Sony Upgrades its HD Camcorders for Summer

Quiet as you like, Sony have snuck out a couple more HD-compatible camcorders, the SR8 and the SR5C without even a whisper. The SR8 looks like an upgraded version of the SR7 which is barely two months old, and the SR5 is now the SR5C. You want prices, shipping dates, more pics and just what these lovers are saying to each other? Of course you do.

Sony Upgrades its HD Camcorders for Summer



Say howdy doody to the SR8, with its 3.2 megapixel video sensor and 10 x optical zoom. It'll cost you $1,600 and is available "on or before", says Sony, July 9.

Sony Upgrades its HD Camcorders for Summer



This, my friends, is the SR5C, which has upgraded storage, and increased capacity from 40GB to 100GB. If you encode your video in H.264, you should be able to get about 36 hours of 1080i-resolution HD video onto the camera. Again, July 9, and expect to pay around $1,300.

Sony Upgrades its HD Camcorders for Summer



Loverette: "I have acute angina, you know."

Lover: "Yes, it's as soft as a mouse's ear."

UPDATE: Matt from the Digital Camcorder News website has pointed out to us that Sony has updated every single one of its tapeless camcorders, most of which have been doubled in capacity at least. Big up to that man for pointing it out to us.

Sony slips out SR5C, SR8, HD video cams [Electronista]