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 Sony HDR-SR1 AVCHD 30GB  Handycam Camcorder HDR-SR1(Discontinued)

Sony HDR-SR1


This model has been discontinued.
For the first time, record high-definition video directly to a hard disk drive with the HDR-SR1. Now you can capture all your memories anyway you want.


Boasting a generous 3.5" Wide (16:9) Hybrid Touch Panel Clear Photo™ LCD screen and multiple connectivity options, you’ll have complete control from capture to cut. For the first time ever, you can record high-definition video directly to a Hard Disk Drive (HDD) with the HDR-SR1 Handycam® camcorder. In addition, the dual HD/SD format allows you to record in standard definition as well. You will also be able to freeze time in flawless detail with a 4.0 Megapixel still capture feature to the HDD or Memory Stick Duo™ Media.

2.1 Megapixel (Gross) ClearVID™ CMOS Sensor

1/3" ClearVID™ CMOS Sensor with 1990K (effective) pixels provides stunning detail and clarity with exceptional video (up to 1080 lines of horizontal resolution - HD; 530 lines of horizontal resolution - SD) and still image performance. The Megapixel technology enhances your digital videos and digital still (3980K) photography performance.

10X Optical/80X Digital Zoom

The optical zoom helps to bring the action close up from far away. In addition, the Digital Zoom interpolation means that extreme digital zooming is clearer, with less distortion than previous types of digital zooms

Professional Quality Carl Zeiss® Vario-Sonnar® T* Lens

Carl Zeiss lenses have an advanced optical multi-layer coating for increased contrast. This results in vivid image brilliance, true-to-life color saturation and perfect renditions of subtle tones. The additional T coating on the lens further reduces unwanted glare and flare

Dolby® Digital 5.1ch Recording

The HDR-SR1 will record in Dolby Digital 5.1ch surround sound with a built-in microphone. By recording in 5.1 channel surround sound you can now experience your home movies with active sounds coming from all directions. Enjoy your personal home movies the way you experienced them while recording

3.5" Wide (16:9) Hybrid Touch Panel Clear Photo™ LCD plus Display (211K Pixels)1

The 3.5" Wide (16:9) LCD screen provides excellent viewing clarity with improved resolution. The 211K pixel LCD screen rotates up to 270 degrees for multiple viewing angles providing sharp, detailed images for monitoring or playback, and the widescreen format makes shooting in 16:9 mode and composing shots even easier.

Smooth Slow Record

By increasing the record rate from 60 fields per second (fps) to 240 fps for 3 seconds allowing you to capture 3 seconds of fast motion and play the video back in 12 seconds. This is great for analyzing a golf swing or a viewing a bird in flight.

Digital Still Memory Mode with Memory Stick Duo™ Media

Capture still images up to 2304x1728 (4:3) resolution, directly onto Memory Stick Duo™ Media for easy trasfer to PCs for emailing, printing or shairing with other compatible Memory Stick™ devices

Super SteadyShot® Image Stabilization System

An advanced version of Sony's SteadyShot® system that controls an even higher range of shake and vibration frequencies, to achieve an even higher level of smoothness without degradation of video like some other image stabilization systems.

On Screen Zoom and Record

For additional control of the camcorder, the HDR-SR1 features Zoom and Record buttons on the frame of the LCD screen. This allows the user more flexibility when holding the camcorder, especially in overhead or low angle shots

USB 2.0 Interface3

USB 2.03 interface provides an easy way to connect your Hard Disk Handycam camcorder to the computer for fast trasfer of video and still images to your computer for archiving and/or editing. The camcorder can also be used as an external storage device, convenient for archiving, storing and transporting your videos and still images

One Touch Wide Angle Shooting

Easily switch between 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios for shooting, with just the touch of a button

Progressive Shutter System

A mechanical shutter system that provides progressive scan performance while utilizing an interlaced scanning system. Digital still images will be sharp and clear with excellent definition

Active Interface Shoe

Provides a location directly on the camcorder on which to add optional accessories while providing power and two-way communication to those accessories

Super NightShot® Infrared System

With Sony's NightShot Infrared System you can capture natural looking video, even when shooting in low light. Record subjects up to 20 feet away using the built-in infrared system

Dual Record

While recording video in High Definition (HD) you have the ability to capture a 2.3 Megapixel (16:9) still image directly to Memory Stick Duo™ Media. While recording in Standard Definition you have the ability to capture a 1.7 Megapixel (4:3) still image directly to Memory Stick Duo media

