Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Sony Redefines the Handycam; Now they're Really Handy

High Definition Handycam Camcorder HDR-TG1Small is the most valuable asset in the world of electronics. We’re so in love with tiny tech the consistent miniaturizing of electronics has even been spoofed in comedies. Remember Derrick Zoolander’s (Ben Stiller) phone; it was so tiny it was unusable.

This will never become a real concern. Though, it does address the fine line manufactures have to straddle when developing smaller form devices. Does the size impede the functionality?

The HDR-TG1, Sony’s latest addition to the Handycam line, has all but perfected this formula. The pocket-size (1.3”x 4.7”x 2.5”) lightweight (10oz) is heavy on features like full 1920 x 1080 HD resolution video, 5.1 surround sound recording, 2.7” LCD touch panel display, intelligent face detection…the list goes on and on. Really, all that matters is this is the smallest most versatile Handycam to date. Which, of course, means bragging rights for at least the remained of the summer.

It’s targeted to vacationers; however, the causal traveler may discover their inner auteur when they get their hand on this Handycam.

Available for preorder this camera will ship sometime in May and will run you about $900 bucks.