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Sony DCR-PC1000 2.8MP CMOS

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Hand-held camcorders allow you to record your own video and make photoshots. You can always have such cameras with you to record the important moments of your life and share them with friends or family. You can even make your own movie!
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Long product name Sony DCR-PC1000 2.8MP CMOS :
The short editorial description of Sony DCR-PC1000 2.8MP CMOS

Sony DCR-PC1000 2.8MP CMOS:
The official marketing text of Sony DCR-PC1000 2.8MP CMOS as supplied by the manufacturer

High Performance 3 CMOS Sensor Handycam for those demanding image and colour brilliance.

3x CMOS sensors camera system with Enhanced Imaging Processor
Carl Zeiss® Vario-Sonnar T
High Quality 16:9 widescreen mode
Wide select button
2.7" Wide Hybrid LCD

Short summary description Sony DCR-PC1000 2.8MP CMOS:
This short summary of the Sony DCR-PC1000 2.8MP CMOS data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.

Sony DCR-PC1000, 2.8 MP, CMOS, 1/6", 790.000 pixels, 0.67 MP, 10x

Long summary description Sony DCR-PC1000 2.8MP CMOS:
This is an auto-generated long summary of Sony DCR-PC1000 2.8MP CMOS based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.

Sony DCR-PC1000. Total megapixels: 2.8 MP, Sensor type: CMOS, Optical sensor size: 1/6". Optical zoom: 10x, Digital zoom: 120x, Focal length range (f-f): 0.109 - 1.09" (2.77 - 27.7 mm). Camcorder tape type: Mini-DV. Camera shutter speed: 1/500 - 1/2. Display diagonal: 2.7", Display: LCD

Image sensor
Total megapixels *
A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 × 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 × 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).
2.8 MP
Sensor type *
A sensor is a convertor than measures a physical quality (light, temperature etc.) and displays this electronically on a device.
Optical sensor size
Optical sensors are electronic detectors that convert light, or a change in light, into an electronic signal. They are used in many industrial and consumer applications e.g. lamps that turn on automatically in response to darkness. Optical sensors come in many sizes.
Optical sensor resolution
790.000 pixels
Effective megapixels (movie)
0.67 MP
Lens system
Optical zoom *
Indicates the optical zoom capacity, which is the number of times that the picture can be enlarged with the optics of the camera.
Digital zoom *
Indicates the digital zoom capacity, the number of times that the picture is enlarged thanks to digital technology.
Focal length range (f-f)
Measure of how strongly the system converges or diverges light. For an optical system in air, it is the distance over which initially collimated rays are brought to a focus. A system with a shorter focal length has greater optical power than one with a long focal length; that is, it bends the rays more strongly, bringing them to a focus in a shorter distance.For an optical system in air, the effective focal length (f and f′) gives the distance from the front and rear principal planes (H and H′) to the corresponding focal points (F and F′).
0.109 - 1.09" (2.77 - 27.7 mm)
Filter size
A filter is a screen, plate, or layer of a substance which absorbs light or other radiation or selectively absorbs some of its components e.g. a UV filter to reduce UV light. Filters come in various sizes.
1.18" (3 cm)
Camcorder tape type *
The type of tape used to record images from a camcorder, e.g. VHS, Video8.
Camera shutter speed
Determines the length of time the shutter lets light pass through the lens to the CCD. Shutter speed and aperture together determine exposure.
1/500 - 1/2
Display diagonal *
Size of the display for this product, measured diagonally, usually in inches.
The description of display that can includes display type, resolution, size etc.
Display resolution
The number of distinct pixels in each dimension that can be displayed. It is usually quoted as width × height, with the units in pixels: for example, "1024 × 768" means the width is 1024 pixels and the height is 768 pixels. The higher the number of pixels, the sharper the image.
Built-in microphone
Microphone that is found inside the product.
Ports & interfaces
S-Video out *
The port (socket) where the output for the S-Video is connected.
DV port
Allows to send digital video from the computer to the camcorder and record back onto tape.
S-Video in
Battery technology *
The type of battery in the device, e.g. nickel–cadmium (NiCd).
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery type
Description of battery supplied with the product, such battery form factor (e.g. AA/AAA).
Operational conditions
Operating temperature (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely operated.
0 - 40 °C
Weight & dimensions
Width *
The measurement or extent of something from side to side.
2.13" (54 mm)
Depth *
The distance from the front to the back of something.
4.02" (102 mm)
Height *
The measurement of the product from head to foot or from base to top.
4.61" (117 mm)
Weight *
Weight of the product without packaging (net weight). If possible, the net weight is given including standard accessories and supplies. Please note that sometimes the manufacturer leaves out the weight of accessories and/or supplies.
14.1 oz (400 g)
Packaging content
Bundled software
Software distributed with another product such as a piece of computer hardware or other electronic device, or a group of software packages which are sold together. A software suite is an example of bundled software, as is software which is pre-installed on a new computer.
Drivers & Utilities, Sony Picture Package
Other features
Horizontal resolution
530 lines
Cable type
Type of cable e.g. electicity cable, optical cable.
Flash memory
16 MB
Pop-up, auto mode
Lens system
Type of lens in this product, expressed as its characteristics including lens, zoom capability, focal length, 35 mm equivalent focal length, and aperture range.
Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T
Wipe, overlap, white, random, monotone, mosaic, black
Compatible operating systems
List of desktop operating systems tested as compatible with this product.
MS Windows XP, MS Windows 2000, MS Windows ME, MS Windows 98 SE, Apple MacOS X 10.1.5 or later
I/O ports
An interface on a device to which you can connect another device.
1 x composite video/audio (input/output) 1 x S-Video input / output 1 x USB 1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire/i.LINK) 1 x DC power input 1 x Memory Stick PRO Duo
Recording speed
Additional accessories
Docking station
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Testseek has collected 9 expert reviews for Sony DCR-PC1000 and the average expert rating is 78 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
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The DCR-PC1000 is the first consumer camcorder to include CMOS chips for producing its video image, instead of the typical CCD system. On top of that, it includes 3 CMOS chips, specifically 3 1/6 inch chips with 790K pixels total, 690K for stills, and...
The body of the camcorder itself has limited options for in and out jacks. In fact, theres only a special AV jack on the body of the DCR-PC100. To get FireWire or USB access from your camera, the Handycam Station must be used. The Handycam Station can...
This camcorder is at the helm of the entire Sony 2005 line of MiniDV camcorders. The PC1000 has 3 CMOS chips with 790K gross pixels. CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) chips are an alternative to CCD chips. As head of the Sony MiniDV househ...
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