Easy PC Backup

Easily back up your footage (HD or SD) to your PC using the supplied software. The footage will be stored on your PCs hard drive for archiving purposes and viewing at a later time; the footage is stored by date for easy playback. In addition, only new footage is tranferred to your PC each time you backup your footage


Imaging Device: 1/3" 2100K Gross Pixels ClearVID™ CMOS Sensor

Pixel Gross: 2100K

Recording Media: 30GB Non-Removeable Hard Disk Drive

Video Actual: 1076K Pixels (4:3), 1434K Pixles (16:9)

Still Actual: 1991K Pixels (4:3), 1493K Pixels (16:9)


Dolby® Digital Output: N/A

Recording System: Dolby® Digital 5.1



USB Streaming: N/A

SteadyShot® Image Stabilization: Yes (Super; Electronic)

Accessory Shoe: Yes, Active Interface Shoe

White Balance: Auto, Indoor, One-Push, Outdoor

Memory Stick PRO™ Media Compatibility: Tested to support up to 2GB media capacity; does not support high speed transfer function; does not support Access Control security function

Still Image Mode(s): JPEG

Minimum Illumination: 5 Lux (0 lux with Super NightShot® Infrared System)

Low Light Capability: Super NightShot®


Inputs and Outputs

LANC Terminal: N/A

Analog Audio/Video Input(s): N/A

Analog Audio/Video Output(s): Yes (Multi A/V)

Digital Audio/Video Input(s): Yes (via USB)

Digital Audio/Video Output(s): Yes (via USB)

USB Port(s): Yes; 2.0 High Speed Compliant

i.LINK® Interface: N/A

Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr) Output(s): Yes

Headphone Jack: Yes (Stereo Mini)

Microphone Input: Yes (Stereo Mini)

Remote Jack: Yes (Stereo Mini)

S-Video Input(s): N/A

S-Video Output(s): Yes (via optional accessory)

HDMI™ Connection Output(s): Yes



LCD: 3.5" (211K Pixels) Wide (16:9) Touch Panel Clear Photo™ LCD plus Display

Lens Type: Carl Zeiss® Vario-Sonnar® T*

Viewfinder: Color, 123K Pixels (16:9)

Docking Station: N/A

Microphone: Yes (Built-in 5.1 Channel)


35mm Equivalent: 41.3-485mm (16:9 Camera Mode), 50.5-594mm (4:3 Camera Mode), 40.4-404mm (16:9 Memory Mode), 37-370mm (4:3 Memory Mode)

Aperture: f1.8-2.9

Exposure: Touch Panel/Ring

Filter Diameter: 30mm

Focal Distance: 5.1-51mm

Focus: Full Range Auto/Manual (Ring)/One Touch

Progressive Shutter Mode: Yes

Shutter Speed: Auto, 1/60-1/500 (AE Mode)

Optical Zoom: 10X

Digital Zoom: 80X

Resolution: 4MP; (2304 x 1728) - 4:3


Power Consumption: 4.9W/5.1W (VF/LCD)

Battery Type: InfoLithium® with AccuPower™ Meter System (NP-FM50)

Power Requirements: 7.2V Battery Pack/8.4V AC Adaptor



Operating System Compatibility: Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Professional, XP Home, XP Professional

Supplied Software: Picture Motion Browser ver. 1.0



Video Recording System: AVCHD (HD) and MPEG2-PS (SD)

Video Signal System: NTSC color, EIA standards

Analog-to-Digital Converter: N/A

Format(s) Supported: AVCHD (HD), MPEG2-PS (SD) and JPEG



Weight: 1 lb. 9 oz. (720g) with supplied battery and media

Measurements: 3 1/14" x 3 4/13" x 6 1/2" (78 x 84 x 165mm)


Supplied Accessories

Power Adapter/In-Camera Charger (AC-L15)

InfoLithium® Rechargeable Battery (NP-FM50)

Remote Commander® Remote Control (RMT-835)

Component Video Cable

A/V Cable (Stereo)

Application CD-ROM w/ Driver

USB Cable


Optional Accessories

Rechargeable InfoLithium® Batteries (NP-QM71/91D)

Travel Charger (BCT-TRM)

Carrying Case (LCS-HCF)

Carrying Case (LCS-VA30)


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