Sony has announced what it says is the world’s smallest and lightest high definition consumer camcorder with full HD resolution based on HDV 1080i. “Weighing only about 1-1/2 pounds, the model packs in a Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens, which further enhances image clarity and richness, even when shooting in low light. The combination of the unit’s CMOS imaging sensor and Sony’s Enhanced Imaging Processor technology enables it to capture moving and still images with smoother movements and clearer pictures.” Additional features include: an InfoLithium Battery with AccuPower System, i.LINK digital video interface, and PictBridge compatibility. The HDR-HC1 Handycam camcorder will be available in July. Optional accessories will include custom cases, lights, lenses, microphones, Stamina batteries, chargers and cables. Pricing was not announced.