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Sony HDR-SR12E "PAL" High-Definition 120GB HDD & Memory Stick Handycam Camcorder, 12x Optical, 150x Digital Zoom, 3.2" Wide LCD Display Screen

SKU: US 680240
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About this item

Complete the picture. The HDR-SR12E Handycam camcorder delivers an incredible, Full HD 1920 x 1080 high definition video package built around an internal 120GB hard disk drive.

A professional-quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens and ClearVid CMOS sensor (with Exmor technology) and BIONZ image processor let you capture crisp, detailed video and still images.

Additionally, Super SteadyShot optical image stabilization and Face Detection technology help reduce blur, increase color and contrast and make everyone look their best

Key Features

  • 1920x1080 Recording: Record stunning, incredibly detailed video footage in the clarity of 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution
  • Made possible by the BIONZ image processing engine, Face Detection technology recognizes up to 8 faces anywhere in the frame and automatically controls focus, exposure, and color to help capture smiling faces brightly and clearly, helps make skin tones look natural
  • Sony's newly designed CMOS image sensor delivers bright, vivid, and spectacularly detailed 5 megapixel (effective) video footage, as well as 10.2 megapixel still images - all with prolonged battery life. Exmor technology captures images with high resolution and high sensitivity
  • BIONZ Image Processor: The advanced Sony BIONZ Image Processor uses hardware-based Large Scale Integrated (LSI) circuitry that improves camera response time, screens out noise before RAW data conversion, handles Dynamic Range Optimization processing, and prolongs battery life
  • Exmor Imaging Sensor: Exmor technology captures video and still photo images with high resolution, high sensitivity, and exceptional detail. Advanced on-sensor A/D conversion yields rich tonal reproduction with high signal-to-noise ratio
  • Hybrid Recording to Hard Disk Drive or Memory Stick Media: Hybrid recording technology delivers a new level of flexibility for transferring video footage and digital photos from the camcorder to compatible viewing devices
  • Dual Record-2: While recording video in High Definition you have the ability to capture still images directly to Memory Stick Duo media (sold separately)
  • 12X Optical / 150X Digital Zoom: The optical zoom helps to bring the action close up from far away. In addition, Digital Zoom Interpolation means that extreme digital zooming is clearer, with less distortion than previous types of digital zoom
  • 3.2" Wide (16:9) Touch Panel XtraFine LCD Display (921K pixels): The 3.2" Wide (16:9) XtraFine LCD screen displays sharp, bright, photo-quality images, letting you compose and share video and still images more easily - even outdoors
  • Built-in zoom microphone with 5.1ch recording: Featuring Dolby Ditigal 5.1 Creator, the built-in zoom microphone focuses audio recording on your subjects in sync with the camera's zoom lens, helping memories ring true with clear dialogue and crisp, discrete sounds
  • Dolby Digital 5.1ch Recording: Record in Dolby Digital 5.1ch surround sound with the camcorder's built-in microphone. Recording in 5.1 channel surround sound allows you to experience your home movies with active sounds coming from all directions
  • Dynamic Range Optimizer-2: Powered by the exclusive Sony's BIONZ high-speed processing engine, D-Range Optimization preserves image data in bright highlights, by suppressing whiteout in skies and reveals more detail in shadows when shooting in backlit settings, preventing blackout
  • Tele Macro Function: Images shot in the Tele Macro Mode help your subject stand out by properly focusing the subject while leaving the background unfocussed. Tele Macro Mode is useful for shooting close-up shots, especially when you need to prevent the camcorder from casting a shadow on the subject
  • Switchable HD/SD Format Recording: Record and play back both High Definition (HD) and Standard Definition (SD) video
  • Professional Quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T Lens: Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lenses use highly advanced optics to deliver vivid image brilliance, true-to-life color saturation, and perfect renditions of subtle tones. T coating reduces unwanted glare and flare for increased contrast and color
  • Active Interface Shoe-2: Sony's proprietary hot shoe makes it easy to use Intelligent Accessories, such as external lights and microphones, by providing power and on/off capability directly from the camcorder
  • HDMI Connection with BRAVIA Sync (CEC) Technology: HDMI connectivity provides a simple, high-quality video and audio connection, with the ability to transmit HD video and 5.1 channel audio directly from the camcorder to compatible HDTVs via a single cable
  • i.LINK Interface (IEEE1394): Quickly transfer images from the camcorder to compatible devices equipped with an IEEE1394 interface, including camcorders, digital VCRs, and PCs, using this high speed, bi-directional digital video/audio connection
