We don't normally cover camcorders here but this one does seem fairly significant for its still image resolution. The new Sony Network Handycam IP220K (DCR-IP220K) is the first camcorder (that we know of) which has a 2.1 megapixel CCD and can capture 1600 x 1200 still images (although we will reserve judgement on image quality until we see some samples). The IP220K records video the MicroMV, still images onto Memory Stick, has a 10x optical zoom lens, a 180,000 pixel EVF,a 2.5" LCD and is equipped with Bluetooth. More specifications inside.
Sony DCR-IP220K Specifications
|Sensor||1/3.6" 2.11 megapixel|
|Capture pixels|| Animation: 1.08 million
Still: 1.92 million
10x optical zoom, F1.8 - F2.1, 'Carl Zeiss'
|Filter diameter||37 mm|
|White balance|| Auto
|Shutter speed||1/4 - 1/4000 sec|
|Still image capture|| VGA (640 x 480)
UXGA (1600 x 1200)
|MPEG movie mode|| Standard 144 x 96
Fine 352 x 240
|Viewfinder (EVF)||180,000 pixel|
|LCD monitor||2.5" 210,000 pixel|
|Power||Sony InfoLithium (Lithium Ion)|
Bluetooth 1.1 (wireless)
|Internet standards|| SMTP mail transmission
POP3 mail reception
GIF, JPEG, PNG display
|Still image / animation storage||Memory Stick|
|Dimensions||98 x 76 x 136 mm|
|Weight (inc. batt & tape)||630 g|
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