Sony DVDirect Now Records from AVCHD HandycamsS

Sony's latest DVDirect external burner now supports the company's high-def line of camcorders. The VRD-MC5 (big brother to the VRD-MC3 and VRD-VC30) is the first unit capable of burning DVDs from any of Sony's AVCHD cameras. Like previous burners, it'll also come with a memory card slot (it reads all the usual suspects like SD, CompactFlash, Memory Stick, etc) and a nice 2.5-inch LCD. It's debuting in Japan first for about $246.

Press Release (Japanese)