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Sony DCR-SX63 Silver 16GB Flash Memory Ultra-Compact Camcorder - DCR-SX63

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16GB Embedded Memory/ 60x Optical, 2000x Digital Zoom/ Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens With SteadyShot/ 2.7" Clear Photo LCD3 (230 K) Display/ Direct Copy To External HDD Without PC10/ Face Detection/ LED Video Light/ Power On By Opening LCD Display/ Silver Finish
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Sony DCR-SX63 Silver 16GB Flash Memory Ultra-Compact Camcorder - DCRSX63SIL

Features:

  • 16GB Embedded Memory: 16GB of embedded memory can record and store up to almost 12 hours of video footage (SD LP mode).
  • 60x Optical, 2000x Digital Zoom: Ideal for sporting events, wildlife, or distance shooting, 60X optical zoom brings you closer to the action, so you can capture extremely tight shots, even from far away. In addition, Digital Zoom Interpolation means that extreme digital zooming (up to 2000X) is clearer, with less distortion than previous types of digital zooms.
  • Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® Lens With SteadyShot™: The DCR-SX83 features a professional-quality Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® lens designed specifically for compact camcorders. Precision ground optics help maintain the sharpness and contrast of larger lenses.
  • 2.7” Clear Photo™ LCD3 (230 K) Display: The 2.7” Clear Photo™ LCD3 (230 K) 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.
  • Direct Copy To External HDD Without PC10: 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 HDTV, allowing you to utilize the camcorder’s handy playback features.
  • 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.
  • LED Video Light: The DCR-SX63 includes a small, but powerful LED video light that can assist in low light situations, allowing you to capture video that you might have missed in the past.
  • Power On By Opening LCD Display: Power on your camcorder by simply opening the LCD display.
  • 1/8" Advanced HAD™ CCD Sensor: A 1/8” Advanced HAD™ (Hole Accumulation Diode) CCD imager with 410K (effective) pixel resolution delivers stunning detail and clarity for exceptional video (up to 500 lines of horizontal resolution) and still image performance.
  • Dolby® Digital Stereo Recording With Built-in Zoom Mic: The Dolby® Digital stereo recording with 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.
  • Direct Connection To DVDirect® Express DVD Burner (Sold Separately): The DCR-SX63 supports a direct connection to the VRD-P1 DVDirect® Express DVD burner (sold separately), which allows you to burn DVDs directly from your camcorder without the need for a PC. And because the VRD-P1 is powered by your camcorder, you don't need an additional AC power cable.
  • 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 PC. In addition, multiple output options let you burn your memories to DVD (sold separately), as well as take advantage of one click upload to a number of popular video and photo sharing sites9 .
  • Film Roll Index: Like chapters in a book, Film Roll Index helps you easily find desired scenes in video footage. When using this feature, the camcorder previews the beginning of scenes and can create scene indexes set at specified display intervals (3, 6, or 12 seconds and 1 or 5 minutes).
  • Face Index Function: Face Index makes it easier than ever to find and play back the right video scene. Using Face Detection technology, 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.
  • Hybrid Recording To 16GB1 Memory Or Memory Stick PRO Duo™ Media (Sold Separately): Hybrid recording technology delivers a new level of flexibility of capturing and transferring your video footage and digital photos from the camcorder to compatible viewing devices. Record to 16GB1 embedded flash memory or choose instead to record to removable Memory Stick PRO Duo™ media (sold separately). You can even select from various dubbing functions to easily copy video or still images from the embedded flash media to the Memory Stick PRO Duo™ media -- without using a PC.
  • Media Card Slot: For convenient storage and sharing of your images and videos, the camera accepts Memory Stick Duo™ / Memory Stick PRO Duo™ / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™ media (sold separately) and SD/SDHC media.
  • USB 2.0 Interface: A USB 2.0 interface provides an easy way to connect your camcorder to a compatible PC for fast transfer of video and still images for editing.

