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Sony Black Full HD 8GB Handycam Camcorder - HDRCX455/B

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  • Color : Black
  • Type : Camcorder
  • Storage Type : Micro SDHC Memory Card, Micro SDXC Memory Card, Memory Stick Micro, Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card, Flash Memory 8 GB
  • LCD Screen Size (inches) : 2.95
  • Viewfinder : No
  • Total Pixel Count : 9.2 Megapixels
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Abt Model: HDRCX455B | UPC: 027242895645
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    Key Features

    • Optical SteadyShot With Intelligent Active Mode
    • Dual Video Recording
    • Time-Lapse Capture
    • My Voice Canceling
    • 30x Optical Zoom
    • Face Detection
    • Smile Shutter
    • Exmor R CMOS Sensor
    • ZEISS Lens
    • 9.2 MP Still Image Capture
    • Auto Wind Noise Reduction
    • Flash Memory 8 GB Internal Memory
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    Sony Black Full HD 8GB Handycam Camcorder - HDRCX455/B

    Deliver the detail with this Sony HD camcorder. It records Full HD videos at up to 60 frames per second, letting you capture every moment with exceptional smoothness and clarity. BIONZ X image processing works with the 1-inch Exmor CMOS sensor for bright colors and enhanced contrasts as well as high bit depths to ensure each video is easy to work with when you put into your favorite movie software. This Sony camcorder even has optical SteadyShot image stabilization with an intelligent active mode that keeps your images looking stable and reduce the effect of handshake and vibration.

    This Sony video recorder uses fast intelligent autofocus to capture every moment. It selects the subject automatically and then keeps the focus on it to ensure all you have to do is point the camera in the right place. This is then shown on the 3-inch LCD so that you can ensure you've got the perfect video. Alter scene modes, make corrections and then reshoot. This Sony HD camcorder transfers images quickly thanks to the integrated Wi-Fi adapter.


