Sony Handycam TG7VE – world's smallest HD camcorder with GPS

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Sony-handycam-TG7VE.jpgPocket-sized, full HD camcorders are all the rage this year. Sanyo unleashed a world of Xactis, Toshiba came out with the £99 Camileo P10 and today it’s the turn of the Sony Handycam TG7VE.

The claim to fame for this 230g pistol grip shooter is that it’s the smallest full HD camcorder that comes with GPS. Yes, you can shoot your 2.3-megapixel video onto 16GB of internal memory for around six hours and then watch it all back on the 2.7″ LCD complete with map and pinpoint graphics showing exactly where it is you saw that you saw you mate accidentally fall into that vomit spattered shopping trolley.

In true Sony style, the TG7VE takes light through a Carl Zeiss lens onto a 1/5″ Exmor CMOS sensor and puts the lot together with a Bionz processor. It shoots stills at 4-megapixels, gives you up to 10x optical zoom and features all sorts of face-tracking and smile shot functionality which will even work in video capture mode.

No word on the price just yet but it’ll be out in May along with a 32GB additional memory card plus a wide-angle cap too. Sounds like a good ‘un so long as they can keep the price and battery consumption low.

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