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Sony DCR-HC48 Mini DV Digital Handycam Video Camera

Sony DCR-HC48 Mini DV Digital Handycam Video Camera

25 x Optical Zoom.GIF50 x Digital Zoom.GIF2.7 inch LCD.GIFthis camera uses REAL WIDESCREEN technology.GIFthis camera DOES NOT have a dedicated night mode.GIFthis camera DOES NOT HAVE an ACCESSORY SHOE.GIFuses Mini DV tapes.GIFuses Memory Stick Pro Duo cards.GIF

The Sony DCR-HC48 Digital Video HandyCam uses a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens with a 41mm wide angle setting (35mm equiv.) for high quality video recording.  This video camera features a 25 x optical zoom and a 50 x digital zoom, which can be controlled either using a button on the video camera body, or on the LCD frame.  The Sony DCR-HC48 Digital Video HandyCam has an Easy mode for beginners and comes with a HandyCam Station.  RRP $699

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
HandyCam Station
- keep the handycam station plugged in to your computer and power and you just need to sit your video camera in place for easy data transfer and charging
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-HC48E Digital Video Camera
Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery
AC Adaptor (to charge battery)
Remote Commander
HandyCam Station
AV Cable
Software CD-ROM
12 Month Warranty with Sony Australia

To get started, DCW recommends....

... extra
for video

... extra
for photos

... a spare

... a

... a carry

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Full Specifications of the Sony DCR-HC48 (from Sony Australia)

Imaging Sensor
Sensor Type: 1/6" (3.0mm) 1152H CCD Sensor Advanced HAD Technology
No. of Pixels (Gross): Approx. 1070k pixels
No. of Pixels "MOVIE" Rec (Effective): Approx. 670k pixels (16:9)
No. of Pixels "STILL" Rec (Effective): Approx. 1000k pixels (4:3)
Carl Zeiss Lens: Vario Tessar
25x Optical 50x / 2000x Digital
F: 1.8-3.2
f (Focal Distance): 2.5 - 62.5mm
f (35mm Conversion) in "MOVIE" Rec position: 16:9 - 41-1189mm4:3 - 43-1075mm
f (35mm Conversion) in "STILL" Rec position: 16:9 - 39-975mm4:3 - 36-900mm
Filter Diameter: 30mm
Viewfinder: Colour
Size/Dots: 0.69cm / 123,200 dots
Size: 2.7" (16:9)
No. of Pixels: 123,200 dots (560 x 220)
Hybrid LCD Monitor: Yes
Touch Screen Panel: Yes
Focus System: Full range auto / Manual
Spot Focus: Yes (Touch Panel)
Minimum Illumination: 4lux (Auto Slow Shutter ON, Shutter Speed 1/25)
White Balance: Auto / outdoor / indoor / Onepush (Touch Panel)
One-push Auto: Yes (Touch Panel)
White Balance Shift: -
Shutter Speed: 1/2 - 1/3500
NightShot: -
Colour Slow Shutter: Yes
Program AE modes: Auto, Twilight, Candle, Sunrise & Sunset, Fireworks, Landscape, Portrait, Spotlight, Sports Lesson, Beach, Snow
14-Bit DXP: -
AE Shift: -
Exposure Controls: Yes (Touch Panel) (27 Steps)
Spot Meter: Yes (Touch Panel)
Smooth Interval Recording: Yes
Iris Control/Gain Control: Auto only / Auto only
Zebra Pattern: -
Guide Frame: -
Histogram: -
Fader Functions: Black / White / Mosaic / Overlap / Wipe / Monotone / Dot
Picture Effects: Mosaic, Solarization, Monotone, Sepia, Neg. Art, Pastel
Digital Picture Effects: Still. Flash Motion, Luminance Key, Slow Shutter, Trail, Old Movie,
16:9 Wide: Yes (High Quality)
Steady Shot: Super SteadyShot
Easy Handycam Function: Yes
Tele Macro: Yes
Recording: PCM Digital Stereo Recording (DV 1 2/16bit)
Playback: PCM Digital Stereo Playback (DV 1 2/16bit, 32k, 44k, 48k)
Camera (still image)
Still Image Memory Stick REC in "MOVIE" Rec: Yes
Memory (still image)
Recording Media: Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, High Speed Memory Stick PRO Duo
Image Size: 4:3 : 1.0M (1152x864) VGA (640x480)16:9 : 0.7M (1152x648)
Compression: JPEG
PictBridge: Yes
Interval REC: Yes
Copy between TAPE/DVD/HDD
to Memory Stick:
Tape to MS REC640x480 (4:3)640x360 (16:9)
Playback Zoom: Yes
Slide Show: Yes
Built-in Flash: -
Memory (MPEG)
Format: -
Remote Control: RMT-831
USB Streaming: Yes
Direct Access to
"Click to DVD":
Direct Access to
Video CD Burn:
Start/Stop on LCD Frame: Yes
Zoom Button on LCD Frame: Yes
Weight: 400g (w/o tape or battery)
Dimensions (W x H x D): 63x85x114mm
Accessory Shoe: -
Additional Features: -
Format: DV
Signal Convert Function: -
Playback Zoom: Yes
Video (via Multi AV): Video Out / S Video Out / Audio Out (Handycam Station)
External Microphone Input: -
Interface Connector (for Handycam Station): Yes
i.LINK: Yes (Handycam Station)
Lanc: -
USB Terminal: Yes (Handycam Station) (mini-B USB 1.0)
DC In: Yes
Approx. continuous recording time (LCD off)
NPFH40 (Actiforce): 110min
NPFH50 (Actiforce): 130min
NPFH70 (Actiforce): 280min
NPFH100 (Actiforce): 635min