Beside the HD-PG5 portable drive, Sony Europe today also introduced a couple of new, standard definition Handycam series camcorders, the DCR-SX21E and DCR-SR21E. Both models are scheduled for an early September release and can brag with a 56x optical zoom (67x extended zoom).
Sony's upcoming camcorders also feature a built-in LED video light, a flip-out 2.7-inch LCD screen, SteadyShot image stabilization, a Face Detection function, A/V and USB connectors, plus slots for SD/SDHC, Memory Stick PRO Duo and Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo cards. The DCR-SX21E relies solely on memory cards for storage while the DCR-SR21E can utilize its built-in 80GB hard drive.
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