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Sony DCR-VX2100E "PAL" 3 CCD Mini DV Camcorder, 12x Optical/48x Digital Zoom, Color Viewfinder, 2.5" LCD Screen

Sony DCR-VX2100E "PAL" 3 CCD Mini DV Camcorder


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Take control of sound and vision with the DCR-VX2100E 3 CCD "PAL" camcorder, offering the brightest video results of all Sony's Mini DV models. With its Advanced HAD progressive scan CCD technology, illumination is improved. Delivers low light performance without the use of infrared technology. By increasing the CCD's sensitivity to light, clearer video with more lifelike color can be captured.

Aspherical lens, dual position neutral density filter and advanced optical picture stabilization minimize image distortion. Additionally, the camcorder includes a built-in lens cap to protect the lens.

Aspherical Ground Glass Lens
Professional quality Optics provides exceptional detail and clarity that reduces optical distortion, and provides better corner to corner focus.
Advanced HAD CCD
3x 1/3" Advanced HAD CCD's (380,000 pixels) high quality HAD design CCD imager reduces noise in the video signal to improve the signal-to-noise ratio.
PCM Stereo Audio
Pulse Code Modulation (PCM) recording for an incredible 96db dynamic range.
Provides two recording modes: 12 and 16-bit audio. 12-bit creates two sets of stereo tracks, and 16-bit mode offers one pair of stereo tracks.
Analog-to-Digital Conversion with Pass-Through
The camcorder's analog inputs feature a built-in Analog-to-Digital converter that will convert your analog video/audio to a digital signal that can either be recorded to tape or passed through the i.Link interface to a compatible computer.
Optical Super Steady Shot Picture Stabilization
Eliminates high frequency shake and vibration without compromising any picture quality. Uses motion sensors and a floating lens for better performance, even in difficult shooting situations.
LCD Screen
The enhanced LCD provides excellent viewing clarity with 211,000 pixels. The hybrid system allows for increased visibility in challenging lighting situations, such as bright sunlight.
Precision Color Viewfinder
With the incorporated 180,000 pixels, you will have a clear full color view of video subjects.
The viewfinder, eyecup and window size of the magnifier have been enlarged for a more comfortable viewing experience.
Interval Recording
Allows the user to record video in preset intervals that range from every 30 sec, 1, 5, 10 minutes for selectable lengths of .5, 1, 1.5 or 2 seconds.
Frame Recording
Allows the recordings of any individual frame of the 30 frames that make up one second of video.
Digital Still Camera
DSC function allows you to capture VGA (640 x 480) resolution JPEG file digital still images, and store them onto the Memory Stick digital media.
Progressive Shutter System
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.
16:9 Widescreen Recording
Allows the user to record in a widescreen or letterbox aspect ratio. When used with a 16:9 widescreen compatible TV, the camcorder is able to display a similar aspect ratio to that of popular films - without having to crop off the top and bottom and losing important data and resolution.
Intelligent Accessory Shoe
Provides power, on/off and special operational commands to a variety of Sony intelligent accessories via an 8-pin interface.
This enables easy synchronized operation between the camcorder and accessories such as video lights, infrared lights and microphones, without additional batteries or cables.
Handle Mounted Controls
