Digital Handycam Camcorder
The DCR-HC40 is a spectacular option for
those looking for great video and stills in a
compact camcorder. Offering a 1.0 Megapixel
CCD imager, this high quality camcorder
delivers 10X Optical/120X Digital Zoom and
Carl Zeiss optics for incredible picture clarity.
F E A T U R E S
Professional Quality Carl Zeiss
Battery information is momentarily
displayed without having to power
on the camcorder. Quickly access
the battery’s status by pressing the Battery Info
button. The Recording Time Available is
displayed in minutes on either the LCD screen
or in the viewfinder.
1.0 Megapixel (Gross) Advanced HAD™
/5" Advanced HAD™(Hole
Carl Zeiss lenses have an advanced
Accumulation Diode) CCD with
optical multi-layer coating offering
less glare and flare with increased
contrast. This results in vivid image brilliance,
true-to-life color saturation and perfect
renditions of subtle tones.
90K (effective) pixels provides excellent detail
and clarity, with exceptional video performance
up to 520 lines of horizontal resolution).
Realize great looking digital still images utilizing
000K (effective) pixels. The Megapixel
Stamina Battery Power Management
InfoLithium Battery with AccuPower™
technology enhances your digital videos and
digital still photography performance.
System 6 Hours (Using Optional NP-FP90)
The Sony DCR-HC40 can continuously
record for up to 6 hours or playback
Charge the battery at any
time because unlike NiCad
Offers up to 520 lines of horizontal resolution,
for up to 7 hours (with LCD screen off)
on a single charge with the optional NP-FP90.
(Nickel Cadmium) batteries Sony’s
rechargeable Lithium-Ion batteries are not
subjected to a life shortening “memory effect”.
Sony’s exclusive AccuPower™meter displays
the battery time remaining in minutes, in the
viewfinder or the LCD screen.
X color bandwidth (vs. VHS) and significantly
higher S/N ratio, to provide stunning video
Mechanical shutter system that provides
Progressive Scan performance while utilizing
an interlace scanning system. Digital still
images will be sharp and clear with excellent
0X Optical/120X Digital Zoom
The optical zoom helps to bring the action up
close 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.
Super SteadyShot Image
An advanced version of Sony’s
Easy Handycam Button
SteadyShot system that controls an
Using a camcorder can be
intimidating for some people, so
with a press of the Easy Handycam
button, most of the advanced functions of the
camcorder are “locked out”leaving only the
buttons essential for recording operational.
even higher range of shake and
vibration frequencies, to achieve an even higher
level of smoothness without degradation of video
like some other image stabilization systems.
.5" Hybrid SwivelScreen™LCD Display
Provides excellent viewing clarity
with improved resolution. The
23K pixel LCD display makes
i.LINK * DV Interface (IEEE1394)
images sharp and detailed during playback or
when monitoring recording. The Hybrid
Reflective-Transmissive LCD Screen provides
accurate viewing in sunlight or bright light,
virtually eliminating the “wash-out”common
with traditional LCD Screens.
A high speed bi-directional digital
video/audio communication between
two compatible devices equipped with
an IEEE1394 interface, including camcorders,
digital VTRs and PCs.
Super NightShot Plus Infrared System
An advanc®ed version of Sony’s
NightShot Infrared system that
allows users to record natural
color images in low-light conditions, but
without the blurring common with other low-
light recording systems.
12-Bit/16-Bit PCM Digital Stereo
Digital Still Memory Mode with Memory
16-Bit offers the same outstanding sound
quality as compact disc. 12-Bit recording
enables you to add an additional audio track
with compatible audio dubbing equipment or
Analog To Digital Conversion with
Capture digital still images at
152 x 864 or 640 x 480 resolution,
Convert and/or record any analog NTSC video
source to digital video via the analog inputs.
Analog NTSC video can also be passed through
the digital Handy®cam camcorder directly into a
PC via the i.LINK interface in real-time for
easy PC editing of your analog footage.
directly onto Memory Stick Duo™
media for easy transfer to PC’s for emailing,
printing, or sharing with other compatible
i.LINK * interface compatible computers.
MPEG EX Movie Mode
Unlike earlier MPEG1 Movies,
MPEG EX Movie Mode will allow
you to record uninterrupted to the
capacity of the Memory Stick Duo™Media.
These movies are perfect for emailing to
friends and family.
Easily create fun music videos with the