Meant to be just a thing to help a struggling musician and your band break out of the garage, into YouTube, find viral success on the internet, Sony took to IFA 2013 in Berlin to unveil its HDR-MV1 Music Video Recorder. A combination high-definition camcorder and stereo field recorder, the HDR-MV1 features a 120-degree Carl Zeiss lens with a back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor for capturing video in 1080/30p while 120-degree stereo microphones allow you to record audio in standard digital AAC lossy format or in uncompressed CD-quality LPCM. Operation is as simple as possible thanks to a four-way toggle for changing settings, an obvious red “record” button, and even automatic Audio Lip Syncing – not to mention built-in WiFi and NFC for sharing online and directly to Android devices. The on-board WiFi lets you share your clips with Sony’s PlayMemories Mobile app. Aspiring video rock stars can get their hands on the Music Video Recorder this December at a price of around $300 USD.
Update Apr 2019: removed amzn.