Sony Handycam HDR-CX520V

Sony Handycam HDR-CX520V Sony appears ready to give an incredible surprise by unveiling a latest camcorder - Sony Handycam HDR-CX520V that is privileged to stack along some enviable knacks like 64GB embedded memory capacity, face detection capability, smile shutter technology, and 12x Optical/150x digital zooming ability.

This new series Handycam HDR-CX520V is also escorted by its sibling Sony Handycam HDR-CX500V both have mostly common features except the memory and so on.  This new series HDR-CX520V is lending a 3in touchscreen, 1920 x 1080 high-end recording capability, and optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization feature either.

"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.

A pleasing feel that you will realize when you will use the back-illuminated Exmor-R sensor, that is offering a greater performance with its low-light sensitivity with its advanced impression and significantly condensed grain with newly produced, back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor.

This mechanism is added exclusively with compact cameras and camcorders; the Exmor R CMOS sensor is produced to allow you get videos in lower lighting ambiance with the finer outputs.

Besides, GPS capability that allows you to geotag the videos, thus the user can make the setting, that where you were, when you got video of a scene or a subject.

An exclusive feature it has that, it enhances the low light that employs the backlight CMOS sensor for a broader addition of the light sensitivity.

These both new HDR-CX series are lending 60p output, which mechanically transforms matter to 60 advance frames per second when linked to a matching high-end television. CX520 is a finer flash memory widget that has the knack to capture full 1920 x 1080 high-class videos and up to 12MP photos on a 64GB internal flash memory.

Key Specs and Features

Hardware Assignable Dial: Yes

Light/Flash: Yes

Manual/Auto Lens Cover: Auto

Memory Stick slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo Media1

S/S & Zoom button on LCD: Yes

Video Features Photo TV HD: Yes

Convenience Face Detection: Yes

Image Stabilization: Optical SteadyShot w/ Active Mode and 3-way Shake Cancellation Smile Shutter technology: Yes

Dynamic Range Optimizer: Yes

Quick On: Power on by LCD

Memory Stick PRO Media Compatibility: Memory Stick PRO Duo Media (Sold Separately)

Dual Record: 8.3 megapixels

Still Image Mode(s): JPEG

Hybrid: Yes

Scene Mode(s): Auto, Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Sunrise & Sunset, Fireworks, Landscape, Portrait, Spotlight, Beach, Snow

Accessory Shoe: Yes (Active Interface Shoe)

DisplayLCD Screen: 3.0" wide touch panel3 Clear Photo Plus LCD display (230k pixels)

VideoFormat: HD: MPEG4 AVC/H.264; SD: MPEG2

Video Signal: HD: 1920x1080/60i; SD: NTSC color, EIA standards

GeneralImaging Device: 1/2.88" "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 megapixels

Recording Media: 64GB1 Non-Removable Flash memory Memory Stick PRO Duo Media (Sold Separately)

Recording and Playback Times: 64GB1 Flash: High Definition (5.1ch): FH = up to 460 min., HQ = up to 935 min. SP = up to 1135 min., LP = up to 1515 min. Standard Definition (5.1ch): HQ = up to 935 min., SP = up to 1385 min., LP = up to 2660 min.

Audio Recording Format: Dolby® Digital 5.1

Microphone: Built-in Zoom Microphone

Convenience Features Low Light Capability: NightShot

x.v.Color: Yes

Face Index: Yes

Film Roll Index: Yes

Digital Picture Effect(s): No

Fader Effect(s): Black, White

Picture Effect(s): No

Photo Capture from Movie: Yes

PictBridge Compatible: No

Easy Operation: No

Multiple Language Display: Yes

Slide Show Mode: Yes

BRAVIA® Sync: Yes

Inputs and OutputsAudio/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: No

Microphone Input: No

S-Video Output(s): Sold separately (via A/V Remote jack)

Active Interface Shoe: Yes

Weights and Measurements Weight (Approx.): w/o battery: 13oz (370g), w/ battery: 1lb 0oz (450g)

Dimensions (Approx.): 2 1/2 x 2 5/8 x 5 3/8 inch (62 x 65 x 133mm)

Power Battery Type: InfoLITHIUM® with AccuPower Meter System (NP-FH60)

Power Requirements: 7.2V (battery pack); 8.4V (AC Adaptor)

Power Consumption (in Operation): 3.6W

Service and Warranty Information Limited Warranty Term: Limited Warranty --- 1 Year Parts; 90 Days Labor

Lens: G Lens

35mm Equivalent: 43 - 516mm (16:9), 52 - 624mm (4:3)

Aperture: F1.8-3.4

Digital Zoom: 150x

Filter Diameter: 37mm

Focal Distance: 5.5 - 66.0mm

Focus: Full range Auto / Manual (Touch Panel)

Shutter Speed: Scene Selection, 1/8-1/725; STD, 1/60-1/725

Minimum Illumination: STD, 11 lux (1/60 Shutter Speed); LOW LUX, 3 lux (Auto Slow Shutter ON, 1/30 Shutter Speed)

Optical Zoom: 12x

Exposure: Yes (Touch Panel)

Resolution: 12 megapixels still

Software Supplied Software: PMB Ver.4.2.14 Supported by Windows® 2000 Professional Service Pack4 (SP4), Windows XP Service Pack3 (SP3)(32bit) Windows Vista® Service Pack1 (SP1)(32bit), Not supported by Mac OS.

Complementary Items

Remote Commander (RMT-835)

Lithium Battery (CR2025)

AC adaptor (AC-L200)

Component A/V Cable

Application Software / USB Driver / (CD-ROM)

Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-FH60)

A/V Connecting Cable

USB Cable

(added 24 Aug 2009) / 10346 views

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