DVD Handycam® Camcorder
Truly an attention getter the DCR-DVD7 combines style and design. Utilizing Carl Zeiss® optics, 10X optical
zoom along with a 2.5” Hybrid Touch Panel LCD Screen capturing your memories has never been more fun.
1/6" Advanced HAD™ CCD Imager, 680K
Pixels Gross
1/6" Advanced HAD™ (Hole Accumulation
Diode) CCD with 340K (effective) pixels provides
stunning detail and clarity with exceptional video
(up to 500 lines of horizontal resolution) and still
image performance.
10X Optical/120X Digital 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 zooms.
Professional Quality Carl Zeiss®
Vario-Tessar® 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
perfect renditions of subtle tones.
Super SteadyShot® Picture Stabilization
Picture stabilization system that uses motion
sensors to detect and compensate for camera
"shake" without compromising picture quality
like some other digital stabilization systems.
2.5" Touch Panel LCD Display (123K Pixels)
Provides excellent viewing clarity with improved
resolution. The Hybrid Reflective-Transmissive
LCD Screen provides accurate viewing in sunlight
or bright light, virtually eliminating the
"wash-out" common with traditional LCD
USB 2.0 Interface
USB 2.0 interface provides an easy way to
connect your DVD Handycam Camcorder to the
computer for fast transfer of video and still
images to your computer for editing. The
camcorder can also be used as an external DVD
burner, convenient for making copies of your
DVDs or burning edited movies.
DVD-R/RW and RW Compatible2
The DCR-DVD7 is compatible with a variety of
DVD formats allowing the easy of use and
simplicity found in DVD Media. With DVD RW
media there is not a need to finalize the disc
(minimum recording required). Simply remove
the disc and insert the media into a compatible
DVD Player.
InfoLithium® Battery with AccuPower™
Meter System1
Charge the battery at anytime because unlike
NiCad (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 either
the viewfinder or on the LCD screen.
Picture Package™ Software
Easily organize still images and video, and turn
them into stunning music videos using the
supplied software.
Program AE (Auto Exposure) Modes
Program AE modes make recording easy even
when filming in challenging situations. Choose
from Portrait, Beach & Ski, Sports Lesson,
Landscape, Spotlight or Sunset & Moon modes.
Color Slow Shutter
Color Slow Shutter mode allows you to record
in low light situations with color detail by
slowing down the shutter speed.
Picture Effects
Get creative when recording or playing back
your videos with Sony's Picture Effect Modes.
Effects available in Camera mode: Negative Art,
Sepia, Monotone, Solarize, Slim, Stretch, Pastel
and Mosaic. Effects available in Playback
mode: Negative Art, Sepia, Black & White and
Fader Effects
Enhance your personal videos by adding
professional looking fader effects. Choose from
Black, Mosaic, White, Monotone and Stripe.
Battery Information
At the touch of a button, battery information is
displayed on the LCD screen when charging and
when the camcorder is turned off. The display
will show how much the battery is charged, in
10% increments and the recordable time left
when using the LCD screen or in the viewfinder.
Manual Focus
Allows the user to manually adjust the focus of
the camcorder using the touch panel. Manual
focusing also allows the user to control the focus
in difficult situations where either the
environment or the subject does not allow the
camcorder's auto focus to perform optimally,
such as when shooting through a window or in a
crowded environment.
Easy Handycam Button
Using a camcorder can be intimidating for some
people, so with a press of the Easy Handycam
button, most of the advanced features of the
camcorder are "locked out" leaving only the
buttons essential for recording operational.
DVD Handycam® Camcorder
Super SteadyShot System: Super SteadyShot®
Accessory Shoe: N/A
USB Streaming: N/A
White Balance: White Balance:
Low Light Capability: Color Slow Shutter
Imaging Device: 1/6" 680K Gross Pixel CCD
Still Actual: 340K Pixels
Viewfinder: N/A
Interface: Interface Connector for Handycam
Station: N/A
LCD: 2.5" Hybrid Color Touch Panel (123K)
Digital Audio/Video Input(s): Multi
Digital Audio/Video Output(s): Multi
Digital Audio Input(s): Stereo, Multi
Digital Audio Output(s): Stereo, Multi
USB Port(s): Yes; 2.0
LANC Terminal: N/A
Headphone Input(s): N/A
Input(s): Microphone: N/A
Minimum Illumination: 5 Lux
Aperture: 1.7-2.2
Focal Distance: 2.3-23mm
35mm Conversion: 44-440mm
Zoom: Optical: 10X; Digital: 120X
Lens Type: Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar®
Focus: Full Range Auto/Manual (Touch Panel)
Shutter Speed: 1/4-1/4000 (AE Mode)
Exposure: Yes, Touch Panel (24 steps)
Power Consumption: (LCD): 3.0W
Limited Warranty: 1 Year Parts and 90 Days
Video Actual:340K Pixels
Format(s) Supported: DVD-R/-RW and RW2
Filter Diameter: N/A
Weight: 13 oz. (360g)
Dimensions (WHD): 4 10/13 "x 3 "x 1 13/14"
(121 x 101 x 49mm)
Supplied Accessories: Power Adapter/
In-Camera Charger (AC-L200)
InfoLithium® Rechargeable Battery (NP-FA50)
Remote Commander Remote Control
Stereo AV Cable
DVD Media (DVDR30)
USB Cable
Shoulder Strap
Wrist Strap
Cleaning Cloth
CD-ROM with USB Driver (Picture Package™
Software Ver. 1.8 for Sony)
Carrying Case (LCS-DVD7)
Telephoto Lens (VMC-30FS)
High-Grade Telephoto Lens (VMC-HG30FS)
service and warranty
Limited Warranty: 1 Year Parts and 90 Days
optional accessories
High Capacity InfoLithium™ Batteries (NP-FA70)
1. Battery life may vary depending upon usage patterns. Designed for use with compatible Sony InfoLithium® batteries.
2. Playback on all home DVD players, computers, DVD drives, and PlayStation 2 consoles cannot be guaranteed. Some players drives, and video game consoles lack the ability to read due to the optical reflection standard of DVD-R/RW
disks and/or due to encoding incompatibilities. Refer to the specifications of your playback equipment for additional compatibility information.
3. Image size and files size may vary based upon the type and complexity of the image recorded.
4. Not all products with USB 2.0 connector may communicate with each other due to chipset variations.
©2005 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, the Memory Stick logo, Memory Stick Duo,
Memory Stick PRO Duo, NightShot, Picture Package, Remote Commander, SteadyShot, SwivelScreen, and worryfreedigital are trademarks of Sony. Carl Zeiss and Vario-Sonnar are trademarks of Carl Zeiss. PictBridge is a
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Features and specifications subject to change without notice. Non-metric weights and measures are approximate.
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Last Updated 2005-06-28