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Sony HDR-HC9 MiniDV High Definition Handycam Camcorder

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Product Highlights
  • HDV / MiniDV Recording
  • 1/2.9" ClearVid CMOS Sensor 3.2Mp
  • Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T Lens
  • 10x Optical Zoom
  • Super SteadyShot Image Stabilization
  • Color Wide Viewfinder
  • HDMI Connection
  • 2.7" Touch Panel Clear Photo LCD Plus
  • Memory Stick Media Slot

Still true to MiniDV? Then you'll love the Sony HDR-HC9 MiniDV High Definition Handycam Camcorder. Get the quality of HD with MiniDV and capture stills to Memory Stick media for fast transferring to your PC or other Memory Stick compatible device for emailing or printing. The HC9 features a Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T professional quality lens, 10x optical zoom and a 3.2Mp CMOS sensor for excellent video.

Super SteadyShot image stabilization protects against the age old problem of handshake with even more accuracy than ever before. In addition, The 2.7" touch panel Clear Photo LCD Plus display boasts user-friendly menus and widescreen viewing for recording and playback. An HDMI connection provides fast transfer of audio and video in single cable. The HDR-HC9 is just the right blend of old and new coming together for an amazing video experience.

1/2.9" ClearVid CMOS Sensor 3.2Mp
The 1/2.9" ClearVid CMOS sensor with 3.2Mp provides clear, accurate images with 1080 lines of horizontal resolution when recording in HD and 530 lines in SD.
10x Optical Zoom
10x optical zoom brings your subject close with clarity and no loss of video image.
2.7" Wide Touch Panel Clear Photo LCD Plus Display
The widescreen touch panel 2.7" LCD display rotates up to 270° for optimal recording from any angle.
Dual Record 2
When recording in HD simultaneously capture still images to Memory Stick media.
Switchable HDV/DV Format Recording
Use standard MiniDV cassettes (sold separately) to record and playback video in both High Definition and Standard Definition.
Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T Lens
Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lenses have been designed especially for consumer camcorders. These lenses offer the sharpness and quality of professional lenses. The T coating reduces and prevents flare and glare in your images.
HDMI Connection
Using a single cable you can transfer HD video and audio to any HDTV for playback.
Smooth Slow Record
By increasing the record rate from 60 frames per second (fps) to 240fps, you can capture 3 seconds of fast motion and play the video back in 12 seconds. The Smooth Slow Record mode is a great tool for analyzing a golf swing or a viewing a bird in flight. In addition, you record an audio track to narrate the video footage
i.LINK Interface
Transfer high speed audio and video to IEEE1394 interfaces such as digital VCRs, other camcorders, and computers using the bi-directional, digital i.LINK Interface.
USB Interface
Use the USB 1.1 interface to transfer data from the camcorder to your PC for uploading and editing.
InfoLITHIUM Battery with AccuPower Meter System
The InfoLITHIUM Battery with the AccuPower Meter System is one smart rechargeable battery. View remaining battery or charging time (in minutes) on the LCD or viewfinder so you always know where you're at with battery life. InfoLITHIUM batteries are also not subject to memory effect which shortens battery life when you charge too often. Charge whenever you want without worry.
Stamina Battery Power Management System
The Stamina Battery Power Management System lets the camcorder extend InfoLITHIUM battery life for extra long recording.
Easy Handycam Button
Sony knows that camcorders can be complicated at times. That's why they give you the option to keep things simple with the Easy Handycam Button. This option locks out more complicated features. Only the buttons essential to recording remain unlocked, letting you concentrate on capturing and enjoying the moment.
Memory Stick PRO Duo Media Slot
The Memory Stick PRO Duo Media slot allows you to insert Memory Stick PRO Duo and Memory Stick Duo media (sold separately) for capturing still images.
On Screen Zoom & Record Buttons
Never worry about hitting the zoom or record buttons when you're in the middle of filming again. With convenient placement on the LCD frame unconventional shots are easier than ever.
Picture Effects
Give your video a creative look in camera and upon playback when you add Monotone, Sepia or Pastel picture effects.
Photo TV HD Viewing with HDMI Output
The HDMI output to the Bravia HDTV and other compatible HDTVs lets you view photos with HD accuracy in either standard screen (4:3) or widescreen (16:9). On select Bravia HDTV models your photos will automatically be shown with improved gradation, sharpness and color.
Progressive Shutter System
This feature progressively scans your still images using an interlaced scanning system for detail and accuracy.
x.v. Color Technology
x.v. Color technology brings almost twice as many (1.8x) viewable colors into the RGB color in your videos resulting in rich, natural color in every scene.
Super NightShot Plus Infrared System
Ever want to record at night or in low light but can't? Well now you can. The Super NightShot Plus Infrared System records with a slow shutter speed to capture video even in complete darkness (0 lux) providing video with both color and clarity.
Super SteadyShot Optical Image Stabilization
Sony's Super SteadyShot Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS) provides an even greater level of protection from the age old problem of handshake. Record remarkably clean, steady video every time.
Sensor 1/2.9"  CMOS
Lens 37 mm
f/1.8 - 2.9
Zoom Optical: 10x
Digital: 20x
Filter Size 37 mm
System NTSC
Recording Media MiniDV Cassette  
Memory Stick PRO Duo  Image Only
Recording Time MiniDV Cassette GB
SP: 60/80 minutes
LP: 90/120 minutes (DV only)
Video Format High Definition
1440 x 1080
Still Image Resolution JPEG: 6.1 Megapixel
Display Type LCD
Touchscreen Yes
Screen Size 2.7"
2nd Display
Image Stabilization Optical
Lux 5 (Auto Slow Shutter On, 1/30 Shutter Speed)
Built-in Mic Yes
Built-in Speaker Yes
Built-in Light/Flash Light - Yes
Flash - Yes
Accessory Shoe Hot
Tripod Mount 1/4"
Input/Output Connectors
Inputs 1x Microphone In
1x LANC Terminal 1
Please Note:

