It's one of two new Sonys announced at CES 2010 to feature HD movie capture capable of full HD 1,920x1,080 (60i). (The other is the ultracompact TX7.) It has a stereo mic, too, located right above the lens. You'll notice the V is missing from the model number on the camera. This was a preproduction sample that wasn't labeled properly; there is no none-V version.