It’s interesting to follow the story of these projector camcorders from Sony. Will they survive at market? As we all knew, the other devices that have tried to include a projector in its function like smartphone didn’t have a good response from consumers. With so many dedicated projectors out there that having so compact design, easy to be carried, support wireless connection and more simple operation gives these projector camcorders a hard challenge, right?
To answer the challenge, the five new projector camcorders – HDR-PJ790V, HDR-PJ650V, HDR-PJ430V, HDR-PJ380 and HDR-PJ230V, bring a brighter projector with HDMI interface and stereo speakers. Thus, they could visualize not only your captured video or image up to 100-inch size but also from other HDMI-enable devices such your laptop, smartphone or tablet PC clearly on the wall or any other flat surfaces.
Meanwhile for doing the main job as a camcorder, all models carry Exmor R CMOS sensor, BIONZ image processor, a 26.8 wide angle lens, TRILUMINOUS Color, Multi Interface Shoe and supported by other great features – Dual Record, iAUTO, Closer Voice and so on, to catch any moments around up to full HD resolution in both AVCHD or MP4 format clearly as well as easily attach any additional tools into.
Among upcoming projector camcorders, the HDR-PJ790V, also known as PJ780VE in European version, is the best, the biggest and heaviest handycam model. It carries premium specs inside: a powerful lens – a 24.1MP Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens with 10x optical zoom, 35 lumens projector, Balance Optical Steady Shot, Advanced Sound Processor, a large built-in storage – 96GB flash memory, and high-quality top-mounted 5.1 surround sound microphone. Thus, this camcorder ensures and enhanced your recording and projecting, both have top quality sound and images clearly without any blur and noises limitless until the moment battery died.
In addition, the HDR-PJ790V also includes a 3.0-inch Xtra Fine LCD touch display with 921k dot, a built-in flash, memory card slot, USB port an Electronic Viewfinder, Manual Dial, WiFi compatible through Multi Interface Shoe feature and so on.
The release date and pricing
Fashioned in 74.2 x 84.6 x 137.5 and 575g with black color finish, Sony HDR-PJ790V is going to hit market on February 8, 2013 in MSRP $1,599.99. You don’t have to surprise to its expensive price tag, it’s purposely made for pro-sumers who really care about quality. Will this handycam have a warm welcome at market? Did you see this at CES 2013?