  • USB 2.0 Interface: The USB 2.0 interface provides an easy way to connect your camcorder to a PC for fast transfer of video and still images for editing
  • Sony's rechargeable Lithium Ion batteries are not subjected to a life shortening "Memory Effect," so anyone can charge the battery at any time. Additionally, Sony's exclusive AccuPower meter displays the battery time remaining in minutes, in either the viewfinder or on the LCD screen
  • Stamina Battery Power Management System: When using the Sony InfoLITHIUM Battery, the Stamina Battery Power Management System helps the camcorder prolong battery life for extra long continuous recording times from a single charge
  • Battery Information: At the touch of a button, battery information is displayed on the LCD screen when charging and when the camcorder is turned off. When using the LCD screen or viewfinder, the display will show how much the battery is charged - in 10% increments - and the recordable time left
  • Built-in Intelligent Flash: For added clarity and detail when taking pictures in low-light situations, the built-in flash improves pictures and reduces shadows
  • Easy Handycam Button: Using a camcorder can be intimidating for some people. With a press of the Easy Handycam Button, most of the advanced features of the camcorder are "locked out," letting you focus only the buttons essential for recording
  • Date Index Function: Search recorded content by shooting date to quickly and easily find a specific scene
  • Face Index-2: Face Index makes it easier than ever to find and play back the right video scene. Using Face Detection technology, Face Index indexes video footage according to the faces detected in each scene
  • Film Roll Index-2: Like chapters in a book, Film Roll Index helps you easily find desired scenes in video footage. When using this feature, the camcorder previews the beginning of scenes and can create scene indexes set at specified display intervals (3, 6, or 12 seconds and 1 or 5 minutes)
  • Manual Focus: 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
  • Memory Stick PRO Duo Media Slot: Capture still images directly onto Memory Stick PRO Duo media (sold separately) for easy transfer to PCs for emailing, printing, or sharing with other compatible Memory Stick devices (sold separately)
  • One Touch Disc Burn: Easily burn a DVD copy of your footage using the supplied software. Simply connect the camcorder to your PC via a USB cable and press the One Touch Disc Burn Button
  • Quick On-2: Missing an important scene can be frustrating, especially if the reason is because your camcorder is turned off. With the Quick On feature, the touch of a single button places that camcorder in Sleep mode. Another push instantly wakes the camcorder
  • PhotoTV HD Viewing with HDMI Output: With direct HDMI output to your BRAVIA HDTV and other compatible HDTV screens, so you can view and share photos in breathtaking clarity and detail. You can choose between standard 4:3 and widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio
  • Progressive Shutter System: A mechanical shutter system that provides progressive scan performance while utilizing an interlaced scanning system. Digital still images will be sharp and clear with excellent definition
  • Super NightShot Infrared System: With the Super NightShot Infrared System, you can capture video in total darkness (0 lux) up to 10 feet away
  • Super SteadyShot Optical Image Stabilization System: The Super SteadyShot Optical Image Stabilization System from Sony reduces blur caused by camera shake and vibration. This optical stabilization system achieves an even higher level of smoothness without the image degradation
  • On Screen Zoom and Record Buttons: For additional control of the camcorder, Zoom and Record buttons are features on the frame of the LCD screen. This allows for more flexibility when holding the camcorder, especially in overhead or low angle shots
  • Fader Effects: Enhance your personal videos by adding professional looking fader effects. Choose from Black and White
  • Picture Effects: Get creative when recording or playing back your videos with Sony's Picture Effect Modes. Effects available in Camera mode: Monotone, Pastel and Sepia. Effects available in Playback mode: Monotone, Pastel and Sepia
  • Scene Selection Modes: Scene Selection modes make recording easy even when filming in challenging situations. Choose from Beach, Candle, Fireworks, Landscape, Portrait, Sports Lesson, Spotlight, and Sunrise & Sunset
  • Smooth Slow Record: By increasing the record rate from 60 frames per second (fps) to 240 fps, you can capture 3 seconds of fast motion and play the video back in 12 seconds. The Smooth Slow Record mode is a great tool for analyzing a golf swing or a viewing a bird in flight
  • x.v. Color Technology: x.v.Color technology can capture or display nearly twice as many (1.8x) viewable colors than possible with the traditional RGB color standard. This provides a more accurate and vivid color range, for a more natural, lifelike overall experience
  • Multi-Language Menu: Change the menu display from English to English (Simplified), Canadian French, Latin American Spanish, or Brazilian Portuguese

