Sony's New HDR-TG1 Pocket-Sized AVCHD Camcorder

April 3, 2008 - Sony has announced a new ultra compact addition to its 2008 line of high definition camcorders. The HDR-TG1 ($899 MSRP) adopts the upright, pistol-grip design, similar to the Canon HV10 and Sanyo VPC-HD2. Though a straightforward replacement for last year’s HDR-CX7 was anticipated, the HDR-TG1 will exist alongside the CX7 in the memory card line-up, offering improved AVCHD compression but a smaller imaging chip.