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Estimated wait for next available agent :. For Tech Support, call Shop all Sony Digital8 Camcorders. Please confirm that this adapter will work with the stereo you intend to use. Can't find your exact vehicle? Find products that fit. Plus, it provides plenty of features that make shooting video hassle-free. From there, you can edit your video using separate software and archive the results using your computer's DVD burner. Along with Digital8 video recording, you also get the picture-snapping ability of a digital camera.

You can also record short, e-mail-friendly movie clips with a top resolution of x Our Advisors are available 7 days a week. Average review: 2 reviews. Thanks for taking the time to share your experiences with other customers. Please see our review guidelines for help and information. By submitting this review, you agree to our terms and review guidelines.

General Features. The , effective video pixels provide excellent detail and clarity for exceptional digital video performance with up to lines of horizontal resolution.

The , effective still image pixels give you great looking digital photos. When using autofocus, you can choose to focus on a subject in the center of the screen or with Spot Focus, focus on an off-centered object. Zoom: The camcorder has a 20x Optical Zoom for bringing your subject up close. It also features a The digital zoom can be set to 40x or x, or turned off if desired. Because the picture is processed digitally, the picture quality deteriorates the more you zoom in.

The power zoom lever can be moved slightly for a slow zoom, or moved further for a faster zoom. The high resolution , pixel LCD screen rotates up to degrees for multiple viewing angles providing sharp, detailed images for monitoring or playback.

In addition, the LCD doubles as an "on-screen" touch panel, allowing you to navigate through the menu system by touching the LCD screen. Viewfinder: When the LCD monitor is not being used, you can view images using the electronic viewfinder with 90, pixels. The viewfinder can be adjusted for your eyesight by moving the diopter control located to the side of the viewfinder.

You can even playback video and audio recorded on tape. See Computer Requirements section below. Digital8 Camcorder Features. Easy Handycam: When the Easy Handycam mode is activated, most of the camera settings are set to the automatic mode, only basic functions become available, and the screen font size increases for easy viewing. This mode makes recording and playing back recordings less intimidating, even for first time users.

Picture quality is about the same at the lower speed; it is likely, however, that a tape recorded in LP mode will not play back as well on any other Digital8 camcorder. In bit mode, there are two stereo audio tracks stereo 1 and stereo 2 which enable audio dubbing and audio mixing. End Search Function: After you record and play back a tape, you may press the End Search button to have the camcorder fast forward or rewind the tape and play the last 5 seconds of what has been recorded.

This feature makes it easy to find the end of the last scene you recorded, so you can start recording from where you left off. SteadyShot Picture Stabilization: SteadyShot picture stabilization system uses motion sensors to remove unwanted picture shake without compromising picture quality like some other digital stabilization systems. With NightShot Plus, you can record natural color images in low-light conditions without the blurring common with other low-light recording systems.

You can make the colors deeper by using the built-in infrared NightShot light. You can also record clearer pictures in color by activating the Color Slow Shutter function. You can add these modes to currently recorded pictures for fading in or out. In addition, you can choose "Overlap", "Wipe", and "Dot Fader" for fading in only. Digital Effects: The following digital effects can be added to recorded pictures:. Still Mode: This mode records a movie while superimposing it on a previously recorded still image.

Flash Motion Function: This function allows you to record still pictures successively at constant intervals, while the audio remains normal. Luminance Key Function: This allows you to swap a brighter area in a still picture with a moving picture. Trail Effect: This effect allows you to record images which leave an incidental image such as a trail.

The audio is recorded normally. Old Movie Function: The unit simulates an "old movie" by automatically setting the wide mode to ON, picture effect to sepia, and choosing a slow shutter speed. Picture Effect Feature: This feature allows you to digitally process images, as they are being recorded, to obtain special effects.

You may choose from the following effects: Negative Art the color of the picture is reversed , Sepia, Black and White, Solarize, Pastel makes picture look like an animated cartoon and Mosaic.

