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Sony HDR-SR5E Hard Disk Drive Camcorder for GBP 449.75

The Sony HDR-SR5E Hard Disk Drive Camcorder (opens in new tab) is a superb piece of technology. At its heart is a 40GB hard disk drive which will record all your high definition, high quality footage through a 10x optical lens, courtesy of Carl Zeiss.

This Sony is a full 1080i camera which means that it will capture all your pictures in their glorious beauty. A snip at GBP 449.75 after a GBP 50 cash back from Sony and by using GIMME5 code at checkout to get a 5 percent discount.

1080i High Definition recording (AVCHD Format)
Up to 15 hour High Definition recording on 40GB internal HDD
Carl Zeiss® Vario-Sonnar® T*
ClearVid CMOS Sensor for optimum picture quality
x.v.Colour mode for more vivid, lively and true colour
Quick browsing with new intelligent search functions: Film Roll Index, Face Index, Highlight Index
10x optical zoom / 80x digital zoom
4.0 Megapixel still image recording and 2.3 Megapixel Dual Rec while recording movies
STAMINA up to 6 hours 45 minutes (with optional battery, LCD backlight off)
2.7" Wide, "Clear photo LCD plus" screen with touch panel
Dolby Digital 5.1ch Creator for Surround sound recording with built in microphone
Smooth Slow Rec mode for advanced slow motion footage
Super SteadyShot
2nd Start / Stop REC and zoom button on LCD frame
Easy-to-use Home menu and Guide function
HDMI output for HD ready TV
Hi-speed USB 2.0 (input / output)
Battery Info
Auto Lens Cover

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.