Amazon has the Sony HDR-TG5V 1080p HD Camcorder for only $449.95 shipped, originally priced at $999.99. Its “Smile Shutter technology lets the camcorder automatically take still photos when your subject smiles, even while shooting high definition video.” Product page. Continue reading for video samples.

Record brilliant, 1920 x 1080 high definition video2 on the go with the ultra-portable Sony HDR-TG5V Handycam camcorder. With a strong and lightweight pure titanium body and a built-in GPS receiver that maps where you shot your videos and photos and can display your current location, the HDR-TG5V makes an ideal travel companion.

[via Amazon]