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Sony Handycam HDR-HC5E Specifications

Sony Handycam HDR-HC5E

Part Number: HDR-HC5E

General

  • Depth
    5.3 in
  • Widescreen Video Capture
    Yes
  • Camcorder Media Type
    Mini DV (HDV)
  • Optical Sensor Type
    ClearVid CMOS
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/3"
  • Digital Zoom
    80 x
  • Video Recording Modes
    LP, SP
  • System
    TTL contrast detection
  • Digital Video Format
    MPEG-2
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • Interfaces Provided
    USB 2.0, 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
    1.4 MP
  • Digital Zoom
    80x
  • Digital Scene Transition
    White fader, monotone fader, mosaic fader, black fader
  • Camcorder Interpolated Photo Resolution
    4.0 MP
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/3"
  • Optical Zoom
    10x
  • Video Recording Modes
    SP, LP
  • Print Standard
    Direct print, PictBridge support
  • Auto Focus
    TTL contrast detection
  • Effective Photo Resolution
    2.0 MP
  • Camcorder Sensor Resolution
    2.1 MP
  • Digital Video Format
    MPEG-2
  • Optical Sensor Type
    ClearVid CMOS
  • Widescreen Video Capture
    Yes
  • Manufacturer
    Sony

Exposure & White Balance

  • Min Illumination
    0 lux
  • Exposure Modes
    automatic, program
  • Shooting Programs
    beach, candle, fireworks, landscape, portrait mode, snow, spotlight, sunrise, twilight mode, twilight portrait
  • Special Effects
    Cinematic, Flash Motion, Low Shutter Speed (LSS), Monotone, Mosaic, Negative Art, Old Movie, Pastel, Sepia, Skintone, Solarization, Still, Trail
  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    indoor, outdoor
  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/425 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    1/2 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    1/2 sec
  • White Balance
    Custom, automatic, presets
  • Special Effects
    Still, Solarization, Sepia, Mosaic, Trail, Pastel, Monotone, Old Movie, Flash Motion, Negative Art, Low Shutter Speed (LSS), Skintone, Cinematic
  • Shooting Programs
    Spotlight, landscape, portrait mode, twilight portrait, fireworks, twilight mode, candle, beach, snow, sunrise
  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/425 sec
  • Exposure Modes
    Program, automatic
  • White Balance Presets
    Indoor, outdoor
  • Min Illumination
    0 lux

Display

  • Display Format
    211,200 pixels
  • Display Form Factor
    rotating

Camera Flash

  • Type
    built-in flash
  • Effective Flash Range
    1 ft - 8 ft
  • Camera Flash
    Built-in flash

Carrying Case

  • Type
    none

Lens System

  • Type
    Carl Zeiss zoom lens - 10x zoom - 5.1 - 51 mm - f/1.8-2.9
  • 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
    37 mm
  • Lens Brand
    Carl Zeiss

Memory / Storage

  • Supported Memory Cards
    Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo
  • Memory Card Slot
    Memory Stick PRO Duo card

Viewfinder

  • Viewfinder Type
    LCD
  • Viewfinder Color Support
    color
  • Viewfinder Resolution
    123200 pixels
  • Viewfinder Type
    Electronic - LCD
  • Image Aspect Ratio
    16:9
  • Viewfinder Resolution
    123,200 pixels
  • Viewfinder Color Support
    Color

Additional Features

  • Features
    accessories hot shoe, backlight compensation, built-in speaker, date/time stamp
  • DV input
    Yes
  • Additional Features
    Built-in speaker, backlight compensation, date/time stamp, accessories hot shoe
  • Low Lux / Night Mode
    Yes

Connections

  • Memory Card Slot
    Memory Stick PRO Duo card

Microphone

  • Microphone Operation Mode
    stereo
  • Microphone Operation Mode
    Stereo

Software

  • Type
    Drivers & Utilities, Sony Picture Motion Browser
  • Software
    Drivers & Utilities, Sony Picture Motion Browser

Battery

  • Technology
    lithium ion
  • Battery Type
    Sony NP-FH60
  • Details
    1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery (included)

Header

  • Brand
    Sony
  • Product Line
    Sony Handycam
  • Model
    HDR-HC5E
  • Packaged Quantity
    1

Video Input

  • Type
    camcorder
  • Camcorder Type
    consumer
  • Min Illumination
    0 lux
  • Digital Zoom
    80 x
  • Digital Video Format
    MPEG-2
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • High-Definition Video Support
    1080i
  • Interfaces Provided
    USB 2.0, composite video/audio
  • Camcorder Media Type
    Mini DV (HDV)
  • Video Recording Modes
    LP, SP
  • Special Effects
    Cinematic, Flash Motion, Low Shutter Speed (LSS), Monotone, Mosaic, Negative Art, Old Movie, Pastel, Sepia, Skintone, Solarization, Still, Trail
  • Digital Scene Transition
    black fader, monotone fader, mosaic fader, white fader
  • Image Stabilizer
    electronic (Super Steady Shot)
  • Features
    accessories hot shoe, backlight compensation, built-in speaker, date/time stamp

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, candle, fireworks, landscape, portrait mode, snow, spotlight, sunrise, twilight mode, twilight portrait

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
    3.2 in
  • Weight
    1.17 lbs

Optical Sensor

  • Camcorder Sensor Resolution
    2.1 pixels
  • Camcorder Effective Resolution (Video Mode)
    1.4 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

Camera Display

  • Type
    LCD display
  • Display Form Factor
    rotating
  • Diagonal Size
    2.7 in
  • Diagonal Size (metric)
    6.9 cm
  • Display Format
    211,200 pixels
  • Touch Screen
    Yes
  • Features
    display brightness control

Camera Memory

  • Memory Card Slot
    Memory Stick PRO Duo card
  • Supported Memory Cards
    Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo

Camera Specifications

  • Print Standard
    PictBridge support, direct print

Camcorder Features

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

General

  • Manufacturer
    Sony

Where to Buy

Sony Handycam HDR-HC5E

Part Number: HDR-HC5E

Visit manufacturer site for details.