The Sony DCR-HC30 is the MiniDV Handycam Camcorder that doubles as a digital camera. It features a compact Memory Stick DUO slot which allows 640 x 480 resolution digital still image capture, which is perfect for e-mail or printing. It also includes a big 2.5" hybrid SwivelScreen touch panel LCD display, Super NightShot Plus infrared recording, USB streaming, and a professional Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens. It even includes a 3D menu system that makes adjusting the camcorder settings easier than even.
Digital Still Memory Mode
Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens
Easy Handycam Button
Super NightShot Plus Infrared System
MPEG Movie EX Mode
1/6" Advanced HAD CCD Imager, 680K Pixels Gross
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. Realize great looking digital still images utilizing 340K (effective) pixels.
10X Optical/120X Digital Zoom
The optical zoom helps to bring the action up close 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.
2.5" Hybrid SwivelScreen Touch Panel LCD Display (123K Pixels)
Provides excellent viewing clarity with improved resolution. The 123K pixel LCD display makes images sharp and detailed during playback or when monitoring recording. The Hybrid Reflective-Transmissive LCD Screen provides accurate viewing in sunlight or bright light, virtually eliminating the ?wash-out? common with traditional LCD Screens.
Digital Still Memory Mode with Memory Stick Duo Media
Capture digital still images at 640 x 480 resolution, directly onto Memory Stick Duo Media for easy transfer to PC?s for emailing, printing, or sharing with other compatible Memory Stick devices.
Mechanical shutter system that provides Progressive Scan performance while utilizing an interlace scanning system. Digital still images will be sharp and clear with excellent definition.
Analog To Digital Conversion with Pass-Through
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 camcorder directly into a PC via the i.LINK interface in real-time for easy PC editing of your analog footage.
InfoLithium Battery with AccuPower Meter System
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.
Super SteadyShot Image Stabilization System
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.
12-Bit/16-Bit PCM Digital Stereo
16-Bit offers the same outstanding sound quality as compact discs. 12-Bit recording enables you to add an additional audio track with compatible audio dubbing equipment or i.LINK interface compatible computers.