Sony’s HDR-PJ50 handycam has stolen a play out of Nikon’s playbook. To be more specific, it sports a built-in projector directly into the camcorders 3-inch fold out LCD screen, which we first saw a few years ago in Nikon’s Coolpix S1000pj. Given the rather small, and probably underpowered nature of the built-in projector, you’ll need an almost pitch black room to achieve a decent contrast ratio, especially if you max out its display size of 60-inches. Under the hood it has a sensor that can capture full HD video and 7.1 megapixel photos. There is also a 12x optical zoom, 220GB hard drive, the ability to capture 5.1-channel surround sound and a Memory Stick slot for expanded storage.
Surprisingly, the HDR-PJ50 is already on sale in Asia for $1,350.