Sony Handycam DCR-SX44 Digital Camcorder - DCR-SX44

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Product Overview

Model Highlights:
  • 4GB embedded flash memory
  • 60X optical / 2000X digital zoom
  • Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® lens
  • Face Detection
  • 2.7" touch panel display
  • Direct Copy
  • Hybrid Recording
  • LED video light

    Take Amazing Videos
    Boasting a professional-quality Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® lens and powerful 60x optical zoom, the ultra-compact DCR-SX44 Handycam® camcorder captures extremely tight shots, even from far away. There's also a convenient built-in LED video light which makes it easier to capture the moment in low-light situations.

    Capture Natural Looking Faces
    It's never been easier to capture faces thanks to integrated Face Detection technology. Face Detection recognizes faces and optimizes camera settings for both video and still images, so faces are captured more clearly and skin tones look more natural.

    Easily Compose and View Your Shots
    Boasting a 2.7" (16:9)3 touch panel display with excellent viewing clarity and improved resolution (230K pixels), it a breeze to frame your shots. The display rotates up to 270 degrees for multiple viewing angles, as well as provides sharp, detailed images for monitoring or playback. The convenient touch panel also allows easy access to menus.

    Store and Share Your Memories
    Now there's an easy way to transfer and store videos directly from your camcorder to an external hard disk drive (sold separately), without a computer. You can even use handy playback features of this camcorder to access the videos stored on your external drive and share your memories on a compatible HDTV or monitor.

    Get Closer to Your Subjects
    Ideal for sporting events, wildlife, or distance shooting, a Carl Zeiss® 60X optical zoom brings you closer to the action, so you can capture extremely tight shots, even from far away. In addition, Digital Zoom Interpolation means that extreme digital zooming (up to 2000X) is clearer, with less distortion.

    Edit and Share Your Footage
    Use the supplied Sony Picture Motion Browser (PMB) software to easily transfer, sort and view your videos and still images on your compatible PC. There are also multiple output options which let you burn your memories to DVD (sold separately), as well as take advantage of one click upload to a number of popular sharing sites.

    Low Light, No Problem
    Thanks to an integrated LED video light, you can shed some light on your subject and record clear, colorful videos and pictures even in low light situations.
  • Specifications

