Sony DCR-SX45

DCR-SX45, 0.68MP, 1/8" CCD, 4:3, 1/4 - 1/4000 s, 70x/2000x, 37 mm, 7.62 cm (3.0 ") LCD 230000 px, Dolby Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo Creater, NTSC, DCF, Exif, 230 g, Black

Manufacturer
Sony
SKU
DCRSX45EB
15-01-2011
70x Extended Zoom to get even closer to the action
Extended Zoom works in conjunction with 60x optical zoom to get even closer to the action while maintaining image quality.

SteadyShot® image stabilization with Active Mode
Steadyshot® image stabilization with Active Mode allows for a greater degree of image stabilization over the well known, Sony developed, SteadyShot stabilization that has been used for years, giving you more stable video even when on the move or in low light circumstances.

Face Detection
Face Detection technology recognizes faces and optimizes camera settings for both video and still images, so faces are captured more clearly and skin tones look more natural.

Direct Copy to external HDD without PC
Store your memories in a whole new way with the ability to copy videos from your camcorder directly to an external hard disk drive10 (sold separately), all without a computer. Your camcorder can also access videos stored on the external hard drive for playback on your TV, allowing you to utilize the camcorder’s handy playback features.

Film Roll / Face Index
With Film Roll Index, the camcorder previews the beginning of scenes and creates scene indexes set at specified display intervals (3, 6, or 12 seconds and 1 or 5 minutes). Face Index indexes your video footage according to the faces detected in each scene. When it’s time to play back video, simply search for what you want by selecting from among the detected faces displayed in the index.

Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® lens
The professional-quality Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® lens is designed specifically for compact camcorders. Precision ground optics help maintain the sharpness and contrast of larger lenses, and SteadyShot® image stabilization helps reduce blur caused by camera shake.

Intelligent Auto (36 different scene combinations possible)
Intelligent Auto mode goes a step beyond traditional auto modes by analyzing your shot and then automatically selecting the appropriate settings from seven distinct scene modes (36 different combinations possible): Landscape, Backlight, Twilight, Spotlight, Macro, Portait, Tripod.

Built-in LED video light
The DCR-SX45 features an LED light that can assist in low-light situations giving you more flexibility when capturing your video.

Includes Sony® PMB (Picture Motion Browser) software
Sony Picture Motion Browser software offers a simple, intuitive way to transfer, sort, and view your video and still images on your compatible PC9. In addition, multiple output options let you burn your memories to DVD, as well as take advantage of one click upload to a number of popular video and photo sharing sites.

Dual Media card slot
For convenient storage and sharing of your images and videos, the DCR-SX45 accepts Memory Stick Duo™ / Memory Stick PRO Duo™ / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™ media and SD/SDHC media (sold separately).

3.0” touch-screen Clear Photo LCD Plus™ display (230K)
The 3.0” touch-screen Clear Photo LCD Plus™ display provides exceptional viewing clarity with 230K pixels resolution. The display rotates up to 270 degrees for multiple viewing angles, as well as provides sharp, detailed images for monitoring or playback. The convenient touch panel allows easy access to menus and additional functionality such as spot focus and spot metering.

Dolby® Digital stereo recording with Built-in Zoom Mic
The built-in zoom microphone focuses audio recording on your subjects with the camera's zoom lens, helping memories ring true with clear dialogue and crisp, discrete sounds.

Built-in USB cable for easy file transfer/charge
The high-speed, built-in USB 2.0 cable allows for easy connection to your computer without having to remember separate cables. It also fits conveniently into the hand strap so it’s out of the way until you need it.

Auto Lens Cover
The automatic lens cover protects the Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® lens from scratches during transport or while not in use by closing the lens cover automatically when the camera is shut off.

Storage

Camcorder media type 
Memory card

Video

Full HD 
N
Maximum video resolution 
720 x 480 pixels
HD-Ready
N
Video resolutions 
640 x 480, 720 x 480 pixels
Video formats supported 
MPEG2
Bitrate at maximum video resolution
9 Mbit/s
Capture modes
HQ, LP, SP

Technical details

Colour of product 
Black
Built-in speaker(s) 
Y
Back light compensation
Y
Built-in display 
Y
Weight 
230g
Aperture range (F-F) 
1.8 - 6
Focal length range (f-f) 
1.8 - 108 mm
Analog signal format system 
NTSC
Audio system 
Dolby Digital 2.0
Auto exposure
Y
Bundled software 
Picture Motion Browser 5.3
Camera file system
DCF 2.0, Exif 2.21
Camera shutter speed 
1/4 - 1/4000s
Compatible memory cards 
MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Compatible operating systems 
Windows XP SP3+<br />Windows Vista SP2+<br />Windows 7
Display 
LCD
Face detection
Y
Macro focusing range
0.38m
Memory slots 
2
On Screen Display (OSD) languages
ENG, ESP, FRE, POR
Optical sensor size 
1/0.0709 mm (1/1.8")
Optical zoom 
70x
PictBridge 
Y
Scene modes 
Beach, Candlelight, Close-up (macro), Dawn, Dusk, Fireworks, Landscape, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Spotlight, Sunset, Twilight
Self-timer 
10s
Sensor type 
CCD
Shutter speed (video)
1/4 - 1/4000s
Total megapixels 
0.68 MP
Tripod mountable
Y
USB connector type 
Mini-USB A
Viewfinder type 
N
White balance 
Auto

Ports & interfaces

HDMI 
N
S-Video out 
Y
DC-in jack 
Y
Built-in microphone 
Y
Composite video out 
1

Power

Battery type 
NP-FV30

Display

Display resolution (numeric) 
230000 pixels
Touch screen 
Y

Technical details

Display diagonal 
7.62 cm (3")

Audio

Noise reduction
Y
Wind filter
Y

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie)
0.68 MP
Number of CCDs
1

Lens system

Interchangeable lens 
N
Image stabilizer type
digital
Focus adjustment
Auto/Manual
Closest focusing distance
0.01m
Digital zoom 
2000x
Focal length (35mm film equivalent)
39 - 2340 mm
Image stabilizer 
Y
Maximum aperture number 
6
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) 
2.34m
Minimum aperture number 
1.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) 
3.9 cm

Camera

Camera playback
Movie, Single image, Slide show
Camcorder type 
Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination 
3 lx
On Screen Display (OSD)
Y
3D compatibility 
N

Focusing

Normal focusing range
1.5m

Light exposure

Light exposure modes 
Auto

White balance

Indoor white balance
Y
Onepush white balance
Y
Outdoor white balance
Y

System requirements

Windows operating systems supported 
Y

Battery

Battery voltage 
7.2V

Packaging content

Battery technology 
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
AC adapter included
Y
Batteries included
Y
Quick start guide 
Y

Picture quality

Maximum image resolution 
640 x 480 pixels
Image formats supported 
JPG
Supported aspect ratios 
4:3, 16:9

Weight & dimensions

Filter size 
3.7 cm
Width 
5.25 cm
Depth 
12.35 cm
Height 
5.7 cm

Other features

Photo mode 
Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity 
1
Effective megapixels (image)
0.47 MP
Lens system 
Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
Shutter speed (photo)
1/60 - 1/500s