Palm-sized camcorder w/ 60X optical zoom
The ultra-compact DCR-SX44 features 4GB1 of embedded flash memory, which can record up to 3
hours of video, a built-in LED video light, as well as a professional-quality Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar®
lens, which delivers sharp, high-resolution images and powerful 60x optical zoom that lets you
capture extremely tight shots, even from far away.
4GB embedded memory:
4GB 1 of embedded memory can
record and store up to almost 3
hours of video footage (SD LP
60x Optical, 2000x Digital zoom
Ideal for sporting events, wildlife, or
distance shooting, 60X optical
zoom brings you closer to the
action, so you can capture
extremely tight shots, even from
far away. In addition, Digital Zoom
Interpolation means that extreme
digital zooming (up to 2000X) is
clearer, with less distortion than
previous types of digital zooms.
Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® lens
with SteadyShot™ :
The DCR-SX44 features a
professional-quality Carl Zeiss®
Vario-Tessar® lens designed
specifically for compact
camcorders. Precision ground
optics help maintain the
sharpness and contrast of larger
lenses, and SteadyShot™ image
stabilization helps reduce blur
caused by camera shake.
2.7” Clear Photo™ LCD3 (230 K)
The 2.7” Clear Photo™ LCD3 (230
K) display provides exceptional
viewing clarity with 230K pixels
resolution. The display rotates up
to 270 degrees for multiple viewing
angles, as well as provides sharp,
detailed images for monitoring or
playback. The convenient touch
panel allows easy access to
menus and additional functionality
such as spot focus and spot
Direct Copy to external HDD w/o
Direct connection to DVDirect®
Express DVD burner (sold
Store your memories in a whole
The DCR-SX44 supports a direct
new way with the ability to copy
connection to the VRD-P1
videos from your camcorder
DVDirect® Express DVD burner
directly to an external hard disk
(sold separately), which allows you
drive10 (sold separately), all
to burn DVDs directly from your
without a computer. Your
camcorder without the need for a
camcorder can also access videos
PC. And because the VRD-P1 is
stored on the external hard drive
powered by your camcorder, you
for playback on your HDTV, allowing
don't need an additional AC power
you to utilize the camcorder’s
handy playback features.
Includes Sony® PMB (Picture
Face Detection
Motion Browser) software:
Face Detection technology
Sony Picture Motion Browser
recognizes faces and optimizes
software offers a simple, intuitive
camera settings for both video and
way to transfer, sort, and view your
still images, so faces are captured
video and still images on your
more clearly and skin tones look
compatible PC. In addition,
more natural.
multiple output options let you
LED Video Light
burn your memories to DVD (sold
The DCR-SX44 includes a small, but
separately), as well as take
powerful LED video light that can
advantage of one click upload to a
assist in low light situations,
number of popular video and
allowing you to capture video that
photo sharing sites9 .
you might have missed in the past.
Power On by opening LCD display: ADDITIONAL FEATURES
Power on your camcorder by
Film Roll Index:
simply opening the LCD display.
Face Index function:
1/8" Advanced HAD™ CCD
Hybrid Recording to 4GB1 memory
or Memory Stick PRO Duo™ media
A 1/8” Advanced HAD™ (Hole
(sold separately):
Accumulation Diode) CCD imager
with 410K (effective) pixel
Media Card Slot
resolution delivers stunning detail
USB 2.0 interface:
and clarity for exceptional video
(up to 500 lines of horizontal
resolution) and still image
Dolby® Digital stereo recording
with Built-in Zoom Mic:
The Dolby® Digital stereo
recording with built-in zoom
microphone focuses audio
recording on your subjects with
the camera's zoom lens, helping
memories ring true with clear
dialogue and crisp, discrete
Imaging Device: 1/8” Advanced HAD™ (Hole
Accumulation Diode) CCD imager
Pixel Gross: 680K
Recording Media: 4GB Embedded Flash memory
Memory Stick PRO Duo™ Media and SD/SDHC(Class
4) media (Sold Separately)
Recording and Playback Times: Standard Definition: HQ
= up to 55 min., SP = up to 85 min., LP = up to 175 min.
When using 16GB Memory Stick PRO Duo™ Media
(sold separately): Standard Definition: HQ = up to 235
min., SP = up to 340 min., LP = up to 715 min.
Video Actual: 410K pixels (16:9), 340K pixels (4:3)
Still Actual: 250K pixels (16:9), 340K pixels (4:3)
Video Resolution: 720 x 480
Still Picture Resolution: 680K
Recording Format: Dolby® Digital 2ch stereo
Microphone: Built-in Zoom Microphone
Still Image Mode(s): JPEG
Face Detection: Yes (Exposure Only)
Hybrid: Yes
Quick On: Yes
Scene Mode(s): Auto, Twilight, Candle, Sunrise &
Sunset, Fireworks, Landscape, Portrait, Spotlight,
Sports, Beach, Snow
Image Stabilization: SteadyShot® image stabilization
Face Index: Yes
Film Roll Index: Yes
Fader Effect(s): Black, White
Slide Show Mode: Yes
Photo Capture from Movie: Yes
Direct Copy: Yes
Exposure: Yes (Touch Panel)
Removable Flash Media Compatibility: Memory Stick PRO
Duo™ and SD/SDHC(Class 4) media (Sold Separately)
Convenience Features
Multiple Language Display: Yes
Palm-sized camcorder w/ 60X optical zoom
Minimum Illumination: 3 lux
(Auto Slow Shutter ON, 1/30 Shutter Speed)
Battery Type: InfoLITHIUM® with AccuPower™ Meter
System (NP-FV30)
Power Requirements: 7.2V (battery pack); 8.4V (AC
Power Consumption (in Operation): 1.8W
Service and Warranty Information
Limited Warranty Term: Limited Warranty --- 1 Year Parts;
90 Days Labor
Operating System Compatibility: "Windows XP SP3
* /Windows Vista SP2 ** /Windows7
* 64-bit editions and Starter (Edition) are not
supported.The Windows Image Mastering API(IMAPI)
Ver.2.0 or later is required to use the function for
creating discs.
** Starter (Edition) are not supported.
Standard installation is required.
Operation is not assured if the above OS has been
upgraded or in a multi-boot environment. "
Supplied Software: PMB Ver.5.0 Supports Windows XP
Service Pack3 (SP3)(32bit), Windows Vista Service
Pack2 (SP2) (32bit), Windows 7, 64-bit editions and
Starter (Edition) are not supported. Not supported by
Mac OS.
Weight: w/o battery: 6oz (190g), w battery: 8oz (230g)
Measurements: 2 x 2 1/4 x 4 1/2 inch (50 x 55 x 112mm)
Supplied Accessories
AC adaptor (AC-L200)
Rechargable Battery Pack (NP-FV30)
A/V Connecting Cable
Application Software / USB Driver / (CD-ROM)
USB Cable
Optional Accessories
Rechargeable InfoLITHIUM Batteries (NP-FV50/FV70/FV100)
AC Adaptor/Charger for H series batteries (AC-VQV10)
Travel Charger (BC-TRV)
Tripod (VCT-80AV)
Format: SD (MPEG2)
Video Signal: NTSC color, EIA standards
UPC Code: 027242788916
Inputs and Outputs
Analog Audio/Video Output(s): Included (via A/V
Remote Terminal)
USB Port(s): Hi-speed (2.0 compliant)
S-Video Output(s): Sold separately (via A/V Remote
Audio/Video Remote Terminal: Video / S Video / Audio
LCD Screen: 2.7” Clear Photo™ LCD3 (230 K) display
Manual / Auto Lens Cover: Manual
S/S & Zoom button on LCD: Yes
Media Card slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo™ Media and
SD/SDHC(Class 4) media
35mm Equivalent: 39 - 2340mm (16:9), 44 - 2640mm (4:3)
Aperture: F1.8-6.0
Focal Distance: 1.8 - 108mm
Focus: Full range Auto / Manual (Touch Panel)
Shutter Speed: Auto, 1/4 - 1/4000
Optical Zoom: 60x
1. 4GB equals 4 billion bytes, a portion of which is used for system
management and/or application files. Available capacity is
approximately 3.86GB.
3. Viewable area measured diagonally.
9. Requires Microsoft Windows XP SP3/ Windows Vista SP2/Windows 7.
Not supported by Mac OS.
10. Requires USB 2.0 connection via VMC-UAM1 cable (sold separately),
AC power for camcorder, and hard drive formatted in FAT-32.
Connection via USB-hub not supported. External HHD/USB media
should be less than 2TB(Terabytes).
12. One Touch Disc Burn feature requires DVDirect burner or compatible
PC with supplied PMB software (sold separately).
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Digital Zoom: 2000x
Resolution: 680K
Lens Type: Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar®
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Last Updated: 04/06/2010