Sony DCR-TRV280 Hi8 Handycam Camcorder DCRTRV280
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Manufacturer : Sony
Model Number : DCR-TRV280
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The Sony DCR-TRV280 Digital 8 Camcorder Kit features the Sony DCR-TRV280 Digital 8 camcorder . The DCR-TRV280 will provide users with their first experience of a digital camcorder and video editing on a PC. Offers an equally attractive upgrade path to users of analog video as other enhancements include a bundled software application that can burn footage to the popular Video CD format. Digital8 Handycams is ideal for those first exciting steps into digital video.

The DCR-TRV280 kit also contains a Tiffen 37mm UV Protector Glass Filter, a Lowepro Edit 120 shoulder bag, a spare Impact battery, and a Mack 2-year extended warranty.

Key Features

Digital 8 Video Recording
Digital 8 recording format delivers 3x the color bandwidth of VHS (Video Home System) - with less video noise, providing high quality performance.

i.Link (IEEE-1394) FireWire
Provides a high-speed, bi-directional digital link between camcorders or VCRs for digital to digital editing, which delivers unmatched versatility and performance.

USB Streaming
You can turn your camcorder into a video conferencing tool or webcam. Stream live and recorded moving video to a PC via USB. Make your own digital quality movies. Stream and share content with family and friends by broadcasting live video and audio via the Internet with the USB interface. [320 x 240 up to 30 frames/sec]

NightShot Plus Infrared System
You can capture natural looking video, even when shooting in low light. Record subjects up to 10 feet away using the built-in infrared system, but without the overall monochrome color common with earlier low-light recording systems.

End Search
Automatically advances the video tape to the last 5 seconds of the recorded scene. This prevents accidentally recording over previously recorded videos.

Program Auto Exposure
AE modes make all necessary settings to shutter speed, aperture and focus for a variety of indoor and outdoor situations. For virtually perfect shooting in any environment, choose from Portrait, Sports, Spotlight, Beach and Ski, Landscape, Sunset and Moon modes.

Photo Mode
By using Sony's Adaptive Frame Interpolation for better image quality, you can store hundreds of individual still images with 7 seconds of audio onto the video tape.

Built-in White LED Light
Brighten your video, and reduce shadows when shooting in low light situations. The LED light uses considerably less power than bulb based light systems, with the same light output.

Picture Effects
Get creative when recording or playing back videos with Picture Effect modes. Effects available in camera mode: Negative Art, Sepia, Black & White, Solarization, Pastel and Mosaic Effects available in Playback mode: Negative Art, Sepia, Black & White and Solarization

Steady Shot Picture Stabilization System
This system uses motion sensors to detect and compensate for camera shake without compromising picture quality like some other digital stabilization systems.

Battery Information
At the touch of a button, battery information is displayed on the LCD screen when charging and when the camcorder is turned off. The display will show how much the battery is charged, in 10 percent increments and the recordable time left when using the LCD screen or in the viewfinder.

Easy Handycam Button
Using a camcorder can be intimidating for some people, so with a press of the Easy Handycam button, most of the advanced features of the camcorder are locked out leaving only the buttons essential for recording operational.

Imaging Device: 1/6" 460K Gross Pixel CCD
Effective Video: 290K Pixels
2.5-50mm /f 1.6 ~ 2.4
35mm equivalent
20x Optical
990 Digital
Image Stabilization
Electronic Image Stabilizer
Filter Size 37mm
4 lux
0 lux in Nightshot Plus Mode Recording
System NTSC
Format Digital-8
PCM Digital Stereo, 12-bit, 16-bit
Time Code Yes
Date & Time Yes
A/V Dubbing No

B/W with 90,000 Pixels
LCD Monitor
2.5" with 123,200 Pixels

Manual Controls
Exposure Dial - 24 steps)
Preset Shutter Speed: 1/60 - 1/4000 (in AE Mode)
Built-in Light Yes
Built-in Mic
Yes - Stereo
Built-in Speaker
Yes Accessory Shoe
No Titler
Yes - 8 Preset & 2 Custom Titler Digital Effects
Camera mode: Negative Art, Sepia, Monotone, Solarize, Slim, Stretch, Pastel and Mosaic Fader Black, Mosaic, White, Monotone and Stripe Tape Loading
Bottom Loading
Digital Still Mode
Not Applicable Card Slot No
Built-in Flash No

Input/Output Connectors
Line In Recording
Yes - Digital Inputs
IEEE-1394 (FireWire) x1 Outputs
Audio/Video x1 - mini jack
USB port Edit Protocol
No Microphone Input
No Headphone Jack

Power Requirements
DC 7.2v (battery) AC 120-240v, 50-60 Hz Power Consumption
2.5 W viewfinder - 3.4 W LCD
3.6 W viewfinder + LCD Dimensions (WxHxD)
3.4 x 3.8 x 5.9" (85 x 98 x 151mm) Weight
1 lb 11 oz (780 g)
Warranty 1 Year Parts & 90 Days Labor
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