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Sony's new Handycam DCR-SR80, DCR-SR60 and DCR-SR40 hard drive camcorders

Ryan Block , @ryan
Sony's all out assault on the marketplace didn't stop with those wonderful new HD camcorders of theirs, they've also got three new standard definition Handycam units to show off. The DCR-SR80 leads the pack with a 1 megapixel CCD, 60GB drive, 2.7-inch widescreen viewfinder, 12x optical zoom, a hot shoe, and $800 price tag; the DCR-SR60 is essentially the same unit as the SR80, but with a 30GB drive and $700 price; the DCR-SR40 features a 40GB drive, 20x optical, 2.5-inch 4:3 aspect ratio touchscreen viewfinder, and $600 price point. All are due September, during which time we'd roughly estimate they'd vanish from store shelves in short order.