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Sony Full HD Black Flash Memory Camcorder with Projector - HDR-PJ760V

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1920 x 1080 Full HD 60p Recording/ Built-In Projector/ 96GB Flash Memory/ Can Record And Store Up To 38 Hours Of High Definition Video Footage (HD LP mode) / 24.1MP Still Image Capture/ 26mm Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T Lens/ "Exmor R" CMOS Sensor/ 17x Extended Zoom/ Geotagging With Built-In GPS Receiver & NAVTEQ Maps/ 3.0" Touch Screen Display/ Black Finish
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Sony Full HD Black Flash Memory Camcorder with Projector, Model HDRPJ760V

Unleash your creativity with advanced manual control for iris, shutter, exposure and white balance plus ultra-stable recording with this HDR-PJ760V Handycam® camcorder. With a larger degree of artistic freedom and incredible Full HD resolution, shoot professional quality productions to impress your friends and family. Save up to 40 hours of footage (HD LP mode) directly to the embedded 96GB flash memory, and 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. Powerful Clear Phase stereo speakers complete the experience with high-quality audio in this go-anywhere, mobile theater.

Features

1920x1080 Full HD 60p Recording w/24.1MP still image capture
The Sony® HDR-PJ760V 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.

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.

96GB embedded Flash Memory for up to 38 hours of recording1
The built-in 96GB1 embedded Flash memory can record and store up to 38 hours of high definition video footage (HD LP mode).

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.

Manual Control (Iris/Shutter/Exposure/White Balance)
Get the most out of your camcorder with enhanced manual controls. The assignable dial allows for control of focus, exposure, white balance, iris, and shutter speed.

Balanced Optical SteadyShot(TM) image stabilization w/ Active Mode
On standard SteadyShot camcorders a single “shift lens” is moved in the optical block to offset camera shake. Balanced Optical SteadyShot(TM) image stabilization w/ Active Mode moves the entire optical block at once, maintaining the integrity of the optical path and improving shake reduction by up to 13X. It also reduces vignetting (light falloff towards the edge of a scene) and lowers distortion in videos and still photos.

Advanced controls with expanded focus, zebra, and peaking
The HDR-PJ760V 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.

26mm Carl Zeiss® Vario-Sonnar® T Lens
From the authority in lens technology, the Carl Zeiss® Vario-Sonnar® T lens provides a high quality 26mm wide angle so you can get everything you want in the shot.

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.

Color EVF (0.27” 201K) crisp clear video monitoring
A color EVF (electronic view finder) provides clear crisp representation of your video allowing for proper framing, battery conservation, and increased stability.

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.

17x Extended Zoom to get even closer to the action
Extended Zoom works in conjunction with 10x optical zoom to get even closer to the action while maintaining HD image quality.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Geotagging with built-in GPS receiver & NAVTEQ® maps7
A built-in GPS receiver7 makes the HDR-PJ760V 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 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

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.

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.

Built-in Flash
The built-in flash will assist in shedding light on your subject when shooting still photos.

Specifications

Camera

  • Camera Type : Digital HD Video Camera Recorder

Optics/Lens

  • Focal Length (35mm equivalent) : Movie Mode: 26.0mm - 260mm (16:9), 31.8mm-318mm (4:3); Photo Mode: 26.0mm - 260mm (16:9), 31.8mm-318mm (4:3)
  • Aperture : F1.8-3.4
  • Aperture Blade : 6 blades
  • Digital Zoom : 120x
  • Extended Zoom : 17x
  • Filter Diameter : 52mm
  • Focal Distance : f = 3.8mm - 38mm; f = 5/ 32inch - 1 1/2inch
  • Lens Stabilization : Balanced Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization w/ Active mode (Wide to Tele)
  • Lens Type : Carl Zeiss® Vario-Sonnar T* lens
  • Minimum Focus Distance : Approx. 1cm (Wide), Approx. 80cm (Tele), Approx. 32cm (Tele Macro)
  • Optical Zoom : 10x
  • Steady Shot Mode:Active : 27.2mm - 461.8mm (16:9)

Imaging Sensor

  • Color Filter System : ClearVid™ array
  • Effective Picture Resolution : Approx. 6140K pixels (16:9)
  • Imaging Sensor : 1/2.88" (6.3mm) Back-illuminated Exmor® R CMOS Sensor
  • Pixel Gross : Approx. 6650K pixels
  • Processor : BIONZ™ Image processor

Viewfinder

  • Diopter Adjustment : Yes
  • Field of View : 1
  • Type : 0.5cm (0.2") / Color 201,600dots equivalent

