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Sony DCR-SX44 Silver Flash Memory Camcorder - DCR-SX44

Abt Model: DCRSX44SIL | UPC Code: 027242788916
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Sony DCR-SX44 Silver Flash Memory Camcorder - DCRSX44SIL


  • 4GB embedded memory: : 4GB1 of embedded memory can record and store up to almost 3 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-SX44 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, and SteadyShot™ image stabilization helps reduce blur caused by camera shake.
  • 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 w/o 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-SX44 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-SX44 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 4GB1 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 4GB1 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



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


  • Face Detection : Yes (Exposure Only)
  • Image Stabilization : SteadyShot® image stabilization
  • 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, Candle, Sunrise & Sunset, Fireworks, Landscape, Portrait, Spotlight, Sports, Beach, Snow
  • Photo Capture from Movie : Yes
  • Slide Show Mode : Yes
  • Direct Copy : Yes

Convenience Features

  • Multiple Language Display : Yes


  • LCD Screen : 2.7” Clear Photo™ LCD3 (230 K) display


  • 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 : 4GB 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 55 min., SP = up to 85 min., LP = up to 175 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.


  • 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)


  • 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
  • Focus : Full range Auto / Manual (Touch Panel)
  • Shutter Speed : Auto, 1/4 - 1/4000
  • Minimum Illumination : 3 lux (Auto Slow Shutter ON, 1/30 Shutter Speed)
  • Optical Zoom : 60x
  • Resolution : 680K


  • 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


  • 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. "


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

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 2.25"
  • Width: 2"
  • Depth: 4.5"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 0.37 lbs
  • Shipping: 1 lb

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturers Warranty(authorized online retailer): 1 Year Parts; 90 Days Labor
Key Features
4GB Embedded Memory/ 60x Optical Zoom/ 2000x Digital Zoom/ Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens With SteadyShot/ 2.7 " Clear Photo LCD Display/ Face Detection/ LED Video Light/ Dolby Digital Stereo Recording With Built-In Zoom Mic/ Hybrid Recording/ Silver Finish
More reasons to buy the Sony DCR-SX44 from Abt Electronics
  • Abt.com is an authorized dealer (Learn More).
  • The Sony DCR-SX44 is Brand New.
  • The Sony DCR-SX44 Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
  • Abt ships this product for free!
Storage TypeFlash Memory
LCD Screen Size (inches)2.7"
Total Pixel Count680000
Effective Pixel Count410,000/340,000
Manual FocusingYes
Optical Zoom60x
Digital Zoom2000x
Night ModeNo
Image StabilizationYes
White BalanceNone
Built In Video LightYes
Mic InputNo
Max Recording Time With Battery
Digtial Still CameraYes
Effective Pixel Count for Still250,000/340,000
Still Image FormatsJPEG
Computer ConnectivityYes
Included Removeable MemoryYes
Weight With Battery (pounds)0.37 lbs
Width (inches)2"
Height (inches)2.25"
Depth (inches)4.5"
Parts Warranty1 Year
Labor Warranty90 Days
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