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Sony HDR-TG1Sony Handycam HDR-TG1 Camcorder - 1080i - 2.36 MP - 10 x optical zoom

Sony - FullHD 1080p - HD 1080i - MPEG-2 - Memory Stick - 10 x optical zoom - 8.5 ounce

Shoot amazingly crisp HD footage with an unbelievably small camcorder that lives up to the Sony name. The HDR-TG1 Handycam camcorder records Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution video from a lightweight, slim body crafted from pure titanium. It's tough enough for everyday HD video shooting and perfect for travel with its compact size that won't take up much room in your bag. The stylish design incorporates a Premium Hard Coating for superior resistance to even the smallest scratches. It record... Read more
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Comments to date: 9. Page 1 of 1. Average Rating:
Loving_s 10:34am on Saturday, August 28th, 2010 
"I have to rate the TG1 as excellent because of the picture quality compared to other "pocketcams.
bh 11:32am on Friday, August 6th, 2010 
It a shot. Visit a Sony Outlet or Sonystyle store near you to find more interesting features about it.
John Corliss 8:19am on Saturday, July 17th, 2010 
the size is perfect, the touchscreen is so nice. its so easy to use it. The picture quality is great for the size. It fits in your pocket and its high def.
HHannes 6:03am on Saturday, July 17th, 2010 
Best video camera I have ever owned. I started in 1968 with super 8 movies, moved on to Betamax as soon as it came available. Liked it until now I have owned this camera since December 2008. We bought it because we liked that it was compact and did video AND still images.
piranha 1:16pm on Monday, June 28th, 2010 
"This is a terrific video camera. Great images and great handling. But why does Sony keep designing products that need a separate adapter? "The HDR-TG1 generates superb video quality except in low light condition where the result is just acceptable.
fral 11:55pm on Tuesday, May 18th, 2010 
"I received this camcorder as a gift. Fantastic! Lightweight so your hand does not get tired like the heavier models - hence steadier video clips. "I give Sony products a thumbs up! "This is such a easy camcorder to use. I let my daughter borrow it, and she said it was so easy to carry around on her trip." Light weight.
premkumar v.k. 7:24pm on Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 
"State of the art Technology camcorder no question. I love it!! I will give a 5 stars Rating!!!! "With recent updates to Final Cup Pro Express and iMovie 08, the camera works seamlessly with the Mac making it an outsandiing pocket-sized Handycam.
berevoescu 8:38pm on Thursday, April 29th, 2010 
I am upgrading from a Panasonic VHS-C. My criteria was to have a small, HD camcorder that was easy to hold.
buck 12:04pm on Thursday, April 15th, 2010 
Very sturdy matel body still light weight. Design is very slick which easily fits in ladies purse. LCD is very high quality. compact size. Im in a rush so forgive my bad spelling and grammar.

