Sony DCR-SX45/L SD Memory Card Camcorder, 70x Extended Zoom, 3.0" Touch-Screen Display, Built-in Zoom Microphone, Intelligent Auto, Blue

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About the Sony DCR-SX45

The Sony DCR-SX45/L SD Flash Memory Camcorder is an entry-level camera that goes beyond the realm of the pocket cam. Providing you with a plethora of shooting controls and functions the SX45 gives you customization options and the freedom to let the camera do the heavy-lifting for you. Simply pop in a compatible media card: Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, SD, or SDHC. The SX45's 1/8" CCD image sensor works together with the processor, Carl Zeiss lens, features like image stabilization and 70x Extended zoom and the 3.0" touch screen LCD to help you record your memories right to the memory card of your choosing.

Of course, the aforementioned shooting controls do a fair amount of the work as well. Intelligent Auto, for instance, automatically selects the right setting for your shot from seven different scene modes, taking the guesswork out of recording. Other features like an LED video help you to take your best shots at night or in low light settings.

When you're all done shooting and ready to share there's no need to fret. The SX45 comes with Sony's Picture Motion Browser software for editing with Windows based machines. PMB helps you to trim, add titles and otherwise customize your footage. It also helps you to upload your movies to your favorite social media sites.

Sony DCR-SX45 Includes

  • Sony DCR-SX45/L SD Memory Card Camcorder
  • 1 x Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-FV30)
  • 1 x A/V Connecting Cable
  • 1 x "Operating Guide"
  • 1 x AC Adaptor (AC-L200)
  • 1 x USB Connection Support Cable
  • 1 x Power Cord
  • 1 x CD-ROM ("Handycam" Application Software)
  • Sony 1 Year Parts and 90 Days Labor Limited Warranty

Sony DCR-SX45 Features

  • Extended Zoom works in conjunction with 60x optical zoom to get even closer to the action while maintaining image quality
  • Steadyshot image stabilization with Active Mode allows for a greater degree of image stabilization over the well known, Sony developed, SteadyShot stabilization that has been used for years, giving you more stable video even when on the move or in low light circumstances
  • Face Detection technology recognizes faces and optimizes camera settings for both video and still images, so faces are captured more clearly and skin tones look more natural
  • Store your memories in a whole new way with the ability to copy videos from your camcorder directly to an external hard disk drive (sold separately), all without a computer. Your camcorder can also access videos stored on the external hard drive for playback on your TV
  • 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
  • The professional-quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens is 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
  • Intelligent Auto mode goes a step beyond traditional auto modes by analyzing your shot and then automatically selecting the appropriate settings from seven distinct scene modes (36 different combinations possible): Landscape, Backlight, Twilight, Spotlight, Macro, Portrait, Tripod
  • The DCR-SX45 features an LED light that can assist in low-light situations giving you more flexibility when capturing your video
  • Sony Picture Motion Browser software offers a simple, intuitive way to transfer, sort and view your video and still images on your compatible PC
  • For convenient storage and sharing of your images and videos, the DCR-SX45 accepts Memory Stick Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo media and SD/SDHC media (sold separately)
  • The 3.0" touch-screen Clear Photo LCD Plus display provides exceptional viewing clarity with 230K 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
  • 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
  • The high-speed, built-in USB 2.0 cable allows for easy connection to your computer without having to remember separate cables. It also fits conveniently into the hand strap so it's out of the way until you need it
  • The automatic lens cover protects the Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens from scratches during transport or while not in use by closing the lens cover automatically when the camera is shut off

