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1920x1080 Full HD/ 24.1MP Exmor R CMOS Sensor/ Top-Mounted 5.1ch Surround Sound Mic/ Balanced Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization/ Wireless Control, Transfer, Data Backup Via Wi-Fi/ High Quality AVCHD Or Web Optimized MP4 Video/ 3.0 Inch Xtra Fine LCD Display Touchscreen/ S-Master Digital Amplifier/ Built-In USB Cable/ Intelligent Auto/ Built-In Flash And LED Video Light/ Black Finish
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Sony Full HD 60p/24p Black Camcorder, Model HDRPJ790V

Make your filmmaking debut with ultra-smooth HD, a 5.1 channel mic and built-in projector to showcase your masterpiece. This 24.1MP camcorder delivers Full HD 24p/60p recording, ideal for rich storytelling. What’s more, you get manual control and minimal shake when shooting on the move with Balanced Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization, plus a top-mounted mic for crystal-clear surround sound recording.

Key Features

  • 1920x1080 Full HD 24p/60p w/24.1MP Exmor R CMOS Sensor
  • Project up to 100" videos with 35lm built-in projector
  • Project everything from home movies to streaming video.
  • Top-mounted 5.1ch surround sound mic for premium sound
  • Balanced Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization
  • Up to 37hr 50min recording with 96GB embedded Flash Memory
  • Attach an array of accessories via Multi-Interface shoe
  • Wireless control, transfer, data backup via Wi-Fi®
  • Shoot high quality AVCHD or web optimized MP4 video
  • Manual Control (Iris/Shutter/Exposure/White Balance)
  • 26mm wide angle Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Sonar Lens (w/ hood)
  • Fine tune recording levels with audio REC level adjust
  • CinemaTone presets and 24p recording for cinematic quality video
  • Advanced controls with expanded focus, zebra, and peaking
  • 3.0” Xtra Fine LCD™ display (921K) touch screen
  • Color EVF (0.27” 201K) crisp clear video monitoring
  • Tracking Focus follows selected subjects in/out of the frame
  • Wind Noise Reduction and Closer voice for cleaner sound
  • Expanded recording/monitoring with mic/headphone jack
  • Highlight Playback creates movies with transitions for you
  • S-Master™ digital amplifier for true and dynamic sound
  • Clear Phase stereo speakers for true-to-life audio playback.
  • Geotagging with built-in GPS receiver & NAVTEQ® maps
  • Direct Copy to external HDD without PC
  • Built-in USB cable for easy file transfer/charge
  • Intelligent Auto (180 different scene combinations possible)
  • Take sequential still photos with golf shot
  • Built-in Flash and LED video light for low light shooting

Features

1920x1080 Full HD 24p/60p w/24.1MP Exmor R CMOS Sensor
Create cinematic video in high definition 1920 x 1080 24p/60p and high quality 24.1MP 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® 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. 

Project everything from home movies to streaming video.
Enjoy your favorite memories virtually anywhere with the high-contrast 35 lumen projector built-in to the LCD panel. The HDMI multi-terminal allows you to connect external devices that have an HDMI output (smartphones, laptops, tablets, etc.) and use the camcorders projector to enjoy more of your memories than what you capture on the camcorder itself. This puts a new and fun spin on family movie night, game day and adds convenience to the traveling professional who can project presentations on the fly. Combined with advanced Clear Phase stereo speakers, you can enjoy a true cinematic experience with your camcorder. 

Premium Sound with 5.1ch mic and Advanced Sound Processor
Unlike conventional video cameras in this class, the HDR-PJ790V has a premium top-mounted 5.1 surround sound microphone which is independent and isolated from the camcorder itself. This drastically reduces the amount of background noise and wind noise by up to 90% with the supplied windscreen. Other features that contribute to outstanding audio performance include an Advanced Sound Processor that yields doubled dynamic range, and Audio REC Level control. 

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. 

Up to 37hr 50min recording with 96GB embedded Flash Memory
The built-in 96GB embedded Flash memory can record and store up to 37 hours 50 minutes of high definition video footage (HD LP mode). 

