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Troubleshooting ¶ 

Many common issues can be solved by using the information found here: Sony Handycam DCR-HC30 Troubleshooting

Background and Identification ¶ 

The Sony Handycam DCR-HC30 was released in 2004, weighs approximately 13 oz., and comes with many features: The professional quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens, USB streaming ability, and a touch panel LCD screen. There is also a digital still memory mode that lets you capture still images and an Easy Handycam button that allows the novice to learn to properly use the camera.

There are several Sony Handycam models that have a similar appearance, but the DCR-HC30 can be recognized by the Carl Zeiss Cario-Tessar lens that was exclusive to this model within the DCR line.

Specifications ¶ 

Imaging Device: 1/6" 680K Pixel Advanced HAD™ CCD

Video Actual: 340K Pixels

Still Actual: 340K Pixels

F: 1.7 – 2.3

Focal Distance: 2.3 – 23mm

35mm Conversion:

43 – 430mm (Camera mode)

43 – 430mm (Memory mode)

Filter Diameter: 25mm

Optical Zoom: 10X

Digital Zoom: 120X

Focusing: Full Range Auto/Manual (Touch Panel)

Minimum Illumination: 5 lux (0 lux with Super NightShot Plus Infrared System)

NightShot Infrared System: Super NightShot Plus

Shutter Speed: 1/4 – 1/4000 (AE Mode)

Viewfinder: Color, 123K Pixels

LCD: 2.5" (123K) Hybrid Color Touch Panel

Accessory Shoe: Yes

Video Input/Output: Yes/Yes (Multi A/V, Special)

Audio Input/Output: Yes/Yes (Stereo, Special)

i.LINK® DV Interface (IEEE1394): Yes

USB: Yes

Memory Stick PRO Duo™ Media Compatibility:

Tested to support up to 512MB

media capacity; does not support high speed transfer

function; does not support Access Control security function

USB Streaming: Yes

LANC (Accessory) Terminal: Yes (Stereo, Mini)

Headphone Jack: N/A

Mic. Input: Yes (Stereo)

White Balance: Auto/Outdoor/Indoor/One Push

Exposure: Manual, Touch Panel (24 Steps)

Power Consumption (VF/LCD/VF+LCD): 2.3W/2.6W/2.7W

Software OS Compatibility:

Microsoft® Windows® 98SE, Me, 2000 Professional,

XP Home and Pro

Macintosh® OS X (10.1.5 or later)**

Dimensions (WHD):

2" x 3 1

⁄2" x 4 1

⁄2" (50 x 86 x 112mm)

Weight: 13 oz (380g) without Tape and Battery

Supplied Accessories:

AC-L25 Power Adapter/In Camera Charger, NP-FP50

InfoLithium® Rechargeable Battery, RMT-831 Wireless

Remote Commander® Remote Control, USB Cable,

MSG-M8A Memory Stick Duo™ Media, MSAC-M2 Memory

Stick Duo Adapter, CR2025 Battery, Multi A/V Cable, LCD

Cleaning Cloth, CD-ROM w/USB Driver (Picture Package™

Software v.1.0 for Sony)

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