Sony's step-up from the SR10 is the aptly named HDR-SR11 Hybrid HDD/Memory Stick High Definition Camcorder. This remarkable HD hybrid camcorder proves itself worthy with a 5.6Mp ClearVid CMOS image sensor that features Exmor technology and a BIONZ processor. Capture stunning video and 10.2Mp stills with this top-of-the-line sensor. The Exmor technology provides high resolution and high sensitivity for incredible detail and rich, natural color. The BIONZ image processor multi-tasks by reducing camera response time, eliminating noise from the image before it is converted in RAW and is the power behind the Dynamic Range Optimization process all while prolonging battery life.
The HDR-SR11 features hybrid recording to the 60GB hard drive and to Memory Stick PRO Duo and Memory Stick Duo media (sold separately). You can dub from the hard drive to the Memory Stick Media for easy transfer of video and stills to your PC or other compatible device. The roomy 3.2" wide touch panel XtraFine 1Mp LCD displays your images indoors or out with accuracy, giving you extraordinary recording and playback visibility. Rounding out the major features of the SR11 would be Face Detection technology which ensures that all your favorite memories with family and friends will turn out clear and natural-looking every time, no surprises.
1920 x 1080 Recording
Record in the clarity and detail of 1920 x 1080i HD.
Hybrid Recording to the 60GB Hard Disk Drive or Memory Stick Media
Record to the 60GB internal hard disk drive or to Sony's own Memory Stick Duo or Memory Stick PRO Duo (sold separately) recording media. Images from the HDD can be transferred in-camera to Memory Stick media for uploading to your PC or compatible Memory Stick device for editing, emailing, or printing.
5.6Mp ClearVid CMOS Sensor with Exmor Technology and BIONZ Image Processor
Capture stunningly clear video and stills with the 5.6Mp ClearVid CMOS Sensor. The BIONZ image processor provides faster response times from the camera and noise reduction for perfect pixels. Exmor technology provides high resolution images with outstanding detail and rich tones, further improving this already spectacular image sensor.
Face Detection for Video & Still Images
The BIONZ processor enables the Face Detection technology on the HDR-SR11 camcorder. This system recognizes up to 8 faces anywhere in a frame automatically adjusting focus, exposure and color for the most natural skin tones in each image while leaving background images unchanged.
BIONZ Image Processor
Sony's BIONZ Image Processor uses hardware based Large Scale Integrated (LSI) circuitry to provide the camera with a faster response time and prolong battery life. The BIONZ also removes noise from the image prior to RAW data conversion for the cleanest video possible and handles the Dynamic Range Optimization processing.
The Exmor technology featured in the 2.3Mp ClearVid CMOS sensor provides high resolution and sensitivity that results in rich, detailed stills and video.
10.2Mp Still Image Capture
Capture still images with remarkable color, clarity and quality with 10.2Mp dedicated to the task.
Dual Record 2
When recording in HD simultaneously capture still images to Memory Stick media.
12x Optical Zoom
12x optical zoom brings your subject close with clarity and no loss of image quality.
3.2" Wide Touch Panel XtraFine LCD Display
This remarkable 3.2" wide touch panel XtraFine LCD displays clear and accurate photo-like video and images for hassle free recording and playback. The screen even displays images when you're outside with clarity. The 1Mp resolution provides you with an excellent LCD screen right on your camcorder.
Built-In Zoom Mic with 5.1 Channel Recording
When your camera's zoom goes in for the close-up so does the built-in zoom mic. The mic focuses on the sound coming from your subject, letting all other noises fall into the background for clear and accurate dialogue and sound.
Dynamic Range Optimizer 2
Never worry again about capturing images on bright days or in low-light conditions. The BIONZ processor powers this high-speed processing engine that automatically adjusts the scene for you. Bright highlights are brought down, preventing whiteout and preserving detail even on the sunniest of days. In lowlight or backlit settings the Dynamic Range Optimizer brings out detail in shadows resulting in a natural and clear scene.
Switchable HD/SD Format
Capture and playback in either high definition (HD)4 or standard definition video.
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 with Bravia Sync (CEC) Technology
This HDMI connection allows HD video and 5.1 channel audio signals to transfer from the camcorder to a compatible HDTV via one cable using Bravia Sync (CEC) technology. Control the HDTV and the camcorder with the Bravia TV remote as well thanks to the HDMI.
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. These batteries are not subject to memory effect which shortens battery life when you charge too often. Charge whenever you want without worry.
Film Roll Index 2
Sony makes finding scenes quick and user-friendly with the Film Roll Index 2. Much like the chapters in a book the index helps you find the video scenes you want by previewing the beginning. You also have the option to display scenes at intervals of 3, 6 and 12 seconds or 1 and 5 minutes.
Face Index 2
The ingenious Face Index 2 technology lets you find the video scene you want by face. Choose from the faces displayed in the index and the scenes in which that person appears will be selected.
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.
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.
In the Box
Sony HDR-SR11 60GB Hybrid HDD/Memory Stick High Definition Camcorder
Hi-speed USB (2.0 compliant)
Digital A/V (via USB)
Component Video: RCA via A/V breakout cable
Analog Audio L/R: RCA via A/V breakout cable
Composite Video: RCA via A/V breakout cable