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. 

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. 

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). 

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. 

26.0mm Carl Zeiss® Vario-Sonnar® T Lens
From the authority in lens technology, the Carl Zeiss® Vario-Sonnar® T lens provides a high quality 26.00mm wide angle so you can get everything you want in the shot. The HDR-PJ790V also ships with a lens hood to blok unwanted light from entering the lens and causing undeseriable flare in the shot. 

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. 

Advanced controls with expanded focus, zebra, and peaking
The HDR-PJ790V 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. 

3.0” touch-screen Xtra Fine LCD™ display (921K) 
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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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® maps
A built-in GPS receiver7 makes the HDR-PJ790V 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 

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 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. 

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 (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. 

Take 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. 

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 w/ Projector

Imaging Sensor

  • Imaging Sensor: 1/2.88'' (6.3mm) back-illuminated Exmor® R CMOS Sensor
  • Processor: BIONZ® image processor
  • Pixel Gross: Approx.6650K pixels
  • Effective Picture Resolution: Movie: Approx.614K pixels(16:9) Still: Approx.614K pixels(16:9)
  • Color Filter System: ClearVid™ array

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: 24.1 megapixels
  • Still Image Size 16:9: Movie Mode: 24.1 megapixels 16:9 (6544x3680); Photo Mode: 24.1 megapixels 16:9 (6544x3680)
  • Still Image Size 4:3: Movie Mode: 18.1 megapixels 4:3 (4912x3680) Photo Mode: 18.1 megapixels 4:3 (4912x3680)
  • 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.6140K pixels(16:9), Approx.4600K pixels(4:3)
  • Video Signal: HDTV, STD NTSC color, EIA standards
  • Recording and Playback Times (in Internal Media)(2ch): HD PS: 7h30m; HD FX: 8h50m; HD FH: 12h10m; HD HQ: 21h35m; HD LP: 37h50m; STD HQ: 22h35m (Times are approximate; max time); MP4: 32hr00min
  • Photo Capture from Movie: 2.1 megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080); 0.3 megapixels 4:3 (640x480); 0.2 megapixels 16:9 (640x360)
  • Dual Record: 24.1 megapixels 16:9 (6544x3680); 12.3 megapixels 16:9 (4672x2628); 2.1 megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080)
  • 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; Clear Phase Stereo Speaker
  • Internal Media: Flash Memory 96GB
  • Mic Level Control: Yes(31steps)
  • Movie Recording Rate(Average Bit Rate/VBR): HD PS:Approx.28Mbps/FX:Approx.24Mbps/FH:Approx.17Mbps/HQ:Approx.9Mbps/LP:Approx.5Mbps
  • Recording and Playback Times (in Internal Media)(5.1ch): HD PS: 7h30m; HD FX: 8h50m; HD FH: 12h00m; HD HQ: 21h10m; HD LP: 36h30m; STD HQ: 21h55m (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)

Optics/Lens

  • Lens Type: Carl Zeiss® Vario-Sonnar T llens
  • Lens Stabilization: Balanced Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization w/ Active mode (Wide to Tele)
  • Aperture: F1.8-F3.4
  • Optical Zoom: 10x
  • Digital Zoom: 120x
  • Focal Length (35mm equivalent): Movie Mode: 26.0-260mm(16:9),31.8-318mm(4:3); Photo Mode: 26-260mm(16:9), 31.8-318mm(4:3)
  • Filter Diameter: 52mm
  • Minimum Focus Distance: Approx.1cm(Wide),Approx.80cm(Tele),Approx.32cm(Tele Macro)
  • Aperture Blade: 6 blades
  • Extended Zoom: 17x
  • Focal Distance: f=3.8-38.0mm; f = 5/32-1 1/2inch

