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Sony Handycam DCR-HC96 Mini DV Camcorder
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Sony Handycam DCR-HC96 Mini DV Camcorder

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  • Media Format: Mini DV
  • Recording System: NTSC
  • Resolution: 3.3 MP
  • Digital Zoom: 120X
  • Type: Standard
  • Optical Zoom: 10x
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Sony Handycam DCR-HC96 Mini DV Camcorder

Sony's DCR-HC96 MiniDV Handycam camcorder stands out with high-end digital imaging features at an affordable price. Super NightShot Plus infrared system enables you to capture natural looking video in low light conditions. The Super SteadyShot picture stabilization system uses motion sensors to detect and correct camera "shake" for smoother video recording. Tele Macro Mode zooms in for close-up shots to bring out the subject in vivid imagery - making it stand out above the background. This fully-equipped camcorder comes with easy solutions to transfer images and video recording to your computer. USB Streaming allows you to broadcast live video to family and friends, and i.LINK DV interface provides a connection from the camcorder to a variety of compatible devices.

Product Details and Features


Night Mode Yes
Color Silver
Shooting Modes Digital Photo Mode

Other Features

Widescreen Video Capture Yes


Effective Still Resolution 3.0 MP
Effective Video Resolution 2.1 MP

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature 0 °C
Max Operating Temperature 40 °C


Battery Description Proprietary Lithium
Battery Manufacturer Sony NP-FP50
Battery Form Factor Manufacturer specific

System Requirements for PC Connection

Operating System Supported MS Windows ME • MS Windows 2000 • MS Windows XP


Expansion Slot 1 x Memory Stick Duo
Connector Types 1 x microphone


Microphone Operation Mode Stereo
Microphone Type Microphone - built-in


Display Size 2.7"
Display Type LCD
Screen Details LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.7" - color
Display Rotation Rotating


Depth 4.7 in.
Width 2.8 in.
Height 3.6 in.


Viewfinder Type Electronic

Memory / Storage

Recording Speed SP • LP


Min Illumination 5 lux
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Exposure Modes Automatic • Program
Min Shutter Speed 1/4 sec

Lens System

Lens Type Zoom lens
Auto Focus type TTL contrast detection
Lens Manufacturer Carl Zeiss
Focal Length Range 5.1mm - 51mm
Lens Filter Size 30 mm
Focus Adjustment Automatic • Manual

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Qty 1
Sensor Size 1/3"

Key Features

Media Format Mini DV
Recording System NTSC
Resolution 3.3 MP
Digital Zoom 120X
Type Standard
Optical Zoom 10x
Storage Type Removable (Card/Disc/Tape)
Weight 16.91 Oz.

Product Identifiers

UPC 027242688636
Model DCR-HC96

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