Manufacturer’s Description

Powerful capture and versatile use make the DCR-HC38 MiniDV Handycam the ideal camcorder for any occasion. No matter where you are, the 40x optical/2000x digital zoom always lets you be right in the middle of the action. Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens and Super SteadyShot built-in image stabilization make every frame perfect. And the 2.5 touch panel LCD monitor makes sure you see it all, no matter what environment you']re in. For dimly lit areas, the NightShot Plus feature keeps your video bright and clear as day.

The Specs

Video Recording
Minimum Lux Rating 5 lux
Video Capture Format DV
Additional Specifications
Frequency Band On Screen Zoom and Record ControlsEasy Handycam ButtonBattery InformationMulti-Language Menu
Number of Scene Modes 9
Viewfinder Type Electronic
Effective Video Resolution 0.3 Megapixel
Product Line Handycam
Total Pixels 680000
Maximum Video Lines 500
Maximum Shutter Speed 4000 1/f
Audio Support PCM|Stereo
Min Focal Length 1.9 mm
Product Model DCR-HC38
Exposure Settings Auto Exposure|Manual Exposure
normalized-Number of Image Sensor Pixels 0.68
Product Series DCR
White Balance Auto|Manual|Preset Modes
Effective Image Resolution 0.3 Megapixel
Total Camcorder Resolution 0.7 Megapixel
Special Effects 16:9 Wide Screen TV Effect|Black and White|Mosaic|Negative Art|Pastel|Sepia|Solarization
Focus Features Auto Focus|Manual Focus|Spot Focus
Max Aperture 1.8 1/f
Max Focal Length 76 mm
normalized-Height 86.36
Minimum Shutter Speed 60 1/f
Video Broadcast Standards NTSC (analog)
Included Components AC Adapter|Battery
Brand Name Sony
normalized-Digital Zoom 2000
Quick Glance
Interface Connection 1 x Audio/Video Out|1 x i.Link|1 x USB|1 x S-Video Out|1 x DC Power In
normalized-Weight 15.87
LCD Screen Size 2.5 in
Recording Media Tape Media|MiniDV
Image Stabilization Electronic
normalized-Optical Zoom 40
Power Source InfoLithium
Warranty Information 1 Year Limited
Weight 15.87 oz
Height 3.4 in
Width 2.5 in
Depth 4.6 in
Image Processor
Image Sensor CCD
Image Sensor Quantity 1
Image Sensor Size 1/6"
More Info
General Features
Additional Features Fader Function|Viewfinder
Lens Features
Optical Zoom 40 X
Digital Zoom 2000x
Filter Diameter 30 mm

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