Sony Handycam HDR-PJ50V
1080p HD video (60 fps); Back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor; 12x optical zoom; Optical image stabilization; Built-in projector; Stereo speakers; Sony G lens; 3-inch touch LCD; Wind noise reduction; GPS-tagging; Tracking focus; Face detection; Captures to Memory Stick/SD/SDHC/220GB built-in hard disk
The Sony PJ50V is one of the most interesting camcorders to emerge this year. Like plenty of camcorders, it shoots good-quality 1080p video, but the interesting part is the built-in pico projector on the back of the LCD panel. Users can share video on any wall, right from their video camera. The projector is pretty dim (10 lumens) but the concept is excellent and should work reasonably well except under intense, direct light. Sony had a mini-darkroom display at CES to demonstrate the effect, but it even worked out under the bright lights of the convention center floor. The PJ50V also has built-in stereo speakers and geo-tagging capabilities. It won't change the game, and it's on the expensive side of things, but it's pretty cool. Also check out the PJ30V, which is a 32GB version, and the PJ10, which is a 16GB, non-GPS version.