Sony Dcr-hc96 Specification Guide

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MiniDV Handycam® Camcorder
Compactness meets power in the DCR-HC96 MiniDV Handycam camcorder. A 3.0 Megapixel Imager and Primary 
Color Filter capture incomparable video and stills. Monitoring and playback are pleasurable and user-friendly on 
the 2.7" widescreen LCD Touch Panel display. And a Built-in Flash sheds light on even the darkest conditions.
3.3 Megapixel (Gross) Advanced 
HAD™  CCD Imager 
1/3" Advanced HAD™  (Hole 
Accumulation Diode) CCD with 2048K 
(effective) pixels provides stunning 
detail and clarity with exceptional 
video (up to 530 lines of horizontal 
resolution) and still image 
performance. The Megapixel 
technology enhances your digital 
videos and digital still photography 
MiniDV Recording
Offers up to 530 lines of horizontal 
resolution, 3X the color bandwidth and 
a significantly higher signal/noise ratio, 
to provide spectacular video 
10X Optical/120X 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 
2.7" Wide Touch Panel SwivelScreen™  
Hybrid LCD Display (123K Pixels)
The 2.7" Wide (16:9) LCD screen 
provides excellent viewing clarity with 
improved resolution. The high resolution 
123K 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 
Analog To Digital Conversion with 
Convert and/or record any analog 
NTSC video source to digitalvideovia 
the analog inputs. Analog NTSC video 
can also be passed through the digital 
Handycam Camcorder directly into a 
PC via the i.LINK interface in real-time 
for easy PC editing of your analog 
Digital Still Memory Mode with Memory 
Stick Duo™  Media  
Capture still images at 2016x1512 (3.0 
Megapixel) resolution, directly onto 
Memory Stick Duo™  Media for easy 
transfer to PCs for emailing, printing or 
sharing with other compatible Memory 
Stick™  devices.
Progressive Shutter System
A mechanical shutter system that 
provides progressive scan performance 
while utilizing an interlaced scanning 
system. Digital still images will be 
sharp and clear with excellent 
Super SteadyShot® Picture Stabilization 
Picture stabilization system that uses 
motion sensors to detect and 
compensate for camera "shake" 
without compromising picture quality 
like some other digital stabilization 
Handycam Station
The supplied Handycam Station cradle 
provides quick and easy connections 
to a TV for viewing or to a PC for 
editing and sharing video. Just placing 
the camcorder on the Handycam 
Station instantly makes the connections. 
No need to search for cables or wires 
when charging or playing back.
i.LINK® DV Interface
A digital high-speed bi-directional 
interface which provides 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.
One Touch Wide Angle Shooting
Easily switch between 4:3 and 16:9 
aspect ratios for shooting with just the 
touch of a button.
Manual Focus
Allows the user to manually adjust the 
focus of the camcorder using the touch 
panel. Manual focusing also allows the 
user to control the focus in difficult 
situations where either the environment 
or the subject does not allow the 
camcorder's auto focus to perform 
optimally, such as when shooting 
through a window or in a crowded 
Tele Macro Function
Active Interface Shoe
USB Streaming
Super NightShot® Plus Infrared System
On Screen Zoom and Record Controls
Program AE (Auto Exposure) Modes
Picture Effects
Digital Effects
Battery Information
Easy Handycam Button
Picture Package™  Software 
InfoLITHIUM Battery with AccuPower™  
Meter System