Sony MICROMV™ Handycam® Camcorder

DCR-IP1
Digital
Handycam® Camcorder
Handycam Station™ Base
F E AT U R E S
1/5.0", 1 Megapixel (Gross) Advanced
HAD™ CCD Imager
1/5.0" Advanced HAD™ (Hole
Accumulation Diode) CCD imager
with 690K (effective) pixels
provides excellent detail and clarity, with
exceptional digital video performance
(520 lines of horizontal resolution).
Realize great looking still images utilizing
1000K (effective) pixels. The 1 Megapixel
technology enhances your digital videos
and digital still photography performance.
MICROMV™ Format Video Recording
The MICROMV recording format delivers
digital picture and sound quality
comparable to that of MiniDV, but on
tapes that are 70% smaller. Also, with a
standard 64K memory in each cassette,
you get features not available on any
other tape format such as thumbnail
images of recorded scenes, scene
searching and electronic scene titling.
MPEG2
MPEG2 (Motion Pictures Experts Group) is a
compression technology that is PC friendly
and provides video quality comparable to
DV. MPEG2 compression is widely used in
digital satellite broadcasting and DVD
players. PC editing has never been easier
than with the supplied MPEG2 compatible
MovieShaker™ software version 3.1.
➤Automatic Lens Cover
The protective Automatic Lens Cover on
the DCR-IP1 automatically opens when
the power to the camcorder is turned on
in the recording mode. This eliminates
the need for an external lens cover and
also allows the camcorder to be
completely self-contained.
Professional Quality Carl Zeiss®
Vario-Sonnar® Lens
Carl Zeiss lenses have an
advanced 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.
➤ STEP-UP
F E AT U R E
10X 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.
2.0" Precision SwivelScreen™ Hybrid
Touch Panel LCD Display (210K Pixels)
The 210K pixel LCD provides
excellent viewing clarity with
improved resolution. The
Hybrid system consists of a transmissive
LCD combined with a reflective LCD. By
turning off the backlight, it will capture
more ambient light virtually eliminating
LCD “wash-out.” Images will be visible in
the LCD even in the most challenging
outdoor lighting conditions. The “On
Screen” touch panel system allows you
to navigate through the camera’s menu
system at the touch of the LCD screen.
USB Streaming
Stay connected with family
and friends by broadcasting
live video with audio, via the
internet with the USB interface. You can
even playback your favorite recorded scene
stored on tape. It’s like having your own
web camera or video conferencing system.
The USB Interface also allows easy transfer
of still images and MPEG1 movies stored
on Memory Stick® Media to the computer.
Digital Still Memory Mode with Memory
Stick® Media
Digital Still Memory Mode captures
high quality Megapixel still images
at up to 1152 x 864 resolution
directly to Memory Stick media. Images are
stored in the JPEG format providing easy
transfer to PCs for emailing, printing, or
sharing with family and friends. 16MB
Memory Stick media is supplied.
➤Memory Stick Duo™ Media Slot
With Memory Stick Duo Media being 1/3
the size of the standard-sized Memory
Stick® Media, Memory Stick Duo offers
the same benefits and capabilities, but in
a smaller size, perfect for the Ultra
Compact Camcorder.
➤MPEG Movie AX Mode
MPEG Movie AX Mode captures high quality,
352 x 240 resolution at 30fps (frames per
second), MPEG1 Movies uninterrupted up
to the capacity of the Memory Stick Duo™
Media. For example, a 128MB Memory
Stick® Media can record up to 20 minutes of
non-stop MPEG1 Video with Audio.
i.LINK®* MICROMV™ Interface (IEEE1394)
Allows high speed digital
communication between two
compatible devices equipped
with a MICROMV IEEE1394 interface.
➤Handycam Station™
Placing the DCR-IP1 on the supplied
Handycam Station provides a quick and
easy connection between the camcorder
and an i.LINK® supported TV/VCR for
viewing, or a computer for video and still
image editing. It also supplies power to
the camcorder for charging the battery.
Cassette Memory
Each MICROMV™ cassette comes
equipped with a built-in 64KB Memory
Chip that stores Custom Titles, valuable
cassette information such as cassette ID
and usage dates, and thumbnail image
information from the beginning of a
recorded scene. Thumbnail images allow
for easy access to recorded scenes.
Multi-Picture Search
Exclusive to MICROMV cassettes is the
ability to provide thumbnail images of all
recorded scenes, allowing quick and easy
access to your favorite video memories.
Color Slow Shutter
Color Slow Shutter mode
allows you to record in low
light situations with full color
detail by slowing down the shutter speed.
Super SteadyShot Picture Stabilization
System
An advanced version of Sony’s
SteadyShot® System that controls
an 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.
