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Sony Full HD Flash Handycam Black Camcorder - HDR-CX130/B

Abt Model: HDRCX130B | UPC Code: 027242820166
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1920x1080 Full HD 60p Recording With 3MP Still Image/ Wide Angle G Lens/ 42x Extended Zoom/ Back-Illuminated "Exmor R " CMOS Sensor/ Optical Steady Shot Image Stabilization With Active Mode/ 3 " Touch-Screen Clear Photo LCD Plus Display (230K)/ Wind Noise Reduction/ Intelligent Auto (90 Different Scene Combinations Possible)/ Direct Copy To External HDD Without PC/ Built-In USB Cable/ Black Finish
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Sony Full HD Flash Handycam Black Camcorder, Model HDRCX130B

Take stunning 1920 x 1080 Full HD video with the ultra-compact HDR-CX130 Handycam® camcorder. It features an "Exmor R" CMOS sensor for superior low-light performance, a wide angle Sony® G lens, plus 42X extended zoom for getting you closer to the action.

Features:

  • 1920x1080 Full HD 60p Recording w/3MP still image
    1920 x 1080 high definition resolution lets you record your memories in exceptional Sony® Full High Definition quality. Capable of 1080/60p recording and playback via HDMI™ and compatible HDTV providing stunning clarity and incredibly detailed playback of your memories
  • Wide Angle G lens to capture everything 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 29.8mm focal offers a broader perspective for enhanced wide angle shooting
  • 42x 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
  • 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. Designed for compact cameras and camcorders, the "Exmor R" 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 Steady Shot™ image stabilization w/ Active Mode
    Optical Steady Shot™ 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
  • 3.0” touch-screen Clear Photo LCD Plus™ display (230K)
    The 3.0” Clear Photo LCD Plus™ display provides exceptional viewing clarity with 230K pixels resolution. The display rotates up to 270 degrees for multiple viewing angles, as well as provides sharp, detailed images for monitoring or playback. The convenient touch panel allows easy access to menus and additional functionality such as spot focus and spot metering
  • Tracking Focus follows selected subjects
    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
  • 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. When used with the Highlight Playback feature, making and sharing a highlight reel from your event is easy and fun
  • 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
  • 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
  • Intelligent Auto (90 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 (90 different combinations possible): Landscape, Backlight, Twilight, Spotlight, Low light, Macro, Portait, Baby, Walk, Tripod
  • 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. Your camcorder can also access videos stored on the external hard drive for playback on your HDTV, allowing you to utilize the camcorder’s handy playback features
  • 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
  • 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, which can be viewed/printed individually or as a composite “sequence shot” image, perfect for analyzing the nuances of a golf swing, tennis serve, and other fast action

Specifications:

Camera

  • Camera Type: Digital HD Video Camera Recorder

Imaging Sensor

  • Imaging Sensor: 1/4" (4.5mm) Back-illuminated Exmor™ CMOS Sensor
  • Processor: BIONZ™ Image processor
  • Pixel Gross: Approx. 4200K pixels
  • Effective Picture Resolution: Approx. 1670K pixels (4:3)
  • Color Filter System: ClearVid™ array

