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Sony HDR-TG1

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Sony HDR-TG1

The Sony HDR-TG1 camcorder records Full HD 1920-by-1080 resolution video from a small, light, and slim body of pure titanium, Premium Hard Coating for superior resistance. It features a convenient Memory Stick(R) PRO Duo media, and Sony's ClearVid CMOS Sensor (with Exmor derived technology) and BIONZ image processor that provides spectacular video and stunning 4.0-megapixels still images. It also has Sony Face Detection technology, Dynamic Range Optimizer, PictBridge Compatible, 2.7-in…

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Sony HDR-TG1

The Sony HDR-TG1 camcorder records Full HD 1920-by-1080 resolution video from a small, light, and slim body of pure titanium, Premium Hard Coating for superior resistance. It features a convenient Memory Stick(R) PRO Duo media, and Sony's ClearVid CMOS Sensor (with Exmor derived technology) and BIONZ image processor that provides spectacular video and stunning 4.0-megapixels still images. It also has Sony Face Detection technology, Dynamic Range Optimizer, PictBridge Compatible, 2.7-inch LCD display and a Super SteadyShot image stabilization. It also comes with multi-lingual menu such as English (Simplified), Canadian French, Latin American Spanish, or Brazilian Portuguese.

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The Sony HDR-TG1 features Sony's 2.3-megapixel ClearVid CMOS Sensor (with Exmor derived technology) that uses the technology which is similar to that on high-end SLR cameras, the advanced ClearVid™ CMOS image sensor delivers bright and vivid video footage and razor-sharp 4.0-megapixel still images. The Exmor derived technology captures images with high resolution and high sensitivity plus an advanced on-sensor A/D conversion yields rich tonal reproduction with high signal-to-noise ratio. In addition, the advanced Sony BIONZ image processor uses hardware-based Large Scale Integrated (LSI) circuitry that improves camera response time and screens out noise before RAW data conversion so the signal from each pixel is as pure as possible and also handles Dynamic Range Optimization processing, and prolongs battery life. It also has Sony Face Detection technology that automatically finds and recognizes up to 8 faces anywhere in the frame, enhances a face, controls focus, exposure, and colour for both video and still images, so faces are captured more clearly and skin tones look more natural. With an advanced Super SteadyShot Image Stabilization System from Sony, the camcorder controls an even higher range of shake and vibration frequencies, to achieve an even higher level of smoothness without degradation of video. The HDR-TG1 is equipped with Professional Quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens that uses highly advanced optics to deliver vivid image brilliance, true-to-life colour saturation, and perfect renditions of subtle tones, along with 10x Optical and 20x Digital Zoom helps to bring the action close up from far away. In addition, digital zoom interpolation means that extreme digital zooming is clearer, with less distortion than previous types of digital zoom. It also comes with Multiple recording options such as recording HD video up to one hour (recording video footage in the clarity of 1920-by-1080 Full HD resolution), 25 minutes in the AVCHD 5M (LP) mode or approximately 25 minutes in the AVCHD 16M (FH) mode using the supplied 4GB Memory Stick PRO Duo [Mark2] media. The device is equipped with a full range auto and manual focus, auto lens cover, built in flash, focal length between 3.2mm (minimum) to 32.0mm (maximum), Lens Aperture of F 1.8-2.3 and provides auto shutter speeds of up to 1/2-1/500 second (Scene Selection Mode). Besides that, it comes with 5 Lux minimum illumination (Auto Slow Shutter ON, 1/30 Shutter Speed), supports JPEG file format (still image), NTSC, EIA standards and MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 or AVC/H.264 SD for movie format. The Sony HDR-TG1 is equipped with a 2.7-inch Wide (16:9) Hybrid Touch Panel clear photo LCD plus display. The screen provides exceptional viewing clarity with improved resolution of 211k-pixels. The display rotates up to 270 degrees for multiple viewing angles, as well as provides sharp, detailed images for monitoring or playback. It comes with Smooth Slow Recording that can increase the record rate from 60 fields per second (fps) to 240 fps for 3 seconds allowing user to capture 3 seconds of fast motion and play the video back in 12 seconds. Other features include x.v. Colour Technology that capture or display nearly twice as many (1.8x) viewable colours than the standard RGB colour range, Face Index that indexes your video footage according to the faces detected in each scene, Film Roll Index helps you easily find desired scenes in video footage, Tele Macro Function, USB 2.0 Interface6, Fader Effects (choose from Black and White) and Picture Effects (Monotone, Pastel and Sepia). The HDR-TG1 also supports Memory Stick PRO Duo Media8 slot to store video, still images and easy transfer to PCs for emailing, printing, or sharing, Hi-speed USB 2.0 port compliant plus Handycam Station cradle. Additional features include Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround with built-in zoom microphone, scene selection mode (Auto, Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Candle, Sunrise & Sunset, Fireworks, Landscape, Portrait - Soft Portrait, Spotlight, Beach or Snow), Sony Picture Motion Browser 3.0 software, dual recording function, Quick-On start function, PhotoTV HD Viewing6 with HDMI Output7 and One Touch Disc Burn function. The Sony HDR-TG1 is compatible with Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional, XP Home, XP Professional and Windows Vista. The device is powered by the InfoLITHIUM with AccuPower Meter System (NP-FH50) with power consumption of 3.4W (Power Requirements of 7.2V -battery pack; 8.4V - AC Adaptor). It measures at 2 ½-inch (63mm) in height, 1 5/16-inch (32mm) in width, 4 ¾-inch (119mm) in depth and 10 ounces (300g) in weight.

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  • crackling audio sounds

    I suddenly am having a rather strange audio problem. Whether recording speech or music, quiet or loud audio, there is a crackling sound that occurs intermittently. It seems to have appeared at the same time we changed to the highest quality video setting. Up until that time, we were recording on the next quality setting down. Have not had the opportunity to go back to that setting to see if that makes a difference. Has anyone complained about this problem and is it something that can be repaired?

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