Sony has released HDR-TG1, a full HD camcorder. The new device is claimed to be the world’s smallest camcorder. It measures 1.3” (W) x 4.7” (H) x 2.5” (D) and weighs in at just 10 ounce.
The new HDR-TG1 is capable of recording at 1920 x 1080px HD video. Also it can act as a 4MP digital camera for capturing photos.
The tiny device features a 2.7-inch touch panel LCD screen, Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 10x optical zoom lens and 2-megapixel ClearVid CMOS sensor with Exmor-derived technology, BIONZ engine, Dolby Digital 5.1-channel surround sound recording with built-in zoom microphone, automatic focus adjustment, exposure, color control for natural-looking skin tones, and when photos are taken, flash control.
The camcorder is further bundled with a 4GB PRO Duo Mark2 media card. Moreover the device is wrapped in a durable titanium body and premium hard coating, making it long-lasting. The tough coating not only makes HDR-TG1 safe but also offers a rich look to the camcorder.
“Sony was the first to introduce a travel-sized camcorder with 8 mm technology in the 1980’s, and it revolutionized the travel and electronics industries,” said Kelly Davis, director of camcorder marketing at Sony Electronics. “This new model is a great example of our expertise in miniaturization, as well as advanced imaging technologies with features like face detection.”
Sony HDR-TG1 camcorder is expected to ship in the US market at the price of $900 in May 2008.