Five Sony MiniDV Handycams

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Five Sony MiniDV Handycams

6th January 2005

Sony's new MiniDV line - always ready for shooting and playback.

Launch of five Sony MiniDV Handycam DCR-HC19E, DCR-HC22E, DCR-HC32E, DCR-HC39E and DCR-HC42E in February 2005.

Range includes Megapixel and widescreen recording and playing back models.

The highly versatile Handycam Station supplied ensures that your camcorder is always ready for shooting and playing back.

DCR-HC42E and DCR-HC39E
One step ahead, these Compact DV camcorders from Sony use the full width of a 1megapixel CCD to always capture and playback your images in true 16:9 widescreen. A high picture quality for both movies and still images are guaranteed and true 16:9 movies can be played back to the full on a home theatre system.

DCR-HC19E, DCR-HC22E and DCR-HC32E
These new camcorders will ensure that the quality of your image will remain high as you zoom into your subject from a distance with featuring Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens capable of a 20X optical zoom.

Handycam Station
Your camcorder is always ready to shoot and playback. The Handycam Station is a powered cradle for the DCR-HC22E, DCR-HC32E, DCR-HC39E and DCR-HC42E that features an i.LINK connection for digital video editing on a PC or to copy footage to a DVD recorder, as well as USB for Web streaming purposes. Multi AV (Analogue, S-Video and Audio) is also featured for dubbing to analogue tape, as well as playing back movies or still images on a TV.

Throughout connection, the camcorder's "infoLITHIUM" battery is powering up, ensuring that the docked Handycam is charged and ready to be picked up and used at any time.

Main characteristics of the DCR-HC42E and DCR-HC39E

True 16:9 widescreen
Both Handycam provide true 16:9 widescreen recording, taking advantage of the full width of the 1Megapixel CCD, results in a wider angle of view than 4:3 methods.

This is ideal for playback on today's popular widescreen TVs and for widescreen playback on the camera itself the camcorders also feature a 2.7-inch Wide Hybrid LCD monitor that ensures that a bright, clear picture can be viewed anywhere, even at high contrast locations.

Start and stop record controls and a secondary Zoom button are conveniently placed on the Wide LCD frame for quick access when viewing the subject on the display or for during difficult shooting situations, even when you are holding the camera above your head.

Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens
Both models feature a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens, with a 12x Optical Zoom capability and a filter diameter of 25mm. This ensures that your footage will be of pin-sharp quality, even when you are zooming in from a significant distance, while the sizable lens guarantees a bright picture.

Main characteristics of the DCR-HC19E, DCR-HC22E and DCR-HC32E

Powerful Zoom Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens
These three camcorders each feature a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens, with a 20X Optical Zoom capability and a filter diameter of 25mm. This ensures that your footage will be of pin-sharp quality, even when you are zooming in from a significant distance, while the sizable lens guarantees a bright picture.

SHARED CAMCORDER FEATURES

STAMINA for worry-free recording
Sony's STAMINA technology makes sure you have a worry free long recording time on the camcorders. They are powered by "infoLITHIUM" battery that can provide continuous recording, rechargeable via a supplied AC adaptor. A Battery Info button displays available recording times and remaining charge level on the LCD display when activated. This function is accessible anytime when the camcorder is turned off.

Ease of use: LCD features
Situated handily on the frame of the LCD monitor are a Start and Stop Record button and a secondary Zoom button for quick access when viewing the subject on the display, or for during difficult shooting situations, even when you are holding the camera above your head.

The LCD monitor displays a touch panel menu, rendered on the screen, which makes it easy to operate the functions.

Software and accessories
Movies can be enhanced using the supplied Picture Package software. This can apply soundtracks and video effects to your captured footage and burn the result to Video CD in three easy steps.

Optional accessories
Sony provides a wide variety of accessories to maximize the shooting experience with Handycam. Our wide assortment of accessories will respond to the diverse needs of our customers.

Accessory kit - ACC-DVP2 -
All-in-one valuable accessory kit containing an exclusive compact carrying case, spare "infoLITHIUM" rechargeable NP-FP50 battery and a Mini DV tape.

Carrying case - LCM-HCD -
Light weight and compact carrying case including a detachable shoulder strap and belt loop for maximum versatility.

Sports pack - SPK-HCA -
High quality sports pack with built in stereo microphone that can be used up to 5 meters under water.

Sony manufactures audio, video, communications and information technology products for the global consumer and professional markets. With its music, pictures, game and online businesses, Sony is uniquely positioned to become a leading personal broadband entertainment company in the 21st century. In Europe, Sony recorded consolidated annual sales of EUR 13.47 billion (yen 1,765 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2004, based on an average market exchange rate for the same period of yen 131 to the EUR. Sony Europe, headquartered at the Sony Center am Potsdamer Platz in Berlin, is responsible for the company's European electronics business and registered consolidated sales of EUR 8.71 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2004.