MiniDV Handycam® Camcorder
What really sets it apart from the competition, though, is its innovative Handycam® Station, which provides quick and easy connection between the camcorder and your TV, VCR, or computer. Now, viewing your footage is easier than ever before. Plus, it provides power to the camcorder and charges the battery while you wait, assuring you a full charge whenever you use it.
• 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 photography performance.
• 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 zooms.
• Handycam® Station
Placing the DCR-PC109 on the supplied Handycam Station provides a quick and easy connection between the camcorder and a TV/VCR for easy viewing, or a USB or i.LINK® supported computer for video and still image editing. It also supplies power to the camcorder for charging the battery.
• 2.5" Hybrid SwivelScreen™ Touch Screen 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™ devices.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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 LCD screen.
• 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.
• 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.
Sony DCR-PC109E NON 1Mpix CCD 2.5. Total megapixels: 1.07 MP, Sensor type: CCD, Optical sensor size: 25.4 / 5 mm (1 / 5"). Optical zoom: 10x, Digital zoom: 120x. Display diagonal: 6.35 cm (2.5"), Display: Hybrid LCD. Minimum illumination: 7 lx. Width: 50 mm, Depth: 98 mm, Height: 97 mm