Sony Handycam HDR-HC3 Specifications

Sony Handycam HDR-HC3

Sony Handycam HDR-HC3

Part Number: HDR-HC3 (Reviewed) Released: March 11, 2006

General

  • Depth
    5.5 in
  • Widescreen Video Capture
    Yes
  • Camcorder Media Type
    Mini DV (HDV)
  • Optical Sensor Type
    ClearVid CMOS
  • Total Pixels
    4.0 megapixels
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/3"
  • Digital Zoom
    80 x
  • Video Recording Modes
    LP, SP
  • System
    TTL contrast detection
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • Audio Signal Format
    MPEG1 Audio Layer II, PCM
  • Interfaces Provided
    composite video, composite video/audio
  • Horizontal Resolution
    1080 dpi
  • Image Stabilizer
    electronic (Super Steady Shot)
  • Shooting Modes
    digital photo mode
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • Effective Video Resolution
    2 MP
  • Digital Zoom
    80 x
  • Digital Scene Transition
    White fader, monotone fader, mosaic fader, black fader
  • Audio Signal Format
    MPEG1 Audio Layer II, PCM
  • Camcorder Interpolated Photo Resolution
    4.0 MP
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/3"
  • Interfaces Provided
    Composite video/audio, composite video
  • Enclosure Color
    Black
  • Optical Zoom
    10 x
  • Video Recording Modes
    SP, LP
  • Auto Focus
    TTL contrast detection
  • Effective Photo Resolution
    2.0 MP
  • Camcorder Sensor Resolution
    2.1 MP
  • Widescreen Video Capture
    Yes
  • Optical Sensor Type
    ClearVid CMOS
  • Manufacturer
    Sony

Exposure & White Balance

  • Min Illumination
    0 lux
  • Exposure Modes
    automatic, program
  • Shooting Programs
    beach & ski, portrait mode, scenery, spotlight, sunset & moon
  • Special Effects
    Cinematic, Flash Motion, Monotone, Negative Art, Old Movie, Pastel, Sepia, Skintone, Still
  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    indoor, outdoor
  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/500 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    1/2 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    1/2 sec
  • White Balance
    Custom, automatic, presets
  • Special Effects
    Still, Sepia, Pastel, Monotone, Old Movie, Flash Motion, Negative Art, Skintone, Cinematic
  • Shooting Programs
    Spotlight, sunset & moon, portrait mode, beach & ski, scenery
  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/500 sec
  • Exposure Modes
    Program, automatic
  • White Balance Presets
    Indoor, outdoor
  • Min Illumination
    0 lux

Carrying Case

  • Type
    none

Display

  • Display Format
    211,000 pixels
  • Display Form Factor
    rotating

Camera Flash

  • Type
    built-in flash
  • Camera Flash
    Built-in flash

Lens System

  • Optical Zoom
    10 x
  • Lens Aperture
    f/1.8-2.9
  • Min Focal Length
    5.1 mm
  • Max Focal Length
    51 mm
  • Focus Adjustment
    automatic, manual
  • Zoom Adjustment
    motorized drive
  • Filter Size
    30 mm
  • Lens Brand
    Carl Zeiss

Miscellaneous

  • Color
    black
  • Color Category
    black

Viewfinder

  • Viewfinder Type
    electronic
  • Viewfinder Resolution
    123000 pixels
  • Viewfinder Type
    Electronic - electronic

Power

  • Batteries Included
    1

Memory / Storage

  • Included Memory Card
    16 MB MS DUO
  • Image Storage
    JPEG 2304 x 1728
    JPEG 2304 x 1296
    JPEG 1600 x 1200
    JPEG 640 x 480
  • Memory Card Slot
    Memory Stick PRO Duo card

Additional Features

  • DV input
    Yes
  • Additional Features
    Accessories hot shoe, takes photos while movie recording
  • Low Lux / Night Mode
    Yes
  • Features
    accessories hot shoe, takes photos while movie recording

