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Sony Full HD 32GB Flash Memory Black Camcorder - HDR-CX580V

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1920 x 1080 Full HD 60p Recording/ 20.4MP Still Image Capture/ Exmor R CMOS Sensor/ Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization/ CinemaTone Presets/ Advanced Controls/ Wide Angle G Lens/ 32GB Flash Memory/ 20x Extended Zoom/ 5.1 Ch. Surround Mic/ Black Finish
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Sony Full HD 32GB Flash Memory Black Camcorder, Model HDRCX580V

Bring your memories to life in 1920 x 1080 60p/24p Full HD with the HDR-CX580V Handycam® camcorder. Store them all on the 32GB of embedded Flash memory capable of holding up to 11 hours of HD footage at a time or use the dedicated slot to insert a compatible SD card or Memory Stick™ for added space. Increase your cinematic prowess with CinemaTone presets and advanced manual controls with expanded focus, zebra and peaking and let Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization help take the shake out of your movies. Get an even closer take on the action with 20x extended digital zoom 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. Get more in every shot with a wide angle G lens and view it all in crystal clarity on the 3" Xtra Fine LCD™ touch screen (921K) with TruBlack™ technology.

Features:

  • 1920x1080 Full HD 60p/24p Recording with 20.4MP still image capture
    The Sony® HDR-CX580V offers 1920 x 1080 high definition resolution letting you record your memories in exceptional Full High Definition quality. Capable of 60p/24p recording and playback via HDMI™ and compatible HDTV providing stunning clarity and incredibly detailed and smoother playback of your memories.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 32GB embedded Flash Memory for up to 11 hours of recording
    The built-in 32GB embedded Flash memory can record and store up to11 hours of high definition video footage (HD LP mode). 
  • Advanced controls with expanded focus, zebra, and peaking
    The HDR-CX580V 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.
  • Built-in Flash
    The built-in flash will assist in shedding light on your subject when shooting still photos.
  • Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization with 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 29.8mm focal length in Photo Mode 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.
  • 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.
  • 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® maps
    A built-in GPS receiver makes the HDR-CX580V 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 software. 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.

Specifications:

Camera

  • Camera Type Digital HD Video Camera Recorder

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

Recording

  • 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 Speaker
  • Photo Capture from Movie
    • 2.1 megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080)
    • 0.3 megapixels 4:3 (640x480)
    • 0.2 megapixels 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. 3h45m (Approx. 3h45m)
    • HD HQ: Approx. 6h40m (Approx. 5h5m)
    • HD LP: Approx. 11h35m (Approx. 9h30m)
    • STD HQ: Approx. 6h55m (Approx. 6h20m)
  • 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.5020K pixels(16:9)
    • Approx.3760K 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:1920x1080/60p (PS), 24p, 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: 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 29.1mm-582.7mm (16:9)

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 3.0" Xtra Fine LCD™ display (921K) w/ TruBlack™ technology
  • Live View Yes
  • Touch Panel Yes

Focus Control

  • 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 and Peaking Display

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: 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

Drive System

  • 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
    • 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/Golf Shot)

Convenience

  • 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)
  • 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

Advanced

  • 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 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
  • Night Shot® Infrared System Yes
  • 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

Interface

  • 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
  • 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) (sold seperately)
    • Component Video Out (Component A/V cable (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)

Power

  • Power Consumption (in Operation):
    • HD: 3.1W
    • STD: 2.9W
  • Battery Type InfoLITHIUM® with AccuPower™ Meter System (NP-FV50)
  • Power Requirements
    • 6.8V/7.2 (battery pack)
    • 8.4V (AC Adaptor)
  • Power Consumption (in View Finder Operation)
    • HD: 3..0W
    • STD: 2.8W

Flash

  • 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

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:

  • Lens Hood (1)
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-FV50) (1)
  • A/V Connecting Cable (1)
  • Operating Guide (1)
  • AC adaptor (AC-L200)(1)
  • HDMI (mini) Cable (1)
  • Power Cord (1)
  • USB Connection Support Cable (1)

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 3-5/8"
  • Width: 3-1/4"
  • Depth: 6"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 14.10oz
  • 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
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  • Abt ships this product for free!
 
Storage TypeFlash Memory
LCD Screen Size (inches)3.0"
ViewfinderYes
Total Pixel CountApprox. 5430K pixels
Effective Pixel CountApprox. 5020K pixels
Manual FocusingYes
Optical Zoom12x
Digital Zoom160x
Night ModeNight Shot® Infrared System
Image StabilizationYes
White BalanceAuto/Onepush/Outdoor/Indoor
Built In Video LightYes
Mic InputYes
Digtial Still CameraYes
Still Image FormatsJPEG
Computer ConnectivityBuilt-in USB Cable
Included Removeable MemoryNo
Weight With Battery (pounds)14.10oz
Width (inches)3–1/4"
Height (inches)3–5/8"
Depth (inches)6"
Parts Warranty1 Year
Labor Warranty90 Days
  

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Sony Full HD 32GB Flash Memory Black Camcorder
 
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5.0

Amazing camcorder !!!

By BananaXface

from Skokomish, WA

Comments about Sony Full HD 32GB Flash Memory Black Camcorder:

This Camcorder is awesome! It is So high def. It is a little grainy in lowlight indoors , but you can fix that by turning down the manual exposure settings a little. But, either way outside or inside, the quality is superb! I like how it has 2 Bright lights on the camcorder, it's good for at night, or in the woods searching for the Blair witch LOL but really , it lights up a whole dark living room ! The include lens hood is a great installment. I like how it also has a sony interface shoe, to power accesories, like on camera lights or microphones. The only con is that, It doesn't have sony nightshot/night vision. And the lack of Real manual settings, such as on the sony pj 710v.

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Very poor low light quality

By dave74x

from Hazleton, Pa

Comments about Sony Full HD 32GB Flash Memory Black Camcorder:

Sony decided to put a smaller sensor in this years CX580v compared to last years 1/2.88 in the CX560v. The quality is very poor. Filming indoors with regular lighting the picture quality gets very grainy, almost unusable. They also removed alot of manual controls such as, mode dial, shutter, iris, and AE shift. They took away night shot, moved the speakers to the front under the lens which picks up wind noise. This camcorder isn't worth $799.00.. I suggest you either go with the PJ710v, CX760v, PJ760v or get last years models CX560v/CX700v.. I am very disappointed in Sony this year..

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4.0

Powerful camera in a small unit

By ipadwalker

from Tokyo, Japan

Comments about Sony Full HD 32GB Flash Memory Black Camcorder:

the Camera I have is the HDR-CX590, I just looked at the specs, seems to be the exact same camera. I like using this for random video, traveling and just goofing around. Its a great unit, but I wish there was a different view / screen option. when the sun is at your back, which you try for, the viewfinder is not that useful..... Other than that, this camera is awesome.

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5.0

Best Purchase ever

By Anonymous

from Chambersburg, Pa

Comments about Sony Full HD 32GB Flash Memory Black Camcorder:

i got this video camera a couple of months ago and i wasnt sure to spend money on it but i did and it was the greatest and best purchase that i made in a long time. great for making music videos and making movies. and also great for taking pics and posting them to facebook or twitter. im looking to buy many more. sony did a great job with this video camera. ****** reviewed by CORY GINDLESPERGER FROM CHAMBERSBURG, PA

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5.0

Amazing Experience!!!

By JP12

from NY, NY

Comments about Sony Full HD 32GB Flash Memory Black Camcorder:

This will be an Amazing Experience!!! Own one today!!!

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Sony Full HD 32GB Flash Memory Black Camcorder

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