Sony releases video cameras with built-in GPS
Instead of having to remember, owners of any of three new handycam recorders will be able to recall exact positions, thanks to built-in GPS (global position systems).
According to a company statement,
“The new Handycam HDR-XR520V, HDR-XR500V and HDR-XR200V camcorders feature a built-in GPS receiver that allows you to use the touch screen to view your current location on the LCD map display, as well as “tag” your shooting locations.
View tagged videos and pictures via the Map Index function or once you’ve downloaded them to your PC using the supplied Picture Motion Browser (PMB) software to integrate with Google maps. “
The new models also include what Sony calls “Active SteadyShot” that will allow users to walk while shooting and be able to capture steady video footage. The new version of SteadyShot is claimed to have a 10X wider camera shake correction angle than previous models.
The HDR-XR520V features a 240GB hard drive capacity and will sell in Australia for $AUD2699, the HDR-XR500V includes a 120GB hard drive and will retail for $AUD2499 while the HDR-XR200V also comes with a 120GB hard drive built only captures four-megapixel (4MP) still images (the XR520V and XR500V both capture 12MP still images).
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