Sony Europe has announced the introduction of the Sony HDR-HC3E Handycam digital Camcorder, a high definition video camera supplying advanced level high quality video in an easy to handle design. The Sony HDR-HC3E Handycam is the newest digital camera succeeding the Sony HDR-HC1 Handycam which has been available since July 2005, along with the every popular high definition TVs. This latest camcorder offers great improvements including higher image quality, a more compact, lightweight design and more usability, the new Sony HDV camcorder will fully satisfy all users, from amateurs through to experienced users.
The new Sony HDR-HC3E Handycam is capable of recording video with higher sensitivity and greater image quality, as well as 4.0 megapixel still images. This is made possible by a ClearVid CMOS sensor entirely new and unique to Sony.
The new Sony HDR-HC3E Handycam has the additional feature of being HDMI ready, dealing with the increasing number of HDTV adopters. Now you can easily play back video and audio through your Television without degradation of the digital image by sending uncompressed high quality HD video and audio signals from the camcorder through a single cable.
The latest Sony HDR-HC3E Handycam camcorder incorporates an improved wide Clear Photo LCD plus 2.7” display, which provides crisper image quality and contrast. The display features the latest Anti-Reflection Coat to improve viewing and reviewing of photos, even in the strongest daylight. The Sony HDR-HC3E Handycam also includes a Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens, with a 10x Optical Zoom with a filter diameter of 30mm. The advanced multi-layer T* coating within the Carl Zeiss lens minimizes reflections, reduces flare and improves contrast.
With consideration to usability, the Sony HDR-HC3E Handycam has become even more lightweight and compact; weighs just 500grams, which 26 percent lighter and more compact than the Sony HDR-HC1. Furthermore, Sony’s unique Easy Handycam menu enables one-button access to simple camera operating and recording settings. It locks out the more advanced features of the menu, giving the user a quick and easy selection of basic settings to choose from. These are displayed on the LCD screen in large, easy to read characters.
The Sony HDR-HC3E Handycam camcorder should be available throughout Europe from April 2006.