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Sony HDR-HC9 High Definition Mini DV Digital Video Camera
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Sony HDR-HC9 High Definition Mini DV Digital Video Camera

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The new Sony HDR-HC9 captures stunning Full HD1080 footage on standard Mini DV tapes in the widely supported HDV standard. Utilising a powerful ClearVid CMOS sensor & 10 x optical zoom Carl Zeiss lens, the HDR-HC9 boasts some of the most powerful optics in the entire Sony HD Handycam range. The HC9 can capture 6.1 Megapixel still images – with flash and red eye reduction, or still images equivalent to 4.6 Megapixel while simultaneously shooting video. It features Super Steady Shot optical image stabilisation, external mic and headphone jacks, removable lens hood. Also you can easily assign a variety of camera settings to the Manual button and adjust them with the Camera Control Dial for smooth manual operation. RRP $1799. NO LONGER AVAILABLE.

 

 

What are the features and how will they benefit you?

Optical Image Stabiliser – optically compensates for vibration and hand-held movement for smoother, less jumpy images.

High Definition 1920 x 1080 – records High Definition video at 1920 x 1080i for amazing image quality.

6.1 Megapixel Still Image Capture – Takes hi res still photo images. Also allows you to capture images at 4.6 megapixels whilst shooting video at the same time.

Microphone & Headphone Jacks - For those who are serious about sound, the HDR-HC9 enhances the recording experience by allowing you to connect a powered external microphone to the camera. Monitoring audio levels is also made easier thanks to the external headphone jack.

Camera Control Dial - Easily assign a variety of camera settings to the Manual button and adjust them with the Camera Control Dial for smooth manual operation.

iMovie 08 Compatible - Footage from this Handycam can be imported to Intel Macs using iMovie '08 and the latest operating system update (Mac OS X 10.5). Please visit the Apple website for more information on iMovie 08 (including system requirements and detailed compatibility information).

 

 

What's in the box?

Sony HDR-HC9 Handycam
AC Adaptor
AC-L200

InfoLITHIUM Battery NP-FH60

AV Cable

Component Y/Pb/Pr Cable

USB Cable

i.LINK Cable

Remote Commander RMT-831

CD-ROM: Picture Motion Browser 3.0

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

Enjoy Handycam DVD

Instruction Manual 
12 Month Warranty with  Sony Australia


To get started, DCW recommends....
 



... extra
media
for video



... extra
memory
for photos



... a spare
battery

 



... a
cleaning
kit


... a carry
case


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Specifications

 

2008 Features

YouTube Upload from Software

Yes

Sony Vegas Platinum (30 Day Trial)

Yes

Media

Primary Video Recording Medium

Mini DV

Additional Video Recording Medium(s)

 -

Movie Dubbing (Between Mediums)

 -

Lens

Carl Zeiss Lens Type

Vario-Sonnar T*

Filter Diameter

37mm

Zoom

10 x Optical (20x Digital)

F

1.8-2.9

f (Focal Distance)

5.4 - 54mm

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

40 - 400mm

Sensor

Sensor Size & Type

1.29/1" ClearVid CMOS

No. of Pixels (Approx. Gross)

3200K

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

2280K

Camera

Max. Video Resolution

1440 x 1080i (High Definition)

Video Format

HDV

Aspect Ratio

16:9 Widescreen

x.v. Colour

Yes

Super Steady Shot

Optical

Focus System

Auto / Manual (via Touch Screen)

Spot Focus

Yes (via Touch Screen)

Spot Meter

Yes (via Touch Screen)

Minimum Illumination

5lux (Auto Slow Shutter on)

White Balance

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

Shutter Speed

1/3 - 1/10000 (Manual mode)

NightShot

Yes

Colour Slow Shutter

Yes

Exposure Control

Yes (via Touch Screen / Control Dial)

Smooth Slow Recording (with audio)

Yes

Iris Control / Gain Control

Auto Only

Zebra Pattern

Yes

Guide Frame

Yes

Histogram

Yes (via Touch Screen)

Fader Functions

Fade to Black / White / Mosaic / Mono (via Touch Screen)

Picture Effects

Skin Tone / Mosaic / Solarization / Monotone / Sepia / Neg. Art /

Pastel

Digital Picture Effects

Still / Slath Motion / Trail / Old Movie / Cinematic effect

Tele Macro

Yes (via Touch Screen)

Viewfinder

Colour

Active Interface Shoe

Yes

Easy Handycam

Yes

Touch Screen

Size

2.7" (16:9 WIDE)

No. of Pixels / Resolution

211,200 dots (960x220)

LCD Type

Clear Photo LCD Plus

Audio

Zoom Mic

 -

Recording

2ch Stereo (PCM)

Playback (via camera)

2ch Stereo (PCM)

Still Image

Recording Media

Memory Stick Only

Max. Image Size (Still Mode)