    • Optical SteadyShot™ with Intelligent Active Mode
      This image stabilization steadies footage being recorded when shooting conditions or the user's hands are shaky. 5-axis Intelligent Active mode compensates for vibration in five different directions so you can shoot stable high-quality movies even while jogging lightly.
    • Rapid AF response to capture decisive moments
      Fast Intelligent AF achieves very speedy, accurate contrast-detection autofocus by minimizing lens motion, predicting the AF range, and accelerating lens drive, thereby improving response so you can capture more fleeting moments.
    • Up to 1.05 in wide-angle lens
      Whether you're shooting movies or still images, the class-leading wide-angle lens can help you capture more of landscapes and indoor scenes, when you don't have enough room to step back. Even without a wide conversion lens, the camcorder shoots as wide as 1.06 inches1 (16:9 aspect ratio) in movie mode.
    • Dual Video Recording
      Record two movies at the same time — one in the maximum-quality XAVC S or AVCHD format and another in MP4 format. That way you've got a small file ready for instant sharing, plus a professional-grade file for further editing.
    • Time-lapse Capture
      You can capture still images continuously over an extensive period of time at a selected constant interval from each shot to the next, edit the entire sequence of still images in post-production, and enjoy playback of that series of images as a time-lapse movie.
    • Highlight Movie Maker
      A versatile tool to streamline movie editing, Highlight Movie Maker offers several time-saving features. Add highlight markers to key moments while recording, and let the camcorder automatically sync movie transitions to your chosen soundtrack.
    • One-touch remote and One-touch sharing
      One-touch remote lets you use your smartphone or tablet as a viewfinder and remote control for a digital camera, and One-touch sharing lets you transfer your photos and videos from your camera. Either way, by installing PlayMemories Mobile app to your NFC enable Android smartphone or tablet, you can avoid complex set-up sequences and establish wireless connection simply by touching your device to the camera. You are now ready to control your camera from your smartphone to take a photo from a previously out-of-reach spot, or simply be in your own group shot, as well as transfer them instantly to your smartphone for sharing on SNS. No NFC? No problem. You can also pair the devices manually.
    • Live Streaming via USTREAM®
      From performances to sports events, some things are best seen in real time. Share scenes as they happen with high-quality picture and sound.
    • 5.1ch surround sound microphone
      Record clear sound that accurately captures the atmosphere of the scene, and enjoy surround sound playback on your home theater system. Level meters on the LCD panel provide visual monitoring of each channel's levels.
    • My Voice Canceling
      Reduce the intensity of the voice of the user shooting from close behind the camera, whether the user is from talking to subjects or cheering them on.
    • 30x optical zoom
      With a wide-angle lens that is ideal for capturing grand landscapes, the camera also provides 30x optical zoom and up to 60x Clear Image Zoom for versatile image options.
    • Exceptional image quality
      The high-bitrate XAVC S format16 is for videographers ready to take their work to the next level. Delivering incredible quality, XAVC S is built from the XAVC format used by professional filmmakers and broadcasters, while employing intelligent data compression to export consumer-friendly file sizes.
    • Lock-on autofocus (AF)
      Enhances the tracking of moving subjects by using the optimal AF point at all times, and adjusting the target frame size to match your subject's characteristics. Just touch the subject on LCD to lock on fast-moving targets precisely for shooting.
    • Face Detection
      This automatically optimizes focus, exposure, and color for best results. Select someone to be prioritized simply by touching their face on the LCD display, which is useful for selecting a key person when shooting at a crowded event. Even if the subject leaves the frame, they will be remembered and prioritized upon re-entering the scene.
    • Smile Shutter
      Because great smiles are fleeting, this feature ensures they're never lost. Automatically capture snapshots of smiling faces, even while recording video.
    • Dual Rec
      Dual Record mode enables you to shoot HD video and high-resolution still images simultaneously to capture the best shot in both ways
    • Intelligent Auto
      This feature automatically determines the type of scene being shot and optimizes a combination of settings from three groups (Face, Scene, Camera shake). It provides the best results for up to 180 scene types, even at night and in backlit scenes. Selected settings are displayed as icons on the LCD screen for easy reference.
    • Picture Effect
      Give free reign to your imagination. Picture Effect expands movie and photo enjoyment by letting you add up to seven creative effects (Partial Color, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, High Contrast Mono, Toy Camera, Pop Color, Posterization) without troublesome editing on a computer.
    • Motion Shot Video
      Motion Shot Video plays a sequence of superimposed images that trace recorded action in split-second intervals for you to analyze in detail. During playback, you can adjust the interval, or pause to capture and share a still image.
    • Manual settings for iris and shutter speed
      This camcorder gives you freedom to choose manual settings for iris and shutter speed control when shooting under backlit and underexposed conditions, as well as in other situations.
    • Exmor R® CMOS sensor
      This large, cutting-edge sensor enhances image clarity, reduces noise in dark environments, and enables soft background defocusing.
    • BIONZ X™ image processor
      The advanced BIONZ X™ image processing engine helps achieve more naturally vivid and lifelike image quality as well as faster processing capabilities.
    • ZEISS™ lens
      Sharing a commitment to outstanding performance and design, Sony and ZEISS co-develop lenses that combine the best possible optics with premium-quality electronics and sensor technology for Sony's Handycam® models.
    • 9.2 MP still image capture
      Sometimes you don't need — or want — video. Put your video camera in still image mode and capture amazing high-quality 9.2-megapixel single images as easily as you do with a still image camera.
    • Auto Wind Noise Reduction
      Using an advanced sound-analysis algorithm, this feature eliminates wind noise — the biggest culprit of bad outdoor audio.
    • Mic Level Control
      For recording movies, you can fine-tune the microphone level to optimize quality of any sound input, from a quiet birdsong to a loud band performance. Even when the sound level increases suddenly, Auto Gain prevents the sound from degenerating.
    • Progressive Recording
      Clear movies, that contain twice the image data of movies recorded in interlace mode, can be recorded in Full HD at 60p/50p (NTSC/PAL) in progressive recording mode. The images are as smooth as those shot at 60/50 frames per second, and each frame is recorded as one full picture. So a still captured from a movie recorded in progressive mode looks extra-sharp.
    • Direct Copy from Handycam®
      It's easy to back up and store image data to an external hard drive. Just connect the drive to the Handycam® that originally contains the data by plugging the USB cable into the USB port of the hard drive.



    • Sensor Type: 1/5.8 in (3.1 mm) back-illuminated Exmor R® CMOS sensor
    • Effective Pixels (Video): Approx.2.29 Megapixels (16:9)
    • Effective Pixels (Still Image):
      • Approx. 2.29 Megapixels (16:9)
      • Approx. 1.71 Megapixels (4:3)


    • Lens Type: ZEISS® Vario-Tessar
    • Filter Diameter: 1 1/2 inch
    • Aperture Type: F1.8–F4.0
    • Focal Length (1.38 In) (Video): f=1.06–31.65in(16:9)
    • Focal Length (1.38 In) (Still Image):
      • f=26.8–804.0 mm (16:9)
      • f= 32.8-984.0 mm (4:3)
    • Minimum Focus Distance:
      • Approx. 0.39 in (Wide)
      • Approx. 31.50 in (Tele)


    • Optical Zoom: 30x
    • Clear Image Zoom: 60x
    • Digital Zoom: 350x

    Image Stabilization

    • Steadyshot: Optical SteadyShot™ with 5-axis Intelligent Active mode


    • Exposure Modes: Auto/Manual (Touch Panel)
    • Backlight Compensation: Yes (Auto)
    • Minimum Illumination:
      • Low Lux:3 lux (1/30(NTSC)/1/25(PAL) Shutter Speed)
      • Standard:6 lux (1/30(NTSC)/1/25(PAL) Shutter Speed)
    • Metering Modes: Multi-segment/Spot

    White Balance

    • White Balance Modes: Auto/Onepush/Outdoor/Indoor


    • Screen Type: 2.95 inch Clear Photo LCD display (460 800 dots) Wide (16:9)
    • Angle Adjustment:
      • Opening Angle: Max. 90 deg.
      • Turning Angle: Max. 270 deg.
    • Brightness Control: Yes (Menu)
    • Touch Panel: Yes


