Sony HDR-CX550V 64GB Flash Memory Handycam Camcorder - Black

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About this item

Shoot gorgeous 1920 x 1080 high-definition video and 12.0 megapixel still images. Boasting 64GB of embedded Flash memory, the HDR-CX550V Handycam camcorder is outfitted with a professional-quality Sony G Lens and an "Exmor R" CMOS image sensor for superior low-light performance.

This fully-loaded camcorder also features a built-in GPS receiver, Face Detection with Face Touch and Smile Shutter technology. This camcorder is also equipped with Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode and 3-way Shake Canceling which enables you to capture remarkably smooth video from wide angle to full telephoto shooting. Plus, capture your memories in 24Mbps and record brilliant AVCHD video with amazing clarity and enhanced detail.

What's Included With This Item

  • Ac Adapter
  • Battery
  • Wireless Remote Controller
  • Camera Bag

Key Features

  • 1920 x 1080 high definition video recording: 1920 x 1080 high definition resolution lets you record your memories in exceptional Sony Full High Definition quality. Capable of 1080/60p playback via HDMI and compatible HDTV providing stunning clarity and incredibly detailed playback of your memories
  • 1/2.88" "Exmor R" CMOS Sensor: 1/2.88" "Exmor R" CMOS image sensor with ClearVid array: delivers bright, vivid, spectacularly detailed video footage, as well as 12 megapixel still images
  • Wide Angle G-Lens (26.3mm): 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
  • Geotagging with built-in GPS receiver & NAVTEQ maps: A built-in GPS receiver makes the HDR-CX550V 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
  • 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.
  • Face Detection Technology w/ Face Touch: With Face Touch, your camcorder optimizes focus, color, exposure and Smile Shutter technology for the face you prioritize
  • 10X Optical / 120X Digital Zoom: 10X optical zoom helps to bring the action close up from far away. In addition, Digital Zoom Interpolation means that digital zooming (up to 120x) is clearer, with less distortion than previous types of digital zoom.
  • Easy Playback Options: Four, easy to use Playback indexing formats allow users to easily find and playback scenes at any time
  • 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.
  • x.v. Color technology for superior color: x.v. Color technology enables the HDR-CX550V to capture nearly twice (1.8x) as many viewable colors as the standard RGB color range, resulting in more natural, life-like images
  • BRAVIA Sync technology: BRAVIA Sync technology offers greater ease of use in controlling compatible Sony products connected via an HDMI (CEC) connection
  • 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.
  • Media card slot: For convenient storage and sharing of your images and videos, the camera accepts Memory Stick Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo media (sold separately) and SD/SDHC media.
  • 12 megapixel still image capture w/ Dual Record: 12 megapixel still image capture lets you take stunning, high resolution digital photos while the Dual record capability lets you capture 8.3 MP still images while shooting high definition video
  • 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
  • 1080/60p playback via HDMI and compatible HDTV: 1080/60p playback via HDMI and compatible HDTV providing stunning clarity and incredibly detailed playback of your memories.
  • Up to 24Mbps AVCHD video: The HDR-CX550V can capture video at up to 24Mbps for amazing clarity and detail, ideal for recording on to Blu-ray media since the AVCHD2 codec is highly compatible with the Blu-ray format.
  • Dedicated Mic and Headphone inputs: The HDR-CX550V features dedicated mic and headphone inputs (external microphones and headphones sold separately).
  • 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, which can be viewed/printed individually or as a composite "sequence shot" image
  • 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.
  • Highlight Playback: 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.
  • 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 PC.
  • BIONZ Image Processor: The BIONZ Image Processor works in conjunction with the "Exmor R" CMOS image sensor with ClearVid array technology for pristine imaging.
  • 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.
  • Auto Lens Cover: An Auto Lens Cover protects the lens when the camcorder is powered off.

