|Sony DCR-SR290E camcorder|
Dennis Hissink : January 9th 2007 - 21:04 CET
Sony DCR-SR290E camcorder : Ideal for everyone who’s on the move, the latest Sony SR290E Hard Disk Drive (HDD) Handycam offers impressively long recording time and longer battery STAMINA, without the hassle of carrying extra tapes. Ultra-compact, lightweight and easy to use, the new Sony HDD SR290E Handycam records footage on to the camcorder’s Hard Disk which can be easily searched, viewed, or downloaded to a PC. The new Sony Handycam DCR-SR290E will be available throughout Europe from March 2007. Starting with 30GB on entry models, HDD Handycam offers up to 60GB hard disk capacity. More than any other available camcorder, this range-topping capacity is enough to store up to 41 hours 50 minutes of video or 9,999 still pictures.|
Sony SR290E camcorder - Battery|
The Sony DCR-SR290E, a high-range model, has also been upgraded to 40GB HDD capacity from current 30GB, providing space to store up to 28 hours of video. The new Sony SR290E Hard Disk Drive (HDD) Handycam's class-leading storage capacity is complemen- ted by equally impressive battery STAMINA: the new-generation H-Series InfoLITHIUM battery delivers up to 10 hours continuous shooting from a single charge. Optional are three new batteries (NP-FH100, NP-FH70 and NP-FH50).
Sony DCR SR290E - Optical zoom and Protection
Like all other Handycam, the Sony DCR SR290 features Carl Zeiss optics for superlative resolution and colour reproduction. There’s only one chance to capture special moments when they happen, and HDD Handycam adopts a twofold HDD Smart Protection strategy to safeguard against the inadvertent loss of precious pictures. A physical shock absorber protects the drive against physical jarring and bumps during operation, while 3G sensor detects abrupt motion in three dimensions to distinguish accidental drops from other body movements. Video stream buffering also ensures that recording continues smoothly.
Sony SR290 video camera - Handycam station
After shooting, there’s no need to fiddle with cables when you want to store, edit and enjoy the results at home. Supplied with all HDD models, Handycam Station can be linked permanently to a TV via its analogue connector, while the Hi-Speed USB port allows direct digital connection to a PC. It also doubles as a charger, just drop in your Handycam and power up while enjoying your new shots. One-Touch Disc Burn function is now 1.5x faster, allowing an hour’s worth of video to be recorded onto DVD using a connected PC in around 20 minutes.
Sony DCR-SR290E HDD camcorder - CMOS sensor
The high-end models SR190E features latest-generation ClearVid CMOS Sensor technology for superlative imaging quality, with still image capability upgraded to a maximum 6 Megapixel with ‘Super SteadyShot’ Optical Image Stabilisation. Shooting in low light is also enhanced for all models with a new Auto Slow Shutter mode that automatically boosts minimum illumination performance up to 1.5lux compared with 5 lux on previous models.
Sony SR290E - Clear Photo LCD plus
The SR290E features 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 conventional Hybrid LCD screens. As a result, it’s significantly easier to focus, frame and review shots accurately in high ambient light conditions, especially outdoors. Additional zoom and recording start/stop buttons are positioned on the frame of the LCD screen on all HDD models for convenient operation when the camcorder is operated at waist level or mounted on a tripod. The Sony DCR-SR290E accepts Memory Stick DUO removable media for still picture recording and offer Hi-Speed USB 2.0 connectivity with a PC for editing and back-up.
Sony HDD 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 DCR SR-290E - Converter and Sports pack
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 Definition video and still image use, the Sony VCL-HG1737C tele conversion lens and VCL-HG0737C wide conversion lens are compatible with HD as well as higher-specification standard definition models. 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-SR290E features
• Up to 28 hours recording with built-in 40GB Hard Disk Drive
• Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens
• 1/2.9-inch ClearVid CMOS Sensor
• 6.1 Megapixel images in Still Image Recording mode
• 10x Optical Zoom / 20x Digital Zoom
• Super SteadyShot Optical Image Stabilizer
• Dolby Digital 5.1ch Surround Recording
• 2.7-inch Wide, Clear Photo LCD plus
• STAMINA up to 6 hours (with optional battery)
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 7,275 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.