Saturday, February 18, 2012

Sony's Handycam DCR-SR58E

Sony's Handycam DCR-SR58E is one of the better standard-definition camcorders. It is a fantastic product, with excellent battery life ( charges in 10 minutes and can be used for quite a long  time)  and superb features. It is lightweight (280 g) with dimension (5.6 cm x 10.7 cm x 6.5 cm)  which makes carrying it around a breeze. It is easy to transfer the footage onto your PC for editing and then burning to a DVD.

Like most HD cams, the DCR-SR58E has ejected miniDV tape in favour of memory-based recording. The Handycam comes with a whopping 80GB built-in hard drive. Not only that, but it also has a spare slot that can take either a Memory Stick Pro Duo or an SD/SDHC/SDXC card, potentially adding another 32GB.

Using this camcorder is very easy! Just flip open the decent-sized (2.7-inch) LCD screen, switch to either photo or video mode and press start. There are a handful of useful options in the menus like face detection, electronic image stabiliser, a spot meter and a few other manual controls. The unit provides a fairly easy-to-navigate touchscreen interface via which these controls can be accessed.

It has a 60x optical zoom for great close ups without distortion. The camera also incorporates the latest optical and technological innovations from Sony so you can be sure all your memories will be saved in crisp, clear quality. I have been using this for a while and i am very much impressed by it's features notably the battery backup and the video quality. But to mention, the picture quality offered by this DCR-SR58E is very poor. But who cares about still images when you have got motion picture to capture.

Following are it's features.

Generous storage for your movies
Now you can shoot hours of video without the worry of running out of memory. It offers 80GB hard drive means in which you can record and store hours of video footage without using an optional memory card. That's 2.5 days of continuous shooting, meaning the SR58 is perfect for taking on holiday or filming a friend's wedding weekend.

Easy to use touch screen
The camera comes with an easy-to-navigate 2.7-inch (6.7cm) touch screen which is simple to use. It lets you compose your scenes easily, choose your settings and enjoy watching detailed playback.

Packed with features
When shooting people, Face Detection adjusts the camera's settings to deliver natural skin tones and makes sure faces are in focus. There's also an on-board video light to brighten up parties, interiors and other dimly-lit scenes.

Simple to use
Using the SR58 is simplicity itself. The camera takes the guesswork out of shooting in tricky light thanks to its intelligent auto functions. If you prefer to be in control, easy-to-select modes include dusk, sunrise & sunset, fireworks, landscape, portrait, spot, sports (video only), candlelight, beach, snow for perfect movies every time.

Lightweight and compact 
The SR58 is small and light enough to take everywhere - pop it in your bag for a party or slip it in your pocket for a walk in the park.

Capture the action faster
You can start up the DCR-SR58 in a matter of seconds so you'll never miss a special moment. Just flip open the screen, touch the start key and you're ready to shoot.
60x optical zoom for great close ups
The SR58 features a powerful Vario-Tessar lens with ultra-powerful 60x optical zoom range to pull distant objects closer without losing clarity.

Manage your movies easily
The included Picture Motion Browser (PMB) software takes the effort out of organising your movies. Just install it on your PC and get a perfect archive for your films which are all just a click or two away. You can arrange them by date, by person, and search through them quickly. You can then burn them to discs, send them to friends or upload them to your favourite video sharing sites in seconds.

Share your memories
You can transfer your films to your PC using a super-fast USB 2.0 connection and use an optional DVD burner to make DVD copies. PictBridge functionality also lets you print still images without using a computer. This is one of the features of this Camcorder i like.

1 comment:

  1. it's a nice product and love it's battery backup