The handle is ergonomically designed for the one-handed operation of a filmmaker who needs mobility and control when recording at challenging angles. By enlarging and adding zoom and record/stop buttons directly to the handle - in addition to identical buttons on the body - the camcorder is effective for capturing low angled shots and can be easily manipulated in tight shooting spaces.
Protect The Optics
The lens hood is supplied and integrates a built-in lens cap. By using the lever on the side of the hood, the lens cap can be easily opened or closed when rushing to the next location.
System PAL
Format Mini DV (6mm Digital)
CCD 3 x 1/3" CCD 450,000 Pixels - 400,000 Effective Pixels
Advanced HAD CCD Technology
Audio PCM Digital Stereo
12-bit/32kHz/4ch, 16-bit/48kHz/2ch
Zoom 12x Optical, 24x or 48x Digital
Lens Aspherical Lens 6.0-72.0mm f/1.6-2.4
43.2 - 518.4mm (Camera / Memory Mode)
Filter Size 58mm
Image Stabilization Optical Image Stabilizer
Lux 1 lux
Viewfinder Large Precision Color Viewfinder with 180k Pixels
LCD Monitor 2.5" Precision LCD with 211,000 Pixels
Manual Controls Focus (ring)
Exposure (19 steps dial)
White Balance
Zoom (ring)
Shutter Speed (1/4-1/10,000)
Mic. Level.
Date & Time Yes
Time Code Yes
Edit Protocol Yes, Control-L (Lanc)
A/V Dubbing Yes, Audio Dub in 12-bit Mode
Inputs Digital - IEEE-1394
Analog - S Video or Audio Video Input (RCA)
Output Uses the same jacks as inputs
Digital Still Mode Allows the capture of still images onto a Memory Stick
Card Slot Memory Stick
Special Effects 6 Mode: Slim, Stretch, Solarization,
Monotone, Sepia, and Negative Art
Digital Effects 5 Mode: Old Movie, Luminance Key,
Flash Motion, Still, and Trail
Fade Resistance Black, Overlap, Wipe
Monotone and Random Dot
Titler 8 Preset & 2 Custom Titler
Built-in Mic Yes
Microphone Input Yes, (Mini Stereo)
Headphone Jack Yes, (Mini Stereo)
Built-in Speaker Yes
Accessory Shoe Yes, Intelligent (Hot Shoe)
Built-in Light No
Tape Loading Side - Top Loading
Power Consumption 7.2w, AC 110-240v 50/60Hz
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4-3/4 x 6-3/8 x 15-1/2" (120 x 159 x 393mm)
Weight 3 lbs. 6 oz. (1.5kg)
  • Color Bar Generator
  • 2-Position Neutral Density Filter
  • Digital Program Editing allows you to select 20 scenes (you can easily select and rearrange up to 20 scenes)
  • 5 Mode Program AE
  • Zebra pattern 100%/70%
  • Step-up from DCR-VX2000
  • Enlarged Handle with Mounted Zoom and Recording Control
  • Larger Viewfinder, Larger Eyecup
  • Enhanced LCD Monitor with 211k pixels
  • Built in Lens Cap
  • 1 Lux Low Light
  • Optional Accessories
    Batteries NPF-570 2200 mAh InfoLithium Battery
    4400 mAh InfoLithium Battery
    6600 mAh InfoLithium Battery
    Battery Chargers BCV-615 Portable Charger
    AC-V700A AC/DC Power/Battery Charger
    DC Power Adapter (for Camcorders)
    Memory Sticks MSA-16A 16MB of memory
    32MB of memory
    MSA-64A 64MB of memory
    MSA-128A 128MB of memory
    Lens Accessories VF-58PK Filter Kit
    VF-58CPKS Polarizer Filter Kit
    VCL-HG0758 0.7 High Grade Wide Angle
    VCL-HG1758 High Grade Telephoto Lens
    LS-FS58 Lens Hood
    Intelligent Shoe Accessories ECM-HS1 Zoom Microphone
    HVL-FDH4 3w Video Light/Flash for Photo Mode
    HVL-S3D 3w Video Light
    Case LCH-VX2000A Hard Case
    Firewire Cable VMC-IL4415 1.5m 4-pin to 4-pin Fire Wire Cable
    VMC-IL4435 3.5m 4-pin to 4-pin Fire Wire Cable
    VMC-IL4615 1.5m 4-pin to 6-pin Fire Wire Cable
    VMC-IL6615 1.5m 6-pin to 6-pin Fire Wire Cable
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    Sony DCR-VX2100E "PAL" 3 CCD Mini DV Camcorder, 12x Optical/48x Digital Zoom, Color Viewfinder, 2.5" LCD Screen
  • AC Power/ On Camera Charger (AC-L15)
  • Battery Pack (NP-F330)
  • Remote Control (RMT-811)
  • 2 AA Batteries
  • 8MB Memory Stick Media
  • Audio/Video Cable
  • Lens Hood
  • Shoulder Strap
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