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Capture and store your memories directly to the 80GB hard disk drive or optional Memory Stick PRO Duo media cards with the DCR-SR68 Handycam® camcorder. A professional-quality Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® lens delivers high-resolution images, while a 60X optical / 2000X digital zoom lets you record close-up action from a distance. Equipped with Face Detection technology, capturing faces is a cinch. In addition to built-in video light, this camcorder has a vibrant 2.7" touch panel display (measured diagonally) which rotates up to 270 degrees for multiple viewing angles.

Record for Hours
Featuring a built-in 80GB1 hard disk drive, you can capture and store up to 61 hours (LP mode) of video footage. The DCR-SR68 also delivers sharp, high-resolution images thanks to a professional-quality Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® lens, while the 60X optical zoom lets you capture tight shots from a distance.

Capture Natural Looking Faces
It's never been easier to capture faces thanks to integrated Face Detection technology. Face Detection recognizes faces and optimizes camera settings for both video and still images, so faces are captured more clearly and skin tones look more natural.

Easily Compose and View Your Shots
Boasting a 2.7" (16:9)3 touch panel display with excellent viewing clarity and improved resolution (230K pixels), it a breeze to frame your shots. 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 also allows easy access to menus.

Store and Share Your Memories
Now there's an easy way to transfer and store videos directly from your camcorder to an external hard disk drive (sold separately), without a computer. You can even use handy playback features of this camcorder to access the videos stored on your external drive and share your memories on a compatible HDTV or monitor.

Get Closer to Your Subjects
Ideal for sporting events, wildlife, or distance shooting, a Carl Zeiss® 60X optical zoom brings you closer to the action, so you can capture extremely tight shots, even from far away. In addition, Digital Zoom Interpolation means that extreme digital zooming (up to 2000X) is clearer, with less distortion.

Edit and Share Your Footage
Use the supplied Sony Picture Motion Browser (PMB) software to easily transfer, sort and view your videos and still images on your compatible PC. There are also multiple output options which let you burn your memories to DVD (sold separately), as well as take advantage of one click upload to a number of popular sharing sites9.

Low Light, No Problem
Thanks to an integrated LED video light, you can shed some light on your subject and record clear, colorful videos and pictures even in low light situations.

80GB hard disk drive:
A built-in 80GB1 hard disk drive can record and store up to 61 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.

2.7" Clear Photo LCD3 (230 K) display
The 2.7" Clear Photo LCD3 (230 K) 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.

LED Video Light
The DCR-SR68 features a light that can assist in low-light situations.

1/8" Advanced HAD CCD Imager:
A 1/8" Advanced HAD (Hole Accumulation Diode) CCD Imager provides stunning detail and clarity for exceptional video and still image performance.

Includes 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 (sold separately), as well as take advantage of one click upload to a number of popular video and photo sharing sites9.

Film Roll / Face Index
With Film Roll Index, the camcorder previews the beginning of scenes and creates scene indexes set at specified display intervals (3, 6, or 12 seconds and 1 or 5 minutes). Face Index indexes your video footage according to the faces detected in each scene. When it’s time to play back video, simply search for what you want by selecting from among the detected faces displayed in the index.

Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens with SteadyShot:
The DCR-SR68 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.

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.

Power On by opening LCD display:
Power on your camcorder by simply opening the LCD display.

Direct connection with DVD burner (sold separately):
The DCR-SR68 supports a direct connection with the VRD-P1 DVD burner (sold separately), 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.

One Touch Disc Burn:
Easily burn a DVD copy of your footage using the supplied PMB (Picture Motion Browser) software9. Simply connect the camcorder to your compatible PC via a USB cable and press the One Touch Disc Burn Button.12

USB 2.0 interface:
A USB 2.0 interface provides an easy way to connect your camcorder to a compatible PC for fast transfer of video and still images for editing.

60X Optical / 2000X Digital Zoom:
60X optical zoom help 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.

Direct Copy to external HDD w/o PC10
Store your memories in a whole new way with the ability to copy videos from your camcorder directly to an external hard disk drive10 (sold separately), 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.

Hybrid Recording to HDD or Memory Stick Duo media:
Hybrid recording technology delivers a new level of flexibility of capturing and transferring your video footage and digital photos from the camcorder to compatible viewing devices. Record to 80GB1 hard disk drive or choose instead to record to removable Memory Stick PRO Duo™ media (sold separately). 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.

Dolby Digital stereo recording with Built-in Zoom Mic :
The built-in zoom microphone focuses audio recording on your subjects with the camera's zoom lens, helping memories ring true with clear dialogue and crisp, discrete sounds.

Record and zoom controls on LCD:
The DCR-SR88 features an additional set of record and zoom buttons on the LCD screen, giving you more control and flexibility when holding the camcorder, especially in overhead or low angle shots.

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 (sold separately) and SD/SDHC media.

1. 80GB equals 80 billion bytes. A portion of the total storage is used for system management and/or application files. The capacity that a user can use is approximately 79.3GB.
2. Viewable area measured diagonally.
3. Requires Microsoft Windows XP SP3/ Windows Vista SP2/ Windows 7. Not supported by Mac OS.
4. 10. Requires USB 2.0 connection via VMC-UAM1 cable (sold separately), AC power for camcorder, and hard drive formatted in FAT-32. Connection via USB-hub not supported. External HHD/USB media should be less than 2TB(Terabytes).
5. 12. One Touch Disc Burn feature requires DVDirect burner or compatible PC with supplied PMB software (sold separately).

Review Snapshot®
Avg. Customer Rating:
 
3.7 stars
(based on 3 reviews)
67% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Pros:
Easy to use(3), Zoom range/performance(5)

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great Product
By Ed the HunterVerified Purchaser from Mebane, NC on 9/28/2010
Pros:
Easy to Use, Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Great Picture Quality, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Zoom range/performance
Cons:
No External Mic Input
Best Uses:
HD Shooting, Travel, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Casual User
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sony Sony DCR-SR68 Handycam Camcorder (Silver):

The camcorder has an easy to read/follow owners manual. It is fairlay simple to use and take pictures and/or video.

 
Below Par
By Tom from Troy, Alabama on 7/11/2010
Pros:
Easy to Use, Great Sound, Great Zoom
Cons:
No Flash, Poor Image Quality, Poor Still Image
Describe Yourself:
Video Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sony Sony DCR-SR68 Handycam Camcorder (Silver):

This product is not worth the money if you are looking for Camera and Video. The item has no flash and well below 1 MP in still picture quality.
It is lightweight and easy to use. The video quality is good but not great.

[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
incredible!
By nate the greatVerified Reviewer from Chicago, IL on 6/12/2010
Pros:
Easy to Use, Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Zoom range/performance
Best Uses:
Documentaries, HD Shooting, Home Movies, Indoors/Low Light, Movies/Short Films, Travel, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Video Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sony Sony DCR-SR68 Handycam Camcorder (Silver):

this camcorder is everything that you will ever need. it has good zoom and good resolution. it is also compact and easy to use

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