Sony DCR-HC38 Mini DV Camcorder

Sony DCR-HC38 Mini DV Camcorder, 40x Optical/2,000x Digital Zoom, Color Viewfinder, 2.5" Touch Panel LCD Screen

Sony DCR-HC38 Mini DV Camcorder, 40x Optical/2,000x Digital Zoom, Color Viewfinder, 2.5" Touch Panel LCD Screen

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Sony DCR-HC38 Mini DV Camcorder

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The Sony DCR-HC38 gives you a full featured, compact Mini DV camcorder, includes the Advanced HAD CCD imager, which captures stunning detail and clarity, and the Digital Zoom, which focuses on distant subjects providing clear close-up images with less distortion. The Carl Zeiss Vario Tessar lens offers less glare and increased contrast for vivid, more life like color and tones.

Make your personal videos complete with additional customization features such as Picture and Fader effects for creative and professional looking enhancements. Photo Mode allows you to capture and store hundreds of individual still images, Picture Package software helps you organize and edit still images and video.

2.5" Touch Panel SwivelScreen LCD
The 2.5" Touch Panel SwivelScreen LCD display features Zoom and Record buttons on the frame of the LCD screen.
Advanced HAD CCD
Advanced (Hole Accumulation Diode) CCD provides great detail and clarity with video (up to 500 lines of horizontal resolution) and still image performance.
Mini DV Recording
Mini DV recording is the preferred format for personal and broadcast quality video, highly regarded for its high audio and image quality. With up to 500 lines of horizontal resolution.
Professional Quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens
Uses an advanced optical multi-layer coating that offers less glare and flare with increased contrast. This results in vivid image brilliance, true-to-life color saturation and perfect renditions of subtle tones.
Easy Handycam Button
Using a camcorder can be intimidating for some people, so with a press of the Easy Handycam button, most of the advanced functions of the camcorder are locked out leaving only the buttons essential for recording operational.
Tele Macro Function
Useful for shooting close up shots, but without having the camcorder casting a shadow on the subject. Images shot in the Tele Macro Mode will have the subject properly focused with the background unfocused so that the subject stands out.
NightShot Plus Infrared System
With Sony's NightShot Infrared System, you can capture natural looking video, even when shooting in low light. Record subjects up to 20 feet away using the built-in infrared system.
Super SteadyShot
Picture stabilization system that uses motion sensors to detect and compensate for camera shake without compromising picture quality like some other digital stabilization systems.
USB Streaming
Stay connected with family and friends by broadcasting live video with audio, via the Internet with the USB interface. You can even playback your favorite recorded scene stored on tape. It's like having your own web camera or video conferencing system.
Zoom
The 40x optical zoom helps to bring the action close up from far away. In addition the Digital Zoom Interpolation means that extreme digital zooming is clearer, with less distortion than previous types of digital zooms.
Photo Mode
Using Sony's unique Adaptive Frame Interpolation for better image quality, you can store hundreds of still images with 7 seconds of audio on the videotape.
Program AE (Auto Exposure) Modes
Program AE modes make recording easy even when filming in challenging situations. Choose from Portrait, Beach & Ski, Sports Lesson, Landscape, Spotlight, Sunset & Moon modes.
Picture Effects
Get creative when recording or playing back your videos with Picture Effect Modes. Effects available in Camera mode: Negative Art, Sepia, Monotone, Solarize, Pastel and Mosaic. Effects available in Playback mode: Negative Art, Sepia, Monotone and Solarize.
Battery Information
At the touch of a button, battery information is displayed on the LCD screen when charging and when the camcorder is turned off. The display will show how much the battery is charged, in 10 percent increments and the recordable time left when using the LCD screen or in the viewfinder.
In the Box
Sony DCR-HC38 Mini DV Camcorder, 40x Optical/2,000x Digital Zoom, Color Viewfinder, 2.5" Touch Panel LCD Screen
  • Power Adapter "On Camera Charger" (AC-L200)
  • InfoLithium Battery Pack (NP-FH30)
  • Stereo A/V Cable
  • Application Software
  • Enjoy Handycam DVD
  • 1-Year Parts & 90-Day Labor Warranty
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    Specifications
    Camera
    Sensor 1/6" Advanced HAD CCD
    680,000 Pixels
    340,000 Effective Pixels
    Lens 1.9-76mm, f/1.8-4.1

    35mm equivalent
    4:3 mode - 36-1440mm
    16:9 mode - 39-1560mm

    Zoom 40x Optical
    2,000x Digital
    Filter Size 30mm
    Image Stabilization Electronic Image Stabilizer
    Lux 5 lux
    0 lux with Nightshot Plus Infrared System
    Recording
    System NTSC
    Format Mini DV
    Audio PCM Digital Stereo, 12-bit/32kHz/4ch, 16-bit/48kHz/2ch
    Time Code Yes
    Date & Time Yes
    A/V Dubbing Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Display
    Viewfinder Color with 123,000 Pixels
    LCD Monitor 2.5" Touch Panel Color LCD with 123,000 Pixels
    Conveniences
    Manual Controls Focus - Touch Panel
    Exposure - 24 Steps Touch Panel
    White Balance - Indoor, Outdoor, Hold
    Shutter Speed 1/60-1/4000 - Program AE Mode
    Built-in Light No
    Built-in Mic Yes - Stereo
    Built-in Speaker Yes
    Accessory Shoe No
    Titler Yes - 8 presets, or customize 2 titles with up to 22 characters
    Digital Effects Camera mode: Negative Art, Sepia, Monotone, Solarize, Pastel and Mosaic
    Playback mode: Negative Art, Sepia, Monotone and Solarize
    Fade Resistance Black, Mosaic, White, Monotone and Stripe
    Tape Loading Side Loading
    Digital Still Mode
    Resolution Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Card Slot No
    Built-in Flash No
    Input/Output Connectors
    Line In Recording Yes - Digital
    Inputs i.Link IEEE-1394: - x1
    Outputs S-Video (via optional mini-AV to S-Video converter cable): - 1x
    A/V: - x1
    i.Link IEEE-1394: - x1
    USB Port: - x1
    Edit Protocol No
    Microphone Input No
    Headphone Jack No
    General
    Power Requirements AC Power 100-240v, 50/60Hz
    Power Consumption 1.9 W viewfinder - 2.4 W LCD
    2.5 W viewfinder and LCD
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.5 x 3.4 x 4.6" (63 x 85 x 115mm)
    Weight 15 oz (450g)

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