Sony HDRHC3E HDV Handycam

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Sony HDRHC3E HDV Handycam
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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.

Media HDV
Optical zoom 10
Digital zoom 80
Still image resolution 4.0 Megapixel
Night shot No
Widescreen Yes
LCD display 2.7" Hybrid Touch Panel LCD Screen
Interface Firewire, RCA, USB 2
Memory cards MS Duo, MS Pro Duo


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


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
Release date NZ
June 8th, 2006
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