Sony DCR-HC52 MiniDV Handycam Camcorder

Sony DCR-HC52 MiniDV Handycam Camcorder

Sony DCR-HC52 MiniDV Handycam Camcorder

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Sony DCR-HC52 MiniDV Handycam Camcorder

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  • 1/6" Advanced HAD CCD Image Sensor
  • Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens
  • 40x Optical Zoom
  • Super SteadyShot Image Stabilization
  • Color Viewfinder
  • 2.5" Touch Panel SwivelScreen LCD
  • Records to MiniDV
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Sony's DCR-HC52 MiniDV Handycam Camcorder offers the old standard of MiniDV recording for the faithful backed up by a generous host of features. A 2.5" touch panel SwivelScreen LCD display rotates up to 270° for multiple viewing and recording angles. And, the 1/6" Advanced HAD (Hole Accumulation Diode) CCD image sensor provides accurate and beautiful video and stills. The 40x optical zoom plays its part by bringing your subject up close and personal for clear, crisp images.

The DCR-HC52 also boasts a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens for professional quality video. NightShot Plus Infrared System is the solution for shooting in low-light situations. The Easy Handycam Button shuts out more advanced features, leaving only those necessary for recording on, allowing you to focus on capturing and enjoying the moment. Super SteadyShot image stabilization rounds out the list of features on this quality driven, cost-friendly MiniDV camera.

1/6" Advanced HAD CCD Sensor
The 1/6" Advanced HAD (Hole Accumulation Diode) CCD sensor gives your video and still images exceptional accuracy and clarity with 340k (effective) pixels.
40x Optical Zoom
40x optical zoom brings your subject close with clarity and no loss of video image.
2.5" Touch Panel SwivelScreen LCD Display
The 2.5" touch panel SwivelScreen LCD rotates up to 270° providing a variety of viewing angles for recording and playback with 123k pixels of resolution.
Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens
Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lenses have been designed especially for consumer camcorders. These lenses offer the sharpness and quality of professional lenses.
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.
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 Image Stabilization
Sony's Super SteadyShot Electronic Image Stabilizer provides an even greater level of protection from the age-old problem of handshake. Record remarkably clean, steady video every time.
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 inline Interface.
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.
Stamina Battery Power Management System
The Stamina Battery Power Management System lets the camcorder extend InfoLITHIUM battery life for extra long recording.
Multi-Language Menu
Choose from menus in English, English (simplified), Canadian French, Latin American Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese.
In the Box
Sony DCR-HC52 MiniDV Handycam Camcorder
  • DCR-HC52 MiniDV Handycam Camcorder
  • Power Adapter & In-Camera Charger
  • InfoLITHIUM NP-FH30 Rechargeable Battery
  • Multi A/V Cable
  • Enjoy Handycam DVD
  • 1-Year Parts & 90-Days Labor Warranty
  • Table of Contents
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    Optics
    Sensor 1/6" Advanced HAD CCD Imager
    Lens Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
    f-stop/1.8-4.1
    Focal Length=1.9-76mm
    Zoom 40x Optical
    2000x Digital
    Filter Size 30mm
    Recording
    System NTSC
    Format MiniDV AVI
    Audio PCM Digital Stereo (12/16bit)
    Image Stabilization Super SteadyShot Image Stabilization
    Lux 11 lux
    Recording Media MiniDV
    Recording Time SP: 60 minutes
    LP: 90 minutes
    Display
    Display Type SwivelScreen touch panel LCD
    Display Size 2.5"
    Viewfinder Color (123 K pixels)
    Camera Features
    Manual Controls Focus
    Built-in Speaker Yes
    Built-in Mic Yes
    Accessory Shoe No
    Built-in Light/Flash N/A
    Digital Still Mode
    Still Recording Media N/A
    Resolution N/A
    Input/Output Connectors
    Inputs DV-in: iLINK/FireWire
    Output DV-out: iLINK/FireWire
    Composite Video: RCA via A/V breakout cable
    Analog Audio L/R: RCA via A/V breakout cable
    Microphone Input No
    Headphone Jack No
    General
    Languages English, English Simplified, Canadian French, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese
    Compatible Operating Systems N/A
    Power Requirements 7.2V (battery pack)
    8.4V (AC Adapter)
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 2 1/2 x 3 3/8 x 4 5/8" (63 x 85 x 115mm)
    Weight 13 oz (380g) Without tape and battery
    15 oz (440g) With tape and battery

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