Package Content:

  • AC Adaptor (AC-L200)
  • Rechargable Battery Pack (NP-FV30)
  • A/V Connecting Cable
  • Application Software / USB Driver / (CD-ROM)
  • USB Cable

Specifications:

Audio

  • Recording Format : Dolby® Digital 2ch
  • Microphone : Built-in Zoom Microphone

Convenience

  • Face Detection : Yes
  • Image Stabilization : SteadyShot® image stabilization with Active Mode
  • Quick On : Yes
  • Removable Flash Media Compatibility : Memory Stick PRO Duo™ Media and SD/SDHC(Class 4) media (Sold Separately)
  • Face Index : Yes
  • Film Roll Index : Yes
  • Still Image Mode(s) : JPEG
  • Hybrid : Yes
  • Fader Effect(s) : Black, White
  • Exposure : Yes (Touch Panel)
  • Scene Mode(s) : Auto, Twilight, Sunrise & Sunset, Fireworks, Landscape, Portrait, Spotlight, Beach, Snow
  • Photo Capture from Movie : Yes
  • Slide Show Mode : Yes
  • Direct Copy : Yes

Convenience Features

  • Multiple Language Display : Yes

Display

  • LCD Screen : 2.7” Clear Photo™ LCD (230 K) display

General

  • Imaging Device : 1/8" Advanced HAD™ (Hole Accumulation Diode) CCD imager
  • Pixel Gross : 680K
  • Video Actual : 410K pixels (16:9), 340K pixels (4:3)
  • Video Resolution : 720 x 480
  • Still Actual : 250K pixels (16:9), 340K pixels (4:3)
  • Still Picture Resolution : 680K
  • Recording Media : 16GB Embedded Flash memory Memory Stick PRO Duo™ Media and SD/SDHC(Class 4) media (Sold Separately)
  • Recording and Playback Times : Standard Definition: HQ = up to 235 min., SP = up to 340 min., LP = up to 715 min. When using 16GB Memory Stick PRO Duo™ Media (sold separately): Standard Definition: HQ = up to 235 min., SP = up to 340 min., LP = up to 715 min.

Hardware

  • Manual / Auto Lens Cover : Manual
  • Media Card slot : Memory Stick PRO Duo™ Media
  • S/S & Zoom button on LCD : Yes

Inputs and Outputs

  • Audio/Video Remote Terminal : Video / S Video / Audio
  • Analog Audio/Video Output(s) : Included (via A/V Remote Terminal)
  • USB Port(s) : Hi-speed (2.0 compliant)
  • S-Video Output(s) : Sold separately (via A/V Remote jack)

Optics/Lens

  • Lens Type : Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar®
  • 35mm Equivalent : 39 - 2340mm (16:9), 44 - 2640mm (4:3)
  • Aperture : F1.8-6.0
  • Digital Zoom : 2000x
  • Filter Diameter : 30mm
  • Focal Distance : 1.8-108MM
  • Shutter Speed : Auto, 1/4 - 1/4000
  • Minimum Illumination : 3 lux (Auto Slow Shutter ON, 1/30 Shutter Speed)
  • Optical Zoom : 60x
  • Resolution : 680K

Power

  • Battery Type : InfoLITHIUM® with AccuPower™ Meter System (NP-FV30)
  • Power Requirements : 7.2V (battery pack); 8.4V (AC Adaptor)
  • Power Consumption (in Operation) : 1.8W

Software

  • Supplied Software : PMB Ver.5.0 Supports Windows XP Service Pack3 (SP3)(32bit), Windows Vista Service Pack2 (SP2) (32bit), Windows 7, 64-bit editions and Starter (Edition) are not supported. Not supported by Mac OS.
  • Operating System Compatibility : "Windows XP SP3 * /Windows Vista SP2 ** /Windows7 * 64-bit editions and Starter (Edition) are not supported.The Windows Image Mastering API(IMAPI)Ver.2.0 or later is required to use the function for creating discs. ** Starter (Edition) are not supported. Standard installation is required. Operation is not assured if the above OS has been upgraded or in a multi-boot environment. "

