Sony's new HDR-FX7 ($3,500) is a 1080i high-definition camcorder with CMOS chips instead of the CCDs usually offered on camcorders.
The company aims to differentiate the HDR-FX7 with three-chip ClearVID CMOS sensor technology. Each of the three chips is dedicated to a separate RGB channel--the red, blue and green layers used to capture the full visible color spectrum in one image.
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