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Sony HDR-CX580V HD 32GB Flash Memory Camcorder, Exmor CMOS Sensors, 24.1 Megapixel Resolution, 160x Digital/12x Optical Zoom, 3.0" LCD Display, Black

SKU: SOHDRCX580V MFR: HDR-CX580V
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About the Sony HDR-CX580V

The Sony HDR-CX580V High Definition Handycam Camcorder (Black) with 32GB internal flash memory, can record up to 11 hours of HD LP video footage. It shoots Full HD 1920 x 1080 60p/24p video and can also take 24.1 megapixels still images. It features a back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor that's ideal for low-light situations. Plus, it features a 26mm wide angle Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T Lens that supports 10x optical zoom and 17x extended zoom. There's also a 3.0" Xtra Fine LCD touch screen display for easy recording and instant playback.

The HDR-CX580V comes outfitted with several video enhancing features. It has Golf Shot, Face Detection, CinemaTone presets and 24p recording for cinematic quality video. There's also 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 a color 0.27" electronic viewfinder (EVF). There's even a wind noise reduction function that provides clear voice recording and Geotagging with a built-in GPS receiver and NAVTEQ maps. For professional shooting, the camcorder has a built-in flash, headphone jack for monitoring and a microphone jack for using external mics. The camcorder supports Clear Phase stereo speakers as well.

Sony added a few playback and connection conveniences as well. The HDR-CX580V 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-CX580V, 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-CX580V Includes

  • Sony HDR-CX580V HD 32GB Flash Memory Camcorder
  • Lens Hood
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-FV50)
  • AC adaptor (AC-L200)
  • Power Cord
  • A/V Connecting Cable
  • HDMI(mini) Cable
  • USB Connection Support Cable
  • Remote Commander(RMT-835 with Battery(CR2025))
  • Operating Guide
  • Sony 1 Year Parts & 90 Days Labor Limited Warranty

Sony HDR-CX580V Features

  • 1920x1080 Full HD 60p/24p Recording with 20.4MP still image capture: The Sony HDR-CX580V offers 1920 x 1080 high definition resolution letting you record your memories in exceptional Full High Definition quality. Capable of 60p/24p recording and playback via HDMI and compatible HDTV
  • 32GB embedded Flash Memory for up to 11 hours of recording: The built-in 32GB embedded Flash memory can record and store up to11 hours of high definition video footage (HD LP mode)
  • Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode: Optical 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
  • CinemaTone presets and 24p recording: For extra control over image expression, CinemaTone technology is used to deepen the color and recreate film-like color tones. Combined with 24p recording, you'll have some of the tools you need to fulfill your need for cinematic expression
  • Advanced controls with expanded focus, zebra & peaking: The HDR-CX580V provides advanced capture and control features that are often considered the domain of professional cameras including expanded focus for precise manual focus control, zebra and peaking for precision focus & exposure adjustments
  • Wide Angle G lens to capture more of what you want: Experience the pinnacle of Sony lens technology with the professional-quality G Lens. Engineered for superior optical performance, Sony G lenses deliver brilliant, accurate color reproduction and sharp, amazingly detailed images
  • Back-illuminated Exmor R 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 R CMOS sensor
  • 20x Extended Zoom to get even closer to the action: Extended Zoom works in conjunction with 12x optical zoom to get even closer to the action while maintaining HD image quality
  • 5.1ch Surround mic for vivid and dynamic surround sound: 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
  • 3.0" touch-screen Xtra Fine LCD display (921K) with TruBlack technology: The 3.0" (16:9) Xtra Fine LCD screen (921K) 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
  • Tracking Focus follows selected subjects in/out of the frame: Tracking Focus works as an extension of Face Detection to allow you to select an object with a touch of the LCD and have the focus follow the selected object, even if it leaves the frame and returns
  • Active Interface Shoe to attach intelligent accessories: The Active Interface Shoe lets you mount Intelligent Accessories, such as external lights and microphones, which can help extend the capabilities of your camcorder
  • Wind noise reduction for clear voice recording: Wind Reduction reduces noise and interference that is produced when wind passes over the microphone, giving you a clearer and more enjoyable sound experience
  • Expanded recording/monitoring with mic/headphone jack: Features dedicated mic and headphone inputs for expanded audio recording options and convenient monitoring of audio with headphones (external microphones and headphones sold separately)
  • Clear Phase stereo speakers for true and dynamic sound: Bring your video alive with Clear Phase stereo speakers. Drawing on Sony's high-end audio expertise, renown S-Master digital amplifier technology is utilized to produce more true-to-life sound
  • Event Browse groups photos/videos for you for easy reference: 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 pinpoint the exact scene you want to include in the highlight reel
  • 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
  • Direct Copy to external HDD without PC: Store your memories in a whole new way with the ability to copy videos from your camcorder directly to an external hard disk drive (sold separately), all without a computer
  • Built-in Flash: The built-in flash will assist in shedding light on your subject when shooting still photos
  • Golf Shot: Building on the slow-motion capture capabilities of Smooth Slow Record, Golf Shot captures a few seconds of motion as a sequence of up to 22 still images
  • Intelligent Auto (180 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