    • Shutter Speed:
      • Auto Control Range (1/8(NTSC)/1/6(PAL)-1/10000)
      • Standard (1/30(NTSC)/1/25(PAL)-1/10000)
      • Manual Iris Control (1/30(NTSC)/1/25(PAL)-1/10000)
      • Manual Shutter (1/8(NTSC)/1/6(PAL)-1/10000)


    • Focus Type: Contrast AF
    • Focus Mode: Auto/Manual (Touch Panel)
    • Focus Area: Full range Focus/Spot Focus
    • Fast Intelligent AF: Yes
    • Lock-On AF: Yes


    • Time-Lapse Capture: Yes
      (Shooting Interval (1/2/5/10/30/60sec), Shooting number (1-999), Capture Image Size (HD:S(2.1M;1920x1080)), AE Mode (AE Lock/AE Tracking))
    • Self-Timer: Approx. 10 sec. (Still Image)
    • Scene Selection: Auto/Night Scene/Sunrise & Sunset/Fireworks/Landscape/Portrait/Spotlight/Beach/Snow
    • Picture Effect: Yes
    • Other Shooting Functions:
      • Face Detection
      • Smile Shutter
      • Intelligent Auto
      • Fader Effects
      • Dual Record(video and still image)
      • Dual Video Recording

    Storage Media

    • Compatible Recording Media:
      • XAVC S HD: Micro SDHC Memory Card (4GB or over,Class10 or Higher)/ Micro SDXC Memory Card (Class10 or Higher)
      • AVCHD,Still: Memory Stick Micro (Mark 2), Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card(Class 4 or Higher)
    • Internal Memory:
      • Flash Memory 8 GB


    • Recording Format (Video):
      • XAVC S format:MPEG4-AVC/H.264
      • AVCHD format ver.2.0 compatible:MPEG4-AVC/H.264
      • MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
    • Recording Format (Still Image):
      • DCF Ver.2.0 compatible
      • Exif Ver. 2.3 compatible
      • MPF Baseline compatible
    • Video Resolution:
      • AVCHD: 1920x1080/60p(NTSC)50p(PAL)(PS), 30p(NTSC)/25p(PAL)(FX,FH), 60i(NTSC)/50i(PAL)(FX,FH), 1440x1080/60i(NTSC)50i(PAL)(HQ,LP)
      • MP4: 1280x720 30p(NTSC)/25p(PAL),
      • XAVC S HD: 1920x1080/60p(NTSC)/50p(PAL), 30p(NTSC)/25p(PAL), 24p
    • Video Recording Rate (Abr / Vbr):
      • XAVC S HD: approx.50Mbps
      • AVCHD PS:approx.28Mbps/FX:approx.24Mbps/FH:approx.17Mbps/HQ:approx.9Mbps/LP:approx.5Mbps
      • MP4: approx.3Mbps
    • Still Image Size (Photo Mode):
      • L:
        • 9.2Megapixels 16:9(4032x2272)
        • 6.9Megapixels 4:3(3024x2272)
      • S:
        • 2.1Megapixels 16:9(1920x1080)
        • 0.3Megapixels 4:3(640x480)
    • Still Image Size (Movie Mode):
      • L: 9.2Megapixels 16:9(4032x2272)
      • S: 2.1Megapixels 16:9(1920x1080)
    • Still Image Size (Dual Record):
      • L: 9.2Megapixels 16:9(4032x2272)
      • S: 2.1Megapixels 16:9(1920x1080)


    • Microphone: Built-in 5.1ch Zoom Microphone
    • Audio Recording Format:
      • XAVC S: MPEG-4 Linear PCM 2ch(48kHz/16bit)
      • AVCHD: Dolby Digital 5.1ch, Dolby Digital 5.1Creator, Dolby Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator
      • MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
    • Mic Level Control: Yes (31 steps)
    • My Voice Cancelling: Yes
    • Auto Wind Noise Reduction: Yes (On/Off)
    • Speaker: Monaural Speaker


    • Input And Output Terminals:
      • HDMI (micro) Terminal
      • Remote(integrated into Multi/Micro USB Terminal) Terminal
      • Stereo Minijack
      • DC IN
    • Wi-Fi®: Yes
    • NFC™:
      • One-touch remote
      • One-touch sharing
    • Lens Cover: Yes


    • Playback Modes:
      • Highlight Movie Maker with background music (Preinstalled 6 music files, Music transfer compatible )
      • Motion Shot Video Slide Show (Still Images)


    • Supplied Battery: NP-FV50
    • USB Charge: Yes
    • Power Consumption (LCD Screen):
      • HD: 2.4 W


    • Rechargeable Battery Pack(NP-FV50)
    • AC Adapter
    • Operating Guide
    • HDMI (micro) Cable
    • USB Connection Support Cable

    Approximate Dimensions:

    • Height: 2.34"
    • Width: 2.24"
    • Depth: 5.06"

    Approximate Weight:

    • Shipping: 1 lb
    California customers: Proposition 65 WARNING
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