The DCR-HC52 MiniDV Handycam® camcorder is a high quality, versatile, and highly capable device. Boasting a strong zoom lens and vivid color reproduction, this camcorder delivers what you need to capture those memorable events. The Carl Zeiss? Vario-Tessar® Lens and Super SteadyShot® image stabilization capture clear, sharp video. Powerful 40x optical/2000x digital zoom brings you close to the action, and the 2.5" touch panel SwivelScreen™ LCD display puts control of everything at your fingertips.
1/6" Advanced HAD™ (Hole Accumulation Diode) CCD with 340K (effective) pixels provides stunning detail and clarity with exceptional video (up to 500 lines of horizontal resolution) and still image performance.
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.
When using the Sony InfoLITHIUM® Battery, the Stamina® Battery Power Management System helps the camcorder prolong battery life for extra long continuous recording times from a single charge.7
Manually adjust the focus of the camcorder using the touch panel. Manual focusing also allows the user to control the focus in difficult situations where either the environment or the subject does not allow the camcorder's auto focus to perform optimally, such as when shooting through a window or in a crowded environment.
Get creative when recording or playing back your videos with Sony's Picture Effect Modes. Effects available in Camera mode: Monotone, Pastel and Sepia. Effects available in Playback mode: Monotone, Pastel and Sepia.
The 2.5"1 LCD screen provides exceptional viewing clarity with 123K pixels resolution. The display rotates up to 270 degrees for multiple viewing angles, as well as provides sharp, detailed images for monitoring or playback.
Unlike NiCad (Nickel Cadmium) batteries, Sony's rechargeable Lithium Ion batteries are not subjected to a life shortening "Memory Effect," so you’re free to charge the battery at any time. Additionally, Sony's exclusive AccuPower™ meter displays the battery time remaining in minutes, in either the viewfinder or on the LCD screen.
Enhance your personal videos by adding professional looking fader effects. Choose from Black and White.
In low-light environments, the NightShot® Plus Infrared System lets you shoot color video with a less greenish tint than previous infrared systems.
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.
Quickly transfer images from the camcorder to compatible devices equipped with an IEEE1394 interface5, including camcorders, digital VCRs, and PCs, using this high speed, bi-directional digital video/audio connection.
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.
Change the menu display from English to English (Simplified), Canadian French, Latin American Spanish, or Brazilian Portuguese
Scene Selection modes make recording easy even when filming in challenging situations. Choose from Beach, Candle, Fireworks, Landscape, Portrait, Sports Lesson, Spotlight, and Sunrise & Sunset.
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