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Sony Releases New DVD Camcorders

Sony Handycam DCR-DVD403 DVD camcorder Sony Handycam DCR-DVD403 DVD camcorder

Sony has enhanced its 2005 DVD Handycam camcorder line with new technology and design. The five new DVD models incorporate features such as Dolby Digital 5.1 channel surround recording, DVD+RW/-RW/-R compatibility and touch-panel displays. DVD recordings can be played back using most current home DVD players and PC drives, as well as later releases of PlayStation2 videogame consoles.

The DCR-DVD403 includes Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator, with built-in multi-channel microphones. The model also has a 3.3-megapixel advanced HAD CCD for higher-quality video and 3-megapixel still images. A 2.7-inch-wide hybrid SwivelScreen touch-panel LCD screen allows viewing on wide-screen televisions. A Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* Lens and built-in flash complete the package.

Two other options for surround sound recording are provided by the DCR-DVD203 and DCR-DVD103 models, both of which have external microphones. The DCR-DVD203 has a 1.07-megapixel advanced HAD CCD and a 2.7-inch SwivelScreen touch-panel LCD Screen. The DCR-DVD103 also has advanced HAD CCD and 2.5-inch touch-panel LCD Screen.

The DCR-DVD92 entry-level model is available for about $600. The other models in the line are priced at DCR-DVD103 and DCR-DVD7, about $700; DCR-DVD203, about $800; and DCR-DVD403 DVD, about $1,000.

Additional Info

  • Company: Sony
  • Company Phone #: 800-345-7669