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High Definition Handycam camcorder
Sonys Handycam camcorder, HDR-TG1, records Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution video2 from a small, light, and slim body crafted from pure titanium thats tough enough for travel or everyday HD video shooting. The HDR-TG1 records to convenient Memory Stick PRO Duo media8 , and includes Sony Face Detection technology which automatically finds and enhances a face, beautifully recording your videos and photos.
1920x1080 Recording Record stunning, incredibly detailed video footage in the clarity of 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution. Lightweight, Pure Titanium Body Slim and lightweight -- only 8oz without the battery -- the HDRTG1s body is constructed of highquality pure titanium. Additionally, a Premium Hard Coating is applied on the body surface (except for hinge and lens ring area), providing superior resistance to scratches and fingerprints. Face Detection for Video Footage and Digital Still Photos Made possible by the BIONZ image processing engine, Face Detection technology recognizes up to 8 faces anywhere in the frame and automatically controls focus, exposure, and color to help capture smiling faces brightly and clearly. Face Detection technology also helps make skin tones look natural without affecting other colors in the image. 2.3 Megapixel ClearVid CMOS sensor (with Exmor derived technology) and BIONZ image processor Sony's newly designed CMOS image sensor delivers bright, vivid, and spectacularly detailed 2.3 megapixel (effective) video footage, as well as 4.0 megapixel still images -- all with prolonged battery life. Exmor technology captures images with high resolution and high sensitivity. In addition, the advanced Sony BIONZ image processor improves camera response time and screens out noise so the signal from each pixel is as pure as possible.
Supremely Mobile Design Sony has created a camcorder with the ability to fit in a shirt pocket, yet still capture stunning Full HD resolution video and 4.0 megapixel still images. Whether for personal or business use, around town or on vacation, the HDR-TG1 is the ideal travel companion for capturing those special memories. 2.7"1 Wide (16:9) Hybrid Touch Panel Clear Photo LCD Plus Display (211K Pixels) The 2.7"1 Wide (16:9) LCD screen provides exceptional viewing clarity with improved resolution (211K pixels). The display rotates up to 270 degrees for multiple viewing angles, as well as provides sharp, detailed images for monitoring or playback. The widescreen format makes shooting in 16:9 mode and composing shots even easier. Super SteadyShot Image Stabilization System An advanced version of Super Steadyshot Picture Stabilization from Sony controls an even higher range of shake and vibration frequencies, to achieve an even higher level of smoothness without degradation of video like some other image stabilization systems. Professional Quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lenses use highly advanced optics to deliver vivid image brilliance, trueto-life color saturation, and perfect renditions of subtle tones. 10x Optical/20x Digital Zoom The optical zoom helps to bring the action close up from far away. In addition, Digital Zoom Interpolation means that extreme digital zooming is clearer, with less distortion than previous types of digital zoom.
Built-in zoom microphone with 5.1ch recording Featuring Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator, the built-in zoom microphone focuses audio recording on your subjects in sync with the cameras zoom lens, helping memories ring true with clear dialogue and crisp, discrete sounds. ADDITIONAL FEATURES Picture Motion Browser Software Dynamic Range Optimizer Dolby Digital 5.1ch Recording Smooth Slow Recording x.v. Color Technology Dual Record Quick On PhotoTV HD Viewing6 with HDMI Output7 Face Index Film Roll Index Handycam Station One Touch Disc Burn


Imaging Device: 1/5" ClearVid CMOS sensor (with Exmor technology) Pixel Gross: 2360K Recording Media: Memory Stick PRO Duo Media8 Recording and Playback Times: When using supplied 4GB Memory Stick PRO Duo Media Mark2: High Definition: FH = up to 25 min., HQ = up to 30 min. SP = up to 65 min., LP = up to 85 min. Standard Definition: HQ = up to 55 min., SP = up to 80 min., LP = up to 160 min. Video Actual: 1430K Pixels (16:9) 1080K Pixels (4:3) Still Actual: 1490K Pixels (16:9) 1990K Pixels (4:3) Processor: BIONZ image processor Video Resolution: 1920 x 1080 Still Picture Resolution: 4 megapixel S-Video Output(s): Available via A/V Remote (cable not included) HDMI Connection Output(s): Yes (mini) Audio/Video Remote Terminal: Yes


LCD Screen: 2.7" wide1 touch panel Clear Photo LCD Plus display


Docking Station: Yes (Handycam Station cradle) Memory Stick slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo Media8 Manual / Auto Lens Cover: Auto Light/Flash: BIONZ image processor


35mm Equivalent: 53 - 621mm (4:3 Camera Mode), 43 - 507mm (16:9 Camera Mode) Aperture: F 1.8-2.3 Exposure: Yes (Touch Panel) Filter Diameter: N/A Focal Distance: 3.2 - 32.0mm Focus: Full range Auto / Manual (Touch Panel) Progressive Shutter Mode: Yes (Still Image) Shutter Speed: Auto, 1/2-1/500 (Scene Selection Mode) Optical Zoom: 10x Digital Zoom: 20x Lens Type: Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
Audio Format: Dolby Digital 5.1 Microphone: Built-in Zoom Microphone


SteadyShot Image Stabilization: SteadyShot Image Stabilization White Balance: Auto, Outdoor, Indoor, One Push (via Touch panle) Still Image Mode(s): JPEG Face Detection: Yes - video and still Hybrid: N/A Quick On: Power On by LCD Dual Record: BIONZ image processor Memory Stick PRO Duo Media Compatibility: Tested to support up to 16GB media capacity; does not support high speed transfer function; does not support Access Control security function.
Power Consumption: 3.4W Battery Type: InfoLITHIUM with AccuPower Meter System (NP-FH50) 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

