Sony 55 Camcorder User Manual

1/5.5" Advanced HAD
CCD Imager,
1070K Pixels Gross
1/5.5" Advanced HAD
(Hole Accumulation
Diode) CCD with 690K (effective) pixels provides
stunning detail and clarity with exceptional video
(up to 520 lines of horizontal resolution) and still
image (1000k) performance.
DVD Format Video Recording
The DVD recording format delivers digital picture
and sound quality comparable to that of MiniDV, but
on DVD. Playback of the DVDs couldn’t be simpler.
After nalizing the disc in the camcorder, the disc
can play back in most DVD Players, computers and
even PlayStation
2 video game consoles.
12X/480X Digital Zoom
The optical zoom helps to bring the action close
up from far away. In addition the Digital Zoom
Interpolation means that extreme digital zooming
is clearer, with less distortion than previous types
of digital zooms.
Professional Quality Carl Zeiss
Carl Zeiss lenses have an advanced optical
multi-layer coating that offers less glare and are
with increased contrast. This results in vivid image
brilliance, true-to-life color saturation and perfect
renditions of subtle tones.
Stabilization System
Picture stabilization system that uses motion
sensors to detect and compensate for camera
“shake” without compromising picture quality
like some other digital stabilization systems.
2.7" Wide Touch Panel
LCD Display
(123K Pixels)
The 2.7" Wide (16:9) LCD screen provides excellent
viewing clarity with improved resolution. The high
resolution 123K pixel LCD screen rotates up to
270 degrees for multiple viewing angles providing
sharp, detailed images for monitoring or playback,
and the widescreen format makes shooting in 16:9
mode and composing shots even easier.
Battery with
Meter System
Charge the battery at anytime because unlike NiCad
(Nickel Cadmium) batteries, Sony’s rechargeable
Lithium Ion batteries are not subjected to a life
shortening “memory effect”. Sony’s exclusive
meter displays the approximate battery
time remaining in minutes, in either the viewnder
or on the LCD screen.
Picture Package
Easily organize still images and video, and turn
them into stunning music videos using the
supplied software.
On Screen Zoom and Record Buttons
For addition control of the camcorder, the x wrap
DCR-DVD203 features Zoom and Record buttons
on the frame of the LCD screen. This allows the
user more exibility when holding the camcorder,
especially in overhead or low angle shots.
USB 2.0 Interface
USB 2.0 interface provides an easy way to
connect your DVD Handycam Camcorder to
the computer for fast transfer of video and
still images to your computer for editing. The
camcorder can also be used as an external DVD
burner, convenient for making copies of your
DVDs or burning edited movies.
One Touch Wide Angle Shooting
Easily switch between 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios
for shooting, with just the touch of a button.
DVD-R/RW and +RW Compatible
The DCR-DVD403 is compatible with a variety of
DVD formats allowing the easy of use and simplicity
found in DVD Media. With DVD+RW media there is
not a need to nalize the disc (minimum recording
required). Simply remove the disc and insert the
media into a compatible DVD Player.
Active Interface Shoe
Provides a location directly on the camcorder to
which to add optional accessories while providing
power and two-way communication to those
Super NightShot
Infrared System
With Sony’s Super NightShot Infrared System
you can capture natural looking video, even when
shooting in low light. Record subjects up to 20 feet
away using the built-in infrared system, but without
the overall monochrome color common with earlier
low-light recording systems.
Battery Power
Management System
Using the optional NP-FP90 InfoLithium
the DCR-DVD203 can continuously record for up
to 8 hours on a single full charge, providing extra
long battery life.
Program AE (Auto Exposure) Modes
Program AE modes make recording easy even when
lming in challenging situations. Choose from
Portrait, Beach & Ski, Sports Lesson, Landscape,
Spotlight or Sunset & Moon modes.
Picture Effects
Get creative when recording or playing back your
videos with Sony’s Picture Effect Modes. Effects
available in camera and playback modes: Sepia,
Monotone, Pastel and Mosaic.
Fader Effects
Enhance your personal videos by adding
professional looking fader effects. Choose from
Black, White, Overlap and Wipe.
Battery Information
At the touch of a button, battery information is
displayed on the LCD screen when charging and
when the camcorder is turned off. The display will
show how much the battery is charged, in 10%
increments and the recordable time left when using
the LCD screen or in the viewnder.
Manual Focus
Allows the user to manually adjust the focus of
the camcorder using the touch panel. Manual
focusing also allows the user to control the focus
in difcult situations where either the environment
or the subject does not allow the camcorder’s auto
focus to perform optimally, such as when shooting
through a window or in a crowded environment.
Easy Handycam Button
Using a camcorder can be intimidating for some
people, so with a press of the Easy Handycam
button, most of the advanced features of the
camcorder are “locked out” leaving only the
buttons essential for recording operational.
DVD Handycam
Compact and stylish the DCR-DVD203 is full of features to make recording and sharing your video
easy. With a 1 Megapixel CCD imager , 2.7" wide (16:9) Touch Panel LCD Screen with Carl Zeiss
optics and 12X optical zoom you can be assured to capture the shot that you want.
Sony. Engineered to be effortless.
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