Sony Launches 3 New Digital8 Handycams (DCR-TRV270E, DCR-TRV285E & DCR-TRV480E)

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Three new Sony Digital8 camcorders provide all the advantages of digital movie making. The easy to use Sony DCR-TRV270E and Sony DCR-TRV285E are well suited to first time camcorder owners. The Sony DCR-TRV480E is backwards compatible with earlier 8mm and Hi8 analogue video formats making it an ideal camcorder for experienced videographers looking to step up to digital.

Three new Sony Digital8 camcorders provide all the advantages of digital movie making. The easy to use Sony DCR-TRV270E and Sony DCR-TRV285E are well suited to first time camcorder owners.

The Sony DCR-TRV480E is backwards compatible with earlier 8mm and Hi8 analogue video formats making it an ideal camcorder for experienced videographers looking to step up to digital. Full story at http://products.sony.co.uk/newdigital8camcorders.asp.

Sony DCR-TRV270E and Sony DCR-TRV285E

Suitable for a first Digital Handycam user, the Sony DCR-TRV270E (DCRTRV270E) camcorder and the Sony DCR-TRV285E (DCRTRV285E) camcorder allow you to enjoy all the advantages of digital recording. There is an i.LINK connection for digital video editing on a PC or to copy footage to a DVD recorder, as well as USB for Web streaming purposes.

Fitted with 20X optical zoom lenses with 37mm filter diameter, they provide a bright, high quality image.

Sony DCR-TRV480E

The Sony DCR-TRV480E (DCRTRV480E) camcorder is fully equipped with the latest Sony technology. Fully backwards compatible with the earlier 8mm and Hi8 analogue formats, not only you can use these tapes in your new camcorder, you can transfer your old movies to your PC.

STAMINA for Worry-free Recording

Sony's STAMINA technology makes sure you have a worry free long recording time on the camcorders. They are powered by an "infoLITHIUM" battery that can provide long continuous recording times, and is rechargeable via a supplied AC adaptor. A Battery Info button displays available recording times and remaining charge level on the LCD display when activated. This function is accessible anytime even when the camcorder is turned off.

Main characteristics of the Sony DCR-TRV270E and Sony DCR-TRV285E:

High Quality Imaging

The Sony DCR-TRV270E is an ideal entry-level Digital8 camcorder equipped with a powerful zoom lens. The 37mm diameter lens features a 20X optical zoom that is not only capable of capturing a brighter image but is able to zoom in from a substantial distance without a loss in quality. The 37mm diameter allows you to fit standard filters and attachments. A 540k 1/6-inch CCD provides excellent detail and clarity backed up the high quality optics.

Digital Advantages

With a DV facility (i.LINK), users can transfer their movies for editing on a PC or use the Handycam as a Webcam with instant USB Streaming over the Internet. Movies made with the Handycam can also be enhanced using Picture Package software. This can apply soundtracks and video effects to your captured footage and burn the result to Video CD in three easy steps.

The Sony DCR-TRV285E shares the same attractive features as the Sony DCR-TRV270E, but has the added facility of DV-IN connectivity. This means that you can use the Sony DCR-TRV285E for editing on a PC and pass the results over i.LINK back to tape on the camera.

Main characteristics of the Sony DCR-TRV480E:

8mm and Hi8 backward compatibility

The Sony DCR-TRV480E is backwards compatible with both Hi8 and 8mm videocassettes, providing an ideal upgrade path to digital for experienced video enthusiasts with sizeable tape stocks. Additionally those wishing to preserve their video memories on these older formats can take advantage of digital connectivity and ease of use offered by the Sony DCR-TRV480, including Picture Package software. This camcorder features both digital i.LINK IN and OUT, as well as Analogue IN and OUT for archiving analogue tape recordings. USB provides connectivity to a PC, while Audio IN and OUT ports are ideal for easy dubbing to and from the tape and playing back with TV.

Easy and convenient

The Sony DCR-TRV480E is fully equipped with the latest technologies. Providing the bright lens (37mm filter) with a 20X optical zoom, which ensures a clear, high quality image throughout zooming in on the subject.

The 2.5-inch LCD display also has a Touch Screen, which can be used in conjunction with Sony's Active Menu, a logically structured graphical user interface for camcorder controls.

With Memory Stick you can also easily shoot and store digital still images for sending over the Internet to friends.

Sony’s unique Easy Handycam menu gives one-button access to basic camera operation and recording settings.

Features common to all 3 camcorders:

NightShot plus

Low-level light recording technology is incorporated in the form of Night Shot Plus, which can record in more natural colour in low-light environments. The Super NightShot plus function on the Sony DCR-TRV480E uses a slow shutter speed to allow colour video under very dark conditions.

USB Streaming

The USB Streaming facility on all three new models allows them to fulfill an additional function as a Webcam, an increasingly popular method of Internet communication.

Picture Package Software

Movies can be enhanced using the supplied Picture Package software. This can apply soundtracks and video effects to your captured footage and burn the result to Video CD in three easy steps.

Media Contact:

Jonathan Danbury

Sony PR Department

phone: 01 9328 16458

fax: 01 9328 17029

jonathan.danbury@eu.sony.com

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