It's hard to keep endless camcorder iterations fresh, year after year, but Sony managed a couple nice innovations in this year's crop. A few of its top-of-the-line camcorders now include Balanced Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, which allows the entire lens to bob and weave with your shaky hand movements, even while zooming. Check out the video demo below to have your mind blown. The Sony HDR-PJ710V, PJ760V, and CX760V (pictured, with a crazy 360° speaker accessory mounted on top) all include the new stabilization, and the PJ710 and PJ760V also feature those mini-projectors Sony is building into a ton of its new camcorders. Other features of the cameras are relatively sane, like 1080p 24 recording, 24.1 megapixel stills (okay, not totally sane) and 3-inch LCDs. The cameras will be out in March, with the PJ710V and CX760V going for around $1,500, while the PJ760V (which has 96GB of flash memory, opposed to the 710V's 32GB) will be $1,600.
Sony HDR-PJ760V and HDR-CX760V camcorders with 'Balanced' SteadyShot, built-in projectors (hands-on video)
The Sony HDR-TDPJ710V, PJ760V, and CX760V all include the new Balanced Optical SteadyShot, and the PJ710 and PJ760V also feature those mini-projectors Sony is building into a ton of its new camcorders.