Sony DCR-HC48 MiniDV Handycam Camcorder

Sony Updated: 2007-06-07
Sony DCR-HC48 MiniDV Handycam Camcorder

With a 1 megapixel CCD, the DCR-HC48 MiniDV Handycam® camcorder captures every detail of every frame. And you'll get everything in the frame with the 25x optical/2000x digital zoom through the Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® Lens. The 2.7" wide hybrid touch panel LCD displays your video in vivid detail while allowing you to easily control the camcorder's features. You even have better control over your video clarity with Super SteadyShot® image stabilization and Super NightShot® Plus. And with the built-in Memory Stick Duo™ media slot and the supplied Handycam Station, it's quick and simple to share everything you've recorded.

1.0 Megapixel (Gross) Advanced HAD™ CCD Imager
1/6" Advanced HAD™ (Hole Accumulation Diode) CCD with 690K (effective) pixels provides stunning detail and clarity with exceptional video (up to 520 lines of horizontal resolution) and still image performance. The Megapixel technology enhances your digital videos and digital still photography performance.

MiniDV Recording
Offers up to 520 lines of horizontal resolution, 3X the color bandwidth and a significantly higher signal/noise ratio, to provide spectacular video performance.

25X Optical/2000X 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-Tessar® 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.

2.7" Wide (16:9) Touch Panel Hybrid LCD Display4 (123K Pixels)
Provides excellent viewing clarity for both 16:9 and 4:3 apsect 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.

One Touch Wide Angle Shooting
Easily switch between 16:9 and 4:3 aspect ratios for shooting with just the touch of a button.

Super SteadyShot® Picture Stabilization System
Picture stabilization system that uses motion sensors to detect and compensate for camera "shake" without compromising picture quality like some other digital stabilization systems.

Handycam Station
The supplied Handycam Station cradle provides quick and easy connections to a compatible 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.

InfoLithium® Battery with AccuPower™ Meter System
Charge the battery at anytime because unlike NiCad (Nickel Cadmium) batteries, Sony's rechargeable Lithium Ion batteries are not subject to a life shortening "memory effect". Sony's exclusive AccuPower™ meter displays the battery time remaining in minutes, in either the viewfinder or on the LCD screen.

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.

Digital Still Memory Mode with Memory Stick Duo® Media
Capture still images up to 1152x864 resolution, directly onto Memory Stick Duo™ Media for easy transfer to PCs for emailing, printing or sharing with other compatible Memory Stick™ devices.

Tele Macro Function
Useful for shooting close up shots, but without having the camcorder casting a shadow on the subject. Images shot in the Tele Macro Mode will have the subject properly focused with the background unfocussed so that the subject stands out.

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 environment.

Super NightShot® Plus Infrared System
With Sony's Super NightShot Plus Infrared System you can capture natual looking video, even when shooting in low light. Record subjects up to 20 feet away using the built-in infrared system, but without the overall monochrome color common with earlier low-light recording systems.

On Screen Zoom and Record Controls
For additional control of the camcorder, the DCR-HC48 features Zoom and Record buttons on the frame of the LCD screen. This allows the user more flexibility when holding the camcorder, especially in overhead or low angle shots.

Stamina® Battery Power Management System
Using the optional NP-FH1000 InfoLithium® Battery, the DCR-HC48 can continuously record for up to 10 hours (viewfinder) or 9 hours (LCD) on a single full charge, providing extra long battery life2.

Scene Selection Modes
Scene Selection modes make recording easy even when filming in challenging situations. Choose from Beach, Candle, Fireworks, Landscape, Portrait, Sports Lesson, Spotlight, and Sunrise & Sunset.

Picture Effects
Get creative when recording or playing back your videos with Sony's Picture Effect Modes. Effects available in Camera mode: Moasaic or Pastel. Effects available in Playback mode: Monotone, Negative Art, Sepia or Solaraize.

Enhance your personal videos by adding professional looking fader effects. Choose from Black, White, Mosaic, Overlap, Wipe, Monotone, Dot

USB Streaming-2
Stay connected to family and friends by broadcasting live video with audio over the internet using the USB interface. You can even playback your favorite recorded scene on the camcorder's tape. It's like having your own video conferencing system.

Easy Handycam Button
Using a camcorder can be intimidating for some people, so with a press of the Easy Handycam button, most of the advanced features of the camcorder are "locked out" leaving only the buttons essential for recording operational.

Battery Information
At the touch of a button, battery information is displayed on the LCD screen when charging and when the camcorder is turned off. The display will show how much the battery is charged, in 10% increments and the recordable time left when using the LCD screen or in the viewfinder.

Picture Motion Browser
Easily organize still images and video, and turn them into stunning music videos using the supplied software.