Sony DCR-SR88E 120GB Handycam PAL Camcorder

Sony DCR-SR88E 120GB Handycam PAL Camcorder

Sony DCR-SR88E 120GB Handycam PAL Camcorder

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Product Highlights

  • 1/8" Advanced HAD CCD Sensor
  • 120GB Hard Disk Drive
  • Memory Stick Media Compatible
  • SD/SDHC Memory Card Compatible
  • 2.7" Wide Clear Photo LCD
  • Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens
  • 60x Optical Zoom
  • Digital Still Capture
  • Face Detection
  • LED Video Light
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Sony DCR-SR88 overview

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The standard definition Sony DCR-SR88E 120GB Handycam PAL Camcorder brings a number of practical and convenient features to the table. Foremost among them would be the various storage options. In addition to a 120GB hard disk drive, which can hold up to 91 hours of footage (SD LP mode), the camera also provides compatibility with Sony's Memory Stick media, as well as SD/SDHC memory cards.

Other core features of the DCR-SR88E include a 2.7" touch screen LCD, a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens with SteadyShot image stabilization, and a 1/8" Advanced HAD CCD image sensor. The LCD gives you widescreen composition and playback, along with 270° of rotation, and a touch panel for menu navigation. The Vario-Tessar lens brings with it the Carl Zeiss reputation for fine optics, while SteadyShot provides a reduction in blur caused by motion, commonly referred to as camera shake. And at the very heart of the SR88E the camera's 1/8" CCD sensor helps to capture quality video and still images with clarity.

In addition to these features and functions the SR88E also has an LED video light for low light recording, and Power On by opening the LCD. Other popular features like Face Detection, Face Index, Direct Connect, and One Touch Disc Burn flesh out the camera's list of assets.

120GB Hard Disk Drive
A built-in 120GB hard disk drive can record and store up to 91 hours of video footage in SD LP mode. In addition, "HDD Smart Protection" gives you peace of mind by preventing any recorded video and images from being lost if the camcorder is accidentally dropped
Hybrid Recording to HDD or Memory Stick Duo Media
Hybrid recording delivers a level of flexibility for capturing and transferring your video footage and digital photos from the camcorder to compatible viewing devices. Record to the 120GB hard disk drive or choose instead to record to removable Memory Stick PRO Duo media (optional). You can even select from various dubbing functions to easily copy video or still images from the HDD to the Memory Stick media - without using a PC
Media Card Slot
For convenient storage and sharing of your images and videos, the camera accepts Memory Stick Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo media and SD/SDHC media (optional)
1/8" Advanced HAD CCD Imager
A 1/8" Advanced HAD (Hole Accumulation Diode) CCD Imager provides detail and clarity for exceptional video and still image performance
Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens with SteadyShot
The DCR-SR88E features a professional-quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens designed specifically for compact camcorders. Precision ground optics help maintain the sharpness and contrast of larger lenses, and SteadyShot image stabilization helps reduce blur caused by camera shake
60x Optical / 2000x Digital Zoom
60x optical zoom helps you capture close-up action while keeping your distance. In addition, Digital Zoom Interpolation means that extreme digital zooming (up to 2000x) is clearer, with less distortion than previous types of digital zooms
2.7" Clear Photo LCD Display
The 2.7" Clear Photo LCD (230K) display provides exceptional viewing clarity with 123K pixels resolution. The display rotates up to 270 degrees for multiple viewing angles, as well as provides sharp, detailed images for monitoring or playback. The convenient touch panel allows easy access to menus and additional functionality such as spot focus and spot metering
Digital Still Image Capture
The DCR-SR88E doubles as a digital camera, storing JPEG still images to the built-in 120GB HDD and to optional Memory Stick Media or SD/SDHC memory cards. In addition, the camera also features photo capture from movies so you can record without interruption and get the shot
Direct Copy to External HDD without a PC
Store your memories in a whole new way with the ability to copy videos from your camcorder directly to an external hard disk drive (optional), all without a computer. Your camcorder can also access videos stored on the external hard drive for playback on your HDTV, allowing you to utilize the camcorder's handy playback features
Face Detection
Face Detection technology recognizes up to 8 faces anywhere in the frame and automatically adjusts exposure to help capture faces brightly and clearly
Face Index Function
Face Index makes it easy to find and play back the right video scene. Using Face Detection technology, Face Index indexes your video footage according to the faces detected in each scene. When it's time to review your video, simply search for what you want by selecting from among the detected faces displayed in the index
Sony PMB (Picture Motion Browser) Software
Sony Picture Motion Browser software offers a simple, intuitive way to transfer, sort, and view your video and still images on your compatible PC. In addition, multiple output options let you burn your memories to DVD (optional), as well as take advantage of one click upload to a number of popular video and photo sharing sites
Direct Connection with Optional DVD Burner
The DCR-SR88E supports a direct connection with the VRD-P1 DVD burner (optional), which allows you to burn DVDs directly from your camcorder without the need for a PC. And because the VRD-P1 is powered by your camcorder, you don't need an additional AC power cable
Creative Control and Workflow Features
  • LED video light for capturing video in low-light situations
  • Power on your camcorder by simply opening the camera's LCD display
  • USB 2.0 provides an easy connection between your camcorder and PC for fast transfer of video and stills
  • Dolby Digital stereo recording with built-in zoom mic focuses on subject for clear dialogue and crisp, discrete sounds
  • One Touch Disc Burn for easy copy of footage using the PMB software and the One Touch Disc Burn Button and a compatible PC
In the Box
Sony DCR-SR88E 120GB Handycam PAL Camcorder
  • USB Cable
  • AC Adapter
  • A/V Cable
  • NP-FV50 Battery Pack
  • Application Software
  • 1-Year Parts and 90-Days Labor Limited Warranty
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    Sony DCR-SR88 specs

    Sensor 1/8" CMOS
    Zoom Optical: 60x
    Digital: 2000x
    Filter Size 30 mm
    System PAL
    Recording Media x Hard Disk Drive (120 GB Maximum)
    x SD/SDHC, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick PRO Duo
    Recording Time Hard Disk Drive GB
    Standard Def: HQ: 1830 minutes
    Standard Def: SP: 2630 minutes
    Standard Def: LP: 5510 minutes
    Memory Stick PRO Duo GB
    16GB: Standard Def: HQ: 235 minutes
    16GB: Standard Def: SP: 340 minutes
    16GB: Standard Def: LP: 715 minutes
    Channels 2.0-Channel Stereo
    Display Type LCD
    Touchscreen Yes
    Screen Size 2.7"
    Image Stabilization Optical
    Lux 3 (Auto Slow Shutter On, 1/30 Shutter Speed)
    Built-In Mic Yes
    Built-In Speaker Yes
    Built-In Light/Flash Light - Yes
    Flash - No
    Accessory Shoe None
    Tripod Mount 1/4"
    Input/Output Connectorsfdbtsxqureyxxyxzsuzcuzdwzcwctqde
    Outputs 1 x USB 2.0
    1 x A/V

    A/V out via Audio/Video Remote Terminal: Video/S Video/Audio
    Analog Audio/Video Output: Included via A/V Remote Terminal
    S-Video Outputs: optional via A/V Remote Jack

    Microphone Input No
    Headphone Jack No
    Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 2.2 x 2.6 x 4.1" / 55.9 x 66.0 x 104.1 mm
    Weight 11.00 oz / 311.85 g

    Sony DCR-SR88 reviews

    DCR-SR88E 120GB Handycam PAL Camcorder is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'd recommend to buy additional battery ...The main concern for me is battery life only, the rest features of the camera are reasonably good.
    Date published: 2011-01-01
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