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HDR-CX580V High Definition Handycam Camcorder (Black)

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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.

  • 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

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Camcorders Information
Camcorder Type HDV (High Definition)
Ccd Size 1/3.91" (4.6mm) Back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor
Lens Movie Mode: 26.8mm - 321.6mm (16:9), 32.8mm-393.6mm (4:3);
Photo Mode: 26.8mm - 321.6mm (16:9), 32.8mm-393.6mm (4:3)
Filter Size 30mm
Optical Zoom 12x
Digital Zoom 160x
Viewfinder no
LCD Screen Size 3.0" Xtra Fine LCD display
Recording Media Internal Memory/Memory Cards
Stabilization Optical SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active mode (Wide to Tele)
Battery NP-FV50 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
Weight 14.10 oz
  • HDR-CX580V High Definition Handycam
  • NP-FV50 Rechargeable Battery Pack
  • AC Adapter (AC-L200)
  • Lens Hood
  • Power Cord
  • AV Connecting Cable
  • HDMI Cable (Mini)
  • USB Connection Support Cable
  • Remote Commander (RMT-835)
  • Remote Commander Battery (CR2025)
  • Handycam Application Software CD-ROM
  • 1-Year Limited Parts & 90-Day Labor Warranty
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