CES 2006: Sony to debut hard disk camcorder


One of the big stories from Sony’s CES presentation is that JVC is no longer going to have the hard disk camcorder market to itself. Sony has unveiled the SR100 Handycam, which comes with a 30 Gigabyte hard disk. It also boasts 5.1 surround sound and is accompanied by a Bluetooth wireless mic that can act as the centre dialogue channel. Other features include a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar® T lens (30mm) with 10x optical / 120x digital zoom, 2.7inch monitor and still image capture in both 4:3 and widescreen modes. It’ll be on sale in May and will retail for $1100. Sony promises to do for hard drive cams what it did for the DVD cam market. Over to you JVC. More details later today.

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