Video

  • Format : SD (MPEG2)
  • Video Signal : NTSC color, EIA standards

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 2.25"
  • Width: 2"
  • Depth: 4.50"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 0.50 lbs
  • Shipping: 1 lb

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturers Warranty(authorized online retailer): 1 Year Parts; 90 Days Labor
Storage TypeFlash Memory
LCD Screen Size (inches)2.7"
ViewfinderNo
Total Pixel Count680000
Effective Pixel Count410,000/340,000
Manual FocusingNo
Optical Zoom60x
Digital Zoom2000x
Night ModeNo
Image StabilizationYes
White BalanceNone
Built In Video LightYes
Mic InputNo
Max Recording Time With BatteryStandard Definition: HQ = up to 235 min., SP = up to 340 min., LP = up to 715 min. When using 16GB Memory Stick PRO Duo™ Media (sold separately): Standard Definition: HQ = up to 235 min., SP = up to 340 min., LP = up to 715 min.
Digtial Still CameraYes
Effective Pixel Count for Still250,000/340,000
Still Image FormatsJPEG
Computer ConnectivityYes
Included Removeable MemoryYes
Weight With Battery (pounds)0.5 lbs
Width (inches)2"
Height (inches)2.25"
Depth (inches)4.5"
Parts Warranty1 Year
Labor Warranty90 Days
  

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Sony DCR-SX63 Silver 16GB Flash Memory Ultra-Compact Camcorder
 
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Pros

  • Easy to use (4)
  • Large clear LCD (3)
  • Lightweight (3)
  • Zoom range/performance (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home movies (3)
    • Travel (3)
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      • Casual user (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Worth investing for your memories ...

    I bought this camcorder just about a week ago for my soon-to-be-here baby boy. I've been playing with it all week and can honeslty say I recommend this camera to anyone who is looking...Read complete review

    I bought this camcorder just about a week ago for my soon-to-be-here baby boy. I've been playing with it all week and can honeslty say I recommend this camera to anyone who is looking to record quality video/photo image memories. Easy to transfer to PC or external media. And it's software is just as easy to understand, edit, email, etc. Plus, wife loves the look. Dads, go get it !!!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Okay

    this camera is very good with video, good quality. very very bad with pitcures dont even bother to take pictures my metro pcs phone takes better pictures. its hard to get the videos...Read complete review

    this camera is very good with video, good quality. very very bad with pitcures dont even bother to take pictures my metro pcs phone takes better pictures. its hard to get the videos and pictures on to the pc and i still cant figure out how to get in on to a dvd, it says i need special equipment but cant find this. now that this camcorder is no longer available i dont think i will find it.

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    3.0

    Okay

    By YRios

    from Sacramento, CA

    Comments about Sony DCR-SX63 Silver 16GB Flash Memory Ultra-Compact Camcorder:

    this camera is very good with video, good quality. very very bad with pitcures dont even bother to take pictures my metro pcs phone takes better pictures. its hard to get the videos and pictures on to the pc and i still cant figure out how to get in on to a dvd, it says i need special equipment but cant find this. now that this camcorder is no longer available i dont think i will find it.

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    5.0

    Great camera

    By wedelgado

    from Maracay, Venezuela

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Light

    Cons

    • bad quality in pictures

    Best Uses

      Comments about Sony DCR-SX63 Silver 16GB Flash Memory Ultra-Compact Camcorder:

      The best in compact camcorders

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      4.0

      Very nice but complicated

      By Jaybyrd

      from Cincinnati, Ohio

      Pros

      • file storage and battery life
      • Handy size

      Cons

      • how do join together the video
      • Photo quality not good

      Best Uses

        Comments about Sony DCR-SX63 Silver 16GB Flash Memory Ultra-Compact Camcorder:

        Nice camera/camcorder video qulaity is exellent but photo quality is terrible and I can't figure out why. Also, every video downloaded is fractured in segments whenever you stop recording and I haven't figured out how to join it inot one complete movie, why is this?

