With its 1/4” advanced CCD imager and professional-quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar lens, this Sony Mini-DV camcorder captures the moments in stunning detail. The MiniDV digital recording format delivers 3 times the color bandwidth of VHS and a lower signal-to-noise ratio than analog formats, producing results comparable to DVD. Its 2-1/2”, 123K-pixel LCD screen also acts as a touch panel that allows you to navigate the menu by simply touching the screen. LCD rotates up to 270 degrees for comfortable filming. 10x optical/120X precision digital zoom brings the action close. Digital still memory mode features 640x480 resolution and records directly to Memory Stick media for easy PC downloading. MPEG movie mode records uninterrupted to the full capacity of the Memory Stick media and the USB streaming broadcasts live video via the Internet. Also features bi-directional DV interface, Super NightShot infrared system and Super SteadyShot with built-in motion sensors. Converts or records any analog NTSC video source to digital via its analog inputs. InfoLithium battery is not subject to life-shortening memory effect and may be recharged at any time. Features 340K effective/680K gross pixels CCD imager producing up to 500 lines of horizontal resolution, color viewfinder, progressive shutter system, playback zoom, battery information on LCD, digital picture effects, digital program editing, EXIF 2.2, intelligent accessory shoe, Pixela ImageMaker CD-ROM software and Stamina battery power management system. Comes with AC-L15 power adapter/in-camera charger, NP-FM30 InfoLithium rechargeable battery, 8MB Memory Stick media, RMT-814 wireless remote, A/V cable, lens cap, shoulder strap, USB cable, LCD cleaning cloth and CD-ROM with USB driver. Compatible with Windows 98SE/Me/2000/XP, and Macintosh OS 8.5.1-9.1(2). No. DCR-TRV22. 3-3/5Hx2-4/5Wx4-1/10L”.
Amazon.com Product Description With a size that is 28 percent smaller and lighter than Sony's previous camcorders, the DCR-TRV22 does not compromise powerful optics and audio performance. The camcorder's features include a 10x optical zoom, a 1/4-inch CCD for clean imaging, a 2.5-inch LCD with touchscreen control, a color viewfinder, and an 8 MB Memory Stick for still image capture.
Here's a Sony feature that adds value to this digital camcorder and differentiates it from other models in the Sony lineup.
| || MPEG Movie Mode: Originally found on step-up Sony Digital Still Cameras, Sony presents another camcorder first--MPEG Movie Mode for select Handycam Camcorders. Capture MPEG digital video and store it directly to your Memory Stick Media. Movie length ranges from 5 seconds to the length allowed by the capacity of your memory stick with MPEG Movie EX. Take the "Best Of" scene recorded on video tape, for example--the groom kissing the bride on the wedding day, convert it to an MPEG Movie and share it with family and friends via the Internet. |
Sony's SteadyShot picture stabilization keeps your images smooth and steady without degrading picture quality. The technology uses motion sensors, which tend to be more accurate than most other systems used in the camcorder market.
The professional-quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar lens ensures light capture will be well-contrasted and clear. The 1/4-inch CCD sensor yields a gross 680,000 pixels and records images accurately in vibrant color and sharp resolution. The TRV22 has a robust 10x optical zoom that fits most purposes, but for extra distance the camera can reach 120x through the digital zoom. Several autoexposure modes allow for automatic operation while achieving ideal images for the situation.
You can record video in low- to no-light situations with Sony's NightShot system, which uses infrared light to capture images invisible to the human eye. With the function on, subjects up to 10 feet away can be seen in total darkness. You can also use the color slow shutter for color night shots instead of the regular green night-shot hue.
Sony's Stamina power management system and InfoLithium battery give the TRV22 a long operating time. To keep you informed of current battery life, Sony's AccuPower meter displays the number of minutes remaining right in the viewfinder.
The TRV22 features a 2.5-inch color LCD and a color viewfinder. The menu is accessed via a touchscreen display on the LCD, reducing the clutter of buttons on the camera. You can take digital stills and record small MPEG1 movies using the included 8 MB Memory Stick.
The USB streaming feature can turn the TRV22 into a video conferencing tool or a Webcam, and the standard IEEE 1394 connection can be used for digital video editing on a computer.
MiniDV is the preferred format for personal and broadcast-quality video, highly regarded for its high audio and image quality. With up to 540 lines of horizontal resolution and minimum color noise, MiniDV delivers a 20 percent clearer picture than analog camcorder formats. This is all delivered on a cassette that's 1/12th the size of a standard VHS tape. A MiniDV tape offers a digital recording time of 2 full hours--20 times the capacity of a CD.
This package includes the TRV22 camcorder, power adaptor and in-camera charger, InfoLithium rechargeable battery, 8 MB Memory Stick, wireless remote, AV cable, lens cap, shoulder strap, USB cable, two AA batteries, and USB drivers.