Cassettes are extra but good price !!!
The simple, compact and lightweight Sony DCR-HC53 hand-held camcorder with picture motion browser software records on to Mini DV and features an easy-to-use 2.5 inch touch screen LCD screen, Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens, auto-focus, manual-focus, night shot and Super Steadyshot for improved image stabilization. Also includes an InfoLithium battery with a 3 hour battery life you can shoot for longer, stereo sound and DV (i.Link) connection so you can edit your video with a connected PC (output only).
What is Mini DV?
MiniDV is one of three common digital formats used in sound and picture recording. Using digital technology, MiniDV captures video and audio on high-density cassette tapes. This format is very popular, as it delivers sound and video that is decidedly sharp and high quality.
The MiniDV format is one of the most commonly used formats for camcorders. These camcorders deliver video that is much clearer than analog camcorders. They also offer stronger color reproduction. Furthermore, MiniDV camcorders are lightweight and compact featuring extras like MPEG and night recording.
MiniDV camcorders make shooting video and importing video content to a PC easy. Once on the PC, video content can be edited, converted for Internet use, or even burned to a DVD.
Model Number DCR- HC53
Optical Zoom 40x
Digital Zoom 2000x
LCD Screen Size (inch) 2.5
Weight 380 g
Dimensions (WxDxH in cm) H8.5 x D11.4 x W6.3 cm
Length of Parts Guarantee (Years) 1
Length of Labour Guarantee (Years) 1