Sony Full HD Black Flash Memory Camcorder with Projector, Model HDRPJ580V
Why wait until you're in front of the TV to share your gorgeous new footage? With a built-in projector capable of projecting up to a 100" (diag.) image, you can turn practically any wall or flat surface into an impromptu movie screen with this HDR-PJ580V Handycam® camcorder. Powerful Clear Phase stereo speakers complete the experience with high-quality audio in this go-anywhere, mobile theater. Shoot in incredible Full HD quality, and save up to 11 hours of footage (HD LP mode) directly to the embedded 32GB flash memory1. Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode compensates for camera shake to deliver stunningly smooth video. For extra creative control, use CinemaTone mode to deepen colors for a nostalgic, film-like feel–combined with a 24p recording option, you'll get rich cinematic footage.
1920x1080 Full HD 60p Recording w/20.4MP still image capture:
The Sony® HDR-PJ580V offers 1920 x 1080 high definition resolution letting you record your memories in exceptional Full High Definition quality. Capable of 60p recording and playback via HDMI™ and compatible HDTV4 providing stunning clarity and incredibly detailed and smoother playback of your memories.
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.
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.
3.0" touch-screen Xtra Fine LCD™ display (921K) w/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. TruBlack™ technology brings remarkably higher contrast delivering more natural, realistic colors and easier viewing in bright conditions by reducing glare.
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.
Geotagging with built-in GPS receiver & NAVTEQ® maps7
A built-in GPS receiver7 makes the HDR-PJ580V an ideal choice for travelers. The receiver gives you the ability to view your current location on the LCD map display, as well as "tag" your shooting locations. Tagged videos and still images can be reviewed and played back using the Map Index function on the camcorder or once downloaded to your PC using the supplied PlayMemories Home software9. Additionally, the receiver automatically adjusts your camcorder's clock to the proper time zone.
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: Landscape, Backlight, Twilight, Spotlight, Low light, Macro, Portait, Baby, Walk, Tripod, Wind Noise Reduction. Thie 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.
Built-in High-Contrast Projector
The high-contrast projector built-in to the LCD panel gives you the freedom to share your favorite memories virtually anywhere. Powerful enough to project up to a 100" diagonal screen, this small mobile theater packs a powerful punch. Combined with advanced Clear Phase stereo speakers, your memories will come alive for you and those you're sharing with.
CinemaTone presets and 24p recording for cinematic quality video
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.
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 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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
32GB embedded Flash Memory for up to 11 hours of recording1
The built-in 32GB1 embedded Flash memory can record and store up to 11 hours of high definition video footage (HD LP mode).
Advanced controls with expanded focus, zebra, and peaking
The HDR-PJ580V 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 and exposure adjustments.
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.
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.
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.
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
The built-in flash will assist in shedding light on your subject when shooting still photos.
- Camera Type : Digital HD Video Camera Recorder
- Focal Length (35mm equivalent) : 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)
- Aperture : F1.8-3.4
- Digital Zoom : 160x
- Extended Zoom : 20x
- Filter Diameter : 30mm
- Focal Distance : f = 2.9mm - 34.8mm; f =1/8inch - 1 3/8inch
- Lens Stabilization : Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization w/ Active mode (Wide to Tele)
- Lens Type : G Lens™
- Minimum Focus Distance : Approx. 1cm (Wide), Approx. 50cm (Tele), Approx. 25cm (Tele Macro)
- Optical Zoom : 12x
- Steady Shot Mode:Active : 29.1-582.7mm
- Auto Iris Control : F1.8 - F10
- Backlight Compensation : Yes (Auto)
- D-Range Optimizer : Yes
- Exposure Settings : Auto; Flexible Spot (Touch Panel)
- Gain Control : Auto
- LOW LUX Mode : Yes
- Metering Modes : Multi-segment / Spot
- Minimum Illumination : Standard: 6 lux (1/60 Shutter Speed); Low Lux: 3 lux (1/30 Shutter Speed)