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        great camcorder

        By JohnG

        from Carmel, IN

        Pros

        • Large screen
        • LED light
        • poket sized.
        • Zoom

        Cons

        • delay of turning camera on and off
        • Sensitive touch screen

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sony DCR-SX63 Silver 16GB Flash Memory Ultra-Compact Camcorder:

          This camcorder is perfect for me I've looked at all the reviews and bought this camcorder. Sony makes the controles simple but has a lot of features. Lots of people disliked the still camera but I thought it was very good. overall this camcorder was awesome

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Sony (The Best)

          By Louisianakid

          from New Orleans

          Comments about Sony DCR-SX63 Silver 16GB Flash Memory Ultra-Compact Camcorder:

          Bought this Sony Camcorder two days ago, and been playing with it ever since, trying to get to know it. Thus far, it meets my needs. Great recording, great picture taking and face finder, zoom is great, lightweight, easy to transfer pictures and videos to my PC, whereas I have Windowsxp. Other than not having a viewfinder in which I wish it had, this product is perfect for me in every aspect. I love it...

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          (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent for iMovie 09

          By Janie

          from Undisclosed

          Pros

          • Uploads fast and easy right into imovie 09

          Cons

          • None yet

          Best Uses

            Comments about Sony DCR-SX63 Silver 16GB Flash Memory Ultra-Compact Camcorder:

            I used this last week to make a movie for my daughter's school project. I couldn't believe how easy it was. Just plugged in to my mac using the USB port and poof, the video was right there. Literally took seconds to upload. If you use iMovie 09 this is great!

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            (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Waste of money. Don't buy this.

            By Yensid14450

            from Rochester, NY

            Pros

            • small.

            Cons

            • can't get video from the camera to a PC.

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sony DCR-SX63 Silver 16GB Flash Memory Ultra-Compact Camcorder:

              The manual doesn't help. Page 45, step 4: "When the screen appears, touch Yes". No screen appears! Now what?! ALL I WANT IS TO GET VIDEO TO MY PC!!!! Is that too much to ask?!?!

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Features:Size:Price

              By 0JAKE0

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Sony DCR-SX63 Silver 16GB Flash Memory Ultra-Compact Camcorder:

              I wanted several features and functions but also wanted a small compact size, and a good price. Got all with this camcorder. Combined camera so I don't have to carry around two devices. Cables for AV and USB come with it. Long battery life. Decent zoom for it's size. The audio picks up very well. Can add an SD card, not restricted to memory sticks. Nice viewing screen even in sunlight. Built in lens cover. And the price was not bad at all. I spent alot of time comparing. Once you go smaller, you lose feature options. This was the best compromise I could find to get compact size, features/functions I wanted, and decent price all in one.

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Nice little camcorder

              By Xoxomegmgbxoxo

              from New York

              Pros

              • Easy to use

              Cons

              • Does not work with MAC

              Best Uses

                Comments about Sony DCR-SX63 Silver 16GB Flash Memory Ultra-Compact Camcorder:

                does not work with mac computer and this is the most commonly used computer in my home i could not view the movies or edit them except on the camcorder itself. i had to purchase a different software to be able to view the movies on my laptop.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great little camcorder

                By Cornmeal

                from Louisiana

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Great clarity
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • none

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Sony DCR-SX63 Silver 16GB Flash Memory Ultra-Compact Camcorder:

                  This camcorder has many great features, and is very easy to use. The zoom is very good, and the face detection is a remarkable addition! I recommend this camcorder to anyone who wants high quality in a compact, lightweight package.

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