Sony unveils new AVCHD camcorder

Sony Electronics is introducing a new family of professional video products that supports the AVCHD format. Designed to bring seamless, easy-to-use, solid-state production capabilities to professionals and “prosumers,” the new NXCAM family combines image quality and performance.

The first model in this series will be a professional camcorder featuring Sony’s Exmor CMOS sensor with ClearVid array to deliver HD resolution and low-light sensitivity with low noise.

The camcorder, which uses the same G lens as Sony’s HVR-Z5U camcorder, will record AVCHD up to 24Mb/s, delivering 1920 x 1080 HD images with both interlace and progressive modes along with native 1080/24p, 720/60p and MPEG-2 SD recording. The camcorder will include both HD-SDI and HDMI outputs, as well as two-channel linear PCM audio capabilities.