Camera section Supplied Lens
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Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* zoom lens, 12x (optical),
f = 4.4 to 52.8 mm,
f = 32.0 to 384 mm* at 16:9 mode
f = 39.5 to 474 mm* at 4:3 mode, filter diameter: 72 mm
Built-in filter
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Clear, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
Imaging system
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1/3-inch, progressive 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor system with technology of Exmor
Picture elements Approx. 1,037,000 pixels (effective), approx. 1,120,000 pixels (total)
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Auto, manual (focus ring/one push auto/infinity/AF assist/focus macro)
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)
Manual shutter speed Auto 1/60 - 1/2000
Manual 60i/30p: 1/4 - 1/10000 24p: 1/3 - 1/10000
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-6, -3, 0 , 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21 dB
Minimum illumination 1.5 lux (auto gain, auto iris, 1/30 shutter)
VTR section Recording format
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HDV1080/60i, DVCAM, DV SP 480/60i (NTSC)
Play out/Down conversion format HDV1080/60i, DVCAM, DV SP 480/60i (NTSC)
Playback/Recording time HDV/DV SP Max. 63 min with PHDVM-63DM cassette
DVCAM Max. 41 min with PHDVM-63DM cassette
Input/Output connectors Audio/Video output 10-pin connector A/V OUT jack
(composite, unbalanced audio x2ch with the supplied cable)
Component video output Component out jack (special connector)
HDV/DV input/output i.LINK interface (IEEE 1394, 6-pin)
XLR audio input XLR 3-pin female x 2ch
Headphone Stereo mini jack (ø3.5 mm)
LANC Stereo mini-mini jack (ø2.5 mm)
Digital video output HDMI connector
Built-in output devices LCD view finder
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0.45-inch type (Viewable area measured diagonally), approx. 1,226,880 dots (852x3[RGB]x480), 16:9 aspect ratio
LCD monitor
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3.2-inch type (Viewable area measured diagonally), XtraFine LCD, approx. 921,600 dots, hybrid type, 16:9 aspect ratio
General Dimension (WxHxD) Approx. 176 x 199 x 439mm (6.92 x 7.83 x 17.28 inch)
Mass Approx. 2.4 kg (5 lb 4 oz) (w/ the supplied lens, w/o tape, battery)
Power requirements DC 7.2 V (battery pack), DC 8.4 V (AC adaptor)
Power consumption HDV Approx. 7.2 W (with ECM-XM1 / LCD EVF ON)
DVCAM/DV Approx. 6.9 W (with ECM-XM1 / LCD EVF ON)
Operating temperature 0 to 40 °C (32 to 104 °F)
Storage temperature -20 to +60 °C (-4 to 140 °F)
Supplied accessories AC-VQ1050 AC adaptor/charger, NP-F570 infoLITHIUM rechargeable battery pack, A/V connecting cable, component video cable, lens hood with lens cover, lithium battery (CR2025), shoe adaptor, large size eye-cup, additional normal shoe kit, RMT-831 wireless Remote Commander, ECM-XM1 monaural
electolet condenser microphone, Operating instructions (CD-ROM), Printed operating instructions, HVR-MRC1 memory recording unit kit
Supplied memory recording unit (HVR-MRC1)
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Recording media CompactFlash card (2GB or bigger, 133x or faster)
File system FAT32
File format HDV .M2T
DVCAM/DV .AVI (DV-AVI, type 1) or .DV (Raw-DV)
Connectors special hot shoe
i.LINK-6pin (on the supplied cradle)
DC power input (on the supplied cradle)
infoLITHIUM L series battery slot (on the supplied cradle)

HVR-DR60 (Hard Disk Recording Unit)
An external Hard Disk Recording Unit with a 60GB capacity and 4.5 hours of recording time for HDV, DVCAM and DV (battery is not supplied).
HVL-LBP (LED Battery Video Light )
•LED reliability and low power consumption of 16W
•Battery power from NP-F770/F970
•Wide compatibility for flexible installation (Cold shoe/Screw bolt/Screw hole)
•Ideal for Wide-angle shooting and interviews Spot (600lx@1m) or flood-lighting (300lx@1m) with attached condensing lens ON or Off
•Light diffuser attached to soften shadows and reduce contrast
•Long Operating time: approximately 3 hours with the NP-F970
(at maximum brightness)
2NP-F970/B (InfoLITHIUM Rechargeable Battery Pack (2 pack))
NP-F970/F770/F570 (InfoLITHIUM Rechargeable Battery Pack)
VCT-PG11RMB (Tripod with RM-1BP Remote Controller)
RM-1BP (LANC remote controller)
New VCL-308BWH* (Optional Wide Lens)


New LA-100W* (a lens adaptor)

LA-100W* For the detail on the release date,
please ask your nearest Sony office or
authorized dealer.

NCFD16GP 16GB 306x CompactFlash Card*
(CompactFlash Card)

*available from April 2008)

NCFD8GP 8GB 306x CompactFlash Card
(CompactFlash Card)
New VCT-SP1BP (Camcorder Support)
•Weight support for stable/comfortable shooting
•Support for several shooting styles (e.g., high-angle shooting)
•Quick-release function from harness for excellent mobility
•Perfect design for camcorder
•Carbon shaft for light weight and rigid design
•RM-1BP Remote Controller supplied as standard
New AC-VQL1BP (AC Adaptor Charger)
•4 slots battery charger (A pair of parallel charge)
•2 charge mode selectable (Normal/Full)
•Charging information Remaining time to charge complete Current available time for shooting
•Battery Log information
Total charge time
Total charge cycle
last operation date
New SH-L32WBP (LCD Hood)
•LCD Hood for 3.2" LCD monitor
•Adjustable shade (360° shade)
•Folding structure realize transfer with camcorder