While in Sedona with Sony, not only did I get to test out the entire family of Sony Cybershot cameras, I also had the opportunity to try out the 16GB Sony Handycam PJ260V projector from the Sony Handycam family.
Sony’s new line of Handycam® camcorders makes it very easy to capture precious memories in high-quality full HD video and still photography. I captured fairly good video on a helicopter through the glass of the red rocks in Sedona. I also captured some still photos with really great quality in the middle of taking video. How cool is that you don’t have to stop your video to take a picture.
Sony continues to impress me and has won me over as a consumer. We used to have a Sony camera and when we moved to HD I’m not sure why but we switched to a competitor, maybe my husband’s goal was to have all of the same brand, but after playing with the Sony Handycam, I’m ready to switch back to Sony. They offer exceptional engineering in the HD models and this year they are adding a new Entry HD camcorder segment at an attractive price with four models, a Step-Up HD category with three models, Mid HD options with two models, four High End HD models, and a Double Full HD 3D camcorder. With sleek, compact designs and a refined level of optical performance, Handycam camcorders offer best-in-class features that set them apart from the competition.
One of the coolest features and I do have to say one because there are many is the improved built-in projector for a brighter and larger projected picture (up to 100” diagonal). I used the projector in a car on the roof of it while sitting in the backseat in the Sedona sun. It was bright enough for everyone in the car to look up at the ceiling and see the video I took while we were in broad daylight. Hello! Awesome right?
Another amazing feature that I have to boast about on Sony’s behalf is the Balanced Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization which controls the entire optical path as one floating unit to improve image stabilization by up to 13 times better than its predecessor. My husband can not take video without a tripod, so I’d love to see how his video with this camcorder came out. It has to be much better right?
The Sony Handycam also has By Pixel Super Resolution to create higher pixel count in still images by referencing hundreds of samples in the database to generate pixels close to reality, and Closer Voice utilizing Face Detection and its advanced audio processing to suppress unwanted noise and capture human voices with maximum clarity. The new high-definition camcorders and their accessories are available, starting at about $300, at http://store.sony.com, Sony retail stores and other authorized retailers nationwide.
Sony paid for my trip and all expenses while letting me play with their cameras in Sedona.