Sony launches Hi-8 camcorder

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Sony launches Hi-8 camcorder

Press Release
6th January 2005

The latest Hi8 Handycam is the ideal intro to making home movies

Launch of Sony CCD-TRV238E Hi8 analogue camcorder in January 2005

Intro model delivers good picture quality and ease of use for all the family

CCD-TRV238E is an ideal introductory camcorder, while more senior family members will appreciate the no-nonsense camera functions, solid, easy to grip body, and 2.5-inch LCD display with easy to read menus.

Main characteristics of the CCD-TRV238

Powerful Zoom Lens
The 20X optical zoom on the CCD-TRV238 ensures a clear, high quality picture throughout zooming to the subject. It takes a 37mm filter and can thus deliver better performance. The camcorder also features a 990x digital zoom facility.

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.

Easy and Convenient
Ease of use is of prime concern for this model. Situated handily on the frame of the LCD monitor is a Start and Stop Record button and the 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.

Another enhancement is the Easy Handycam menu. With one-button access, this function locks out the more advanced features of the menu, giving the user a quick and easy selection of basic camera operation and recording settings to choose from. These are displayed on the LCD screen in large, easy to read characters.

NightShot plus
Low-level light recording technology is incorporated in the form of Night Shot Plus, which can record in more natural colour in low-light environments.

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-DHM3 -
All-in-one accessory kit containing an exclusive convenient carrying case, spare "infoLITHIUM" rechargeable NP-FM50 battery and a Hi8 tape.

Battery - NP-QM91D -
High capacity "infoLITHIUM" M series rechargeable battery allowing long time recording. Equipped with one-touch power level display.

Carrying case - LCS-VA20 -
Compact, easy-to-carry shoulder bag featuring an inner partition for storing accessories.