Japan consumer electronics giant, Sony has announced a pair of upgrades to its HD-compatible camcorder lines. The Sony SR8 and SR5C HD capable handycams that look like an upgraded version of SR7 and SR5. The Sony HDR-SR8 shares the same features of 3.2-megapixel Clearvid CMOS sensor, 10X optical zoom, Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens and true optical image stabilization. On another side, a more direct upgrade is the new Sony HDR-SR5C model, increasing the on-board storage capacity on hard drive from 40 GB to a mighty 100GB so that you have no need to worry about the memory space.

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Both Sony HD camcorders are expected to begin shipping at or before July 9th and selling for about $1,600 (Sony SR8) and $1300 (Sony SR5C).

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