|Sony DVD HandyCam Camcorder
FEATURES- DVD Handycam Camcorder
Experience the ultimate in videotaping convenience with the
DCR-DVD201 DVD Handycam Camcorder from Sony. Now you can record
directly onto 3-inch DVD-R and DVD-RW at resolutions comparable to
MiniDV. Best of all, the DVD media can easily be viewed on most
current DVD players and PCs, making playback a snap. You can even
capture still JPEG images up to a maximum resolution of 1152 x 864
thanks to its 1-megapixel CCD imager. It s like having both a
camcorder and digital camera in one.
The DCR-DVD201 also includes all of the options you d want from a
Sony camcorder, such as a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens, 10X optical
zoom, Super NightShot Plus night recording system and Super
SteadyShot picture stabilization. Best of all, everything comes in
a package that is 29% smaller and 23% lighter than the DCR-DVD200,
making it easy to carry wherever you go.
Includes Camcorder, AC-L15A Power Adaptor/In Camera Charger, NP-FM50
InfoLithium Rechargeable Battery, RMT-835 Wireless Remote Commander,
CR2025 Battery, Special Stereo A/V+S Cable, Lens Cap, Cleaning Cloth,
Shoulder Strap, Blank DVD-R Media, USB Cable, CD-ROM with USB Driver
(Pixela ImageMixer Ver. 1.5 for Sony)
* 1.0 Megapixel Advanced HAD CCD Imager
1/5" Advanced HAD (Hole Accumulation Diode) CCD imager with 690K
effective video pixels provides excellent detail and clarity, for
exceptional digital video (up to 520 lines of resolution) and still
image performance. Realize great looking digital still images with
1,000K effective pixels.
* 1.0 Megapixel Still Image Capture
With a maximum resolution of 1152 x 864, you can capture over 6,000
images on a single disc, plenty for any vacation or event.
* Advanced HAD CCD Technology
Enhanced CCD design allow more light to reach the imager which reduces
video noise to improve signal-to-noise ratio by up to 6dB (2x better
than a standard CCD). Particularly effective when shooting in dark
* DVD Format Video Recording
The DVD recording format delivers digital picture and sound quality
comparable to that of MiniDV, but on DVD. Playback of the DVDs couldn t
be simpler. After finalizing the disc in the camera, the disc plays back
in compatible DVD Players, computers and even PlayStation 2 video game
* 10X Optical/120X Digital Zoom
The optical zoom helps to bring the action up close from far away. In
addition, the digital zoom interpolation means that extreme digital
zooming is clearer, with less distortion than previous types of digital
* Professional Quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens
Carl Zeiss lens have an advanced optical multi-layer coating offering
less glare and flare with increased contrast. This results in vivid
image brilliance, true-to-life color saturation, and perfect renditions
of subtle tones.
* Progressive Shutter System
A mechanical shutter system that provides progressive scan performance,
while utilizing an interlaced scanning system. Digital images will be
sharp and clear with excellent definition.
* Battery Information
Battery information is momentarily displayed without having to power on
the camcorder. Quickly access the battery s status by pressing the
Battery Info button; the "Recording Time Available" is displayed in
minutes on either the LCD screen or in the viewfinder.
* 2.5" Hybrid SwivelScreen LCD Display (123K Pixels)
Provides excellent viewing clarity with improved resolution. The 123K
pixel LCD rotates up to 270-degrees for multiple viewing angles,
providing sharp, detailed images for monitoring or playback. The Hybrid
LCD Screen provides accurate viewing in sunlight or bright light,
virtually eliminating the "wash-out" common with traditional LCD
* Visual Index Screen
Shows thumbnail images of movies and still images when playing back on
your camcorder or DVD player, making scene selection easier.
* Burst Mode
Capture up to 4 images in 1152 x 864, or 12 images at 640 x 480
consecutively, perfect for capturing fast action.
* Analog Inputs
Record any analog NTSC source to digital video via the analog inputs.
Perfect for archiving analog tape recordings. This recorded video can
then be edited on your computer.
* Dolby Digital AC-3 (2-Channel) Stereo Audio Recording
An advanced form of Digital Audio recording, with sophisticated noise
reduction technology, that provides outstanding, lifelike sound quality
in any situation.
* Color Viewfinder
Provides a clear, color view of subjects and makes spotting and/or
following subjects easier.
* Super SteadyShot Picture Stabilization System
An advanced version of Sony s SteadyShot system that controls an even
higher range of shake and vibration frequencies, to achieve an even
higher level of smoothness without degradation of video like some other
image stabilization systems.
* Intelligent Accessory Shoe
Conveniently gives you the option of adding accessories such as lights,
flashes and microphones to the camera, which can communicate with the
camera and also draw power from the camera.
* USB 2.0 Interface
USB 2.0 interface provides an easy way to connect your DVD Digital
Handycam camcorder to computers for fast transfer of video and still
images to your computer for editing. The camcorder can also be used as
an external DVD burner, convenient for making copies of your DVDs or
burning edited movies.
* InfoLithium Battery with AccuPower Meter System
Charge the battery at any time because unlike NiCad (Nickel Cadmium)
batteries Sony s rechargeable Lithium-Ion batteries are not subjected to
a life shortening "memory effect". Sony s exclusive AccuPower meter
displays the battery time remaining in minutes, in the viewfinder or the
* Super NightShot Plus Infrared System
An advanced version of Sony s NightShot Infrared system that allows
users to record natural color images in low-light conditions, but
without the blurring common with other low-light recording systems.
* Program AE (Auto Exposure) Modes
Program AE modes make recording easy even when filming in challenging
situations. Choose from Spotlight, Portrait, Sports, Beach & Ski,
Sunset & Moon and Landscape modes.
* Date/Time Display
* Digital Picture Effects
* Disc Titling
* Exposure Control
* Fader Modes
Enhance your personal videos by adding professional looking fader
effects. Choose from Black, Mosaic, White, and Monotone.
* Picture Effect Modes
* Manual Focus
* Microphone Jck
* White Balance Adjustment
* World Clock