1/3" Wide (16:9) CMOS Sensor; 3,000K Pixels (gross) 1/3" CMOS Sensor provides stunning detail and clarity with exceptional video (up to 530 lines of horizontal resolution in SD Mode) and still image performance. Unlike traditional CCD Imagers, CMOS Sensors require less power, providing better battery performance. It also features the Enhanced Imaging Processor for improved video performance. HDV Recording Format From the innovators in camcorder technology, Sony's HDR-HC1 camcorder is the industry's smallest and lightest HDV1080i consumer level camcorder and player. Now you can record all your memories in true high-definition video.
Switchable HDV/DV Format Recording The HDR-HC1 is capable of recording and playing back both High Definition and Standard Definition video recorded on a standard MiniDV cassette. Real-time HD Codec Engine A Sony developed
Real Time MPEG Encode/Decode system with reduced in energy consumption and compact size to fit inside a personal camcorder. Provides efficient MPEG2 compression, and recording and playback of clear HD images at the same bit rate of the DV format, so that High Definition video can be recorded on the same cassettes as are used for MiniDV recording.
10X Optical / 120X Digital Zoom Carl Zeiss® Vario-Sonnar® T* Lens From the authority in lens technology, the Carl Zeiss® Vario-Sonnar® T* lens provides a high quality 10x optical zoom which maintains image clarity and color while reducing glare and flare.
2.7" Wide (16:9) Hybrid Touch Panel SwivelScreen LCD Display (123K Pixels)1 Provides excellent viewing clarity with improved resolution. The 123K pixel LCD display makes images sharp and detailed during playback or when monitoring recording. The Hybrid LCD Screen provides accurate viewing in sunlight or bright light, virtually eliminating the "washout" common with traditional LCD Screens.
Super SteadyShot® Image Stabilization System Picture stabilization system that uses motion sensors to detect and compensate for camera "shake" without compromising picture quality like some other digital stabilization
Manual Zoom and Manual Focus Ring Selectable zoom and focus ring provides precise and detailed control over the amount of zoom and the overall focus of the image withjust a turn of the rings. Fast, intuitive framing when zooming, and finely detailed focusing is easy with the natural "feel" of the rings.
Expanded Focus Indicator
Cinematic Mode Perfect for creating your own movie masterpieces, the HDR-HC1 Cinematic mode lends frame film-like (24 frames) effect to your recordings.
i.LINK®2 DV Interface (IEEE1394) A high speed bi-directional digital video/audio communication between two compatible devices equipped with an IEEE1394 interface, including camcorders, digital VCRs, and PCs.
Built-in Pop-up Intelligent Flash For added clarity and detail when taking pictures in low-light situations, the built-in flash improves pictures and reducts shadows