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Sony HDR-CX500V

HDR-CX500V High Definition Handycam Camcorder

HDR-CX500V Handycam camcorders, which capture full1920x1080 high-definition video and up to 12-megapixel photos on a 64GB or 32GB internal flash memory, respectively, offering up to 25 hours of HD video (LP mode). the HDR-CX500V comes with 32GB internal flash memory. the special-purpose camera is its impulse of little light, that uses a basic sensor CMOS for the double of the light sensitivity and include many of the same brother characteristics that its hard disk, including the capacity of geographic label photos and incorporated video using in receivers GPS. Model highlights: 1920 x 1080 HD video recording, 12.0 MP still image capture, 32GB embedded memory, Face Detection and Smile Shutter technology, 3.0" touch panel, 12X Optical/150X Digital Zoom, Optical SteadyShot image stabilization

OVERVIEW :

Full HD recording : Preserve your memories in stunning, incredibly detailed 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution. You can even share your videos and photos with family and friends on your compatible HDTV.

Record to 32GB flash memory or media card : Equipped with Hybrid Recording, you can record video directly to either the internal 32GB flash memory or removable Memory Stick PRO Duo media (sold separately). Easily dub video or still images from the Flash memory to the Memory Stick media?without using a PC.

Easily capture smiles and faces : Face Detection technology and Smile Shutter technology make capturing smiles and faces easier than ever. Face Detection with Face Touch automatically detects faces in both video and still images, while Smile Shutter captures a smile the moment it happens and takes still photos when your subject smiles, even when shooting video.

Back-illuminated Exmor-R sensor : Experience stunning low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain with the newly developed, back-illuminated Exmor-R sensor. The Exmor-R sensor features relocated circuitry wiring, which results in a larger light-gathering area allowing you to shoot video in lower lighting conditions with outstanding results.

12 megapixel still image capture : Now you only need to carry one camera to capture superb high-definition video and stunning high-resolution 12 megapixel still image capture.

Revolutionary image stabilization : Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode further improves image stabilization by allowing the camera to compensate for greater degrees of camera shake to deliver stunningly smooth video. Plus, innovative 3-Way Shake-Canceling adds electronic roll stability making your video capture unbelievably smooth.
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Re: Sony HDR-CX500V

Shoot gorgeous 1920 x 1080 high-definition video and 12.0 megapixel still images. Boasting 32GB of embedded flash memory, the HDR-CX500V Handycam camcorder is outfitted with a professional-quality Sony G lens and a new, larger Exmor RCMOS image sensor for superior low-light performance. This fully-loaded camcorder also features GPS capabilities, Face Detection with Face Touch and Smile Shutter technology. Plus, Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode compensates for greater degrees of camera shake and provides a stunning level of image smoothness while 3-Way Shake-Canceling adds electronic roll stability for even smoother video capture.


1920 x 1080 high definition video recording : 1920 x 1080 high definition resolution lets you record your memories in exceptional Sony Full High Definition quality2.

12 megapixel still image capture : 12 megapixel still image capture lets you take stunning, high resolution digital photos

32GB1 Flash memory : The built-in 32GB1 embedded Flash Memory can record and store up to 24 hours of high definition video footage (HD LP mode), or up to 42 hours of standard definition footage (SD LP mode).

1/2.88? "Exmor R" CMOS image sensor with ClearVid array : A 1/2.88? Exmor R CMOS image sensor delivers bright, vivid, spectacularly detailed video footage, as well as 12 megapixel still images. With 6 megapixel (effective) video resolution, the image sensor actually captures video at four times the density of high definition resolution resulting in a sharper and more detailed 1920 x 1080 HD picture. In addition, "Exmor R" technology captures images with high resolution and high sensitivity, while the advanced Sony BIONZ image processor improves camera response time and screens out noise to help ensure that the signal from each pixel is as pure as possible.

Back-illuminated "Exmor R" CMOS sensor : Experience stunning low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain with the newly developed, back-illuminated "Exmor R" sensor. Designed for compact cameras and camcorders, the "Exmor R" sensor relocates the photo diodes above the support circuitry, maximizing the light-gathering area per pixel so you can shoot with better results in lower lighting conditions. Approx. 2x increase in sensitivity compared to Sony's existing front-illuminated CMOS sensors at F2.0.

