|Sony MiniDV Camcorder 1/6" Advanced HAD CCD with 340K effective pixels ,10X optical zoom lens with 120X digital zoom, Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens, 2.5" Hybrid SwivelScreen touch panel LCD display with 123K pixels , NightShot Plus infrared video recording system
FEATURES- MiniDV Handycam Camcorder
The Sony DCR-HC20 MiniDV Handycam Camcorder packs big features in a
small package. It features a large 2.5" hybrid SwivelScreen LCD
display with touch panel controls, a high-quality Carl Zeiss Vario-
Tessar lens, NightShot Plus infrared recording system and USB
streaming capabilities, all in a case that is 25% smaller than last
years model. It even includes the innovative Easy Handycam button,
which automates most functions and makes recording a snap. Why
settle for anything less than a Sony?
Includes Camcorder, AC-L25 Power Adaptor/In Camera Charger, NP-FP50
InfoLithium Rechargeable Battery, RMT-830 Wireless Remote Commander
Remote Control, CR2025 Battery, Multi A/V Cable, LCD Cleaning Cloth,
USB Cable, CD-ROM w/ USB Driver (Picture Package Software v.1.0 for
* 1/6" Advanced HAD CCD Imager, 680K Pixels Gross
1/6" Advanced HAD (Hole Accumulation Diode) CCD with 340K (effective)
pixels provides stunning detail and clarity, with exceptional video (up
to 500 lines of horizontal resolution) and still image performance.
* MiniDV Recording
Offers up to 500 lines of horizontal resolution, 3X color bandwidth (vs.
VHS) and significantly higher S/N ratio, to provide stunning video
* 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
* 2.5" Hybrid SwivelScreen Touch Panel LCD Display (123K Pixels)
Provides excellent viewing clarity with improved resolution. The 123K
pixel LCD display makes images sharp and detailed during playback or
when monitoring recording. The Hybrid Reflective-Transmissive LCD Screen
provides accurate viewing in sunlight or bright light, virtually
eliminating the "wash-out" common with traditional LCD Screens.
* Professional Quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens
Carl Zeiss lenses 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.
* Stamina Battery Power Management System 8 Hours (Using Optional NP-FP90)
The Sony DCR-HC20 can continuously record for up to 8 hours or playback
for up to 9 hours (with LCD screen off) on a single charge with the
* Easy Handycam Button
Using a camcorder can be intimidating for some people, so with a press
of the Easy Handycam button, most of the advanced functions of the
camcorder are "locked out" leaving only the buttons essential for
* 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 lowlight recording systems.
* 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.
* 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
* SteadyShot Image Stabilization System
A sophisticated picture stabilization system that uses motion sensors to
compensate for camera "shake" without compromising picture quality like
some other digital stabilization systems.
* Picture Package Software
Easily create fun music videos with the supplied software.
* i.LINK DV Interface (IEEE1394)
A high speed bi-directional digital video/audio communication between
two compatible devices equipped with an IEEE1394 interface, including
camcorders, digital VTRs and PCs.
* 12-Bit/16-Bit PCM Digital Stereo
16-Bit offers the same outstanding sound quality as compact disc. 12-Bit
recording enables you to add an additional audio track with compatible
audio dubbing equipment or i.LINK interface compatible computers.
* Photo Mode
Using Sony s unique Adaptive Frame Interpolation for better image
quality, you can store hundreds of still images with 7 seconds of audio
on the videotape.
* Program AE (Auto Exposure) Modes
Program AE modes make recording easy even when filming in challenging
situations. Choose from Portrait, Beach & Ski, Sports Lesson, Landscape,
Spotlight, Sunset & Moon modes.
* USB Streaming
Stay connected with family and friends by broadcasting live video with
audio, via the Internet with the USB interface. You can even playback
your favorite recorded scene stored on tape. It s like having your own
web camera or video conferencing system.
* Accessory Shoe
Allows a position on the camcorder in which to place optional
* Built-in Lens Cover
* Digital Audio/Video Fader
Allows you to transition creativity from scene to scene. Choose from
Black, Overlap, Wipe, Monotone and Random Dot.
* Digital Program Editing
Allows you to select a sequence of 20 scenes and controls dubbing via
i.LINK interface/connector to another compatible i.LINK camcorder, or
via infrared remote to an analog VCR. Controls both Sony and other
brand camcorders and VCRs.
* LCD Record Button
* Multi-Language Menu
Change the menu display from English to English (Simplified), French,
Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese (simplified) or Korean.