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Sony DCR-DVD408 camcorder

Ilse Jurrien
PMA 2018 Report
Friday 2nd, March 2007
Posted by: Ilse Jurrien

Sony has a camcorder to match your personal video-making style with its new line of DVD and Mini DV tape Handycam camcorders. “Our new DVD camcorder models feature enhancements and sophisticated technologies across the line to deliver benefits to satisfy the varying recording, sharing and archiving needs of different customers, depending on their preferences,” said Linda Vuolo, director for camcorder products at Sony Electronics. Sony is introducing the new Sony DVD408 camcorder for busy people who can appreciate the advantages of recording directly to disc, easy playback on DVD players, effortless sharing of home movies on a disc, and instant archiving of video footage.

Sony DCR-DVD408

Sony DVD408 camcorder - Zoom lens
In addition to –R/-RW/+RW disc compatibility, the new Sony DVD408 model is newly-compatible with three-inch, +R dual layer discs. A standard, three-inch DVD with 2.66 GB dual layer capacity can nearly double the camcorders’ recording times. Now users can continuously record close to two hours of DVD footage, depending on the recording mode. The Sony DCR-DVD408 model’s ultra-versatile 10x optical zoom can fill the frame with distant subjects with minimal loss of picture quality.

Sony DCR-DVD408 - Home Cinema and Wireless
Another benefit of this powerful lens is a wider image (37 mm), which help include everyone in group portraits. With built-in Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound, the new Sony DCR-DVD408 camcorder can provide an at-home cinematic experience. The Sony DVD408 DVD Handycam is compatible with Sony’s ECM-HW1 Bluetooth wireless microphone, which amplifies the center channel sound in the camcorders’ surround sound system and lets you wirelessly capture audio up to 100 feet away.

Sony DCR DVD408 Handycam - Availability and Price
A Memory Stick Duo flash memory card slot has been incorporated into all three DVD models to facilitate easier management of photo and video libraries. And they all feature a USB jack for effortless connection and transfer of video footage to a PC for editing and storing. The DCR-DVD408 camcorder will ship in March for about $700. All of the new camcorders will be available online at sonystyle.com and pre-orders will begin online on Jan. 8 at sonystyle.com/handycam. Sony’s +R dual layer DVD discs are available now for about $12.

About Sony
Sony manufactures audio, video, communications and information technology products for the global consumer and professional markets. With its music, pictures, game and online businesses, Sony is uniquely positioned to be one of the World's Leading Consumer Brands. Sony recorded consolidated annual sales of EUR 54.96 billion (yen 7,475 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2006 and it employs approximately 158,500 people worldwide.

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