Exposure System

  • Auto Iris Control : F1.8 - F9.6
  • Backlight Compensation : Yes (Auto)
  • D-Range Optimizer : Yes
  • Exposure Compensation : AE Shift (Dial / Touch Panel)
  • Exposure Settings : Auto; Flexible Spot (Touch Panel); Manual (Dial)
  • Gain Control : Auto
  • LOW LUX Mode : Yes
  • Manual Exposure Assist : Zebra Pattern Display
  • Manual Iris Control : F1.8 - F9.6 (11steps)
  • Metering Modes : Multi-segment / Spot
  • Minimum Illumination : Standard: 6 lux (1/60 Shutter Speed); Low Lux: 3 lux (1/30 Shutter Speed); NightShot: 0 lux (1/60 Shutter Speed)
  • Noise Reduction : Yes
  • Scene Mode(s) : Auto / Twilight / Twilight Portrait (Photo Mode only) / Sunrise & Sunset / Fireworks / Landscape / Portrait / Spotlight / Beach / Snow
  • WB Shift : Yes
  • White Balance Mode : Auto / Onepush / Outdoor / Indoor

Recording

  • Still Image Size 4:3 : Movie mode: 18.1 megapixels 4:3 (4912x3680); Photo mode: 18.1 megapixels 4:3 (4912x3680)
  • 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 : 24.1 megapixels 16:9 (6544x3680); 12.3 megapixels 16:9 (4672x2628); 2.1 megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080)
  • Internal Media : Flash Memory 96GB
  • 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); 307K pixels 4:3 (640x480); 230K pixels 16:9 (640x360)
  • Recording and Playback Times (in Internal Media)(2ch) : HD PS: Approx. 7h40m (Approx. 7h40m); HD FX: Approx. 9h05m (Approx. 9h05m); HD FH: Approx. 12h25m (Approx. 12h25m); HD HQ: Approx. 22h05m (Approx. 16h40m); HD LP: Approx. 38h40m (Approx. 31h35m); STD HQ: Approx. 23h05m (Approx. 21h10m)
  • Recording and Playback Times (in Internal Media)(5.1ch) : HD PS: Approx. 7h40m; HD FX: Approx. 9h00m; HD FH: Approx. 12h15m; HD HQ: Approx. 21h35m; HD LP: Approx. 37h20m; STD HQ: Approx. 22h25m
  • Still Image File Format : DCF Ver. 2.0 compatible, Exif Ver. 2.3 compatible, MPF Baseline compatible
  • Still Image Max Effective Resolution : 24.1 megapixels
  • Still Image Mode : JPEG
  • Still Image Size 16:9 : Movie mode: 24.1 megapixels 16:9 (4672x2628); Photo mode: 24.1 megapixels 16:9 (6544x3680)
  • Video Actual (Pixel) : Approx. 6140K pixels (16:9), Approx. 4600K pixels (4:3)
  • Video Format : HD: MPEG4-AVC/H.264 AVCHD 2.0 format compatible; 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)

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; Peaking Display

Flash

  • Flash Compensation : Yes (3 steps)
  • Flash Coverage : Approx. 0.3m - 1.5m
  • Flash Metering System : Pre-flash TTL
  • Flash Modes : Auto / Forced / Prohibited
  • Flash Type : Built-in Flash

Projector

  • Endurance (Battery Life) : 100min(w/ Supplied Battery)
  • Resolution Output : 640 x 360
  • Throw Distance : 16ft (5m) (for 100"diagonal)

Advanced Features

  • 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
  • NightShot® 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
  • Remote Commander : Yes
  • A/V Remote Terminal : Video / S Video / Audio / Component Out / 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)

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
  • Touch Panel : Yes

Drive System

  • Shutter Speeds : Self-timer: Approx. 10sec. (Still Image/ Golf Shot); Shutter Speed (Standard): 1/60 - 1/10000; Shutter Speed (Manual lris Control): 1/60 - 1/10000; Shutter Speed (Manual Shutter): 1/8 - 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; Manual lris Control (Photo Mode): 1/8 - 1/725; Manual Shutter Control (Photo Mode): 1/8 - 1/250
  • Drive Mode : Photo Mode: Single-shot / Self-timer
  • Self-timer : 10sec.(Still Image/Golf Shot)

Power

  • Power Consumption (in Operation) : HD: 3.2W; STD: 3.0W
  • Battery Type : InfoLITHIUM® with AccuPower™ Meter System (NP-FV50)
  • Power Requirements : 7.2V (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.

