Sony Sony HDR-CX210E Full HD - PAL - Camcorder, 8GB Flash Memory, 25x Optical Zoom, 1920x1080/60p Recording, 2.7" LCD Touch Screen, 1x CMOS Sensor, Silver

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About Sony HDR-CX210E

The Sony HDR-CX210E High Definition Handycam Camcorder (Black) shoots Full HD 1920 x 1080/50i video and can capture 5.3 megapixel still images as well. It features 8GB of embedded flash memory, which provides up to three hours of recording. The camcorder is equipped with a back-illuminated Exmor CMOS sensor that's ideal for low-light situations. Plus, it features a wide angle Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens that supports 25x optical zoom and 30x extended zoom. There's also a 2.7" touch screen Clear Photo LCD display for easy recording and instant playback.

The HDR-CX210E comes outfitted with several video enhancing features. It has a Tracking Focus function that follows selected subjects as you record. The microphone features 5.1 channel surround sound for dynamic and vivid surround audio. The camcorder also has Intelligent Auto, which supports 60 different scene combinations. It has Sony's SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode as well.

Sony added a few playback and connection conveniences as well. The HDR-CX210E features Event Browse, which groups video and stills by each particular recording session automatically. It also has a Highlight Playback function that creates movies with transitions and soundtracks for you automatically. With the HDR-CX210E, you can use the Direct Copy feature to transfer your HD footage directly to a hard drive without even using a PC. However, if you do want to upload videos onto Facebook and YouTube, the camcorder comes with a built-in USB cable, as well as editing and application software.

Sony HDR-CX210E Features

  • Full HD 1920 x 1080p Recording & 5.3 Megapixel Still Image Capture: The HDR-CX210 offers 1920 x 1080/60p high definition resolution letting you record your adventures and memories in exceptional Full HD quality
  • Embedded 8GB Flash Memory & Memory Card Slot: There's 8GB of embedded flash memory. Plus, if you want more storage, there's also a memory card slot that supports SD / SDHC / SDXC (class 4 or higher) memory cards, as well as Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark 2) and Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo cards
  • Back-Illuminated Exmor CMOS Sensor for Superb Low-Light Video: Experience stunning low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain with Sony's back-illuminated Exmor CMOS sensor
  • SteadyShot Image Stabilization with 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
  • 25x Optical Zoom & 30x Extended Zoom: The camera's 30x extended zoom works in conjunction with 25x optical zoom to get you even closer to the action while maintaining a fair distance and high definition image quality
  • Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens: The professional-quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens is 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
  • Clear Photo 2.7" Touch Screen LCD Display (230K): The 2.7" Clear Photo LCD touch screen panel displays sharp, bright and vivid images that let you compose a shot more easily - even outdoors. It also enables you to change settings to best represent the scene
  • Intelligent Auto with 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 nine distinct scene modes with 60 different combinations possible
  • Tracking Focus Follows Selected Subjects: Tracking Focus works as an extension of Face Detection to allow you to select an object with a touch of the LCD panel and have the focus follow the selected object, even if it leaves the frame and returns
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 Channel Surround Microphone: The Dolby Digital 5.1 channel recordings capture active sounds coming from all directions, so you can experience your home movies the way you experienced them while recording
  • Event Browse for Grouping Photos & Videos Automatically: Event Browse conveniently groups your images and videos together for easier viewing. The date range that Event Browse groups your pictures and videos is easily adjusted to suit your needs
  • Highlight Playback Creates Movies with Transitions for You: Highlight Playback identifies and compiles key scenes into a short, entertaining movie complete with music and transitions. You can even pin-point the exact scene you want to include in the highlight reel
  • Direct Copy to External HDD without a PC: Store your home movies by copying videos from your camcorder directly to an external hard disk drive (sold separately), all without a computer
  • Built-In USB Cable for Easy File Transfers & Charging: The high-speed, built-in USB 2.0 cable allows for easy connection to your computer for charging/file transfer without having to remember any separate cables. It also fits conveniently into the hand strap so it's out of the way until you need it