Recording

  • Media Type: Memory Stick PRO Duo™/Pro-HG Duo™/PRO-HG HX Duo™ media SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card (both sold separately)
  • Still Image Mode: JPEG
  • Still Image Max Effective Resolution: 3.3 megapixels
  • Still Image Size 16:9: Movie mode: 3.0 megapixels 16:9 (2304x1296); Photo mode: 2.5 megapixels 16:9 (2112x1188)
  • Still Image Size 4:3: Movie mode: 2.2 megapixels 4:3 (1728x1296); Photo mode: 3.3 megapixels 4:3 (2112x1584)
  • Video Format: HD: MPEG4-AVC/H.264 AVCHD format compatible (1080/60p:original format); STD: MPEG2-PS
  • Video Mode: HD PS: Approx. 28Mbps / FX: Approx. 24Mbps / FH: Approx. 17Mbps / HQ: Approx. 9Mbps / LP: Approx. 5Mbps; STD HQ: 9Mbps
  • Video Resolution: HD: 1920x1080/60p (PS), 60i (FX, FH), 1440x1080/60i (HQ, LP); STD: 720x480/60i
  • Video Actual (Pixel): Approx. 1490K pixels (16:9), Approx. 1120K pixels (4:3)
  • Video Signal: NTSC color, EIA standards
  • Photo Capture from Movie: 2.1 megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080); 307K pixels 4:3 (640x480); 230K pixels 16:9 (640x360)
  • Dual Record: 3.0 megapixels 16:9 (2304 x 1296); 2.2 megapixels 4:3 (1728 x 1296)
  • Audio Format: Dolby® Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby® Digital Stereo Creater
  • Microphone/Speaker: Built-in Zoom Microphone; Monaural Speaker
  • Mic Level Control: Yes (2steps)
  • Still Image File Format: DCF Ver. 2.0 compatible, Exif Ver. 2.3 compatible, MPF Baseline compatible
  • Wind Noise Reduction: Yes (Off /On)
  • Wind Position: Yes (Auto)

Optics/Lens

  • Lens Type: G Lens™
  • Lens Stabilization: Optical SteadyShot™ Image stabilization w/ Active mode (Wide to Tele)
  • Aperture: F1.8-3.4
  • Optical Zoom: 30x
  • Digital Zoom: 350x
  • Focal Length (35mm equivalent): Movie Mode: 29.8mm - 894mm (16:9), 36.5mm - 1095mm (4:3); Photo Mode: 32.5mm - 975mm (16:9), 29.8mm - 894mm (4:3)
  • Filter Diameter: 37mm
  • Minimum Focus Distance: Approx. 1cm (Wide), Approx. 80cm (Tele), Approx. 44cm (Tele Macro)
  • Extended Zoom: 42x
  • Focal Distance: f = 2.1mm - 63mm
  • Steady Shot Mode: Active: 30.9mm - 1297mm

LCD Display

  • LCD Type: 3.0" Clear Photo LCD™ PLUS display (230K)
  • Angle Adjustment: Opening Angle: max. 90 deg., Turning Angle: max. 270 deg.
  • Brightness Control: Yes (Menu)
  • Coverage: 1
  • Live View: Yes
  • Grid Display: Guide Frame
  • Touch Panel: Yes

Focus Control

  • Focus System: Contrast AF
  • Focus Points: 1 point
  • AF Modes: Auto / Manual (Touch Panel)
  • Focus Area: Full range Focus / Spot Focus
  • Focus Features: Tracking Focus
  • AF Illuminator: Yes

Exposure System

  • Metering Modes: Multi-segment / Spot
  • Exposure Compensation: AE Shift (Touch Panel)
  • Exposure Settings: Auto; Flexible Spot (Touch Panel)
  • Scene Mode(s): Auto / Twilight / Sunrise & Sunset / Fireworks / Landscape / Portrait / Spotlight / Beach / Snow
  • D-Range Optimizer: Yes
  • Noise Reduction: Yes
  • White Balance Mode: Auto / Onepush / Outdoor / Indoor
  • Minimum Illumination: Standard: 11 lux (1/60 Shutter Speed); Low Lux: 3 lux (1/30 Shutter Speed)
  • Auto Iris Control: F1.8 - F10.0
  • Backlight Compensation: Yes (Auto)
  • Gain Control: Auto
  • LOW LUX Mode: Yes

Drive System

  • Drive Mode: Photo Mode: Single-shot / Self-timer
  • Shutter Speeds: Self-timer: Approx. 10sec. (Still Image); Shutter Speed (Standard): 1/60 - 1/10000; Shutter Speed Auto Control Range: 1/8 - 1/10000; Shutter Speed (Smooth Slow Rec): 1/250 - 1/1000; Auto (Auto Slow Shutter OFF): 1/60 - 1/10000; Scene Selection: 1/8 - 1/10000; LOW LUX: 1/30 - 1/10000