Sony HDR-CX580V Specifications

Color Filter System ClearVid array
Effective Picture Resolution Approx. 5020K pixels (16:9)
Imaging Sensor 1/3.91" (4.6mm) Back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor
Pixel Gross Approx. 5430K pixels
Processor BIONZ Image processor
Still Image Size 4:3 Movie mode: 15.3 megapixels 4:3 (4512x3384); Photo mode: 15.3 megapixels 4:3 (4512x3384)
Video Mode HD PS: Approx. 28Mbps / FX: Approx. 24Mbps / FH: Approx. 17Mbps / HQ: Approx. 9Mbps / LP: Approx. 5Mbps; STD HQ: 9Mbps
Audio Format Dolby Digital 5.1ch, Dolby Digital 5.1Creator; Dolby Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator
Dual Record 20.4 megapixels 16:9 (6016x3384); 10.0 megapixels 16:9 (4224x2376); 2.1 megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080)
Internal Media Flash Memory 32GB
Media Type Internal Flash Memory; 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)
Microphone/Speaker Built-in Zoom Microphone; Clear Phase Stereo Speaker
Photo Capture from Movie 2.1 megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080); 0.3 megapixels 4:3 (640x480); 0.2 megapixels pixels 16:9 (640x360)
Recording and Playback Times (2ch) HD PS: Approx. 2h20m (Approx. 2h20m); HD FX: Approx. 2h45m (Approx. 2h45m); HD FH: Approx. 3h45m (Approx. 3h45m); HD HQ: Approx. 6h40m (Approx. 5h5m); HD LP: Approx. 11h35m (Approx. 9h30m); STD HQ: Approx. 6h55m (Approx. 6h20m)
Recording and Playback Times (5.1ch) HD PS: Approx. 2h20m; HD FX: Approx. 2h45m; HD FH: Approx. 3h45m; HD HQ: Approx. 6h40m; HD LP: Approx. 11h35m; STD HQ: Approx. 6h55m
Still Image File Format DCF Ver. 2.0 compatible, Exif Ver. 2.3 compatible, MPF Baseline compatible
Still Image Max Effective Resolution 20.4 megapixels
Still Image Mode JPEG
Still Image Size 16:9 Movie mode: 20.4 megapixels 16:9 (6016x3384); Photo mode: 20.4 megapixels 16:9 (6016x3384)
Video Actual (Pixel) Approx.5,020K pixels(16:9), Approx.3,760K pixels(4:3)
Video Format HD: MPEG4-AVC/H.264 AVCHD 2.0 format compatible (1080/60p:original format); STD: MPEG2-PS
Video Resolution HD: 1920x1080/60p (PS), 24p, 60i (FX, FH), 1440x1080/60i (HQ, LP); STD: 720x480/60i
Video Signal NTSC color, EIA standards
Wind Noise Reduction Yes (Off /On)
Focal Length (35mm equivalent) Movie Mode: 29.8mm - 894mm (16:9), 36.5mm-1095mm (4:3); Photo Mode: 29.8mm - 894mm (16:9), 36.5mm-1095mm (4:3)
Aperture F1.8-3.4
Digital Zoom 160x
Extended Zoom 20x
Filter Diameter 30mm
Focal Distance f = 2.9mm - 34.8mm; f =1/8inch - 1 3/8inch
Lens Stabilization Optical SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active mode (Wide to Tele)
Lens Type G Lens
Minimum Focus Distance Approx. 1cm (Wide), Approx. 50cm (Tele), Approx. 25cm (Tele Macro)
Optical Zoom 12x
Steady Shot Mode Active: 29.1-582.7mm (16:9)
Angle Adjustment Opening Angle: max. 90 deg., Turning Angle: max. 270 deg.
Brightness Control Yes (Menu)
Coverage 1
Grid Display Guide Frame
LCD Type 3.0" Xtra Fine LCD display (921K) w/ TruBlack technology
Live View Yes
Touch Panel Yes
Auto Iris Control F1.8 - F10
Backlight Compensation Yes (Auto)
