Sony HDR-HC3E HD camcorder


Sony hopes to bring high-definition video to the mainstream with the launch of its compact HDR-HC3E HD camcorder.

The HDR-HC3E features a 2.7-inch LCD screen with an anti-reflection coat to improve viewing in strong sunlight plus a Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens with 10x Optical Zoom. It uses the ClearVid CMOS sensor, combining with Sony’s new Enhanced Imaging Processor for high quality images with both high resolution and heightened sensitivity. You can also capture high resolution 2.3 MP still pictures even while you are shooting movie footage by saving them temporarily on the camcorder’s internal memory. And the HDR-HC3E is also HDMI ready – so you can playback movies and audio through your newly-purchased HD-ready kit.

And the good news if you’re out and about is that it’s also lighter and smaller, weighing 500g, which is 26 per cent lighter compared to the previous HC1.

The HDR-HC3E is heading for Europe in April. As yet, there’s no price available.

Via Akihabara News

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