Full HD 60p Camcorder

Full HD 60p Camcorder

Make it memorable with Sony Full HD/60p quality. Capture amazing footage in low light and control. Get close to the action with a 27x zoom, wide-angle Carl Zeiss lens and say goodbye to shake with Steady Shot image stabilization. It's the perfect starter camera. Full HD 60p Camcorder

Features

1920x1080 Full HD 60p w/9.2MP Exmor R® CMOS Sensor

Create high definition 1920 x 1080 60p videos and high quality 9.2MP still images. Experience stunning low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain with Sony's back-illuminated ExmorR® CMOS sensor. Designed for compact cameras and camcorders, the Exmor R® CMOS 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.
29.8mm wide angle Carl Zeiss<sup>®</sup> Lens

29.8mm wide angle Carl Zeiss® Lens

From the authority in lens technology, the Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® lens provides a high quality 29.8mm wide angle so you can get everything you want in the shot.

27x Optical/54x Clear Image Zoom to get even closer to the action

Get amazingly close with 27x optical zoom plus 54x Clear Image digital zoom. Most digital zooms use electronic cropping to get closer to the subject, resulting in unsharp images. With Clear Image Zoom the powerful processor compares patterns found in adjacent pixels and creates new pixels to match selected patterns, resulting in more realistic, higher-quality images. Clear Image Zoom doubles optical zoom for closer photos and video.

2.7" Clear Photo LCD display (230K)

The 2.7" (16:9) Clear Photo LCD (230K) displays sharp, bright, vivid images, letting you compose a shot more easily - even outdoors, while enabling you to change settings to best represent the scene.
2.7" Clear Photo LCD<sup>™</sup> display (230K)

SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active Mode

SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode compensates for greater degrees of camera shake to deliver stunningly smooth video from wide angle to full telephoto shooting. In addition, innovative 3-Way Shake-Canceling adds electronic roll stability for even smoother video capture.

Face Detection with voice enhancement and noise reduction

Sony's Face Detection technology can automatically distinguish between children and adults. Face Detection technology detects up to eight individual faces and adjusts flash, focus, exposure, and white balance to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends.
Built-in USB cable for easy file transfer/charge

Built-in USB cable for easy file transfer/charge

The high-speed, built-in USB 2.0 cable allows for easy connection to your computer for charging or file transfer without having to remember separate cables. It also fits conveniently into the hand strap so it's out of the way until you need it. Charging your camcorder is faster than ever now through the USB; for every two minutes of charge time you get one minute of recording time.

Get creative w/ 7 picture effects for video and still photos

Picture Effects add a new level of expression to video and photos, making ordinary landscapes and portraits come to life by heightening mood and emphasizing certain attributes. There are seven different effects such as partial color to make your focal point stand out, or watercolor which looks like a painting.
Get creative w/ 7 picture effects for video and still photos

AVCHD and MP4 dual recording for high quality and Internet ready files

Record HD video in the AVCHD and MP4 formats for highest quality or easy transfer and sharing. AVCHD provides premium video that can be enjoyed on large screen HDTVs, and is ideal for capturing precious memories at special occasions, family vacations and other moments you want to treasure for a lifetime. MP4 is great for those moments that you want to quickly share on your social networks or store on the cloud.

Intelligent Auto (60 different scene combinations possible)

Intelligent Auto mode goes a step beyond traditional auto modes by analyzing your shot and then automatically selecting the appropriate settings from ten distinct scene modes and wind noise reduction. There are 60 different combinations possible: Portrait, Baby, Tripod , Backlight, Landscape, Spotlight, Twilight, Macro, Low light.

