Smile as Sony introduces the HDR-CX12 smile detector camcorder

Sony HDR-CX12 Camcorder

Sony is the world’s leading brand that is known for its top-class electronic devices. This time again it has something very unique to introduce to the world. Sony introduced the first ever high-definition camcorder which features Smile Shutter and face detection technologies.

Measuring just 2.8 inches in width and depth with a height of 5.3 inches, the HDR-CX12 Memory Stick Handycam camcorder has the innovative Smile Shutter technology that not only captures smiling photos but also records video simultaneously. This technology clicks the photos automatically on detecting a smile without requiring you to press the photo button or put it on a photo mode.

The highlight is that it features a child and adult prioritization that helps you when click the photos of your subjects when they are smiling, even in the standby mode! To click smiling pictures when in a standby mode, just aim the camcorder and it will automatically capture a smile.

“Advanced technologies such as ‘smile shutter’ make memory capture automatic so you can relax and enjoy the moment at hand,” said Kelly Davis, director of camcorder marketing at Sony Electronics. “Leveraging these key technologies across multiple product lines is another example of Sony’s commitment to anticipate consumer needs by making video capture more seamless, easy and fun.”

The HDR-CX12 Memory Stick Handycam camcorder also features:

  • ClearVid CMOS sensor with Exmor -derived technology for stunning video detail and clarity
  • BIONZ imaging processor
  • Advanced Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T 12x optical zoom lens
  • Super SteadyShot optical image stabilization for smooth video and clear photos
  • 4GB Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark2) media card
  • A supplied Handycam Station cradle
  • One Touch Disc Burn button
  • Picture Motion Browser software to easily view, organize and store video and photos on a compatible PC
  • With the capability to of recording a full 1920 x 1080 HD video and 10 mega-pixel photos, the camcorder is a feature-packed powerful device despite its size that same as that of a soda can.

    The Sony HDR-CX12 camcorder is priced at $900 and will hit the Sony Style retail stores in August and also available on www.sonystyle.com.