Sony HDR-CX210E Specifications

Focal Length (35mm equivalent)
Movie Mode 36mm - 1080mm (169),44mm-1320mm (43); Photo Mode 36mm - 900mm (169), 44mm-1100mm (43)
Digital Zoom
Extended Zoom
Focal Distance
f = 2.5mm - 62.5mm; f =1/8inch - 2 1/2inch
Lens Stabilization
SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active Mode (wide to tele)
Lens Type
Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens
Minimum Focus Distance
1cm (Wide), 80cm (Tele), 39cm (Tele Macro)
Optical Zoom
Steady Shot Mode
Active 43.2mm - 1080mm
Auto Iris Control
F1.8 - F10
Backlight Compensation
Yes (Auto)
D-Range Optimizer
Exposure Settings
Auto; Flexible Spot (Touch Panel)
Gain Control
Metering Modes
Multi-segment / Spot
Minimum Illumination
3 lux (1/25 Shutter Speed)
Noise Reduction
Scene Mode(s)
Auto/Night Scene/Sunrise & Sunset/Fireworks/Landscape/Portrait/Spotlight/Beach/Snow
White Balance Mode
Auto / Onepush / Outdoor / Indoor
Tracking Focus
Face Detection
Image Stabilization
SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active mode (Wide to Tele)
Intelligent Auto
Portrait/Baby/Tripod/Backlight/Landscape/Spotlight/Twilight/Macro/Low light
Priority Setting (for Face Detection)
Auto / Child Priority / Adult Priority
Smile Shutter technology
Dual Capture / Always On / Off
Power Consumption (in Operation)
HD 2.1W; STD 1.9W
Battery Type
InfoLITHIUM with AccuPower Meter System (NP-FV30)
Power Requirements
6.8V/7.2 (battery pack); 8.4V (AC Adaptor)
Power Consumption
HD3.0W; STD2.8W (in View Finder Operation)
Color Filter System
RGB primary color filters
Effective Picture Resolution
1310K pixels(169)
Imaging Sensor
1/5.8" (3.1mm) Back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor
Pixel Gross
1500K pixels
BIONZ Image processor
Angle Adjustment
Opening Angle max. 90 deg., Turning Angle max. 270 deg.
Brightness Control
Yes (Menu)
Grid Display
Guide Frame
LCD Type
2.7" Clear Photo LCD(TM) display (230K) Wide(169)
Touch Panel
Shutter Speeds
1/6 - 1/10,000
Drive Mode
Photo Mode Single-shot / Self-timer
10sec.(Still Image)
SD Output
Composite Video Out(A/V connecting cable(supplied))
Remote Jack
Integrated into A/V Remote terminal
A/V Remote Terminal
Video / Audio / Remote
HD Output
HDMI Out (mini) (supplied)
HDMI Terminal
Yes (mini)
Memory Card Slot
Memory Stick PRO Duo and SD/ SDHC/ SDXC media compatible
PhotoTV HD
USB Port(s)
TypeA, mini-AB/USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage/MTP)
Still Image Size 4:3
Movie mode 4.0 megapixels 43 (2304x1728); Photo mode 4.0 megapixels 43 (2304x1728)
Video Mode
HD FX24Mbps, FH17Mbps, HQ9Mbps, LP5Mbps
Audio Format
Dolby Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator
Dual Record
5.3 megapixels 169 (3072 x 1728); 1.3 megapixels 169 (1536 x 864)
Internal Media
Flash Memory 8GB
Media Type
Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark 2); Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo; SD/ SDHC/ SDXC Memory Card (Class 4 or Higher)
Mic Level Control
Yes (2steps)
Built-in Zoom Microphone; Monaural Speaker
Photo Capture from Movie
2.1 megapixels 169 (1920x1080); 0.3 megapixels 43 (640x480); 0.2 megapixels pixels 169 (640x360)
Still Image File Format
DCF Ver. 2.0 compatible, Exif Ver. 2.3 compatible, MPF Baseline compatible
Still Image Max Effective Resolution
5.3 megapixels
Still Image Mode
Still Image Size 16:9
Movie mode5.3 megapixels 169 (3072x1728); Photo mode 5.3 megapixels 169 (3072x1728)
Video Actual (Pixel)
1310K pixels(169), 980K pixels(43)
Video Format
HD:MPEG4-AVC/H.264 AVCHD format ver.2.0 compatible. STD:MPEG2-PS
Video Resolution
HD:1920x1080/,50i(FX,FH), 1440x1080/50i(HQ,LP) - STD:720x480/50i
Video Signal
Wind Position
AF Modes
Auto / Manual (Touch Panel)
Focus Area
Full range Focus / Spot Focus
Focus Features
Tracking Focus
Focus System
Contrast AF
Built-in USB Cable
Yes (USB Charge Available)
Date / Time Stamp
Yes (Rec Date and Time, Camera info)
Yes / Yes
Fader Effect(s)
White / Black
Manual / Auto Lens Cover
Media/Battery Indicator
Yes (recordable time, free and used media space) / Yes (recordable time, remaining capacity)
Multiple Language Display
English; Simplified English; Brazilian Portuguese; Canadian French; Latin American Spanish
One Touch Disc Burn
Yes (Menu)
Quick On
Yes (Power On by LCD)
S/S & Zoom button on LCD
Yes (Touch Panel)
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); Highlight BGM (Preinstalled 4 music files, Music transfer)
View & Index
2-1/8 x 2-1/4 x 4-1/2in (51 x 56 x 114mm)
6.2oz (175g)
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Hari M  Hi, I would like to know if this has a built-in flash or should I buy an external one? I really appreciate any response. Thank you Hari.
Andrew R  Unfortunately this camcorder is not equipped with a flash (camcorders don't use them, generally) nor does this camcorder have the facility to work with an external flash.
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