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Sony Handycam DCR-HC17 Digital Camcorder

By: Rex Inego | Apr 16, 2011 10:08 AM

Sony’s digital camcorders are popular all over the world. This Japanese technology giant hits markets with a new model. Sony Handycam DCR-HC17 Digital Camcorder is a perfect device with innovative designs, superior technology and smart features. Measuring 5.5 x 11.2 x 9 cm and weighing 0.4kg, it is a comfortable model to use as well as to carry. It is brilliant model designed with 1/6" HAD CCD sensor which has 0.8MP resolution. PAL system standard supported this advanced device has SP / LP recording speed and 640X digital zooming. Similarly, this new model features 20X motoroised drive zoom adjustment that helps the user to take clear photos of the far-away objects. This auto-focus Sony digital camcorder comes with Carl Zeiss optic and it has F/1.8-3.1 lens apertures as well. 1/3500-1/50 shutter speed and 2.3 mm - 46 mm focal length of the device are also commendable. Likewise, the featured electronic image stabilizer enables steady shoots in the gadget. Camcorder features various shooting modes that allow user to take photos and videos with desired camera effects. This high end model will bring memories together in the palm of your hands. You can take advantage of the white balance settings, various exposure modes, Low Lux / Night Mode etc enabled in this trendy digital camcorder. It incorporates touch screen operation, built-in speaker, demonstration mode and internal microphone as well. 2.5" TFT / LCD display integrated on the device has a rotating form factor and it displays images with 123200 pixels. The camcorder also uses a view finder with same pixel rates. Connectivity options available on this smart device are composite video/audio output, S-Video output, USB, IEEE 1394 (FireWire/i.LINK) and DC power input. Sony provides Drivers & Utilities, Sony Picture Package etc along with this brilliant Handycam. You can use hi-speed USB port to connect this gadget with your PC. The unit seems to be compatible with MS Windows XP, MS Windows 2000, MS Windows ME, MS Windows 98 SE and Apple MacOS X 10.1.5 or later. Sony NP-FP30 is the power source inside the Sony Handycam DCR-HC17 MINI DV Digital Camcorder. It will provide superior power backup to the unit and great enjoyment to the users as well.

General Features
Brand Sony
Model Sony Handycam DCR-HC17 Digital Camcorder
Weight 0.4kg
Dimensions 5.5 x 11.2 x 9cm
Key Features
Sensor Resolution 0.8MP
Media Type Mini DV
Supported Colour Colour
Optical Sensor Type Advanced HAD CCD
Optical Sensor Size 1/6"
Min Illumination 0lux
Digital Zoom 640X
Recording Speed SP, LP
Shooting Modes Spotlight, Sunset & Moon, landscape, portrait mode, Beach & Ski, sports mode
Special Effects Solarisation, Sepia, Mosaic, Pastel, Monotone, Negative Art
Image Stabiliser Electronic (Super Steady Shot)
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/3500 sec
Minimum Shutter Speed 1/50 sec
Exposure Modes Programme, automatic, manual
White Balance Custom, automatic, presets
White Balance Presets Indoor, outdoor
Microphone Type built-in
Microphone Operation Mode Stereo
Power Device Battery
Battery Supported Sony NP-FP30
Battery Details 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery
Lens
Lens Type Zoom lens
Focal Length 2.3 mm - 46 mm
Focus Adjustment Automatic, manual
Auto Focus TTL contrast detection
Lens Aperture F/1.8-3.1
Optical Zoom 20X
Zoom Adjustment Motorized drive
Filter Size 25 mm
Lens Manufacturer Carl Zeiss
Extra Features
Low Lux Night Mode Yes
Touch-Screen Control Yes
Backlight Compensation Yes
Demonstration Mode Yes
Display
Display Type LCD / TFT
Display Format 123,200 pixels
Display Form Factor Rotating
Connectivity
Connectivity Type 1 x composite video/audio output 1 x S-Video output 1 x USB 1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire/i.LINK) 1 x DC power input
Accessories
Editing software Yes
Camcorder batteries Yes

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