|1.0 Megapixel CCD Imager - up to 520 lines resolution / 10X Optical - 120X Digital Zoom / 2.5" SwivelScreen LCD SONY DCR-HC40 -- See the big picture with the DCR-HC40 MiniDV Handycam Camcorder. With a big 2.5" hybrid SwivelScreen LCD display, a 1.0 Megapixel advanced HAD CCD imager, and a Professional quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens, the DCR-HC40 is a joy to use!
FEATURES- MiniDV Handycam Camcorder
The DCR-HC40 MiniDV Handycam gives you all the features you would
expect from a Sony camcorder in an ultra-compact design that is as
beautiful as the images it captures. It features a 1.0 Megapixel
Advanced HAD imaging chip and a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens which
combine to capture video with incredible detail and clarity.
The DCR-HC40 also includes a huge 2.5" hybrid SwivelScreen touch
panel LCD display with a 3D menu system, Super NightShot Plus
infrared recording, USB streaming, and digital still image
capturing on MemoryStick DUO media. Only Sony could pack so many
features in a camcorder so small.
Includes Camcorder, AC-L25 Power Adaptor/In Camera Charger, NP-FP50
InfoLithium Rechargeable Battery, RMT-831 Wireless Remote Commander
Remote Control, USB Cable, MSG-M8A Memory Stick Duo Media, MSAC-M2
Memory Stick Duo Adapter, CR2025 Battery, Multi A/V Cable, LCD
Cleaning Cloth, CD-ROM w/USB Driver (Picture Package Software v.1.0
* 1.0 Megapixel (Gross) Advanced HAD CCD Imager
1/5" Advanced HAD (Hole Accumulation Diode) CCD with 690K (effective)
pixels provides excellent detail and clarity, with exceptional video
performance (up to 520 lines of horizontal resolution). Realize great
looking digital still images utilizing 1000K (effective) pixels. The
Megapixel technology enhances your digital videos and digital still
* 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.
* Digital Still Memory Mode with Memory Stick Duo Media
Capture digital still images at 1152 x 864 or 640 x 480 resolution,
directly onto Memory Stick Duo media for easy transfer to PC s for
emailing, printing, or sharing with other compatible Memory Stick
* 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 6 Hours (Using Option NP-FP90)
The Sony DCR-HC40 can continuously record for up to 6 hours or playback
for up to 7 hours (with LCD screen off) on a single charge with the
* Progressive Shutter
Mechanical shutter system that provides Progressive Scan performance
while utilizing an interlace scanning system. Digital still images will
be sharp and clear with excellent definition.
* 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
* 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 lowlight recording systems.
* Analog To Digital Conversion with Pass-Through
Convert and/or record any analog NTSC video source to digital video via
the analog inputs. Analog NTSC video can also be passed through the
digital Handycam camcorder directly into a PC via the i.LINK interface
in real-time for easy PC editing of your analog footage.
* 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
* Super SteadyShot Image 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.
* 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.
* MPEG EX Movie Mode
Unlike earlier MPEG1 Movies, MPEG EX Movie Mode will allow you to record
uninterrupted to the capacity of the Memory Stick Duo Media. These
movies are perfect for emailing to friends and family.
* 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.
* Intelligent Accessory Shoe
Provides power, on/off, and special operational commands to a selection
of Sony Intelligent Accessories.* PictBridge Compatibility
* LCD Record Button
* Multi-Language Menu
Change the menu display from English to English (Simplified), French,
Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese (simplified) or Korean.