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Sony Full HD 32GB Flash Memory Black Camcorder - HDR-CX430V

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1920 x 1080 Full HD 24p/60p/ 20.4-Megapixel Exmor R CMOS Sensor/ 5.1ch Surround Mic/ High Quality AVCHD Or Web Optimized MP4 Video/ Wide Angle G Lens/ Tracking Focus/ Expanded Recording/Monitoring With Mic/Headphone Jack/ Wireless Control, Transfer, Data Backup Via Wi-Fi/ 55x Extended Zoom/ 3.0 Inch Wide Clear Photo Plus LCD Touch Screen/ Built-In 32GB Flash/ Black Finish
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Sony Full HD 32GB Flash Memory Black Camcorder, Model HDRCX430V

Special occasions with friends and family are just as touching the second time around when captured in gorgeous 1920 x 1080 Full HD quality with this Sony Handycam® HDR-CX430V camcorder. Shoot 24p or 60p HD videos to relive the moment in stunning high definition, or snap lovely 8.9MP photos to hang on the wall or post to your profile. Your pictures and movies will come out clear and sharp—even when shooting in challenging lighting conditions—thanks to Sony's back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor which reduces grain and improves low-light shooting. Balanced Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode cuts down on camera shake to deliver beautifully blur-free footage in unsteady scenarios. And with 32GB of built-in flash memory, you can record up to 11 hours and 40 minutes of HD video footage (HD LP mode).

Features

1920x1080 Full HD 24p/60p w/20.4MP Exmor R® CMOS Sensor
Create cinematic video in high definition 1920 x 1080 24p/60p and high quality 20.4MP still images. 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.

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.

Shoot high quality AVCHD or web optimized MP4 video
Select between HD video in the AVCHD or MP4 format for highest quality or easy transfer and sharing.AVCHD provides premium video that can be enjoyed on large screen HDTVs, and is ideal for capturing precious memories at special occasions, family vacations and other moments you want to treasure for a lifetime. MP4 is great for those moments that you want to quickly share on your social networks or store on the cloud. MP4 produces smaller files optimized for web viewing and makes wireless transfer a breeze (on select Handycam camcorder’s with Wi-Fi feature and optional accessory ADP-WL1M).

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.

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).

Geotagging with built-in GPS receiver & NAVTEQ® maps
A built-in GPS receiver makes the HDR-CX430V Geotagging with built-in GPS receiver & NAVTEQ® maps 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: Portrait, Baby, Walk, Tripod , Backlight, Landscape, Spotlight, Twilight, Macro, Low light, Auto Wind Noise Reduction. The 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.

Balanced Optical SteadyShot™ 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™ 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.

Attach an array of accessories via Multi-Interface shoe
Sony’s Multi-Interface shoe is specifically designed to offer a common interface across all of Sony’s Digital Imaging products. Quickly and easily attach a vast array of accessories compatible with this interface, including optional video lights, microphones and  even Sony’s new Wi-Fi module, and dramatically increase the quality of your videos.

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.

New Advanced Sound System for Premium Audio
Premium video demands premium audio. This is why Sony has enhanced the sound system in select Handycam® camcorders. A wider dynamic range allows for clearer and cleaner sound recording when shooting in areas with either too much background noise or where the audio level is too low. Additionally, manual audio level adjustment allows users to fine tune sound recordings. These improvements add on to existing features of Wind Noise Reduction and Closer Voice technology that work with the camcorder’s built in face-detection technology to automatically reduces background noise.

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.

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.

Record sequential still photos with 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.

Up to 11hr 40min recording with 32GB embedded Flash Memory
The built-in 32GB embedded Flash memory can record and store up to 11 hours 40 minutes of high definition video footage (HD LP mode).