Technical Specs

Imaging Device 1/3" ClearVid CMOS sensor (with Exmor technology)
Processor BIONZ image processor
Pixel Gross 5660K
Video Actual 2860K Pixels (4:3), 3810K Pixels (16:9)
Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Recording Media 120GB Non-Removable Hard Disk Drive, Memory Stick Duo Media, Memory Stick PRO Duo Media
Recording and Playback Times High Definition: FH = 14 hours 50 min. HQ = 29 hours and 40 min. SP = 36 LP = 48 hours Standard Definition: HQ = 29 hours and 40 min. SP = 44 hours LP = 84 hours and 20 min.When using 8GB Memory Stick PRO Duo Media (sold separately): High Definition: FH = up to 55 min., HQ = up to 115 min. SP = up to 140 min., LP = up to 180 min. Standard Definition: HQ = up to 115 min., SP = up to 170 min., LP = up to 5 hours 25 min
Still Actual 5080K Pixels (4:3), 3810K Pixels (16:9)
Still Picture Resolution 10.2 megapixel
Lens Type Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T
35mm Equivalent 49 - 588mm (4:3 Camera Mode),40 - 480mm (16:9 Camera Mode)
Aperture F1.8-3.1
Exposure Touch Panel
Filter Diameter 37mm
Focal Distance 4.9 - 58.8mm
Focus Full range auto / Manual
Progressive Shutter Mode Yes
Shutter Speed Auto, 1/30 - 1/250 (Scene Selection Mode)
Minimum Illumination 5 lux (Auto Slow Shutter ON, 1/30 Shutter Speed)
Optical Zoom 12x
Digital Zoom 150x
Video Signal System Pal color, CCIR standards
Format(s) Supported HD: MPEG4 AVC/H.264 SD: MPEG2
Audio Format Dolby Digital 5.1
Microphone Built-in Zoom Microphone
LCD Screen 3.2" wide touch panel Xtra Fine LCD display (921k pixels)
Viewfinder Color Wide 16:9 (123K Pixels)
Flash Yes
Memory Stick slot Memory Stick PRO Duo Media
Manual / Auto Lens Cover Auto
Assignable Dial Yes
S/S & Zoom button on LCD Yes
Audio/Video Remote Terminal Video/S Video/Audio/Component Out/Remote
Analog Audio/Video Output(s) Included (via A/V Remote Terminal)
LANC Terminal Accesible via A/V Remote Terminal
Digital Audio/Video Output(s) Yes (via USB & i.LINK)
USB Port(s) Hi-speed (2.0 compliant)
i.LINK Interface Yes (mini)
Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr) Output(s) Included (via A/V Remote Terminal)
S-Video Output(s) Included in A/V Remote
HDMI Connection Output(s) Yes
Headphone Jack Yes
Microphone Input Yes
Active Interface Shoe Yes
Face Detection Yes
Hybrid Yes
Quick On Yes
Memory Stick PRO Media Compatibility Tested to support up to 8GB media capacity; does not support high speed transfer function; does not support Access Control security function
Dual Record Yes
Dynamic Range Optimizer Yes
SteadyShot Image Stabilization O.I.S
Low Light Capability S-NS
x.v.Color Yes
White Balance 5 lux (Auto Slow Shutter ON, 1/30 Shutter Speed )
Fader Effect(s) Black, White
Digital Picture Effect(s) Old Movie
Picture Effect(s) Sepia, Monotone, Pastel
Scene Mode(s) Auto, Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Candle, Sunrise & Sunset, Fireworks, Landscape, Portrait (Soft Portrait), Spotlight, Beach, Snow
Face Index Yes
Film Roll Index Yes
Photo Capture from Movie Yes
Still Image Mode(s) JPEG
Slide Show Mode Yes
Easy Operation Yes
Dubbing Button Yes (Camera body & Handycam Station)
PhotoTV HD Yes
PictBridge Compatible Yes
Multiple Language Display Yes
Battery Type InfoLITHIUM with AccuPower Meter System (NP-FH60)
Power Consumption 4.5W (VF/LCD)
Power Requirements 7.2V (battery pack); 8.4V (AC Adaptor)
Supplied Software Picture Motion Browser Ver.3.0.00
Operating System Compatibility Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional, XP Home, XP Professional, Windows Vista
Dimensions (Approx.) 3 1/4 x 3 x 5 1/8 inch (81x76x129mm)
Weight (Approx.) 1lb 6oz (650g) with Battery
Warranty ADORAMA 90 days warranty
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