The Sony HDR-UX5 video camera can record high-definition video directly to 3-inch DVD. This Sony Handycam camcorder is DVD+/-RW, DVD-R, and DVD+R DL (Dual Layer) compatible. This HDV DVD camcorder has a Carl Zeiss T* lens with 10x optical zoom and 80x digital zoom to get closer to the action. In addition, users can enjoy crystal-clear, high-definition videos in HDV 1080i video format with Sony???s 2.1 MP ClearVid CMOS sensor or capture 4 MP still images. The x.v.Color in this Sony Handycam camcorder captures vibrant, true-to-life hues while Super SteadyShot image stabilization detects and compensates for camera movement and shake. Users can choose from automatic or manual focus and easy, one-touch wide-angle shooting. The Sony HDR-UX5 video camera has a 2.7-inch LCD touchscreen with Clear Photo Plus technology for clear viewing, which aids in better shot set-up and clearer playback. This HDV DVD camcorder also includes tele-macro function that allows for taking close-up shots without the camcorder casting a shadow. The Sony Handycam camcorder includes an InfoLithium battery with an AccuPower meter system.