Wireless control, transfer, data backup via Wi-Fi®
Handycam® camcorders with Multi-Interface shoe are compatible with a myriad of powerful accessories, including Sony’s new optional Wi-Fi adapter ADP-WL1M1. Turn compatible smartphones and tablets into a remote control for your camcorder (remote functions include zoom, REC start/stop, and changing recording modes).  Instantly share your videos and photos online using your smartphone or tablet.  Conveniently backup all your videos and photos on your PC without any wires.

55x 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.

3.0" wide Clear Photo Plus™ LCD (230k) touch screen
The 3.0” (16:9) Clear Photo Plus™ LCD touch screen (230K) 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. Use the touchscreen to select faces and objects to keep in focus and monitor levels of exposure while you record.

Closer Voice (with Face Detection)
When the camcorder’s Face Detection technology identifies people in a scene, an Advanced Acoustic Processor automatically reduces background noise, resulting in recorded voices with outstanding clarity and intelligibility.

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.

Specifications

Image Sensor

  • Imaging Sensor: 1/3.91'' (4.6mm) back-illuminated Exmor® R CMOS Sensor
  • Processor: BIONZ® image processor
  • Pixel Gross: Approx.5430K pixels
  • Effective Picture Resolution: Movie: Approx.2230K pixels(16:9) Stll: Approx.2230K pixels(16:9)
  • Color Filter System: ClearVid™ array

Viewfinder

  • Touch Panel: Yes

Exposure System

  • Metering Modes: Multi-segment/Spot
  • Exposure Compensation: AE Shift(Touch Panel)
  • Exposure Settings: Auto; Manual(Menu); 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:6 lux(1/30 Shutter Speed); Low Lux:3 lux(1/30 Shutter Speed)
  • Auto Iris Control: F1.8 - F10
  • Backlight Compensation: Yes(Auto)
  • LOW LUX Mode: Yes
  • WB Shift: Yes

Advanced

  • Airplane Mode: Yes
  • Audio Level Display: Yes
  • CinemaTone Gamma/Color: Yes
  • Closer Voice: 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
  • Smile Shutter™ technology: Dual Capture/Always On/Off
  • Smooth Slow Rec: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Functionality: Remote control with mobile device, send to smartphone, send to PC (with optional wi-fi accessory
  • x.v.Color™: Yes

Power

  • Power Requirements: 6.8V/7.2V (battery pack); 8.4V (AC Adaptor)
  • Battery Type: InfoLITHIUM® with AccuPower™ Meter System (V Series)

Others (details)

  • Wi-Fi Opt Wireless adaptor: Send to Smartphone; Send to Computer;Control with Smartphone

Recording

  • Media Type: Internal Flash Memory;Memory Stick PRO Duo™ (Mark 2);Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™;Memory Stick XC-HG Duo™;SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card(Class 4 or Higher)
  • Still Image Mode: JPEG
  • Still Image Max Effective Resolution: 8.9 megapixels
  • Still Image Size 16:9: Movie Mode: 8.9 megapixels 16:9 (3984x2240); Photo Mode: 8.9 megapixels 16:9 (3984x2240)
  • Still Image Size 4:3: Movie Mode:6.7 megapixels 4:3 (2992x2240); Photo Mode: 6.7 megapixels 4:3 (2992x2240)
  • Video Mode: HD: MPEG4-AVC/H.264 AVCHD 2.0 format.compatible; STD: MPEG2-PS; MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
  • Video Resolution: HD:1920x1080/60p(PS),60i(FX,FH), 1440x1080/60i(HQ,LP); STD:720x480/60i; MP4: 1280x720 30p
  • Video Actual (Pixel): Approx.2230K pixels(16:9), Approx.1670K pixels(4:3)
  • Video Signal: HDTV, NTSC color, EIA standards
  • Recording and Playback Times (in Internal Media)(2ch): HD PS: 2h20m; HD FX: 2h45m; HD FH: 3h45m; HD HQ: 6h40m; HD LP: 11h40m; STD HQ: 7h00m (Times are approximate; max time) ; MP4: 9hr55min
  • Photo Capture from Movie: 2.1 megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080); 0.3 megapixels 4:3 (640x480); 0.2 megapixels 16:9 (640x360)
  • Dual Record: 8.9 megapixels 16:9 (3984x2240); 4.5 megapixels 16:9 (2816 x 1584); 2.1 megapixels 4:3 (1920 x 1080)
  • Audio Format: Dolby® Digital 5.1ch, Dolby®Digital 5.1Creator; Dolby® Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby® Digital Stereo Creator; MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch 
  • Microphone/Speaker: Built-in Zoom Microphone; Monoral Speaker
  • Internal Media: Flash Memory 32GB
  • Mic Level Control: Yes (31steps)
  • Movie Recording Rate(Average Bit Rate/VBR): HD PS: 28Mbps / FX:24Mbps / FH:17Mbps / HQ: 9Mbps / LP: 5Mbps (Approx)
  • Recording and Playback Times (in Internal Media)(5.1ch): HD PS: 2h15m; HD FX: 2h40m; HD FH: 3h40m; HD HQ: 6h30m; HD LP: 11h15m; STD HQ: 6h45m (Times are approximate; max time)
  • Still Image File Format: DCF Ver.2.0 compatible, Exif Ver.2.3 compatible, MPF Baseline compatible
  • Wind Noise Reduction: Yes(On/Off)

