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Sony Handycam DCR-DVD404E

The DCR-DVD404E is a 3 Megapixels DVD Handycam with Carl Zeiss lens, True 16:9 wide screen, 2.7" wide LCD screen and 5.1 channels Dolby Digital record...

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ProGood specs and quality sony build

Consold model

Bought one of these for Xmas as some people are now starting to sell of ex-display models, which makes them a bargain. With a baby on the way I was looking for a camcorder that I could use to record those family moments as he grows up, and with this little device I think I have it. This camcorder...

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“Handy little camcorder”

published 27/06/2006

ProCan record straight to DVD

ConsDVD's can be difficult to find

This is a snappy little digital video camera. This is incredibly simple to use and is great for capturing that special moment. It can also be used as a digital camera and has a slot for a memory card too, although you can put your digital photo's onto the DVD. The main disadvantage I found was...

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Product Information : Sony Handycam DCR-DVD404E

Manufacturer's product description

The DCR-DVD404E is a 3 Megapixels DVD Handycam with Carl Zeiss lens, True 16:9 wide screen, 2.7" wide LCD screen and 5.1 channels Dolby Digital recording with a built-in microphone.

Product Details

Product Description: Sony Handycam DCR-DVD404E - camcorder - DVD, Sony Handycam DCR-DVD404 - camcorder - DVD

Product Type: Camcorder - widescreen

Media Type: DVD

Memory Card Slot: Memory Stick Duo card, Memory Stick PRO Duo card

Sensor Resolution: 3.31 Mpix, 3.3 Mpix

Effective Sensor Resolution: Video: 2 Mpix - Photo: 3.0 Mpix

Lens System: Carl Zeiss 10 x zoom lens - 5.1 - 51 mm - f/1.8-2.9

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Digital Zoom: 120 x

Image Stabiliser: Electronic (Super Steady Shot)

Camera Flash: Built-in flash

Viewfinder: Electronic - 0.3" - colour, Electronic - colour

Display: LCD display - 2.7"

Supported Battery: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )

AV Interfaces: Composite video

Dimensions (WxDxH): 6.6 cm x 14.3 cm x 9 cm

Weight: 0.5 kg, 510 g

General

MPN: DCRDVD404E.CEH, DCR-DVD404E, DCR-DVD404

Product Type: Camcorder

Camcorder Sensor Resolution: 3.31 Mpix, 3.3 Mpix

Effective Video Resolution: 2 Mpix

Effective Photo Resolution: 3.0 Mpix

Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Camcorder Media Type: DVD ( DVD-R (8cm), DVD-RW (8 cm), DVD+RW (8cm) )

Optical Sensor Type: Advanced HAD CCD

Optical Sensor Size: 1/3"

Optical Zoom: 10 x

Digital Zoom: 120 x

Faders: Wipe fader, overlap fader, white fader, black fader

Image Stabiliser: Electronic (Super Steady Shot)

Auto Focus: TTL contrast detection

Digital Video Format: MPEG-2

Image Recording Format: JPEG

AV Interfaces: Composite video

Exposure & White Balance

Min Illumination: 0 lux

Exposure Modes: Programme, automatic

Shooting Programs: Spotlight, Sunset & Moon, landscape, portrait mode, Beach & Ski, sports lesson

Special Effects: Sepia, Mosaic, Pastel, Monotone, Old Movie, Luminance Key

White Balance: Custom, automatic, presets

White Balance Presets: Indoor, outdoor

Max Shutter Speed: 1/3500 sec

Min Shutter Speed: 1/3 sec

Auto Exposure Bracketing: 3 steps

Lens System

Type: Carl Zeiss 10 x zoom lens - 5.1 - 51 mm - f/1.8-2.9

Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera: 45 - 450mm

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Zoom Adjustment: Motorised drive

Filter Size: 30 mm

Features: Built-in lens shield

Camera Flash

Camera Flash: Built-in flash

Flash Modes: Fill-in mode, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction

Effective Flash Range: 0.3 m - 2.5 m

Additional Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Additional Features: USB 2.0 compatibility, touch-screen control, backlight compensation, auto power save, digital noise reduction, date/time stamp, progressive shutter system, accessories hot shoe, 5.1 channel surround sound ready

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: Electronic

Viewfinder Colour Support: Colour

Viewfinder Diagonal Size: 0.3"

Viewfinder Resolution: 123,000 pixels

Display

Type: 2.7" LCD display

Resolution: 123,000 pixels

Display Features: Rotating

Microphone

Microphone Features: Wind noise reduction

Connections

Connector Type: 1 x composite video/audio output ¦ 1 x microphone ¦ 1 x remote control ¦ 1 x DC power input

Memory Card Slot: Memory Stick Duo card, Memory Stick PRO Duo card

Software

Software: Nero Express 6

System Requirements for PC Connection

Operating System Support: MS Windows XP, MS Windows 2000, MS Windows ME

Peripheral Devices: USB port, CD-ROM Drive

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: Cleaning cloth, power adapter, audio / video cable, IR remote control

Battery

Battery Type: Sony NP-FP60

Details: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )

Memory / Storage

Memory Card Slot: Memory Stick Duo card, Memory Stick PRO Duo card

Image Storage: Fine JPEG 2016 x 1512 : 20 - with 32MB card ¦ Standard JPEG 2016 x 1512 : 48 - with 32MB card ¦ Fine JPEG 2016 x 1344 : 27 - with 32MB card ¦ Standard JPEG 2016 x 1344 : 65 - with 32MB card ¦ Fine JPEG 1600 x 1200 : 32 - with 32MB card ¦ Standard JPEG 1600 x 1200 : 75 - with 32MB card ¦ Fine JPEG 640 x 480 : 190 - with 32MB card ¦ Standard JPEG 640 x 480 : 485 - with 32MB card

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 6.6 cm

Depth: 14.3 cm

Height: 9 cm

Weight: 0.5 kg, 510 g

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