Sony DCR-SR68 80GB Handycam Camcorder (Silver)

Item # SNDCRSR68 (Part # DCRSR68)
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Item Description:
Never miss a moment with the Sony DCR-SR68 Handycam camcorder. A built-in 80GB hard disk drive lets you keep shooting without having to switch tapes or discs.
  • 80GB hard disk drive
  • 60X Optical / 2000X Digital Zoom
  • Professional quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens
  • 2.7" Clear Photo LCD (230 K) display
  • Direct Copy to external HDD w/o PC
  • Face Detection (Exposure)
  • LED Video Light
  • Hybrid Recording to HDD or Memory Stick PRO Duo media (sold separately)
  • Power On by opening the LCD display
  • 1/8" Advanced HAD CCD Imager
  • Card slot for optional Memory Stick Duo media and SD media
  • Dolby Digital stereo recording with Built-in Zoom Mic
  • Direct Connection with DVDirect Burner (Sold separately)
  • Includes Sony PMB (Picture Motion Browser) software
  • Film Roll Index
  • Face Index function
  • USB 2.0 interface


  • 80GB hard disk drive:
    A built-in 80GB hard disk drive can record and store up to 61 hours of video footage in SD LP mode. In addition, "HDD Smart Protection" gives you peace of mind by preventing any recorded video and images from being lost if the camcorder is accidentally dropped.
  • 60X Optical / 2000X Digital Zoom:
    60X optical zoom help you capture close-up action while keeping your distance. In addition, Digital Zoom Interpolation means that extreme digital zooming (up to 2000X) is clearer, with less distortion than previous types of digital zooms.
  • Carl ZeissVario-Tessarlens with SteadyShot:
    The DCR-SR68 features a professional-quality Carl ZeissVario-Tessarlens designed specifically for compact camcorders. Precision ground optics help maintain the sharpness and contrast of larger lenses, and SteadyShotimage stabilization helps reduce blur caused by camera shake.
  • 2.7" Clear Photo LCD (230 K) display
    The 2.7" Clear Photo LCD (230 K) display provides exceptional viewing clarity with 123K pixels resolution. The display rotates up to 270 degrees for multiple viewing angles, as well as provides sharp, detailed images for monitoring or playback. The convenient touch panel allows easy access to menus and additional functionality such as spot focus and spot metering.
  • Direct Copy to external HDD w/o PC
    Store your memories in a whole new way with the ability to copy videos from your camcorder directly to an external hard disk drive (sold separately), all without a computer. Your camcorder can also access videos stored on the external hard drive for playback on your HDTV, allowing you to utilize the camcorder's handy playback features.
  • Face Detection
    Face Detection technology recognizes up to 8 faces anywhere in the frame and automatically adjusts exposure to help capture faces brightly and clearly.
  • LED Video Light
    The DCR-SR68 features a light that can assist in low-light situations.
  • Hybrid Recording to HDD or Removable flash media:
    Hybrid recording technology delivers a new level of flexibility of capturing and transferring your video footage and digital photos from the camcorder to compatible viewing devices. Record to 80GB hard disk drive or choose instead to record to removable flash media (sold separately). You can even select from various dubbing functions to easily copy video or still images from the HDD to the removable flash media -- without using a PC.
  • Power On by opening LCD display:
    Power on your camcorder by simply opening the LCD display.
  • 1/8" Advanced HAD CCD Imager:
    A 1/8" Advanced HAD (Hole Accumulation Diode) CCD Imager provides stunning detail and clarity for exceptional video and still image performance.
  • DolbyDigital stereo recording with Built-in Zoom Mic :
    The built-in zoom microphone focuses audio recording on your subjects with the camera's zoom lens, helping memories ring true with clear dialogue and crisp, discrete sounds.
  • Direct connection with DVD burner (sold separately):
    The DCR-SR68 supports a direct connection with the VRD-P1 DVD burner (sold separately), which allows you to burn DVDs directly from your camcorder without the need for a PC. And because the VRD-P1 is powered by your camcorder, you don't need an additional AC power cable.
  • Includes SonyPMB (Picture Motion Browser) software:
    Sony Picture Motion Browser software offers a simple, intuitive way to transfer, sort, and view your video and still images on your compatible PC. In addition, multiple output options let you burn your memories to DVD (sold separately), as well as take advantage of one click upload to a number of popular video and photo sharing sites.
  • Record and zoom controls on LCD:
    The DCR-SR88 features an additional set of record and zoom buttons on the LCD screen, giving you more control and flexibility when holding the camcorder, especially in overhead or low angle shots.
  • One Touch Disc Burn:
    Easily burn a DVD copy of your footage using the supplied PMB (Picture Motion Browser) software. Simply connect the camcorder to your compatible PC via a USB cable and press the One Touch Disc Burn Button.
  • Film Roll / Face Index
    With Film Roll Index, the camcorder previews the beginning of scenes and creates scene indexes set at specified display intervals (3, 6, or 12 seconds and 1 or 5 minutes). Face Index indexes your video footage according to the faces detected in each scene. When it's time to play back video, simply search for what you want by selecting from among the detected faces displayed in the index.
  • Media Card Slot
    For convenient storage and sharing of your images and videos, the camera accepts Memory Stick Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo media (sold separately) and SD/SDHC/SDXC media (Class 4).
  • USB 2.0 interface:
    A USB 2.0 interface provides an easy way to connect your camcorder to a compatible PC for fast transfer of video and still images for editing.