- Noise Reduction : Yes
- Scene Mode(s) : Auto / Twilight / Twilight Portrait (Photo Mode only) / Sunrise & Sunset / Fireworks / Landscape / Portrait / Spotlight / Beach / Snow
- White Balance Mode : Auto / Onepush / Outdoor / Indoor
- Endurance (Battery Life) : Approx. 85mim(Supplied Battery)
- Resolution Output : 640x360
- Throw Distance : 16ft (5m) (for 100"diagonal)
- 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))
- Remote Jack : Integrated into A/V Remote terminal
- Remote Commander : Yes
- A/V Remote Terminal : Video / Audio / Remote
- Accessory Shoe : Yes (Active Interface Shoe)
- BRAVIA® Sync™ : Yes
- DC IN : Yes
- Direct Copy : Yes
- HD Output : HDMI Out (mini) (supplied)
- HDMI Terminal : Yes (mini)
- Headphone Jack : Stereo Minijack
- Memory Card Slot : Memory Stick PRO Duo™ and SD/ SDHC/ SDXC media compatible
- Microphone Input : Stereo Minijack
- PhotoTV HD : Yes
- USB Port(s) : TypeA, mini-AB/USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage/MTP)
- Imaging Sensor
- Color Filter System : ClearVid™ array
- Effective Picture Resolution : Approx. 5020K pixels (16:9)
- Imaging Sensor : 1/3.91" (4.6mm) Back-illuminated Exmor® R CMOS Sensor
- Pixel Gross : Approx. 5430K pixels
- Processor : BIONZ™ Image processor
- Still Image Size 4:3 : Movie mode: 15.3 megapixels 4:3 (4512x3384); Photo mode: 15.3 megapixels 4:3 (4512x3384)
- Video Mode : HD PS: Approx. 28Mbps / FX: Approx. 24Mbps / FH: Approx. 17Mbps / HQ: Approx. 9Mbps / LP: Approx. 5Mbps; STD HQ: 9Mbps
- Audio Format : Dolby® Digital 5.1ch, Dolby®Digital 5.1Creator; Dolby® Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby® Digital Stereo Creator
- Dual Record : 20.4 megapixels 16:9 (6016x3384); 10.0 megapixels 16:9 (4224x2376); 2.1 megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080)
- Internal Media : Flash Memory 32GB
- Media Type : Internal Flash Memory; Memory Stick PRO Duo ™ (Mark 2); Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo ™; SD/ SDHC/ SDXC Memory Card (Class 4 or Higher)
- Mic Level Control : Yes (2steps)
- Microphone/Speaker : Built-in Zoom Microphone; Clear Phase Stereo Speaker
- Photo Capture from Movie : 2.1 megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080); 0.3 megapixels 4:3 (640x480); 0.2 megapixels pixels 16:9 (640x360)
- Recording and Playback Times (in Internal Media)(2ch) : HD PS: Approx. 2h20m (Approx. 2h20m); HD FX: Approx. 2h45m (Approx. 2h45m); HD FH: Approx. 3h50m (Approx. 2h45m); HD HQ: Approx. 6h50m (Approx. 6h10m); HD LP: Approx. 11h55m (Approx. 7h5m); STD HQ: Approx. 7h5m (Approx. 6h35m)
- Recording and Playback Times (in Internal Media)(5.1ch) : HD PS: Approx. 2h20m; HD FX: Approx. 2h45m; HD FH: Approx. 3h45m; HD HQ: Approx. 6h40m; HD LP: Approx. 11h35m; STD HQ: Approx. 6h55m
- Still Image File Format : DCF Ver. 2.0 compatible, Exif Ver. 2.3 compatible, MPF Baseline compatible
- Still Image Max Effective Resolution : 20.4 megapixels
- Still Image Mode : JPEG
- Still Image Size 16:9 : Movie mode: 20.4 megapixels 16:9 (6016x3384); Photo mode: 20.4 megapixels 16:9 (6016x3384)
- Video Actual (Pixel) : Approx.5,020K pixels(16:9), Approx.3,760K pixels(4:3)
- Video Format : HD: MPEG4-AVC/H.264 AVCHD 2.0 format compatible (1080/60p:original format); STD: MPEG2-PS
- Video Resolution : HD: 1920x1080/60p (PS), 24p, 60i (FX, FH), 1440x1080/60i (HQ, LP); STD: 720x480/60i
- Video Signal : NTSC color, EIA standards
- Wind Noise Reduction : Yes (Off /On)
- AF Illuminator : Yes
- AF Modes : Auto / Manual (Touch Panel / Dial)
- Focus Area : Full range Focus / Spot Focus
- Focus Features : Tracking Focus
- Focus System : Contrast AF
- Manual Focus Assist : Magnified display for precise manual focus; Peaking Display
- Flash Compensation : Yes (3 steps)
- Flash Coverage : Approx. 0.3m - 2.0m
- Flash Metering System : Pre-flash TTL
- Flash Modes : Auto / Forced / Prohibited
- Flash Type : Built-in Flash
- Tracking Focus : Yes
- Assignable Dial : Yes (Focus / Exposure / Iris / Shutter Speed / AE Shift / WB Shift Set)
- Audio Level Display : Yes
- CinemaTone Gamma/Color : Yes
- Embedded GPS : Yes (Current Position Display (Your Location))
- Face Detection : Yes
- Golf Shot : Yes
- Image Stabilization : Balanced Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization w/ Active mode (Wide to Tele)
- Intelligent Auto : Portrait/Baby/Walk/Tripod/Backlight/Landscape/Spotlight/Twilight/Macro/Low light/Auto wind noise reduction
- Priority Setting (for Face Detection) : Auto / Child Priority / Adult Priority
- S-Master : Yes
- Smile Shutter™ technology : Dual Capture / Always On / Off
- Smooth Slow Rec : Yes
- x.v.Color™ : Yes
- Angle Adjustment : Opening Angle: max. 90 deg., Turning Angle: max. 270 deg.
