Sony Handycam HDRHC3E HDV

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Sony Handycam HDRHC3E HDV
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The new HDRHC3E is now 25% lighter and 26% smaller than its predecessor, HDRHC1E. Sonys unique camera has a ClearVid CMOS Sensor and Enhanced Imaging Processor to give new features like dual recording and smooth slow record. A combination of high specifications, 1080i high definition picture quality and handy-size makes the HC3E suitable for the needs of a wide range of users.

Product Features:

  • Worlds smallest High Definition Handycam
  • HD Codec Engine
  • Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* Lens
  • 2.7inch Wide Hybrid LCD Screen with Touch Panel
  • HDV/DV Compatible
  • Wide Range of High Grade accessories available
  • Up to 4 Mega Pixel still photos
  • Dual record function allows for the capture of high resolution stills (2.3 Mega Pixels) with out interupting the video recording
  • Smooth Slow Record captures 4 times the field rate to capture fast movements and play them back in slow motion
  • HDMI connection for highest quality HD video and audio transfer
  • Active Interface Shoe for easy connection of accessories

    Product Specification:

    Carl Zeiss lens Yes (Vario Sonnar T*)
    Optical zoom 10x
    Digital zoom 80x
    Precision digital zoom Yes
    F F1.8-2.9
    f (focal distance) 5.1-51mm
    f (35mm conversion) (camera mode) 41.3-45mm 16:9 (50.5-594mm for 4:3)
    f (35mm conversion) (memory mode) 40.4-404mm 16:9 (37-370mm for 4:3)
    Filter diameter 30mm
    NightShot plus No
    Colour slow shutter (camera mode) Yes
    Super NightShot (camera mode) Yes

    Focus system Full range auto/Manual
    Spot focus Yes (touch panel)
    Image device 1/3 inch (5.9mm) 2,304H ClearVid CMOS
    Progressive Yes
    Interlace No
    Advanced HAD technology -
    Number of pixels Gross:Approx 2,103K pixels
    Number of pixels (camera mode) Effective: 1,493K (1,991K for 4:3)
    Minimum illumination (w/NightShot) 5 lux (0 lux)
    White balance Auto / outdoor / indoor / Onepush (Touch Panel)
    Shutter speed 1/2 - 1/425
    Auto shutter Yes
    Program AE 5 modes
    14 bit DXP Yes (HD)
    Exposure control Yes
    Backlight compensation Yes
    Spot meter Yes
    Interval record No
    Frame record No
    Zebra pattern Yes
    Custom title No
    Fader 4 modes
    Date/time display Yes
    SteadyShot Yes
    View finderB/W or colour CVF (123K dots)

    PCM digital stereo DV Yes / HDV MPEG1 Audio Layer II Stereo
    Audio dub No
    Built-in microphone Yes (Stereo Electric Condenser)
    Rec. level control (mic.) No
    Built-in speaker Yes

    Format HDV/DV
    Frame advance Yes (DV only)
    Title search (cassette memory) No
    On screen display Yes (line out/LCD)
    Digital program editing No
    Photomovie create No
    Signal convert function No
    Playback zoom No
    NTSC playback on PAL TV No

    Video in/out No
    S-video in/out No
    Audio in/out No
    Multi AV Yes (Component Video/Video/SVideo/Audio out only/ HDMI)
    Interface connector (for cradle) No
    i.LINK DV in Yes (HDV)
    i.LINK DV out Yes (HDV)
    External mic. input Active Interface Shoe
    Headphone jack No
    LANC terminal Yes
    USB terminal Yes (mini-B)
    DC in Yes

    LCD monitor
    Size 2.7 inch (16:9)
    Pixels 211K dots
    Hybrid LCD Clear Photo LCD plus
    Touch panel LCD Yes

    Built in light No
    Pop up flash Built-in
    16:9 wide Yes (High Quality)
    Accessory shoe Yes (Active Interface Shoe)
    Digital effects 5 modes
    Picture effects 7 modes
    USB streaming No
    Direct access to Click to DVD (with VAIO laptops) Yes
    Direct access to VCD burn No
    Pictbridge Yes
    Weight (w/o tape/battery etc.) 500g
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 82 x 78 x 139mm

    Memory Stick Compatibility
    Recording media MS No
    Recording media MSPRO No
    Recording media MSDuo Yes
    Recording media MSPRODuo Yes

    Still image
    Image size 2304x1728/2304x1296 16:9/1600x1200/640x480
    Compression JPEG
    Tape to Memory Stick rec Yes
    Memory Stick to tape rec No
    Burst record No
    Slide show Yes

    MPEG movie
    Format -
    Presentation (320x240) resolution -
    Video mail (160x112) resolution -
    Audio -

    Supplied accessories
    AC adaptor ACL200
    Rechargeable battery pack NPFP60
    Wireless remote commander +AA battery RMT831
    AV cable AV & Component Video cables
    Lens cap Auto
    Shoulder strap No
    Memory Stick No
    Picture package ImageMixer VCD2 No
    USB driver (CD-ROM) No
    USB cable Yes
    Memory Stick Yes
  • Release date NZ
    April 7th, 2006
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