The DCR-SR40 contains a 30GB Hard Disk Drive to store all of your high-quality stills and videos. With 20x Optical/800x Digital Zoom and a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens, everything will be as clear as you remember it. With DVDirect recorder compatibility and pre-packaged software, you can easily transfer, edit, burn and share everything you've captured with your family, colleagues and friends.
1/6-inch Advanced HAD CCD Imager, 680K Pixels Gross - 1/6-inch Advanced HAD (Hole Accumulation Diode) CCD with 340K (effective) pixels provides stunning detail and clarity with exceptional video (up to 50 lines of horizontal resolution) and still image performance.
20X Optical/800X Digital Zoom - The 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.
Professional Quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens - Carl Zeiss lenses have an advanced optical multi-layer coating for increased contrast. This results in vivid image brilliance, true-to-life color saturation and perfect renditions of subtle tones.
2.5-inch Touch Panel SwivelScreen LCD Display (123K Pixels)1 - The 2.5-inch LCD screen provides excellent viewing clarity. The high resolution 123K pixel LCD screen rotates up to 270 degrees for multiple viewing angles providing sharp, detailed images for monitoring or playback.
Handycam Station - Simply placing the camcorder on the supplied Handycam Station cradle provides quick connections to a TV for viewing or a PC for editing and sharing, all while charging the battery so your camcorder is always ready to go.
Digital Still Memory Mode - Capture still images up to 640x480 resolution, directly onto the internal 30GB Hard Disk Drive for easy transfer to PCs for emailing and printing via the computer.
Super SteadyShot Picture Stabilization System - An advanced version of Sony's SteadyShot system that controls an even higher range of shake and vibration frequencies, to achieve an even higher level of smoothness without degradation of video like some other image stabilization systems.
On Screen Zoom and Record Buttons - For additional control of the camcorder, the DCR-SR40 features Zoom and Record buttons on the frame of the LCD screen. This allows the user more flexibility when holding the camcorder, especially in overhead or low angle shots.
USB 2.0 Interface3 - USB 2.02 interface provides an easy way to connect your Hard Disk Handycam Camcorder to the computer for fast transfer of video and still images to your computer for editing. The camcorder can also be used as an external storage device, convenient for archiving, storing and trasporting your videos and still images.
DVDirect Compatibility - The DVDirect Multi-Function DVD recorder models MC3 and VC30 offer direct connection to the HDD Handycam via USB 2.0 and can record all the video on the hard drive to DVD or just what?s new and changed since the last DVD burn. What?s more, the video can be recorded from the HDD Handycam to DVD at up to 6X speed.
Easy PC Backup - Easily back up your footage to your PC using the supplied software. The footage will be stored on your PC's hard drive for archiving purposes and viewing at a later time; the footage is stored by date allowing for quick access. In addition, only new footage is transferred to your PC each time you backup your footage.
One Touch DVD Burn - Easily burn a DVD copy of your footage using the supplied software. Simply connect your DCR-SR40 to your PC via the Handycam Station and supplied USB cable and press the One Touch DVD Burn button.
HDD Smart Protection - A unique Shock Absorber protects the Hard Disk Drive from physical damage if the unit is dropped. When the 3G Sensor detects a drop (loss of gravity) the power to the Hard Disk Drive is turned off in order to prevent damage, during this time the DCR-SR60 remains powered on and recording video to the built-in buffer. Once the unit has recovered from the drop the buffer is then recorded to the Hard Disk Drive.
Super NightShot Plus Infrared System - With Sony's Super NightShot Infrared System you can capture natual looking video, even when shooting in low light. Record subjects up to 20 feet away using the built-in infrared system, but without the overall monochrome color common with earlier low-light recording systems.
Manual Focus - Allows the user to manually adjust the focus of the camcorder using the touch panel. Manual focusing also allows the user to control the focus in difficult situations where either the environment or the subject does not allow the camcorder's auto focus to perform optimally, such as when shooting through a window or in a crowded environment.
Program AE (Auto Exposure) Modes - Program AE modes make recording easy even when filming in challenging situations. Choose from Beach & Ski, Landscape, Portrait, Sports Lesson, Spotlight and Sunset & Moon.
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