3 New Sony DVD Handycams Record True Widescreen and 5.1-channel Surround Sound

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The new Sony DCR-DVD403E (DCRDVD403E), Sony DCR-DVD202E (DCRDVD202E), & Sony DCR-DVD203E (DCRDVD203E) DVD camcorders all record true 16:9 widescreen and 5.1-channel Surround sound producing complete multi-channel DVDs that can be played back to the full on a home theatre system.

The new Sony DCR-DVD403E (DCRDVD403E), Sony DCR-DVD202E (DCRDVD202E), & Sony DCR-DVD203E (DCRDVD203E) DVD handycams all record true 16:9 widescreen and 5.1-channel Surround sound producing complete multi-channel DVDs that can be played back to the full on a home theatre system. The new Sony DCR-DVD92E (DCRDVD92E) has an incredible 20x Optical Zoom. Full story at http://products.sony.co.uk/DVD_Handycams.asp.

Overview of the new Sony DCR-DVD403E DVD Camcorder

The new Sony DCR-DVD403E Handycam is always ready to record true 16:9 widescreen and 5.1-channel Surround sound. This means it can directly produce complete multi-channel DVDs that can be played back to the full on a home theatre system. Picture quality is assured on the Sony DCR-DVD403E camcorder by the very reliable Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens.

Overview of the new Sony DCR-DVD92E, Sony DCR-DVD202E and Sony DCR-DVD203E DVD Camcorders

These new DVD Handycam models let you simply shoot & playback, all completely on DVD.

Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lenses with 12X Optical Zoom on the Sony DCR-DVD202E camcorder and Sony DCR-DVD203E camcorder and 20x Optical Zoom for the Sony DCR-DVD92E camcorder give outstanding picture quality and flexibility.

The Launch of four DVD Handycams Sony DCR-DVD92E, Sony DCR-DVD202E and Sony DCR-DVD203E and Sony DCR-DVD403E are in April 2005. 3.31 Megapixel CCD means higher picture quality for the Sony DCR-DVD403E DVD Handycam. Ease of use and simplicity are key features for the range.

Main characteristics of the Sony DCR-DVD403E camcorder:

3 Megapixel CCD

The unique Sony Primary Colour Filter on the 3 Megapixel CCD is comprised of RGB filters for more accurate colour reproduction.

The Sony DCR-DVD403E camcorder provides true 16:9 widescreen recording, taking advantage of the full width of the 3 Megapixel CCD, results in a wider angle of view than 4:3 recording.

This is ideal for playback on today’s popular widescreen TVs and for widescreen playback on the camera itself the camcorders also feature a 2.7-inch Wide Hybrid LCD monitor.

Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* Lens

The advanced multi-layer T* coating within the Carl Zeiss lenses minimizes reflections, reduces flare and increases contrast. This results in brilliantly vivid images, natural colour saturation and precise renditions of subtle tones. A 10X Optical Zoom lens ensures high quality during zooming and close focussing.

5.1-channel Surround Recording

The Sony DCR-DVD403E Handycam features a built-in microphone that is always ready to record in 5.1-channel Surround sound, producing a complete DVD that can be played back to the full on a home theatre system. 5.1-channel surround audio is perfect for use in conjunction with today’s widescreen TVs giving a cinematic sound and feel to your home movies.

Main characteristics of the Sony DCR-DVD203E, Sony DCR-DVD92E and Sony DCR-DVD202E camcorders:

True 16:9 widescreen (Sony DCR-DVD202E and Sony DCR-DVD203E Camcorders)

The Sony DCR-DVD202E and Sony DCR-DVD203E Handycams provide true 16:9 widescreen recording, taking advantage of the full width of the 1 Megapixel CCD, resulting in a wider angle of view and a higher resolution picture than 4:3 methods.

This is ideal for playback on today’s popular widescreen TVs and for widescreen playback on the camera itself as the camcorders also feature a 2.7-inch Wide Hybrid LCD monitor.

Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens

These three camcorders each feature a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens, with a 12x Optical Zoom capability for the Sony DCR-DVD202E and the Sony DCR-DVD203E camcorders, and 20X Optical Zoom capability for the Sony DCR-DVD92E camcorder, and a filter diameter of 30mm. This ensures that your footage will be of pin-sharp quality, even when you are zooming in from a significant distance, while the sizable lens guarantees a bright picture.

5.1-channel Surround Recording Ready (Sony DCR-DVD203E and Sony DCR-DVD202E Handycam)

The Sony DCR-DVD203E camcorder and the Sony DCR-DVD202E camcorder are ready to record in 5.1-channel Surround sound, making it even more ideal for owners of home theatre systems. Video can be recorded directly on the DVD disc with 5.1-channel surround audio when the Active Interface Shoe is fitted with a Sony High quality surround microphone.

DVD-R / -RW / +RW Recording Compatibility

All four camcorders (Sony DCR-DVD203E camcorder, Sony DCR-DVD92E camcorder, Sony DCR-DVD202E camcorder and the Sony DCR-DVD403E camcorder) are capable of recording directly to DVD discs. Formats supported by the new Sony DVD Handycams are DVD-R, DVD-RW and DVD+RW for direct recording and DVD-RW and DVD+RW for rewriting. The 8cm DVD Discs used by the Handycam range can be played back on most consumer DVD players.

To view images recorded on DVD+RW on DVD player devices, without proceeding with the finalization session, images need to be recorded for more than 8 minutes with SP recording mode. Sony does not guarantee the playback of such recordings for all DVD+RW compatible devices.

Shared Camcorder Features ((Sony DCR-DVD203E camcorder, Sony DCR-DVD92E camcorder, Sony DCR-DVD202E camcorder and the Sony DCR-DVD403E camcorder):

Easy and Convenient

Start and stop record controls and a secondary Zoom button are conveniently placed on the Wide LCD frame for quick access when viewing the subject on the display or for difficult shooting situations, even when you are holding the camera above your head.

Easy Handycam

Sony’s unique Easy Handycam menu gives one-button access to simplified camera operation and recording settings. It locks out the more advanced features of the menu, giving the user a quick and easy selection of basic settings to choose from. These are displayed on the LCD screen in large, easy to read characters.

Optional accessories

Sony provides a wide variety of accessories to maximise the Handycam shooting experience. Our wide assortment of accessories will respond to the diverse needs of our customers.

Accessory kit - Sony ACC-DVDP

All-in-one valuable accessory kit containing an exclusive compact carrying case, spare infoLITHIUM rechargeable Sony NP-FP50 battery and a DVD+RW disc.

Carrying case - Sony LCM-HCD

Lightweight and compact carrying case, including a detachable shoulder strap and belt loop for maximum versatility.

Microphone - ECM-HQP1

High quality surround microphone is capable of 5.1-channel surround sound recording.

Media Contact:

Jonathan Danbury

Sony PR Department

phone: 01 9328 16458

fax: 01 9328 17029

jonathan.danbury@eu.sony.com

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