*Submini LANC

Outputs 1x HDMI A (Full Size)
1x USB 1.1
1x Headphone Out
1x FireWire
1x A/V
1x Component Video (out)
1x Analog A/V Output 2
Please Note:

Digital A/V: via i.LINK, Analog A/V: via Multi-A/V

Microphone Input Yes
Headphone Jack Yes
System Requirements Windows
  • 2000
Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
Power Adapter Not Specified By Manufacturer
Dimensions (WxHxD) 3.2 x 3.2 x 5.4" / 82.0 x 82.0 x 138.0 mm
Weight 1.43 lb / 650 g
Sony HDR-HC9 MiniDV High Definition Handycam Camcorder
  • HDR-HC9 MiniDV High Definition Handycam Camcorder
  • Power Adapter & In-Camera Charger
  • InfoLITHIUM NP-FH60 Rechargeable Battery
  • Component Video Cable
  • Remote Commander Remote Control
  • Multi A/V Cable (Stereo)
  • USB Cable
  • i.LINK Cable
  • Lens Hood
  • Application CD-ROM with Driver
  • Enjoy Handycam DVD
  • 1-Year Parts & 90-Days Labor Warranty
  • Required item: Be prepared - always carry extra media.

    Sony -  DVM-63HD HDV Cassette (63 Minutes)
    • You Pay: $8.09

    Batteries & Power

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    Don't get caught without power, always have a spare battery.

    Sony -  NP-FV70 Rechargeable Camcorder Battery Pack (1960mAh, 6.8V)
    • You Pay: $61.48
    Sony -  NP-FV100 Rechargeable Battery Pack (3900mAh, 8.4V)
    • You Pay: $99.95

    Bags & Cases

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    Carry, store, and protect all your equipment with a bag or case.

    Sony -  LCS-X20 Soft Carrying Case for Camcorders (Black with Grey Trim)
    • You Pay: $12.99
    Pearstone -  Onyx 1030 Digital Camera/Camcorder Shoulder Bag
    • You Pay: $17.95

    Protect your lens or produce a desired visual effect by adding a filter.

    Tiffen -  37mm UV Protector Filter
    • You Pay: $6.39
    Tiffen -  37mm Circular Polarizing Filter
    • You Pay: $22.99

    Lenses & Adaptors

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    Capture the right view with a conversion lens.

    Sony -  VCL-HGA07B Full Range Conversion Lens (0.75x)
    • You Pay: $129.88
    Sony -  VCL-HG1737C 37mm 1.7x Hi-Grade Telephoto Lens
    • You Pay: $114.00

    External Microphones

    Enhance the quality of your audio recording with an external microphone.

    Sennheiser -  MKE 400 Compact Video Camera Shotgun Microphone
    • You Pay: $185.97

    Requires the Pearstone SSA-III Shoe Mount Adapter (B&H # PESSAIII).

    LCD Hoods & Protective Coverings

    Shield your camcorder from unwanted glare and wet/extreme conditions.

    Hoodman -  HD-300VIDEO Camcorder Hood
    • You Pay: $24.00
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