Capture and transfer video images quickly and easily with Sony’s DCR-HC42 MiniDV Handycam camcorder. Its professional quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens captures brilliant images with life-like color and tones while the advanced 1.0 megapixel HAD CCD imager provides stunning detail and clarity. The progressive shutter system supplies digital still images with excellent definition and sharpness. This puppy also comes with a 12x Optical digital zoom.
The DCR-HC42 also makes transferring data a cinch via the included Handycam station docking device. Now you can easily connect to television for viewing and to a USB-compatible PC for editing and sharing digital images and video. Memory Stick Duo media compatibility makes it simple for you to take your images with you wherever you go.
Features (not an exhaustive list):
- 1.0 megapixel (gross) advanced HAD CCD imager: 1/5.5-inch advanced HAD (Hole Accumulation Diode) CCD with 690K (effective) pixels provides stunning detail and clarity with exceptional video (up to 520 lines of horizontal resolution) and still image performance. The megapixel technology enhances your digital videos and digital still photography performance.
- MiniDV recording: Offers up to 500 lines of horizontal resolution, 3x the color bandwidth and a significantly higher signal to noise ratio, to provide spectacular video performance.
- 12x Optical/480x digital zoom: The optical zoom helps to bring the action close up from far away. In addition the digital zoom interpolation means that extreme digital zooming is clearer, with less distortion than previous types of digital zooms.
- Professional quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens: Carl Zeiss lenses have an advanced optical multi-layer coating that offers less glare and flare with increased contrast. This results in vivid image brilliance, true-to-life color saturation and perfect renditions of subtle tones.
- 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.
- Analog-to-digital conversion with pass-through: Convert and/or record any analog NTSC video source to digital video via the analog inputs. Analog NTSC video can also be passed through the digital handycam camcorder directly into a PC via the i.LINK interface in real-time for easy PC editing of your analog footage.
- Super SteadyShot picture 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 systems.
- 2.7-inch wide touch panel swivel screen LCD display (123K pixels): Provides excellent viewing clarity for both 4:3 and 16:9 apsect with improved resolution. The high resolution 123K pixel LCD screen rotates up to 270 degrees for multiple viewing angles providing sharp, detailed images for monitoring or playback.
- Handycam station: The supplied Handycam station provides quick and easy connections to a TV for viewing or to a PC for editing and sharing video. Just placing the camcorder on the Handycam station instantly makes the connections. No need to search for cables or wires when charging or playing back.
- USB streaming: Stay connected to family and friends by broadcasting live video with audio over the internet using the USB interface. You can even playback your favorite recorded scene on the camcorder’s tape. It’s like having your own video conferencing system.
(Please note prices are subject to change and the listed price is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting)