Sony`s First Hard Disk Drive Handycam Captures Superb Video with

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Sony’s First Hard Disk Drive Handycam Captures Superb Video with Surround Sound
30GB HDD Handycam® offers breathtaking home theater experience with Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator
Hong Kong, March 1, 2006 – Sony Corporation of Hong Kong Limited today announced the
launch of its first Hard Disk Drive Handycam® (HDD Handycam), the DCR-SR100/E. In addition
to featuring outstanding video shooting capability, Sony’s DCR-SR100/E is currently the only hard
disk drive camcorder in the market with the capability to record Dolby Digital 5.1 channel surround
sound, delivering dramatic audio and video playback by picking up distinctive surround sound
within the camcorder and around the object with an optional wireless Bluetooth microphone
(ECM-HW1). The 1/3” 3 Mega Pixels CCD with Primary Colour filter and high-quality Carl
Zeiss® Vario Sonnar® T* lens system maximizes high colour and light sensitivity for the sharpest
capture of objects in action. Sharing the excellent quality movies and images recorded on the
DCR-SR100/E with friends and family is easier than ever before with its one-touch DVD burn
“Sony is pleased to offer customers the option of a hard disk drive camcorder on top of our current
wide range of Handycam® models. The new DCR-SR100/E delivers higher video shooting capacity
with the built-in 30GB hard disk storage. The new Handycam® has integrated the strengths of its
high-end camcorder features and Dolby Digital 5.1channel surround sound ability to provide
extended shooting use for the ultimate video shooting and playback experience that is as close as
possible to the original scene in both image and sound quality,” said Mr. Mr. Kunihiko Kawakita,
Division Managing Director of Hong Kong Marketing Company, Sony Corporation of Hong Kong
Dolby Digital 5.1Channel Surround Sound
The DCR-SR100/E is the first hard disk drive camcorder with a built-in microphone for recording in
Dolby Digital 5.1 channel Surround Sound. It features an optional wireless Bluetooth®
microphone that can be attached to the object without restricting sounds from the camcorder. This
enables sounds to be captured from all directions and playback on home theatre systems with 5.1
channel Surround Sound capability for a realistic viewing experience.
1/3” 3 Mega Pixel Primary Colour CCD
The 1/3” indicates the screen size of the wide view of the pictures captured. The 3 Mega Pixels
refers to 2.05 Mega Pixels for video and 3 Mega Pixels for digital still images. The Primary Colour
CCD filters elementary colours such as red, green and blue from the colour signals of the transmitted
light to create accurate colours on both videos and digital still images.
3GTM Sensor with Video Stream Buffering System
Sony has incorporated a safety feature to protect data stored on the hard disk. When the 3G sensor
in the device detects a fast direction from the pull of gravity, it repositions the hard disk to protect
against cracks and shock. The DCR-SR100/E is also capable of buffering memory to protect the
data from loss or corruption by suspending its current activities when the HDD is being interrupted.
The buffered stream is then restored when the HDD is recovered.
Cutting Edge Advantages
In addition to offering all the benefits of video shooting with a 30GB hard disk drive camcorder, the
DCR-SR100/E uses minimal energy (a low 4.2W) for a longer lasting video shooting experience.
Users can record up to seven hours of DVD movie-quality video or more than 21 hours in long play
mode. The DCR-SR100/E also features a 3G SensorTM with Video Stream Buffering system to
protect the hard disk and safeguard internal mechanisms to help prevent data loss. Users can also
enjoy the camcorder's 3 mega pixel still capture capability in 16:9 and 4:3 aspect ratios, built-in flash
and wide 2.7-inch SwivelScreen™ LCD display.
Easy Post Production
The compact DCR-SR100/E provides users with convenient ways to save their precious memories
and seamless PC connectivity. The one-touch DVD burn button transfers videos automatically
onto DVD via high-speed transfer to a PC. “Easy PC-backup” activates automatic backup when
difference is detected between PC & HDD Camcorder. The bundled software provides users the
option to edit videos, organise DVD titles and select videos to be copied onto the DVD manually.
All of these features are managed through one user-friendly interface.
Pre-registration is open to customers from March 6 to March 22, 2006. Customers are entitled to
join a lucky draw to win a digital photo printer (DPP-FP50). Pre-ordering of the DCR-SR100/E
runs from March 23 to April 13, 2006. Customers who place orders will receive the accessory kit
ACC-FP71 (worth HK$650) for free. In addition, a range of special offer packages are available
during the pre-order period. For details, please visit Sony’s Web site at
Sony’s first HDD Handycam® DCR-SR100/E is available in mid of April at suggested retail price of
Specifications of Sony’s Hard Disk Drive Handycam® camcorder DCR-SR100/E are as below:
HDD Capacity
Video Signal
Image Device
1/3” Advanced HAD CCD
Gross: 3.31 Mega Pixels
16:9 Movie (effective): 2,057,300 Pixels
4:3 Picture (effective): 3,048,000 Pixels
Mega Pixel Engine
LCD Monitor
2.7” Wide Hybrid LCD (123K)
Touch Panel with Active Menu
Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T*
Optical: 10x
Digital: 120x
Yes (High quality)
16:9 Widescreen Recording (Movie/ Still)
USB Terminal
Mini-B/ USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
123k Colour View Finder
5.1 channel Surround Sound
Wide Select Button
Start/ Stop & Zoom Buttons on LCD Frame
Steady Shot
Night Mode
Minimum Illumination (Night mode)
Other Features
Super SteadyShot®
Super NightShot®
Max. HDD Recording Capacity
Still Image Recording Mode
(Approx. no. of shots)
5 Lux (0 Lux)
Active Interface Shoe
Colour Slow Shutter
Personal Menu
Easy Handycam Mode
Program AE
Manual Focus (Touch Panel)
Spot Focus (Touch Panel)
Exposure Control (Touch Panel, 24 Steps)
Digital Effects
Picture Effects
Fader (Touch Panel)
Multi-Language support
HQ (440 min)
SP (650 min)
LP (1250 min)
30 GB Hard Disk Drive
640 x 480 (1 Mega Pixels): 9,999 shots
2,016 x 1,512 (3 Mega Pixels): 9,999 shots
Supplied Accessories
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Net Weight
AC Adaptor (AC-L200)
InfoLithium Battery (NP-FP60)
Wireless Remote Commander (RMT-835)
AV Cable
Clock Lithium (Installed)
Lithium Battery (CR 205)
Image Editing Software - ImageMixer for
HDD Handycam (CD-ROM)
82 x 69 x 149mm
# Design and specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
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