Currently capable camcorder recording in high definition quality is no longer a luxury item. This inevitably affects the camcorder industry which ultimately chose only offer HD quality and leave the quality standard definition camcorders. But not all manufacturers have switched because Sony is still offering the possibility of using the standard definition on the Sony Handycam DCR-SX30E this.
This camcorder is small enough size for the media store is the format used by Flash. Sony provides capacity up to 4GB capacity, but clearly this can be appointed again by installing a memory card format MemoryStick Pro Duo. But if you do not intend to record more than 55 minutes, 4GB of installed capacity is still insufficient even when using even the highest settings.
Recording Sony Handycam DCR-SX30E has resolution 720 x 576 pixels in 25 frames per second. Sony to use MPEG-2 compression in storing the results of this camcorder recordings. This does not only occur in HQ format (the highest setting this camcorder), but also on the SP and LP modes that work on the data rate 6Mbits/sec and 3Mbits/sec, under HQ quality of work at a data rate 9Mbits/sec.
CCD sensor mounted on a camcorder is not too large, measuring only 1 / 8 inch. As a result, this camcorder’s performance in low lighting areas are also unreliable. Generated still images also not too big, measuring only 640 x 480 pixels, nothing compared to most upper-class camera that is able to produce images larger than that.
Sony Handycam DCR-SX30E Specs:
Sensor : 1/8″ CCD (800 K pixel)
Lens : Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
Zoom : 60 optical, 200x digital
Storage Media : 4GB internal memory, Memory Stick
Video Recording Modes : -
Interfaces : Audio Output, Video Output, S-Video Output, USB Output
Dimensions : 107 x 59 x 57mm
Official Site : www.sony.co.uk