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Twin Memory Camcorder with 33mm Wide-Angle, 78x Ultra Zoom The SDR -T70 records images onto their built-... See full description.
  • SD
  • 78x optical zoom

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Twin Memory Camcorder with 33mm Wide-Angle, 78x Ultra Zoom

The SDR-T70 records images onto their built-in memory or an SDXC, SDHC, or SD Memory Card (optional). The built-in 4-GB memory holds approximately 3 hours and 20 minutes of movie images (in LP mode). The use of a 64-GB SDXC Memory Card adds data storage for about 60 hours and 30 minutes of movies (in LP mode). This Twin Memory Camcorder is also equipped with a relay recording function that automatically changes the recording media to the SDXC/SDHC/SD Memory Card when the built-in memory becomes full, to ensure uninterrupted recording.

This compact camcorders feature a powerful 70x optical zoom lens with an Enhanced Optical 78x Zoom function that uses the effective area of the CCD to further extend their zooming power at the wide-angle setting. This makes it possible to capture beautiful images of sweeping landscapes and pull in distant subjects for truly dynamic close-ups.

Because hand-shake becomes increasingly noticeable with more powerful zooming, an optical image stabilizing function is essential for suppressing hand-shake and providing clear zoom shots without degradation. This is where Advanced O.I.S. comes in. It detects and corrects hand-shake at a rate of 4,000 times per second, to provide stable images while zooming. Plus, the addition of an Active mode produces clear, blur-resistant images even when shooting while walking.

The 33mm* wide-angle setting is especially convenient when shooting video indoors or in tight spaces. It makes it possible to shoot at a close distance from the subject while fitting both the subject and the surrounding area into the frame. This has the added benefit of allowing the voice of the subject to be clearly recorded, which is an important element in video recordings. The wide-angle setting captures beautiful images of wide landscapes and allows large groups of people to fit into the frame * 35mm-lens equivalent.

The iA function includes an AF/AE Tracking feature that tracks a moving subject to make sure that it continues to be recorded in optimal image quality. An Intelligent Contrast Control, which automatically adjusts brightness to maintain the best possible contrast, has also been added to the five advanced functions from previous models, including Face Detection, Advanced O.I.S., and Intelligent Scene Selector, and each is activated as required by simply pressing the iA button to capture beautiful images under virtually all shooting situations.

product specification
Resolution quality SD
Optical zoom ratio 78x optical zoom
Digital zoom ratio 3500x digital zoom
Type of image stabiliser Optical image stabiliser
Hard disk capacity 4GB Storage
Shortest shutter speed 1/1 min. shutter speed
Weight (g) 213g
Screen size 2.7"
Maximum aperture telephoto 5.9
Maximum aperture wide 1.9
Lowest focal length 37.4 Millimetres
Highest focal length 2625 Millimetres
Type of chip CCD chip
Release date 17 Feb 2011