6.1MP

Max. Image Size (Dual Record)

4.6MP

Compression

JPEG

PictBridge

Yes

Photo Capture from Movie Playback

 -

Built-in Flash (with Red-Eye Reduction)

Yes

General

Weight Without Battery

550g

Dimensions Without Battery (W x H x D)

82x82x138mm

Connection

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

Yes

HD Video Out (via Component RGB RCA Cable)

Yes

HDMI Out

Yes

Mic. / Headphone Jack

Yes (3.5mm Jacks)

i.LINK

Yes

USB Terminal

Yes (USB1 Mini Jack)

DC In

Yes

Batt. Rec. Time (LCD On)

NPFH50 (Actiforce)

70 mins

NPFH60

97 mins (Supplied)

NPFH70 (Actiforce)

155 mins

NPFH100 (Actiforce)

365 mins

Supplied Accesories

AC Adaptor

AC-L200

InfoLITHIUM Battery

NP-FH60

AV Cable (Stereo RCA)

Yes

Component Y/Pb/Pr Cable (RCA)

Yes

USB Cable (Mini --> Full Sized)

Yes

i.LINK Cable (mini Jack both ends)

Yes

Remote Commander

RMT-831

CD-ROM: Picture Motion Browser 3.0

Yes

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

Yes

Enjoy Handycam DVD

Yes

 

* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice

 

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Sony says:

 

Full HD 1080 Video Recording: From the innovators in camcorder technology, Sony’s HDR-HC9 Handycam delivers Full 1080 recording for the utmost experience. The unique layout enables signal processing for up to 1080 lines of resolution. Record your memories with the spectacular picture and image reproduction of Full HD 1080.

x.v.Color Compliant: The newly-developed colour system expands the colour range by approximately 1.8 times and records colour variations closer to what the human eye can recognize. This advanced system offers increased picture depth and detail.

High-Definition/Standard Definition Switchable: The powerful and versatile HDR-HC9 HDV Handycam offers more shooting options. Capture every moment your way with dual HDV/DV recording. Use regular MiniDV tapes to capture high-definition and standard definition video.

ClearVid™ CMOS Sensor: For smear-free images with wide dynamic range, high picture quality, and accurate picture brightness. Its enhanced sensitivity creates less image noise in low light, higher pixel still images, and greater detail even when recording standard definition video.

Super SteadyShot® Optical Stabilization: An enhanced version of Sony’s unique image stabilization system, the HC9 Handycam Super SteadyShot optical stabilization system controls an even higher range of shake and vibration frequencies. Unlike similar stabilization systems, Super SteadyShot achieves a higher level of smoothness without video degradation.

6.1 Megapixel Digital Still Camera with PictBridge™: Switch from high-resolution video to digital still images easily. Capture the moment with the full power of a digital still camera and connect to any PictBridge printer for amazing prints at home with no need for a PC connection.

Carl Zeiss® Vario-Sonnar® T* Lens: The advanced, multi-layer optical coating system improves contrast while enhancing colour. Reducing ghosting and flare by 80%, its anti-reflective technology allows more light to pass through, helping to create a sharper image.

Smooth Slow Recording: Thanks to its powerful ClearVid CMOS Sensor, the HDR-HC9 HDV Handycam captures quick motions hardly noticed by the naked eye, recording at 240fps (fields per second) for smooth slow motion playback.

2.7" WIDE Hybrid Clear Photo LCD Plus™ (211K): Multi-layered coating reduces reflection and increases contrast, ensuring excellent visibility in bright sunlight. Its enhanced resolution and large 2.7” LCD makes it easy to adjust settings and shoot spectacular, high-definition digital video.

Real-Time Digital Video/Still Imaging: Hold on to a single moment without missing any of the action. Capture outstanding 4.6 Megapixel digital still pictures while simultaneously recording vibrant digital video. The HDR-HC9 HDV Handycam camcorder delivers the best of both worlds.

HDMI Connection: Enjoy Full HD playback and transfer using the integrated HDMI connections. HDMI connection allows even use of uncompressed video playback to experience the full power of your HD recording.

Supplied iLink cable and PC Software: The HDR-HC9 comes supplied with easy to use PC Software and iLink connectors to ensure easy transfer and management of your HD recordings. Become empowered to control all your recordings.


Plus More Great Features:

Multi-Mode Down Conversion (from 1080i to others)
10x Optical Zoom, 20x Digital Zoom
16:9 WIDE Colour Viewfinder(123K)
Start/Stop & Zoom Buttons on LCD Frame
Super NightShot™ Full-Colour Infrared (0lux)
Super SteadyShot® Optical Stabilization
Manual Shutter Speed
Assignable Dial
Auto Lens Cover
Lens Hood
Usage Guide
Built-in Flash
Colour Bar