CES 2015: New Sony HD Handycam Camcorders
Just released at CES 2015, four Sony Handycam camcorders bring updates and new features to the Handycam lineup. The HDR-CX405, which is positioned to replace the HDR-CX240, delivers a longer zoom, optical image stabilization, and adds the XAVC S codec that allows you to record at 50 Mb/s. The HDR-CX440 and HDR-PJ440 add 8GB of internal storage and Wi-Fi with NFC capability. The Wi-Fi also enables both live streaming from the camera and Sony’s Multi Camera Control, which allows you to simultaneously Start/Stop and control the zoom of multiple cameras. The HDR-PJ440 features a 13-lumen projector built into the flip-out LCD door, so you can get a large view of your footage without lugging around a monitor. The projector is the only difference between the HDR-CX440 and the HDR-PJ440, so you have options depending on how important having a built-in projector is to you. Sony’s HDR-PJ670 features a 1/5.8" sensor, larger 3.0" higher-resolution LCD view screen, 32GB of internal memory, and a 25-lumen projector for viewing your footage. Its 24/25p recording capability, in addition to 30/50/60p and manual iris/shutter speed control, raise the PJ670 above the consumer Handycam class of camcorder.