Digital Handycam® Camcorder
Mini DV Recording Mini DV digital recording format delivers 3X color bandwidth of VHS and lower signal to noise ratio compared to analog formats and provides stunning video performance.
Advanced HADTM CCD Technology The Advanced HAD (Hole Accumulation Diode) enhanced CCD design allows for more light to reach the imager which reduces video noise to improve signal-to-noise ratio by up to 6dB (2X better than a standard CCD imager). Particularly effective when shooting in dark situations.
520 Lines of Horizontal Resolution Sony's Advanced HADTM CCD technology, combined with Carl Zeiss® optics, provide outstanding video performance with 520 horizontal lines of resolution.
Professional Quality Carl Zeiss® Vario-Sonnar Lens Carl Zeiss lenses have an advanced optical multi-layer coating resulting in less glare and flare with increased contrast. This produces vivid image brilliance, true-to-life color saturation, and perfect renditions of subtle tones.
10X Optical/120X Precision Digital Zoom The Carl Zeiss® Optical Zoom brings the action close up from far away. In addition, precision digital zoom interpolation technology means that extreme digital zooming is clearer, with less distortion than previous types of digital zoom.
2.5" SwivelScreenTM LCD Display (123K Pixels) The 2.5" SwivelScreen LCD display provides excellent viewing clarity with improved resolution. The 123K pixel LCD rotates up to 270-degrees for multiple viewing angles providing sharp detailed images for monitoring or playback.
Touch Panel LCD "On-Screen" touch panel system that allows you to navigate through the camera's menu system at the touch of the LCD screen.
Super SteadyShot Picture Stabilization System An advanced version of Sony's SteadyShot system that controls an even higher range of shake and vibration frequencies, to achieve an even higher level of smoothness without degradation of video like some other image stabilization systems.
Digital Still Memory Mode with Memory Stick® Media Digital Still Memory Mode captures high quality Mega Pixel still images up to 1152 x 864 resolution directly to Memory Stick® media. Images are stored in a JPEG format providing easy transfer to PCs for email, printing, or sharing with family and friends.
MPEG Movie EX Mode Unlike other MPEG1 movies, MPEG Movie EX will allow you to record uninterrupted to the full capacity of the Memory Stick media. For example, the 128MB Memory Stick media will record up to 85 minutes of non-stop MPEG videos.
i.LINK® (1) DV Interface (IEEE1394) A high-speed bi-directional digital video/audio communication between two devices equipped with a IEEE1394 interface, including camcorders, digital VCRs, and PCs.
Analog-to-Digital Conversion with Pass-Through Convert and/or record any analog NTSC video source to digital video via the analog inputs. Analog NTSC video can also be passed-through the Digital Handycam camcorders directly into a PC via the i.LINK® interface in real time for easy PC editing of your analog footage.
USB Streaming Stay connected with family and friends by broadcasting live video with audio, via the Internet with the USB interface. You can even playback your favorite recorded scene stored on tape. It's like having your own web camera and video conferencing system.
USB Interface USB interface provides an easy way to connect the Digital Handycam camcorder to computers for fast transfer of digital images and MPEG movies stored on Memory Stick® media to the PC.
InfoLithium® Battery with AccuPowerTM Meter System Charge the battery at any time because unlike NiCad (Nickel Cadmium) batteries, Sony's rechargeable Lithium-Ion batteries are not subjected to a life shortening "memory effect". Sony's exclusive AccuPowerTM meter displays the battery time remaining in minutes, in the viewfinder or the LCD screen.
Super NightShot and Color Slow Shutter With Sony's Super NightShot, capture video in total darkness (0 lux) up to 10 feet away. Super NightShot 0 Lux Recording mode automatically adjusts the Shutter Speed to increase picture brightness and clarity. Color Slow Shutter mode allows you to record in low light situations with full color detail by slowing down the shutter speed.
Stamina® Power Management System
Progressive Shutter System
14 Bit DXP A/D Conversion
PIM (Print Image Matching)
Digital Program Editing
Picture Effect Modes
Intelligent Accessory Shoe
Sony Digital Handycam® Camcorder. Total megapixels: 1.07 MP, Sensor type: CCD, Optical sensor size: 25.4 / 4.7 mm (1 / 4.7"). Optical zoom: 10x, Digital zoom: 120x, Focal length range (f-f): 3.7 - 37 mm. Display diagonal: 6.35 cm (2.5"), Display: LCD. Minimum illumination: 7 lx. Horizontal resolution: 520 lines, Resolution: 1152 x 864 pixels, Flash memory: 8 MB