Sony launches four DVD camcorders

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Sony launches four DVD camcorders

6th January 2005

Now shoot your movie in 16:9 and 5.1 surround sound directly to a DVD- simple to use but with amazing results

Launch of four Sony DVD Handycam DCR-DVD92E, DCR-DVD202E and DCR-DVD203E and DCR-DVD403E in April 2005

3.31megapixel CCD means higher picture quality for DCR-DVD403E DVD Handycam

Ease of use and simplicity are key features for the range.

DCR-DVD403E
Sony's new DCR-DVD403E is always ready to record true 16:9 widescreen and 5.1-channel Surround sound.

This means it can directly produce a complete multi-channel DVD's that can be played back to the full on a home theatre system.

Picture quality is assured on the DCR-DVD403E by the very reliable Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens.

DCR-DVD92E, DCR-DVD202E and DCR-DVD203E
These new DVD Handycam models let you simply shoot & playback, all completely on DVD.

DCR-DVD202E and DCR-DVD203E Handycam are always ready to record true 16:9 widescreen and 5.1-channel Surround sound with optional accessories.

Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lenses fit with 12X Optical Zoom for DCR-DVD202E and DCR-DVD203E and with 20x Optical Zoom for DCR-DVD92E.

Main characteristics of the DCR-DVD403E

3 Megapixel CCD
The unique Sony Primary Colour Filter on the 3 Megapixel CCD is comprised of RGB filters for more accurate colour reproduction.

The DCR-DVD403E provides true 16:9 widescreen recording, taking advantage of the full width of the 3Megapixel CCD, results in a wider angle of view than 4:3 recording.

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.

Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* Lens
The advanced multi-layer T* coating within the Carl Zeiss lenses minimizes reflections, reduces flare and increases contrast. This results in brilliantly vivid images, natural colour saturation and precise renditions of subtle tones. A 10X Optical Zoom lens ensures high quality during zooming and close focussing.

5.1-channel Surround Recording
The DCR-DVD403E features a built-in microphone that is always ready to record in 5.1-channel Surround sound, producing a complete DVD that can be played back to the full on a home theatre system. 5.1-channel surround audio is perfect for use in conjunction with today's widescreen TVs giving a cinematic sound and feel to your home movies.

Main characteristics of the DCR-DVD203E, DCR-DVD202E and DCR-DVD92E

True 16:9 widescreen (DCR-DVD203E and DCR-DVD202E)
The DCR-DVD203E and DCR-DVD202E Handycam provide true 16:9 widescreen recording, taking advantage of the full width of the 1Megapixel CCD, results in a wider angle of view and a higher resolution picture 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.

Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens
These three camcorders each feature a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens, with a 12x Optical Zoom capability for DCR-DVD202E and DCR-DVD203E, 20X Optical Zoom capability for DCR-DVD92E, and a filter diameter of 30mm. 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.

5.1 channel Surround recording ready (DCR-DVD203E and DCR-DVD202E)
DCR-DVD203E and DCR-DVD202E are ready to record in 5.1-channel Surround sound, making it even more ideal for owners of home theatre systems. Video can be recorded directly on the DVD disc with 5.1-channel surround audio when the "Active Interface Shoe" is fitted with a Sony High quality surround microphone.

DVD-R / -RW / +RW Recording compatibility
All four camcorders are capable of recording directly to DVD discs. Formats supported by the new Sony DVD Handycam are DVD-R, DVD-RW and DVD+RW for direct recording and DVD-RW and DVD+RW for rewriting. The 8cm DVD Discs used by the Handycam range can be played back on most consumer DVD players.

To view images recorded on DVD+RW on DVD player devices, without proceeding with the finalization session, images need to be recorded for more than 8 minutes with SP recording mode. Sony does not guarantee the playback of such recordings for all DVD+RW compatible devices

Shared Camcorder Features

Easy and Convenient
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 difficult shooting situations, even when you are holding the camera above your head.

Easy Handycam
Sony's unique Easy Handycam menu gives one-button access to simplified camera operation and recording settings. It locks out the more advanced features of the menu, giving the user a quick and easy selection of basic settings to choose from. These are displayed on the LCD screen in large, easy to read characters.

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

Accessory kit - ACC-DVDP -
All-in-one valuable accessory kit containing an exclusive compact carrying case, spare "infoLITHIUM" rechargeable NP-FP50 battery and a DVD+RW disc.

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

Microphone - ECM-HQP1 -
High quality surround microphone is capable of 5.1-channel surround sound recording.