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Sony 2 megapixel Network Handycam

By dpreview staff on Aug 2, 2002 at 13:36 GMT

We don't normally cover camcorders here but this one does seem fairly significant for its still image resolution. The new Sony Network Handycam IP220K (DCR-IP220K) is the first camcorder (that we know of) which has a 2.1 megapixel CCD and can capture 1600 x 1200 still images (although we will reserve judgement on image quality until we see some samples). The IP220K records video the MicroMV, still images onto Memory Stick, has a 10x optical zoom lens, a 180,000 pixel EVF,a 2.5" LCD and is equipped with Bluetooth. More specifications inside.

Sony DCR-IP220K Specifications


Sensor 1/3.6" 2.11 megapixel
Capture pixels • Animation: 1.08 million
• Still: 1.92 million
Lens

• 10x optical zoom, F1.8 - F2.1, 'Carl Zeiss'
• Video cam mode: 52 - 520 mm equiv.
• Still mode: 39 - 390 mm equiv.

Filter diameter 37 mm
Focus • Auto
• Manual
White balance • Auto
• Hold
• Outdoor
• Indoor
Shutter speed 1/4 - 1/4000 sec
Still image capture • VGA (640 x 480)
• UXGA (1600 x 1200)
MPEG movie mode • Standard 144 x 96
• Fine 352 x 240
Viewfinder (EVF) 180,000 pixel
LCD monitor 2.5" 210,000 pixel
Power Sony InfoLithium (Lithium Ion)
Connectivity • A/V
• MicroMV I/O
• USB
• Bluetooth 1.1 (wireless)
Internet standards • SMTP mail transmission
• POP3 mail reception
• HTML 3.2, Javascript and SSL
• GIF, JPEG, PNG display
Video storage MicroMV
Still image / animation storage Memory Stick
Dimensions 98 x 76 x 136 mm
Weight (inc. batt & tape) 630 g

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