Convenience Features

Easy Operation: Yes Multiple Language Display: Yes Slide Show Mode: Yes Scene Mode(s): Auto, Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Candle, Sunrise & Sunset, Fireworks, Landscape, Portrait, Spotlight, Beach, Snow Picture Effect(s): Sepia, Monotone, Pastel Digital Picture Effect(s): Old Movie PictBridge Compatible: Yes Dynamic Range Optimizer: Yes Fader Effect(s): Black, White Face Index: Yes Film Roll Index: Yes Photo Capture from Movie: Yes Dubbing Button: Yes x.v.Color : Yes BRAVIA Sync : Yes


Operating System Compatibility: Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional, XP Home, XP Professional, Windows Vista Supplied Software: Picture Motion Browser Ver.3.0.00 (Not supported on Mac OS)


Weight: 10oz (300g) Measurements: 1 5/16 x 4 3/4 x 2 1/2 inch (32x119x63mm)

Supplied Accessories

4GB3 Memory Stick PRO DuoTM media (Mark 2) Power Adapter/In-Camera Charger (ACL200) InfoLITHIUM Rechargeable Battery (NP-FH50) Handycam Station cradle Component Video Cable Multi A/V Cable (Stereo) Application CD-ROM w/ Driver USB Cable long USB Cable short (travel) UPC Code: 027242729810
1. Viewable area measured diagonally. 2. Camcorder captures high definition footage in the AVCHD format. Using the enclosed PC software, high definition footage can be copied onto DVD media. However, DVD media containing AVCHD footage should not be used with DVD based players or recorders, as the DVD player/recorder may fail to eject the media and may erase its contents without warning. DVD media containing AVCHD footage may be played on a compatible Blu-ray Disc player/recorder or other compatible device. 3. 4GB means 4 billion bites. Available storage capacity may vary and a portion of the memory is used for data management functions. 4. Requires BRAVIA Sync feature in each product. Please refer to owners manuals to determine compatibility. 5. HDMI cable sold separately. 6. Compatible BRAVIA HDTV and special TV settings are required. See BRAVIA TV instruction manual for details regarding PhotoTV requirements. 7. HD viewing requires a Sony HDMI connector cable and HDTV, each sold separately. 8, Only use media bearing the Mark 2 logo (or other media suitable for high speed applications) when capturing AVCHD content to Memory Stick PRO Duo media. 2008 Sony Electronics, Inc. All rights reserved. Sony, Handycam, ClearVID, Exmore, BIONZ, HDNA, Super SteadyShot, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Clear Photo LCD Plus, x.v. Color, BRAVIA, Sync, Memory Stick, AVCHD and the Sony and HDNA logos are trademarks of Sony. HDMI is a trademark of HDMI Licensing, Inc. Dolby is a trademark of Dolby Laboratories. All other trademarks are trademarks of their respective owners. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. Sony, Clear Photo, ClearVid, Handycam, i.LINK, InfoLITHIUM,, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, NightShot, Remote Commander and SteadyShot are trademarks of Sony. Carl Zeiss and Vario-Sonnar are trademarks of Carl Zeiss. HDMI is a trademark of HDMI Licensing LLC. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. Features and specifications subject to change without notice. Non-metric weights and measures are approximate and may vary. Screen Images Simulated

Format(s) Supported: HD: MPEG4 AVC/H.264 SD: MPEG2 Format: HD: MPEG4 AVC/H.264 SD: MPEG2 Video Signal: NTSC color, EIA standards

Video Features

PhotoTV HD: Yes

Inputs and Outputs

Analog Audio/Video Output(s): Included (via A/V Remote Terminal) Digital Audio/Video Output(s): Yes (via USB) USB Port(s): Hi-speed (2.0 compliant) Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr) Output(s): Included (via A/V Remote Terminal)
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Technical specifications

Full description

Shoot amazingly crisp HD footage with an unbelievably small camcorder that lives up to the Sony name. The HDR-TG1 Handycam camcorder records Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution video from a lightweight, slim body crafted from pure titanium. It's tough enough for everyday HD video shooting and perfect for travel with its compact size that won't take up much room in your bag. The stylish design incorporates a Premium Hard Coating for superior resistance to even the smallest scratches. It records to convenient Memory Stick PRO Duo media, and Sony's ClearVid CMOS Sensor (with Exmor derived technology) and BIONZ image processor provide spectacular video and stunning 4.0 megapixel still images. Face Detection technology is also included, which automatically finds and enhances faces for beautiful results.

