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Handycam DCR-HC96 Mini DV Digital Camcorder
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Sony Handycam DCR-HC96 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

Condition: Brand new, USA Warranty

The advanced features and precision optics of the Sony DCR-HC96 make for crystal-clear home movies and sharp digital pictures. And its ultra-portable, user-friendly design makes it fun to take along for filming vacations and special occasions.
The HC-96 camcorder boasts an impressive Carl Zeiss lens coated to minimize glare and deliver extraordinarily accurate color. You also get a  for capturing sharp, detailed digital photos. You can save pictures and digital video clips captured with its 3-megapixel image sensor to an optional Memory Stick Duo, and transfer them to your PC.

The included docking station makes it easy to hook up this camcorder to your PC. Connect the station to your computer's i.LINK and USB ports, then simply slide the camcorder into place when you want to transfer video and photos or charge the cameras battery.

Plus lots of other great features, including 10X optical zoom, Sony's acclaimed image stabilization to smooth the shakes from your video, and Super NightShot Plus for filming in the dark. The widescreen 2.7" LCD makes it easy to compose scenes and review them afterward. Plus, the LCD is a touch-panel - you just tap it to move through the cam's menus, or to adjust the focus and exposure settings. Handy buttons located below the LCD let you control the camcorder's zoom and record functions for flexible shooting.

Key Features:

  • Records video on Mini DV tapes
  • 3.3-megapixel CCD
  • Digital photo mode with built-in flash
  • Variable-speed 10X Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* optical zoom lens (digital zoom to 120X)
  • 2.7" widescreen color touch-panel LCD
  • Color viewfinder
  • Top digital photo resolution: 2016 x 1512
  • MPEG Movie EX mode
  • Compatible with Memory Stick Duo or Memory Stick PRO Duo
  • Super SteadyShot
  • Super NightShot Plus
  • Auto and manual focus
  • Shutter speeds (1/4 ? 1/4,000)
  • 6 Auto Exposure modes (including Beach & Ski, Sports Lesson, and Sunset & Moon)
  • 16:9 widescreen shooting mode
  • Digital picture effects and scene transitions
  • A/V output for connection to a TV (on camcorder and included Handycam Station)
  • A/V input for converting analog video sources to digital
  • S-video input/output available with optional adapter
  • i.LINK digital audio/video jack (on included Handycam Station)
  • USB port (on included Handycam Station)
  • Active Interface Shoe powers an optional accessory
  • Dimensions: 2 7/8 (W) x 3 5/8 (H) x 4 3/4" (D)
  • Weight: 1.2 lbs. with battery
  • Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year parts, 90 days labor


Imaging Device: 1/3" CCD
Pixel Gross: 3310K
Recording Media: MiniDV Cassette, Memory Stick Duo Media, Memory Stick PRO Duo Media
Recording and Playback Times: SP: 60 min., LP: 90 min.
Video Actual: 2057K Pixels
Still Actual: 3048K Pixels
Lens Type: Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T*
Optical Zoom: 10X
Digital Zoom: 120X
35mm Equivalent: 42.8-495mm (16:9 Camera Mode), 45-450mm (4:3 Camera Mode), 40.6-406mm (16:9 Memory Mode), 37-370mm (4:3 Memory Mode)
Aperture: f1.8-2.9
Focal Distance: 5.1-51mm; 370mm (Telemacro)
Focus: Full Range Auto, Manual (Touch Panel)
Progressive Shutter Mode: Yes
Shutter Speed: Auto, 1/4-1/4000 (AE Mode)
LCD: 2.7" (123K Pixels Wide 16:9 Touch Panel SwivelScreen LCD Display)
Viewfinder: Color (123K Pixels)
USB Streaming: Yes
SteadyShot Image Stabilization: Yes ( Super; Electronic)
Accessory Shoe: Active Interface Shoe
White Balance: Auto, Indoor, One-push, Outdoor
Memory Stick PRO Media Compatibility: Tested to support up to 2GB1 media capacity; does not support high speed transfer function; does not support Access Control security function.
Still Image Mode(s): JPEG
Minimum Illumination: 5 Lux (0 Lux with Super NightShot Infrared System)
Low Light Capability: Super NightShot
LANC Terminal: Yes (Stereo Mini)
Analog Audio/Video Input(s): Yes (Multi A/V)
Analog Audio/Video Output(s): Yes (Multi A/V)
Digital Audio/Video Input(s): Yes (via i.LINK)
Digital Audio/Video Output(s): Yes (via i.LINK)
USB Port(s): Yes (1.1 compliant on Handycam Station)
i.LINK Interface: Yes (on Handycam Station) 
Microphone Input: Yes (thru Active Interface Shoe)
S-Video Input(s): Yes (optional accessory)
S-Video Output(s): Yes (optional accessory)
Docking Station: Yes (Handycam Station)
Microphone: Yes (Built-in)
Exposure: Touch Panel (24 steps)
Filter Diameter: 30mm
Power Consumption: 3.0W/3.4W (VF/LCD)
Battery Type: InfoLithium with AccuPower Meter System (NP-FP50)
Power Requirements: 7.2V (battery pack); 8.4V (AC Adaptor)
Supplied Software: Picture Package ver. 1.5
Video Recording System: 2 Rotary Heads, Helical Scanning System
Video Signal System: NTSC color, EIA standards
Analog-to-Digital Converter: Yes (with Pass Through)
Operating System Compatibility: Microsoft Windows ME, 2000 Professional, XP Home, XP Professional
Weight: 1 lb. 2 oz. (525g) with Tape and Battery
Measurements: 2 7/8 (W) x 3 5/8 (H) x 4 3/4" (D) (72 x 91 x 120mm)
Manufacturer Warranty: 1 Year Parts; 90 Days Labor

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