Memory Mix: Memory Mix allows you to superimpose a still image you have recorded on Memory Stick on top of a moving image you are recording. You can select from one of the following effects: M. Lumi add bright area of still to moving picture , C. Chrom use still as background for moving subject , or M. Chrom add moving picture to blue area of still. Data Code Function: The camcorder automatically records time codes along with the images you shoot, so you can display the date and time during playback or editing.

Zero Set Memory Function: While the unit is in playback mode, you may select a point on the tape to quickly locate later; once a point is selected, you may fast forward or rewind the tape and the unit will automatically stop at the selected point. LINK input. Copy protected images cannot be passed through the camcorder in this manner. Digital Still Camera Features. The camcorder also accepts high-capacity Memory Stick Pro media. You can also transfer images recorded on the Digital8 tape to the Memory Stick as a still image or a moving image.

Image Quality: The still images size is fixed at x pixels. The approximate number of storable images for each available Memory Stick size is:. The approximate total recording time for moving pictures for each Memory Stick size is:. Interval Photo Recording: You can make a time-lapse recording by setting the camcorder to automatically record still images onto the Memory Stick at preset intervals. You can choose in the menu from second, 1-minute, 5-minute or minute intervals.

Also, 6 images can be shown simultaneously by selecting the index screen. The moving picture clips recorded on a Memory Stick can also be played back one at a time. Slide Show: You can automatically play back images from the built-in memory in sequence. You can choose to play back all of the files, or files from a selected folder. Image Protection: You can protect images to prevent accidental erasure.

Reformatting the Memory Stick will erase all images, including those with image protection. Image Delete: Images may be deleted one at a time, in a specified folder or all at once. Print Mark: You can specify which images will be printed out on an optional digital still printer by putting a "print mark" on the still images you want printed. This unit conforms with the DPOF standard for specifying the images that will be printed.

PictBridge: You can print directly from the camcorder to a PictBridge-compliant printer via USB cable, even if you don't have a computer. Through the camcorder, you can select the number of copies to be printed and choose to print the date or date and time on each picture. Battery Information. The InfoLithium system exchanges data about its actual power consumption with the camcorder for a more accurate estimate of recording time available. Cold temperatures will increase battery consumption.

Battery Life: The approximate recording times using the supplied and optional batteries are:. The actual battery life may be shorter. The approximate playback times using the supplied and optional batteries are:. Remote Control. Inputs and Outputs Notes. The cable has a minijack connector on one end and male stereo RCA audio and RCA composite video connections on the other end.

This jack can be used as both an input and an output. Software and Computer Information. You can similarly "burn to VCD", if desired. Included Software: The included software allows you to transfer images from the camcorder's Memory Stick to a computer hard drive and view and store transferred images on a computer. SpeakerCompare simulates the sound of home and car speakers through your headphones.

It lets you compare sonic characteristics between speakers so that you can make a more informed shopping decision. It includes a pair of studio-quality headphones, a combination DAC digital-to-analog converter and headphone amp, USB mobile adapters, and a guide to getting the most out of your session. SpeakerCompare is protected by patents and patent applications owned by Crutchfield Corporation. Close contact box. Due to high demand, our current wait times for calls and chats are longer than usual.


Sony DCR-TRV480

The Good Inexpensive; plays and digitizes analog 8mm and Hi8 tapes; responsive automatic mode; video light and infrared mode for night shooting. The Bad Bulky; mediocre video quality; imprecise manual focus; black-and-white viewfinder. But if you don't need 8mm or Hi8 compatibility, competing MiniDV cameras offer superior performance in much smaller packages. Visit for details. Though it lacks advanced features, its low price, 20X zoom lens, and decent recording quality make it an attractive choice for budget-minded 8mm-video owners who are ready to transition to digital video. Its bulky design necessary because of the large tapes it uses makes it difficult to fit in even the largest jacket pockets; plan on using the included shoulder strap to carry it.


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