Sony on Thursday announced a new high-definition camcorder that is equipped with a GPS receiver and can geotag recorded videos and still photos. The HDR-TG5V Handycam camcorder comes with a compact design, 16GB of flash memory, embedded GPS, minimal buttons and a new intuitive user interface for the touch-panel LCD.
According to Sony the sleek and portable body of the HDR-TG5V is just perfect for those travelers who are looking for high-quality products without compromising with performance and portability. It can capture 1920×1080 high-definition video and four-megapixel photos. The camcorder’s built-in GPS antenna and NAVTEQ® digital maps geo-tag your videos and photos so you can document your destinations on a map.
The Smile Shutter technology in HDR-TG5V automatically snaps quality photos of traveling companions when they smile. The Face Detection technology recognizes and enhances faces by automatically correcting focus, exposure and color control.
With 16GB of embedded memory, the HDR-TG5V camcorder can hold more than six hours of high definition video footage. The HDR-TG5V camcorder will ship in May for about $1,000.