updated 05:05 pm EDT, Wed September 1, 2010
Sony shows pair of SD Handycam camcorders
Sony on Wednesday showed off two increasingly rare standard-definition Handycam digital camcorders, the DCR-SX15E and DCR-SR15E. Both share a flip-out 2.7-inch LCD, and have Sony's SteadyShot image stabilization and face detection technologies, along with a 50X optical zoom. They differ in storage, as the SX15E relies on external Memory Stick or SD cards while the SR15E gets a built-in 80GB hard drive.
The SX15E records to Memory Stick or SD card, which users need to buy separately. Each has a Direct Copy feature that lets users back up footage to an external hard drive thanks to an optional USB adapter. Another option, the VRD-P1 DVDirect Express, will allow for burning content onto blank DVDs without a PC.
The two are due to arrive in October, though prices are yet to be announced.