Here’s what Sony’s planned 4K Handycam for consumers might look like


Sony is displaying a curiosity at its CES booth this year: a 4K Handycam for consumer use. Kept in a glass cage, the Handycam is a non-functioning prototype that no one at Sony USA seems to know anything about. We were told that Sony’s American engineers were shown the prototype three days ago and told to put it out on display. Although the vast majority of the buttons are unlabeled, the prototype has space for a pair of XLR ports, an onboard mic, HDMI, a USB port of some description (likely either mini or micro), and AV component out ports. The layout looks pretty similar to a typical Sony professional camera, and it’s not much smaller than the company’s current 4K pro models.

It’s labelled as both a “4K Camcorder” and a “4K…

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