® DCR-HC20 Digital Handycam® Camcorder The DCR-HC20 is Sony’s entry level MiniDV Handycam camcorder in an all new compact design. It’s full of features such as Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® Lens system, 2.5" SwivelScreen™ Touch Panel LCD Screen, 10X Optical / 120X Digital Zoom and more, to help preserve your digital memories. F E AT U R E S 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. MiniDV Recording Offers up to 500 lines of horizontal resolution, 3X color bandwidth (vs. VHS) and significantly higher S/N ratio, to provide stunning video performance. 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. 2.5" Hybrid SwivelScreen™ Touch Panel LCD Display (123K Pixels) Provides excellent viewing clarity with improved resolution. The 123K pixel LCD display makes images sharp and detailed during playback or when monitoring recording. The Hybrid Reflective-Transmissive LCD Screen provides accurate viewing in sunlight or bright light, virtually eliminating the “wash-out” common with traditional LCD Screens. ➤Professional Quality Carl Zeiss ® ® Vario-Tessar 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. Stamina® Battery Power Management System 8 Hours (Using Optional NP-FP90) The Sony DCR-HC20 can continuously record for up to 8 hours or playback for up to 9 hours (with LCD screen off) on a single charge with the optional NP-FP90. ➤ STEP-UP F E AT U R E 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 functions of the camcorder are “locked out” leaving only the buttons essential for recording operational. NightShot Plus Infrared System An advanced version of Sony’s NightShot® Infrared system that allows users to record natural color images in low-light conditions, but without the blurring common with other lowlight recording systems. Battery Information Battery information is momentarily displayed without having to power on the camcorder. Quickly access the battery’s status by pressing the Battery Info button. The Recording Time Available is displayed in minutes on either the LCD screen or in the viewfinder. InfoLithium® Battery with AccuPower™ Meter System Charge the battery at any time 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 the viewfinder or the LCD screen. SteadyShot® Image Stabilization System A sophisticated picture stabilization system that uses motion sensors to compensate for camera “shake” without compromising picture quality like some other digital stabilization systems. Picture Package™ Software Easily create fun music videos with the supplied software. i.LINK®* DV Interface (IEEE1394) A high speed bi-directional digital video/audio communication between two compatible devices equipped with an IEEE1394 interface, including camcorders, digital VTRs and PCs. 12-Bit/16-Bit PCM Digital Stereo 16-Bit offers the same outstanding sound quality as compact disc. 12-Bit recording enables you to add an additional audio track with compatible audio dubbing equipment or i.LINK®* interface compatible computers. Photo Mode Using Sony’s unique Adaptive Frame Interpolation for better image quality, you can store hundreds of still images with 7 seconds of audio on the videotape. 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, Sunset & Moon modes. 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. Accessory Shoe Allows a position on the camcorder in which to place optional accessories. DCR-HC20 Digital Handycam® Camcorder A D D I T I O N A L F E AT U R E S ➤ Built-In Lens Cover ➤LCD Record Button Digital Audio/Video Fader Digital Program Editing TM BATTERY LIFE Multi-Language Menu Battery* (Fully charged) S P E C I F I C AT I O N S Imaging Device: 1/6" 680K Pixel Advanced HAD™ CCD Video Actual: 340K Pixels Still Actual: 340K Pixels F: 1.7 – 2.3 Focal Distance: 2.3 – 23mm 35mm Conversion: 43 – 430mm Filter Diameter: 25mm Optical Zoom: 10X Digital Zoom: 120X Focusing: Full Range Auto/ Manual (Touch Panel) Minimum Illumination: 5 lux (0 lux with NightShot Plus Infrared System) NightShot® Infrared System: NightShot Plus Shutter Speed: 1/60 – 1/4000 (AE Mode) Viewfinder: Black and White, 123K Pixels LCD: 2.5" (123K) Hybrid Color Touch Panel Accessory Shoe: Yes Video Input/Output: No/ Yes (Multi A/V, Special) Audio Input/Output: No/Yes (Stereo, Special) i.LINK® DV Interface (IEEE1394): Yes USB: Yes USB Streaming: Yes LANC (Accessory) Terminal: Yes (Stereo, Mini) Headphone Jack: N/A Mic. Input: Yes (Stereo) White Balance: Auto/Outdoor/Indoor/One Push Exposure: Manual, Touch Panel (24 Steps) Power Consumption (VF/LCD/VF+LCD): 2.2W/2.5W/2.6W Software OS Compatibility: Microsoft® Windows® 98SE, Me, 2000 Professional, Continuous Record Time VF/LCD/VF+LCD NP-FP50 125/110/105 NP-FP70 265/235/225 NP-FP90 475/415/400 *Results may vary depending upon min min min conditions Continuous Playback Time LCD On/Off 125/150 min 265/310 min 175/550 min OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES ACC-DVP MiniDV Starter Kit LCS-VA5 Carrying Case NP-FP50/70/90 High Capacity InfoLithium® Batteries VCL-0625S Wide Angle Lens VCL-2025S Telephoto Lens VCL-TW25 Twin Conversion Lens VF-R25NK Filter Set XP Home and Pro Macintosh® OS X (10.1.5 or later)** Dimensions (WHD): 2" x 3 1⁄2" x 4 1⁄2" (50 x 86 x 112mm) Weight: 13 oz (380g) without Tape and Battery Supplied Accessories: AC-L25 Power Adaptor/In Camera Charger, NP-FP50 InfoLithium® Rechargeable Battery, RMT-830 Wireless Remote Commander® Remote Control, CR2025 Battery, Multi A/V Cable, LCD Cleaning Cloth, USB Cable, CD-ROM w/USB Driver (Picture Package™ Software v.1.0 for Sony) ® Sony Electronics Inc. 16765 West Bernardo Drive San Diego, CA 92127 www.sony.com/di For more information: 1.800.352.SONY ©2004 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, NightShot, Picture Package, Remote Commander, SteadyShot, Stamina, SwivelScreen and Worry Free are trademarks of Sony. Carl Zeiss and Vario-Tessar are trademarks of Carl Zeiss. Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Macintosh is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. Features and specifications subject to change without notice. Non-metric weights and measures are approximate. * 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.