Sony Announces 5 New miniDV Camcorders

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The Sony DCR-HC19E, Sony DCR-HC22E, Sony DCR-HC32E, Sony DCR-HC39E and Sony DCR-HC42E miniDV camcorders, all with Megapixel and widescreen recording and playback, are due for release in February 2005.

The Sony DCR-HC19E, Sony DCR-HC22E, Sony DCR-HC32E, Sony DCR-HC39E and Sony DCR-HC42E miniDV camcorders, all with Megapixel and widescreen recording and playback, are due for release in February 2005.

The highly versatile Handycam Station supplied ensures that your camcorder is always ready for shooting and playback. Full story at http://products.sony.co.uk/new_sony_handycams.asp

Sony DCR-HC42E and Sony DCR-HC39E

One step ahead, the Sony DCR-HC42E (DCRHC42E) and Sony DCR-HC39E (DCRHC39E) Compact DV camcorders use the full width of a 1megapixel CCD to always capture and playback your images in true 16:9 widescreen. A high picture quality for both movies and still images is guaranteed and true 16:9 movies can be played back to the full on a home theatre system.

Sony DCR-HC19E, Sony DCR-HC22E and Sony DCR-HC32E

The Sony DCR-HC19E (DCRHC19E), Sony DCR-HC22E (DCRHC22E) and Sony DCR-HC32E (DCRHC32E) camcorders will ensure that the quality of your image will remain high as you zoom into your subject from a distance with featuring Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens capable of a 20X optical zoom.

Handycam Station

Your Sony camcorder is always ready to shoot and playback. The Handycam Station is a powered cradle for the Sony DCR-HC22E, Sony DCR-HC32E, Sony DCR-HC39E and Sony DCR-HC42E that features 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. Multi AV (Analogue, S-Video and Audio) is also featured for dubbing to analogue tape, as well as playing back movies or still images on a TV.

Throughout connection, the camcorder’s infoLITHIUM battery is powering up, ensuring that the docked Handycam is charged and ready to be picked up and used at any time.

Main characteristics of the SONY DCR-HC42E and Sony DCR-HC39E:

True 16:9 Widescreen

Both Sony Handycams provide true 16:9 widescreen recording, taking advantage of the full width of the 1Megapixel CCD, results in a wider angle of view than 4:3 methods.

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 that ensures that a bright, clear picture can be viewed anywhere, even at high contrast locations.

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 during difficult shooting situations, even when you are holding the camera above your head.

Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens

The Sony DCR-HC42E and the Sony DCR-HC39E feature a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens, with a 12x Optical Zoom capability and a filter diameter of 25mm. 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.

Main characteristics of the Sony DCR-HC19E, Sony DCR-HC22E and Sony DCR-HC32E:

Powerful Zoom Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens

The Sony DCR-HC19E, Sony DCR-HC22E and Sony DCR-HC32E camcorders each feature a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens, with a 20X Optical Zoom capability and a filter diameter of 25mm. 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.

Shared Camcorder Features:

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 infoLITHIUM battery that can provide continuous recording, 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 when the camcorder is turned off.

Ease of Use: LCD features

Situated handily on the frame of the LCD monitor are a Start and Stop Record button and a secondary Zoom button for quick access when viewing the subject on the display, or for during difficult shooting situations, even when you are holding the camera above your head.

The LCD monitor displays a touch panel menu, rendered on the screen, which makes it easy to operate the functions.

Software and Accessories

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.

Optional Accessories

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

Accessory kit - Sony ACC-DVP2

All-in-one valuable accessory kit containing an exclusive compact carrying case, spare infoLITHIUM rechargeable NP-FP50 battery and a Mini DV tape.

Carrying case - Sony LCM-HCD

Light weight and compact carrying case including a detachable shoulder strap and belt loop for maximum versatility.

Sports pack - Sony SPK-HCA

High quality sports pack with built in stereo microphone that can be used up to 5 meters under water.

Media Contact:

Jonathan Danbury

Sony PR Department

phone: 01 9328 16458

fax: 01 9328 17029

jonathan.danbury@eu.sony.com

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