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1920x1080 Full HD Recording With 5.3MP Still Image Capture/ 8GB Embedded Flash Memory/ Up To 3 Hours Of Recording/ 2.7 Inch Touch-Screen Clear Photo LCD Display/ SteadyShot Image Stabilization/ Built-In USB Cable/ Wind Noise Reduction/ 30x Extended Zoom/ Blue Finish
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Sony Full HD Handycam Blue Camcorder, Model HDRCX210L

Have fun with the HDR-CX210 Handycam® camcorder capable of beautiful 1920 x 1080 Full HD 60i recording. Relive magical moments via HDMI™ on compatible HDTVwith stunning clarity and incredibly detailed, super smooth playback. 8GB of built-in Flash memory allows you to store your creations internally, or use the dedicated slot to insert a compatible SD card or Memory Stick® for added space. Get closer to your subject with the 25x optical / 30x extended digital zoom lens while advanced Face Detection automatically reduces background noise and improves the clarity of recorded voices. Experience stunning low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain with the back-illuminated Exmor® R CMOS sensor. View everything with brilliant clarity on the 2.7" Clear Photo LCD™ touch screen and compose shots easier than ever – even outdoors – using the touch screen to make adjustments to settings on the fly. Transfer files and charge your camcorder faster than ever via the high-speed, built-in USB 2.0 cable; every two minutes of charge time equals one minute of recording time.

Features:

  • 1920x1080 Full HD Recording With 5.3MP Still Image Capture
    The Sony® HDR-CX210 offers 1920 x 1080 high definition resolution letting you record your memories in exceptional Full High Definition quality. Capable of 60i recording and playback via HDMI™ and compatible HDTVproviding stunning clarity and incredibly detailed and smoother playback of your memories.
  • 8GB embedded Flash Memory for up to 3 hours of recording
    The built-in 8GB embedded Flash memory can record and store up to 3 hours of high definition video footage (HD LP mode).
  • 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.
  • SteadyShot® image stabilization w/ Active Mode
    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.
  • 30x Extended Zoom to get even closer to the action
    Extended Zoom works in conjunction with 25x optical zoom to get even closer to the action while maintaining HD image quality.
  • Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® lens
    The professional-quality Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® lens is designed specifically for compact camcorders. Precision ground optics help maintain the sharpness and contrast of larger lenses, and SteadyShot® image stabilization helps reduce blur caused by camera shake.
  • 2.7” touch-screen Clear Photo LCD ™ display (230K)
    The 2.7” Clear Photo LCD™ touch-screen 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.
  • 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.
  • Intelligent Auto (60 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 nine distinct scene modes (60 different combinations possible): Portrait/Baby/Tripod/Backlight/Landscape /Spotlight/Twilight/Macro/Low light.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Specifications:

Camera

  • Camera Type Digital HD Video Camera Recorder

Imaging Sensor

  • Color Filter System RGB primary color filters
  • Effective Picture Resolution Approx. 1310K pixels (16:9)
  • Imaging Sensor 1/5.8" (3.1mm) Back-illuminated Exmor R® CMOS Sensor
  • Pixel Gross Approx. 1500K pixels
  • Processor BIONZ™ Image processor

