New full 1920x1080 AVCHD HD video recording for stunning video and detail; Sony face detection technology for video and photos; identifies up to eight faces and corrects focus, exposure, color control, and when photos are taken, flash control; Hybrid movie recording on Memory Stick media card and built-in 40GB hard disk drive, which can hold up to five hours of video (1920 HD mode); 4-megapixel photo captures with 2-megapixel Sony ClearVid CMOS sensor technology; Records in Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound with built-in zoom microphone for clear recordings of subjects; Simultaneous dual record mode (movie and 3-megapixel photos) and slow motion video (240 fps) with audio; 15x optical Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* zoom lens; Super SteadyShot optical image stabilization for smooth video and photos
In the mid range of Sony's new hiDef hard drive camcorders is the HDR-SR10. With it's 40GB hard drive, it takes the same full HD video in 1920x1080 AVCHD HD. But for those on a budget, Sony has inserted a modest 4 megapixel camera. Just about everything else is the same in this family.