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Sony DCR-SX83 Silver 16GB Flash Memory Ultra-Compact Camcorder - DCR-SX83

Abt Model: DCRSX83SIL | UPC Code: 027242788848
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Sony DCR-SX83 Silver 16GB Flash Memory Ultra-Compact Camcorder - DCRSX83SIL


  • 1/4" Back-Illuminated "Exmor R" CMOS Sensor: Experience stunning low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain with the newly developed, back-illuminated "Exmor R" sensor. Designed for compact cameras and camcorders, the "Exmor R" sensor relocates the photo diodes above the support circuitry, maximizing the light gathering area per pixel so you can shoot with better results in lower lighting conditions.
  • 16GB Embedded Memory: 16GB1 of embedded memory can record and store up to almost 12 hours of video footage (SD LP mode).
  • 25X Optical / 300X Digital Zoom: Ideal for sporting events, wildlife, or distance shooting, 25X 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 300X) 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.
  • SteadyShot™ Image Stabilization With Active Mode: SteadyShot™ image stabilization with Active Mode helps reduce blur caused by camera shake.
  • 2x Faster Quick AF: With the new and improved autofocus (AF) system, Quick AF, the focusing speed is twice as fast compared to previous models. Whether in bright daylight or in dimly lit environment, Quick AF ensures fast, accurate, and consistent focus lock, enabling users to shoot in a wide range of scenes without missing any important moment. Especially when shooting night scenes where conventional AF might struggle to focus, thanks to the much improved AF algorithm in Quick AF, users can now capture crisp images, fast.
  • Face Detection Technology With Face Priority: With Face Priority, your camcorder optimizes focus, color, exposure, for the face you prioritize. Just touch the preferred face on the LCD display and the camcorder will assign it priority, even if it leaves and returns to the frame.
  • Smile Shutter™ Technology For Still And Dual Capture: Smile Shutter® technology lets the camcorder automatically take still photos when your subject smiles, even while shooting high definition video. You can also set the sensitivity and choose child, adult, or auto priority.
  • 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.
  • Direct Connection To DVDirect® Express DVD Burner (Sold Separately): The DCR-SX83 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 only need to plug in your camera to AC power.
  • 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.
  • Intelligent Auto (9 iAuto Modes): Intelligent Auto mode goes a step beyond traditional auto modes by analyzing your shot and then automatically selecting the appropriate settings from nine distinct scene modes (60 different combinations possible): Portrait Mode, Smile Shutter™, Backlight Control, Scenery, Night Scenery Mode, High Sensitivity Mode, Macro Mode, Baby Mode, Tripod, and Low Light Mode.
  • Power On By Opening LCD Display: Power on your camcorder by simply opening the LCD display.
  • 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.
  • 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™/SD 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™/SD 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 (NPF-FV30)
  • A/V Connecting Cable
  • Application Software / USB Driver / (CD-ROM)
  • USB Cable



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


  • Face Detection : Yes
  • Image Stabilization : SteadyShot® image stabilization with Active Mode
  • Smile Shutter™ technology : Yes
  • 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
  • Intelligent Auto : Landscape, Backlight, Twilight, Spotlight, Low Light, Macro, Portrait, Baby, Tripod

Convenience Features

  • Multiple Language Display : Yes


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


  • Imaging Device : 1/4" back-illuminated "Exmor R" CMOS sensor
  • Processor : BIONZ
  • Pixel Gross : 4200K
  • Video Actual : 1350K pixels (16:9), 1010K pixels (4:3)
  • Video Resolution : 720 x 480
  • Still Actual : 1180K pixels (16:9), 1570K pixels (4:3)
  • Still Picture Resolution : 3.1MP
  • 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.


  • 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 : 37 - 1075mm (16:9), 45 - 1325mm (4:3)
  • Aperture : F1.8-3.2
  • Digital Zoom : 300x
  • Filter Diameter : 30mm
  • Focal Distance : 2.5-62.5mm 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 : 25x
  • Resolution : 4200K


  • Battery Type : InfoLITHIUM® with AccuPower™ Meter System (NP-FV30)
  • Power Requirements : 7.2V (battery pack); 8.4V (AC Adaptor)
  • Power Consumption (in Operation) : 2.0W


  • 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"
  • Width: 1.25"
  • Depth: 2.38"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 0.63 lbs
  • Shipping: 1 lb

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturers Warranty(authorized online retailer): 1 Year Parts; 90 Days Labor
Key Features
1/4 " Back-Illuminated "Exmor R " CMOS Sensor/ 16GB Embedded Memory/ 25X Optical / 300X Digital Zoom/ Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens With SteadyShot/ SteadyShot Image Stabilization With Active Mode/ 2x Faster Quick AF/ Face Detection Technology With Face Priority/ Smile Shutter Technology For Still And Dual Capture/ Silver Finish
More reasons to buy the Sony DCR-SX83 from Abt Electronics
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  • The Sony DCR-SX83 is Brand New.
  • The Sony DCR-SX83 Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
  • Abt ships this product for free!
Storage TypeFlash Memory
LCD Screen Size (inches)2.7"
Total Pixel Count4200000
Effective Pixel Count1,350,000/1,010,000
Manual FocusingNo
Optical Zoom10x
Digital Zoom300x
Night ModeNo
Image StabilizationYes
White BalanceNone
Built In Video LightNo
Mic InputNo
Max Recording Time With Battery
Digtial Still CameraYes
Effective Pixel Count for Still1,180,000/1,570,000
Still Image FormatsJPEG
Computer ConnectivityYes
Included Removeable MemoryYes
Weight With Battery (pounds)0.63 lbs
Width (inches)1.25"
Height (inches)2"
Depth (inches)2.38"
Parts Warranty1 Year
Labor Warranty90 Days
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