Viewfinder

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

LCD Display

  • LCD Type: 3.0" Xtra Fine LCD™ display (921K) touch screen
  • Angle Adjustment: Opening Angle:max.90 deg., Turning Angle:max.270 deg.
  • Brightness Control: Yes(Menu)
  • Coverage: 100%
  • Grid Display: Grid Line
  • Touch Panel: Yes

Focus Control

  • Focus System: Contrast AF
  • AF Modes: Auto/Manual(Touch Panel/Dial)
  • Focus Area: Full range Focus/Spot Focus
  • Manual Focus Assist: Magnified display for precise manual focus; Peaking Display
  • Focus Features: Tracking Focus

Exposure System

  • Metering Modes: Multi-segment/Spot
  • Exposure Compensation: AE Shift(Dial/Touch Panel)
  • Exposure Settings: Auto; Flexible Spot(Touch Panel); Manual(Dial)
  • Scene Mode(s): Auto/Twilight/Twilight Portrait(Photo Mode only)/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(1/60 Shutter Speed); Low Lux:3 lux(1/30 Shutter Speed); NightShot:0 lux(1/60 Shutter Speed)
  • Auto Iris Control: F1.8-F9.6
  • Backlight Compensation: Yes(Auto)
  • LOW LUX Mode: Yes
  • Manual Exposure Assist: Zebra Pattern Display
  • Manual Iris Control: F1.8-F9.6
  • WB Shift: Yes

Drive System

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

Flash

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

Projector

  • Endurance (Battery Life): Approx. 95min(Supplied Battery)
  • Light Output: Up to 35 lumens
  • Projector Input: Yes (HDMI micro) 
  • Resolution Output: 800×480
  • Screen Coverage: Up to 100" (diag)
  • Throw Distance: Approx. 0.5m( 1.6feet ) or over

Convenience Features

  • Manual / Auto Lens Cover: Auto
  • S/S & Zoom button on LCD: Yes(Touch Panel)
  • Red-Eye Reduction: Yes(Off/On)
  • Fader Effect(s): White/Black
  • Date / Time Stamp: Yes(Rec Date and Time, Camera info, Coordinates)
  • 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; Simplified English; Brazilian Portugese; Canadian French
  • Remote Control: Yes
  • Self Recording: Yes
  • View & Index: Event/MAP

Advanced Features

  • Assignable Dial: Yes(Focus/Exposure/Iris/Shutter Speed/AE Shift/WB Shift Set)
  • AGC Limit: Yes
  • 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
  • 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
  • Wi-Fi Functionality: Remote control with mobile device, send to smartphone, send to PC (with optional wi-fi accessory)
  • x.v.Color™: Yes

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): TypeA(built-in)/USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage/MTP)
  • 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

Power

  • Power Consumption (in Operation): HD:3.2W
  • Power Requirements: 6.8V/7.2V (battery pack); 8.4V (AC Adaptor)
  • Battery Type: InfoLITHIUM® with AccuPower™ Meter System (V Series) 

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.

Others(details)

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

Projection(details)

  • Color repeatability: 16 700 000
  • Contrast ratio: 50.00069444444444
  • Focus: Manual
  • Light source: LED(R/G/B)
  • Projection type: DLP
  • Projector Input: Yes (Only from Projector input terminal )

In the Box

  • Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-FV50) (1)
  • AC adaptor (AC-L200) (1)
  • Power Cord (1)
  • A/V Connecting Cable (1)
  • HDMI(micro) Cable (1)
  • USB Connection Support Cable (1)
  • Lens Hood (1)
  • Wind Screen (1)
  • Step Down Ring (1)
  • Remote Commander(RMT-835 with Battery(CR2025)) (1)
  • Operating Guide (1)

Approximate Dimensions

  • Height: 3"
  • Width: 3.375"
  • Depth: 5.5"

Warranty Information

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer):
    • Parts: One Year
    • Labor: 90 days
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details

