This is not exactly a camcorder you'd take to the family picnic; the Sony F23 is the latest 1080p (1920x1080) camera in the company's CineAlta line of cameras that are a favorite of digital cinematographers. The F23 takes its place at the top of the CineAlta line, supporting just about every high-end resolution including the coveted 1080/24p format favored by filmmakers.
When docked with Sony's SRW-1 VTR, it's also able to record at just about any frame rate between 1p and 60p using its three 2/3-inch CCD imagers, allowing shooters to create high-rez fast-motion or slow-motion effects. It also has that highest of high-end 4:4:4 sampling ratio for only the richest color. It'll be available next spring at an undisclosed price. We'll probably be watching blockbuster movies made on this monster by next summer.