Sony HDR-XR520V-First Back-illuminated CMOS Camcorder with Hexagonal diaphragms

sony_exmore_sensor.jpgThe new Sony HDR-XR520V camcorder packs a 240GB internal hard drive and features higher sensitivity and better anti-shake function than previous models. The higher sensitivity is achieved by using for the first time back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor. The new sensor is designed to boost low light performance, reduce noise, and offer a clearer picture. The HDR-XR520V also has a built-in GPS mapping system. Picture quality is greatly improved by using Hexagonal diaphragms, which are commonly used in professional camcorders. Sony HDR-XR520V is capable of shooting 1920 x 1080 video and 12-Mpixel still pictures.

Sony HDR-XR520V measures 71 × 134 × 75mm,weigh about 510 g and will be available in March for approximately $1500.