Features and specifications are subject to change without notice

Storage TypeBuilt-In Flash
LCD Screen Size (inches)3
ViewfinderYes
Total Pixel Count6650K pixels
Effective Pixel Count614K pixels
Manual FocusingYes
Optical Zoom10x
Digital Zoom120x
Night ModeYes
Image StabilizationYes
White BalanceAuto/Onepush/Outdoor/Indoor
Built In Video LightYes
Mic InputYes
Digtial Still CameraYes
Effective Pixel Count for Still24.1 megapixels
Still Image FormatsJPEG
Computer ConnectivityUSB
Included Removeable MemoryNo
Weight With Battery (pounds)1.49
Width (inches)3.38
Height (inches)3
Depth (inches)5.5
Parts Warranty1 Year
Labor Warranty90 Days
  

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Sony Full HD 60p/24p Black Camcorder
 
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      5.0

      Awesome video camera

      By Kim Tot

      from chitown

      About Me Video Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Great Picture Quality
      • Great Sound
      • Great Zoom
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Zoom range/performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • HD Shooting
        • Home Movies
        • Travel

        Comments about Sony Full HD 60p/24p Black Camcorder:

        Easy to use. Love the projector playback. Bought the WiFi adaptor and love it. You need to add an app to your phone before you can send the clips to your phone though. ALSO... can only send mp4 video over WiFi, would be nice if it sent HD video over WiFi. So you have to decide before shooting if you're going to send it over WiFi or not. If you are sending it, you need to set the camera to record in mp4. If not, you should record in HD. Great product!!

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        5.0

        Meets my expectations

        By Bahama

        from Elburn, IL

        About Me Video Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Good in Low Light
        • Great Picture Quality
        • Great Sound
        • Great Zoom
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Zoom range/performance

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Sony Full HD 60p/24p Black Camcorder:

            I spent many months looking for a video camera that would provide good "audio" since I was looking for something to capture the sound of my daughter's school concerts or the school plays. I went with this camera since the mic is attached on the exterior of the camera to reduce any hand/button sounds of the user while filming. After my first use (outdoors at night of daughter singing the National Anthem at school football game) I was blow away at the clarity of the picture. The audio was good but not great but I attribute that to the band being right in front of me and the actual audio of my daughter singing was drowned out even though it was being broadcast through the stadium monitors.
            I've since recorded indoors at a college concert that allowed me to record various performances such as symphony orchestra, jazz band, jazz choir, chorale choir, trombone orchestra, violin/bass etc. and the sound was outstanding. I was at the rear of the theater and the audio recorded was great. I'm very pleased with this camera having only had it a few weeks and still have lots to learn about it. But for using it right out of the box (after charging the battery) I'm pleased with how easy it was to use and the quality of the video and audio.

            Also very surprised with how LIGHT the camera is. The one thing I'm cautious of is the steady cam feature on this unit. The internal mechanisms seems to be on gyros so you feel a mass moving around internally if you move the camera fast. It's not a problem but it just feels weird to have something inside the camera moving around. Hopefully it's built well and won't be an issue after years of use and I understand it's the technology of how the camera keeps the image of what's being recorded from being jittery. I just mention it since it's wierd and have to think if bumped pretty good it could throw something out of wack.

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            5.0

            Perfect total automatic video camcorder!

            By EverRock

            from Everett WA

            Comments about Sony Full HD 60p/24p Black Camcorder:

            I have had this video camera for about 4 months now. Have nearly 800 videos on YouTube. Videos taken of local bands in my area.

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            5.0

            All-in-1 and Outstanding!

            By Vegacollector

            from Spring Hill, TN

            Comments about Sony Full HD 60p/24p Black Camcorder:

            I researched and read every reiew looking for a camcorder that was full featured, medium price, with great recording. Hands down this one beat all others. As a real estate agent this one wins, as an outdoorsman this one wins. As a paranormal researcher this one wins. I can do everything I want with this camcorder and have outstanding results, crystal clear imaging! Remote monitoring of my home or the friendly ghost with IR. Edit in the field or the tent! Record while 4-wheeling in my jeep! Not one single compliant! The only con is not always having the time I want to use it!

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            5.0

            Love this camcorder and the built in projector!

            By Bubby

            from Washington D.C.