Connections

  • Memory Card Slot
    Memory Stick PRO Duo card
  • Type
    Control-L (LANC), HDMI output, IEEE 1394 (FireWire/i.LINK), USB, component video output, composite video/audio output
  • Qty
    1

Battery

  • Technology
    lithium ion
  • Battery Type
    Sony NP-FM50
  • Details
    1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 1180 mAh ( included )
  • Battery Form Factor
    manufacturer specific
  • Manufacturer Battery Name
    Sony NP-FM50
  • Run Time (Up To)
    80 min

Header

  • Brand
    Sony
  • Product Line
    Sony Handycam
  • Model
    HDR-HC3
  • Packaged Quantity
    1

Video Input

  • Type
    camcorder
  • Camcorder Type
    consumer
  • Min Illumination
    0 lux
  • Digital Zoom
    80 x
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • Interfaces Provided
    composite video, composite video/audio
  • Camcorder Media Type
    Mini DV (HDV)
  • Video Recording Modes
    LP, SP
  • Special Effects
    Cinematic, Flash Motion, Monotone, Negative Art, Old Movie, Pastel, Sepia, Skintone, Still
  • Digital Scene Transition
    black fader, monotone fader, mosaic fader, white fader
  • Image Stabilizer
    electronic (Super Steady Shot)
  • Features
    accessories hot shoe, takes photos while movie recording

Optical System

  • Image Stabilizer
    electronic (Super Steady Shot)

Audio Input

  • Audio input type
    microphone
  • Microphone Form Factor
    built-in

Exposure Parameters

  • Exposure Modes
    automatic, program
  • Shooting Programs
    beach & ski, portrait mode, scenery, spotlight, sunset & moon

White Balance

  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    indoor, outdoor

Auto Focus

  • System
    TTL contrast detection

Dimensions & Weight

  • Width
    3.2 in
  • Height
    3.1 in
  • Weight
    19.75 oz

Optical Sensor

  • Camcorder Sensor Resolution
    2.1 pixels
  • Camcorder Effective Resolution (Video Mode)
    2 pixels
  • Camcorder Effective Resolution (Photo Mode)
    2
  • Camcorder Interpolated Photo Resolution
    4 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Type
    ClearVid CMOS
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/3"
  • Optical Sensor Size (metric)
    8.5 mm ( 1/3" )
  • Sensor Qty
    1
  • Total Pixels
    4.0 megapixels

Camera Display

  • Type
    LCD display
  • Display Form Factor
    rotating
  • Diagonal Size
    2.7 in
  • Diagonal Size (metric)
    6.9 cm
  • Display Format
    211,000 pixels
  • Touch Screen
    Yes

Service & Support

  • Type
    1 year warranty

Service & Support Details

  • Type
    limited warranty
  • Service Included
    labor, parts
  • Full Contract Period
    1 year, 90 days

Camera Memory

  • Memory Card Form Factor
    Memory Stick Duo
  • Included Memory Card Capacity
    16 MB
  • Memory Card Slot
    Memory Stick PRO Duo card

Camcorder Features

  • Widescreen Video Capture
    Yes
  • Low Lux / Night Mode
    Yes

Pro Camcorder Features

  • Audio Signal Format
    MPEG1 Audio Layer II, PCM
  • Features
    zebra pattern

Still Image Storage Capacity

  • Image Resolution
    1600 x 1200, 2304 x 1296, 2304 x 1728, 640 x 480
  • Still Image Format
    JPEG

Supported Battery Details

  • Quantity
    1
  • Details
    Li-ion rechargeable battery
  • Capacity
    1180 mAh
  • Included
    included

General

  • Manufacturer
    Sony

Where to Buy

Sony Handycam HDR-HC3

Part Number: HDR-HC3 Released: Mar 11, 2006

MSRP: $1,799.99

Visit manufacturer site for details.