Convenience Features

  • 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

In The Box

  • Lens Hood (1)
  • Power Cord (1)
  • USB Connection Support Cable (1)
  • Step Down Ring (1)
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-FV50) (1)
  • A/V Connecting Cable (1)
  • CD-ROM ("Handycam" Application Software) (1)
  • Remote Commander(RMT-835 with Battery(CR2025)) (1)
  • AC adaptor (AC-L200) (1)
  • HDMI(mini) Cable (1)

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Width: 4.25"
  • Height: 3.58"
  • Depth: 6.63"
Approximate Weight:
  • Unit: 1.25 lbs
  • Shipping: 5 lbs
Warranty Information:
  • Manufacturer Warranty(authorized online retailer): 1 Year Limited Warranty

Footnotes:

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)

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Storage TypeFlash Memory
LCD Screen Size (inches)3"
ViewfinderNo
Total Pixel Count6650K pixels
Effective Pixel Count6140K pixels
Manual FocusingYes
Optical Zoom10x
Digital Zoom120x
Night ModeYes
Image StabilizationYes
White Balance Auto / Onepush / Outdoor / Indoor
Built In Video LightYes
Mic InputYes
Max Recording Time With Battery100min
Digtial Still CameraYes
Effective Pixel Count for Still24.1 megapixels
Still Image FormatsJPEG
Computer ConnectivityYes
Included Removeable MemoryNo
Weight With Battery (pounds)2.68 lbs
Width (inches)4.25"
Height (inches)3.58"
Depth (inches)6.63"
Parts Warranty1 Year
Labor Warranty90 Days
  

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Sony Full HD Black Flash Memory Camcorder with Projector
 
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4.0

A near-excellent handy camera in the History...

By Jock

from Boulder; CO

Comments about Sony Full HD Black Flash Memory Camcorder with Projector:

Where is the NightShot functionality?. It could be really the best in the Handycams History, but is there always to be removed?...

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5.0

State of the art

By us78749

from Austin Texas

Comments about Sony Full HD Black Flash Memory Camcorder with Projector:

Sony HDRPJ760V camera review. Picture quality is exceptional. This is truly Blu-ray quality. The default recording mode is Standard HQ: 1440 x 1080/60i. You can boost this up 3 steps to PS: 1920 x 1080/60p and it totally fills up my Sony 52� HD display with amazing video. Then the Dolby 5.1 sound works. Stabilization is the best I have ever seen and my techy friends are still trying to figure out how Sony did it. I am totally impressed. Stabilization does not work with the VCLHGA07B wide angle lens. I guess you could leave stabilization turned on but there will probably be distortion as the lens moves in different directions. The projector really works. It is practical. The GPS function is another surprise that is very nice. You can’t use it to navigate with but it tells you where the picture was taken. It took me a while to realize the zoom on the top rear of the camera was used to zoom in and out on the GPS map. The automatic settings work extremely well. Manual operation is seldom needed. You can touch any part of the screen and the camera will adjust for focus and light. (If you have that feature turned on. There are many features in Camera/Mic settings to choose from. Smile detection really works but it also interprets a grimace as a smile. The 2 LEDs on the front serve as lights and flash. They work very well. I also have a light that plugs into the hot shoe on top of the camera but the existing lights are better. Shooting at night with this camera will impress you. The sun shield is good but it is difficult to use in conjunction with lens filters. With a filter installed the shield will not lock into place and will revolve freely. You will have to steady it with one hand or it will pivot into the picture. It is possible but very difficult to use this camera lens shade while your polarizing filter is installed. Playback functions are good and things work well with the remote control. Just use the HDMI cable to plug into an HD TV and the supplied software makes for easy viewing. There are cables for plugging into older TVs but you will miss what this camera can do. Edit/Copy functions are adequate. You can copy from internal memory to external memory. 96GB of storage is adequate for 7 hours and 40 minutes of recording in 1920 x 1080/60p Blu-ray quality. Then you have the external memory. The onboard microphone is a good as it gets for onboard mics. The wind cancellation function works exceptionally well. The 5.1 sound interpretation is good. I have an older Sony Bluetooth wireless lapel Mic which attaches to the hot shoe and it is compatible with this camera. It works perfect. You can contact tech support and they can tell you what is compatible. Shot gun mike, ECMCG50, is listed in the accessories for this camera but it won’t fit unless you also buy the VCT55LH bracket. Once you install the shot gun microphone it works great. Extensive testing revealed a valuable addition to a movie camera. So where do you store the shot gun mic? It is 12� long and will not fit in the camera bag. Go to Academy and buy a pouch used for a pistol with a long barrel. The shotgun mic and its bracket fit perfect. Ad a strap and you’re ready to go. Another version of this camera does not have the view finder and is difficult to use in sunlight. These cameras have an option to brighten the LCD which will make viewfinder observation easier in bright light. I’m an old timer and like the view finder. Pull it out and the camera turns on. Then you can tilt the viewfinder upward. Gripping is not the best for all hands. I ordered the pistol group but it is on 6 weeks back order. Connections on the camera are OK. Two options for USB connection exist. HDMI is there and an older A/V connection type. The Operating Guide could have larger print but there is the downloadable version for personal printout. The manual is OK but could be a little better. Transfer of data files from the camera to computer is much simpler than the tape drive cameras. You just do a copy with Windows Explorer using a USB connection. This camera is totally compatible with Windows 7 and programs like Adobe Premier CS6. The supplied software makes it easy to transfer, view and organize your video and picture files. Camera battery time is not as long as I would like but more expensive batteries are available. Sony uses proprietary batteries on most cameras so your old batteries will not work. I would not consider trying. Batteries will be a significant expense. Filters for this camera come in 2 different types and I have no idea what is what. I believe one accommodates the wide angle lens and the other does not. Nobody knows what is what. I got a few basic filters from another party and they are fine. Video cameras never have enough wide angle capture me. This one is good but a VCLHGA07B wide angle lens makes it better for indoor shooting. With the wide angle lens installed you cannot use filters or the sun shade. I also do not believe stabilization should be on when using the wide angle lens, so a tripod will help. The menu system is ok but I find it difficult to find what I am looking for. Is the function control in one menu or another? On a small camera there is just so much room for physical buttons. With a little time the LDC menu is acceptable. I don’t know how to make it better. In buying a camera of this type you have to consider the accessories carefully. A shooting grip may be essential for some people. Filters for the camera should always be considered to improve the picture and protect the 52mm lens threads. I had problems purchasing the camera and accessories from Sony but the camera itself is exceptional. The next step up from this camera is the 3D version with 2 lenses. The next improvement after that will probably record a person’s thoughts on the audio line and automatically delete clothing from the video. More men will take up video cameras. Don’t wait; this camera is as good as it will get for a long time.