Recording

  • Still Image Size 4:3
    • Movie mode: 4.0 megapixels 4:3 (2304x1728)
    • Photo mode: 4.0 megapixels 4:3 (2304x1728)
  • Video Mode
    • HD FX: Approx. 24Mbps
    • FH: Approx. 17Mbps
    • HQ: Approx. 9Mbps
    • LP: Approx. 5Mbps
  • Audio Format
    • Dolby® Digital 2ch Stereo
    • Dolby® Digital Stereo Creator
  • Dual Record
    • 5.3 megapixels 16:9 (3072 x 1728)
    • 1.3 megapixels 16:9 (1536 x 864)
  • Internal Media Flash Memory 8GB
  • Media Type
    • 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
    • Monoral Speaker
  • Photo Capture from Movie
    • 2.1 megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080)
    • 0.3 megapixels 4:3 (640x480)
    • 0.2 megapixels pixels 16:9 (640x360)
  • Still Image File Format
    • DCF Ver. 2.0 compatible
    • Exif Ver. 2.3 compatible
    • MPF Baseline compatible
  • Still Image Max Effective Resolution 5.3 megapixels
  • Still Image Mode JPEG
  • Still Image Size 16:9
    • Movie mode: 5.3 megapixels 16:9 (3072x1728)
    • Photo mode: 5.3 megapixels 16:9 (3072x1728)
  • Video Actual (Pixel)
    • Approx.1310K pixels(16:9)
    • Approx.980K pixels(4:3)
  • Video Format
    • HD: MPEG4-AVC/H.264 AVCHD 2.0 format compatible (1080/60i:original format)
    • STD: MPEG2-PS
  • Video Resolution
    • HD:1920x1080/,60i(FX,FH), 1440x1080/60i(HQ,LP)
    • STD:720x480/60i
  • Video Signal
    • NTSC color
    • EIA standards
  • Wind Position Yes(Off/On)

Optics/Lens

  • Focal Length (35mm equivalent)
    • Movie Mode: 36mm - 1080mm (16:9),44mm-1320mm (4:3)
    • Photo Mode: 36mm - 900mm (16:9), 44mm-1100mm (4:3)
  • Aperture F1.8-3.2
  • Digital Zoom 300x
  • Extended Zoom 30x
  • Focal Distance
    • f = 2.5mm - 62.5mm
    • f =1/8inch - 2 1/2inch
  • Lens Stabilization SteadyShot® image stabilization w/ Active Mode (wide to tele)
  • Lens Type Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® Lens
  • Minimum Focus Distance
    • Approx. 1cm (Wide)
    • Approx. 80cm (Tele)
    • Approx. 39cm (Tele Macro)
  • Optical Zoom 25x
  • Steady Shot Mode 43.2mm-1080mm

LCD Display

  • Angle Adjustment
    • Opening Angle: max. 90 deg.
    • Turning Angle: max. 270 deg.
  • Brightness Control Yes (Menu)
  • Coverage 1
  • Grid Display Guide Frame
  • LCD Type 2.7" Clear Photo LCD display (230K) Wide(16:9)
  • Touch Panel Yes

Focus Control

  • AF Modes Auto / Manual (Touch Panel)
  • Focus Area Full range Focus/Spot Focus
  • Focus Features Tracking Focus
  • Focus System Contrast AF

Exposure System

  • 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: 11 lux (1/60 Shutter Speed)
    • Low Lux: 3 lux (1/30 Shutter Speed)
  • Noise Reduction Yes
  • Scene Mode(s)
    • Auto
    • Night Scene
    • Sunrise & Sunset
    • Fireworks
    • Landscape
    • Portrait
    • Spotlight
    • Beach
    • Snow
  • White Balance Mode
    • Auto
    • Onepush
    • Outdoor
    • Indoor

Drive System

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

Convenience

  • Built-In USB Cable Yes (USB Charge Available)
  • Date/Time Stamp Yes (Rec Date and Time)
  • Erase/Protect Yes/Yes
  • Fader Effect(s) White/Black
  • Manual/Auto Lens Cover Manual
  • 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)
  • Quick On Yes (Power On by LCD)
  • 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

Advanced

  • Tracking Focus Yes
  • Face Detection Yes
  • Image Stabilization SteadyShot® image stabilization w/ Active mode (Wide to Tele)
  • Intelligent Auto
    • Portrait
    • Baby
    • Tripod
    • Backlight
    • Landscape
    • Spotlight
    • Twilight
    • Macro
    • Low light
  • Priority Setting (for Face Detection)
    • Auto
    • Child Priority
    • Adult Priority
  • Smile Shutter technology
    • Dual Capture
    • Always On/Off
  • x.v.Color Yes

