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Digital 8 system offers high quality digital images with over 500 lines of horizontal resolution and records 12 bit / 16 bit PCM digital audio. The Digital 8 Handycam is the only kind of Digital Handycam that can play back Video 8 and Hi8 analog video. Besides, the new recording pattern allows digital recording on 8mm tape, enabling users to keep their collection of analog recordings. With the A/D conversion function, it is possible to transfer analog recordings to digital format.
The new models offer excellent capabilities for capturing digital images. Incorporated with Advanced Hole Accumulation Diode ¼" 1.07 Mega-pixel CCD, the Digital 8 model DCR-TRV730 can deliver best-in-class digital video. Users can create short movie clips of MPEG1 up to 85 minutes and 20 seconds with an optional 128MB Memory Stick thanks to the newly added MPEG Movie Recording Mode. The digital image editing and transmission functions of the Digital 8 series are enhanced. The Digital Program Editing function lets users choose up to 20 image groups for the highly accurate synchronized editing procedure by an i.LINK DV in/Out Terminal (IEEE1394) or an infrared remote control. With the USB terminal, digital images can be transmitted directly from Memory Stick to PC at high speed. In addition, the i.LINK allows easy, speedy digital data transmission between Digital 8 Handycam, VCR and PC.
The new model is equipped with an Intelligent Accessory Shoe, which allows users to use the innovative Shoe Attachable Portable Printer (PVP-MSH) to print images right after shooting or memory mixed pictures from memory mode with recording date marked, without any complicated connection or additional battery. And with the DCR-TRV730, you can enjoy Sony's entire line of Digital8 performance features like SteadyShot Picture Stabilization, Super NightShot 0 Lux infrared recording and 3 memory mix modes.