    Manufacturer Sony
    Mfg Part# DCR-SX44
    SKU 214398790
    UPC 027242788916
    UPC 14 00027242788916
    Links
    Product Guide Click Here for the Sony Store
    Features
    4GB embedded memory
    60x Optical, 2000x Digital zoom
    Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® lens with SteadyShot™
    2.7” Clear Photo™ LCD (230 K) display
    Direct Copy to external HDD w/o PC
    Face Detection
    LED Video Light
    Power On by opening LCD display
    1/8" Advanced HAD™ CCD sensor
    Dolby® Digital stereo recording with Built-in Zoom Mic
    Direct connection to DVDirect® Express DVD burner (sold separately)
    Includes Sony® PMB (Picture Motion Browser) software
    Film Roll Index
    Face Index function
    Hybrid Recording to 4GB1 memory or Removable flash media (sold separately)
    Media Card Slot
    USB 2.0 interface
    In the Box
    AC adaptor (AC-L200)
    Application Software / USB Driver / (CD-ROM)
    Rechargable Battery Pack (NP-FV30)
    USB Cable
    A/V Connecting Cable
    Tech Specs
    Video:
    Video Signal : NTSC color, EIA standards
    Focus Control:
    Focus System : Full range Auto / Manual (Touch Panel
    Advanced Features:
    Face Detection : Yes (Exposure Only)
    Image Stabilization : SteadyShot® image stabilization
    Convenience:
    Removable Flash Media Compatibility : Memory Stick PRO Duo™ MARK2 Media and SD/SDHC/SDXC (Class 4) media (Sold Separately)
    Face Index : Yes
    Film Roll Index : Yes
    Hybrid : Yes
    Slide Show Mode : Yes
    Optics/Lens:
    Lens Type : Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar®
    Aperture : F1.8-6.0
    Digital Zoom : 2000x
    Focal Distance : 1.8 - 108mm
    Shutter Speed : Auto, 1/4 - 1/4000
    Optical Zoom : 60x
    Focal Length (35mm equivalent) : 39 - 2340mm (16:9), 44 - 2640mm (4:3)
    Resolution : 680K
    Inputs and Outputs:
    Analog Audio/Video Output(s) : Included (via A/V Remote Terminal)
    S-Video Output(s) : Sold separately (via A/V Remote jack)
    Weights and Measurements:
    Weight (Approx.) : w/o battery: 6oz (190g), w battery: 8oz (230g)
    Dimensions (Approx.) : 2 x 2 1/4 x 4 1/2 inch (50 x 55 x 112mm)
    General:
    Pixel Gross : 680K
    Video Resolution : 720 x 480
    Service and Warranty Information:
    Limited Warranty Term : Limited Warranty - 1 Year Parts; 90 Days Labor
    Convenience Features:
    Manual / Auto Lens Cover : Manual
    Quick On : Yes
    S/S & Zoom button on LCD : Yes
    Fader Effect(s) : Black, White
    Multiple Language Display : Yes
    Recording:
    Video Actual (Pixel) : 410K pixels (16:9), 340K pixels (4:3)
    Photo Capture from Movie : Yes
    Audio Format : Dolby® Digital 2ch stereo
    Media Type : 4GB Non-Removeable Flash Memory; Memory Stick PRO Duo™ MARK2 Media and SD/SDHC/SDXC (Class 4) media (Sold Separately)
    Microphone/Speaker : Built-in Zoom Microphone
    Recording and Playback Times : Standard Definition: HQ = up to 55 min., SP = up to 85 min., LP = up to 175 min. When using 16GB Memory Stick PRO Duo™ Media (sold separately): Standard Definition: HQ = up to 235 min., SP = up to 340 min., LP = up to 715 min.
    Still Image Max Effective Resolution : 680K
    Still Image Mode : JPEG
    Video Format : SD (MPEG2)
    Video Signal : NTSC color, EIA standards
    Interface:
    Direct Copy : Yes
    SD Output : Included (via A/V Remote Terminal) ; Video / S Video / Audio
    USB Port(s) : Hi-speed (2.0 compliant)
    Exposure System:
    Minimum Illumination : 3 lux (Auto Slow Shutter ON, 1/30 Shutter Speed)
    Exposure Settings : Yes (Touch Panel)
    Scene Mode(s) : Auto, Twilight, Candle, Sunrise & Sunset, Fireworks, Landscape, Portrait, Spotlight, Sports, Beach, Snow
    Power:
    Battery Type : InfoLITHIUM® with AccuPower™ Meter System (NP-FV30)
    Power Requirements : 7.2V (battery pack); 8.4V (AC Adaptor)
    Power Consumption (in Operation) : 1.8W
    Imaging Sensor:
    Effective Picture Resolution : 250K pixels (16:9), 340K pixels (4:3)
    Imaging Sensor : 1/8” Advanced HAD™ (Hole Accumulation Diode) CCD imager
    LCD Display:
    LCD Type : 2.7” Clear Photo™ LCD3 (230 K) display
    Software:
    Supplied Software : PMB Ver.5.0 Supports Windows XP Service Pack3 (SP3)(32bit), Windows Vista Service Pack2 (SP2) (32bit), Windows 7, 64-bit editions and Starter (Edition) are not supported. Not supported by Mac OS.
    Operating System Compatibility : "Windows XP SP3 * /Windows Vista SP2 ** /Windows7 * 64-bit editions and Starter (Edition) are not supported.The Windows Image Mastering API(IMAPI)Ver.2.0 or later is required to use the function for creating discs. ** Starter (Edition) are not supported. Standard installation is required. Operation is not assured if the above OS has been upgraded or in a multi-boot environment."
    Product Attributes
    Optical Zoom (x) 60
    Product Line Handycam
    Sensor Type CCD
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