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Capturing incredible 1920 x 1080 Full HD 60p video and 8.9MP photos is fun and easy with this Sony HDR-CX380 HD Handycam Camcorder. The back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor delivers excellent low-light performance, while Optical SteadyShot image stabilization cuts down on camera shake to deliver beautiful, blur-free footage in unsteady scenarios. 55x Extended Zoom works in conjunction with 30x optical zoom to get you even closer to the action while maintaining HD image quality.
The 3.0 In. Clear Photo touchscreen LCD displays sharp, bright images—so navigating settings, composing shots and reviewing footage is a breeze. And with 16GB of built-in flash memory, you can record up to 6 hours and 25 minutes of HD video footage (HD LP mode).
1920x1080 Full HD 24p/60p w/8.9MP Exmor R CMOS Sensor - Create cinematic video in high definition 1920 x 1080 24p/60p and high quality 8.9MP still images. Experience stunning low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain with Sony’s back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor. Designed for compact cameras and camcorders, the Exmor R CMOS sensor relocates the photo diodes above the support circuitry, maximizing the light gathering area per pixel so you can shoot with better results in lower lighting conditions.
Optical SteadyShot image stabilization w/ 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. In addition, innovative 3-Way Shake-Canceling adds electronic roll stability for even smoother video capture.
Expanded audio recording with mic jack - Features dedicated mic and input for expanded audio recording options (external microphones sold separately).
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.
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.
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. There are 180 different combinations possible: Portrait, Baby, Walk, Tripod , Backlight, Landscape, Spotlight, Twilight, Macro, Low light, Auto Wind Noise Reduction. The camcorder utilizes an advanced sound processor and sophisticated noise reduction algorithms to reduce wind noise by up to 10db compared to other models. In addition to reducing low frequency noise, iAuto also suppresses mid- and upper-frequency noise, resulting in clearer, more enjoyable sound.
Up to 6hr 25min recording with 16GB1 embedded Flash Memory - The built-in 16GB1 embedded Flash memory can record and store up to 6 hours 25 minutes of high definition video footage (HD LP mode).
3.0 In. wide Clear Photo Plus LCD (230k) touch screen - The 3.0 In. (16:9) Clear Photo Plus LCD touch screen (230K) 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. Use the touchscreen to select faces and objects to keep in focus and monitor levels of exposure while you record.
Shoot high quality AVCHD or web optimized MP4 video - Select between HD video in the AVCHD or MP4 format for highest quality or easy transfer and sharing.AVCHD provides premium video that can be enjoyed on large screen HDTVs, and is ideal for capturing precious memories at special occasions, family vacations and other moments you want to treasure for a lifetime. MP4 is great for those moments that you want to quickly share on your social networks or store on the cloud.
Closer Voice (with Face Detection) - 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.
Direct Copy to external HDD without PC13 - 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. Your camcorder can also access videos stored on the external hard drive for playback on your HDTV4, allowing you to utilize the camcorder’s handy playback features.
55x Extended Zoom to get even closer to the action - Extended Zoom works in conjunction with 30x optical zoom to get even closer to the action while maintaining HD image quality.
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. In addition, the 26.8mm focal length in Photo and Video Modes offers a broader perspective for enhanced wide angle shooting.
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.
Highlight Playback creates movies with transitions for you - 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.
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. It also fits conveniently into the hand strap so it’s out of the way until you need it. Charging your camcorder is faster than ever now through the USB; for every two minutes of charge time you get one minute of recording time.
HD Handycam Camcorder
Sony G 30x Optical Zoom Lens
LCD Screen Size
Internal Memory/Memory Cards
Still Image Resolution
JPEG: 8.9 Megapixel, 3984 x 2240 (16:9), JPEG: 6.7 Megapixel, 2992 x 2240 (4:3)
Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 6.8-7.2VDC Hours per Charge
0.40 lb / 184 g Camcorder only
0.5 lb / 227 g Camcorder plus SUPPLIED NP-FV30 Battery
0.52 lb / 238 g Camcorder plus optional NP-FV50 Battery
0.62 lb / 284 g Camcorder plus optional NP-FV70 Battery
0.84 lb / 383 g Camcorder plus optional NP-FV100 Battery
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