Astonishingly sharp Mini DV video - plus cool extras like digital photo and movie clip modes! Sony's DCR-HC32 delivers all this and more
Sony's DCR-HC32 MiniDV Handycam camcorder stands out with high-end digital imaging features at an affordable price. Super NightShot infrared system enables you to capture natural looking video in low light conditions. The Super SteadyShot picture stabilization system uses motion sensors to detect and correct camera "shake" for smoother video recording. Tele Macro Mode zooms in for close-up shots to bring out the subject in vivid imagery - making it stand out above the background.
The feature loaded camcorder comes with easy solutions to transfer images and video recording to your computer. USB Streaming allows you to broadcast live video to family and friends, and i.LINK DV interface provides a connection from the camcorder to a variety of compatible devices. Memory Stick Duo media compatibility provides yet another way to easily transfer still images and compact MPEG Movie EX video to your PC for emailing and printing.
2.5" Touch Panel Swivel Screen LCD Display (123K Pixels)
Provides excellent viewing clarity with improved resolution. The high resolution 123K pixel LCD screen rotates up to 270 degrees for multiple viewing angles providing sharp, detailed images for monitoring or playback.
20X Optical/800X Digital Zoom
The optical zoom helps to bring the action close up 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.
Professional Quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens
Carl Zeiss lenses have an advanced optical multi-layer coating that offers less glare and flare with increased contrast. This results in vivid image brilliance, true-to-life color saturation and perfect renditions of subtle tones.
Super SteadyShot Picture Stabilization System
Picture stabilization system that uses motion sensors to detect and compensate for camera "shake" without compromising picture quality like some other digital stabilization systems.
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.
Stay connected to family and friends by broadcasting live video with audio over the internet using the USB interface. You can even playback your favorite recorded scene on the camcorder?s tape. It?s like having your own video conferencing system.
i.LINK DV Interface
A digital high-speed bi-directional interface which provides Audio/Video communication between two compatible devices. This connection allows for pure digital transfer between devices equipped with an IEEE1394 interface, such as camcorders, digital VTRs, capture cards and PCs.
InfoLithium Battery with AccuPower Meter System
Charge the battery at anytime 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 either the viewfinder or on the LCD screen.
Picture Package Software
Easily organize still images and video, and turn them into stunning music videos using the supplied software.
Super NightShot Plus Infrared System
With Sony's Super NightShot Infrared System you can capture natural looking video, even when shooting in low light. Record subjects up to 20 feet away using the built-in infrared system, but without the overall monochrome color common with earlier low-light recording systems.
Digital Still Memory Mode with Memory Stick Duo Media
Capture still images at 640x480 resolution, directly onto Memory Stick Duo Media for easy transfer to PCs for emailing, printing or sharing with other compatible Memory Stick devices.
Tele Macro Function
Useful for shooting close up shots, but without having the camcorder casting a shadow on the subject. Images shot in the Tele Macro Mode will have the subject properly focused with the background unfocussed so that the subject stands out.
The supplied Handycam Station provides quick and easy connections to a TV for viewing or to a PC for editing and sharing video. Just placing the camcorder on the Handycam Station instantly makes the connections. No need to search for cables or wires when charging or playing back.
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 or Sunset & Moon modes.
Get creative when recording or playing back your videos with Sony's Picture Effect Modes. Effects available in Camera mode: Negative Art, Sepia, Monotone, Solarize, Pastel and Mosaic. Effects available in Playback mode: Negative Art, Sepia, Monotone and Solarize.
Automatically advances the video tape to the last 5 seconds of the recorded scene. This prevents accidentally recording over previously recorded videos.
Enhance your personal videos by adding professional looking fader effects. Choose from Black, Mosaic, White, Monotone and Stripe.
Add professional looking titles to your video. Select from 8 presets, or customize 2 titles with up to 22 characters.
At the touch of a button, battery information is displayed on the LCD screen when charging and when the camcorder is turned off. The display will show how much the battery is charged, in 10% increments and the recordable time left when using the LCD screen or in the viewfinder.
Allows the user to manually adjust the focus of the camcorder using the touch panel. Manual focusing also allows the user to control the focus in difficult situations where either the environment or the subject does not allow the camcorder?s auto focus to perform optimally, such as when shooting through a window or in a crowded environment.
|Imaging Device ||1/6" 680K Gross Pixel CCD|
|Video Actual ||340K Pixels |
|Still Actual ||340K Pixels |
|Focal ||1.8 - 3.1 |
|Focal Distance ||2.3 - 390mm Telemacro|
|35mm Conversion ||Camera: 44 - 880mm (4:3)48 - 960 (16:9) Memory: 44-880 (4:3)|
|Filter Diameter ||25mm |
|Optical Zoom ||20X |
|Digital Zoom ||800X |
|Lens ||Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar |
|Focusing ||Full Range Auto/Manual (Touch Panel)|
|SteadyShot Image Stabilization: ||Super SteadyShot |
|Minimum Illumination ||5 Lux (0 Lux with NightShot Plus Infrared System) |
|NightShot Infrared System: ||Super NightShot Plus |
|Shutter Speed: ||1/60 - 1/4000 (AE Mode) |
|Viewfinder: ||Black and White, 123K Pixels |
|LCD: ||2.5" Color (123K) |
|Accessory Shoe ||Available|
|Video Input/Output ||Yes (Special)|
|Audio Input/Output ||Yes (Stereo, Special) |
|Interface connector for Handycam Station ||Available|
|USB Streaming ||Available|
|LANC (Accessory) Terminal ||Available |
|Memory Stick Compatibility ||Available (Memory Stick Pro Duo media)|
|Headphone Jack: ||Not Available|
|Microphone Input ||Not Available|
|White Balance ||Auto/Outdoor/Indoor/One-push|
|Exposure ||Available, Touch Panel (24 steps) |
|Power Consumption ||VF 2.1W, LCD 2.5W, VF+LCD 2.6W|
|Dimensions ||2 1/4" (W) x 3 5/8" (H) x 4 1/2" (D)|
|Weight ||14.1 oz (400g) w/out Tape and Battery |
|Service and Warranty ||1 Year Parts/90 Days Labor |