Sony HDR-HC5 1080i HDV Camcorder

Sony HDR-HC5 1080i HDV Camcorder, 2.1 Megapixel CMOS Sensor, 10x Optical/80x Digital Zoom, 2.7" Touch Panel LCD Screen, Carl Zeiss Lens

Sony HDR-HC5 1080i HDV Camcorder, 2.1 Megapixel CMOS Sensor, 10x Optical/80x Digital Zoom, 2.7" Touch Panel LCD Screen, Carl Zeiss Lens

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Sony HDR-HC5 overview

  • 1Description

Meet Sony's incredibly small high definition camcorder: the HDR-HC5. At just under a pound and a half, it has tons of features. First, it has genuine 1080i resolution, so you shoot in real HDTV. Second, it uses HDV, which brings the resolution of HD to a tape the size of a Mini DV cartridge. Menu options are easy to choose, thanks to the 2.7" widescreen LCD SwivelScreen monitor.
This 2.1 megapixel CMOS processes faster than a CCD for richer color and better detail. The Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens also adds color and detail, plus reduces glare with its special T coating.

As impressive as the HDR-HC5 is as a camcorder, it gets even better as a 4 megapixel digital still camera. Store images on Memory Stick DUO Pro media and use the slot on the camera to view them. You can even shoot HD video and take a 2.3 megapixel still at the same time. Connect to a PC through USB or i.LINK to edit or share video.

HDV Format with Real-Time HD Codec Engine
HDV puts widescreen high definition on a compact digital videocassette for the ultimate mix of quality and convenience. The Real-Time HD Codec Engine provides efficient MPEG2 compression, at the same bit rate of the DV format, so that High Definition video can be recorded on to MiniDV cassettes.
1080i Resolution
Shoot in genuine 1080i high definition - this camera's native format.
x.v. Color
x.v. Color can capture or display nearly twice as many colors than formerly possible.
1/3" CMOS Sensor
The ClearVid CMOS sensor has 2.1 megapixels. It delivers faster image processing than a CCD, meaning richer color, greater detail, and less glare from objects.
Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T Lens
The lens is specially coated to reduce glare and improve detail.
2.7" Touch Panel SwivelScreen
This widescreen color LCD monitor adjusts to almost any angle. It gives you an accurate interpretation of what your video will look like on a larger screen, whether in 4:3 or 16:9. Menu options are just a touch of the screen away.
Cinematic Mode
Make your movies look even more like movies. Cinematic Mode duplicates the look and feel of film on videotape, using 24 fps.
Manual Controls
Put yourself in control with manual settings of shutter speed and white balance. A zoom ring, zebra pattern, Iris and spot focus give you even more control.
Super Steadyshot
Super Steadyshot electronically reduces or eliminates camera shake for smooth shots under almost any condition.
Super NightShot Plus
Get the most detail out of dark scenes with Super NightShot. This infrared system lets you shoot in almost total darkness.
4 Megapixel Still Camera
This camcorder doubles as a high-end digital camera. In fact, the camcorder and still camera work together - you can shoot high definition video and take a 2.3-megapixel still photo at the same time.
Intelligent Pop-Up Flash
The flash pops up from inside the camera body automatically at just the right time, then disappears.
PictBridge Compatibility
Print photos and still frames from video directly to a PictBridge-equipped printer with just one button. No computer required!
Memory Stick PRO Duo Slot
Memory Stick PRO Duo slot stores still images up to 2304 x 1729 for uploading to your PC for emaling or printing or for use with other memory stick compatible devices.
i.LINK Interface
An IEEE 1394 connection lets you digitally connect to other camcorders, computers, or professional video systems for fast, flawless editing and file transfer.
USB Port
Link this camcorder up to a computer or printer for fast file transfer and communication between machines.
In the Box
Sony HDR-HC5 1080i HDV Camcorder, 2.1 Megapixel CMOS Sensor, 10x Optical/80x Digital Zoom, 2.7" Touch Panel LCD Screen, Carl Zeiss Lens
  • Power Adaptor/ In Camera Charger (AC-L200)
  • InfoLithium Rechargeable Battery (NP-FH60)
  • Wireless Remote Control (RMT-831)
  • A/V Cable
  • Component Video Cable
  • USB Cable
  • i.LINK Cable (VMC-IL4415)
  • Enjoy Handycam DVD
  • 1 Year Parts, 90 Days Labor Warranty
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    Sony HDR-HC5 specs

    Sensor 1/3" CMOS Sensor, 2.1 Megapixels
    Lens Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T, F 1.8-2.9, 5.1-51mm, Telemacro - 370mm
    Zoom 10x Optical, 80x Digital
    Filter Size 37mm
    Image Stabilization Electronic Image Stabilizer
    Lux 2 Lux, (0 Lux with Super NightShot Infrared System)
    System NTSC
    Format HDV, Mini-DV
    Audio Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Time Code Yes
    Date & Time Yes
    A/V Dubbing Yes
    Viewfinder Color, 123,000 Pixels
    LCD Monitor 2.7" LCD, Widescreen 16:9 Hybrid Touch Panel SwivelScreen
    Manual Controls Zoom, White Balance, Shutter Speed, Iris, Focus
    Built-in Light Yes
    Built-in Mic Yes - Stereo
    Built-in Speaker Yes
    Accessory Shoe Active Interface Shoe
    Titler Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Digital Effects Cinematic Effect, Flash Motion, Old Movie, Still, Trail
    Fade Resistance Black, Monotone, Mosaic, White
    Tape Loading Top
    Digital Still Mode
    Resolution 4 Megapixels
    Card Slot Memory Stick PRO Duo
    Built-in Flash Yes
    Input/Output Connectors
    Line In Recording No
    Inputs I-Link: - x1
    Outputs I-Link: - x1
    Multi A/V: - x1
    USB: - x1
    Component: - x1
    S-Video: - x1
    HDMI: - x1
    Edit Protocol Lanc (Mini)
    Microphone Input No
    Headphone Jack No
    Power Requirements Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Power Consumption HD: 3.9W with viewfinder, 4.2W with LCD
    SD: 3.6W with viewfinder, 3.9W with LCD
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 3.3" x 3.3" x 5.4" (82 x 82 x 134mm)
    Weight 1.3 lb (600 g) (with tape & battery)

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