An ideal solution for recording just about any occasion, the ultra-compact DCR-SX45 Handycam Camcorder features a 3.0" touch-screen LCD (230K), a professional-quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens, which delivers sharp, high-resolution images and powerful 70x extended zoom that lets you capture extremely tight shots.Still Image Max Effective Resolution : 470K pixels,Still Image Size(Photo Mode) : 307K pixels 4:3 (640x480); 230K pixels 16:9 (640x360),Photo Capture from Movie : 307K pixels 4:3 (640x480); 230K pixels 16:9 (640x360).Video Resolution : 720x480/60i,Video Actual (Pixel) : Approx. 410K pixels (16:9), Approx. 470K pixels (4:3).
From the Manufacturer
Sony DCR-SX45 Standard Definition Handycam Camcorder
The ultra-compact DCR-SX45 features a 3.0” touch-screen LCD (230K), a built-in LED video light, as well as a professional-quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens, which delivers sharp, high-resolution images and powerful 70x extended zoom that lets you capture extremely tight shots, even from far away.Other features like an LED video help you to take your best shots at night or in low light settings.
70x Extended Zoom to get even closer to the action
Extended Zoom works in conjunction with 60x optical zoom to get even closer to the action while maintaining image quality.
Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens
The professional-quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens is designed specifically for compact camcorders. Precision ground optics help maintain the sharpness and contrast of larger lenses, and SteadyShot image stabilization helps reduce blur caused by camera shake.
3.0” touch-screen Clear Photo LCD Plus display (230K)
The 3.0” touch-screen Clear Photo LCD Plus display provides exceptional viewing clarity with 230K pixels resolution. The display rotates up to 270 degrees for multiple viewing angles, as well as provides sharp, detailed images for monitoring or playback. The convenient touch panel allows easy access to menus and additional functionality such as spot focus and spot metering.
SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode
Steadyshot image stabilization with Active Mode allows for a greater degree of image stabilization over the well known, Sony developed, SteadyShot stabilization that has been used for years, giving you more stable video even when on the move or in low light circumstances.
Intelligent Auto (36 different scene combinations possible)
Intelligent Auto mode goes a step beyond traditional auto modes by analyzing your shot and then automatically selecting the appropriate settings from seven distinct scene modes (36 different combinations possible): Landscape, Backlight, Twilight, Spotlight, Macro, Portait, Tripod.
Dolby Digital stereo recording with Built-in Zoom Mic
The built-in zoom microphone focuses audio recording on your subjects with the camera's zoom lens, helping memories ring true with clear dialogue and crisp, discrete sounds.
Face Detection to keep faces in focus
Face Detection technology recognizes faces and optimizes camera settings for both video and still images, so faces are captured more clearly and skin tones look more natural.
Built-in LED video light
features an LED light that can assist in low-light situations giving you more flexibility when capturing your video.
Built-in USB cable for easy file transfer/charge
The high-speed, built-in USB 2.0 cable allows for easy connection to your computer without having to remember separate cables. It also fits conveniently into the hand strap so it’s out of the way until you need it.
Direct Copy to external HDD without PC3
Store your memories in a whole new way with the ability to copy videos from your camcorder directly to an external hard disk drive3
(sold separately), all without a computer. Your camcorder can also access videos stored on the external hard drive for playback on your TV, allowing you to utilize the camcorder’s handy playback features.
Includes Sony PMB (Picture Motion Browser) software2
Sony Picture Motion Browser software offers a simple, intuitive way to transfer, sort, and view your video and still images on your compatible PC2
. In addition, multiple output options let you burn your memories to DVD, as well as take advantage of one click upload to a number of popular video and photo sharing sites1
. Auto Lens Cover
The automatic lens cover protects the Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens from scratches during transport or while not in use by closing the lens cover automatically when the camera is shut off.
Film Roll / Face Index
With Film Roll Index, the camcorder previews the beginning of scenes and creates scene indexes set at specified display intervals (3, 6, or 12 seconds and 1 or 5 minutes). Face Index indexes your video footage according to the faces detected in each scene. When it’s time to play back video, simply search for what you want by selecting from among the detected faces displayed in the index.
Dual Media card slot
For convenient storage and sharing of your images and videos, the DCR-SX45
accepts Memory Stick Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo media and SD/SDHC media (sold separately).What’s in the box
Sony DCR-SX45 SD Flash Memory Camcorder (Black), AC Adapter, Power Cord, NP-FV30 Battery Pack, A/V Connecting Cable, USB Cable, CD-ROM, User's Operating Guide and 1-Year Parts & 90-Days Labor Limited Warranty.
1. Requires PC with internet connectivity.
2. Requires Microsoft Windows XP SP3/ Windows Vista SP2/Windows 7. Not supported by Mac OS.
3. Requires VMC-UAM1 cable (sold separately), AC power for camcorder, and hard drive formatted in FAT-32. USB-hub not supported. External HHD/USB media should be less than 2TB(Terabytes).