|Sony GPS camcorder|
Mark Peters : April 4th 2009 - 11:30 CET
Sony HDR-TG7VE HD GPS camcorder : Sony introduced the full HD, stylish GPS Handycam; Sony HDR-TG7VE. Ultra-compact, light and beautifully styled, it’s always with you. Even smaller and slimmer than its predecessor, the new Handycam HDR-TG7VE from Sony is again the world’s smallest, lightest Full HD GPS camcorder. The new Sony GPS camcorder redefines the concept of ‘HD to go’. With stylish looks, smart shooting features and brilliantly simple operation, it’s a perfect travel partner. Slip it into a pocket or bag for nights out, parties weekends away, business trips or longer trips abroad. Like its TG3E predecessor, the super-tough pure titanium body features a special Premium Hard coating. |
Sony HDR-TG7VE HD GPS camcorder
Beneath the sleek, slim lines of the Sony TG7VE camcorder you’ll find extraordinary picture quality and powerful shooting features to help you get more from your memories. Inside there’s a generous 16 GB memory that stores up to 6 hours (approx.) of crisp, detail-packed Full HD video and stereo sound. If you want to shoot for even longer, just slip in an optional Memory Stick. The Sony GPS camcorder can record over 6 hours of HD footage onto a 16 GB Memory Stick, giving up to an incredible 12.5 hours total shooting time - with no need to carry any tapes or discs.
Sony GPS camcorder
For keen travellers, the pocket-sized Sony TG7VE GPS Handycam keeps track of your memories, wherever you are in the world. There’s a sensitive GPS receiver inside the Sony camcorder that plots your location as you travel. After shooting, Map Index shows where clips and still photos were taken as ‘map pins’ on the LCD screen. You can also retrace your journey when you’re back home, with exciting on-line maps displayed on your Personal Computer using the supplied Sony Picture Motion Browser software.
4 Megapixel digital camera camcorder
Operation is simplicity itself. Shooting controls are pared down to a minimum for confident, fuss-free operation. It’s easy to switch instantly between video or stills mode: just press REC Start/Stop for video, or touch the adjacent ‘PHOTO’ button with your thumb and you’re ready to grab stunning 4 megapixel still photos. With no mode dials to worry about, you can capture video or still images with equal confidence. It’s like having a camcorder and digital camera with you at the same time - without the extra bulk.
Sony HD GPS camcorder features
Intelligent Face Detection helps you capture clear, perfectly exposed portraits both on video and photos. Smile Shutter automatically captures photos of happy, smiling faces. It even works automatically while you’re shooting video, with no need to switch shooting modes. The high-resolution 2.7-inch LCD touchscreen now features a stylish new 'seamless' design. It’s also beautifully easy to use, with a newly-simplified menu system.
LCD touchscreen Handycam
The power is ON as soon as you flip open the LCD, and start-up from standby is quicker than ever, so there’s less risk of missing that once-in-a-lifetime moment. Just flip open the LCD touchscreen and you’re ready to start shooting in a fraction of a second. Standby power consumption is also improved to almost zero, letting you keep the Sony TG7VE HD GPS videocamera ready for action in a pocket or bag with less battery drain.
See your movies on a HD television
After shooting, the Sony GPS camcorder gives you even more ways to enjoy your video memories. Highlight Playback creates ‘mini movies’ for you, with no editing skills needed. Just touch the icon on the LCD screen: shots are selected automatically from your recorded footage and photos, and edited together with a choice of musical soundtrack and stylish transition effects. Fun, quick and easy, it’s a perfect way to share your memories, either on the go or at home on your HD television.
Sony HDR-TG7VE camcorder software
Connect the Sony TG7VE GPS camcorder to your Personal Computer, and quick uploads to image-sharing web sites are just a few mouse clicks away. Easy-to-use Picture Motion Browser software (supplied) lets you manage and browse your clips and still shots in a unique calendar view. Shots and clips can also be uploaded without fuss to popular sites like YouTube, Facebook, Flickr and Daily Motion: Picture Motion Browser does all the hard work for you.
Sony camcorder accessories
There’s also a wide range of accessories by Sony, beautifully designed for great looks and dependable performance with your Handycam. Available as an option, the Sony VCL-HGE07TB ‘wide angle cap’ slips easily onto the front of the camcorder’s lens. The high-quality adaptor boosts wide angle performance of the Sony TG7VE to 30mm, packing in more of panoramic landcapes, interiors and fun-filled party scenes. There’s a choice of protection options, including the LCM-TGA case designed exclusively for the Sony TG7VE GPS camcorder, and the Sony LCS-TGB soft carry case. Perfect for travellers, the exclusive Sony LCS-STA organiser case has space for the Sony TG7VE plus a spare battery, travel charger (Sony BC-TRP) and cables (all optional).
Sony TG7VE HD GPS camcorder price & availability
The Sony HDR-TG7VE Full HD GPS Memory Stick camcorder is available from May 2009. As soon as we receive a Sony TG7VE test sample, we will publish a photo gallery with high resolution pictures, followed by an extended Sony GPS camcorder review.