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Sony DCR-HC28 MiniDV Handycam Camcorder with 20x Optical Zoom (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- Carl Zeiss Vario- Tessar lens; 20x optical/800x digital zoom
- 1/6-inch Advanced HAD CCD imager
- 2.5-inch touch-panel SwivelScreen LCD monitor
- Super SteadyShot image stabilization and NightShot Plus technology
- Easy Handycam button for ease of use
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|Item Dimensions||4.8 x 6.9 x 7.4 inches|
|Item Weight||5 pounds|
|Lithium Battery Energy Content||12 Watt Hours|
|Lithium Battery Voltage||7.4 Volts|
|Lithium Battery Weight||4 ounces|
|Media Format Digital Video||MiniDV|
|Media Type||Mini DV|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||6.8 MP|
|Optical Sensor Technology||CCD|
|Shipping Weight||2.2 pounds|
From the Manufacturer
1/6-inch Advanced HAD CCD imager The 1/6-inch Advanced HAD (Hole Accumulation Diode) CCD with 340K effective pixels provides stunning detail and clarity with exceptional video (up to 500 lines of horizontal resolution) and still image performance.
MiniDV recording Offers up to 500 lines of horizontal resolution, 3x the color bandwidth and a significantly higher signal/noise ratio, to provide spectacular video performance.
20x optical/800x 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.
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.
2.5-inch touch-panel SwivelScreen LCD 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.
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.
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.
NightShot Plus infrared system With Sony's NightShot Plus Infrared System you can capture natural looking video, even when shooting in low light. Record subjects up to 10 feet away using the built-in infrared system, but without the overall monochrome color common with earlier low-light recording systems.
Stamina battery power management system Using the optional NP-FH1000 InfoLithium battery, the DCR-HC28 can continuously record for up to 14 hours (viewfinder) or up to 12 hours (LCD) on a single full 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 Beach & Ski, Landscape, Portrait, Sports Lesson, Spotlight or Sunset & Moon modes.
Picture effects Get creative when recording or playing back your videos with Sony's Picture Effect modes. Effects available in Camera mode: Mosaic and Pastel. Effects available in Playback mode: Monotone, Negative Art, Sepia, and Solarize.
Fader effects Enhance your personal videos by adding professional looking fader effects. Choose from Black, Mosaic, Monotone and White.
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-percent increments and the recordable time left when using the LCD screen or in the viewfinder.
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.
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.
Picture Motion browser Easily organize still images and video, and turn them into stunning music videos using the supplied software.
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Top Customer Reviews
This camera is also about half the size of Canon and combined with low price and weight, produces a package that I can drag with me while going to the beach, bicycling, hiking, etc and not having to worry about ruining expensive piece of electronic gear, as was the case with my Optura which, at the time when I bought it, cost me about 2.5 times of what I paid for Sony.
So far, I've used this camera in about all of the lighting conditions that I would expect to ever having to consider. I have NO COMPLAINTS about its performance. Picture seems to be sharply focused and color tones are correct. Focus is fast enough to keep up with little kids or to shoot some sports/action. Sound quality of the microphone is quiet acceptable.Read more ›
its extremely easy to use. the minidv tapes are very cheap and if you have a dvd burner you can get very good quality video's directly. the battery life is sufficient but one of the best things is the sound quality and microphone pic up. i was 10 metres away on a wind swept beach but the camera picked up my voice perfectly. did nt give it 5 stars because it does nt come with a firewire cable and irritatingly i have to buy to different cables to use it on a sony laptop and a apple mac
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I liked it alot. Wish I could of gotten a longer line of sight but it worked as promisedPublished 9 months ago by penny duke-greenaway
It is old school, but we have a ton of cassettes with lots of fun on them. Our last one was dropped in water on an adventure, and now we can still watch old fun times with friends... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Laura L Bedard
At this late date be careful as I suspect that many of these still available may have problems. I've had several HC-28s. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Robert Schlegel
this camera was nothing like it was advertised. the add said that it worked good. but it worked far away from good. the picture was fragmented something awful. Read morePublished on August 8, 2013 by luis melendez
I ordered this camera mainly to use as a tape deck to log and capture footage onto my computer. It works great! I have also used to it record my kids. Read morePublished on April 12, 2013 by Wendy Duncan
not quite what i expected but works ok eyelense doesnt move makes it akward when recording but it works just finePublished on March 2, 2013 by lere araujo