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Specifications

Imaging Sensor
Imaging Sensor 1/5.8'' (4.6mm) back-illuminated Exmor R® CMOS Sensor
Processor BIONZ® X image processor
Pixel Gross Approx.2510K pixels
Effective Picture Resolution Approx.2290K pixels(16:9)/Approx.1710K pixels(4:3)
Color Filter System RGB primary color filters
Recording
Still Image Mode JPEG
Still Image Max Effective Resolution 9.2 megapixels
Still Image Size 16:9 Movie Mode: 9.2 megapixels 16:9 (4032x2272); Photo Mode: 9.2 megapixels 16:9 (4032x2272)
Still Image Size 4:3 Photo Mode: 6.9megapixels 4:3(3024x2272)
Video Mode HD: MPEG4-AVC / H.264 AVCHD 2.0 format.compatible; STD: MPEG2-PS; MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Video Resolution HD:1920x1080/60p(PS),60i(FX,FH), 1440x1080/60i(HQ,LP)
Video Actual (Pixel) Approx.2290K pixels(16:9)
Video Signal HDTV, NTSC color, EIA standards
Photo Capture from Movie 2.1megapixels16:9 (1920×1080)
Dual Record Yes
Microphone/Speaker Built-in Zoom Microphone/Monoral Speaker
Dual Video Recording Yes
Mic Level Control Yes (2steps)
Movie Recording Rate(Average Bit Rate/VBR) HD PS:Approx.28Mbps/FX:Approx.24Mbps/FH:Approx.17Mbps/HQ:Approx.9Mbps/LP:Approx.5Mbps
MP4: Approx.3Mbps
Still Image File Format DCF Ver.2.0 compatible, Exif Ver.2.3 compatible, MPF Baseline compatible
Optics/Lens
Lens Type Carl Zeiss Vario Tessar
Lens Stabilization SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active mode (Wide to Tele)
Aperture F1.8-F4.0
Optical Zoom 27x
Digital Zoom 320x
Focal Length (35mm equivalent) Movie Mode: 29.8-804.0mm (16:9); Photo Mode: 29.8-804.0mm (16:9), 36.4-984.0.0mm (4:3)
Minimum Focus Distance Approx.1cm(Wide),Approx.80cm(Tele) (13/32inch-31 1/2inch)
Clear Image Zoom 54x
LCD Display
LCD Type 2.7" Clear Photo LCD display (230K)
Angle Adjustment Opening Angle: max.90 deg., Turning Angle: max.270 deg.
Brightness Control Yes (Menu)
Coverage 100%
Grid Display Grid Line
Focus Control
Focus System Contrast AF
AF Modes Auto/Manual
Focus Area Full range Focus
Exposure System
Metering Modes Multi-segment
Exposure Settings Auto, Manual (Menu)
Scene Mode(s) Auto / Night Scene / Sunrise & Sunset / Fireworks / Landscape / Portrait / Spotlight / Beach / Snow
D-Range Optimizer Yes
Noise Reduction Yes
White Balance Mode Auto / Onepush / Outdoor / Indoor
Minimum Illumination Standard: 6 lux (1/30 Shutter Speed); Low Lux: 3 lux (1/30 Shutter Speed)
Auto Iris Control F1.8 - F10
Backlight Compensation Yes (Auto)
Gain Control Auto
LOW LUX Mode Yes
Drive System
Drive Mode Photo Mode: Single-shot / Self-timer
Self-timer Approx. 10sec. (Still Image)
Shutter Speeds Shutter Speed(Standard): 1/60 - 1/10000; Shutter Speed (Auto Control Range) 1/8 - 1/100000; Shutter Speed(Manual lris Control) 1/60 - 1/10000; Shutter Speed(Manual Shutter) 1/8 - 1/10000; Shutter Speed(Smooth Slow Rec): 1/250 - 1/10000
Convenience Features
Manual / Auto Lens Cover Manual
Self Timer Yes
Red-Eye Reduction Yes (On/Off)
Fader Effect(s) White / Black
Date / Time Stamp Yes (Rec Date and Time, Camera info)
Erase/Protect Yes / Yes
Media/Battery Indicator Yes (recordable time, free and used media space) / Yes (recordable time, remaining capacity)
Power Save Mode Yes
Still Image Playback Options Slide Show
Video Playback Options Highlight Playback (HD Movie Only); Highlight Playback Save and Share (Translate into STD quality); Highlight Scenario (Save/Playback/Erase); Hightlight BGM (Preinstalled 4 music files, Music transfer)
Built-in USB Cable Yes (USB Charge Available)
Multiple Language Display English; Brazilian Portugese; Canadian French; Spanish
Picture Effects Yes
Self Recording Yes
Advanced Features
AGC Limit Yes
Airplane Mode Yes
Face Detection Yes
Image Stabilization SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active mode (Wide to Tele)
Intelligent Auto Portrait / Baby / Tripod / Backlight / Landscape / Spotlight / Twilight / Macro / Low light
Smile Shutter technology Dual Capture / Always On / Off
x.v.Color Yes
Interface
Memory Card Slot Memory Stick Micro and Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC compatible
SD Output Composite Video Out (AV CABLE (sold separately))
HD Output HDMI Out (micro)(supplied)
USB Port(s) TypeA (built-in) / USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage/MTP)
BRAVIA® Sync Yes
PhotoTV HD Yes
HDMI Terminal Yes (HDMI micro)
Weights and Measurements
Dimensions (Approx.) Approx. 2 1/4 inch ×2 3/8 inch ×5 1/8 inch (Approx. 54.0mm×59.5mm×128.0mm)
Weight (Approx.) Approx.6.7oz (Approx.190g) Main Unit Only
Power
Power Consumption (in Operation) LCD: HD:1.8W
Power Requirements 3.6V (battery pack); 5.0V (AC Adapter)
Battery Type NP-BX1
Software
Supplied Software PC: PlayMemories Home and Music Transfer (via download); MAC: Music Transfer, PlayMemories Online Uploader, Wireless Auto Import (by download)
Operating System Compatibility Windows XP SP3 /Windows Vista SP2 /Windows7 64-bit editions and Starter (Edition) are not supported. The Windows Image Mastering API (IMAPI) Ver. 2.0 or later is required to use the function for creating discs. Starter (Edition) are not supported. Standard installation is required. Operation is not assured if the above OS has been upgraded or in a multi-boot environment.
Service and Warranty Information
Limited Warranty Term Limited Warranty -- 1 Year Parts; 90 Days Labor
General
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What's in the Box

  • Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-BX1) (1)
  • USB AC adapter (1)
  • HDMI (micro) Cable (1)
  • USB Connection Support Cable (1)
  • Operating Guide (1)

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