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Expanded Product Features
- Expanded Product FeaturesThe Sony DCR-HC30 is the MiniDV Handycam Camcorder that doubles as a digital camera. It features a compact Memory Stick DUO slot which allows 640 x 480 resolution digital still image capture, which is perfect for e-mail or printing. It also includes a big 2.5" hybrid SwivelScreen touch panel LCD display, Super NightShot Plus infrared recording, USB streaming, and a professional Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens. It even includes a 3D menu system that makes adjusting the camcorder settings easier than even. Best of all, these big features come in a package that's 25% smaller than the previous year's camcorders.
- Family LineSony Handycam
- Recording SystemNTSC
- Optical Zoom10x
- Digital Zoom120X
- Storage TypeRemovable (Card/Disc/Tape)
- Media FormatDigital8
- Resolution0.7 MP
- Screen Size2.5"
- Weight13.53 Oz.
- Sensor TypeCCD
- Sensor Size1/6"
- Optical Sensor Qty1
- Lens TypeZoom lens
- Focal Length Range2.3mm - 23mm
- Focus AdjustmentAutomatic,Manual
- Lens Filter Size25 mm
- Lens System FeaturesBuilt-in lens shield
- Auto Focus typeTTL contrast detection
- Lens ManufacturerCarl Zeiss
- Max Shutter Speed1/4000 sec
- Min Illumination5 lux
- Min Shutter Speed1/4 sec
- Exposure MeteringMatrix,Spot
- Exposure ModesAutomatic,Manual,Program
- Flash TypeNone
Memory / Storage
- Recording SpeedLP,SP
- Supported Flash MemoryMemory Stick,Memory Stick Duo
- Viewfinder TypeElectronic,LCD
- Depth4.41 in.
- Height3.39 in.
- Width1.97 in.
- Display TypeLCD
- Display RotationRotating
- Screen DetailsLCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.5" - color
- Display Size2.5"
- Microphone TypeMicrophone - built-in - electret condenser - stereo
- Microphone Operation ModeStereo
- Connector Types1 x Control-L (LANC),1 x DC power input,1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire/i.LINK),1 x S-Video input / output,1 x USB,1 x composite video/audio (input/output),1 x microphone
- Expansion Slot1 x Memory Stick Duo,1 x Memory Stick PRO
- Battery Form FactorManufacturer specific
- Battery ManufacturerSony NP-FM30
- Effective Video Resolution0.3 MP
- Digital Video FormatMPEG EX
- Still Image FormatJPEG
- Additional FeaturesAuto Power Save,Backlight Compensation,Built-In Speaker,Color Viewfinder,DPOF Support,Noise Reduction,Still Shot Capability,Touch-Screen
- Webcam CapabilityYes
- Night ModeYes
- Shooting ModesDigital Photo Mode,Frame Movie Mode
Most relevant reviews
- barfolli-0Apr 04, 2017by
This is exactly what I needed to transfer my old videos to my computer. Works perfectly!
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: Pre-owned
- tayllik66Nov 10, 2016by
Looks new but ...
The camera is in excellent condition looks brand new but is can be used. The image is blurry, dark and hard to see anything.
Verified purchase: Yes
- jeffgehrungAug 04, 2011by
Compact and feature laden - but beware of purchasing a used model.
(My review is based on limited exposure since the only way you can access this model's full compliment of functions is through the touch screen menu button - which wasn't available to me.) Because I have had very good experience with Sony products for 30 years, I look to Sony first as a baseline for decision-making. 12 years ago I purchased a Sony TRV-900 (3CCD) camera for recording family events and needed digital video format for editing. It was solid, used extensively and overhauled twice($230/service). I accumulated 500+ tapes before sending it to pasture. I purchase the DCR-HC30 30 days ago, Ebay-used, 4-5 years old, primarily as a player for offloading footage from my tape collection. Though the seller said it was in full working condition when sent to me, it arrived with a dysfunctional touch screen. The screen displayed buttons and video but did not respond when the buttons were touched (or responded occasionally when touching the screen in places where there were no displayed buttons). Upon researching the problem, I found this is a common problem with these models. I attempted the tough screen recalibration (per the instruction manual) but could not accomplish this since the touch screen was unresponsive. I tried the reset button and removal of the battery while powering on/off - and was successful once - but after one day the response to touch failed completely and never worked again. In addition, remote control via the infrared controller does not work consistently and so does not serve as workaround for me. Though the hinged screen includes a mechanical record button (allowing you to pause/record), there is no manual way to control tape movement so as to rewind/play/ff tapes without a functioning touch screen. Further research indicated the source of the problem was likely a break in the small ribbon cable running from the touch screen through the hinge to a circuit board in the camera. I obtained a replacement cable (surprisingly readily available) but opted not to perform the replacement procedure myself after peeking inside the camera body. If this camera worked as described, I'd likely be very happy with it. I have been able to use it to record footage and then controlled its functionality from my laptop via the iLink (firewire) connection. All of that works fine. It does serve the original purpose I purchased it for - as a player (using Adobe Premiere via firewire connection without a problem). I am considering the purchase of an inexpensive wired remote-control for the camera (that plugs into its "Lanc" controller jack) and so may be able to salvage my deal after all. The camera is small, lightweight and would make an excellent travel accessory, even by today's standards. For those of us that still like to shoot MiniDV tape, I'd say buy it. Just be sure you negotiate a warranty that gives you ample time to thoroughly test it before signing off on your deal. Read full review
- 827900037@delet...May 25, 2009by
Microphone port, but video quality falls short
Its great that this camera has audio input, but the zoom and quality are not quite as good as the HC28. My only reason to get this camera was the audio input because so many of my interviews on the field were ruined by wind and the HC28 did not have audio input for a microphone. Ah well, you live and learn. I would have preferred to have found a camera with all the video capabilities of the HC 28 with audio input as well. This camera also takes one of the proprietary sony memory cards to take 640 x 480 resolution pictures but this feature will not be used by me, already have a Casio Exilim 7.1 megapixel camera that produces some AWESOME pictures. If you are buying this camera for the sole reason of the mic in port, make sure you get a specialized wind filter for the microphone because the styrofoam covers kind of muffle the sound and the wind noise is still somewhat noticeable. Definitely do a little more research than I did :-) Read full review
- 3ovrundrApr 14, 2009by
Aquired for parts
These camcorders have a vast array of options, can take them with you anywhere. The Mini DV Format or the memory card can be archived or burned to disc's ect. The main down fall is the expense of repairs, otherwise they are very easy to use, even for the beginner.
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