For compact camcorders, the DCR-PC55 is in a class by itself! This neat little sensation slides easily into a pocket and uses its Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens to capture exceptional digital video footage. Plus, you can also use it to shoot digital photos and video clips sized for e-mailing. With its cool looks and small size, the PC55 is the perfect fashionable camera for filming on the go!Sleek, stylish and remarkably portable, the silver DCR-PC55 MiniDV Handycam Camcorder provides superb video recording quality in an ultra-compact design. The Advanced HAD CCD imager provides dazzling detail and clarity with exceptional video performance. The professional quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens capture vivid, natural images while minimizing distortion.Weighing in at only 10 ounces, the camcorder's body measures only 4 inches tall and almost 3 inches wide - making it fit perfectly in the palm of your hand. The extra large 3.0" Hybrid LCD display provides a clear, sharp display and rotates up to 270 degrees for multiple viewing angles.
3.0" Touch Panel SwivelScreen Hybrid LCD Display (123K Pixels)Provides excellent viewing clarity with improved resolution. The high resolution 123K pixel LCD screen rotates up to 270 degrees for multiple viewing angles providing sharp, detailed images for monitoring or playback.
Slide Show PlusPlayback your still images on the large 3" hybrid LCD screen. Choose from 4 playback styles: simple, monotone, fancy and standard.
10X Optical/120X Digital ZoomThe 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.
Professional Quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar LensCarl Zeiss lenses have an advanced optical multi-layer coating that offers less glare and flare with increased contrast. This results in vivid image brilliance, true-to-life color saturation and perfect renditions of subtle tones.SteadyShot Picture Stabilization SystemPicture stabilization system that uses motion sensors to detect and compensate for camera "shake" without compromising picture quality like some other digital stabilization systems.
Advanced HAD CCD Imager1/6" 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. USB StreamingStay connected to family and friends by broadcasting live video with audio over the internet using the USB interface. You can even playback your favorite recorded scene on the camcorder?s tape. It?s like having your own video conferencing system. i.LINK DV InterfaceA digital high-speed bi-directional interface which provides Audio/Video communication between two compatible devices. This connection allows for pure digital transfer between devices equipped with an IEEE1394 interface, such as camcorders, digital VTRs, capture cards and PCs. InfoLithium Battery with AccuPower Meter SystemCharge the battery at anytime 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 either the viewfinder or on the LCD screen. Analog To Digital Conversion with Pass-ThroughConvert 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 Camcorder directly into a PC via the i.LINK interface in real-time for easy PC editing of your analog footage.
Picture Package SoftwareEasily organize still images and video, and turn them into stunning music videos using the supplied software. Active Interface ShoeProvides a location directly on the camcorder on which to add optional accessories while providing power and two-way communication to those accessories.
Handycam StationThe supplied Handycam Station provides quick and easy connections to a TV for viewing or to a PC for editing and sharing video. Just placing the camcorder on the Handycam Station instantly makes the connections- no need to search for cables or wires when charging or playing back.
Super NightShot Plus Infrared SystemWith Sony's Super NightShot Infrared System you can capture natural looking video, even when shooting in low light. Record subjects up to 20 feet away using the built-in infrared system, but without the overall monochrome color common with earlier low-light recording systems. Progressive Shutter SystemA mechanical shutter system that provides progressive scan performance while utilizing an interlaced scanning system. Digital still images will be sharp and clear with excellent definition. Digital Still Memory Mode with Memory Stick Duo MediaCapture still images at 2016x1512 (3MP) resolution, directly onto Memory Stick Duo Media for easy transfer to PCs for emailing, printing or sharing with other compatible Memory Stick devices. Tele Macro FunctionUseful for shooting close up shots, but without having the camcorder casting a shadow on the subject. Images shot in the Tele Macro Mode will have the subject properly focused with the background unfocussed so that the subject stands out.
Program AE (Auto Exposure) ModesProgram AE modes make recording easy even when filming in challenging situations. Choose from Portrait, Beach & Ski, Sports Lesson, Landscape, Spotlight or Sunset & Moon modes. Picture EffectsGet creative when recording or playing back your videos with Sony's Picture Effect Modes. Effects available in Camera mode: Negative Art, Sepia, Monotone, Solarize, Pastel and Mosaic. Effects available in Playback mode: Negative Art, Sepia, Monotone and Solarize. Battery InformationAt the touch of a button, battery information is displayed on the LCD screen when charging and when the camcorder is turned off. The display will show how much the battery is charged, in 10% increments and the recordable time left when using the LCD screen or in the viewfinder. Manual FocusAllows the user to 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.