Shooting and sharing video is easy with the DCR-DVD610 Handycam camcorder.
The simple controls and powerful features let you record your favorite events
without a hassle. Compose your shots on the 2.7" widescreen (16:9) touch panel
LCD display, then close in on the action using the powerful 40x optical/2000x
digital zoom. Gain even more control over your images with Super Steady Shot
image stabilization, as well as Super NightShot Plus technology for excellent
quality in low light. With Hybrid recording technology, you can capture it all
directly to a DVD or removable Memory Stick Duo or Memory Stick PRO Duo media.
1/8" Advanced HAD CCD Imager, 680K Pixels (Gross)
1/8" 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
40X Optical / 2000X Digital Zoom
The optical zoom helps to bring the action close up from far away. In addition,
Digital Zoom Interpolation means that extreme digital zooming is clearer, with
less distortion than previous types of digital zoom.
Professional Quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens
Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lenses are designed specifically for compact camcorders,
and utilize precision ground optics to maintain the sharpness and contrast found
with larger lenses.
DVD Format Video Recording
The DVD recording format in MPEG2 (SD) delivers digital picture and sound
quality comparable to that of MiniDV, but on DVD. Playback of these DVDs
couldn't be simpler (depending upon the playback device used). After finalizing
the disc in the camcorder, the disc can play back in most DVD Players (SD),
computers, Blu-ray Disc players, and even PlayStation 3 video game consoles.
DVD-R/-RW/+RW and +R DL (Dual Layer) Compatible
Compatibility with a variety of DVD formats allows the ease-of-use and
simplicity found in DVD media. With DVD+RW media there is no need to finalize
the disc (minimum recording required); simply remove the finalized disc and
insert the media into a compatible DVD or Blu-ray Disc Player.
Hybrid Recording to DVD or Memory Stick Media
Hybrid recording technology delivers a new level of flexibility for transferring
your video footage and digital photos from the camcorder to compatible viewing
devices. Record to DVD media, or choose instead to record to removable Memory
Stick Duo media or Memory Stick PRO Duo media. You can even select from various
dubbing functions to easily copy video or still images from the Memory Stick
media to DVD -- without using a PC. Images recorded or transferred to DVD can
then be played directly most DVD Players (SD), computers, Blu-ray Disc players,
and even PlayStation 3 video game consoles to share your memories with friends
Missing an important scene can be frustrating, especially if the reason is
because your camcorder is turned off. With the Quick On feature, the touch of a
single button places that camcorder in Sleep mode. Another push instantly wakes
the camcorder, so you'll always be ready to capture special moments.
Built-in zoom microphone
Featuring Dolby Ditigal 5.1 Creator, the built-in zoom microphone focuses audio
recording on your subjects in sync with the camera's zoom lens, helping memories
ring true with clear dialogue and crisp, discrete sounds.
2.7" Wide (16:9) Hybrid Touch Panel Clear Photo LCD Plus Display (211K
The 2.7" Wide (16:9) LCD screen provides exceptional viewing clarity with
improved resolution (211K pixels). The display rotates up to 270 degrees for
multiple viewing angles, as well as provides sharp, detailed images for
monitoring or playback. The widescreen format makes shooting in 16:9 mode and
composing shots even easier.
Memory Stick PRO Duo Media Slot
Capture still images directly onto Memory Stick PRO Duo media (sold separately)
for easy transfer to PCs for emailing, printing, or sharing with other
compatible Memory Stick devices (sold separately).
Super SteadyShot Image Stabilization System
An advanced version of Sony's SteadyShot Image Stabilization system that
controls an even higher range of shake and vibration frequencies, to achieve an
even higher level of smoothness without degradation of video like some other
image stabilization systems.
InfoLITHIUM Battery with AccuPower Meter System
Unlike NiCad (Nickel Cadmium) batteries, Sony's rechargeable Lithium Ion
batteries are not subjected to a life shortening "Memory Effect," so you're free
to charge the battery at any time. Additionally, Sony's exclusive AccuPower
meter displays the battery time remaining in minutes, in either the viewfinder
or on the LCD screen.
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
Super NightShot Plus Infrared System
The Super NightShot Plus Infrared System uses a slow shutter mode to let you
shoot video with improved color and contrast, even in total darkness (0 lux).
Stamina Battery Power Management System
When using the Sony InfoLITHIUM Battery, the Stamina Battery Power Management
System helps the camcorder prolong battery life for extra long continuous
recording times from a single charge.
Scene Selection Modes
Scene Selection modes make recording easy even when filming in challenging
situations. Choose from Auto, Twilight, Candle (move only), Sunrise & Sunset,
Fireworks (move only), Landscape, Portrait, Spotlight, Sports (movie only),
Get creative when recording or playing back your videos with Sony's Picture
Effect Modes. Effects available in Monotone, Sepia and Pastel
Enhance your personal videos by adding professional looking fader effects.
Choose from Black and White.
Visual Index Screen
Shows thumbnail images of video clips and still images when playing back on your
camcorder or DVD player, making your selection easier.
At the touch of a button, battery information is displayed on the LCD screen
when charging and when the camcorder is turned off. When using the LCD screen or
viewfinder, the display will show how much the battery is charged -- in 10%
increments -- and the recordable time left.
Easy Handycam Button
Using a camcorder can be intimidating for some people. With a press of the Easy
Handycam Button, most of the advanced features of the camcorder are "locked
out," letting you focus only the buttons essential for recording.
Change the menu display from English to English (Simplified), Canadian French,
Latin American Spanish, or Brazilian Portuguese