Sony expects to shake up the camcorder industry with the introduction of its 2008 line of DVD Handycam camcorders featuring hybrid and hybrid-plus movie recording. “People have been drawn to the DVD category because they are so easy to use,” said Kelly Davis, director of camcorder marketing at Sony Electronics. “Our 2008 line offers greater convenience through multiple recording options so you don’t have to worry about running out of media or missing a moment.” All 2008 DVD models include a new built-in zoom microphone. When you zoom in on a subject, the audio also zooms in for clearer sound recordings. The DCR-DVD710 model also delivers Dolby Digital 5.1-channel surround that delivers a life-like audio experience.
Sony DVD710 - Voices and Sound
The camcorder will be compatible with Sony’s ECM-HW1 Bluetooth microphone, which amplifies the center channel and records voices and sounds wirelessly at distances up to 100 feet. A new quick on feature has been added to all DVD models so they can come out of standby-by mode in less than a second. With quick on, you simply push the button to put the camcorder in standby-mode so special moments are not missed.
Sony DCR-DVD710 video camera - Microphone and Shipment
The Sony DCR-DVD710 unit with a 1 Megapixel CCD imager and a high quality 25x Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar zoom lens. The new Sony DVD710 includes a new built-in zoom microphone. When you zoom in on a subject, the audio also zooms in for clearer sound recordings. The Sony DCR-DVD710 will ship in February for about $400.
Sony DVD710 DVD video camera - Search and Face index
Face index and film roll index functionality will also be available on the line. Face index allows you to quickly search for specific scenes by face while the film roll index takes the guesswork out of finding footage by displaying multiple scenes as thumbnails within a single movie file. This enhanced playback functionality will be easily viewed on the camcorders’ 2.7-inch, (16:9) wide LCD touch panel screens.