The Sony HDR-SR7 AVC HD 60GB Hard-Disc Handycam Camcorder is the industry's first direct to Hard Disc Drive, AVCHD camcorder. The HDR-SR7 shoots in genuine 1080i resolution, for real unparalleled HDTV clarity. Its professional quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens captures brilliant images with life-like color and tones, while the 3.2-megapixel CMOS processes faster than a CCD for richer color and better detail. The Progressive Shutter System supplies digital still images with excellent definition and sharpness.
This camcorder comes with a variety of features, including 20x digital zoom, 16:9 widescreen mode, a hot shoe, a USB 2.0 interface, and Dolby Digital 5.1 audio. In addition, it features a 60GB hard drive, so that you can download directly to your favorite video software, without bothering with tapes.
- 10x Optical 20x Digital Zoom
- Equipped with a 10x optical zoom that lets you close-in on your subject with a pure optical quality, and the 80x digital zoom that lets you go all the way out for incredible close-ups.
- 1/2.9" CMOS Sensor
- The CMOS sensor has nearly 2 million effective pixels that provide incredible clarity. It delivers faster image processing than a CCD, meaning richer color, greater detail, and less glare from objects.
- 2.7" Wide Hybrid LCD
- You can use the monitor to check wide-angle shots in digital HD. Because it is a hybrid system, you can still see the LCD monitor outside, even on the brightest and most sunny days. With its 211,000 pixels, the pictures are extra clear and rich for easy detailed viewing.
- 16:9 Widescreen Recording Mode
- 16:9 recording mode uses the full width of its CMOS sensor to capture video in actual widescreen for superior playback on home theater systems and PC monitors. Just click the Widescreen Button and switch effortlessly from 4:3 to 16:9.
- High Quality Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T Lens
- High resolution video starts with the finest glass lens appropriate to the camera. The HDR-SR7 has a Carl Zeiss designed lens, a world leader in optical technology. With the most advanced glass composition and the most efficient anti-reflective coatings, this HDV camera captures the sharpest most detailed pictures in the most compact design available.
- Super SteadyShot Picture Stabilization
- This advanced version of Sony's SteadyShot system controls an even higher range of shake and vibration frequencies, to achieve an even higher level of smoothness, without degradation of video.
- Super NightShot Plus Infrared System
- The Super NightShot Plus Infrared System lets you capture natural-looking video from distances as great as twenty feet.
- Active Interface Shoe
- This hot shoe gives you the option of adding accessories such as lights, flashes, and microphones to the camcorder. These accessories can also communicate and draw power from the camcorder through the Active Interface Shoe.
- Memory Stick DUO Media Slot
- The Memory Stick DUO Media is 1/3 the size of the standard sized Memory Stick media, while offering the same benefits and capabilities.