Sony HD camcorder HDR-TG5V with titanium body offers embedded GPS

Sony today unveiled a new high-definition camcorder HDR-TG5V that combines powerful performance and simple operation into a sleek, portable body. The Sony HDR-TG5V Handycam camcorder captures 1920×1080 high-definition video and four-megapixel photos. With a compact design, the model includes 16GB of flash memory (a portion of which is used for data management), embedded GPS, minimal buttons and a new intuitive user interface for the touch-panel LCD. The camera features a professional-quality Carl Zeiss Vaio-Tessar lens with 10X optical zoom designed specifically for compact camcorders. For added clarity and detail, a built-in flash reduces shadows and improves still images in low-light situations. The camcorder’s built-in GPS antenna and NAVTEQ digital maps geo-tag your videos and photos so you can document your destinations on a map.

With 16GB of embedded memory, the Sony HDR-TG5V camcorder holds more than six hours of high definition video footage (LP mode) so it is virtually ready for capture right out of the box. You can also capture content onto Memory Stick PRO Duo media (sold separately) for additional recording time. The Sony HDR-TG5V camcorder will ship in May for about $1,000.