High Definition Camcorder
The HDR-HC7 views the world through a professional grade Carl Zeiss® Vario-Sonnar® T* Lens with 10x
optical/20x digital zoom and a 3 Megapixel ClearVid™ CMOS Sensor. An assignable dial makes it
possible to manually control Focus, Exposure, Shutter Speed, AE (Auto Exposure) Shift and WB (White
Balance) Shift.
3.2 Megapixel (Gross) ClearVid™
CMOS Sensor
1/2.9" ClearVid CMOS Sensor provides
stunning detail and clarity with
exceptional video (1080 lines of
resolution - HD Mode or 530 lines of
horizontal resolution - SD Mode) and
still image performance (6.1
Megapixel). Unlike traditional CCD
Imagers, CMOS Sensors require less
power, providing better battery
Switchable HD/DV Format Recording
The HDR-HC7 is capable of recording
and playing back both High Definition
(HD) and Standard Definition (SD)
video recorded on a standard MiniDV
Real-Time HD Codec Engine
Sony developed a Real Time MPEG
Encode/Decode system with reduced
energy consumption and compact size
to fit inside a personal camcorder. This
engine provides efficient MPEG2
compression, and recording and
playback of clear HD images at the
same bit rate of the DV format, so that
High Definition video can be recorded
on the same MiniDV cassettes as are
used for SD recording.
x.v. Color
x.v.Color™ can capture or display
nearly twice as many (1.8x) viewable
colors than currently possible. This
provides a more accurate and vivid
color range, for a more natural, lifelike
overall experience.
10X Optical / 20XDigital Zoom
The optical zoom helps to bring the
action close up from far away. In
addition, the Digital Zoom
Interpolation means that extreme
digital zooming is clearer, with less
distortion than previous types of digital
Professional Quality Carl Zeiss® VarioSonnar® T Lens
Carl Zeiss lenses have an advanced
optical multi-layer coating that offers
less glare and flare with increased
contrast. This results in vivid image
brilliance, true-to-life color saturation
and perfectg renditions of subtle tones.
The additional T coating on the lens
further reduces unwanted glare and
2.7" Wide (16:9) Touch Panel Clear
Photo™ LCD Plus Display (211K Pixels)4
The 2.7" Wide (16:9) LCD screen
provides excellent viewing clarity with
imporoved resoltuion. The 211K pixel
LCD screen rotates up to 270 degrees for
multiple viewing angles providing
sharp, detailed images for monitoring
or playback, and the widescreen
format makes shooting in 16:9 mode
and composing shots even easier.
Smooth Slow Record
By increasing the record rate from 60
fields per second (fps) to 240 fps for 3
seconds allowing you to capture 3
seconds of fast motion and play the
video back in 12 seconds. This is great
for analyzing a golf swing or a viewing
a bird in flight. In addition, record an
audio track to narrate what is being
seen in the video.
Memory Stick Duo™ Media Slot3
Capture still images up to 2848x2136
resolution, directly onto Memory Stick
Duo™ Media for easy trasfer to PCs for
emailing, printing or shairing with other
compatible Memory Stick® media
compatible devices.
Dual Record
While recording video in High Definition
you have the ability to capture a 4.6
Megapixel still image directly to
Memory Stick Duo™ media.
Super SteadyShot® (Optical) Image
Stabilization System
An advanced form of Sony's
SteadyShot Image Stabilization system
that controls an even higher range of
shake and vibration frequencies. This
optical stabilization system achieves
an even higher level of smoothness
without degradation of vide like som
digital stabilization systems.
Cinematic Mode
Perfect for creating your own movie
masterpieces, the HDR-HC7 Cinematic
mode lends 24 frame film-like effect to
your recordings.
i.LINK® Interface (IEEE1394)2
A high speed bi-directional digital
video/audio communication between
two compatible devices equipped with
an IEEE1394 interface, including
camcorders, digital VCRs, and PCs.
Tele Macro Function
Useful for shooting close up shots, but
without having the camcorder casting
a shadow on the subject. Images shot
in the Tele Macro Mode will have the
subject properly focused with the
background unfocussed so that the
subject stands out.
