Full HD camcorder with exceptional image quality and creative control
Full HD 1920x1080 50p recording: Full HD recording at very high bit rate with 50p progressive shooting mode for highest image quality and smoothness.
25p progressive recording mode: Shoots Full HD images at 25 frames per second to achieve cinematic feel with your video footage.
CinemaTone Gamma™ & CinemaTone Color™: Adjusts image quality in conjunction with 25p shooting mode to create footage with warm, filmic quality.
Recording on optional memory card: Records on choice of removable Memory Stick™ or SD cards (Memory Stick Pro Duo™ or SD/SDHC).
Carl Zeiss lens with 10x optical zoom/17x extended zoom: High performance Vario-Sonnar T* lens with 26mm wide angle (video and photo), ideal for group shots, landscapes and more.
Lens hood: Supplied lens hood cuts glare from direct sunlight.
Balanced Optical SteadyShot: Powerful anti-shake system for up to 13x more stable images; effective at all zoom settings from wide to tele.
Super sensitive 1/2.88 type Exmor R™ CMOS Sensor: Highly efficient, large sensor captures detail-packed video and still images with reduced image noise, especially in low light.
BIONZ processor: High-speed image processor for enhanced image quality and responsive performance.
Up to 24.1 Megapixel still photo: By Pixel Super Resolution Technology ensures extremely detailed, high quality still images.
7.5cm/3" Xtra Fine LCD and electronic viewfinder: 921k dot wide touchscreen with TruBlack technology for high-contrast images, plus electronic viewfinder for advanced viewing.
Electronic Viewfinder: Clear, detail-packed viewfinder lets you frame shots with confidence, even when you're shooting in bright sunlight.
Connect and quick charge with built-in USB cable: USB cable stows neatly in camcorder's hand strap. Connect Handycam® to your computer and transfer videos or recharge battery.
Easy interface with Event Browse: Intuitive playback solution groups your camcorder footage and still photos by events: allows easy searching to favourites.
Highlight Playback: Automatically edits together movie highlights and still photos with music and transitions: burn the results to DVD or share online.
Enhanced Manual Control: Enjoy greater control over composing shots: with pro-style zebra/peaking display and expanded focus view for fine focus adjustment.
Intelligent AUTO (iAUTO) mode: Recognizes up to 180 combinations of Face Detection, scene settings and handheld/tripod shooting: adjusts for best results.
Tracking focus: Select an object on the touchscreen and keep autofocus locked on moving subjects, even if they're not people: ideal for pets.
Quick AF: Autofocus locks onto subject at high speed for clear, sharply-focused images, even in low-light conditions.
High Quality 5.1ch surround sound: Sensitive new microphone design captures dialogue and surround sound with superb clarity.
Wind noise reduction: Advanced processing reduces wind noise for clearer outdoor sountracks; automatically adjusts processing to match wind strength.
Closer Voice for clearer dialogue and speech: Boosts microphone directionality and optimises processing to reduce noise and background sounds when faces are detected.
Stereo speaker with S-Master amplifer technology: High quality linear phase speaker system delivers clear, natural stereo sound when playing back your clips.
Face Detection and Smile Shutter: Capture clear, natural portraits: automatically shoot still photos of smiling faces during video recording.
Direct Copy: Transfer video footage direct to an external hard disk drive without PC: playback with fun camcorder features.
DVDirect Express compatibility: PC-free burning to AVCHD or Standard Definition DVD discs with compatible Sony DVDirect Express writer.
HDMI® output: Connect camcorder for viewing any HD Ready TV.
BRAVIA Sync: Directly control camcorder playback functions via remote of connected BRAVIA® television.
Golf Shot: Automatically captures a high-speed burst of images to freeze fast-moving action at exactly the right moment.
PlayMemories Home: Built-in software allows easy transfers to PC for editing, printing, disc burning, emailing and web uploads.