DCR-DVD100
DVD
Handycam® Camcorder
F E AT U R E S
1/4" Advanced HAD™ CCD Imager,
680K Pixels Gross
1/4" Advanced HAD (Hole Accumulation
Diode) CCD with 340K (effective) video pixels
provides excellent detail and clarity, with
exceptional digital video (up to 500 lines of
resolution) and still image performance.
Realize great looking digital still images
utilizing 340K (effective) pixels.
➤DVD1 Format Video Recording
The DVD recording format delivers digital
video and sound quality comparable to
that of MiniDV. Playback of the DVD
media is simple and convenient. After
finalizing the disc in the camcorder, the
DVD disc will playback in most compatible
DVD Players, computers and even
PlayStation® 2 video game consoles.
Professional Quality Carl Zeiss®
Vario-Sonnar® 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.
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" SwivelScreen™ LCD Display
(123K Pixels)
Provides excellent viewing clarity with
improved resolution. The 123K pixels LCD
rotates up to 270-degrees for multiple
viewing angles providing sharp detailed
images for monitoring or playback.
Color Viewfinder
Provides a clear, color view of
subjects and makes spotting
and/ or following subjects easier.
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Digital Still Memory Mode
Digital Still Memory Mode
captures high quality still images
at 640 x 480 resolution directly
to DVD-R or DVD-RW media. Images are
stored in the JPEG format providing easy
transfer to PCs for emailing, printing, or
sharing with family and friends.
➤Visual Index Screen
Shows thumbnail images of movies and
still images when playing back on your
camcorder or DVD player, making scene
selection easier.
➤USB 2.0 Interface
USB 2.0 interface provides an
easy way to connect your DVD
Handycam® Camcorder to
computers for fast transfer of video and
still images for editing. The camcorder
can also be used as an external DVD
burner, convenient for making copies of
your DVDs or burning edited movies.
Super NightShot Infrared System and
Color Slow Shutter
With Super NightShot infrared
system capture video in total
darkness (0 lux) up to 10 feet
away. Super NightShot mode automatically
adjusts the shutter speed to increase
picture brightness and clarity. Color Slow
Shutter mode allows you to record in low
light situations with full color detail by
slowing down the shutter speed.
Super SteadyShot Picture Stabilization
System
An advanced version of Sony’s
SteadyShot® system that controls
an even higher range of shake
and vibration frequencies, to achieve an
even higher level of smoothness without
degradation of video like some other image
stabilization systems.
Progressive Shutter System
A mechanical shutter system that
provides progressive scan performance,
while utilizing an interlaced scanning
system. Digital still images will be sharp
and clear with excellent definition.
DVD-R/RW discs recorded by Sony DVD Handycam Camcorders are designed to be compatible with and may be played
back on most home DVD players, computer DVD drives and PlayStation® 2 video game consoles sold in the U.S.*
Analog Inputs
Record any analog NTSC source to digital
video via the analog inputs. Perfect for
archiving analog tape recordings. This
recorded video can then be edited on
your computer.
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.
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 viewfinder.
Intelligent Accessory Shoe
Conveniently gives you the option of
adding accessories such as lights,
flashes and microphones to the camera,
which can communicate with the camera
and also draw power from the camera
Dolby Digital® AC-3 (2 Channel) Stereo
Audio Recording
An advanced form of Digital Audio
recording, with sophisticated noise
reduction technology, that provides
outstanding, lifelike sound quality in
almost any situation.
Program AE (Auto Exposure) Modes
Program AE modes make
recording easy even when
filming in challenging
situations. Choose from Spotlight,
Portrait, Sports, Beach & Ski, Sunset &
Moon and Landscape modes.
