Sony HDR-HC9E Full HD Tape camcorder

Very high quality video and still imaging plus advanced manual features
Full HD on tape, 6MP photo, 10x optical zoom, 2.7-inch LCD

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Sparkling HD video on tape
Superb quality Carl Zeiss optics
Advanced manual functions

Full HD 1080 video recording on affordable DV tape (HDV format) Up to 1 hour HD recording plus playback compatibility with Standard Definition DV tape ClearVid CMOS sensor for superb picture quality and higher sensitivity Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens with 10x optical zoom / 20x digital zoom Super SteadyShot optical image stabilisation for improved still image and video stability, especially in low light x.v.Colour mode for vivid, lifelike colours 6 megapixel still photo recording onto removable Memory Stick Dual Rec (simultaneous 4.6 megapixel still photo during video recording) 2.7” Wide Clear Photo LCD Plus easy to use touchscreen Wide colour viewfinder Start/Stop and Zoom buttons on LCD screen frame Advanced manual functions – Spot Meter and Focus, Peaking, Centre Marker, Manual Focus (Infinity) HDMI™/component connector for enjoying HD video on HD ready TV PhotoTV HD output for optimised still photo display on compatible BRAVIA TV Up to 6 hours STAMINA continuous shooting time (with optional battery) HDV/DV (i.LINK) connection (in/out) for video editing with connected PC Supplied lens hood reduces glare for video enthusiasts Fun, easy to use Picture Motion Browser software with web upload assist function

Audio

Audio System
HDV ; MPEG1 Audio Layer2 Stereo / DV ; PCM

Audio Dubbing 12bit
NO

Built in Microphone
Stereo

Built in Speaker
YES

Surround Recording
NO

Camera

Image Device: Size
1/2.9 ClearVid CMOS Sensor

14bit DXP
YES

Exmor technology
NO

Advanced HAD technology
NO

Image Processor
Real Imaging Processor

x.v.Colour
YES

Number of Pixels Gross (K)
3200

Number of Pixels Act Camera mode (K)
16:9 Mode ; 2280 / 4:3 Mode ; 1710

Number of Pixels Act Memory mode (K)
16:9 Mode ; 2280 / 4:3 Mode ; 3040

Focus: Full Range Auto
YES

Focus: Manual
YES

Manual Focus Key
Dial / Panel

Spot Focus (Touch Panel)
YES

Spot Meter
YES

Minimum Illumination (lux)
5

Minimum Illumination with NightShot (lux)
0

SteadyShot (Image Stabilisation)
Super (Optical)

Face Detection
NO

D-range Optimiser
NO

Night Shot
Super NightShot

Camera Noise Reduction
NO

Shutter Speed
1/2-1/800 (including Scene Selection)

White Balance
Auto / Outdoor / Indoor / Onepush

Scene Selection
Twilight / Twilight Portrait (Still only) / Candle / Sunrise & Sunset / Fireworks / Landscape / Portrait / Spotlight / Beach / Snow

Auto Slow Shutter
YES

Colour Slow Shutter
YES

Backlight Compensation
YES

Smooth Slow Rec
YES

Interval Rec.
NO

Fader
Black / White / Mosaic / Monotone

Telemacro
YES

Dimensions

Depth (mm)
138

Height (mm)
82

Width (mm)
82

Weight without Tape/Battery (g)
550

Flash / Light

Flash
YES

Flash Automatic Pop Up
YES

Video light
NO

Flash Mode: Recommended Distance (Memory Mode) (m)
0.3-2.5

Hologram AF
NO

Night Framing
NO

Jacks

Audio Input
YES

Audio Output
YES

Video Input
NO

Video Output
YES

S-Video Input
NO

S-Video Output
YES (with optional accessory cable)

i.LINK (DV) Input
YES

i.LINK (DV) Output
YES

USB Input
YES (USB 2.0 Full-speed)

USB Output
YES (USB 2.0 Full-speed)

Component Video Output
YES

HDMI™ Output
YES

External Microphone Input
YES

Headphone Jack
YES

Lens / Zoom

Lens
Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T*

F
1.8-2.9

f (Focal Distance) (mm)
5.4-54

f (35mm conversion): Camera mode (mm)
16:9 Mode ; 40-400 / 4:3 Mode ; 49-490

f (35mm conversion): Memory mode (mm)
16:9 Mode ; 40-400 / 4:3 Mode ; 37-370

Filter Diameter (mm)
37

Zoom Ratio (Optical)
10

Zoom Ratio (Digital)
20

Precision Digital Zoom
NO

Zoom Key
Lever / Button on LCD frame

Still Image Recording

Still image recording on Memory Stick
YES

Compression of still image
JPEG

Recording Media
Memory Stick DUO

Memory Stick PRO Compatibility
YES

Image Size: Max
16:9 Mode ; 2848 x 1602 (4.6M) / 4:3 Mode ; 2848 x 2136 (6.1M)

Image Size: VGA
640 x 480

Burst Record Auto Exposure Bracketing
NO

Burst Record Multi 9 Pictures
NO

Index Playback
YES

Memory Mix
NO

PictBridge compatibility
YES

Still Recording during Movie (Dual Rec)
YES (4.6 M)

Others

Quick ON
NO

16:9 Wide (Full) Recording
YES

Wide Select Button
YES

Start / Stop Rec button on LCD
YES

Zoom button on LCD
YES

BRAVIA Sync
NO

Full HD Progressive Playback
NO

Accessory Shoe
YES

Battery Info
YES

Built in Light
NO

Demonstration Mode
YES

InfoLITHUM System
YES

Picture Effects
Skin Tone / Mosaic / Solarization / Monotone / Sepia / Neg.Art / Pastel

Digital Picture Effects
Still / Flash Motion / Trail / Old Movie / Cinematic Effect

Power Consumption : LCD (W)
4.3

Power Consumption : VF (W)
4

Continuous Recording Time with Supplied Battery and Viewfinder (min)
105

Max. Continuous Recording Time with Optional Battery and Viewfinder (min)
395

Progressive Recording Mode
NO

USB Streaming
NO

Easy Handycam
YES

Supplied Accessories

AC Adaptor
AC-L200

AV Cable
Multi AV (No S-cable)

Rechargeable Battery Pack
NP-FH60

i.LINK Cable
YES

USB Cable
YES

USB Driver
YES

Editing Software
Picture Motion Browser (HDV / DV)

Stylus Pen
NO

Shoulder Strap
NO

Wrist Strap
NO

Tape / Cleaning Tape
NO

Wireless Remote Commander
RMT-831

21 Pin Adaptor
NO

View Finder / LCD Monitor

LCD Type
Clear Photo LCD plus

Hybrid LCD Screen
YES

LCD: Size (inch)
2.7

LCD: Pixels (dots)
211200

Touch Panel
YES

Viewfinder
Colour WIDE

Viewfinder: Pixel (K dots)
123.2

Recorder/ Player

Movie Format
High Definition, HDV (1440 x 1080) / Standard Definition, DV

Recording Media
miniDV tape

HYBRID (Movie rec on Memory Stick)
NO

HYBRID Plus (Movie rec on internal memory and Memory Stick)
NO

Movie Quality
SP / LP (Standard Definition only)

Visual Index
NO

Face Index
NO

Film Roll Index
NO

One Touch Disc Burn Button
NO

Dubbing Button
NO

Hi8/Video8 Playback
NO

LP Recording
YES

Cassette Memory
NO

NTSC Playback on PAL TV
NO

Playback Zoom
YES

Signal Convert Function
NO