Geotagging with built-in GPS receiver : A built-in GPS receiver7 makes the HDR-CX500V an ideal choice for travelers. The receiver gives you the ability to view your current location on the LCD map display, as well as "tag" your shooting locations. Tagged videos and still images can be reviewed and played back using the Map Index function on the camcorder or once downloaded to your PC using the supplied PMB (Picture Motion Browser) software9. Additionally, the receiver automatically adjusts your camcorder's clock to the proper time zone.

Map Index function : Map Index uses the geotagging capabilities of the built-in GPS receiver7 to "tag" your shot locations on a map in the camcorder, offering a new way to easily search and find a desired scene by location or view where a scene was captured.

Face Detection technology 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 by selecting the most prominent, 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. On AVCHD models, the camcorder allocates encoding bits on detected face areas prior to encoding other parts of the picture, making them sharper and clearer. In still picture mode, Face Detection technology sets the flash level to optimize picture clarity.

Smile Shutter technology for still and dual capture : Smile Shutter technology lets the camcorder automatically take still photos when your subject smiles, even while shooting high definition video. You can also set the sensitivity and choose child, adult, or auto priority.

Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode : Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode represents the next step forward in Sony image stabilization technology. Active Mode improves on existing Optical SteadyShot image stabilization by allowing the camera lens to shift over a greater range of motion. This allows the HDR-CX500V to compensate for greater degrees of camera shake and deliver a stunning level of image smoothness. Taking it a step further, 3-Way Shake-Canceling improves on the highly effective Vertical and Horizontal optical image stabilization by adding electronic roll stability for even smoother video capture.

3.0? wide touch panel Clear Photo Plus LCD display3 (230K pixels) : The 3.0? wide3 (16:9) touch panel Clear Photo Plus LCD display renders sharp, bright, photo-quality images, letting you compose and share video and still images more easily -- even outdoors. The convenient touch panel allows easy access to menus and additional functionality such as spot focus and spot metering.

Power On by opening LCD display : Power on your camcorder by simply opening the LCD display.

Highlight Playback : Why spend hours editing your movies when you can let your camcorder do it for you? Highlight Playback uses several criteria - including Face Index, Smile Shutter technology, Dual Capture and time range - to identify and compile key scenes into a short, entertaining movie complete with music and transitions.

Professional-quality Sony G Lens : Designed specifically to complement the "Exmor R" CMOS sensor with ClearVid array, the professional-quality Sony G Lens delivers superior optical performance. Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass reduces chromatic aberration for more accurate color reproduction with less ?fringing?, and precision ground optics offer stunning resolving power to bring you sharp, amazingly detailed images.

12X Optical / 150X Digital Zoom : 12X optical zoom helps to bring the action close up from far away. In addition, Digital Zoom Interpolation means that digital zooming (up to 150X) is clearer, with less distortion than previous types of digital zoom.

Dolby Digital 5.1ch recording with Built-in Zoom Mic : Dolby Digital 5.1 channel recording captures active sounds coming from all directions, so you can experience your home movies the way you experienced them while recording. The Built-In Zoom Mic focuses audio recording on your subjects in sync with the camera?s zoom lens.

Active Interface Shoe : The Active Interface Shoe lets you mount Intelligent Accessories, such as external lights and microphones, which can help extend the capabilities of your camcorder.

Dual Record with 8.3MP still image capture : Dual record capability lets you capture 8.3MP still images while shooting high definition video, so you can capture those special moments without having to switch recording modes.

Includes 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 PC9. In addition, multiple output options let you burn your memories to DVD, AVCHD DVD2 , and Blu-ray Disc media (sold separately), as well as take advantage of one click upload to a number of popular video and photo sharing sites (compatible PC and internet connection required) 9.

Smooth Slow Record : The Smooth Slow Record mode increases the record rate from 60 frames per second (fps) to 240 fps, allowing you to capture 3 seconds of fast motion and play the video back in 12 seconds. This is a great tool for analyzing a golf swing or a viewing a bird in flight. In addition, you can record an audio track to narrate the video footage.

