Sony intros flash-based HD camcorder
The CX12 delivers the SR11's features, recording to flash memory instead of a hard disk.
As it inevitably had to do, Sony today announced the flash-memory version of its
Going head-to-head with Canon's
According to Sony, the CX12 will be able to record 25 minutes of highest-quality HD video (16 megabits per second) on the 4GB card. Unfortunately, it will still come with the inadequate (and horribly named) Picture Motion Browser software rather than a real video-editing application, like Sony's own Vegas Video Movie Studio. You can have a party.
Though it doesn't sound like there's much new in its video capabilities, Sony has added its Smile Shutter technology, which pauses shooting until it detects the appropriate rictus, and child- and adult-prioritization from its Cyber-shot models, to the camcorder's still photo features.
Sony expects to start preorders on June 20 and to ship the camcorder in the beginning of August for $900.