            Comments about Sony Full HD 60p/24p Black Camcorder:

            I just got this camcorder like 2 weeks ago, and am loving it! The best part is the projector! I can even use the hdmi output to connect to my laptop, or tv cable box. Its Awesome! Only thing is you need a room with really dark lite area as the lumens are not that high only 35 lumens but it does great job in a dark setting. Now just need to find hdmi converter for my old Xbox so I can use the projector. Plan on using it when PS4 comes out. The video quality is awesome as well as the 5.1 surround sound. 96GB space gives me almost 8 hours or recording and I have option of using memory card if I want. Got this pre-birthday gift for all my trips I will be taking including Las Vegas, Mount Everest Nepal, and San Diego/L.A. If your looking for camcorder with excellent video quality, cool projector feature to share with family and friends and great sound, and portability then this camcorder is for you! Yes its a bit more than you pay for but you can't put price to all the memories in life you will be sharing! I haven't downloaded the video software yet but plan on doing so as I have a Mac book pro to do my editing for video. Also don't forget get extra 8 hour battery especially if you plan on shooting video for more than 2 hours. Can't get enough of this camcorder! Love it Love it Love it, Awesome early birthday present!

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            (4 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            96GB Full HD Camcorder with Projector

            By beyourself

            from Fountain Valley, CA

            Comments about Sony Full HD 60p/24p Black Camcorder:

            I just bought it last week. Was so excited to use for my wife school awards ceremony. First day open, the lenses was out of focus when record. Lenses itself keeps running like trying to focus subjects... then go blurry!!!

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            4.0

            I've had this camera for ...

            By notascheapassony

            from boulder creek, ca.

            Comments about Sony Full HD 60p/24p Black Camcorder:

            I've had this camera for almost 3 weeks. I have mixed feelings about it and notice that sony decided not to put my first review here, which was very critical of the fact that there is no downloadable manual other than the perfunctory manual that is already in the box. The comprehensive manual is not downloadable. The camera itself works OK, with a few annoying idiosyncrasies such as screen data disappearing after too few seconds, unneeded icons persisting on the screen such as the "no photos permitted" icon when in the highest quality video mode, If you inadvertently move the manual wheel while videoing you'll get the whole center of the screen blacked out with a message on it. Some menu operations can be done one at a time with the camera sending you back to the first screen you started with instead of the screen with the next group of options. Why are the touchscreen icons visible in the viewfinder? The projector is a nice feature and works quite well. Your eye must be perfectly aligned with the viewfinder or the image smears and blurs, and the glare shield or eyecup does not block enough extraneous light in full sunlight thus making action shots difficult. I use this almost exclusively for air show videos where the lcd screen is useless, so the viewfinder properties are very important to me. The marketing literature is misleading about the shutter speed claiming a 1/10000 of a second top speed, but this is only for videos. The still photo shutter speed tops out at a paltry 1/250 of a second. Unmentioned in the literature are the facts that the flash is not only a flash for still photos, but a very nice video light also, and that still photos are not available while videoing in the high quality settings. Overall, it's a nice camera, and I may keep it if sony comes out with a downloadable full manual -- which should have been in the box! I would easily recommend this camera with a few cautions to prospective owners as listed here. The feature list is very extensive and has only a few unneeded operations for me, but others may want those, so they are there for all to navigate around. Video stability is the most important thing for me, and this camera seems to have the best system around.

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            (43 of 51 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great camera so far

            By jettman0

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Sony Full HD 60p/24p Black Camcorder:

            I've only had this camera for a day or two but so far I just love it. The quality is the best I've seen in a while, really easy to use too. The projector is great and one of the best qualitys is the anti-shake feature in the camera. The camera basically floats inside of it and makes for a much smoother filming experience. The only problem I have is that it has a touch screen. Not that big of a deal but it often takes multiple taps for it to actually register.

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            Sony Full HD 60p/24p Black Camcorder

            Sony Full HD 60p/24p Black Camcorder

            UPC Code: 027242863514
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