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For a Sony product .. well this has to be the pits..Whether the cam actually worked is not the point.On three PC's I tried to get the software to work. I sought advice from a retailer that is very familiar with Sony equipment.He too was baffled.I tried to use Sony Helpline. The item needed to be registered..NOWAY!!!!!!!! The registration code would not conect either.DONT BUY ONE!!!!!!!!
One step ahead, the DCR-HC39 Compact DV camcorder from Sony uses the full width of a 1 megapixel CCD to always capture and playback your images in true 16: 9 widescreen. A high picture quality and still images are guaranteed and true 16: 9 movies can be played back to the full on a home theater system.
Your camcorder is always ready to shoot and playback. The Handycam Station is a powered cradle for the DCR-HC39 that features an i.LINK connection for digital video editing on a PC or to copy footage to a DVD recorder, as well as USB for Web streaming purposes. Multi AV (Analog, S-Video and Audio) is also featured for dubbing to analog tape, as well as playing back movies or still images on a TV. Throughout connection, the camcorder's "infoLITHIUM" battery is powering up, ensuring that the docked Handycam is charged and ready to be picked up and used at any time.
The DCR-HC39 Handycam provides true 16: 9 widescreen recording, taking advantage of the full width of the 1Megapixel CCD, results in a wider angle of view than 4: 3 methods. This is ideal for playback on today's popular widescreen TVs and for widescreen playback on the camera itself the camcorders also feature a 2.7-inch Wide Hybrid LCD monitor that ensures that a bright, clear picture can be viewed anywhere, even at high contrast locations. Start and stop record controls and a secondary Zoom button are conveniently placed on the Wide LCD frame for quick access when viewing the subject on the display or for during difficult shooting situations, even when you are holding the camera above your head.
The DCR-HC39 features a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens, with a 12x Optical Zoom capability and a filter diameter of 25mm. This ensures that your footage will be of pin-sharp quality, even when you are zooming in from a significant distance, while the sizable lens guarantees a bright picture.