LCD Display

  • LCD Type: 3.0'' (7.5cm) Clear Photo LCD Plus™ (230K) Wide (16:9)
  • Angle Adjustment: Opening Angle:max.90 deg., Turning Angle:max.270 deg.
  • Brightness Control: Yes(Menu)
  • Coverage: 100%
  • Grid Display: Grid Line 

Drive System

  • Drive Mode: Photo Mode:Single-shot/Self-timer
  • Self-timer: Approx.10sec.(Still Image/Golf Shot)
  • Shutter Speeds: Shutter Speed(Standard): 1/30 - 1/10,000; Shutter Speed (Auto Control Range); Shutter Speed(Smooth Slow Rec) 1/250 - 1/10,000

Interface

  • Memory Card Slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo™ and SD/SDHC/SDXC compatible
  • SD Output: Composite Video Out(AV CABLE(sold separately))
  • HD Output: HDMI Out(micro)(supplied)
  • USB Port(s): Multi Micro USB-AB/USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage)
  • BRAVIA® Sync™: Yes
  • PhotoTV HD: Yes
  • Headphone Jack: Stereo Minijack
  • Microphone Input: Stereo Minijack
  • Direct Copy: Yes
  • Accessory Shoe: Yes(Multi Interface Shoe)
  • DC IN: Yes
  • HDMI Terminal: Yes (HDMI micro)  
  • Multi/Micro USB Terminal: Yes
  • Projector Input: Yes (HDMI micro) 
  • Wi-Fi (Opt. Acc): Yes

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.

Projection (details)

  • Color repeatability : 16 700 000
  • Contrast ratio : 62.50069444444444
  • Focus : Manual
  • Light source : LED(R/G/B)
  • Projection type : DLP
  • Projector Input : Yes (Only from Projector input terminal )

Optics / Lens

  • Lens Type : G™ Lens
  • Lens Stabilization : Balanced Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization w/ Active mode (Wide to Tele)
  • Aperture : F1.8-F4.0
  • Optical Zoom : 30x
  • Digital Zoom : 350x
  • Focal Length (35mm equivalent) : Movie Mode: 26.8-804.0mm (16:9); 32.8-984.0mm (4:3) ; Photo Mode: 26.8-804.0mm (16:9), 32.8-984.0mm (4:3)
  • Filter Diameter : 46mm
  • Minimum Focus Distance : Approx.1cm(Wide) ,Approx.80cm(Tele) ,Approx.37cm(Tele Macro)
  • Extended Zoom : 55x
  • Focal Distance : f=1.9-57.0mm; f=3/32-2 1/4inch