D-Range Optimizer Yes
Exposure Settings Auto; Flexible Spot (Touch Panel)
Metering Modes Multi-segment / Spot
Minimum Illumination Standard: 6 lux (1/60 Shutter Speed); Low Lux: 3 lux (1/30 Shutter Speed)
Scene Mode(s) Auto / Twilight / Twilight Portrait (Photo Mode only) / Sunrise & Sunset / Fireworks / Landscape / Portrait / Spotlight / Beach / Snow
White Balance Mode Auto / Onepush / Outdoor / Indoor
Shutter Speeds Self-timer: Approx. 10sec. (Still Image/ Golf Shot); Shutter Speed (Standard): 1/60 - 1/10000; Shutter Speed Auto Control Range: 1/8 - 1/10000; Shutter Speed (Smooth Slow Rec): 1/250 - 1/10000 (Standard); Scene Selection: 1/8 - 1/10000; LOW LUX: 1/30 - 1/10000
Drive Mode Photo Mode: Single-shot / Self-timer
Self-timer 10sec.(Still Image/Golf Shot)
Assignable Dial Yes (Focus / Exposure / Iris / Shutter Speed / AE Shift / WB Shift Set)
Embedded GPS Yes (Current Position Display (Your Location))
Image Stabilization Optical SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active mode (Wide to Tele)
Intelligent Auto Portrait/Baby/Walk/Tripod/Backlight/Landscape/Spotlight/Twilight/Macro/Low light/Auto wind noise reduction
NightShot Infrared System Yes
Priority Setting (for Face Detection) Auto / Child Priority / Adult Priority
Smile Shutter technology Dual Capture / Always On / Off
Built-in USB Cable Yes (USB Charge Available)
Fader Effect(s) White / Black
Manual / Auto Lens Cover Auto
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)
Red-Eye Reduction Yes (On / Off)
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)
Power Consumption HD: 3.1W; STD: 2.9W (in Operation)
HD: 3.0W; STD: 2.8W (in View Finder Operation)
HD:3.0W; STD:2.8W (in View Finder Operation)
Battery Type Info LITHIUM with AccuPower Meter System (NP-FV50)
Power Requirements 6.8V/7.2 (battery pack); 8.4V (AC Adaptor)
AF Illuminator Yes
AF Modes Auto / Manual (Touch Panel / Dial)
Focus Area Full range Focus / Spot Focus
Focus System Contrast AF
Manual Focus Assist Magnified display for precise manual focus; Peaking Display
Flash Metering System Pre-flash TTL
Flash Modes Auto / Forced / Prohibited
Flash Type Built-in Flash
Flash Compensation: Yes (3 steps)
Flash Coverage: Approx. 0.3m - 2.0m
SD Output Composite Video Out (A/V connecting cable (supplied)); Component Video Out (Component A/V cable (supplied)); S Video Out (A/V connecting cable with S Video (sold separately))
Remote Jack Integrated into A/V Remote terminal
Remote Commander Yes
A/V Remote Terminal Video / Audio / Remote
Accessory Shoe Yes (Active Interface Shoe)
BRAVIA Sync Yes
DC IN Yes
Direct Copy Yes
HD Output HDMI Out (mini) (sold separately); Component Video Out (Component A/V cable (supplied))
HDMI Terminal Yes (mini)
Headphone Jack Stereo Minijack
Memory Card Slot Memory Stick PRO Duo and SD/ SDHC/ SDXC media compatible
Microphone Input Stereo Minijack
Dimensions 3.62 inch x 3.25 inch x 6 inch (90mm x 82mm x 151.5mm) (including Lens Hood)
Weight 11.28oz (320g)
11.28oz (320g) (Main unit only)
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