Be the first to buy the best from Sony! Sony's most affordable Digital8 Handycam camcorder is packed with features. It records high quality digital video and audio on readily available 8mm videotapes or Hi8 tapes. You can fast forward to the digital future, without leaving your analog past behind! DCR-TRV130E features large color LCD, SteadyShot picture stabilization, built in flash, Super NightShot 0-lux infrared recording, analog audio / video inputs to record Digital8, and more. High-power optical and exceptional digital zoom bring the action up close from far away.SteadyShot picture stabilization system uses motion sensors to compensate for camera "shake" without compromising picture quality. Super NightShot 0-lux system captures video even when shooting in total darkness using the built-in infrared system up to ten feet (3 m) away. The Super NightShot mode automatically adjusts the shutter speed to increase picture brightness and clarity. Sony's Digital8 camcorders feature LP recording mode for up to 90 minutes of spectacular digital video on a standard P6-120 Hi8 cassette. 2.5" SwivelScreen LCD display provides excellent viewing clarity with improved resolution. You can rotate color LCD up to 270 degrees to provide multiple viewing angles for recording and playback flexibility. Super LaserLink wireless transmission system allows the user to transmit audio and video, via infrared, from the camcorder to the optional IFT-R20 LaserLink receiver, at a distance of up to 26 feet (8 m). This system eliminates the need for video cables or adapters for true worry-free playback. i.LINK DV interface allows high speed bi-directional digital communication between two devices equipped with a IEEE 1394 interface, including camcorders, digital VTRs, capture cards and PCs. 12-bit/16-bit PCM digital stereo 16-bit recording capability offers the same outstanding sound quality as compact disc. 12-bit recording enables you to transfer the recorded signal via i.LINK equipped video devices and a growing range of compatible PCs for dubbing and non-linear editing. DCR-TRV130E features 7 fader modes, 8 picture effects, and 6 digital effects for creative enhancements. Frame time code provides hours, minutes and seconds for precision editing. 16:9 wide mode enables you to record and playback in the wide screen 16:9 aspect ratio, for compatibility with the new digital television (DTV) standard.