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SONY DCR-HC48 1/6" CCD 2.7" 123K LCD 25X Optical Zoom MiniDV Camcorder

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  • 25X Optical Zoom 2000X Digital Zoom
  • 1/6" CCD
  • 2.7" 123K LCD

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Sony's DCR-HC48 saves your memories directly to MiniDV tapes with incomparable digital picture and sound quality. The Handycam Station cradle connects you to a TV for viewing or a PC for editing and sharing video. Get lightning fast transfers and streaming Internet video with USB 2.0. Capture still images up to 1152x864 resolution onto Memory Stick Duo media. The high-resolution LCD touch panel rotates for multiple viewing angles and provides sharp, detailed images for monitoring or playback of both 16:9 and 4:3 aspects.

The DCR-HC48 is packed with features that help you take great video! The 25X optical and digital zoom combines for an effective2000X zoom, with less distortion than ever before. The Carl Zeiss lens offers less glare and increased contrast, for exquisite color saturation and subtle tones. Sony's Super SteadyShot Image Stabilization gives almost "jiggle-free" video.

Capture natural-looking video in low light with Sony's Super NightShot Plus Infrared System. cene selection modes include automated settings for challenging situations. Choose from multiple auto shooting modes to make it easy to capture all of life’s memorable moments! Get creative when recording or playing back your videos with Sony's vairety of Picture Effect Modes. Let your inner artist shine with the DCR-HC48.

  • newegg Advanced HAD CCD Imager The 1/6" Advanced HAD (Hole Accumulation Diode) CCD delivers stunning detail and clarity, for exceptional video (up to 520 lines of horizontal resolution) and still image performance.
  • newegg 25X Optical Zoom Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens The Sony DCR-HC48 digital camcorder features a high-quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens with powerful 25X optical zoom and 2000X digital zoom capabilities to capture extreme close-ups with vivid color and crisp details.
  • newegg 2.7" Widescreen Touch Panel Hybrid LCD Display The 2.7" widescreen Touch Panel Hybrid LCD display provides excellent viewing clarity and shooting convenience for 16:9 movies. The high resolution (123K pixels) screen rotates up to 270° for multiple viewing angles providing sharp, detailed images for monitoring or playback.
  • newegg Super SteadyShot Picture Stabilization System The Sony's Super SteadyShot picture stabilization system controls a wide range of vibrations caused by hand shaking or other movements for smoother video recording without degradation of image quality.

Learn more about the Sony DCR-HC48


HC Series


MiniDV Camcorder
Color EVF
2.7" 123K
Shutter Speed
Auto, 1/2-1/4000s (Scene Selection Mode)
Focusing System
35mm Equivalent: 41 - 1189mm (16:9 Camera Mode), 43 - 1075mm (4:3 Camera Mode), 39 - 975mm (16:9 Memory Mode), 36 - 900mm (4:3 Memory Mode)
Aperture: f1.8 - 3.2
Focal Distance: 2.5 - 62.5mm; Tele macro - 390mm
Video Light
Minimum Illumination
4 Lux (0 Lux with Super NightShot Plus Infrared System)
Night Shot
Super NightShot Infrared System

Image Sensor

Image Sensor
1/6" CCD


Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Filter Diameter
Image Stabilization
Super SteadyShot Picture Stabilization System


Recording Media
MiniDV Cassette
Memory Card Support
Memory Stick Duo


Remote Control
IEEE 1394, USB, S-Video, AV ports


Power Supply
2.5W/2.8W (VF/LCD)


Pixel Gross: 1070K
Recording and Playback Times: SP: 60 min., LP: 90 min.
White Balance: Auto, Indoor, One-push, Outdoor
Still Image Mode(s): JPEG
Scene Mode(s): Beach, Candle, Fireworks, Landscape, Portrait, Snow, Sports Lesson, Spotlight, Sunrise & Sunset and Twilight

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions (WxHxD) & Weight
2.5" x 3.4" x 4.7"
1.0 lb. (465g) with Tape and Battery

Package Contents

Package Contents
Power Adapter/In-Camera Charger (AC-L200)
InfoLithium Rechargeable Battery (NP-FH40)
Handycam Station (DRCA-C155)
Remote Commander Remote Control (RMT-831)
Stereo AV Cable
USB Cable
Application Software
Enjoy Handycam DVD
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Return Policies
    • Return for refund within: Non-refundable
    • Return for replacement within: 30 days
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