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Sony DCR-TRV285E "PAL" Digital-8 Camcorder, 20x Optical/990x Digital Zoom, B/W Viewfinder, 2.5" LCD Monitor

Sony DCR-TRV285E "PAL" Digital-8 Camcorder


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The Sony DCR-TRV285E "PAL" Digital 8 Camcorder will provide users with their first experience of a digital camcorder and video editing on a PC. It offers an equally attractive upgrade path to users of analog video, as other enhancements include a bundled software application that can burn footage to the popular Video CD format. A Digital 8 Handycam is ideal for those first exciting steps into digital video.

Analog users can rest assured that they can keep their memories safe by bringing footage on older format tapes into the digital domain with the bundled Picture Package software.

Digital 8 Video Recording
Digital 8 recording format delivers 3x the color bandwidth of VHS (Video Home System)with less video noise, providing a high-quality performance.
i.Link (IEEE-1394) FireWire
Provides a high-speed, bi-directional digital link between camcorders or VCRs for digital to digital editing, which delivers unmatched versatility and performance.
USB Streaming
You can turn your camcorder into a video conferencing tool or webcam. Stream live and recorded moving video to a PC via USB. Make your own digital quality movies.
Stream and share content with family and friends by broadcasting live video and audio via the Internet with the USB interface. [320 x 240 up to 30 frames/sec]
NightShot Plus
Low-level light recording technology is incorporated in the form of Night Shot Plus, which can record in more natural color in low-light environments.
Program Auto Exposure
AE modes make all necessary settings to shutter speed, aperture, and focus for a variety of indoor and outdoor situations. For virtually perfect shooting in any environment, choose from Portrait, Sports, Spotlight, Beach and Ski, Landscape, Sunset and Moon modes.
Photo Mode
By using Sony's Adaptive Frame Interpolation for better image quality, you can store hundreds of individual still images with 7 seconds of audio onto the video tape.
Built-In Light
Brightens your videos when shooting in low-light situations.
Picture Effects
Get creative when recording or playing back videos with Picture Effect modes.
Effects available in camera mode: Negative Art, Sepia, Black & White, Solarization, Slim, Strech, Pastel and Mosaic
Effects available in Playback mode: Negative Art, Sepia, Black & White and Solarization
Manual Focus
Permits the user to adjust the camcorders focus, allowing more control in difficult situations.
Picture Package software
Movies can be enhanced using the supplied Picture Package software. This can apply soundtracks and video effects to your captured footage and burn the result to Video CD in three easy steps.
CCD 1/6" 540,000 Pixels
350,000 Effective Pixels
Lens 2.5-50mm /f 1.6 ~ 2.4

35mm equivalent

Zoom 20x Optical
990 Digital
Image Stabilization Electronic Image Stabilizer
Filter Size 37mm
Lux 4 lux
0 lux in Nightshot Plus Mode
System PAL
Format Digital-8
Audio PCM Digital Stereo, 12-bit, 16-bit
Time Code Yes
Date & Time Yes
A/V Dubbing No
Viewfinder B/W
LCD Monitor 2.5" with 123,200 Pixels
Manual Controls Focus
Exposure Dial (24 steps)
Automatic Shutter Speed: 1/60 - 1/4000 (in AE Mode)
Built-in Light Yes
Built-in Mic Yes - Stereo
Built-in Speaker Yes
Accessory Shoe No
Titler 8 Preset & 2 Custom Titler (in 7 Colors)
Digital Effects Camera mode: Negative Art, Sepia, Monotone, Solarize, Pastel and Mosaic
Fade Resistance Black, Mosaic, White, Monotone and Stripe
Tape Loading Bottom Loading
Digital Still Mode
Resolution Not Applicable
Card Slot No
Built-in Flash No
Input/Output Connectors
Line In Recording Yes - Digital
Inputs IEEE-1394 (Firewire) x1
Outputs Audio/Video x1 - mini jack
USB port
Edit Protocol No
Microphone Input No
Headphone Jack No
Power Requirements DC 7.2v (battery) AC 120-240v, 50-60 Hz
Power Consumption 2.5 W viewfinder - 3.4 W LCD
Dimensions (WxHxD) 3.4 x 3.8 x 5.9" (85 x 98 x 151mm)
Weight 1 lb 11 oz (780 g)
Warranty 90 Day from B&H
Sony DCR-TRV285E "PAL" Digital-8 Camcorder, 20x Optical/990x Digital Zoom, B/W Viewfinder, 2.5" LCD Monitor
  • AC-L15 AC Adapter "On-Camera" Charger
  • NP-FM30 Battery - 700 mAh
  • RMT-830 Wireless Remote Control
  • A/V Cable Mini-3 RCA (Stereo)
  • USB Cable
  • CD-ROM with USB Driver Software
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Lens Cap
  • 90-Day B&H Warranty
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