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Sony DCR-HC1000

BCS Price: $1,495.00
Item #:MO799582
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Model Description:
3 CCD Mini DV Camcorder, 3x1/4.7", 1070k pixels per CCD, 12X Optical Zoom, Super Steady Shot Optical

Model Details

Sony DCR-HC1000 3 CCD Mini DV Camcorder, 12x Optical/150x Digital Zoom, Color Viewfinder, 2.5" Touch Panel LCD Screen, Mega Pixel Still

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.

Key Features




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.


Progressive Shutter


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.




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.


USB Streaming


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.





Mini DV


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

Filter Size


Image Stabilizer

Super Steady Shot Optical Stabilization System


5 Lux


Color - 123,000 pixels

LCD Monitor

2.5" - 211,000 pixels with Touch Panel LCD

Manual Controls

Focus (Ring), Exposure, White Balance, Shutter Speed (1/4-1/10,000), Audio Level Control

Date & Time


Time Code


Edit Protocol

Control L - LANC

A/V Dubbing

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

Card Slot

Memory Stick Pro DUO

Special Effects






Built-in Mic


Microphone Input

Yes - Mini Stereo

Headphone Jack


Built-in Speaker


Accessory Shoe

Yes - Intelligent Hot Shoe

Built-in Light

Auto Pop-Up Flash

Tape Loading

Top Loading

Power Consumption

4.6w/100-240v 50/60Hz

Dimensions (WxHxD)

4 x 3 1/8 x 6 1/4"
101 x 78 x 158mm


1 lb 11 oz.


  • MPEG EX Movie Mode
  • Interval/Frame Recording

  • Additional Information


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