- Brightness Control : Yes (Menu)
- Coverage : 1
- Grid Display : Guide Frame
- LCD Type : 3.0" Xtra Fine LCD™ display (921K) w/ TruBlack™ technology
- Touch Panel : Yes
- Shutter Speeds : Self-timer: Approx. 10sec. (Still Image/ Golf Shot); Shutter Speed (Standard): 1/60 - 1/10000; Shutter Speed Auto Control Range: 1/8 - 1/10000; Shutter Speed (Smooth Slow Rec): 1/250 - 1/10000 (Standard); Scene Selection: 1/8 - 1/10000; LOW LUX: 1/30 - 1/10000
- Drive Mode : Photo Mode: Single-shot / Self-timer
- Self-timer : 10sec.(Still Image/Golf Shot)
- Built-in USB Cable : Yes (USB Charge Available)
- Date / Time Stamp : Yes (Rec Date and Time, Camera info, Coordinates)
- Erase/Protect : Yes / Yes
- Fader Effect(s) : White / Black
- Manual / Auto Lens Cover : Auto
- Media/Battery Indicator : Yes (recordable time, free and used media space) / Yes (recordable time, remaining capacity)
- Multiple Language Display : English; Simplified English; Brazilian Portugese; Canadian French; Latin American Spanish
- One Touch Disc Burn : Yes (Menu)
- Power Save Mode : Auto Shut-off(1minute) Eco mode "MAX"; Auto Shut-off(2minutes) Eco mode "Standard"
- Quick On : Yes (Power On by LCD)
- Red-Eye Reduction : Yes (On / Off)
- S/S & Zoom button on LCD : Yes (Touch Panel)
- 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)
- View & Index : Event / MAP
- Supplied Software : PC: PlayMemories Home Lite (built-in; for PC only); PlayMemories Home (by download); Music Transfer(by download); MAC:Music Transfer(by download); PlayMemories Online Uploader(by download)
- 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.
- Power Consumption (in Operation) : HD: 3.1W; STD: 2.9W
- Battery Type : InfoLITHIUM® with AccuPower™ Meter System (NP-FV50)
- Power Consumption (in View Finder Operation) : HD: 3.0W; STD: 2.8W
- Power Requirements : 6.8V/7.2 (battery pack); 8.4V (AC Adaptor)
- Power Consumption (in View Finder Operation) : HD:3.0W; STD:2.8W
In The Box
- Lens Hood (1)
- Power Cord (1)
- USB Connection Support Cable (1)
- Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-FV50) (1)
- A/V Connecting Cable (1)
- Remote Commander(RMT-835 with Battery(CR2025)) (1)
- AC adaptor (AC-L200) (1)
- HDMI(mini) Cable (1)
- operating guide (1)
- Unit: 12.16 oz
- Shipping: 2 lbs
- Manufacturer Warranty(authorized online retailer): 90 days Labor
1 Year parts.
1. 1GB equals 1 billion bytes, a portion of which is used for data management functions
4. Requires HDTV and HDMI cable sold sep.
7. Map service provided by Google and subject to change without notice.
9. For PC: Requires Microsoft® Windows® XP SP3/ Windows V ista® SP2/Windows 7. For Mac: Requires Mac OSX (v10.5-10.7)
13. Requires via VMC-UAM1 cable (sold separately), AC power for camcorder, and hard drive formatted in FAT-32. USB-hub not supported. External HHD/USB media should be less than 2TB(Terabytes)