AVCHD Handy-type CAM
Built-in microphone Stereo microphone
Others USB port (this must be provided as standard, Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0 compatible))
Memory Windows XP 512 MB or more (1 GB or more is recommended.) For processing content with standard definition image quality (SD) only, 256 MB of memory or more is necessary. Windows Vista 1 GB or more Windows 7 1 GB or more
Hard Disk Disk volume required for installation: Approximately 100 MB Only the NTFS or exFAT filesystem can be used for importing videos or registering them for viewing.
CPU Use an Intel Core 2 Duo 2.20 GHz CPU or faster to play back videos with high definition image quality (HD) if recorded using the highest quality mode. Videos with high definition image quality (HD) recorded in other quality modes may be played back with a slower CPU. Depending on the performance of your video card, videos with high definition image quality (HD) recorded using the highest quality mode may be played back with a slower CPU than that recommended above. For the following operations, an Intel Pentium III 1GHz or faster is necessary. - Importing videos to a computer - Processing videos with standard definition image quality (SD) only
OS Microsoft Windows XP SP3*, Windows Vista SP2**, Windows 7 *64-bit editions and Starter (Edition) are not supported. ** Starter (Edition) is not supported. Standard installation is required. Operation is not assured if the above OS has been upgraded or in a multi-boot environment.
Notes Your computer must meet or exceed hardware requirements described above for each OS. Even in a computer environment where the operations are guaranteed, frames may be dropped from movies, resulting in uneven playback. However, imported images will not be affected. Operations are not guaranteed on all the recommended environments. For example, other open or background applications may limit product performance. Content Management Utility does not support 5.1ch surround sound reproduction. The sound is reproduced in 2ch sound. If you use a Notebook PC, connect it to the AC Adaptor as the power source. Otherwise, the software will not work properly due to the power saving function of the PC.
Display Minimum 1,024 X 768 dots
Power Requirements (AC adaptor / Battery) 8.4V / 7.2V
Operating temperature 0 to +40 deg C (+32 to +104 deg F)
Storage temperature -20 to +60 deg C (-4 to +140 deg F)
Battery operating time 385 min
Dimension (W x H x D) (Lens hood with Lens cover) 173 x 187x 342 mm (6 7/8 x 7 3/8 x 13 1/2 inch)
Mass (w/ Lens hood with Lens cover) 2.2 kg (4 lb 15 oz)
SDI output BNC (x 1), HD-SDI/SD-SDI selectable
Audio output RCA type(CH-1,CH-2)
S-Video output N/A (optional VMC-15FS is required.)
Composite output RCA Type (x 1)
Audio input XLR 3-pin (female) (x 2), line/mic/mic +48 V selectable
Component output RCA Type (x 3) via A/V multi connector
HDMI output HDMI connector (x 1)
DC input Power cord
Speaker output Monaural
Headphone output Stereo mini jack (x 1)
USB USB device, Mini-B (x 1)
Zoom ratio Sony G Lens, 20x (optical), 1.5x Digital Extender
Focal length f = 4.1 to 82.0 mm (equivalent to f = 29.5 to 590 mm at 16:9 mode, f = 36.1 to 722 mm at 4:3 mode on 35 mm lens)
Image stabiliser ON/OFF selectable, shift lens
Focus AF/MF selectable, 800 mm to (MACRO OFF), 10 mm to (MACRO ON, Wide), 800 mm to (MACRO ON, Tele)
Filter diameter 72 mm
Types Memory Stick PRO Duo(Mark2), Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo HX, SDHC Card
Viewfinder 0.45 inch-type approx. 1,226,880 dots (852 x 3[RGB] x 480), 16:9 aspect ratio
Built-in LCD monitor 3.2 inch-type, XtraFine LCD, approx. 921,600 dots, hybrid type, 16:9 aspect ratio
Recording Format HD Video MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (AVCHD)
Recording Format SD Video MPEG-2 PS
Recording Format HD Audio Linear PCM 2ch, 16bit, 48kHz / Dolby Digital 2ch, 16bit, 48kHz
Recording Format SD Audio Dolby Digital 2ch, 16bit, 48kHz
Recording frame rate AVCHD FX (24Mbps) 1920x1080/50i, AVCHD FH (17Mbps) 1920x1080/50i, AVCHD HQ (9Mbps) 1440x1080/50i, AVCHD LP (5Mbps) 1440x1080/50i, AVCHD FX (24Mbps) 1920x1080/25p, AVCHD FH (17Mbps) 1920x1080/25p, AVCHD FX (24Mbps) 1280x720/50p, AVCHD FH (17Mbps) 1280x720/50p, MPEG SD HQ (9Mbps) 720x576/50i, MPEG SD HQ (9Mbps) 720x576/50i (25p Scan)
Recording/Playback time 170 min (2h 50m) with 32GB Memory Stick PRO-HX Duo FX (24Mbps) Linear PCM 2ch recording
Imaging device 3-chip 1/3-inch type Exmor CMOS with ClearVid pixel array
Effective picture elements Approx. 1,037,000 pixels with ClearVid array
Built-in optical filters Clear, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
Minimum illumination 1.5 lx (auto gain, auto iris, 1/25 shutter)
Shutter speed Auto, Manual 50i/50p/25p: 1/3 - 1/10000 sec.
Slow Shutter (SLS) 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/25 sec.
Slow & Quick Motion function 200 fields per second improved Smooth Slow Record (The picture resolution is reduced).
Gain -6, -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21 dB, AGC
White balance Auto, one-push auto (A/B positions), indoor (3200 K), outdoor (selectable level -7 to +7, approx. 500K/step), manual WB Temp (selectable 2300K to 15000K, 100K/step)