PAL system Camcorders record and playback in PAL format only, and will not playback on an NTSC (USA) TV.
With a 1 megapixel CCD, the DCR-HC48 MiniDV Handycam camcorder captures every
detail of every frame. And you'll get everything in the frame with the 25x
optical/2000x digital zoom through the Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens. The 2.7"
wide hybrid touch panel LCD displays your video in vivid detail while allowing
you to easily control the camcorder's features. You even have better control
over your video clarity with Super SteadyShot image stabilization and Super
NightShot Plus. And with the built-in Memory Stick Duo media slot and the
supplied Handycam Station, it's quick and simple to share everything you've
1-megapixel Advanced HAD CCD imager
1/6-inch Advanced HAD (Hole Accumulation Diode) CCD with 690K effective pixels
provides stunning detail and clarity with exceptional video (up to 520 lines of
horizontal resolution) and still image performance. The Megapixel technology
enhances your digital videos and digital still photography performance.
Offers up to 520 lines of horizontal resolution, 3x the color bandwidth and a
significantly higher signal-to-noise ratio, to provide spectacular video
25x optical/2000x 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.
2.7-inch widescreen touch-panel Hybrid LCD display
Provides excellent viewing clarity for both 16:9 and 4:3 aspect ratios, with
improved resolution. The high-resolution 123K pixel LCD screen rotates up to 270
degrees for multiple viewing angles, and provides sharp, detailed images for
monitoring or playback.
One-touch wide-angle shooting
Easily switch between 16:9 and 4:3 aspect ratios for shooting with just the
touch of a button.
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
Handycam Station included
The supplied Handycam Station cradle provides quick and easy connections to a
compatible TV for viewing or to a PC for editing and sharing video. Just placing
the camcorder on the Handycam Station instantly makes the connections. No need
to search for cables or wires when charging or playing back.
InfoLithium battery with AccuPower meter system
Charge the battery at any time, 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.
i.LINK DV interface
A digital, high-speed bi-directional interface which provides communication
between two compatible A/V devices. This connection allows for pure digital
transfer between devices equipped with an IEEE1394 interface, such as
camcorders, digital VTRs, capture cards, and PCs.
Digital Still Memory Mode with Memory Stick Duo media
Capture still images up to 1152 x 864 resolution, directly onto Memory Stick Duo
media and easy transfer to PCs for emailing, printing or sharing with other
compatible Memory Stick devices.
Tele Macro function
Useful for shooting close up shots, but without having the camcorder casting a
shadow on the subject. Images shot in the Tele Macro mode will have the subject
properly focused with the background unfocused so that the subject stands out.
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.
Super NightShot Plus infrared system
With Sony's Super NightShot Plus infrared system, you can capture
natural-looking video, even when shooting in low light. Record subjects up to 20
feet away using the built-in infrared system, but without the overall monochrome
color common with earlier low-light recording systems.
On-screen zoom and record controls
For additional control of the camcorder, the DCR-HC48 features zoom and record
buttons on the frame of the LCD screen. This allows the user more flexibility
when holding the camcorder, especially in overhead or low angle shots.
Stamina Battery Power Management System
Using the optional NP-FH1000 InfoLithium Battery, the DCR-HC48 can continuously
record for up to 10 hours (viewfinder) or 9 hours (LCD) on a single full charge,
providing extra long battery life.