Convenience

  • Quick On: Yes (Power On by LCD)
  • Manual / Auto Lens Cover: Auto
  • S/S & Zoom button on LCD: Yes (Touch Panel)
  • Fader Effect(s): White / Black
  • Date / Time Stamp: Yes (Rec Date and Time, Camera info)
  • Erase/Protect: Yes / Yes
  • Media/Battery Indicator: Yes (recordable time, free and used media space) / Yes (recordable time, remaining capacity)
  • Power Save Mode: Auto Shut-off (5minutes)
  • Still Image Playback Options: Slide Show
  • Video Playback Options: Highlight Playback (HD Movie Only); Highlight Playback Save and Share (Translate into STD quality); Highlight Scenario (Save/Playback/Erase); Highlight BGM (Preinstalled 4 music files, Music transfer)
  • Built-in USB Cable: Yes (USB Charge Available)
  • Multiple Language Display: English; Simplified English; Brazilian Portugese; Canadian French; Latin American Spanish
  • One Touch Disc Burn: Yes (Menu)
  • View & Index: Event

Advanced

  • Face Detection: Yes
  • Smile Shutter™ technology: Dual Capture / Always On / Off
  • Golf Shot: Yes
  • Image Stabilization: Optical SteadyShot™ Image stabilization w/ Active mode (Wide to Tele)
  • Intelligent Auto: Portrait / Baby / Walk / Tripod / Backlight / Landscape / Spotlight / Twilight / Macro / Low light
  • x.v.Color™: Yes
  • Audio Level Display: Yes
  • Priority Setting (for Face Detection): Auto / Child Priority / Adult Priority
  • Smooth Slow Rec: Yes

Interface

  • Memory Card Slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo™ and SD/ SDHC/ SDXC media compatible
  • SD Output: Composite Video Out (A/V connecting cable (supplied)); Component Video Out (Component A/V cable (supplied)); S Video Out (A/V connecting cable with S Video (sold separately))
  • HD Output: HDMI Out (mini) (sold separately); Component Video Out (Component A/V cable (supplied))
  • USB Port(s): TypeA, mini-AB/USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage/MTP)
  • BRAVIA® Sync™: Yes
  • PhotoTV HD: Yes
  • DVDirect: Yes (DVDirect Express, DVD Writer supported (sold separately))
  • Microphone Input: Stereo Minijack
  • Remote Jack: Integrated into A/V Remote terminal
  • Direct Copy: Yes
  • A/V Remote Terminal: Video / S Video / Audio / Component Out / Remote
  • DC IN: Yes
  • HDMI Terminal: Yes (mini)

Power

  • Battery Type: InfoLITHIUM® with AccuPower™ Meter System (NP-FV50)
  • Power Requirements: 7.2V (battery pack); 8.4V (AC Adaptor)
  • Power Consumption (in Operation): HD: 2.5W; STD: 2.3W

Software

  • Supplied Software: PMB Ver. 5.5 Supports Windows XP Service Pack3 (SP3) (32bit), Windows Vista Service Pack2 (SP2) (32bit/ 64bit), Windows 7. PMB software is not supported by Mac OS.
  • Operating System Compatibility: Windows XP SP3 * /Windows Vista SP2 ** /Windows7 * 64-bit editions and Starter (Edition) are not supported. The Windows Image Mastering API (IMAPI) Ver. 2.0 or later is required to use the function for creating discs. ** Starter (Edition) are not supported. Standard installation is required. Operation is not assured if the above OS has been upgraded or in a multi-boot environment

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 2-1/4"
  • Width: 2-1/8"
  • Depth: 4-/7/8"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 8.8 oz
  • Shipping: 2 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and 90 Days Labor
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  • Abt ships this product for free!
 