Interface

  • SD Output Composite Video Out(A/V connecting cable(supplied)
  • Remote Jack Integrated into A/V Remote terminal
  • A/V Remote Terminal Video/Audio/Remote
  • BRAVIA® Sync™ Yes
  • DC IN Yes
  • HD Output HDMI Out (mini) (Supplied)
  • HDMI Terminal Yes (mini)
  • Memory Card Slot Memory Stick PRO Duo™ and SD/ SDHC/ SDXC media compatible
  • PhotoTV HD Yes
  • USB Port(s) TypeA, mini-AB/USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage/MTP)

Power

  • Power Consumption (in Operation):
    • HD: 2.1W
    • STD: 1.9W
  • Battery Type InfoLITHIUM® with AccuPower™ Meter System (NP-FV30)
  • Power Requirements
    • 6.8V/7.2 (battery pack)
    • 8.4V (AC Adaptor)
  • Power Consumption (in View Finder Operation)
    • HD: 3..0W
    • STD: 2.8W

Software

  • 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

In The Box:

  • Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-FV30) (1)
  • A/V Connecting Cable (1)
  • Operating Guide (1)
  • AC adaptor (1)
  • HDMI (mini) Cable (1)
  • Power Cord (1)
  • USB Connection Support Cable (1)

Approximate Dimensions:

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

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 7.65 oz
  • Shipping: 2 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and 90 Days Labor
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details
Storage TypeFlash Memory
LCD Screen Size (inches)2.7"
ViewfinderYes
Total Pixel CountApprox. 1500K pixels
Effective Pixel CountApprox. 1310K pixels
Manual FocusingYes
Optical Zoom25x
Digital Zoom300x
Night ModeYes
Image StabilizationYes
White BalanceAuto/Onepush/Outdoor/Indoor
Mic InputYes
Max Recording Time With Battery3 hours
Digtial Still CameraYes
Still Image FormatsJPEG
Computer ConnectivityBuilt-in USB Cable
Included Removeable MemoryNo
Weight With Battery (pounds)7.65oz
Width (inches)2–1/4"
Height (inches)2–1/8"
Depth (inches)4–7/8"
Parts Warranty1 Year
Labor Warranty90 Days
  

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Sony Full HD Handycam Blue Camcorder
 
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5.0

Awesome Camcorder!

By Oldman69

from Texas

Comments about Sony Full HD Handycam Blue Camcorder:

I did not purchase from this site but wished I had because I paid $100.00 more. The Handycam has a lot of useful features that really impress me and more then that the ease of use is a big plus. The camera is smaller then it looked on the web but don't let the size full you because it does a awesome job on video's and pictures..You can't go wrong buy one :)

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1.0

There's nothing to get excited

By nba770

from florida

Comments about Sony Full HD Handycam Blue Camcorder:

Battery runs out within extremely short time. The internal memory is not at all helpful. (8 GB is just making fun of a video camera, and something that should be HD ...) Not really high quality, as promised you the store ...

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2.0

screen broke

By neophyte333

from south carolina

Pros

  • Great Pictures

Cons

  • screen fractured during normal use after 45 days

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    Comments about Sony Full HD Handycam Blue Camcorder:

    IT was great until I touched the screen to take a picture and it had a great hoels in it surrounded by what looked like cracked glass. This was all on the inside as the screen itself was intact and so was the lens. There should be a great warning about this although I was not using in a different way than i had since I purchased it. It is now in the Laredo repair center for a week. I wonder how long it will take to get back to me ? Still the pictures are great and they work on my computer once I fingured out what soft ware to use. IF you erase the pictures from the camera memory, it may be ver hard to move the pictures from one computer to another....

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    5.0

    keep your memories live

    By Vickey999

    from Karachi, Pakistan

    Comments about Sony Full HD Handycam Blue Camcorder:

    I found CX210 a very user friendly product and it gives a professional touch to your video shoot though we are not professional. picture quailty is very good and specially the night shoot with its Exmor R CMOS sensor.

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    Sony Full HD Handycam Blue Camcorder

    Sony Full HD Handycam Blue Camcorder

    UPC Code: 027242842199
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