DCR-IP1
A D D I T I O N A L F E AT U R E S
14-Bit DXP A/D Conversion
AE (Auto Exposure) Bracketing
Digital Picture Effects
EXIF 2.2
Fader Effects
InfoLithium® Battery with
AccuPower™ Meter System
➤ PictBridge™ Application
Playback Zoom
Program AE (Auto Exposure)
Modes
Progressive Shutter System
Stamina Power Management
System
S P E C I F I C AT I O N S
Imaging Device: 1/5", 1070K Gross Pixels Advanced HAD™ CCD
Video Actual: 690K Pixels
Still Actual: 1000K Pixels
F: 1.8-2.3
Focal Distance: 3.2-32mm
35mm Conversion: 46-460mm (Camera Mode)
28-380mm (Memory Mode)
Filter Diameter: N/A
Optical Zoom: 10X
Digital Zoom: 120X
Focusing: Full Range Auto/Manual (Touch Panel)
Minimum Illumination: 7 Lux
Color Slow Shutter: Yes
Shutter Speed: 1/2 - 1/4000 (Program AE Mode)
Memory Mode: Yes, 1280 x 960, 640 x 480
MPEG Movie AX Mode: Light (144 x 96) 10 fps
TM
Battery 3
(Fully charged)
NP-FF50
NP-FF51
NP-FF70
NP-FF51
Handycam Station
USB Terminal: Yes via supplied Handycam Station (Version 1.1)
Memory Stick PRO™ Media Compatibility: Tested to support up to
512MB media capacity; does not support high speed transfer
function; does not support Access Control security function
USB Streaming: Yes 2
Headphone Jack: N/A
Mic-Input: N/A
White Balance: Auto/Outdoor/Indoor/Hold
Exposure: Yes/Touch Panel (24 Step)
Power Consumption (LCD): 3.8W
Software OS Compatibility: Microsoft® Windows® 2000, Me, XP (video
and still transfer); Macintosh® 8.5.1 - 9.1 (still image
transfer)**
Dimensions (WHD): 1 9⁄ 16" x 3 5⁄ 8" x 2 3⁄ 4" (39mm x 91mm x 69mm)
Weight: 8 oz (230g) without Tape and Battery
Supplied Accessories: AC-L25 Power Adapter/In-Camera Charger,
NP-FF51 InfoLithium® Rechargeable Battery, 8MB Memory Stick
Duo™ Media, Memory Stick Duo™ Adapter, RMT-832 Wireless
Remote Commander® Remote Control, CR2025 Battery, DCRA-C100
Handycam Station, A/V Cable, USB Cable, LCD Cleaning Cloth, Wrist
Strap, CD-ROM w/ Driver (MovieShaker™ Software v.3.1 and Pixela
ImageMixer™ Software Ver. 1.5 for Sony ).
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Rec Time
LCD Backlight On/Off
70/75 min
80/85 min
150/160 min
165/170 min
Playback Time
LCD Backlight On/Off
80/80 min
90/90 min
170/175 min
180/190 min
MEMORY MODE
Memory Stick Duo™
Media1
8MB
16MB
32MB
64MB
128MB
Fine/Std
1152 x 864
Fine/Std
640 x 480
Memory Stick PRO™
Media1
Fine/Std
1152 x 864
Fine/Std
640 x 480
15/37
30/74
61/150
120/300
245/600
50/120
96/240
190/485
390/980
780/1970
256MB
512MB
445/1000
900/2050
1400/3550
2850/7200
MPEG MOVIE AX
Standard (144 x 96) 10 fps
Fine (352 x 240) 30 fps
Superfine (352 x 240) 30 fps
Viewfinder: N/A
LCD: 2.0" Color (210K)
Accessory Shoe: N/A
Video Input/Output: Yes/Yes with supplied Handycam Station™
Audio Input/Output: Yes/Yes with supplied Handycam Station
i.LINK® * MICROMV™ Interface (IEEE1394): Yes (4 Pin) with supplied
BATTERY LIFE
(Approximate Times)
Memory Stick Duo™
Media
16MB
32MB
64MB
128MB
256MB
512MB
Light
Standard
Fine
Super Fine
10m 00s
20m 00s
41m 00s
1h 20m 00s
2h 30m 00s
5h 05m 00s
5m 00s
10m 00s
20m 00s
41m 00s
1h 15m 00s
2h 30m 00s
2m 30s
5m 20s
11m 00s
22m 00s
40m 00s
1h 20m 00s
1m 30s
3m 20s
6m 50s
13m 00s
25m 00s
51m 00s
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
AC-VF50 Portable AC Adaptor/
Charger
NP-FF51/71 InfoLithium®
F Series Batteries
MSH-M64A/128A Memory Stick
Duo™ Media
MSX-M256A/512A Memory Stick
PRO Duo™ Media
VCT-S30L Accessory Shoe Arm
HVL-20DM Video Light
LCS-IPY High Grade Leather Case
VCT-MTK Travel Tripod
MSAC-US30 Memory Stick™
USB Reader/Writer
MSAC-US70 Memory Stick™
USB Reader/Writer Mouse
* i.LINK is a trademark of Sony, used only to designate that a product contains an IEEE1394 connector.
All products with an IEEE1394 connector may not communicate with each other.
** Not compatible with USB Streaming.
1
Available storage capacity of Memory Stick Duo and Memory Stick PRO Media may vary. A portion of
the memory is used for data management functions.
2
Internet service provider required.
3
Battery life may vary depending on usage patterns
©2003 Sony Electronics Inc.
Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. All rights reserved.
Sony, AccuPower, Advanced HAD, Handycam, i.LINK, InfoLithium, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo,
Memory Stick PRO, the Memory Stick logo, MICROMV and MICROMV logos, MovieShaker, Remote
Commander, Stamina, SteadyShot, SwivelScreen and Worry Free are trademarks of Sony. Carl Zeiss and
Vario-Sonnar are trademarks of Carl Zeiss. Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation. PictBridge is a trademark of CIPA. All other trademarks are property of their respective
owners. Features and specifications subject to change without notice. Non-metric weights and measures
are approximate.