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Sony DCR-PC55 MiniDV Handycam Digital Camcorder is slightly larger than a deck of cards. SlideShow Plus takes advantage of the huge 3-inch HybridSwivelScreenT LCD and distinctive Handycam Station to display impressive desktop slideshows with the push of a button. Sony DCR-PC55E Key Features: Supplied Accessories: AC-L200 Power Adaptor/In Camera Charger. NP-FA50 InfoLithiumRechargeable Battery. DRCA-C131 Handycam Station. RMT-831 Wireless Remote Commander Remote Control. Stereo A/V Cable. USB Cable. Lens Cap. Shoulder Strap. CD-ROM with USB Driver (PicturePackageT Software Ver. 1.0for Sony). Handycamr Station: The supplied Handycam Station provides quick and easy connections to a TV for viewing or to a PC for editing and sharing video. Just placing the camcorder on the Handycam Station instantly makes theconnections - no need to search for cables or wires when charging or playing back. 1/6" Advanced HADT CCD Imager, 680K Pixels Gross: 1/6" Advanced HADT (Hole Accumulation Diode) CCD with 340K (effective) pixels provides stunningdetail and clarity, with exceptional video performance (up to 500 lines of horizontal resolution). Realize great looking digital still images with 340K (effective) pixels. MiniDV Recording: Offers up to 500 lines of horizontalresolution, 3X color bandwidth (vs. VHS) and significantly higher S/N ratio, to provide stunning video performance. Advanced HADT CCD Technology: Enhanced CCD design allows more light to reach the imager which reduces video noise to improvesignal-to-noise ratio by up to 6db (2x better than a standard CCD). Particularly effective when shooting in dark situations. 3.0" Touch Panel Hybrid SwivelScreenT LCD Display (123K Pixels): Provides excellent viewing clarity withimproved resolution. The 123K pixel LCD display makes images sharp and detailed during playback or when monitoring recording. The Hybrid Reflective-Transmissive LCD Screen provides accurate viewing in sunlight or bright light, virtuallyeliminating the "wash-out" common with traditional LCD Screens. The screen rotates up to 270 degrees for multiple viewing angles for monitoring or playback. Slide Show Plus: Playback your still images on the large 3"hybrid LCD Screen. Choose from 4 playback styles: simple, monotone, fancy and standard. 10x Optical Zoom / 120x Digital Zoom: The optical zoom helps to bring the action up close from far away. In addition, the digital zoominterpolation means that extreme digital zooming is clearer, with less distortion than previous types of digital zooms. Professional Quality Carl Zeissr Vario-Sonnarr Lens: Carl Zeiss lenses have an advanced optical multi-layer coatingoffering less glare and flare with increased contrast. This results in vivid image brilliance, true-to-life color saturation and perfect renditions of subtle tones. Analog-to-Digital Conversion with Pass-Through: Convert and/or recordany analog NTSC video source to digital video via the analog inputs. Digital Still Memory Mode with Memory Stick DuoT Media: Capture digital still images at 640 x 480 resolution, directly onto Memory Stick DuoT media for easy transfer to PCsfor emailing, printing, or sharing with other compatible Memory StickT devices. Progressive Shutter System: A mechanical shutter system that provides progressive scan performance, while utilizing an interlaced scanning system. Digitalimages will be sharp and clear with excellent definition. Picture PackageT Software: Easily organize still images and video, and turn them into stunning music videos using the supplied software. Active Interface Shoe: Provides alocation directly on the camcorder on which to add optional accessories while providing power and two-way communication to those accessories. USB Streaming: Stay connected with family and friends by broadcasting live video with audio, via theInternet with the USB interface. You can even playback your favorite recorded scene stored on tape. It's like having your own web camera or video conferencing system. The USB Interface also allows easy transfer of still images and MPEG1movies stored on Memory Stickr Media to the computer. These digital Handycams offer three different ways to record MPEG video. First, of course, you can shoot an MPEG movie live 'on location'. Second, a convenient MPEG conversion featureallows you to select a portion of your previously recorded videotape and convert it to an MPEG movie. Finally, through the camera's Audio/Video inputs, video can be imported from an external source - such as a VHS deck, Video Walkman, VCR or analogcamcorder - and converted to an MPEG movie and saved to the supplied Memory Stick media for easy transfer to a PC or other Memory Stick media-enabled device. Battery Information: Battery information is momentarily displayed without having topower on the camcorder. Quickly access the battery's status by pressing the Battery Info button; the Recording Time Available is displayed in minutes on either the LCD screen or in the viewfinder. InfoLithiumr Battery with AccuPowerT MeterSystem: Charge the battery at any time because unlike NiCad (Nickel Cadmium) batteries Sony's rechargeable Lithium-Ion batteries are not subjected to a life shortening memory effect. Sony exclusive AccuPower meter displays the battery timeremaining in minutes, in the viewfinder or the LCD screen. SteadyShot Picture Stabilization System: Picture stabilization system that uses motion sensors to detect and compensate for camera shake without compromising picture quality like someother digital stabilization systems. i.LINKr DV Interface (IEEE1394): A high speed bi-directional digital video/audio communication between two compatible devices equipped with an IEEE1394 interface, including camcorders, digital VTRs and PCs.Easy Handycam Button: Using a camcorder can be intimidating for some people, so with a press of the Easy Handycam button, most of the functions of the camcorder are locked out leaving only the buttons essential for recording operational. Tele Macro Function: Useful for shooting close up shots, but without having the camcorder casting a shadow on the subject. Images shot in the Tele Macro Mode will have the subject properly focused with the background unfocussed so that thesubject stands out. Program AE (Auto Exposure) Modes: Program AE modes make recording easy even when filming in challenging situations. Choose from Portrait, Beach & Ski, Sports Lesson, Landscape, Spotlight or Sunset & Moon modes. Picture Effects: