Sony HDR-PJ790E - PAL - 96GB Full HD Camcorder with Projector, 1920 x 1080 Full HD, 24.1 MP, 10x Optical Zoom, 3.0" LCD Display, Black

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About the Sony HDR-PJ790E

Make your filmmaking debut with ultra-smooth HD, a 5.1 channel mic and built-in projector to showcase your masterpiece. This 24.1 MP camcorder delivers Full HD 24p/60p recording, ideal for rich storytelling. What's more, you get manual control and minimal shake when shooting on the move with Balanced Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, plus a top-mounted mic for crystal-clear surround sound recording.

Precious moments become even more special the second time around when captured in exquisitely rich 1920 x 1080/60p/24p Full HD video. Notice the perfect photo op while recording? You can shoot crystal-clear 24.1 MP still images and video at the same time, so you won't miss an ounce of the action. Gather up the gang and share your fantastic footage on the big screen simply by connecting the camcorder to your compatible HDTV with an HDMI cable.

Featuring a high-contrast 35 lumen projector built into the LCD panel, you can transform your camcorder into a mobile movie theater by projecting onto a wall or virtually any flat surface. It's great for sharing footage on the fly and since it works with HDMI-compatible smartphones, laptops and tablets, you can also project YouTube videos, photos, full-length films and more. It's tons of fun for family movie night and super convenient for professionals who want to share presentations on the spot.

Complement your gorgeous video with equally beautiful audio. The top-mounted 5.1 surround sound microphone is independent and isolated from the camcorder for premium audio capture. Using the supplied windscreen drastically reduces the amount of background and wind noise by up to 90%. Plus, the new Advanced Sound System offers a wider dynamic range and crisper, cleaner sound while Audio REC level adjustments deliver even more creative control.

Blurry footage is a sure way to ruin any scene. Balanced Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode compensates for a greater degree of camera shake significantly reducing blur and delivering stunningly smooth video. By moving the entire optical block at once, this revolutionary technology maintains the integrity of the optical path for reduced levels of distortion and vignetting, plus noticeably smoother videos with significantly less blur.

The newly integrated multi-interface shoe opens up a world of accessories to enhance your videos. Attach lights, monitors and other accessories to help you get the best shots in any situation. Attach the optional wireless module (ADP-WL1M) and tap into Wi-Fi to turn your smartphone or tablet into a remote control, instantly upload footage to the web or wirelessly backup data to your PC.

Get the most out of your camcorder with advanced capture and control features often considered the domain of professional cameras. A convenient assignable dial gives you manual control of focus, exposure, white balance, iris and shutter speed, plus the ability to experiment with more advanced features like zebra and peaking.

Sony HDR-PJ790E Includes

  • Sony HDR-PJ790E 96GB Full HD Camcorder
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-FV50
  • AC Adaptor AC-L200
  • Power Cord
  • A/V Connecting Cable
  • HDMI(Micro) Cable
  • USB Connection Support Cable
  • Remote Commander RMT-835
  • Battery CR2025 for Remote
  • Lens Hood
  • Wind Screen
  • Step Down Ring
  • Software
  • Adorama 90 Day Warranty
  • Important Note: This is a PAL System and it is not compatible with USA NTSC TV standards

Sony HDR-PJ790E Features

  • Create cinematic video in high definition 1920 x 1080 24p/60p and high quality 24.1MP still images. Experience stunning low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain with Sony's back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor
  • Unlike conventional video cameras in this class, the HDR-PJ790V has a premium top-mounted 5.1 surround sound microphone which is independent and isolated from the camcorder itself. This drastically reduces the amount of background noise and wind noise by up to 90% with the supplied windscreen
  • On standard SteadyShot camcorders a single "shift lens" is moved in the optical block to offset camera shake. Balanced Optical SteadyShot w/ Active Mode moves the entire optical block at once, maintaining the integrity of the optical path and improving shake reduction by up to 13X
  • The built-in 96GB embedded Flash memory can record and store up to 37 hours 50 minutes of high definition video footage (HD LP mode)
  • Handycam camcorders with Multi-Interface shoe are compatible with a myriad of powerful accessories, including Sony's new optional Wi-Fi adapter ADP-WL1M1. Turn compatible smartphones and tablets into a remote control for your camcorder
  • Get the most out of your camcorder with enhanced manual controls. The assignable dial allows for control of focus, exposure, white balance, iris and shutter speed
  • From the authority in lens technology, the Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens provides a high quality 26.00mm wide angle so you can get everything you want in the shot. The HDR-PJ790V also ships with a lens hood to block unwanted light from entering the lens and causing undesirable flare in the shot
  • 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
  • The HDR-PJ790V 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 and exposure adjustments
  • Extended Zoom works in conjunction with 10x optical zoom to get even closer to the action while maintaining HD image quality
  • 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
  • A color EVF (electronic view finder) provides clear crisp representation of your video allowing for proper framing, battery conservation and increased stability
  • Wind Reduction reduces noise and interference that is produced when wind passes over the microphone, giving you a clearer and more enjoyable sound experience
  • 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
  • When the camcorder's Face Detection technology identifies people in a scene, an Advanced Acoustic Processor automatically reduces background noise, resulting in recorded voices with outstanding clarity and intelligibility
  • 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
  • Features dedicated mic and headphone inputs for expanded audio recording options and convenient monitoring of audio with headphones (external microphones and headphones sold separately)
  • Why spend hours editing your movies when you can let your camcorder do it 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
  • 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
  • Store your memories in a whole new way with the ability to copy videos from your camcorder directly to an external hard disk drive13 (sold separately), all without a computer
  • The built-in flash will assist in shedding light on your subject when shooting still photos

Sony HDR-PJ790E Specifications

Camera Type Digital HD Video Camera Recorder w/ Projector
Lens Type Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens
Lens Stabilization Balanced Optical SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active mode (Wide to Tele)
Aperture F1.8-F3.4
Optical Zoom 10x
Digital Zoom 120x
Focal Length (35mm equivalent) Movie Mode: 26.0-260mm(16:9),31.8-318mm(4:3); Photo Mode: 26-260mm(16:9), 31.8-318mm(4:3)
Filter Diameter 52mm
Minimum Focus Distance Approx.1cm(Wide),Approx.80cm(Tele),Approx.32cm(Tele Macro)
Aperture Blade 6 blades
Extended Zoom 17x
Focal Distance f=3.8-38.0mm; f = 5/32-1 1/2inch
Focus System Contrast AF
AF Modes Auto/Manual(Touch Panel/Dial)
Focus Area Full range Focus/Spot Focus
Manual Focus Assist Magnified display for precise manual focus; Peaking Display
Flash Type Built-in Flash
Flash Metering System Pre-flash TTL
Flash Modes Auto/Forced/Prohibited
Flash Compensation Yes(3 steps)
Flash Coverage Approx.0.3m-1.5m
Assignable Dial Yes(Focus/Exposure/Iris/Shutter Speed/AE Shift/WB Shift Set)
AGC Limit Yes
Airplane Mode Yes
Audio Level Display Yes
CinemaTone Gamma/Color Yes
Closer Voice Yes
Embedded GPS Yes(Current Position Display(Your Location)
Face Detection Yes
Golf Shot Yes
Image Stabilization Balanced 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
S-Master Yes
Smile Shutter technology Dual Capture/Always On/Off
Smooth Slow Rec Yes
Wi-Fi Functionality Remote control with mobile device, send to smartphone, send to PC (with optional wi-fi accessory)
x.v.Color Yes
Power Consumption (in Operation) HD:3.2W
Power Requirements 6.8V/7.2V (battery pack); 8.4V (AC Adaptor)
Battery Type InfoLITHIUM with AccuPower Meter System (V Series)
Imaging Sensor 1/2.88'' (6.3mm) back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor
Processor BIONZ image processor
Pixel Gross Approx.6650K pixels
Effective Picture Resolution Movie: Approx.614K pixels(16:9) Still: Approx.614K pixels(16:9)
Color Filter System ClearVid array
Viewfinder Type 0.2" (0.5cm) / Color 201,600dots equivalent
Field of View 1
Touch Panel Yes
Metering Modes Multi-segment/Spot
Exposure Compensation AE Shift(Dial/Touch Panel)
Exposure Settings Auto; Flexible Spot(Touch Panel); Manual(Dial)
Scene Mode(s) Auto/Twilight/Twilight Portrait(Photo Mode only)/Sunrise & Sunset/Fireworks/Landscape/Portrait/Spotlight/Beach/Snow
D-Range Optimizer Yes
Noise Reduction Yes
White Balance Mode Auto/One push/Outdoor/Indoor
Minimum Illumination Standard:6 lux(1/60 Shutter Speed); Low Lux:3 lux(1/30 Shutter Speed); NightShot:0 lux(1/60 Shutter Speed)
Auto Iris Control F1.8-F9.6
Backlight Compensation Yes(Auto)
LOW LUX Mode Yes
Manual Exposure Assist Zebra Pattern Display
Manual Iris Control F1.8-F9.6
WB Shift Yes
Projector Endurance (Battery Life) Approx. 95min(Supplied Battery)
Projector Light Output Up to 35 lumens
Projector Input Yes (HDMI micro)
Projector Resolution Output 800x480
Projector Screen Coverage Up to 100" (diag)
Projector Throw Distance Approx. 0.5m( 1.6feet ) or over
Interface 1 Memory Card Slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo and 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
Headphone Jack: Stereo Minijack
Microphone Input: Stereo Minijack
Direct Copy: Yes
Interface 2 Accessory Shoe: Yes(Multi Interface Shoe)
DC IN: Yes
HDMI Terminal: Yes (HDMI micro)
Multi/Micro USB Terminal: Yes
Projector Input: Yes (HDMI micro)
Wi-Fi (Opt. Acc): Yes
Color repeatability 16 700 000
Contrast ratio 50.00069444444444
Focus Manual
Light source LED(R/G/B)
Projection type DLP
Media Type Internal Flash Memory; Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark 2); Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo; Memory Stick XC-HG Duo; SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card(Class 4 or Higher)
Still Image Mode JPEG
Still Image Max Effective Resolution 24.1 megapixels
Still Image Size 16:9 Movie Mode: 24.1 megapixels 16:9 (6544x3680); Photo Mode: 24.1 megapixels 16:9 (6544x3680)
Still Image Size 4:3 Movie Mode: 18.1 megapixels 4:3 (4912x3680) Photo Mode: 18.1 megapixels 4:3 (4912x3680)
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); STD:720x480/60i; MP4: 1280x720 30p
Video Actual (Pixel) Approx.6140K pixels(16:9), Approx.4600K pixels(4:3)
Recording and Playback Times HD PS: 7h30m; HD FX: 8h50m; HD FH: 12h10m; HD HQ: 21h35m; HD LP: 37h50m; STD HQ: 22h35m (Times are approximate; max time); MP4: 32hr00min (in Internal Media)(2ch)
Photo Capture from Movie 2.1 megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080); 0.3 megapixels 4:3 (640x480); 0.2 megapixels 16:9 (640x360)
Dual Record 24.1 megapixels 16:9 (6544x3680); 12.3 megapixels 16:9 (4672x2628); 2.1 megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080)
Audio Format Dolby Digital 5.1ch, Dolby Digital 5.1Creator; Dolby Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator; MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
Movie Recording Rate(Avg Bit Rate/VBR) HD PS:Approx.28Mbps/FX:Approx.24Mbps/FH:Approx.17Mbps/HQ:Approx.9Mbps/LP:Approx.5Mbps
Recording and Playback Times HD PS: 7h30m; HD FX: 8h50m; HD FH: 12h00m; HD HQ: 21h10m; HD LP: 36h30m; STD HQ: 21h55m (Times are approximate; max time) (in Internal Media)(5.1ch)
Still Image File Format DCF Ver.2.0 compatible, Exif Ver.2.3 compatible, MPF Baseline compatible
Wind Noise Reduction Yes(On/Off)
Dimensions 3.0x3.75x5.5" / 7.62x9.52x13.97 cm
Weight 1lb 4.3oz (575g)
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