Digital8 record/play, Hi8/8mm play only * digital photo mode * MPEG Movie EX mode * 460,000-pixel CCD * 2-1/2" color touchpanel *
From the Manufacturer
The Sony DCR-TRV460 Digital8 Handycam camcorder gives you the best digital features at the price of an analog. Just some of its numerous features include a huge 2.5" SwivelScreen LCD display, a monstrous 20X optical zoom, NightShot Plus infrared recording, USB streaming, and Stamina Battery Power Management System. It also includes touch-screen operation through the LCD display and digital still image capture onto convenient Memory Stick Media. Plus, Digital8 recording means high-quality digital recording on inexpensive Hi8 and 8mm video cassettes, so you get professional results without paying professional prices. Its the digital camcorder that anyone can afford!
| Digital8 Video Recording: Digital8 recording format delivers 3X the color bandwidth of VHS with significantly less video noise providing stunning video performance. Digital8 records digital audio and video comparable to MiniDV on affordable Hi8 tapes. |
| With a press of the Easy Handycam button, most of the advanced functions of the camcorder are "locked out" leaving only the buttons essential for recording operational. |
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| Sony's i.LINK DV (or MICROMV) interface gives you true digital-to-digital editing, without the "generation loss" of analog editing. And the i.LINK interface is compatible with a range of Sony digital VCRs, Sony edit controllers, and Sony PCs with editing software. |
| Stay connected with family and friends by broadcasting live video with audio, via the Internet with the USB interface. You can even playback your favorite recorded scene stored on tape. It's like having your own web camera or video conferencing system. |
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| With Sony's NightShot Infrared system you can capture natural looking video even when shooting in low light up to 10 feet away using the built-in infrared system. |
| SteadyShot Picture Stabilization smoothes and steadies your images without degrading picture quality. Sony does it with motion sensors --- a more accurate system than many other camcorders on the market. |
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| Stamina Power Management the combination of low power consumption and an optional InfoLithium battery give Sony Handycam models incredible operating time. To keep tabs on battery life, Sony's AccuPower meter displays the number of minutes remaining -- right in the viewfinder. |
| Battery information is momentarily displayed without having to power on the camcorder. Quickly access the battery's status by pressing the Battery Info button. The Recording Time Available is displayed in minutes on either the LCD screen or in the viewfinder. |
| Digital Still Memory Mode: Capture digital still images directly onto Memory Stick media for easy transfer to e-mail, printing, or sharing with compatible Memory Stick devices. |
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What's in the Box
- 1/6" CCD Imager, 460K Pixels Gross
1/6" CCD imager with 290K (effective) pixels provides great detail and clarity, with exceptional analog video performance.
- 20X Optical/990X Digital Zoom
The optical zoom helps to bring the action up close 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.
- Backward Compatibility
The DCR-TRV460 is capable of playing back 8mm, Hi8 and Digital8 video tapes for maximum convenience for those who have an existing library of analog cassettes.
- 2.5" SwivelScreen Touch Panel LCD Display (123K Pixels)
Provides excellent viewing clarity with improved resolution. The high-resolution 123K pixel LCD rotates up to 270-degrees for multiple viewing angles providing sharp detailed images for monitoring or playback.
- InfoLithium Battery with AccuPower Meter System
Charge the battery at any time because unlike NiCad (Nickel Cadmium) batteries, Sonys rechargeable Lithium-Ion batteries are not subjected to a life shortening "memory effect". Sonys exclusive AccuPower meter displays the battery time remaining in minutes in the viewfinder or the LCD screen.
- Digital Still Memory Mode Capable with Memory Stick Media
Digital Still Memory Mode captures high-quality still images at 640 x 480 resolution directly to Memory Stick or Memory Stick PRO Media. Images are stored in the JPEG format providing easy transfer to PCs for emailing, printing or sharing with friends and family.
- Analog-to-Digital Conversion with Pass Through
Convert and/or record any analog NTSC video source to digital video via 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 footage.
- Easy Dubbing
Connect the Handycam camcorder to a VCR deck to make VHS copies of your home videos quickly and easily. The camcorder will control up to 59 brands of VCRs.
- Stamina Battery Power Management System
Using the optional NP-QM91D InfoLithium battery the DCR-TRV460 can continuously record up to 10 hours on one complete charge, providing extra long battery life.
- Program AE (Auto Exposure) Modes
Program AE modes make recording easy even when filming in challenging situations. Choose from Portrait, Beach & Ski, Sports Lesson, Landscape, Spotlight, Sunset & Moon modes.
- Picture Effects
Get creative when recording or playing back videos with Sonys Picture Effect modes. Effects available in Camera mode: Negative Art, Sepia, Monotone, Solarize, Pastel and Mosaic. Effects available in Playback mode: Negative Art, Sepia, Black & White and Solarize.
- End Search
Advances the video tape to the last 5 seconds of the recorded scene. This prevents accidentally recording over previous recorded videos.
- Fader Effects
Enhance your personal videos by adding professional looking fader effects. Choose from Black, Mosaic, White, Bounce, Overlap, Wipe, Monotone and Random Dot.
DCR-TRV460 Digital8 Handycam, AC-L15 Power Adaptor/In Camera Charger, NP-FM30 InfoLithium Rechargeable Battery, Mono A/V Cable, Lens Cap, USB Cable, Shoulder Strap, CD-ROM with USB Driver (Picture Package Software Ver. 1.0 for Sony), RMT-831 Wireless Remote Commander Remote Control.