Product TypeCamcorder - 1080i
Width1.3 in
Depth2.5 in
Height4.7 in
Weight8.5 oz
Body MaterialTitanium
Main Features
Camcorder Sensor Resolution2.36 Mpix
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution1.43 Mpix
Camcorder Effective Still Resolution2.0 Mpix
Camcorder Interpolated Still Resolution4.0 Mpix
Widescreen Video CaptureYes
Media TypeFlash card
Color SupportColor
Optical Sensor TypeClearVid CMOS
Optical Sensor Size1/5"
Min Illumination5 lux
Analog Video FormatNTSC
Digital Zoom120 x
Recording SpeedSP, LP
Shooting ModesDigital photo mode
Shooting ProgramsSpotlight, landscape, portrait mode, twilight portrait, fireworks, twilight mode, sunset, candle, beach, snow, sunrise
Special EffectsSepia, Pastel, Monotone, Old Movie
Digital Scene TransitionWhite fader, black fader
Image StabilizerElectronic (Super Steady Shot)
Max Shutter Speed1/960 sec
Min Shutter Speed1/2 sec
Exposure ModesProgram, automatic
Face DetectionYes
White BalanceCustom, automatic, presets
White Balance PresetsIndoor, outdoor
Digital Video FormatMPEG-2, AVCHD
Still Image FormatJPEG
Memory / Storage
Flash Memory4 GB flash - Memory Stick PRO Duo
Supported Flash MemoryMemory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo
Image StorageJPEG 2304 x 1728 JPEG 2304 x 1296 JPEG 1600 x 1200 JPEG 640 x 480
Camera Flash
Camera FlashBuilt-in flash
Effective Flash Range1 ft - 5 ft
Lens System
TypeZoom lens - 3.2 mm - 32 mm - f/1.8-2.3
Focal Length3.2 mm - 32 mm
Focus AdjustmentAutomatic, manual
Auto FocusTTL contrast detection
Lens ApertureF/1.8-2.3
Optical Zoom10 x
Zoom AdjustmentMotorized drive
Lens ManufacturerCarl Zeiss
FeaturesBuilt-in lens shield
Additional Features
Low Lux / Night ModeYes
Digital Still Camera FunctionYes
Search ModesDate search, index search, face index search
Additional FeaturesUSB 2.0 compatibility, touch-screen control, built-in speaker, backlight compensation, digital noise reduction, date/time stamp, progressive shutter system, Dolby Digital 5.1 channel recording, takes photos while movie recording, Dynamic Range Optimizer, face detection, face index
TypeLCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.7" - color
Display Form FactorRotating
Display Format211,200 pixels
TypeMicrophone - built-in
Microphone TechnologyElectret condenser
Microphone Operation ModeSurround
Microphone FeaturesZoom
Connector Type1 x HDMI output 1 x component video output 1 x composite video/audio output 1 x S-Video output 1 x USB 1 x DC power input
Expansion Slot(s)1 x Memory Stick PRO Duo
SoftwareDrivers & Utilities, Sony Picture Motion Browser
System Requirements for PC Connection
Operating System SupportMS Windows 2000, MS Windows Vista, MS Windows XP 64-bit Edition
Peripheral DevicesUSB port, CD-ROM drive
Included AccessoriesDocking station, wrist strap
Cables IncludedA/V cable USB cable kit Component video cable
Power DevicePower adapter - external
Supported BatterySony NP-FH50
Supported Battery Details1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )
Universal Product Identifiers
Part NumberHDR-TG1
GTIN00689466113839, 00027242739277, 00027242729810



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