Focus Control

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

Convenience

  • 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 : Yes
  • 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); Hightlight BGM(Preinstalled 4 music files, Music transfer)
  • Built-in USB Cable : Yes(USB Charge Available)
  • Multiple Language Display : English; Spanish; Brazilian Portugese; Canadian French
  • Self Recording : Yes
  • View & Index : Event/MAP

Approximate Dimensions

  • Height: 2.375"
  • Width: 2.625"
  • Depth: 4.875"

Approximate Weight

  • Unit: 0.71 lbs
  • Shipping: 2 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer):
    • Parts: 1 Year
    • Labor: 90 Days
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details
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Storage TypeBuilt-In Flash
LCD Screen Size (inches)3
ViewfinderYes
Total Pixel Count8.9 Megapixels
Effective Pixel Count8.9 megapixels
Manual FocusingYes
Optical Zoom30x
Digital Zoom350x
Night ModeNo
Image StabilizationYes
White BalanceAuto/Onepush/Outdoor/Indoor
Built In Video LightYes
Mic InputYes
Digtial Still CameraYes
Effective Pixel Count for Still8.9 megapixels
Still Image FormatsDCF Ver.2.0 compatible
Computer ConnectivityUSB
Included Removeable MemoryNo
Weight With Battery (pounds)0.71
Width (inches)2.63
Height (inches)2.38
Depth (inches)4.88
Parts Warranty1 Year
Labor Warranty90 Days
  

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5.0

handycam

By boost

from bronx, ny

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

Nice camcorder. Its small and has a little weight to it......No video light.... Overall, its smaller, has great zoom, easy controls, good sound, records great videos especially outdoors, and the pictures are a little dull but can definitely capture good pictures. its aight.

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By TheManWith2FirstName

from Detroit, MI

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

I bought this camera to replace my Sony HDR-HC1. The camera includes some amazing features. What I don't like about the camera- 1. Is there is no eye level viewfinder. I knew that when I bought it, but I wish it was an option. In order to get around that I purchased a LCD viewfinder for a DSLR. It works wonderfully, and can't really complain. Because the magnifier is using a larger screen, the image is much clearer. The only problem with that is I have to remove the magnifier to use the touch screen. 2. There is a door that covers the memory card and audio plugs. This door makes it hard to pull out the cards. Also the door has to be open to plug anything into the audio plugs. Since I am planing on running an external microphone, the door had to go. Not an easy thing to remove, and it will never be able to go back again. All in all the camera is terrific, and I look forward to some good quality videos.

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2.0

Disappointed in quality for price

By bybynyny

from Dallas, TX

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

I just returned from vacation with this video camera. The indoor shoots are very grainy and most outdoor photo shots are not useable. I switched to low light setting with no help. The outdoor video was okay if we had sunshine. The only major improvement over the earlier model I had was the new type of image stabilization. It really helped the video to be smoother when you are walking or panning across an area. The slow motion video record is terrible. The color is flat and out of focus. Expensive camera with border line quality at this price.

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5.0

Don't get any models less than this one...

By FLSouthPaw

from Orlando, FL

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

I am very happy with this camera so far... It does everything I need it to do and more... The HD video is very good and the 30x zoom is great... The auto settings do pretty good in all conditions... I don't care that the still images are grainy and awful because I got it for video... IT DOES NOT HAVE A BUILT IN FLASH like the Sony site says or at least I don't see one... The manual mentions nothing about a built in flash... There is a place in the cameras menu but it does nothing... I believe it is for an external flash... I will be calling Sony... You can see my unboxing and test video on youtube... Just search for XMSMLL and you will see it on my channel... there are 2 parts... I first bought the CX290/B and it just didn't cut it... then I got the CX380/B and returned that before even opening because I just had to have the BALANCED Optical Steady Shot... well worth it...

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Sony Full HD 32GB Flash Memory Black Camcorder

Sony Full HD 32GB Flash Memory Black Camcorder

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