Storage TypeFlash Memory/HD
LCD Screen Size (inches)3"
ViewfinderNo
Total Pixel CountApprox. 4200K pixels
Effective Pixel CountApprox. 1670K pixels
Manual FocusingYes
Optical Zoom30x
Digital Zoom350x
Night ModeNo
Image StabilizationYes
White BalanceAuto / Onepush / Outdoor / Indoor
Built In Video LightNo
Mic InputNo
Max Recording Time With BatteryNone
Digtial Still CameraYes
Still Image FormatsJPEG
Computer ConnectivityYes
Included Removeable MemoryNo
Weight With Battery (pounds)8.8 oz
Width (inches)2.125"
Height (inches)2.25"
Depth (inches)4.875"
Parts Warranty1 Year
Labor Warranty90 Days
  

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Sony Full HD Flash Handycam Black Camcorder
 
4.0

(based on 6 reviews)

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    (0)

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    (1)

Pros

  • Zoom range/performance (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

yutstanding and User Friendly!

By 

from Dallas, Texas

About Me Casual User

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Good in Low Light
  • Great Picture Quality
  • Great Zoom
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Zoom range/performance

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Movies
    • Indoors/Low Light

    Comments about Sony Full HD Flash Handycam Black Camcorder:

    Excited to try it out!

    Service and delivery comments:

    Excellent!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    One of the better cams out there, but with flaws.

    By 

    from New York, NY

    Comments about Sony Full HD Flash Handycam Black Camcorder:

    It is recommended that Sony stop information hiding on its web site. Display the good and bad specs. Don't let the American marketing team anywhere near Sony English Web sites. Would it be so bad for a compact camcorder to have mic options? How about built in Bluetooth 4.0 for audio and remote? How about making it more energy efficient? Its a miracle that this camcorder can compress H.264 faster then my Mac, but the battery life is short unless one uses the optional large batteries. As for features, time lapse photo with battery saving features would be great. A fast high resolution photo capture during filming would also be nice. A nice compact camcorder with good video quality, but for more serious filming that requires better audio and remote, this isn't it.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    NIce camcorder

    By 

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Great Picture Quality
    • Great Zoom
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Zoom range/performance

    Cons

    • Poor In Low Light
    • Poor Sound
    • Poor Still Image

    Best Uses

      Comments about Sony Full HD Flash Handycam Black Camcorder:

      My partner and I bought the camera to capture movies of our newborn twins. Very easy to operate but does not work well in low lighting.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Mac Workaround

      By 

      from Vancouver, BC

      Pros

      • 60fps
      • Amazing Zoom range
      • automatic lens cover
      • Great sound

      Cons

      • 60p not yet supported in FCP / iMovie due to old codec standards
      • Larger than previous model

      Best Uses

        Comments about Sony Full HD Flash Handycam Black Camcorder:

        I'll start off by saying that there IS A MAC WORKAROUND. The 60p mode will not be recognized in Final Cut Pro / Express or iMovie because Apple has not updated the AVCHD codec to the latest standard. You need to manually copy the files from the camera to your scratch disk and use a third-party conversion program such as Aunsoft MTS Converter to convert the files to ProRes 422.

        (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        On a Mac? Forget about it.

        By 

        from Undisclosed

        Pros

        • None

        Cons

        • Can't use on a Mac.

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sony Full HD Flash Handycam Black Camcorder:

          If you try to use it on a Mac, get ready to dish out $19.99 to update Quicktime and then to have NO SOUND. Sound works just fine on the camera, but when you use it from the SD card, it transfers to an mpg file which Quicktime doesn't support.

          (45 of 47 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Nothing short of remarkable

          By 

          from New Jersey

          Comments about Sony Full HD Flash Handycam Black Camcorder:

          The HDR-CX130 is a marvel. Fantastic video. Enough controls to satisfy any amateur (it's not a prosumer camera). Very small form factor (but it makes it a little difficult to slip your hand through the strap and operate all of the controls easily). If photos were 8-12 MB vs the 3MB that it is, I would be inclined to use it in photo mode. Lens cover automatically opens and closes--nice touch. Built-in USB cable is nice touch but is VERYshort--need to use the extension cable they also provide. VERY, very happy with the video camera.

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