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What types of Sony camcorder accessories are available for purchase?

There are a wide range of accessories available for Sony camcorder cameras including batteries, chargers, cases, DVDirect, Global Positioning System gear, digital photo printers and printing packs, cables, connectors, microphones and much of the equipment that you would expect to facilitate conventional photography such as tripods, lenses, filters, flashes and tripods. There are also less obvious accessories such as remote commanders, hoods and LCD screen protectors, among others.

Important accessories

Accessory kits The first accessory that most people will want for their Sony camcorder is a bag to protect it from damage. Sony provides various accessory kits which feature bags and spare batteries as well as other extras, such as mini-cables. DVDirect This external DVD burner is useful because it doesn't require a computer. Video clips and photos can be immediately downloaded and burned in order to ensure safekeeping. This makes the external DVD burner an important accessory for those who don't have access to a PC or who need to ensure that their data is fully protected. Microphones There's nothing worse than poor or no sound messing up a personal memory or a work-related project. However, Sony offers a microphone range which, the company claims, enhances sound performance. This is especially important when work needs to be professionally captured. Cables and connectors Several cables and connectors are offered as part of Sony's accessory range. These include USB adapter cables and more straightforward USB cables, all of which are also suitable for HD camcorders.

Non-essential accessories

Global Positioning System (GPS) Sony's GPS for its camcorders is an amusing accessory which enables users to geotag videos and photos as they travel, then retrace their journey with online maps. This is more likely to appeal to those people who would like to use their camcorder recreationally rather than professionally. Lenses and filters As with a conventional digital camera, these accessories are intended to allow more creativity when using the camcorder. In that respect, Sony offers wide and telephoto conversion lenses as well as creative filters, such as polarisers, which deepen colours and make pictures more vivid and
neutral-density filters. These are suitable for the HD Sony camcorder as well as others in the range. Sports and waterproof cases For those people who intend to get more adventurous with their camcorder, such as taking it to the beach or going hiking or rock-climbing with it, there are specialised waterproof cases designed to ensure that the equipment remains safe.

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