Actual camcorder not transparent.
It’s the world’s smallest 1080p camcorder, says Sony, and it actually looks pretty capable unlike some other super-compact HD camcorders I’ve seen. It’s extremely small, obviously, but it’s got a nice lens with 10x optical zoom and a 2.7-inch LCD screen. It does face recognition and assigns more bits to that location of the frame, which is nice.
I don’t really like that it only records to Sony’s Memory Stick Pro DUOs, but did you really expect anything else from Sony? That’s always been their modus operandi: great product with collateral damage in the form of memory sticks, bad drivers, DRM, proprietary programs, and so on. I don’t think they’re going to change up any time soon.