Technical Specs

Format HD: MPEG4 AVC/H.264; SD: MPEG2
Video Signal HD: 1920 x 1080/60i (FX & FH modes); SD: NTSC color, EIA standards
Imaging Device 1/2.88" back-illuminated "Exmor R" CMOS sensor
Processor BIONZ image processor
Pixel Gross 6631K
Video Actual 4150K Pixels (16:9), 3110K Pixels (4:3)
Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Still Actual 4500K Pixels (16:9), 6000K Pixels (4:3)
Still Picture Resolution 12 megapixel
Recording Media 64GB Embedded Flash Memory, Memory Stick PRO Duo Media and SD/SDHC (Class 4) media (Sold Separately)
Recording and Playback Times 64GB Embedded Flash Memory: High Definition: FX= up to 360 min., FH = up to 465 min., HQ = up to 935 min., LP = up to 1595 min. Standard Definition: HQ = up to 965 min.
Memo Future 2010 model, U2 and copy added
Face Detection Yes
Image Stabilization Optical SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active mode (Wide to Tele)
Low Light Capability Yes (via iAuto)
Smile Shutter technology Yes
Dynamic Range Optimizer Yes
Embedded GPS Yes
Quick On Power On by LCD
x.v.Color Yes
Memory Stick Pro Media Compatibility Memory Stick PRO Duo MARK2 Media and SD/SDHC (Class 4) media (Sold Separately)
Dual Record 8.3 megapixel
Face Index Yes
Film Roll Index Yes
Still Image Mode(s) JPEG
Hybrid Yes
Fader Effect(s) Black, White
Scene Mode(s) Auto, Twilight, Sunrise & Sunset, Fireworks, Landscape, Portrait, Spotlight, Beach, Snow
Photo Capture from Movie Yes
Slide Show Mode Yes
Accessory Shoe Yes (Active Interface Shoe)
Direct Copy Yes
Golf Shot Yes
Intelligent Auto Yes (Landscape, Backlight, Twilight, Spotlight, Low light, Macro, Portrait, Baby, Walk, Tripod)
White Balance Auto, Manual, Outdoor, Indoor, One Push (via Touch panel)
LCD Screen 3.5" Xtra Fine LCD display (921K) w/TruBlack technology
Viewfinder Wide (color 201k)
Battery Type InfoLITHIUM with AccuPower Meter System (NP-FV50)
Power Requirements 7.2V (battery pack); 8.4V (AC Adaptor)
Power Consumption (in Operation) 3.4W
Recording Format Dolby Digital 5.1
Microphone Built-in Zoom Microphone
Multiple Language Display Yes
Audio/Video Remote Terminal Video / S Video / Audio / Component Out / Remote
Analog Audio/Video Output(s) Included (via A/V Remote Terminal)
Digital Audio/Video Output(s) HDMI
USB Port(s) Hi-speed (2.0 compliant)
Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr) Output(s) Supplied (via A/V Remote jack)
HDMI Connection Output(s) Yes (mini)
Headphone Jack Yes
Microphone Input Yes
S-Video Output(s) Sold separately (via A/V Remote jack)
Active Interface Shoe Yes
Assignable Dial Yes
Light/Flash Yes
Manual / Auto Lens Cover Auto
Memory Stick slot Memory Stick PRO Duo Media and SD/SDHC (Class 4) media
S/S & Zoom button on LCD Yes
PhotoTV HD Yes
Lens Type G Lens
35mm Equivalent Photo: 28.7 - 287mm (16:9), 26.3 - 263mm (4:3); Movie: 29.8 - 298mm (16:9), 36.5 - 365mm (4:3)
Aperture F1.8-3.4
Digital Zoom 120x
Filter Diameter 37mm
Focal Distance 3.8 - 38.0mm
Focus Full range Auto / Manual (Touch Panel)
Shutter Speed Scene Selection, 1/8-1/725; STD, 1/60-1/725; LOW LUX, 1/30-1/725; Smooth Slow Rec., 1/240-1/1000
Minimum Illumination STD, 11 lux (1/60 Shutter Speed); LOW LUX, 3 lux (Auto Slow Shutter ON, 1/30 Shutter Speed)
Optical Zoom 10x
Exposure Yes (Touch Panel)
Resolution 12 megapixel
Supplied Software PMB Ver.5.00 Supports Windows XP Service Pack3 (SP3)(32bit), Windows Vista Service Pack2 (SP2)(32bit/64bit), Windows 7. Not supported by Mac OS.
Operating System Compatibility Windows XP SP3 /Windows Vista SP2 /Windows7
Dimensions (Approx.) 2-5/8 x 3 x 5-3/4 inch (66 x 74 x 143mm)
Weight (Approx.) w/o battery: 15oz (440g), w battery 1lb 1oz (490g)
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