Sony DCR-SX45 Specifications

Drive Mode Photo Mode: Single-shot / Self-timer
Shutter Speeds Auto Control Range: 1 / 4 - 1 / 4000; Self-timer: 10sec. (Still Image); Standard: 1 / 60-1 / 500; Auto: 1 / 60 - 1 / 500; Scene Selection: 1 / 60 - 1 / 4000 1 / 4 - 1 / 500 (Candle mode / "MOVIE" position only); Auto (Auto Slow Shutter ON): 1 / 30 - 1 / 500; Auto (Auto Slow Shutter OFF): 1 / 60 - 1 / 500
Focus System Contrast AF
AF Modes Auto / Manual (Touch Panel)
Focus Area Full range Focus / Spot Focus
AF Illuminator Yes
Camera Type Digital STD Video Camera Recorder
Quick On Yes (Power On by LCD)
Manual / Auto Lens Cover Auto
S/S & Zoom button on LCD Yes (Touch Panel)
Fader Effect(s) White / Black
Date / Time Stamp Yes (Rec Date / Time, Camera info)
Erase/Protect Yes / Yes
Media/Battery Indicator Yes / Yes
Power Save Mode Auto Shut-off (5 minutes)
Still Image Playback Options Slide Show; Playback Zoom (1.1 x -5x) (TouchPanel + Zoom Lever)
Built-in USB Cable Yes (USB Charge Available)
Built-in Video Light Coverage Approx. 30cm-150cm
Menu Customization Yes
Multiple Language Display English; Simplified English; Brazilian Portuguese; Canadian French; Latin American Spanish
One Touch Disc Burn Yes (Menu)
View & Index Data Index / Film Roll / Face
Media Type Optional Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, SD, SDHC
Still Image Mode JPEG
Still Image Max Effective Resolution 470K pixels
Video Format MPEG2-PS
Video Mode HQ: 9Mbps / SP: 6Mbps / LP: 3Mbps
Video Resolution 720 x 480/60i
Video Actual (Pixel) Approx. 410K pixels (16:9), Approx. 470K pixels (4:3)
Video Signal NTSC color, EIA standards
Photo Capture from Movie 307K pixels 4:3 (640 x 480); 230K pixels 16:9 (640 x 360)
Audio Format Dolby Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator
Microphone/Speaker Built-in Zoom Microphone; Monaural Speaker
Mic Level Control Yes
Still Image File Format DCF Ver. 2.0 compatible, Exif Ver. 2.21 compatible, MPF Baseline compatible
Still Image Size(Photo Mode) 307K pixels 4:3 (640 x 480); 230K pixels 16:9 (640 x 360)
Wind Position Yes (Auto)
Battery Type Lithium-ion type NP-FV30, Manganese Dioxide Lithium type ML621
Battery Capacity Typical: 3.6Wh (500mAh), Minimum: 3.6Wh (500mAh)
Power Requirements 7.2V (battery pack); 8.4V (AC Adaptor)
LCD Type 3.0" Touch-screen Clear Photo LCD Plus (230K pixels)
Angle Adjustment Opening Angle: max. 90 deg., Turning Angle: max. 270 deg.
Brightness Control Yes (LCD Backlight Level, LCD Bright)
Coverage 1
Live View Yes
Grid Display Guide Frame
Touch Panel Yes
Supplied Software Picture Motion Browser Ver. 5.3
Operating System Compatibility Microsoft Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7. PMB software is not Mac compatible
Metering Modes Multi-segment / Spot
Exposure Settings Auto; Flexible Spot (Touch Panel)
Scene Mode(s) Auto / Twilight / Candle / Sunrise & Sunset / Fireworks / Landscape / Portrait / Spotlight / Sports / Beach / Snow
Noise Reduction Yes
White Balance Mode Auto / Onepush / Outdoor / Indoor
Minimum Illumination Auto Slow Shutter: 3 lux (1/30 Shutter Speed)
Auto Iris Control F1.8-F26
Backlight Compensation Yes (Auto)
Gain Control Auto
Face Detection Yes
Image Stabilization Electrical SteadyShot image stabilization w / Active mode (Wide to Tele)
Intelligent Auto Portrait / Tripod / Backlight / Landscape / Spotlight / Twilight / Macro
Imaging Sensor 1/8" (2.25mm ) Advanced HAD (Hole Accumulation Diode) CCD Imager
Processor Sony Imaging processor
Pixel Gross Approx. 680K pixels
Effective Picture Resolution Approx. 470K pixels (4:3)
Color Filter System YeCyMgG mosaic filters
Lens Type Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
Aperture F1.8 - F6.0
Optical Zoom 60x
Digital Zoom 2000x
Focal Length (35mm equivalent) Photo Mode: 39mm - 2340mm (16:9), 38mm - 2280mm (4:3); Movie Mode: 39mm - 2340mm (16:9), 38mm - 2280mm (4:3)
Filter Diameter 37mm
Minimum Focus Distance Approx. 1cm (Wide), Approx. 150cm (Tele), Approx. 38cm (Tele Macro)
Extended Zoom 70x
Focal Distance f = 1.8mm - 108mm
Steady Shot Mode Active: 46mm - 2760mm (16:3)
Memory Card Slot Memory Stick PRO Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC media compatible
SD Output Composite Video Out (A/V connecting cable (supplied)); S Video Out (A/V connecting cable with S Video)
USB Port(s) TypeA, mini-AB/USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage)
DVDirect Yes (DVDirect Express, DVD Writer supported)
Remote Jack A/V Remote terminal
Direct Copy Yes
A/V Remote Terminal Video /S Video /Audio / Remote
Dimensions 2 1/8" x 2 1/4" x 4 7/8" / 52.5 x 57 x 123.5 mm
Weight Main unit only: 8.1 oz / 230 g
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