Capture the action with a Sony G LensLarge aperture G Lenses combine a number of technological advances to deliver exceptional performance. Special glass minimises colour shifts that can occur at large apertures, while the circular aperture helps create a beautifully defocused background. This 26.8mm G Lens captures the whole picture with a wide angle of view, whether you’re taking video or still shots.
Powerful 60x zoom brings subjects closerGet up close to your subjects with an ultra powerful 60x optical zoom. Total zoom is extended to 70x by optimizing the CCD read-out area using an advanced image processing algorithm, allowing you to close in even further on the action with almost no visible image degradation. This extended zoom gives you a broader shooting range from wide to telephoto.
Make your home movies even better with SteadyShotShoot on the fly without shakes and bumps. Electronic SteadyShot image stabilisation works inside the camera to combat camera shake, whether shooting in wide angle or full telephoto. Motion sensors detect hand shake and other camera movement, which SteadyShot then compensates for with a dedicated buffer area on the sensor.
See from all angles with 2.7” Clear Photo LCDA 6.7cm (2.7”) Wide Clear Photo LCD with 230,000 dots provides high-resolution images in sharp, vibrant detail. Colour reproduction and contrast are excellent so you can compose shots more easily, even outdoors in bright sunlight or in dark indoor environments. The LCD also delivers a sharper image during playback.
Point and shoot with iAutoiAuto automatically recognises the scene you are shooting and selects the optimum combination of settings for the best possible picture. Up to 18 different scene combinations are available, including portrait, baby, tripod, backlight, landscape, spotlight, twilight, macro, and low light. With iAuto, you don’t have to worry about fine tuning settings in the menu – just point and shoot.
Film in the dark with an LED video lightShoot clear, vivid home movies in low light with the built-in LED video light. This bright, energy efficient light really helps you capture video in dark environments, illuminating any subject up to 1.5 metres away.
Face Detection optimises exposure of faces This intelligent technology automatically detects up to eight faces in a scene and optimises exposure for the best possible video and stills. Ideal for shooting scenes with people, such as a party or family gathering, Face Detection also avoids the problems of over and under exposed faces, giving more natural and consistent images.
Built-in zoom microphone captures quality soundMake a great movie even better with great sound. The built-in stereo zoom microphone allows you to capture all the natural sounds of your adventure. And with support for Dolby Digital two channel stereo, you’ll enjoy a clear, atmospheric soundtrack while watching your home movies.
Upload in moments with PMB PortableShare movies on social media, without needing to install software. Easy to use PMB Portable software is already on your camcorder so you can quickly upload to websites without having to first do a manual install. Simply connect via a USB cable to a PC or Mac and use the embedded software to upload.
Back up your videos with Direct CopyStore all your precious home movies on an external HDD, without using a PC. Connect the Handycam to a drive using an optional USB adapter, then back up videos with ease using Direct Copy. You can also use playback modes – such as Visual Index and Date Index – to enjoy videos stored in your new library.
Small and light for travellingSmall and light at just 195 grams (excluding battery and memory card), this Handycam is perfect for life on the go. Its simple but elegant design makes it easy to carry in the hand or slip into a bag. Ideal for vacations, camping or attending parties.
Record your way with dual memory formatsExpandable memory with Memory Stick PRO Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot; conveniently use whichever format you have on hand.