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Sony HDR-HC1 2.97MP

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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 HDR-HC1 2.97MP :
The short editorial description of Sony HDR-HC1 2.97MP

HDR-HC1 High Definition Video Handycam with 2.97 Megapixels CMOS Sensor, Carl Zeiss® Vario-Sonnar T lens and a host of manual features

Sony HDR-HC1 2.97MP:
The official marketing text of Sony HDR-HC1 2.97MP as supplied by the manufacturer
The handy size and lightweight HDV1080i camcorder. High Definition Video Handycam with 2.97 Megapixels CMOS Sensor, Carl Zeiss® Vario-Sonnar T lens and a host of manual features.

- HDV Format
- HDV / DV recording switchability
- 2.97 Megapixels CMOS sensor
- Enhanced Imaging Processor
- Primary colour filter
- Carl Zeiss® Vario-Sonnar T
- 10x optical zoom
- 1440 x 1080 HDV video resolution
- 2.7" Wide Hybrid LCD with touch panel
- Wide Colour Viewfinder
- Manual zoom and focus ring
- Expanded focus / Peaking
- Zebra pattern / Histogram indicator
- Soft skin tone and Cinema effect
- Shot transition
- Stamina up to 5h with optional battery
- i.LINK in / out
- Video, S-video and component output
- Active Interface Shoe
Short summary description Sony HDR-HC1 2.97MP:
This short summary of the Sony HDR-HC1 2.97MP data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Sony HDR-HC1, 2.97 MP, 1/3", 10x, 120x, 0.201 - 2.01" (5.1 - 51 mm), 1.46" (3.7 cm)
Long summary description Sony HDR-HC1 2.97MP :

Sony HDR-HC1. Total megapixels: 2.97 MP, Optical sensor size: 1/3". Optical zoom: 10x, Digital zoom: 120x, Focal length range (f-f): 0.201 - 2.01" (5.1 - 51 mm). Camcorder tape type: HDV. Camera shutter speed: 1/2-1/10000. Display diagonal: 2.7", Display: LCD

This is an auto-generated long summary of Sony HDR-HC1 2.97MP based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
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).
2.97 MP
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.
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′).
0.201 - 2.01" (5.1 - 51 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.
1.46" (3.7 cm)
Camcorder tape type *
The type of tape used to record images from a camcorder, e.g. VHS, Video8.
Built-in flash *
The product has an internal flash. A flash produces a brief very bright light, used for taking photographs in poor light.
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.
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.
252000 pixels
Minimum illumination
Also known as light sensitivity, this is the smallest amount of light needed for the camera to produce an image of useable quality.
7 lx
Playback zoom (max)
Built-in microphone
Microphone that is found inside the product.
Built-in speaker(s)
The device contains speaker(s) to produce sound.
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 type
Description of battery supplied with the product, such battery form factor (e.g. AA/AAA).
Weight & dimensions
Width *
The measurement or extent of something from side to side.
2.8" (71 mm)
Depth *
The distance from the front to the back of something.
7.4" (188 mm)
Height *
The measurement of the product from head to foot or from base to top.
3.7" (94 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.
24 oz (680 g)
Other features
1920 x 1440 pixels
Power requirements
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
I/O ports
An interface on a device to which you can connect another device.
Audio Out, i.LINK(DV)In/Out, S-Video Out, USB Terminal, Video Out
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Testseek has collected 25 expert reviews for Sony HDR-HC1 and the average expert rating is 84 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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High Definition TV (HDTV) is coming, whether we’re ready in Europe or not. Over the other side of the Big Pond, Americans have been enjoying HDTV for a couple of years. But despite the Sky satellite service being the only broadcaster putting even...
At first glance, Sonys HDR-HC1 HDV 1080i Handycam Camcorder looks like a regular mild-mannered digital camcorder. Dont be fooled by the disguise; the HDR-HC1 is the first consumer high-definition (HD) camcorder, and this is a watershed moment in ho...
Good Incredible video quality. Great sound.
Bad Expensive. Most users will need to invest in new hardware to store and play high-definition video. No software included for HD video editing. Image stabilization isnt powerful enough.
Bottom line Though it certainly isnt perfect, Sonys HDR-HC1 puts HD in your hand and takes home movies to a whole new level...
Sony HDR-HC1 High Definition Video Becomes Affordable Photograph courtesy Sony A Tipping Point In every field a product comes along every now and then which is later regarded as a tipping point – a fulcrum, if you will – around which the old a...
Sonys smallest HD video camera costs upwards of $1,200, but is the way to go for serious amateur videographers looking to raise the level of their game.
The HC1 takes a lot of the features of the semi-pro FX1 and packs it into a camcorder small enough to hold in one hand. The sleek body hides a plethora of sockets and the touch-sensitve panel controls a powerful user-adjustable menu system.Read on for...
The Sony HDR-HC1E is the first small-bodied camera in the HDV world, but it?s size belies it?s quality and capability. Aimed directly at the consumer market, this camera has a price of around $1700.00. Smaller than most DV cameras, the native 1440 x 10...
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