  • Imaging Sensor

    • Imaging Sensor: 1/8" Advanced HAD CCD sensor
    • Pixel Gross: 680K
    • Effective Picture Resolution: 250K pixels (16:9), 340K pixels (4:3)



    • Media Type: 80GB Non-Removeable Hard Disk Drive Memory Stick PRO Duo MARK2 Media and SD/SDHC/SDXC (Class 4) media (Sold Separately)
    • Still Image Mode: JPEG
    • Still Image Max Effective Resolution: 680K pixels
    • Video Format: SD (MPEG2)
    • Video Resolution: 720 x 480 (4:3)
    • Video Actual (Pixel): 410K pixels (16:9), 340K pixels (4:3)
    • Video Signal: NTSC color, EIA standards
    • Recording and Playback Times: Standard Definition: HQ = up to 1220 min., SP = up to 1750 min., LP = up to 3660 min. When using 16GB Memory Stick PRO DuoMedia (sold separately): Standard Definition: HQ = up to 235 min., SP = up to 340 min., LP = up to 715 min.
    • Photo Capture from Movie: Yes
    • Audio Format: DolbyDigital 2ch
    • Microphone/Speaker: Built-in Zoom Microphone



    • Lens Type: Carl ZeissVario-Tessar
    • Aperture: F1.8-6.0
    • Optical Zoom: 60x
    • Digital Zoom: 2000x
    • Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 39 - 2340mm (16:9 ), 44 - 2640mm (4:3)


    LCD Display

    • LCD Type: 2.7" Clear Photo LCD3 (230 K) display


    Focus Control

    • Focus System: Full range Auto / Manual (Touch Panel)


    Exposure System

    • Exposure Settings: Yes (Touch Panel)
    • Scene Mode(s): Auto, Twilight, Candle, Sunrise & Sunset, Fireworks, Landscape, Portrait, Spotlight, Sports, Beach, Snow
    • Minimum Illumination: 3 lux (Auto Slow Shutter On, 1/30 Shutter Speed )


    Drive System

    • Shutter Speeds: Auto (Slow Shutter ON) 1/30 - 1/500; Auto (Slow Shutter OFF) 1/60 - 1/500



    • Flash Type: LED Video Light


    Convenience Features

    • Quick On: Yes
    • Manual / Auto Lens Cover: Manual
    • S/S & Zoom button on LCD: Yes
    • Face Index: Yes
    • Fader Effect(s): Black, White
    • Film Roll Index: Yes


    Advanced Features

    • Assignable Dial: No
    • Face Detection: Yes (Exposure Only)
    • Image Stabilization: SteadyShotimage stabilization
    • x.v.Color: No



    • SD Output: Included (via A/V Remote Terminal) ; Video / S Video / Audio
    • USB Port(s): Hi-speed (2.0 compliant)
    • BRAVIASync: No
    • Direct Copy: Yes
    • PictBridge Compatible: No


    Weights and Measurements

    • Weight (Approx.): w/o battery: 9oz (280g), w battery 11oz (320g)
    • Dimensions (Approx.): 2 1/4 x 2 5/8 x 4 1/4 inch (56 x 65 x 105mm)



    • Battery Type: InfoLITHIUMwith AccuPower Meter System (NP-FV30)
    • Power Requirements: 7.2V (battery pack); 8.4V (AC Adaptor)
    • Power Consumption (in Operation): 2.0W



    • Supplied Software: PMB Ver.5.0 Supports Windows XP Service Pack3 (SP3)(32bit), Windows Vista Service Pack2 (SP2) (32bit), Windows 7, 64-bit editions and Starter (Edition) are not supported. Not supported by Mac OS.
    • Operating System Compatibility: "Windows XP SP3 * /Windows Vista SP2 ** /Windows7 * 64-bit editions and Starter (Edition) are not supported.The Windows Image Mastering API(IMAPI)Ver.2.0 or later is required to use the function for creating discs. ** Starter (Edition) are not supported. Standard installation is required. Operation is not assured if the above OS has been upgraded or in a multi-boot environment. "


    Service and Warranty Information

    • Limited Warranty Term: Limited Warranty --- 1 Year Parts; 90 Days Labor


USB Cable
A/V Cable
NP-FV30 Battery Pack
AC Adapter
Application Software/USB Driver/CD-ROM
1-Year Parts & 90-Days Labor Limited Warranty
This Kit Includes: