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Sony DCR-SR65 Hard Disk / Memory Stick Hybrid Digital Video Camera

Sony DCR-SR65 Hard Disk / Memory Stick Hybrid Digital Video Camera

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You now have the choice of recording high quality video to the 40GB HDD or Memory Stick. Over 27hrs footage can be stored in the camera’s 40GB Hard Disk Drive, while 5h 25min can be recorded direct to an optional 8GB Memory Stick. Movies recorded onto Hard Disk Drive can even be copied to Memory stick for easy file transfer! The DCR-SR65 features a high quality Mega Pixel CCD Sensor. Combined with the Precision Carl Zeiss 30mm Lens, the SR65 will ensure that every image you capture is crisp, vivid & sharp. In addition, the SR65 can even capture a 1Mega Pixel Still image – perfect for e-mailing or small photo prints. It also incorporates a built in Zoom Microphone, Film Roll Index, Face Index, and easy upload to YouTube (or your favourite online service)! The 2.7” Wide LCD Touch Screen interface makes using this Handycam a simple and enjoyable experience. Powerful features such as Spot Focus and Spot Metering allow you to adjust the focal and exposure points of your scene at the touch of a fingertip. RRP $799. NO LONGER AVAILABLE.

What are the features and how will they benefit you?
GUI Menu (Graphical User Interface) - the menu is easy to understand and find your way through because it uses pictures, not just words
High Capacity Battery
- spare batteries are available in higher capacity so they last longer.  Also, you can reduce charge time by 25% using the optional fast charger
Photos - allows you to take still shots from your video camera so you don't always need to take lots of cameras with you
Super Steady Shot (Image Stabilisation) - helps eliminate blur due to shaky hands which is very important at full zoom (a small movement of the hand can cause a lot of movement at the other end)


What's in the box?

Sony DCR-SR65 Digital Video Camera
Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery
AC Adaptor
Handycam Docking Station
Remote Commander
AV Cable
USB Cable
Software CD-ROM
(Sony Vegas Platinum - 30 Day Trial, Picture Motion Browser 3.0)
Enjoy Handycam DVD
12 Month Warranty with Sony Australia

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2008 Features

Record Video to Memory Stick


Zoom Mic


Film Roll / Face Index


Quick On


YouTube Upload from Software


Sony Vegas Platinum (30 Day Trial)



Primary Video Recording Medium


Additional Video Recording Medium(s)

Memory Stick

Movie Dubbing (Between Mediums)

HDD --> Memory Stick


Carl Zeiss Lens Type


Filter Diameter



25x Optical (2000x Digital)


1.8 - 3.2

f (Focal Distance)

2.5 - 62.5mm

f (35mm Conversion) in 16:9 "MOVIE" Rec position

39 - 1189mm


Sensor Size & Type

1/6" CCD

No. of Pixels (Approx. Gross)


No. of Pixels 16:9 "MOVIE" Rec (Effective)



Max. Video Resolution

720 x 576 (Standard Definition)

Video Format


Aspect Ratio

16:9 Widescreen

Super Steady Shot


Focus System

Auto / Manual (via Touch Screen)

Spot Focus

Yes (via Touch Screen)

Spot Meter

Yes (via Touch Screen)

Minimum Illumination

8lux (Auto Slow Shutter on)

White Balance

Auto / Outdoor / Indoor / One Touch (via Touch Screen)

Shutter Speed

1/3 - 1/3500



Colour Slow Shutter


Exposure Control

Yes (via Touch Screen)

Iris Control / Gain Control

Auto Only

Guide Frame


Fader Functions

Fade to Black / White (via Touch Screen)

Picture Effects

Monotone / Sepia / Pastel

Digital Picture Effects

Old Movie

Tele Macro

Yes (via Touch Screen)

Active Interface Shoe


Easy Handycam


Touch Screen


2.7" (16:9 WIDE)

No. of Pixels / Resolution

123,200 dots (560 x 220)

LCD Type



Zoom Mic



2ch Stereo (Dolby Digital)

Playback (via camera)

2ch Stereo (Dolby Digital)

Still Image

Recording Media

HDD / Memory Stick

Max. Image Size (Still Mode)






Photo Capture from Movie Playback

Yes (In camera / via software)


Weight Without Battery


Dimensions Without Battery (W x H x D)



SD Video / Audio Out (via Multi AV RCA Cable)


USB Terminal

Yes (USB2 Mini Jack)



HDD Rec. Times

SP HQ 9Mbps (720 x 576)

580 mins

SP SP 6Mbps (720 x 576)

870 mins

SP LP 3Mbps (720 x 576)

1660 mins

Batt. Rec. Time (LCD On)


90 mins (Supplied)

NPFH50 (Actiforce)

105 mins

NPFH70 (Actiforce)

230 mins

NPFH100 (Actiforce)

515 mins

Supplied Accessories

AC Adaptor


InfoLITHIUM Battery


Handycam Docking Station


AV Cable (Stereo RCA)


USB Cable (Mini --> Full Sized)


Remote Commander


CD-ROM: Picture Motion Browser 3.0


CD-ROM: Sony Vegas Platinum (30 Day Trial)


Enjoy Handycam DVD



* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice


Sony says:


40GB High-Capacity Hard Disk Drive: Record up to 27.5 hours of digital video (over 9.5 hours in HQ mode for DVD-quality video) without the need for external or extra media. The impressive capacity allows for extensive digital video recording directly to the camcorder Hard Disk Drive.

One-Touch Disc Burn with Handycam® Station: For simple connectivity to your TV or PC. There’s no need to rearrange cables or wires when recharging the battery or playing recorded footage. With the added convenience of One-Touch Disc Burn, you can archive your memories on DVD quickly and easily with a compatible PC and DVD burner.

HDD Smart Protection: Built-in Shock Absorbers protect the hard disk drive from damage when accidentally dropped or mishandled. 3G Sensor technology automatically detects falling and removes the HDD write head from the hard disk to make sure your video is safely guarded. Once stabilized, the buffered video stream resumes recording and footage is preserved seamlessly.

Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® Lens: Carl Zeiss has teamed up with Sony to deliver high-detail digital video. The quality and precision of the Vario-Tessar lens guarantees a crisp, distortion-free picture. Capture every moment with true-to-life image accuracy and spectacular clarity.

1.0 Megapixel Digital Still Camera Function with PictBridge™: Record spectacular digital video and capture stunning, high-resolution still images. Connect directly to your PictBridge compatible printer for amazing prints with vibrant colour.

2.7" 16:9 Wide Hybrid Touch Panel LCD: For clear video in any lighting environment, the Hybrid LCD features recording and zoom buttons on the display frame. Manually adjust the exposure and focus by simply tapping the LCD thanks to the convenient Touch Panel feature.

25x Optical Zoom: Get closer to your subject without picture degradation with the 25x Optical Zoom. For enhanced shooting, use the powerful Digital Zoom to capture distant subjects and far-away shots with exceptional ease and clarity.

Built-in Zoom Microphone: The DCR-SR65’s built-in microphone works with camcorder’s zoom function to focus on the sound coming from the subject in your viewfinder.

Memory Stick Duo™ media slot: Record movies directly to your Memory Stick Duo or transfer your data via high-speed USB 2.0 connection from your Memory Stick Duo media to your PC. This convenient way to store and transfer data allows you to connect to a variety of hardware and software applications, including the supplied ‘Picture Motion Browser’ software.

InfoLITHIUM™ Battery System: By exchanging data such as consumption rates and remaining battery, Sony’s unique battery system never leaves you short. InfoLITHIUM batteries can also be recharged without the “memory effect” common to Ni-Cad batteries.

STAMINA™ Battery Performance: Enjoy over 9 full hours of continuous recording on a single charge with the optional NP-FH100 Battery Pack. Record and relive moments with the Sony HDD Handycam camcorder powered by the long-lasting and reliable STAMINA Battery Pack.

Easy Handycam® Button: Switches the camcorder to automatic mode and adjusts the LCD to display and enlarge essential icons such as power and remaining storage. Experience all the shooting power of the DCR-SR65 HDD Handycam camcorder with simple-to-use features.

Super SteadyShot®: Controls and steadies a high range of shake and vibration frequencies when zooming in on the subject from a distance. Super SteadyShot image stabilization ensures your digital home videos come out with an advanced level of smoothness.

Super NightShot™ plus: The advanced slow shutter system works beyond basic infrared recording, replacing dark, green-lit images with vibrant colour. By eliminating residual images or ghost trails, Super NightShot plus creates amazing still images and high-action video.

Active Interface Shoe: Connect lights or external microphones to the HDD Handycam without the need for extra cables or connections. By automatically recognizing the added accessory, the Active Interface Shoe expands your world of personal digital video recording.

Plus More Great Features:

  • Remote Commander® Control Included