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Specifications - Sony Handycam DCR-SX40 Specifications

Palm-sized camcorder w/ 60x optical zoom
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Imaging Device: 1/8" Advanced HAD™ CCD
Pixel Gross: 680K
Recording Media: 4GB Embedded Flash
Memory Stick PRO Duo™ Media (Sold
Recording and Playback Times: Standard
Definition: HQ = up to 55 min., SP = up to
85 min., LP = up to 175 min.
When using 16GB Memory Stick PRO
Duo™ Media (sold separately): Standard
Definition: HQ = up to 235 min., SP = up to
340 min., LP = up to 715 min.
Video Actual: 410K pixels (16:9), 340K pixels
Still Actual: 250K pixels (16:9), 340K pixels (4:3)
Video Resolution: 720 x 480
Still Picture Resolution: 680K
Recording Format: Dolby® Digital 2ch stereo
Microphone: Built-in Zoom Microphone
Memory Stick PRO™ Media Compatibility:
Memory Stick PRO Duo™ Media (Sold
Still Image Mode(s): JPEG
Hybrid: Yes
Quick On: Yes
Convenience Features
Easy Operation: Yes
Multiple Language Display: Yes
Slide Show Mode: Yes
Scene Mode(s): Auto, Twilight, Candle,
Sunrise & Sunset, Fireworks, Landscape,
Portrait, Spotlight, Sports, Beach, Snow
Fader Effect(s): Black, White
Face Index: Yes
Film Roll Index: Yes
Photo Capture from Movie: Yes
SteadyShot® Image Stabilization:
SteadyShot™ image stabilization
White Balance: Auto / outdoor / indoor /
Onepush (Touch Panel)
Format: SD (MPEG2)
Video Signal: NTSC color, EIA standards
Inputs and Outputs
Analog Audio/Video Output(s): Included (via
A/V Remote Terminal)
USB Port(s): Hi-speed (2.0 compliant)
S-Video Output(s): Sold separately (via A/V
Remote jack)
Audio/Video Remote Terminal: Video / S
Video / Audio
LCD Screen: 2.7" wide touch panel LCD
display (123k pixels)
Memory Stick slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo™
Manual / Auto Lens Cover: Manual
Sony Electronics Inc. • 16530 Via Esprillo • San Diego, CA 92127 • 1.800.222.7669 •
35mm Equivalent: 39 - 2340mm (16:9), 44 -
2640mm (4:3)
Aperture: F1.8-6.0
Exposure: Yes (Touch Panel)
Focal Distance: 1.8 - 108mm
Focus: Full range Auto / Manual (Touch
Shutter Speed: Auto, 1/4 - 1/4000
Optical Zoom: 60x
Digital Zoom: 2000x
Resolution: 680K
Lens Type: Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar®
Minimum Illumination: 6 lux
(Auto Slow Shutter On, 1/30 Shutter
Speed )
Power Consumption: 2.0W
Battery Type: InfoLITHIUM® with AccuPower™
Meter System (NP-FH30)
Power Requirements: 7.2V (battery pack);
8.4V (AC Adaptor)
Service and Warranty Information
Limited Warranty Term: Limited Warranty --- 1
Year Parts; 90 Days Labor
Supplied Software: PMB Ver.4.2.00 Supports
Windows 2000 Professional Service Pack4
(SP4), Windows XP Service Pack3 (SP3)
Windows Vista Service Pack1 (SP1)
(32bit/64bit). Not supported by Mac OS.
Weight: w/o battery: 8oz (250g), w battery:
10oz (290g)
Measurements: 2 x 2 3/8 x 1 1/4 inch (53 x 59
x 113mm)
Supplied Accessories
AC adaptor (AC-L200)
Rechargable Battery Pack (NP-FH30)
A/V Connecting Cable
Application Software / USB Driver / (CD-ROM)
USB Cable
Optional Accessories
Rechargeable InfoLITHIUM Batteries (NP-
Starter Kit (ACC-ASH6)
AC Adaptor/Charger for H series batteries
Travel Charger (BC-TRP)
Tripod (VCT-80AV)
Video Light (HVL-10NH)
Underwater Sports Pack (SPK-HCE)
Color: Blue
UPC Code: 027242763142
Palm-sized camcorder w/ 60X optical zoom
1. 4GB available. Storage capacity may vary. A portion of the memory is used for data management
3. Viewable area measured diagonally.
9. Requires Microsoft Windows XP SP3/ Windows Vista SP1. Not supported by Mac OS.
12. One Touch Disc Burn feature requires DVDirect burner or compatible PC with supplied PMB
software (sold separately).
© 2008 Sony Electronics Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without written
permission is prohibited. Sony, Handycam, Advanced HAD, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo,
Memory Stick PRO Duo, DVDirect and SteadyShot are trademarks of Sony. Windows, and Windows
Vista are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. All other trademarks are trademarks of their
respective owners.
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Last Updated: 02/04/2009

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