PAL system Camcorders record and playback in PAL format only, and will not playback on an NTSC (USA) TV.
For the first time, record high-definition video
directly to a hard disk drive with the HDR-SR1. Now you can capture all your
memories anyway you want.
Boasting a generous 3.5" Wide (16:9) Hybrid Touch Panel Clear Photo LCD
screen and multiple connectivity options, youll have complete control from
capture to cut. For the first time ever, you can record high-definition video
directly to a Hard Disk Drive (HDD) with the HDR-SR1 Handycam camcorder. In
addition, the dual HD/SD format allows you to record in standard definition as
well. You will also be able to freeze time in flawless detail with a 4.0
Megapixel still capture feature to the HDD or Memory Stick Duo Media.
2.1 Megapixel (Gross) ClearVID CMOS Sensor
1/3" ClearVID CMOS Sensor with 1990K (effective) pixels provides stunning
detail and clarity with exceptional video (up to 1080 lines of horizontal
resolution - HD; 530 lines of horizontal resolution - SD) and still image
performance. The Megapixel technology enhances your digital videos and digital
still (3980K) photography performance.
10X Optical/80X 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-Sonnar T* Lens
Carl Zeiss lenses have an advanced optical multi-layer coating for increased
contrast. This results in vivid image brilliance, true-to-life color saturation
and perfect renditions of subtle tones. The additional T coating on the lens
further reduces unwanted glare and flare.
Dolby Digital 5.1ch Recording
The HDR-SR1 will record in Dolby Digital 5.1ch surround sound with a built-in
microphone. By recording in 5.1 channel surround sound you can now experience
your home movies with active sounds coming from all directions. Enjoy your
personal home movies the way you experienced them while recording.
3.5" Wide (16:9) Hybrid Touch Panel Clear Photo LCD plus Display (211K Pixels)
The 3.5" Wide (16:9) LCD screen provides excellent viewing clarity with improved
resolution. The 211K pixel LCD screen rotates up to 270 degrees for multiple
viewing angles providing sharp, detailed images for monitoring or playback, and
the widescreen format makes shooting in 16:9 mode and composing shots even
Smooth Slow Record
By increasing the record rate from 60 fields per second (fps) to 240 fps for 3
seconds allowing you to capture 3 seconds of fast motion and play the video back
in 12 seconds. This is great for analyzing a golf swing or a viewing a bird in
Digital Still Memory Mode with Memory Stick Duo Media
Capture still images up to 2304x1728 (4:3) resolution, directly onto Memory
Stick Duo Media for easy trasfer to PCs for emailing, printing or shairing with
other compatible Memory Stick devices.
Super SteadyShot Image Stabilization System
An advanced version of Sony's SteadyShot 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
On Screen Zoom and Record
For additional control of the camcorder, the HDR-SR1 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.
USB 2.0 Interface
USB 2.0 interface provides an easy way to connect your Hard Disk Handycam
camcorder to the computer for fast trasfer of video and still images to your
computer for archiving and/or editing. The camcorder can also be used as an
external storage device, convenient for archiving, storing and transporting your
videos and still images.
One Touch Wide Angle Shooting
Easily switch between 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios for shooting, with just the
touch of a button.
Progressive Shutter System
A mechanical shutter system that provides progressive scan performance while
utilizing an interlaced scanning system. Digital still images will be sharp and
clear with excellent definition.
Active Interface Shoe
Provides a location directly on the camcorder on which to add optional
accessories while providing power and two-way communication to those
Super NightShot Infrared System
With Sony's NightShot 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.
While recording video in High Definition (HD) you have the ability to capture a
2.3 Megapixel (16:9) still image directly to Memory Stick Duo Media. While
recording in Standard Definition you have the ability to capture a 1.7 Megapixel
(4:3) still image directly to Memory Stick Duo media.
Easy PC Backup
Easily back up your footage (HD or SD) to your PC using the supplied software.
The footage will be stored on your PCs hard drive for archiving purposes and
viewing at a later time; the footage is stored by date for easy playback. In
addition, only new footage is tranferred to your PC each time you backup your