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4.0

Good Camcorder But Need To Improve

By daubom

from Elk Grove, CA

Comments about Sony Full HD Black Flash Memory Camcorder with Projector:

GOOD: -Flash become light for recording movie. -Projector: very interesting. -Flash card: less moving parts, less worn out. -96GB: good for a long trip, only need some extra batteries. -SD: more storage to record if needed. -Carl Zeiss lens. BAD: -GPS: very weak signal. Sony is not good in GPS technology, can't compare to the other GPS company. -Can't use flash when in movie mode, even not recording. My old model HDR-HC3 can do it. -No shoulder strap supply: it is an inconvenient. -Can't use SD & internal memory card at same time. -Only 10x for optical. -While recording at highest quality FX: can't take picture. -It take 6 sec in order to start recording: better than old model but still slow. -Expensive.

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1.0

NICE CAMCORDER WITH ONE REALLY ANNOYING FLAW

By CreativeTemple

from Florida

Comments about Sony Full HD Black Flash Memory Camcorder with Projector:

This is my first day using this camcorder & I'm sorry to say that I am truly disappointed with one very annoying flaw - when recording in highest quality (fx) or 24p, an icon appears on the viewfinder to indicate that the camcorder is unable to take still photographs in this mode. What is truly truly annoying about this is that the icon will not disappear no matter what you do. And it isn't placed in the corner, but just a little bit above the center of the viewfinder so it really really gets in the way of the picture. This is really annoying and interferes with my creative process. I don't need an annoying icon to be in my viewfinder for eternity. I need to see what I'm recording without any annoying distractions. I don't understand why Sony let such a careless flaw occur in what would otherwise be a nice camcorder. If I'm wrong about this, then my apologies to Sony & I would love to know how to make this disappear. But after fiddling with it for 2 hours I'm pretty confident to say that I've tried everything and it won't go away.

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5.0

Awesome sony camcorder fully loaded

By Rush2112

from Miami Fl

Comments about Sony Full HD Black Flash Memory Camcorder with Projector:

Very well made. Love this camcorder My 10th Sony camcorder and this one rocks

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Sony Full HD Black Flash Memory Camcorder with Projector

Sony Full HD Black Flash Memory Camcorder with Projector

Discontinued


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