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2008

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Award-winning item
Digital HD Video Camera Recorder [Handycam HDR-TG1]
Business Owner
Sony Corporation
Domain/Category
Communication devices - Communication devices for personal use
Company
Sony Corporation (Japan)
Award Number
08C13078
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2008

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Outline

World's smallest, lightest, and slimmest HD Handycam (as of ● 2008). Records in AVCHD format at 1920x1080 HD resolution. In an unprecedented combination of materials, the light yet sturdy titanium body is treated with a tough premium coating to protect against scratches. Facial detection helps capture subjects looking their best. 1/5 in., 2.36 megapixel ClearBit CMOS sensor. Shoot photos up to 4 megapixels, or capture 2.3 megapixel images while recording video. Quick-on function activates the unit when the LCD monitor is opened, so the camcorder is ready to shoot when you are. Equipped with a Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar lens.

Producer

Sony Corporation Digital Imaging Business Group

Director

Sony Corporation Criative Center Takuya Niitsu

Designer

Sony Corporation Criative Center Noriaki Takagi

More information

http://www.sony.jp/products/Consumer/handycam/PRODUCTS/HDR-TG1/index.html

Already on the market
2008/4/20

Evaluation

This HD camera incorporates sophisticated functions into the world's smallest, lightest body. From the very beginning, this project was driven by design, and the designers took great care with the form, sense of presence, and operating interface. This is a video camera that will satisfy a wide range of users, from avid video hobbyists to users who simply want to use a video camera without any complications.

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