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.
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.
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.
Digital Still Memory Mode captures high quality still images at 640 x 480 resolution, directly onto Memory Stick media. Images are stored in a JPEG format providing easy transfer to PCs for emailing, printing, or sharing with family and friends.
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.
With 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.
1/4" CCD with 340K pixels provides stunning detail and clarity, with exceptional video and still image performance. Realize good looking digital still images utilizing 340K pixels.
Carl Zeiss lens have an advanced optical multi-layer coating offering less glare and flare with increased contrast. This results in vivid image brilliance, true-to-life color saturation, and perfect renditions of subtle tones.
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.
A high-speed bi-directional digital video/audio communication between two devices equipped with a IEEE 1394 interface, including camcorders, digital VCRs, and PCs.
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 AccuPower™ meter displays the battery time remaining in minutes, in the viewfinder or the LCD screen.
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.
Sony's Advanced HAD CCD technology, combined with Carl Zeiss® optics, provide outstanding video performance with up to 500 horizontal lines of resolution.
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.
MPEG Movie Mode captures MPEG1 compressed video and audio files to Memory Stick media. These clips are ideal for websites or emailing to family and friends via the Internet.
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.
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