The Sony DCR-HC1000 is a compact 3 CCD mini DV camcorder with broadcast quality, made possible by three key picture quality features three CCDs for maximum light sensitivity and color reproduction, the optimum optical system of the Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens and active lens Image Stabilizer technology for ensuring a steady shot in handheld conditions. In addition this is the first camcorder to be ready for four channel sound, when equipped with a four channel surround microphone.
Using a 3 chip Advanced HAD (Hole Accumulation Diode) CCD system and dichroic prism to separate color information, colors are extremely accurate, and color bleeding and smearing are greatly reduced.
Mechanical shutter system that provides Progressive Scan performance while utilizing an interlace scanning system. Digital still images will be sharp and clear with excellent definition.
Professional Quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T Lens
Offers an advanced multi-layer coating system, with substantial reduction of glare and lens flare over other systems. The result is vivid image brilliance with outstanding contrast and accurate color rendition across the spectrum.
Mega Pixel CCD
Provides excellent detail and clarity with exceptional digital video performance. Realize unprecedented digital still images with 1000k (effective) pixels. The Megapixel technology enhances your digital videos 530 lines of horizontal resolution and digital photography performance.
Expanded Focus Indicator
While using the manual focus ring, the camera automatically adjusts to 2x magnification, allowing for extremely accurate focus adjustment.
Enhanced 16:9 Mode
By utilizing more area of the oversized CCD, a 16:9 image is created with a 14% wider angle field of view and 30% more pixels than a standard 4:3 image.
4 Channel Audio Recording Capability
By using the optional 4 channel capable microphone (ECM-CQP1) you have the ability to record in surround sound. By using the optional Click to DVD 2.0 software you can convert to 5.1 surround sound and burn your home videos to DVD.
Multi Angle Grip
The hand grip swivels forward 90 degrees allowing the user to control the camcorder in different angles, allowing the hand to be ergonomically placed close to the controls.
Digital Still Memory Mode with Memory Stick Duo Media
Capture digital still images at 1152 x 864 resolution, directly onto Memory Stick Duo media for easy transfer to PC's for emailing, printing, or sharing with other compatible Memory Stick devices.
MPEG Movie EX
Capture up to 60 seconds of MPEG encoded video, and store it directly to Memory Stick Media. Or, convert up to 60 seconds of digital video to an MPEG Movie for e-mailing. Take the "Best of" scene recorded on video tape, convert it to an MPEG Movie, and share it with family and friends via the internet. MPEG movie can be captured onto Sony's Memory Stick Duo.
You can stay connected with friends and family by broadcasting live video with audio via the internet with a USB interface. You can even play back your favorite recorded scene stored on tape. It's like having a web camera and video conferencing system.
Intelligent Pop-Up Flash
Provides the appropriate amount of flash for optimum brightness and color accuracy in virtually any lighting condition, when shooting still images.
|3x 1/4.7" Mega-Pixel CCD -1070k Pixels per CCD |
Video Actual Pixels 690k
Still Actual Pixels 1,000k
Advanced HAD CCD Technology
Progressive Shutter System
|PCM Digital Stereo, 12-bit/32 kHz/4ch, 16-bit/48 kHz/2ch|
|12x Optical, 150x Digital|
|3.6-43.2mm f/1.6-2.8 |
for 35mm Conversion 49-588mm - Camera Mode
41-492mm - Memory Mode
|Super Steady Shot Optical Stabilization System|
|Color - 123,000 pixels|
|2.5" - 211,000 pixels with Touch Panel LCD|
|Focus (Ring), Exposure, White Balance, Shutter Speed (1/4-1/10,000), Audio Level Control|
Date & Time
|Control L - LANC|
|Yes, Audio Dub in 12-bit Mode|
Line In Recording
|Yes - Analog & Digital|
|IEEE-1394 (4-pin) x1 |
Mini to S-Video / RCA
|Same as the Inputs, plus USB Port|
|Memory Stick Pro DUO|
|Yes - Mini Stereo|
|Yes - Intelligent Hot Shoe|
|Auto Pop-Up Flash|
|4 x 3 1/8 x 6 1/4" |
101 x 78 x 158mm
|1 lb 11 oz. |