Up to 27 hr of high quality Standard Definition recording on 40GB hard drive
HYBRID recording on optional Memory Stickfor easy sharing
Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens with 25x Optical Zoom/ 2000x Digital ZoomSuper SteadyShot for improved still image and video stability, especially in low light
1 Megapixelstill image recording onto removable Memory Stick2.7 Wide Hybrid LCDtouchscreen
Quick ON button for fast start-up from sleep mode
Face Index and Film Roll Index for quick, easy searches
Zoom microphone for clearer dialogue and sound of foreground subjects
Up to 9 hours STAMINA continuous shooting time (with optional battery)
One Touch Disc Burn and Easy PC back up via USB2.0 High speed connection (output only) with supplied Handycam Station
Fun, easy to use Picture Motion Browser software with web upload assist function
1 Year Parts Guarantee
/ 1 Year Labour Guarantee
Up to 27 hours of high quality Standard Definition recording on 40GB hard drive.
Hybrid Recording to Hard Disk Drive or Memory Stick Media
Hybrid recording technology delivers a new level of flexibility for transferring your video footage and digital photos from the camcorder to compatible viewing devices. Record to the camcorder's internal hard disk drive, or choose instead to record to removable Memory Stick Duo media or Memory Stick PRO Duo media. You can even select from various dubbing functions to easily copy video or still images from the hard disk drive to Memory Stick media -- without using a PC. Images recorded or transferred to Memory Stick media can then be played directly on a PS3 or PC to share your memories with friends and family.
Professional Quality Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® Lens
Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® lenses are designed specifically for compact camcorders, and utilize precision ground optics to maintain the sharpness and contrast found with larger lenses.
25X Optical / 2000X Digital Zoom
The optical zoom helps to bring the action close up from far away. In addition the Digital Zoom Interpolation means that extreme digital zooming is clearer, with less distortion than previous types of digital zooms.
2.7" Wide (16:9) Touch Panel Clear Photo LCD Plus Display (123K Pixels)
The 2.7" Wide LCD screen provides exceptional viewing clarity with improved resolution (123K pixels). The display rotates up to 270 degrees for multiple viewing angles, as well as provides sharp, detailed images for monitoring or playback. The widescreen format makes shooting in 16:9 mode and composing shots even easier.
A Sony-unique picture stabilisation technology in Handycam® camcorders, Cyber-shot digital cameras and the Digital SLR camera range. The method of detecting shaking (gyroscopic sensors) and the benefit (less blur) is the same all these products, but the technology works slightly differently in each.
Missing an important scene can be frustrating, especially if the reason is because your camcorder is turned off. With the Quick On feature, the touch of a single button places that camcorder in Sleep mode. Another push instantly wakes the camcorder, so you'll always be ready to capture special moments.
Face Index makes it easier than ever to find and play back the right video scene. Using Face Detection technology, Face Index indexes your video footage according to the faces detected in each scene. When it's time to play back video, simply search for what you want by selecting from among the detected faces displayed in the index.
Film Roll Index
Like chapters in a book, Film Roll Index helps you easily find desired scenes in video footage. When using this feature, the camcorder previews the beginning of scenes and can create scene indexes set at specified display intervals (3, 6, or 12 seconds and 1 or 5 minutes).
One Touch Disc Burn
Easily burn a DVD copy of your footage using the supplied software. Simply connect the camcorder to your PC via a USB cable and press the One Touch Disc Burn Button.
Easy Handycam® Button
Using a camcorder can be intimidating for some people. With a press of the Easy Handycam® Button, most of the advanced features of the camcorder are "locked out," letting you focus only the buttons essential for recording.
Handycam® Station Supplied
Handycam® station features means that your camcorder can always be charged and ready to go. Just pop the camcorder back onto its station and it will be charging up and connected to your PC or TV.
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