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Sony launches YouTube-ready GC1 cam

updated 01:40 pm EDT, Tue July 17, 2007

Sony GC1 Video Camera

Sony this afternoon surprised the market by launching the GC1. Described as the Net-sharing Cam, the device represents the company's first camcorder with the budget features and software for web-only video. The fixed-lens camera can record either VGA-level video or capture 5-megapixel still shots with flash assist; the addition of new Picture Motion Browser software now lets a computer prepare and upload the GC1's video directly to web hosts rather than rely on manual uploads through sometimes cumbersome websites.

The camera separates itself from other Internet-oriented cameras through a unique design and a large, swiveling 2.4-inch preview LCD that helps compose shots; it also records to Sony's Memory Stick Duo format, making it easier to watch the resulting clips on a PlayStation 3 or PSP directly from the card itself. Sony hopes to ship the camera in September for $200 and will accept preorders beginning on Thursday.

by MacNN Staff




  1. jhawk95

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Strictly for Amateurs

    So if you load directly to You Tube without editing it on a computer than you are placing on You Tube nothing but c*** which is what is mostly there already.

    I want to load my video to a movie editing program like iMovie and make something that looks good.

    I won't be even entertaining the thought of purchasing this piece of $hit.

    Try again Sony!

  1. roberto

    Joined: Dec 1969



    hi all...

    as i aired on another thread, i was totally convinced that the initial reports of the iphone not having the ability to copy/paste was an error - alas, it has come to pass, albeit (hopefully) momentarily, till a software update 'fixes' the 'error'!

    anyway, as an iphone2 customer, i'd be curious to know what in scotty321's opinion is the other '499' (or so) shortcomings?

    as for louzer's (a poster who's comments usually 'add value' to a thread) idiotic question "...who wants to be able to copy/paste content?" is just, err, STUPID

    - i've currently got a treo680 (and 3 650s) and use the copy/paste function A LOT ... in this day and age of SMSing and actually using the device as a PDA it would be absolutely senseless to retype strings of text on the tiny 'keyboards'

    peace out

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