Sony HDR-SR12 120GB Hybrid HDD/Memory Stick High Definition Camcorder

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Sony HDR-SR12 120GB Hybrid HDD/Memory Stick High Definition Camcorder
Key Features
  • 5.6Mp ClearVid CMOS Sensor
  • Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T Lens
  • Super SteadyShot Image Stabilization
  • Color Wide Viewfinder
Editor's Take

Who ever said capturing video like a pro had to be difficult? Sony presents the outstanding HDR-SR12 120GB Hybrid HDD/Memory Stick High Definition Camcorder. This camcorder marries user friendly recording and easy playback with a full HD, hybrid system that records to the hard disk drive or to Memory Stick PRO Duo and Memory Stick Duo media. Record for up to an unbelievable 14.5 hours in HD and use the Memory Stick media for transferring video and stills to your PC for editing, emailing or printing when you're finished shooting.
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Sony HDR-SR12 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Hybrid Recording to the 120GB Hard Disk Drive or Memory Stick Media
  • 3Full 1920 x 1080 Recording
  • 45.6Mp ClearVid CMOS Sensor with Exmor Technology and BIONZ Image Processor
  • 5Face Detection for Video & Still Images
  • 6BIONZ Image Processor
  • 7Exmor Technology
  • 810.2Mp Still Image Capture
  • 9Dual Record 2
  • 1012x Optical Zoom
  • 113.2" Wide Touch Panel XtraFine LCD Display
  • 12Built-In Zoom Mic with 5.1 Channel Recording
  • 13Dynamic Range Optimizer 2
  • 14Switchable HD/SD Format
  • 15Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T Lens
  • 16HDMI Connection with Bravia Sync (CEC) Technology
  • 17InfoLITHIUM Battery with AccuPower Meter System
  • 18Film Roll Index 2
  • 19Face Index 2
  • 20Photo TV HD Viewing with HDMI Output
  • 21Super SteadyShot Optical Image Stabilization

Editor's Take

Who ever said capturing video like a pro had to be difficult? Sony presents the outstanding HDR-SR12 120GB Hybrid HDD/Memory Stick High Definition Camcorder. This camcorder marries user friendly recording and easy playback with a full HD, hybrid system that records to the hard disk drive or to Memory Stick PRO Duo and Memory Stick Duo media. Record for up to an unbelievable 14.5 hours in HD and use the Memory Stick media for transferring video and stills to your PC for editing, emailing or printing when you're finished shooting.

The top-of-its class, the SR12 features a generous 3.2" touch panel XtraFine LCD. The 5.6Mp ClearVid sensor with the BIONZ image processor and Exmor technology provides stunning video and 10.2Mp stills for beautiful shots every time. Face Detection technology ensures that every smiling face will come in crystal clear for memories that record true-to-life with no surprises upon your return home. An HDMI connection via the Bravia Sync provides single-cable transfer of audio and video for playback on Bravia or other compatible HDTVs.

Hybrid Recording to the 120GB Hard Disk Drive or Memory Stick Media

Record to the 120GB 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.

Full 1920 x 1080 Recording

Record in the true clarity and detail of full 1920 x 1080 HD.

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-UX10 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.

Exmor Technology

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 video image.

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 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. InfoLITHIUM batteries are also 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.

Sony HDR-SR12 Specs

Optics
Sensor5.6Mp 1/3" ClearVid CMOS sensor with Exmor technology
LensCarl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T
f-stop/1.8-3.1
Focal Length=4.9-58.8mm
Zoom12x Optical
150x Digital
Filter Size37mm
Recording
SystemNTSC
FormatVideo:
HD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
SD: MPEG-2
Still: JPEG
AudioDolby Digital 5.1
Image StabilizationSuper SteadyShot Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)
Lux5 lux
Line In RecordingNo
A/V DubbingNo
Tape LoadingN/A
Display
Display TypeWide touch panel XtraFine LCD (921k pixels)
Display Size3.2"
ViewfinderColor wide 16:9 (123k pixels)
Camera Features
Manual ControlsFocus
Built-in SpeakerYes
Built-in MicZoom mic
Accessory ShoeActive Interface Shoe
Fade ResistanceBlack, White
EffectsOld Movie
Pastel
Sepia
Monotone
Built-in Light/FlashYes - flash
Digital Still Mode
Still Recording MediaMemory Stick PRO Duo
Memory Stic Duo
(sold separately)
Resolution10.2Mp
Input/Output Connectors
InputsMic input
OutputHi-speed USB (2.0 compliant)
Digital A/V: via USB
HDMI (mini)
Headphone jack
Digital A/V
Component video: via A/V breakout cable
Composite Video: RCA via A/V breakout cable
Analog Audio L/R: RCA via A/V breakout cable
Microphone InputYes
Headphone JackYes
General
Power Requirements7.2V (battery pack)
8.4V (AC Adapter)
Dimensions3 3/8 x 3 x 5 1/2"
83 x 76 x 138mm
Weight1 lb 6 oz
650 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.5 lb

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