Sony Handycam HDR-CX150
1920 x 1080 (1080i) HD video; 25x optical zoom; Back-illuminated EXMOR R low-light image sensor; 3.0-megapixel still photos; 16GB built-in flash memory; HD playback up to 395 minutes; Dolby Digital 2-channel sound recording; Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens; 9 scene modes; Ultra-compact size
The CX150 has been replaced by the CX160. Still a great camcorder if you can find it for a good price, but the newer model offers a few advantages. Here's what we had to say about the CX150 when it was released in early 2010:
The HDR-CX150 is a super-compact camcorder from Sony that gives you full 1920 x 1080 full HD video resolution and 3.0-megapixel still images. It's packed with a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 25x optical zoom lens, 16GB of embedded Flash memory, and a new EXMOR R CMOS sensor that is meant to provide superior low-light performance in an extra-small size. Features like Face Detection, Smile Shutter technology, 9 distinct scene modes, and Intelligent Auto Mode make shooting easy, while HDMI playback and direct transfer features let you view and store your footage quickly and conveniently.