As the leader in the high-definition category, Sony is further expanding the industry with the introduction of a new HDV camcorder model. The new HDR-HC9 camcorder is based on the HDV format for recording 1440 x 1080 HD video to standard mini DV tape and offers compatibility with a wide range of video editing suites. It features Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* optics, a 3.2-megapixel ClearVid CMOS sensor, and 6.1-megapixel photo capture. The Sony HC9 model offers extensive manual controls to meet the demands of advanced videographers, including “focus to infinity;” spot meter and focus to change exposure and focus at the same point at the same time; center mark to use as a guide frame in the LCD screen or viewfinder.
Sony HC9 camcorder - Choice
Furthermore the Sony HC9 is peaking to facilitate better focusing by outlining objects with a color line. White balance, shutter speed and focus can also be adjusted manually. “With a total line of seven models and four recording media options, no other company offers customers more choice,” said Kelly Davis, director of camcorder marketing at Sony Electronics. “And, our new AVCHD models give consumers the utmost functionality to better enjoy creating and viewing their home movies in HD.”
Sony HDR-HC9 HDV camcorder - Accessories and Retail stores
The Sony HC9 high definition model will be available in February 2008 for about $1,100. The Sony HDR-HC9 can be purchased with a full array of accessories online at sonystyle.com or at Sony Style retail stores.
Sony manufactures audio, video, communications and information technology products for the global consumer and professional markets. With its music, pictures, game and online businesses, Sony is uniquely positioned to be one of the world's leading digital entertainment brands. Sony recorded consolidated global annual sales of EUR 55.83 billion (yen 8,296 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007, based on an average market exchange rate for the same period of yen 148.6 to the EUR. It employs approximately 163,000 people worldwide. In Europe, the Sony Group recorded consolidated annual sales of EUR 13.71 billion (yen 2,038 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007. Sony Europe, headquartered at the Sony Center am Potsdamer Platz in Berlin, is responsible for the company's European electronics business and registered consolidated sales of EUR 9.12 billion for the same period. Sony Europe’s Recording Media & Energy division is responsible for the retail and corporate data media, consumer and professional media and battery business.