Sony Launches Handycam Camcorders With Built-in Projector

Sony has debuted a radically different HD Handycam compared to years past – it has a built-in video projector. Known as the PJ series, the camcorders, launched at CES 2011, will carry the HDR-PJ50V, HDR-PJ30V, and and HDR-PJ10 model names.

Before you laugh off a tiny projector built on the opposite side of the LCD screen, check out these specifications. The PJ series can actually project an video and images up to 60 inches (when standing 18 feet away). The camcorder, like other 2011 Handycam models, has stereo speakers built in with S-Master digital amplifier and Clear Phase technologies. Talk about a unique way to share the family outing!

Other features include large hard drive capacities, 1080/60p video recording (up to 24mbps), Exmor-R image sensors, built-in GPS, built-in USB, great optics, and other favorable options. Prices aren’t really that bad considering everything you get, with the highest model (PJ50V) costing about $1,000.

Sony HDR-PJ50V High-Definition Hard Disk Drive Handycam® Camcorder w/ Built-
in Projector

Available in April for about $1000

  • Built-in video projector and speakers enable a whole new way to enjoy playback without needing to plug into an HDTV
  • Projector is integrated into the flip-out 3.0” Wide Clear Photo Plus touch panel LCD screen, capable of projecting images up to 60” onto walls, ceilings, etc.
  • Built-in audio system and stereo speakers with S-Master digital amplifier and Clear Phase correction, wind noise reduction, and mic/HP jack
  • Full 1920×1080 HD video recording at up to 24Mbps and 7-megapixel still image capture
  • 220GB hard disk drive, 1080/60p playback w/ Optical SteadyShot™ w/ Active Mode
  • “Exmor-R” CMOS sensor and Wide Angle G Lens w/ 12x optical and 17x Extended Zoom
  • Built-in GPS receiver w/ NAVTEQ® maps geo-tags content
  • Event Browse for automatic grouping of content by events and Highlight Playback & Share to create highlight reels automatically
  • Built-in USB cable and software for easy web upload and quick charge

Sony HDR-PJ30V High-Definition Flash Memory Handycam® Camcorder w/ Built-
in Projector

Available in March for about $950

  • Built-in video projector and Clear Phase stereo speakers enable a whole new way to enjoy playback without needing to plug into an HDTV
  • Projector is integrated into the flip-out 3.0” Wide Clear Photo Plus touch panel LCD screen, capable of projecting images up to 60” onto walls, ceilings, etc.
  • Built-in Clear Phase stereo speakers with S-Master digital amplifier, wind noise reduction, and mic/HP jack
  • Full 1920×1080 high-definition video recording at up to 24Mbps and 7-megapixel still image capture
  • 32GB flash memory, 1080/60p playback w/ Optical SteadyShot™™ w/ Active Mode
  • “Exmor-R” CMOS sensor and Wide Angle G Lens w/ 12x optical and 17x Extended Zoom
  • Built-in GPS receiver w/ NAVTEQ® maps geo-tags content
  • Event Browse for automatic grouping of content by events and Highlight
  • Playback & Share to create highlight reels automatically
  • Built-in USB cable and software for easy web upload and quick charge

Sony HDR-PJ10 High-Definition Flash Memory Handycam® Camcorder w/ Built-in
Projector

Available in March for about $700

  • Built-in video projector and speakers enable a whole new way to enjoy playback without needing to plug into an HDTV
  • Projector is integrated into the flip-out 3.0” Wide Clear Photo Plus touch panel LCD screen, capable of projecting images up to 60” onto walls, ceilings, etc.
  • Full 1920×1080 high-definition video recording at up to 24Mbps and 3-megapixel still image capture
  • 16GB flash memory, 1080/60p playback w/ Optical SteadyShot™ w/ Active Mode
  • “Exmor-R” CMOS sensor and Wide Angle G Lens w/ 30x optical and 42x Extended Zoom
  • Event Browse for automatic grouping of content by events and Highlight Playback & Share to create highlight reels automatically
  • Built-in USB cable and software for easy web upload and quick charge
  • Built-in microphone with wind noise reduction and mic/HP jack
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