Also includes a manual focus ring, with Professional Quality Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T Lens. The T lens has an additional coating that reduces lens flare and lens glare.
|3 Mega Pixel CCD|
The 1/3-inch Advanced (Hole Accumulation Diode) CCD imager with 2,048k effective video pixels provides excellent detail and clarity, for exceptional digital video performance. Realize unprecedented digital still images with 3,040k effective pixels. The 3.0 Megapixel technology enhances your digital videos 530 lines of horizontal resolution and digital photography performance.
|Professional Quality Carl Zeiss Lens|
Carl Zeiss T lens offers the most advanced multi layer coating system, resulting in even less glare and lens flare compared to other systems. The result is vivid image brilliance with outstanding contrast and accurate color rendition across the spectrum.
|DV Recording |
DV recording format delivers 3x the color bandwidth of VHS and lower signal-to-noise ratio compared to analog formats, providing stunning video performance comparable to DVD.
|PCM Stereo Audio |
Pulse Code Modulation (PCM) recording for an incredible 96db dynamic range. The Digital camcorder provides two recording modes, 12 and 16-bit audio. 12-bit creates two sets of stereo tracks, and 16-bit mode offers one pair of stereo tracks. Audio dub capability allows you to add an additional 12-bit stereo track to your original recording.
|Analog to Digital Conversion with Pass-Through|
The camcorder analog inputs feature a built-in Analog-to-Digital converter that will convert your analog video/audio to a digital signal that can either be recorded to tape or passed through the i.Link interface to a compatible computer.
|i.Link DV Interface|
The i.Link DV In/Out interface (IEEE-1394) provides a high-speed, bi-directional digital link between camcorders or VCRs for digital to digital editing, which delivers unmatched versatility and performance.
Provides an easy way to connect the camcorder to computers for fast transfer of digital images and MPEG movies stored on Memory Stick media.
You can stay connected with friends and family by broadcasting live video with audio via the internet with a USB interface. You can even play back your favorite recorded scene stored on tape. It's like having a web camera and video conferencing system.
|MPEG Movie EX Mode|
Will allow you to record uninterrupted, to the capacity of the Memory Stick Media. For example a 128MB Memory Stick media will record up to 85 minutes of non-stop MPEG1 video, or over 11 hours on 1GB Memory Stick Pro Media. Click Here for Recording Time on Memory Stick
|Progressive Shutter System|
A 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.
The camcorder features a 10x optical, 120x precision digital zoom which allows you to zoom in on subjects or pull back for wide shots. In addition, precision digital zoom interpolation technology means that extreme digital zooming is cleaner, with less distortion than previous types of digital zoom.
|Digital Program Editing|
Allows you to select a sequence of 20 scenes and rearrange them via i.Link (IEEE-1394) to i.Link (IEEE-1394) or to an Analog VCR.
|Intelligent Accessory Shoe|
Provides power, on/off, and special operational commands to a variety of Sony intelligent accessories via a multi-pin interface. This enables easy synchronized operation between the camcorder and such accessories as video lights and microphones, without additional batteries or cables.
|Smooth Interval Record|
A form of video recording (Time Lapse Recording) that allows for extremely smooth, time elapsed video. Various recording intervals and recording time can be specified to suit the type of situation being recorded.
|Manual Focus Ring|
Allows the user to adjust the camera's focus for more creativity and/or effects. Manual focusing also allows the user to control the camera's focus in difficult shooting situations.
Expanded Focus Indicator While using the manual focus ring, the camera automatically adjusts to 2x magnification, allowing for extremely accurate focus adjustment.
|Super SteadyShot Picture Stabilization|
This advanced version of Sony's SteadyShot system controls an even higher range of shake and vibration freguencies, to achieve an even higher level of smoothness, without degradation of video.
|2.5-inch Precision-Touch Screen LCD|
Features a 2.5" touch panel precision LCD screen, with 211,000 pixels for clear and sharp images. The screen swivels up to 270 degrees and can be adjusted to the popular 'mirror' mode.
On-screen touch panel system allows you to navigate through the camera's 3D menu system, by touching the LCD screen.
|Precision Color Viewfinder|
The camcorders precision viewfinder incorporates 180,000 pixels. Increased pixel count provides more detail and clarity of video subjects.
|Hologram AF Low Light Laser Assist Focus System|
Hologram AF (Auto Focus) Low Light Laser Assist Focus system uses lasers for improved edge detection in low light situations, allowing focusing to be more accurate for digital still images.
EXIF stands for Exchangeable Image File Format, and is a standard for storing interchange information in image files, especially those using JPEG compression. Most digital cameras now use the EXIF format. The format is part of the DCF standard to encourage interoperability between imaging devices.
|Digital Still Memory Mode|
In Memory mode, digital still images can be captured and stored directly onto Sony's memory stick media.
|Memory Stick Slot |
Sony Memory Stick compatible. Sony's digital storage medium Memory Stick allows super flexible storage of still or moving images, as well as digital audio and other text or command information. Memory Stick provides a quick and easy transfer of your digital camcorder to a PC, to editing device, to printer, to display system and back again.
During video playback, pause mode, or while viewing still images stored on the Memory Stick media, you can zoom in up to 5x closer. You can then store these enlarged images on to the Memory Stick media.
Features a 6-mode Program Auto Exposure for the proper exposure in a variety of situations: Portrait, Beach and Ski, Sports Lesson, Landscape, Spotlight, Sunset and Moon.
|Super NightShot Infrared System and Color Slow Shutter|
With this feature, you can capture video even when shooting in total darkness (0 lux), using the camcorder's infrared system up to 10 feet away. Super NightShot 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.
Battery information is displayed for 7 seconds on the LCD screen or viewfinder when charging and when the camera is turned off. The display will show how much the battery is charged in 10 percent increments and the recordable time left using either the LCD screen or the viewfinder.
|Intelligent Pop-Up Flash|
Provides the appropriate amount of flash for optimum brightness and color accuracy in virtually any lighting condition, when shooting still images.
|Simultaneous Record Mode|
While in video recording mode, you can easily take a snapshot, just by a press of a button.