Sony HDRTG1 Handycam – high resolution and face detection technology

Full HD in your pocket – small enough to fit in your pocket, it’s amazing that the HDRTG1 is capable of capturing Full HD video – that’s six times the detail of standard definition. Don’t feel like shooting video? The TG1 also takes crystal-clear 4-megapixel still photos.

With the HDRTG1 you can shoot amazingly crisp HD footage with an unbelievably small camcorder. The HDR-TG1 Handycam camcorder records Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution video from a lightweight, slim body crafted from pure titanium.

It’s tough enough for everyday HD video shooting and perfect for travel with its compact size that won’t take up much room in your bag. The stylish design incorporates a Premium Hard Coating for superior resistance to even the smallest scratches. It records to convenient Memory Stick PRO Duo media, and Sony’s ClearVid CMOS Sensor and BIONZ image processor provide spectacular video and stunning 4.0 megapixel still images. Face Detection technology is also included, which automatically finds and enhances faces for beautiful results.

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Record stunning, incredibly detailed video footage in the clarity of 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution.

Slim and lightweight

Only 8oz without the battery – the HDRTG1’s body is constructed of high-quality pure titanium.

Additionally, a Premium Hard Coating is applied on the body surface (except for hinge and lens ring area), providing superior resistance to scratches and fingerprints.

Face detection for video footage and digital still photos

Made possible by Sony’s BIONZ image processing engine, Face Detection technology recognizes up to 8 faces anywhere in the frame and automatically controls focus, exposure, and colour to help capture smiling faces brightly and clearly. Face Detection technology also helps make skin tones look natural without affecting other colours in the image.

Other features

Compact size: Sony has created a camcorder with the ability to fit in a shirt pocket, yet still capture stunning Full HD resolution video and 4.0 megapixel still images. Whether for personal or business use, around town or on vacation, the HDRTG1 is the ideal travel companion for capturing those special memories.

LCD screen: The 6.8 cm (2.7 inch) wide (16:9) LCD screen provides exceptional viewing clarity with improved resolution (211,000 pixels). The display rotates up to 270 degrees for multiple viewing angles, as well as provides sharp, detailed images for monitoring or playback. The widescreen format makes shooting in 16:9 mode and composing shots even easier.

Sound: Built-in zoom microphone with 5.1ch recording. Featuring Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator, the built-in zoom microphone focuses audio recording on your subjects in sync with the camera’s zoom lens, helping memories ring true with clear dialogue and crisp, discrete sounds.

Picture Motion Browser Software: The software supplied with the camcorder makes it easier to upload, organise, search, and edit video and still images on your PC. With the included Handycam Station, Picture Motion Browser software also provides one-touch operation to create a disc of your video or digital photos.


$1,599 RRP.

Source: Sony and GadgetGuy staff