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Dennis Hissink : January 9th 2007 - 21:07 CET
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SonySony HDR-UX3E camcorder : Capture your life in picture-perfect High Definition with the new AVCHD Sony HDR-UX3E DVD Handycam. Significantly lighter and smaller than previous models, the new Sony UX3E brings your experiences to life with groundbreaking HD quality, day or night. The AVCHD DVD format stores true High Definition pictures on readily-available 8cm DVD discs. DVD+R DL (Dual Layer) technology allows both models to capture almost an hour’s worth of HD pictures and sound (LP mode). There’s an increasing range of replay options to share and enjoy footage captured with your AVCHD DVD Handycam. Shots can be enjoyed on any HD-ready television set via a connected AVCHD-compatible Blu-ray player including new PlayStation 3.
Sony HDR-UX3E camcorderSony UX3E camcorder - CMOS sensor
Direct playback is also possible by linking the camcorder to an HD-ready television or display via its HDMI connector, and enjoy from your couch thanks to the supplied remote control. Delivering the highest picture quality yet from any Sony AVCHD camcorder, the Sony UX3E features a Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens plus latest generation ClearVid CMOS Sensor technology to deliver better-looking High Definition pictures with greater sensitivity, wider dynamic range and reduced smear.

Sony HDR-UX3E AVCHD video camera - Colour mode
Shooting in low light is enhanced with a new Auto Slow Shutter function that automatically boosts minimum illumination performance to 2 lux compared with 5 lux on the UX1E. Closely matching the natural characteristics of the human eye, the new Sony HDR-UX3E HD Handycam features x.v.Colour mode, almost doubling the range of colours that are accurately reproduced. This Sony-developed technology complies with xvYCC (eXtended Video YCC), the newly-ratified ratified international standard that almost doubles the range of colours that can be accurately reproduced by video devices, covering almost 100 percent of natural colours. Closely matching the natural characteristics of the human eye, x.v.Colour reproduces more vivid, authentic reds, blues and greens beyond the limitations of the conventional sRGB colour space. x.v.Colour support also guarantees direct compatibility with latest televisions and other display devices that support the xvYCC standard.

Sony HDR UX3 Handycam - Dolby Digital Surround
The Sony UX3E features a built-in microphone that’s ready to record in 5.1ch surround sound: perfect for enjoying cinema-like HD results with your home theatre system. Clear Photo LCD plus for better-looking results on screen. The flip-out LCD touch panel features Clear Photo LCD plus technology for a wider colour gamut and improved contrast compared with conventional screens. Clear Photo LCD plus ensures that framing and reviewing shots with the screen is now easier in bright ambient lighting conditions. For extra convenience, additional zoom and recording start/stop buttons are placed within easy reach on the frame of the LCD screen.

Sony UX3 AVCHD camera - Stamina and Dual recording
The Sony HDR-UX3E benefits from the latest generation of Sony H-Series InfoLITHIUM battery technology that extends shooting STAMINA up to 5 hours (with optional battery) of continuous recording. The Sony HDR-UX3E offers a Dual Rec function for simultaneous video and high resolution still image recording, while Smooth Slow Rec captures fast-moving action at 200 frames per second for extremely fluid, natural slow motion playback with sound. Also common to the new camcorder is a built-in flash for still photography, Active Interface Shoe and an Auto Lens Cover that slides shut to protect the Carl Zeiss lens when not in use. A slot allows storage of still pictures on removable Memory Stick DUO media. Standard Definition pictures and sound can be recorded on standard DVD media as an alternative to HD shooting.

Sony AVCHD camcorder - Optional accessories and Availability
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. The Sony Handycam HDR-UX3E will be available throughout Europe from March 2007.

Sony HDR-UX3E - Wide and Tele converter
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 HDMI connecting cables and stylish carry cases, while the Sony CC Sports Pack waterproofs your Handycam down to 5 metres.

Sony HDR UX3E specifications
• AVCHD 1080i recording on Disc
• Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens
• 1/3-inch ClearVid CMOS Sensor
• 4.0 Megapixel images in Still Image Recording mode
• x.v.Colour compatible
• Dolby Digital 5.1ch Surround Recording
• 10x Optical Zoom / 80x Digital Zoom
• 2.7-inch Wide, Clear Photo LCD plus screen
• 123k wide colour viewfinder
• STAMINA up to 5 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 7,275 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.

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