Sony is no stranger to both amateur and professional film producers. Its Betacam is a smash hit with those demanding high-quality footage and ease of use. Today Sony raised the bar with the announcement of the F23, a professional camcorder designed for serious filmmaking. The camera can shoot at 24fps in HD1080 to give ultimate clarity with that “movie” feel to the picture. Want the geeked-out specs? You’ll be able to record in HD1080/60P and HD RGB 4:4:4 mode, the camera supports 1,920 x 1,080 resolution, 1080/23.98PsF, 24PsF, 25PsF, 29.97PsF, 50P, 59.94P, 1080/50i, and 59.94i. We really aren’t sure if all those modes are completely necessary, but then again our self-produced movie CrunchGear: Babes in Thailand wasn’t exactly a smash hit. The F23 is due out in mid-2007 for a price that is sure to completely obliterate your bank account.
Sony F23 Professional Camcorder [MobileWhack]