Sony Mobile HD Snap headed to Canada
The pocket Camcorder
has really positioned itself as one of the hottest items around and Sony
is bringing its offering in the field to Canada by the end of June.
Sony's Mobile HD Snap
, which goes under the name Webbie HD in the U.S., can shoot HD-quality, MP4 video at 1440 x 1080 or 1280 x 720 resolution at 30 frames-per-second. It can also take 5 MP still images. It has five scene modes, including lowlight and landscape.
The Snap features a 270-degree swivel lens, which is something its competitors like the Flip don't have. It has an integrated USB connector that will both recharge the battery and let you upload to either your computer or directly to sites like YouTube through integrated software. It's both Mac and PC compatible, but doesn't seem to work with Linux.
One thing that is different from most of the other pocket camcorders is that the Snap has very little internal memory - about 12MB. It has a slot for a Sony memory stick that acts as the high-capacity memory for storing films.
The Snap will cost $229 and be available in Canada in orange, purple, and silver.