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Very high quality video and still imaging plus advanced manual features. Full HD 1080 video recording ... See full description.
  • HD
  • 2848x2136 pixels

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product description

Very high quality video and still imaging plus advanced manual features.

  1. Full HD 1080 video recording on affordable DV tape (HDV format)
  2. Up to 1 hour HD recording plus playback compatibility with Standard Definition DV tape
  3. ClearVid CMOS sensor for superb picture quality and higher sensitivity
  4. Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens with 10x optical zoom / 20x digital zoom
  5. Super SteadyShot optical image stabilisation for improved still image and video stability, especially in low light
  6. x.v.Colour mode for vivid, lifelike colours
  7. 6 megapixel still photo recording onto removable Memory Stick
  8. Dual Rec (simultaneous 4.6 megapixel still photo during video recording)
  9. 2.7” Wide Clear Photo LCD Plus easy to use touchscreen
  10. Wide colour viewfinder
  11. Start/Stop and Zoom buttons on LCD screen frame
  12. Advanced manual functions – Spot Meter and Focus, Peaking, Centre Marker, Manual Focus (Infinity)
  13. HDMI™/component connector for enjoying HD video on HD ready TV
  14. PhotoTV HD output for optimised still photo display on compatible BRAVIA TV
  15. Up to 6 hours STAMINA continuous shooting time (with optional battery)
  16. HDV/DV (i.LINK) connection (in/out) for video editing with connected PC
  17. Supplied lens hood reduces glare for video enthusiasts
  18. Fun, easy to use Picture Motion Browser software with web upload assist function
product specification
Resolution quality HD
Resolution (Pixels) 2848x2136 pixels
3D No
Optical zoom ratio 10x optical zoom
Media format MiniDV storage
Connections Firewire
Connections USB
Type of memory card Memory Stick Duo card
Shape of camcorder Horizontally held
Digital zoom ratio 20x digital zoom
Type of image stabiliser Electronic image stabiliser
Widescreen recording Yes
Shortest shutter speed 1/425 min. shutter speed
Weight (g) 550g
Screen size 2.7"
Maximum aperture telephoto 2.9
Maximum aperture wide 1.8
Lowest focal length 50.5 Millimetres
Highest focal length 505 Millimetres
Type of chip CMOS chip
Release date 26 Feb 2008