DCR-DVD100
A D D I T I O N A L F E AT U R E S
Date/Time Display
Digital Picture Effects
Disc Titling
EXIF 2.2
Exposure Control
Fader Modes
Manual Focus
Microphone Jack
Picture Effect Modes
Playback Zoom
White Balance Adjustment
World Clock
S P E C I F I C AT I O N S
Imaging Device: 1/4", 680K Gross Pixels Advanced HAD™ CCD
Video Actual: 340K Pixels
Still Actual: 340K Pixels
F: 1.7-2.2
Focal Distance: 3.3-33mm
35mm Conversion: 42-420mm (Camera Mode)
42-420mm (Memory Mode)
Filter Diameter: 30mm
Optical Zoom: 10X
Digital Zoom: 120X
Focusing: Full Range Auto/Manual (Dial)
Minimum Illumination: 5 Lux (0 Lux with NightShot®
Infrared System)
NightShot® Infrared System: Super NightShot, Color Slow Shutter
Shutter Speed: Auto, 1/4-1/4000 (Program AE)
Memory Mode: Yes, 640 x 480
Viewfinder: Color (113K)
LCD: 2.5" Color (123K)
Intelligent Accessory Shoe: Yes
Video Input/Output: Yes/Yes (Mini & S-Video)
Audio Input/Output: Yes/Yes (Stereo, Special)
i.LINK® Interface (IEEE1394): N/A
USB Terminal: Yes (High-Speed 2.0 Capable)
USB Streaming: N/A
Headphone Jack: N/A
Mic-Input: Yes (Stereo)
White Balance: Auto/Outdoor/Indoor/Hold (Menu)
Exposure: Yes, Dial (24 Steps)
Power Consumption (VF/LCD/VF+LCD): 5.5W/6.5W/6.7W
Software OS Compatibility: Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Professional, Me,
XP Home/Professional Operating Systems
Dimensions (WHD): 2 5/8" x 3 3/4" x 5 5/8" (66mm x 99mm x 142mm)
Weight: 1 lb 6 oz (640g) without disc and battery
Supplied Accessories: AC-L15A Power Adaptor/In Camera Charger,
NP-FM50 InfoLithium® Rechargeable Battery, RMT-820 Wireless
Remote Commander® Remote Control, 2 AA Batteries, Stereo A/V
Cable, Lens Cap, Cleaning Cloth, Blank DVD-R Media, USB Cable,
CD-ROM with USB Driver SPVD-0011 (Pixela ImageMixer™
Software Ver. 1.5 for Sony).
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Battery 2
(Fully charged)
NP-FM50
NP-FM70
NP-FM90
NP-FM91
NP-QM71/71D
NP-QM91/91D
BATTERY LIFE
Rec Time
VF/LCD/VF+LCD
85/70/70 min
185/155/150 min
280/235/230 min
325/275/265 min
215/180/175 min
325/275/265 min
Playback Time
LCD On/Off
80/100 min
175/210 min
265/325 min
305/375 min
205/245 min
305/375 min
RECORD TIMES
(Single Sided Discs)
HQ (High Quality)
SP (Standard Play)
LP (Long Play)
Approximately 20 minutes
Approximately 30 minutes
Approximately 60 minutes
STILL IMAGE MODE
Resolution
640 x 480
DVD-R
(Fine/Standard)
5100/8200
(Approx)
DVD-RW
(Fine/Standard)
5400/8700
VR Mode
(Fine/Standard)
5500/8800
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
ACC-DVDM Starter Kit
LCS-VA5 High Grade Carrying
Case
AC-SQ950D AC/DC Quick Charger
for Super Quick Batteries
NP-QM71D/91D Super Quick
High Capacity InfoLithium®
Batteries
NP-FM50/FM70/FM90 High
Capacity InfoLithium® Batteries
DMR30/60DS DVD-R Media
DMW30/60DS DVD-RW Media
VCL-HG0730 High Grade Wide
Angle Lens
HVL-F1000 Flash
VCT-870RM Remote Control
Tripod
ECM-HS1 Zoom Microphone
VF-30NK Neutral Density Filter Kit
*Playback on all home DVD players, computer 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 discs and/or due to encoding incompatibilities. Refer to the specifications of your playback
equipment for additional compatibility information.
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Battery life may vary depending on usage patterns.
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©2003 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, PlayStation, Remote
Commander, SteadyShot, SwivelScreen and Worry Free are trademarks of Sony. Carl Zeiss and VarioSonnar are trademarks of Carl Zeiss. Dolby Digital is a trademark of Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corp.
Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. All other trademarks are
property of their respective owners. Features and specifications subject to change without notice.
Non-metric weights and measures are approximate.
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