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Sony DCR-DVD406E camcorder
Dennis Hissink : January 9th 2007 - 19:04 CET
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SonySony DCR-DVD406E camcorder : Whether it’s a special event, the trip of a lifetime, or simply capturing the spontaneous moments with family and friends which make everyday life unique, The new Sony DVD406E DVD Handycam offers stamina, a powerful zoom and records directly on to DVD, for ease of sharing and archiving footage. Storing nearly two hours of great-looking images and 5.1ch surround sound on 8cm DVD media, the newest Sony DCR-DVD406E DVD Handycam captures even more memories for your money. Every Sony DVD Handycam offers the ‘shoot-eject-play’ convenience of direct playback on a standard DVD player. The Sony Handycam DCR-DVD406E will be available throughout Europe from February 2007.
Sony DCR-DVD406E camcorderSony DVD406E camcorder - Energy
With the addition of DVD+R DL (Dual-Layer) recording, the new Sony DCR-DVD406E model can now record for a maximum of 110 minutes, almost doubling the 60 minutes maximum record time of previous-generation DVD Handycam. The latest Sony DVD406E Handycam doesn’t just store more on every DVD: it offers greater battery stamina than predecessor models, too. The new H-Series InfoLITHIUM battery dramatically boosts continuous recording STAMINA to 9 hours from a single charge.

Sony DCR DVD406E video camera - Pictures and Sound
Superb picture and sound quality are assured alongside greater record time and battery life. Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound recording now features the Sony DCR DVD 406E Handycam. The Sony 406 Handycam features Carl Zeiss optics for better resolution and contrast, and high-resolution ClearVid CMOS Sensor technology for supremely crisp, clear images. This Sony unique sensor reduces smear while increasing dynamic range for increased detailing in high-contrast scenes. You can also capture 4 Megapixel still images.

Sony DCR-DVD406 Handycam - Operation
Image quality and new features aside, the latest DVD406 model is even easier and more convenient to use. The Sony DCR-DVD406E DVD Handycam now includes a Colour Viewfinder for framing and reviewing shots, while additional Record Start/Stop and zoom buttons are thoughtfully placed on the border of the camcorder’s flip-out LCD screen. The new-generation Home menu and Help function on the LCD touch screen assures intuitive operation.

Sony 406E DVD camcorder - LCD screen and Memory Stick DUO
The DVD406E model features a high resolution (211k pixels) 2.7-inch Wide Clear Photo LCD plus screen for improved contrast and a colour range that’s approximately 1.6 times wider than normal Hybrid LCD screens. The Sony DVD406E features support for Memory Stick DUO removable media for still image recording, Hi-Speed USB 2.0 connectivity to a PC for editing, and compatibility with wide range of DVD-R / -RW / +RW / +R DL media.

Sony DCR-DVD406E camcorder - Optional accessories
From lenses, microphones and high-power batteries to tripods and stylish carry cases, there’s a full range of official accessories to help you get even more from your Handycam. New-generation InfoLITHIUM H Series batteries feature Hybrid Lithium-Ion cells and ActiFORCE battery technology for higher capacity and faster recharging plus a more accurate, responsive indication of remaining capacity. Compatible with all latest Handycam models, three new batteries (NP-FH100, NP-FH70 and NP-FH50) offer capacities of 3980mAh, 1800mAh and 900mAh respectively. All can also be used with older camcorders using P Series batteries.

Sony camcorder accessories
Two High Grade Lenses feature a newly-developed optical design that reduces their size and weight, making them an ideal match for latest ultra-portable Handycam models. Certified for high resolution video and still image use, the Sony VCL-HG1737C tele conversion lens and VCL-HG0737C wide conversion lens are compatible with the Sony DVD406E. Two new wide angle lenses have also been introduced. The Sony VCL-HA07A and the extremely compact VCL-E07A offer wider compatibility with the Handycam range at an even more affordable price. Other additions include stylish carry cases and the Sony SPK-HCC Sports Pack that waterproofs your Handycam down to 5 metres.

Sony DCR-DVD406E Handycam specifications
• DVD+R DL compatibility for up to 110 minutes continuous recording
• Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens
• 1/3-inch ClearVid CMOS Sensor
• 4 Megapixel images in Still Image Recording mode
• 10x Optical Zoom / 80x Digital Zoom
• Dolby Digital 5.1ch Surround Recording
• 2.7-inch Wide, Clear Photo LCD plus with touch panel
• Wide Colour Viewfinder
• STAMINA up to 6 hours (with optional battery)

About Sony
Sony manufactures audio, video, communications and information technology products for the global consumer and professional markets. With its music, pictures, game and online businesses, Sony is uniquely positioned to be one of the World´s Leading Consumer Brands. Sony recorded consolidated annual sales of EUR 54.96 b illion (yen 7,475 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2006 and it employs approximately 158,500 people worldwide. In Europe, Sony recorded consolidated annual sales of EUR 12.61 billion (yen 1,715 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2006, based on an average market exchange rate for the same period of yen 136 to the EUR. Sony Europe, headquartered at the Sony Center am Potsdamer Platz in Berlin, is responsible for the company's European electronics business and registered consolidated sales of EUR 8.22 billion (yen 1,118 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2006.

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