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Sony HDR-HC7 Ultra Compact High Definition HDV 1080i  Digital Handycam Video Camera

Sony HDR-HC7 Ultra Compact High Definition HDV 1080i Digital Handycam Video Camera

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The Sony HDR-HC7 Digital Video HandyCam uses a Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens for high quality video recording.  The Sony HDRHC7 Digital Video camera features a 10 x optical zoom and a 20 x digital zoom. Still image capture 6.1MP (4.6 megapixel still capture while recording movies) is the highest in any video camera at time of release. Experience the amazing clarity and unprecedented realism of images captured with the High Definition Handycam HDR-HC7. RRP $2299. No longer available.

Place the pinnacle of high definition in your hands with the HDR-HC7 camcorder. It’s never been easier to capture the highest quality, high definition video possible on a MiniDV cassette.  


What's in the box?

Sony HDR-HC7 Digital Video HandyCam
AC adaptor
AV cable 
Component Video Cable
Lithium Battery (CR2025)
Rechargeable Battery Pack
Remote Commander (RMT-831)
i.LINK® Cable (VMC-IL4415)
USB Cable

12 Month Warranty with  Sony Australia

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Full Specifications of the Sony HDR-HC7 Digital Video HandyCam

Imaging Device: 1/2.9" 3200K Gross Pixels ClearVid™ CMOS Sensor
Pixel Gross: 3200K
Recording Media: MiniDV Cassette, Memory Stick
Duo™ Media, Memory Stick PRO Duo™ Media
Recording and Playback Times: High Definition: 60
minutes; Standard Definition: SP=60 min., LP=90 min.
Video Actual: 2280K Pixels (16:9), 1710K Pixels (4:3)
Still Actual: 2280K Pixels (16:9), 3040K Pixels (4:3)
USB Streaming: N/A
SteadyShot® Image Stabilization: Yes (Super; Optical)
Accessory Shoe: Yes, Active Interface Shoe
White Balance: Auto/Outdoor/Indoor/One Push
Memory Stick PRO™ Media Compatibility: Tested to support up to 4GB media capacity; does not support high speed transfer function; does not support Access Control security function.
Still Image Mode(s): JPEG
Minimum Illumination: 2 Lux (0 Lux with Super
NightShot® Infrared System)
Low Light Capability: Super NightShot® system
Convenience Features
Easy Operation: Yes
Fader Effects: Black, Monotone, Mosaic, White
Multiple Language Display: Yes
Slide Show Mode: Yes
Titling: N/A
Light/Flash: N/A/Yes
Scene Mode(s): Beach, Candle, Fireworks, Landscape, Portrait, Sports Lesson, Spotlight, and Sunrise & Sunset
Picture Effect(s): Monotone, Mosaic, Negative Art, Pastel, Sepia, Skin Tone and Solarization
Digital Picture Effect(s): Cinematic Effect, Flash
Motion, Old Movie, Still, Trail
PictBridge Compatible: Yes
Inputs and Outputs
LANC Terminal: Yes (Stereo Mini)
Analog Audio/Video Input(s): N/A
Analog Audio/Video Output(s): Yes (Multi A/V)
Digital Audio/Video Input(s): Yes (via i.LINK®)
Digital Audio/Video Output(s): Yes (via i.LINK®)
USB Port(s): Yes (1.1 compliant)
i.LINK® Interface: Yes
Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr) Output(s): Yes
Headphone Jack: Yes
Microphone Input: Yes
S-Video Input(s): N/A
S-Video Output(s): Yes (via optional accessory)
HDMI™ Connection Output(s): Yes
LCD: 2.7" (211K Pixels) Wide (16:9) Touch Panel Clear Photo™ LCD PlusDisplay
Lens Type: Carl Zeiss® Vario-Sonnar® T*
Viewfinder: Color, 123K Pixels
Docking Station: N/A
Microphone: Yes (Built-in; Stereo)
35mm Equivalent: 40-400mm(16:9 Camera Mode), 49- 490mm (4:3 Camera Mode), 40-400mm (16:9 Memory Mode), 37-370mm (4:3 Memory Mode)
Aperture: f1.8-2.9
Exposure: Touch Panel (24 steps)
Filter Diameter: 37mm
Focal Distance: 5.4-54mm; 450mm; Telemacro
Focus: Full Range Auto/Manual (Dial, Touch Panel)
Progressive Shutter Mode: N/A
Shutter Speed: Auto, 1/2-1/500 (Scene Selection Mode)
Optical Zoom: 10X
Digital Zoom: 20X
Resolution: 3MP
Power Consumption: HDV-4.2W/4.5W; DV-4.0W/4.3W (VF/LCD)
Battery Type: InfoLithium® with AccuPower™ Meter System (NP-FH60)
Supplied Software: Picture Motion Browser ver. 2.0
Analog-to-Digital Converter: N/A
Format(s) Supported: HDV 1080i and MiniDV
Weight: 1 lb. 6 oz. (650g) with tape and supplied battery
Measurements: 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" x 5 1/2" (82 x 82 x 138mm)
Supplied Accessories
Power Adaptor/ In Camera Charger (AC-L200)
InfoLithium® Rechargeable Battery (NP-FH60)
Wireless Remote Commander® Remote Control (RMT- 831)
A/V Cable
Component Video Cable
USB Cable
i.LINK® Cable (VMC-IL4415)