Assignable Dial : An assignable dial on the front of the camcorder can be programmed to control a variety of settings, including focus, exposure, AE (Auto Exposure) Shift, and WB (White Balance) Shift.

Built-in Intelligent Flash : For added clarity and detail when taking pictures in low-light situations, the built-in flash improves pictures and reduces shadows.

x.v. Color technology for superior color : x.v. Color technology enables the HDR-CX500V to capture nearly twice (1.8x) as many viewable colors as the standard RGB color range, resulting in more natural, life-like images6. You can even experience this expanded color range on the big screen when you connect your camcorder to x.v. Color capable displays, including a wide range of Sony BRAVIA HDTVs.

HDMI connection : The High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is a compact audio/video connector interface for transmitting uncompressed digital streams. HDMI connects digital audio/video sources such as a compatible camcorder, Blu-ray Disc player, a personal computer, a video game console, or an AV receiver to a compatible digital audio device and/or video monitor such as a digital television (DTV). HDMI began to appear in 2006 on consumer HDTVs, camcorders and high-end digital still cameras.

USB 2.0 interface : A USB 2.0 interface provides an easy way to connect your camcorder to a compatible PC for fast transfer of video and still images for editing.

BIONZ Image Processor : The BIONZ Image Processor works in conjunction with the "Exmor R" CMOS sensor with ClearVid array for pristine imaging. The BIONZ image processor provides Data Noise Reduction, Faster Image processing, and Data compression to preserve videos and images. In addition, the BIONZ image processor enables Face Detection technology and Sony?s Dynamic Range Optimizer for both video and still image capture. The higher processing speed also allows Dual Recording to capture still images while recording video.

Film Roll Index : Like chapters in a book, Film Roll Index helps you easily find desired scenes in video footage. When using this feature, the camcorder previews the beginning of scenes and can create scene indexes set at specified display intervals (3, 6, or 12 seconds and 1 or 5 minutes).

Face Index function : Face Index makes it easier than ever 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 play back video, simply search for what you want by selecting from among the detected faces displayed in the index.

Hybrid Recording to enbedded Flash memory or Memory Stick Pro Duo media : Hybrid recording technology delivers a new level of flexibility of capturing and transferring your video footage and digital photos from the camcorder to compatible viewing devices. Record to 32GB1 embedded flash memory or choose instead to record to removable Memory Stick PRO Duo media (sold separately). You can even select from various dubbing functions to easily copy video or still images from the embedded Flash memory to the Memory Stick media -- without using a PC.

Burn Direct to DVDirect express DVD burner (sold separately) : The HDR-CX500V supports a direct connection to the VRD-P1 DVDirect DVD burner (sold separately). The camcorder down converts HD to SD automatically when connected to the P1, 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.

One Touch Disc Burn : Easily burn a DVD copy of your footage using the supplied PMB (Picture Motion Browser) software9. Simply connect the camcorder to your compatible PC via a USB cable and press the One Touch Disc Burn Button (DVD media sold separately)12.

Record and zoom controls on LCD touch screen : The HDR-CX500V features an additional set of record and zoom buttons on the LCD touch screen, giving you more control and flexibility when holding the camcorder, especially in overhead or low angle shots.

BRAVIA Sync technology : BRAVIA Sync technology5 offers greater ease of use in controlling compatible Sony products connected via an HDMI connection5. HDMI connectivity provides a simple; high-quality video and audio connection, with the ability to transmit HD video and up to 5.1 channel audio directly from the camcorder to compatible HDTVs via a single HDMI cable, sold separately. With BRAVIA Sync technology, the HDMI connection also delivers the ability to control both the camcorder and HDTV using a single BRAVIA TV remote5 and displays the camcorder?s playback menu on screen for easier navigation.

Auto Lens Cover : An Auto Lens Cover protects the lens when the camcorder is powered off.

Dynamic Range Optimizer : The D-Range (Dynamic Range) Optimizer function adjusts the exposure and contrast of an image to counter the effects of high-contrast shooting condition, allowing for a great shot every time. The D-Range Optimizer suppresses ?blackout? in dark areas such as shadows and ?whiteout? in bright areas such as skies. As a result, the captured image appears as natural as the original scene.
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