4GB Internal Memory 4GB of embedded memory can record and store up to almost 3 hours of video footage (SD LP mode). Hybrid Recording to Internal Memory or Memory Stick Media Hybrid recording technology delivers a new level of flexibility of capturing and transferring your video footage and digital photos from the camcorder to compatible viewing devices. Record to 4GB embedded flash memory or choose instead to record to removable Memory Stick PRO Duo media (optional).You can even select from various dubbing functions to easily copy video or still images from the embedded flash media to the Memory Stick PRO Duo media - without using a PC. Media Card Slot For convenient storage and sharing of your images and videos, the camera accepts Memory Stick Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo media and SD/SDHC media (optional). 1/8" Advanced HAD CCD Sensor A 1/8" Advanced HAD (Hole Accumulation Diode) CCD imager with 410K (effective) pixel resolution delivers stunning detail and clarity for exceptional video (up to 500 lines of horizontal resolution) and still image performance. Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens with SteadyShot The DCR-SX34E features a professional-quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens designed specifically for compact camcorders. Precision ground optics help maintain the sharpness and contrast of larger lenses, and SteadyShot image stabilization helps reduce blur caused by camera shake. 2.7" Clear Photo LCD Display The 2.7" Clear Photo LCD (230 K) display provides exceptional viewing clarity with 123K pixels resolution. The display rotates up to 270 degrees for multiple viewing angles, as well as provides sharp, detailed images for monitoring or playback. The convenient touch panel allows easy access to menus and additional functionality such as spot focus and spot metering. Digital Still Image Capture The DCR-SX34E doubles as a digital camera, storing JPEG still images to the built-in 4GB Internal Memory and to optional Memory Stick Media or SD/SDHC memory cards. In addition, the camera also features photo capture from movies so you can record without interruption and get the shot.
60x Optical / 2000x Digital Zoom 60x optical zoom helps you capture close-up action while keeping your distance. In addition, Digital Zoom Interpolation means that extreme digital zooming (up to 2000x) is clearer, with less distortion than previous types of digital zooms. Direct Copy to External HDD without a PC Store your memories in a whole new way with the ability to copy videos from your camcorder directly to an external hard disk drive (optional), all without a computer. Your camcorder can also access videos stored on the external hard drive for playback on your HDTV, allowing you to utilize the camcorder's handy playback features.
Face Detection Face Detection technology recognizes up to 8 faces anywhere in the frame and automatically adjusts exposure to help capture faces brightly and clearly. Face Index Function Face Index makes it easy to find and play back the right video scene. Using Face Detection technology, Face Index indexes your video footage according to the faces detected in each scene. When it's time to play back video, simply search for what you want by selecting from among the detected faces displayed in the index.
Film Roll Index Like chapters in a book, Film Roll Index helps you easily find desired scenes in video footage. When using this feature, the camcorder previews the beginning of scenes and can create scene indexes set at specified display intervals (3, 6, or 12 seconds and 1 or 5 minutes). Direction Connection with Optional DVD Burner The DCR-SX34E supports a direct connection with the VRD-P1 DVD burner (optional), which allows you to burn DVDs directly from your camcorder without the need for a PC. And because the VRD-P1 is powered by your camcorder, you don't need an additional AC power cable.
Creative Control and Workflow Features. LED video light for capturing video in low-light situations Power on your camcorder by simply opening the camera's LCD display USB 2.0 provides an easy connection between your camcorder and PC for fast transfer of video and stills Dolby Digital stereo recording with built-in zoom mic focuses on subject for clear dialogue and crisp, discrete sounds.We are dedicated to ensuring the highest possible quality service to our customers. You can send us a message by using the "Questions and answers" section towards the bottom of the page.