Is it bad to lust over Sony’s new 1080i handheld video camera?

Cx27500_image_03I just can’t help myself because I want to get my mitts on Sony’s new HandyCam HDR-TG1. Maybe it’s the past seven-years of HDTV-watching that has warped my brain, but I’m ready to start saving up my pennies for this $900 model that is available to pre-order tomorrow. Hmm… what would that do for our video reviews I wonder?The TG1 will record nearly two-hours of 1920×1080 interlaced video on a 16GB PRO Duo Mark2 memory card and there’s an 4GB card to get you started. Amazingly, this baby is only 10-ounces in weight and just 1.3 x 4.7 x 2.5 inches in size, easily small enough to take along everywhere. In fact, I couldn’t get my “mitts” on this even if I wanted to… it’s clearly a one-handed device. It also packs touchscreen controls, a Carl Zeiss 10x optical zoom and support for Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound. Looks like this will be the TG3 in Europe and should appear there in May.


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