Features of the Sony HDR-HC7 Digital Video Camera

The HDR-HC7 lets you view the world through a professional grade Carl Zeiss® Vario-Sonnar® T* Lens with 10x optical/20x digital zoom and a 1/2.9” ClearVid™ CMOS Sensor. In addition to pristine quality video, you can capture 4.6 megapixel still images while the camcorder is recording video with the dual record mode feature. Take command of your pictures as you manually control focus, exposure, shutter speed, auto exposure shift and white balance shift. View everything you shoot on the 2.7” Wide Clear Photo™ LCD Plus featuring Touch Panel SwivelScreen™ technology, so you can swivel from any shooting angle. Super SteadyShot® technology and the Super NightShot® feature will help you capture videos you’ll want to share with the world.
3.2 Megapixel (Gross) ClearVid™ CMOS Sensor
1/2.9” ClearVid CMOS Sensor provides stunning detail and clarity with exceptional video (1080 lines of resolution, HD mode or 530 lines of horizontal resolution, SD mode) and still image performance (6.1 megapixels). Unlike traditional CCD imagers, CMOS sensors require less power, providing better battery performance.

Switchable HD/DV Format Recording
The HDR-HC7 is capable of recording and playing back both high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) video recorded on a standard MiniDV cassette.

Real-Time HD Codec Engine
This engine provides efficient MPEG2 compression, and recording and playback of clear HD images at the same bit rate of the DV format, so that high definition video can be recorded on the same MiniDV cassettes as are used for SD recording.

x.v.Color can capture or display nearly twice as many (1.8x) viewable colors than currently possible. This provides a more accurate and vivid color range, for a more natural, lifelike overall experience.

10X Optical/20X 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-Sonnar® T* 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. The additional T* coating on the lens further reduces unwanted glare and flare.

2.7” Wide (16:9) Hybrid Touch Panel Clear Photo™ LCD Plus Display (211K Pixels)
The 2.7” wide (16:9) LCD screen provides excellent viewing clarity with improved resolution. The 211K pixel LCD screen rotates up to 270 degrees for multiple viewing angles providing sharp, detailed images for monitoring or playback, and the widescreen format makes shooting in 16:9 mode and composing shots even easier.

Smooth Slow Record
By increasing the record rate from 60 fields per second (fps) to 240 fps for 3 seconds allowing you to capture 3 seconds of fast motion and play the video back in 12 seconds. This is great for analyzing a golf swing or a viewing a bird in flight. In addition, record an audio track to narrate what is being seen in the video.

Memory Stick Duo™ Media Slot
Capture still images up to 2848x2136 resolution, directly onto Memory Stick Duo™ Media for easy transfer to PCs for e-mailing, printing or sharing with other compatible Memory Stick® media compatible devices.

Dual Record
While recording video in high definition, you have the ability to capture a 4.6 megapixel still image directly to Memory Stick Duo™ media.

Super SteadyShot® (Optical) Image Stabilization System
This advanced form of Sony's SteadyShot Image Stabilization system that controls an even higher range of shake and vibration frequencies. This optical stabilization system achieves an even higher level of smoothness without degradation of video like some digital stabilization systems.

Cinematic Mode
Perfect for creating your own movie masterpieces, the HDR-HC7 cinematic mode lends a 24 frame film-like effect to your recordings.

i.LINK® Interface
The i.LINK interface provides a digital high-speed, bi-directional interface which enables audio/video communication between two compatible devices. This connection allows for pure digital transfer between devices equipped with an IEEE1394 interface, such as camcorders, digital VTRs, capture cards and PCs.

Tele Macro Function
This functionality is useful for shooting close-up shots without having the camcorder casting a shadow on the subject. Images shot in the Tele Macro mode will have the subject properly focused with the background unfocussed so that the subject stands out.

Active Interface Shoe
The active shoe provides a location directly on the camcorder on which to add optional accessories while providing power and two-way communication to those accessories.

Additional Features
Built-in Intelligent Flash
Super NightShot® Infrared System
Scene Selection Modes
Picture Effects
Fader Effects
InfoLithium® Battery with AccuPower™ Meter System
Stamina® Battery Power Management System
On Screen Zoom and Record Buttons
Easy Handycam
One Touch Wide Angle Shooting
Manual Focus
Multi-Language Menu


All specifications and information subject to change without notice.