Sony Announces 2 MiniDV (DCR-PC55E, DCR-PC53E) Camcorders Plus 1 New DVD Camcorder (DCR-DVD7)

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Sony announces the worldÂ?s smallest and lightest MiniDV format camcorders - the Sony DCR-PC55E (DCRPC55E) and the Sony DCR-PC53E (DCRPC53E) camcorders are scarcely larger than the mini DV cassettes that they use, and are packed with innovative technology. Also announced is the futuristic Sony DCR-DVD7E (DCRDVD7E) DVD camcorder.

Announcing the world’s smallest and lightest MiniDV camcorders, the Sony DCR-PC55E (DCRPC55E) and the Sony DCR-PC53E (DCRPC53E) camcorders are scarcely larger than the mini DV cassettes that they use, and are packed with innovative technology. Full story at http://products.sony.co.uk/new_sony_camcorders.asp.

All the convenience of DVD recording has been combined with modern styling in the futuristic Sony DCR-DVD7E (DCRDVD7E) camcorder, supporting DVD-R/-RW/+RW compatible formats for shooting and playing back.

Sony MiniDV DCR-PC55E Camcorder & Sony MiniDV DCR-PC53E Camcorder

Wherever you go, whenever you shoot, the world’s smallest and lightest Handycam is always on your side. The tiny Sony DCR-PC55E camcorder and its sibling Sony DCR-PC53E camcorder are scarcely larger than the mini DV cassettes they use. Fully featured, they are packed with innovative technology such as a 3.0-inch Hybrid LCD monitor which simply swivels round to display your high-resolution video.

Sony DCR-DVD7E DVD Camcorder

The new design of the Sony DVD Handycam DCR-DVD7E camcorder offers a brand new shooting style for camcorders. All the convenience of DVD recording has been combined with modern styling in the futuristic Sony DCR-DVD7E Handycam, supporting DVD-R/-RW/+RW compatible formats for shooting and playing back.

The world’s smallest and lightest MiniDV format camcorder the Sony DCR-PC55E and Sony DCR-PC53E will be launched in February 2005. The modern designed engineering Sony DVD Handycam DCR-DVD7 camcorder will be launched in May 2005.

Thanks to mobile-friendly size and features the camcorders are always ready for shooting and playing back, whatever the situation.

Main characteristics of the Sony DCR-PC55E Camcorder and the Sony DCR-PC53E Camcorder:

Compact Size

New breakthroughs in miniaturisation technology mean you’re able to take the Sony DCR-PC55E Handycam and its sibling the Sony DCR-PC53E Handycam with you anywhere, kept in your bag or jacket just like your mobile phone or slim line digital camera. These tiny Handycams are intended for daily use, wherever you are, whenever you want. The camcorders are always ready for shooting - the provision of an automatic lens cover means you’ll never miss the action.

Handycam Station and Slide Show Plus

Both models enable you to position your camcorder on the supplied Handycam Station, so that everyone can see the LCD display. This mains powered cradle ensures that your camcorder is always ready to use being connected to your PC or TV. Even more, playing back with Slide show plus function it can be used as a photo frame to keep playing your favorite pictures.

Easy and Convenient

The Sony DCR-PC55E camcorder and the Sony DCR-PC53E camcorder are fully equipped with the latest technologies. A 3.0-inch Hybrid LCD monitor is ideal for viewing video or a slideshow of still images even under high contrast situations.

The 3.0-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 control.

With Memory Stick DUO you can also easily shoot and store digital still images.

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

Main characteristics of the Sony DCR-DVD7E Camcorder:

Modern Design

The Sony DCR-DVD7E camcorder is a modern design with many features. A new way of holding the Sony DCR-DVD7E camcorder, and the record and playback controls have been redesigned to suit this style of operation.

In a departure from normal styling, the Sony DCR-DVD7E camcorder features a 2.5-inch Hybrid LCD monitor on the back face of its round body. This serves as the primary monitoring, framing and playback display for the camcorder.

DVD-R / -RW / +RW Recording Compatibility

The Sony DCR-DVD7E camcorder is capable of recording directly to DVD discs. Formats supported by the new Sony DCR-DVD7E DVD Handycam 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 players, 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 Sony DCR-DVD7E, Sony DCR-PC55E & Sony DCR-PC53E Camcorder Features:

Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens

Both camcorders feature a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens, with a 10X Optical Zoom capability. 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.

Optional Accessories

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

For the Sony DCR-PC55E and the Sony DCR-PC53E Camcorders:

Battery - Sony NP-FA50

Slim and compact infoLITHIUM A-series rechargeable battery.

Carrying case - Sony LCM-PC55

Exclusive soft leather carrying case including a detachable shoulder strap and belt loop for maximum versatility.

For the Sony DCR-DVD7E Camcorder:

Battery - Sony NP-FA70

High capacity infoLITHIUM A-series rechargeable battery.

Carrying case - Sony LCS-DVD7

Exclusive carrying case including a detachable shoulder strap and belt loop for maximum versatility.

Media Contact:

Jonathan Danbury

Sony PR Department

phone: 01 9328 16458

fax: 01 9328 17029

jonathan.danbury@eu.sony.com

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