Sony HDR-CX500V | High Definition Handycam

HDR-CX500V | High Definition Handycam Camcorder

Sony is in the process of launching a widget - Sony HDR-CX500V that is accompanying along HDR-CX520V, HDR-XR500V and HDR-XR520V. This latest android is a flash memory-based AVCHD camcorder that provides many productive and fruitful features.

"These models combine the best in digital imaging technology, strengthening Sony's industry leadership and meeting demand for both quality camcorders and HD video," said Kelly Davis, director of the camcorder business for Sony Electronics.

"Expanding our lineup to include Handycam camcorders with large capacity embedded flash memory allows us to offer consumers flexible recording solutions concentrated in a very portable, compact body." He added.

HDR-CX500V and HDR-CX520V series have different fitted-in memory-the 500V provides 32GB whilst the 520V adds 64GB, employs Exmor-R sensor and G-string 12x zoom lens as the XR versions, thus we anticipate that these two progressions may lend the high quality video, and both series offer the geo-tagging functionality for video and new SteadyShot image that assist to avoid the shake drawback.

These both series offer significant enhancements like; face recognition capability, the ability to up-convert to 60p playback feature, at the time of connecting to a TV via HDMI and in-camcorder down-converting to MPEG-2 (that is aimed at direct-to DVD shifts).

HDR-CX500V and HDR-CX520V strings lend the functionalities of the HDD version like a computer, thus Sony discarded the EVF and Grrr and looking for other recourses.  Its main competitors are; the Canon Vixia HF S10 and HF S100, which are not supporting EVFs.  Price tage for the HDR-CX500V and HDR-CX520V are USD 1,099 and USD 1,299 respectively.

According to the company sources, HDR-CX500V and HDR-CX520V series have the knack of recording 1920x1080 high class videos and has more capability of possessing over 25hrs of HD videos in landscape phenomenon.

The HDR-CX500V and HDR-CX520V camcorders are both sister and brother from Sony, the top-notch companies of technological domain. Each of the camcorders, the company says is capable of capturing 1920 x 1080 hi-def videos and has the capacity of holding around 25 hrs of HD videos in landscape mode.

These latest camcorders can easily shoot 12mp images and lend 32GB and 64GB internal flash drive features either.  Besides, these also lend 60p output, and that can indicate the content on HDTV.  One more capability like, Optical SteadyShot boasts for correcting vertical, sideways-roll shake by electronic image stabilization and horizontal handshake by optical image stabilization.  These series never allow the blur effect that usually causes by movements as it make use of sophisticated compensation algorithms and wider camera shake correction angle.

The capability of face recognition, attached by these camcorders, these camcorders have also the capability to prioritize a person chosen by a single touch and can opt for the focus, skin color and brightness.  These series have also the ability of Smile Shutter technology that is highly assisting in grabbing smiling pictures, at the time of recording.

Another significant option - Optical SteadyShotTM with Active Mode (that permits a moveable lens element to transfer with bigger array of motion during camera shudder) now lends 3-sided shake controlling.

This capability lessens hand shudder in three sides - vertical and horizontal shudder corrected by optical image stabilization and the third, by way of electronic image stabilization, assists to stabilize the lateral-roll shake.

Key Specs and Features Basic

Product Type: Camcorder

Digital Zoom: 150 x

Sensor Resolution: 12 mp

Optical Sensor Size: 1/2.88"

Optical Sensor Type: Exmor R CMOS

Min. Illumination: 3 lux

Analog Video Format: NTSC Digital Video Format AVCHD, MPEG-2

Image Stabilizer: Optical (Steady Shot)

Digital Scene Transition: Black fader, White fader

Min Shutter Speed: 1/8 sec

Max Shutter Speed: 1/725 sec

Camcorder Slow Shutter Modes: 1/30 sec

Shooting Modes: Digital photo mode

Shooting Programs: Snow, Beach, Sunset, Sunrise, Fireworks, Landscape, Spotlight, Portrait mode, Twilight mode, Twilight portrait

Exposure Modes: Program, Automatic

Camera Flash: Built-in flash

Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Primary Features

Sensor Resolution: 6.631 megapixels

Effective Video Resolution: 4.15 megapixels

Effective Still Resolution: 6 megapixels

Interpolated Still Resolution: 12 megapixels

Color Support: Color

Face Detection: Yes

Still Image Format: JPEG

Remote Control: Remote control - Infrared

TV Tuner: None3

Storing Capacity

Flash Memory: 32GB Flash - Integrated (soldered memory - 32GB)

Media Type: Flash card

Recording Speed: FH, HQ, LP, SP

Lens System

Type: Zoom lens - 5.5 mm - 66 mm - F/1.8-3.4

Focal Length: 5.5 mm - 66 mm

Lens Aperture: F/1.8-3.4

Optical Zoom: 12 x

Lens system type: Zoom lens

Min focal length: 5.5 mm

Max focal length: 66 mm

Features: Built-in lens shield

Filter Size: 37 mm

Focus Adjustment: Manual, Automatic

Zooming Adjustment: Motorized drive

Additional Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Digital Still Camera Function: Yes

Search Modes: Index search, Map index search, Face index search

Built-in Light: Yes

Remote control: Remote control - Infrared

Software: Drivers & Utilities, Sony Picture Motion Browser

Complimentary Accessories: AC adaptor, Rechargable battery, Remote Commander, Component AV cable, A/V Cable, USB cable

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(added 10 Aug 2009) / 4385 views

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