Sony has introduced a line of new camcorders that come with integrated projectors.
The Japanese electronics giant launched eleven new full-sized HD models at last week’s CES tradeshow, with five of those comprising the PJ-series of camcorders, ranging from the budget HDR-PJ380 model to the higher-end HDR-PJ790V projector.
The HDR-PJ790V has a Full HD 24.1-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor that can capture 1080p video at 60 frames per second, as well as display them using a built-in 35 lumen projector. The projector is capable of creating an image that is 100 inches wide, displaying content from the device’s 96GB of flash memory.
Other camcorders in the line have projectors that range from 20 lumens of brightness to 35 lumens, with flash memories of assorted sizes. All of the models are equipped with a built-in 5.1 microphone.
Other capabilities on the camcorders in the PJ-series include Balanced Optical Steady-Shot (BOSS), electronic viewfinders, manual dials, GPS mapping facilities and 3-inch 921,000-dot LCD screens. The camcorders also either have integrated WiFi or have the option of accepting a WiFi adaptor.
Sony is scheduling a timeframe for release of the new projectors of around February and March.