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Sony dcr-sr88e 80gb handycam pal camcorder

Sony dcr-sr88e 80gb handycam pal camcorder

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The standard definition Sony DCR-SR88E 120GB Handycam PAL Camcorder brings a number of practical and convenient features to the table. Foremost among them would be the various storage options. In addition to a 120GB hard disk drive, which can hold up to 91 hours of footage (SD LP mode), the camera also provides compatibility with Sonys Memory Stick media, as well as SD/SDHC memory cards.

The standard definition Sony DCR-SR88E 120GB Handycam PAL Camcorder brings a number of practical and convenient features to the table. Foremost among them would be the various storage options. In addition to a 120GB hard disk drive, which can hold up to 91 hours of footage (SD LP mode), the camera also provides compatibility with Sony's Memory Stick media, as well as SD/SDHC memory cards.

120GB Hard Disk Drive

A built-in 120GB hard disk drive can record and store up to 91 hours of video footage in SD LP mode. In addition, "HDD Smart Protection" gives you peace of mind by preventing any recorded video and images from being lost if the camcorder is accidentally dropped

Hybrid Recording to HDD or Memory Stick Duo Media

Hybrid recording delivers a level of flexibility for capturing and transferring your video footage and digital photos from the camcorder to compatible viewing devices. Record to the 120GB hard disk drive or choose instead to record to removable Memory Stick PRO Duo media (optional). You can even select from various dubbing functions to easily copy video or still images from the HDD to the Memory Stick media - without using a PC

Media Card Slot

For convenient storage and sharing of your images and videos, the camera accepts Memory Stick Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo media and

SD/SDHC media (optional)

1/8" Advanced HAD CCD Imager

A 1/8" Advanced HAD (Hole Accumulation Diode) CCD Imager provides detail and clarity for exceptional video and still image performance

Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens with SteadyShot

The DCR-SR88E features a professional-quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens designed specifically for compact camcorders. Precision ground optics help maintain the sharpness and contrast of larger lenses, and SteadyShot image stabilization helps reduce blur caused

by camera shake

60x Optical / 2000x Digital Zoom

60x optical zoom helps you capture close-up action while keeping your distance. In addition, Digital Zoom Interpolation means that extreme digital zooming (up to 2000x) is clearer, with less distortion than previous types of digital zooms

2.7" Clear Photo LCD Display

The 2.7" Clear Photo LCD (230K) display provides exceptional viewing clarity with 123K pixels resolution. The display rotates up to 270 degrees for multiple viewing angles, as well as provides sharp, detailed images for monitoring or playback. The convenient touch panel allows easy access to menus and additional functionality such as spot focus and spot metering

Digital Still Image Capture

The DCR-SR88E doubles as a digital camera, storing JPEG still images to the built-in 120GB HDD and to optional Memory Stick Media or SD/SDHC memory cards. In addition, the camera also features photo capture from movies so you can record without interruption and get the shot

Direct Copy to External HDD without a PC

Store your memories in a whole new way with the ability to copy videos from your camcorder directly to an external hard disk drive (optional), all without a computer. Your camcorder can also access videos stored on the external hard drive for playback on your HDTV, allowing you to utilize the camcorder's handy playback features

Face Detection

Face Detection technology recognizes up to 8 faces anywhere in the frame and automatically adjusts exposure to help capture faces brightly and clearly

Face Index Function

Face Index makes it easy to find and play back the right video scene. Using Face Detection technology, Face Index indexes your video footage according to the faces detected in each scene. When it's time to review your video, simply search for what you want by selecting from among the detected faces displayed in the index

Sony PMB (Picture Motion Browser) Software

Sony Picture Motion Browser software offers a simple, intuitive way to transfer, sort, and view your video and still images on your compatible PC. In addition, multiple output options let you burn your memories to DVD (optional), as well as take advantage of one click upload to a number of popular video and photo sharing sites

Direct Connection with Optional DVD Burner

The DCR-SR88E supports a direct connection with the VRD-P1 DVD burner (optional), which allows you to burn DVDs directly from your camcorder without the need for a PC. And because the VRD-P1 is powered by your camcorder, you don't need an additional AC power cable

Creative Control and Workflow Features

LED video light for capturing video in low-light situations

Power on your camcorder by simply opening the camera's LCD display

USB 2.0 provides an easy connection between your camcorder and PC for fast transfer of video and stills

Dolby Digital stereo recording with built-in zoom mic focuses on subject for clear dialogue and crisp, discrete sounds

One Touch Disc Burn for easy copy of footage using the PMB software and the One Touch Disc Burn Button and a compatible PC



Sensor 1/8" CMOS

Lens 1.8-108mm


Zoom Optical: 60x

Digital: 2,000x

Filter Size 30mm


System PAL

Recording Media Hard Disk Drive 120GB Video/Image

SD/SDHC, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick PRO Duo

Recording Time Hard Disk Drive

Standard Def: HQ: 1830 minutes

Standard Def: SP: 2630 minutes

Standard Def: LP: 5510 minutes

Memory Stick PRO Duo

16GB: Standard Def: HQ: 235 minutes

16GB: Standard Def: SP: 340 minutes

16GB: Standard Def: LP: 715 minutes

Video Format Standard Definition


720 x 480

Audio Format 2-Channel Stereo


Display Type LCD

Screen Size 2.7"

Touchscreen Yes


Image Stabilization Optical

Lux 3Auto Slow Shutter On, 1/30 Shutter Speed

Built-in Mic Yes

Built-in Speaker Yes

Built-in Light/Flash Light Yes/No

Accessory Shoe None

Tripod Mount 1/4"

Input/Output Connectors

Outputs 1x USB 2.0

1x A/V

A/V out via Audio/Video Remote Terminal: Video/S Video/Audio

Analog Audio/Video Output: Included via A/V Remote Terminal

S-Video Outputs: optional via A/V Remote Jack

Microphone Input No

Headphone Jack No


System Requirements Windows System

XP (SP3), Vista (SP2), 7

PMB Ver.5.0 is not supported by Mac

Windows XP SP3/Windows Vista SP2/Windows 7 64-bit editions and Starter (Edition) are not supported

Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery

Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.2 x 2.56 x 4.13" / 56 x 65 x 105mm

Weight 11 oz / 311.85g

This is a "PAL" product and CANNOT be used in the USA. It is designed for use with video products built to PAL TV standards.

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