Sony Network Handycam IP

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Date: Tuesday, October 2nd, 2001, 00:58
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Remember our story on the new Sony DCR-IP7 Netcam? (“Sony Introduces Palm-Sized Digital Camcorder“). Go2Mac Tokyo bureau chief Francis Boisvert sends a picture of the new Sony DCR-IP7 Digicam from World PC Expo 2001 in Japan.

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Remember our story on the new Sony DCR-IP7 Netcam? (“Sony Introduces Palm-Sized Digital Camcorder“). Go2Mac Tokyo bureau chief Francis Boisvert sends a picture of the new Sony DCR-IP7 Digicam from World PC Expo 2001 in Japan.

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The new video camera is a fraction of the size of previous models and ships with Bluetooth wireless communications built in. To allow for the new smaller form factor Sony uses a new tape format MICROMV which is 30% of the volume of a normal Digital8 tape. The Network Handycam also converts video to MPEG-2 format that can be streamed via the Internet. The camera will be available in 10 October in Japan for JPY190,000 (~US$1577.) U.S. availability is still to be determined.

According to DP Review:

The DCR-IP7 can also shoot 640 x 480 JPEG’s or MPEG-1 clips onto Memory Stick, even more interesting is that the camcorder supports Bluetooth wireless transfer as well as USB and Firewire (IEEE 1394). This neat little camcorder can also send email and browse the web. Oh yes, and it’s 2 x 4 x 3 inches and weighs in at 370 g (13 oz) with battery.

More information is available at: DP Review, AllNetDevices, ZDNet and on the Sony Japan Web site.

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