Active Interface Shoe
Built-in Intelligent Flash
Super NightShot® Infrared System
Scene Selection Modes
Picture Effects
Fader Effect(s)
InfoLITHIUM® Battery with AccuPower™
Meter System
Stamina® Battery Power Management
On Screen Zoom and Record Buttons
Easy Handycam
One Touch Wide Angle Shooting
Manual Focus
High Definition Camcorder
LCD Screen: 2.7" (211K Pixels)4 Wide (16:9)
Touch Panel - Clear Photo LCD Plus™
Imaging Device: 1/2.9" ClearVid™ CMOS
Pixel Gross: 3200K
Viewfinder: Wide (16:9), Color (123K Pixels)
Recording Media: MiniDV Cassette, Memory
Stick Duo™ Media, Memory Stick PRO
Duo™ Media (sold separately)
Docking Station: N/A
Recording and Playback Times: High
Definition: up to 60 minutes; Standard
Definition: SP= up to 60 min., LP= up to 90
Supplied Accessories
Video Actual: 2280K Pixels (16:9), 1710K Pixels
InfoLITHIUM® Rechargeable Battery (NP-FH60)
Still Actual: 2280K Pixels (16:9), 3040K Pixels
USB Streaming: N/A
SteadyShot® Image Stabilization: Yes
Accessory Shoe: Yes (Active Interface Shoe)
White Balance: Auto, Indoor, One-push,
Memory Stick PRO™ Media Compatibility:
Tested to support up to 4GB media
capacity; does not support high speed
transfer function; does not support
Access Control security function.
Microphone: Yes (Built-in; Stereo)
Power Adaptor/ In Camera Charger (ACL200)
Wireless Remote Commander® Remote
Control (RMT-831)
A/V Cable
Component Video Cable
USB Cable
i.LINK® Cable (VMC-IL4415)
Enjoy Handycam Video
Optional Accessories
Professional MiniDV Cassette for High
Definition Recording (DVM-63HD)
UPC Code: 027242701458
Still Image Mode(s): JPEG
Minimum Illumination: 2 Lux (0 Lux with
Super NightShot® Infrared System)
Convenience Features
Easy Operation: Yes
Multiple Language Display: Yes
Slide Show Mode: Yes
Titling: N/A
Light/Flash: N/A/Yes
Scene Mode(s): Beach, Candle, Fireworks,
Landscape, Portrait, Sports Lesson,
Spotlight, and Sunrise & Sunset
Picture Effect(s): Monotone, Mosaic,
Negative Art, Pastel, Sepia, Skin Tone and
Digital Picture Effect(s): Cinematic Effect,
Flash Motion, Old Movie, Still, Trail
PictBridge Compatible: Yes
Low Light Capability: Super NightShot®
Fader Effect(s): Black, Monotone, Mosaic,
Inputs and Outputs
LANC Terminal: Yes (Stereo Mini)
Analog Audio/Video Input(s): N/A
Analog Audio/Video Output(s): Yes (Multi
Digital Audio/Video Input(s): Yes (via
Digital Audio/Video Output(s): Yes (via
i.LINK®) 2
USB Port(s): Yes (1.1 compliant)
i.LINK® Interface: Yes 2
Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr) Output(s): Yes
1. Actual battery life may vary based on product settings, usage patterns, battery and environmental
conditions. Designed for use with compatible Sony InfoLITHIUM® batteries.
2. 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.
3. Available storage capacity of Memory Stick and Memory Stick PRO media may vary. A portion of
the memory is used for data management functions. Actual available memory in MB's is: 8=7.5,
16=15, 32=30, 64=61, 128=123, 256=220, 512=460, 1GB=940MB, 2GB=1.85GB, 4GB=3.66GB.
4. Viewable area measure diagonally
Headphone Jack: Yes
Microphone Input: Yes
Remote Jack: N/A
S-Video Input(s): N/A
S-Video Output(s): Yes (via optional
HDMI™ Connection Output(s): Yes
©2007 Sony Electronics Inc. All rights reserved.
Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. Sony, Clear Photo, ClearVid,
Handycam, i.LINK, InfoLITHIUM, like.no.other, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, NightShot,
Remote Commander and SteadyShot are trademarks of Sony. Carl Zeiss and Vario-Sonnar are
trademarks of Carl Zeiss. HDMI is a trademark of HDMI Licensing LLC. All other trademarks are property
of their respective owners.
Features and specifications subject to change without notice. Non-metric weights and measures are
approximate and may vary.
Screen Images Simulated
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Last Updated: 04/13/2009
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