Sony DCRHC44 Camcorder £219.99
Sony DCRHC44 Camcorder £219.99

Sony DCRHC44 Camcorder £219.99

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Focus: Auto/Manual.

Exposure modes: Program AE: Beach and Ski, Landscape, Portrait, Sports Lesson, Spotlight, Sunset and Moon. Picture effects: Monotone, Mosaic, Art, Pastel, Sepia, Solarisation.

Features: Carl Zeiss lens for unparalleled clarity, colour and contrast.

Wide select button.

Super steady shot.

6 picture effects and 6 digital picture effects.

Stamina up to 7 hours (with optional battery).

Digital still picture processing.

12 x optical zoom.

800 x digital zoom.

2.7in widescreen colour LCD screen.

Memory stick Duo slot.

AV output.

DV output.

USB connection.

Weight 380g.

Size (H)7.9, (W)6.5, (D)11.3cm.


Very nice Thanks for the pointer!


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he Sony Handycam DCR–HC44 features a 1 Megapixel CCD for 16:9 recording and playback and the capture of still images. In addition, it also features a Sony Memory Stick Duo Slot for the easy transfer and storage of images. A common feature of the DCR-HC44E, is the inclusion of a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens, ensuring excellent quality pictures with true to life, beautiful colours. The DCR-HC44E has a 12x Optical Zoom to ensure the highest quality is maintained during zooming and close focusing. Additionally, it is also equipped with a large and bright 2.7” Wide Hybrid LCD Monitor to make framing and viewing an easy and exciting experience so you can feel part of the action. All the models in Sony’s Handycam range feature the STAMINA technology you have come to expect from Sony, meaning you should never miss that special moment.

All models feature Sony’s unique Easy Handycam menu, providing one-button access to simplified camera operation and recording settings. It locks out the more advanced features of the menu, giving the user a quick and easy selection of basic settings to choose from. These are displayed on the LCD screen in large, easy to read characters and are ideally suited to the first time movie-maker.

The DCR–HC44E is supplied with a Handycam station to ensure that your camcorder is always ready to shoot and share – simply plug the Handycam in and charge the camcorder’s InfoLITHIUM battery. Meanwhile, the Handycam station features an i.LINK connection for digital video editing on a PC as well as USB for web streaming purposes. Multi AV (Analogue, S-Video and Audio) is also featured for playing back movies or still images on a TV. To further help you share your memories with friends and family, the DCR-HC44E, features Pictbridge, the standard for printing directly to compatible PictBridge photo printers, such as the Sony DPP-FP50.

Sony provides a wide variety of accessories to maximise the Handycam shooting experience and address the diverse needs of all customers. All potential requirements are covered, from lenses to microphones, from lights to high-power batteries and from tripods to stylish carrying cases. New additions to the camcorder accessory line from Sony in 2006 include:

The exciting ECM-HW1 wireless microphone, using bluetooth technology, is designed to add further depth and clarity to your audio recording by being easily attached to your subject by clipping onto the clothes, worn around the arm, around the neck or placed nearby. The microphone communicates with the receiver unit wirelessly at up to 30M distance. This microphone may not be available in some countries due to the wireless technology regulations. The ACC-FP71 value accessory kit contains three indispensable items to accompany your camcorder, offering a saving of more than 25 per cent on the price of buying them separately. The kit contains the NP-FP71 high capacity battery, the LCS-VAC carrying case and shoulder belt. Sony also offers LCM-HCF, a new Semi Soft Carrying Case for easy storage and carrying of your Handycam – this is available for all new miniDV Handycam models. Sony range the SPK-HCB Sports Pack. This is compatible with new Handycam models, and offers waterproofing up to 5metres. The HVL-10NH is a high power 10w light. Compatible with all new Handycam models, it is supplied with an Accessory Shoe Adaptor.

I don't think you can use the ECM-HW1 wireless microphone (mentioned in the previous post) with the DCR-HC44. The DCR-HC44 doesn't have the required hot shoe to plug it into.

Costco have a DCR-HC45 for £199.73, very tempted



Wow, excellent price for this. Must resist... must resist... Doh!
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