Sony Handycam DCR-HC42E - camcorder - Carl Zeiss - Mini DV

Specs

General

  • Depth
    4.4 in
  • Camcorder Media Type
    Mini DV
  • Optical Sensor Type
    Advanced HAD CCD
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/5"
  • Digital Zoom
    480 x
  • Video Recording Modes
    LP, SP
  • System
    TTL contrast detection
  • Digital Video Format
    MPEG EX
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • Interfaces Provided
    S-Video, composite video
  • Analog Video Format
    PAL
  • Image Stabilizer
    electronic (Super Steady Shot)
  • Shooting Modes
    digital photo mode, frame movie mode
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • Effective Video Resolution
    690 KP
  • Digital Zoom
    480x
  • Digital Scene Transition
    Wipe fader, overlap fader, white fader, random, monotone fader, mosaic fader, black fader
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/5"
  • Optical Zoom
    12x
  • Video Recording Modes
    SP, LP
  • Auto Focus
    TTL contrast detection
  • Digital Video Format
    MPEG EX
  • Camcorder Sensor Resolution
    1.0 MP
  • Optical Sensor Type
    Advanced HAD CCD
  • Manufacturer
    Sony

Display

  • Display Format
    123,200 pixels
  • Display Form Factor
    rotating

Exposure & White Balance

  • Min Illumination
    0 lux
  • Exposure Metering
    matrix, spot
  • Exposure Modes
    automatic, manual, program
  • Shooting Programs
    beach & ski, landscape, portrait mode, sports mode, spotlight, sunset & moon
  • Special Effects
    Flash Motion, Low Shutter Speed (LSS), Luminance Key, Monotone, Mosaic, Negative Art, Old Movie, Pastel, Sepia, Solarization, Still, Trail
  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    indoor, outdoor
  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/3500 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    1/2 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    1/2 sec
  • Special Effects
    Still, Solarization, Sepia, Mosaic, Trail, Pastel, Monotone, Old Movie, Flash Motion, Luminance Key, Negative Art, Low Shutter Speed (LSS)
  • White Balance
    Custom, automatic, presets
  • Shooting Programs
    Spotlight, sunset & moon, landscape, portrait mode, beach & ski, sports mode
  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/3500 sec
  • Exposure Metering
    Spot, matrix
  • Exposure Modes
    Program, automatic, manual
  • White Balance Presets
    Indoor, outdoor
  • Min Illumination
    0 lux

Environmental Parameters

  • Min Operating Temperature
    32 °F
  • Max Operating Temperature
    104 °F

Camera Flash

  • Type
    none

Carrying Case

  • Type
    none

Miscellaneous

  • Included Accessories
    IR remote control, S-Video cable, SCART adapter, USB cable, audio / video cable, camcorder shoulder strap, docking station, power adapter

Lens System

  • Optical Zoom
    12 x
  • Lens Aperture
    f/1.8-2.5
  • Min Focal Length
    3 mm
  • Max Focal Length
    36 mm
  • Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera
    48 m
  • Focus Adjustment
    automatic, manual
  • Zoom Adjustment
    motorized drive
  • Filter Size
    25 mm
  • Lens Brand
    Carl Zeiss

Memory / Storage

  • Video Capture
    MPEG - 320 x 240
    MPEG - 160 x 112
  • Memory Card Slot
    Memory Stick PRO Duo card

Viewfinder

  • Viewfinder Type
    LCD
  • Viewfinder Color Support
    color
  • Viewfinder Resolution
    123200 pixels
  • Viewfinder Type
    Electronic - LCD
  • Viewfinder Resolution
    123,200 pixels
  • Viewfinder Color Support
    Color

Additional Features

  • Features
    analog to digital conversion with pass through, backlight compensation, built-in speaker, digital noise reduction
  • DV input
    Yes
  • Additional Features
    Built-in speaker, backlight compensation, digital noise reduction, analog to digital conversion with pass through
  • Low Lux / Night Mode
    Yes

Connections

  • Memory Card Slot
    Memory Stick PRO Duo card

Microphone

  • Microphone Operation Mode
    stereo
  • Microphone Operation Mode
    Stereo

Battery

  • Technology
    lithium ion
  • Battery Type
    Sony NP-FP50 lithium ion - manufacturer-specific
  • Details
    1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 680 mAh (included)

Software

  • Type
    Drivers & Utilities, Sony Picture Package
  • Software
    Drivers & Utilities, Sony Picture Package

System Requirements for PC Connection

  • Operating System Support
    Apple Mac OS X 10.1.5 or later, MS Windows 2000, MS Windows 98 SE, MS Windows ME, MS Windows XP
  • Peripheral Devices
    CD-ROM drive, IEEE 1394-port, USB port

Header

  • Brand
    Sony
  • Product Line
    Sony Handycam
  • Model
    DCR-HC42E
  • Packaged Quantity
    1

Video Input

  • Type
    camcorder
  • Camcorder Type
    consumer
  • Min Illumination
    0 lux
  • Digital Zoom
    480 x
  • Digital Video Format
    MPEG EX
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • Interfaces Provided
    S-Video, composite video
  • Camcorder Media Type
    Mini DV
  • Video Recording Modes
    LP, SP
  • Special Effects
    Flash Motion, Low Shutter Speed (LSS), Luminance Key, Monotone, Mosaic, Negative Art, Old Movie, Pastel, Sepia, Solarization, Still, Trail
  • Digital Scene Transition
    black fader, monotone fader, mosaic fader, overlap fader, random, white fader, wipe fader
  • Image Stabilizer
    electronic (Super Steady Shot)
  • Features
    analog to digital conversion with pass through, backlight compensation, built-in speaker, digital noise reduction

Audio Input

  • Audio input type
    microphone
  • Microphone Form Factor
    built-in
  • Microphone technology
    electret condenser

Exposure Parameters

  • Exposure Metering
    matrix, spot
  • Exposure Modes
    automatic, manual, program
  • Shooting Programs
    beach & ski, landscape, portrait mode, sports mode, spotlight, sunset & moon

White Balance

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

Shutter

  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/3500 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    1/2 sec

Auto Focus

  • System
    TTL contrast detection

Optical Sensor

  • Camcorder Sensor Resolution
    1 megapixels
  • Camcorder Effective Resolution (Video Mode)
    690 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Type
    Advanced HAD CCD
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/5"
  • Optical Sensor Size (metric)
    5.1 mm (1/5")
  • Sensor Qty
    1

Camera Display

  • Type
    LCD display
  • Display Form Factor
    rotating
  • Diagonal Size
    2.7 in
  • Diagonal Size (metric)
    6.9 cm
  • Display Format
    123,200 pixels
  • Touch Screen
    Yes

Camera Memory

  • Memory Card Slot
    Memory Stick PRO Duo card

Camcorder Features

  • Low Lux / Night Mode
    Yes

Dimensions & Weight

  • Width
    2.2 in
  • Depth
    4.4 in
  • Height
    3.5 in
  • Weight
    0.88 lbs

General

  • Manufacturer
    Sony

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