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Sony DCR-SX65E SD Flash Memory PAL Camcorder (Black)

B&H # SODCRSX65BE Mfr # DCRSX65BE
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This is a PAL camera. It is not compatible with USA/NTSC TV systems.

Product Highlights
  • Standard Definition 50i Recording
  • 4GB Internal Memory
  • Memory Stick Duo / SD Card Slot
  • 1/8" CCD (480K Effective Resolution)
  • Zeiss 60x Optical / 70x Extended Zoom
  • Active SteadyShot
  • 3.0" Touch Panel LCD
  • Built-in USB Cable
  • Stereo Sound Recording with Zoom Mic
  • LED Video Light

Easy on the wallet while going beyond the feature set of comparable models, the Sony DCR-SX65E SD Flash Memory PAL Camcorder is a standard-definition camera that lets you take control or will do the heavy-lifting for you. Record to the 4GB of internal memory or simply pop in a compatible memory card, and the SX65E's 1/8" CCD image sensor works together with the processor, Carl Zeiss zoom, Active SteadyShot, and the 3.0" touch screen LCD to help you capture the best video possible.

Other shooting controls include Active SteadyShot for a more stable image, Intelligent Auto for automatic scene selection, and Face Detection to ensure everyone in the shot looks their best. Of course, the SX65E offers numerous other features to make recording your memories as smooth as possible, including Film Roll Index, Direct Copy, and a built-in video light for overly dark scenes. And when you're done shooting, the included editing software--Sony's Picture Motion Browser--will help you finalize, share, and archive all of your most valued moments.

4GB Embedded Flash Memory
The built-in 4GB embedded flash memory can record up to 2.5 hours of footage (LP mode).
70x Extended Zoom
Extended zoom works in conjunction with 60x optical zoom to get even closer to the action while maintaining image quality.
Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens
The professional-quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens is designed specifically for compact camcorders. Precision ground optics help maintain the sharpness and contrast of larger lenses, and SteadyShot image stabilization helps reduce blur caused by camera shake.
3.0" Touch Screen Clear Photo LCD Plus Display (230K)
The 3.0" touch-screen Clear Photo LCD Plus display provides exceptional viewing clarity with 230K pixels resolution. The display rotates up to 270° for multiple viewing angles, and 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.
SteadyShot Image Stabilization with Active Mode
SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode allows for a greater degree of image stabilization over the well known, Sony developed, SteadyShot stabilization that has been used for years, giving you more stable video even when on the move or in low light circumstances.
Intelligent Auto - 36 Different Scene Combinations Possible
Intelligent Auto mode goes a step beyond traditional auto modes by analyzing your shot and then automatically selecting the appropriate settings from seven distinct scene modes (36 different combinations possible): Landscape, Backlight, Twilight, Spotlight, Macro, Portrait, Tripod.
Dolby Digital 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.
Face Detection
Face Detection technology recognizes faces and optimizes camera settings for both video and still images, so faces are captured more clearly and skin tones look more natural.
Built-In LED Video Light
The DCR-SX65 features an LED light that can assist in low-light situations, giving you more flexibility when capturing your video.
Built-In USB Cable for Easy File Transfer/Charge
The high-speed, built-in USB 2.0 cable allows for easy connection to your computer without your having to remember separate cables. It also fits conveniently into the hand strap so it's out of the way until you need it.
Direct Copy to External HDD without 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 TV, allowing you to utilize the camcorder's handy playback features.
Includes Sony 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, as well as take advantage of one click upload to a number of popular video and photo sharing sites.
Auto Lens Cover
The automatic lens cover protects the Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens from scratches during transport or while not in use by closing the lens cover automatically when the camera is shut off.
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.
Dual Media Card Slot
For convenient storage and sharing of your images and videos, the DCR-SX65 accepts Memory Stick Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo media and SD/SDHC media (sold separately).
Camera
Sensor 1/8"  CCD
Optics
Lens 1.8 - 108 mm
f/1.8 - 6.0
Zoom Optical: 60x
Intelligent (Optical): 70x
Digital: 2000x
Filter Size 37 mm
Recording
System PAL
Recording Media Internal Flash Memory, Memory Stick PRO Duo, SD 4GB 
Recording Time Internal Flash Memory GB
HQ: 55 minutes
SP: 1 hour, 20 minutes
LP: 2 hours, 55 minutes
Video Format Standard Definition
MPEG2
720 x 576i / 50 fps
Still Image Resolution JPEG: 640 x 480
Channels 2.0-Channel Stereo
Display
Display Type LCD
Touchscreen Yes
Screen Size 3.0"
Features
Image Stabilization Digital
Lux 3 (1/30 shutter speed)
Built-in Mic Yes
Built-in Speaker Yes
Built-in Light/Flash Light - Yes
Flash - No
Tripod Mount 1/4"
Input/Output Connectors
Outputs 1x USB 2.0
1x Composite Video (out)
General
System Requirements Windows
  • XP (SP3)
    Vista (SP2)
    7
Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.1 x 2.2 x 4.9" / 5.3 x 5.7 x 12.3 cm
Weight 8.1 oz / 230 g
Sony DCR-SX65E SD Flash Memory PAL Camcorder (Black)
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • NP-FV30 Battery Pack
  • A/V Connecting Cable
  • USB Cable
  • CD-ROM
  • User's Operating Guide
  • 1-Year Parts & 90-Days Labor Limited Warranty
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    4.0

    Good product for an amateur.

    By Andilus

    from Philadelphia, PA

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    Pros

    • Easy to Use

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      • HD Shooting

      Comments about DCR-SX65E SD Flash Memory PAL Camcorder (Black):

      [...]it's a good handy cam for the price. Bought it as a present for my parents that live in Europe - this is a PAL system camcorder.

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