The Nikon Coolpix S1000pj is the first camera that’s equipped with a built-in projector. And now, Sony also jumps on the same bandwagon, having released its HDR-PJ50 camcorder which also comes equipped with a built-in pico projector. The built-in pico projector is definitely handy, allows you to show off what you’ve recorded on a much larger display, while you’re on the run.
The projector of the Sony HDR-PJ50 camcorder is able to throw an image of up to 60 inches in size on any flat surface. The camcorder itself packs the capabilities of recording video at full HD (1920×1080) and a 7.1-megapixel sensor for still images. It’s got a built-in 220GB HDD which offers a fair amount of storage space for your recording. It also records directly onto memory sticks and SD memory cards.
The camcorder features Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound and is equipped with stereo speakers that’re claimed to deliver “true to life” sound. Other goodies of this camcorder are a 12x optical zoom that’s extendable up to 17x that allows for easy shooting of close-ups from afar, a zoom microphone that can record amplified audio, and Sony’s patented SteadyShot optical image that reduces the chance blurry shots due to your shanky hands. It’s now available but at a rather expensive price tag of $1,200 USD.