG5 counts a tweaked UI among its updates. And although Sony doesn’t say in the press release, the TG5’s touch-panel looks far more sensitive (capacitive maybe?) than that of the previous generation’s finger bender. The other improvements are GPS to geotag your media (assuming your software supports it), Navteq maps, improved image processing, smile shutter technology, and 16GB of built-in storage (up from 8GB) all riding inside a slightly smaller and lighter chassis. Other specs remain unchanged: 1920 x 1080 AVCHD video, 2.7-inch touchscreen display, and a 10x optically stabilized zoom exposing a 2.4 megapixel CMOS sensor. Expensive? Oh most definitely: $1,000 starting in May. Check the video after the break.

Look so good. I want one.

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One Response to “SONY MAKES WORLDS SMALLEST HI -DEF CAMCORDER”

  1. redkruzer Says:

    Some real problems with the small fist sized HD cameras :
    1. The tiny monitor makes it too difficult to know or grasp what you are, or are not, capturing.
    2. Editing is difficult at best. Impossible usually.
    3. Even w Sony’s Vegas – I am having great difficulties.

    The picture quality can be excellent, and great things may occur frame to frame.
    Hy


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