The super-compact DCR-TRV19 offers a powerful combination of digital video, digital audio and USB streaming. It's also 28 per cent smaller than previous Sony MiniDV models with a 0.25 inch Advanced HAD CCD and a 2.5 inch SwivelScreen LCD. Additional features include the Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar lens and 10x optical/120x digital zoom plus a new touch panel (with stylus) that makes it a cinch to access the functions of the camcorder.
The DCR-TRV19 features 0.25 inch Advanced HAD (Hole Accumulation Diode) CCD with 340 K (effective) pixels that provides stunning detail and clarity, with exceptional video (up to 500 lines of horizontal resolution) and still image performance. Realise great-looking digital still images utilising 340 K (effective) pixels. This new, unique design complements the product's ultra compact size while providing easy, comfortable access to the video controls.
MiniDV digital recording format delivers 3X the colour bandwidth of VHS and lower signal to noise ratio compared to analogue formats, providing stunning video performance comparable to DVD. Carl Zeiss lenses have an advanced optical multi-layer coating offering less glare and flare with increased contrast. This results in vivid image brilliance, true-to-life colour saturation and perfect renditions of subtle tones. The optical zoom brings the action close up from far away. In addition, precision digital zoom interpolation technology means that extreme digital zooming is clearer, with less distortion than previous types of digital zoom. The 2.5 inch SwivelScreen touch panel LCD display provides excellent viewing clarity with improved resolution. The 123 K pixel LCD rotates up to 270-degrees for multiple viewing angles providing sharp, detailed images for monitoring or playback. The "On Screen" touch panel system allows you to navigate through the camera's menu system at the touch of the LCD screen.
Stay connected with family and friends by broadcasting live video with audio via the Internet with the USB interface. You can even playback your favourite recorded scene stored on tape. It's like having your own web camera or video conferencing system. There is also DV-in/out, providing a high speed bi-directional digital video/audio communication between two compatible devices equipped with an IEEE1394 interface, including camcorders, digital VTRs, capture cards and PCs.
The DCR-TRV19 incorporates 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 stabilisation systems. With Sony's NightShot infrared system you can capture video even when shooting in total darkness (0 lux) up to 10 feet away using the built-in infrared system.
Battery information is momentarily displayed without having to power on the camcorder. Quickly access the battery's status by pressing the Battery Info button. Recording time available is displayed in minutes on either the LCD screen or viewfinder. Charge the battery at any time because unlike NiCad (nickel cadmium) batteries Sony's rechargeable lithium-ion batteries are not subject to a life-shortening memory effect. Sony's exclusive AccuPower meter displays the remaining battery time in minutes in the viewfinder or on the LCD screen. Using the separately available NP-QM91D InfoLithium battery (not supplied) the DCR-TRV19 can record up to 12 hours on one complete charge, providing extra long battery life.
The subject here is form factor! The super-compact DCR-TRV19
offers a powerful combination of digital video, digital audio, and USB streaming at an amazing value. And its 28x smaller than previous MINIDV models with a 1/4" Advanced HAD CCD and a 2-1/2" SwivelScreen LCD with viewfinder. Additional features include the Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar lens and 10X optical/120X digital zoom.