Category 'Digital Camcorders & Accessories'

21st Jan 2006

Sony DCR-VX2000 Digital Camcorder

Sony DCR-VX2000 replaces VX1000 and is aimed for those looking to use it professionally or semi-professionally. The VX2000 uses a new, 1/3-inch three-chip CCD imaging system that records up to 530 lines of horizontal resolution and delivers outstanding digital video quality. (more…)

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15th Jan 2006

Sony DCR-TRV18 MiniDV Handycam Camcorder

Unnecessary replacement of the DCR-TRV17. Cheap cam offering decent video quality. DCR-TRV18 includes a 1/4″ 680,000 pixel CCD (horizontal resolution of up to 500 lines) coupled with superb Carl Zeiss lens. Video quality is worse than with little more expensive TRV25 and TRV27 models having 690,000 effective pixels and up to 520 lines of horizontal resolution. (more…)

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14th Jan 2006

Sony DCR-TRV17 Camcorder

Easy to use cam with great sound and picture. And good price. The TRV17 is similar to the TRV15, with the addition of Memory Stick (4MB) removable memory for recording digital still images. You can save pictures to the memory stick for later transfer to your computer through the USB port. You can also capture 30 seconds of MPEG video onto the memory stick. If you want to transfer video for any practical purpose, you will have to do it using the FireWire cable (usually not availbale in the pack). (more…)

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12th Jan 2006

Sony Camcorder Tripods

Sony VCT-870RM Remote Control Tripod
Sony VCT-870RM Remote Control Tripod
Offers remote operation of your camcorder directly from the tripod grip (zoom, start/stop, lock/standby and Photo mode on/off). Expands from 26′ to 64′. Includes 2-way pan head for portrait and landscape still photography, elevator friction control, quick-release mounting shoe. (more…)

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12th Jan 2006

Sony DCR-TRV27 MiniDV Camcorder

Better than the TRV17 and TRV18, and worse than TRV50. The camcorder has a 1 Mega Pixel 1/4.7 in. Advanced HADâ„¢ CCD. The CCD is rated to use 690K pixels for video and 1000K pixels for stills. The TRV27 has a better still picture quality rating and the same 530 line resolution (vs. 500 for TRV17) that the 30 series has. (more…)

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10th Jan 2006

Sony DCR-TRV740 Digital 8 Camcorder

The Sony DCR-TRV740 has a 1/4.7 in. Megapixel CCD rated at 520 lines of resolution. Of course, digital stills are not of such quality solid cameras can offer, but what can you wait for such a price. (more…)

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19th Dec 2005

Sony DCR-PC120BT MiniDV Digital Camcorder

The latest Sony’s matchbox cam provided with Bluetooth technology to connect users to the Internet without wires. It is main, if not only, difference from DCR-PC110.

Full list of well known features: 1.5-megapixel CCD, 2.5-inch LCD monitor, Carl Zeiss 37-mm optics, 10x optical zoom, manual focus ring, 530 lines horizontal video resolution, hotshoe for attaching an optional video light or a microphone, digital image stabilization, 1-megapixel photo mode with pop-up flash, and analog-to-digital conversion so that you can archive your movies onto durable MiniDV cassettes. (more…)

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18th Dec 2005

Sony DCR-TRV25 MiniDV Handycam Camcorder

The 1/4.7″ CCD Imager (1.0 Mega Pixels Gross) uses 690,000 effective pixels to produce impressive clarity in digital videos. For still images, the CCD uses all one million pixels to produce decent digital photos. Sony’s Advanced HAD CCD technology combined with f1.8, 3.7-37mm Carl Zeiss 10x optical lens, provides excellent video performance with 520 lines of horizontal resolution. As with other similar Sony MiniDV models, there are some problems in low light situations. (more…)

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11th Dec 2005

Sony DCR-TRV950 Digital Camcorder

Though not really a professional model, Sony DCR-TRV950 is a very good camcorder for the serious DV enthusiast. With TRV950 Sony brought all of its latest technologies together under one roof – Memory Stick, Bluetooth (with optional wireless modem), large 3.5-inch LCD screen with touch-screen menu selection achieved by stylus pen, variable shutter speed, USB, pop-up flash, manual and automatic controls, and more. (more…)

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21st Nov 2005

Sony DCR-TRV350 Digital8 Camcorder

Not outstanding camcorder but digital and only for $470 or so. Sony DCR-TRV350 replaces TRV250 model and is similar to TRV340. The Digital-8 format records digital video and audio on a standard 8mm or Hi-8 tape with much better picture quality than the analog 8mm or Hi-8 format. Contrary to TRV250, with DCR-TRV350 you can playback an existing library of 8mm and Hi8 analog recorded videotapes. (more…)

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