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Sony unveils smallest HD Camera

The HDR-HC3 Handycam is the smallest 1080i HDV camcorder available.

The HDR-HC3 model features a professional-quality Carl Zeiss® Vario- Sonnar® T* lens and Sony’s new ClearVid CMOS Sensor™ technology. This imager is engineered to boost picture resolution and clarity to deliver vivid colors and precise image detail. Combined with Sony’s Enhanced Imaging Processor™, it provides new and fun-to-use functions.

The camcorder also shoots four-megapixel still images stored to on an optional Memory Stick PRO Duo™ media card. With the dual record function you can shoot video and simultaneously capture 2.3 Mpixel stills (1080i resolution) in 16:9 format or 1.7 Mpixel still in 4:3 format. The camera contains an inbuilt flash for digital stills.

The 2.7" LCD screen is also a touch panel for camera control and the supplied InfoLithium batters can record up to 90 minutes of continuous shooting.

The HDR-HC3 Handycam camcorder will be available in April for about US$1700 from Sony Style retailers or SonyStyle.com. The camcorder is not yet on the SonyStyle.com site.

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