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Sony HDR-PJ50E HDD PAL Camcorder with Projector

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Product Highlights
  • 1920 x 1080 HD Recording
  • 220GB HDD Memory
  • Memory Stick Duo / SD Memory Card Slot
  • Built-In High-Contrast Projector
  • 1/4" Exmor R CMOS Sensor
  • 3.0" Wide Xtra Fine Touch Panel LCD
  • 29.8mm Wide Angle Sony G Lens
  • 12x Optical / 17x Extended Zoom
  • Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode
  • Microphone & Headphone Jacks

The Sony HDR-PJ50E HDD PAL Camcorder with Projector is more than just a high-definition camcorder--it's also a projector. That's right, instead of sharing your videos and photos on a small LCD screen, the PJ50E lets you project your memories up to 60" onto any wall or flat surface. Nobody will have to squint to see your masterpiece.

When it comes to the camera's high-def recording, you'll get the best video possible with 1920 x 1080 50i or 50p recording. And using the HDMI connection will allow you to share your movies, in all their glorious detail, on the big screen with just one cable. Of course, helping the camera to make those stunning images is the wide-angle G lens, a 1/4" CMOS sensor, optical image stabilization, 17x extended zoom, and core features such as the 3.0" LCD.

No matter what you record, or how, the PJ50E stores it all to the 220GB hard disk drive. The HDD allows for up to 91 hours of storage. When you insert an SD/SDHC/SDXC or Sony Memory Stick media into the camera you'll get even more storage capacity.

The PJ50E also features a number of shooting controls, like Intelligent Auto, Tracking Focus, and more. These controls take the guesswork out of recording, allowing you to be present in the moment instead of worrying about the camera's settings. Other handy features include microphone and headphone jacks for enhanced audio recording, 5.1 channel Surround Sound, an Active Interface Shoe, Clear Phase built-in stereo speakers, and wind noise reduction.

1920 x 1080 Full HD 50p/50i Recording with 7MP Still Images
The Sony HDR-PJ50E offers 1920 x 1080 high definition resolution letting you record your memories in exceptional full high definition quality. Capable of 50p recording and playback via HDMI (cable sold separately) and compatible HDTV, the camera provides stunning clarity and incredibly detailed and smoother playback of your memories.
220GB Hard Disk Drive for Up to 91 Hours of Recording
The built-in 220GB Hard Disk Drive can record and store up to 91 hours of high definition video footage (LP mode).
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 60" 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.
Wide Angle G Lens to Capture Everything 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 27.4mm focal length in photo mode and 29.8mm in video mode offers a broader perspective for enhanced wide angle shooting.
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.
Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization with Active Mode
Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode compensates for greater degrees of camera shake to deliver stunningly smooth video from wide angle to full telephoto shooting. In addition, innovative 3-Way Shake-Canceling adds electronic roll stability for even smoother video capture.
3.0" Touch Screen Clear Photo LCD Plus Display (230K)
The 3.0" Clear Photo LCD Plus screen 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.
17x Extended Zoom to Get Even Closer to the Action
Extended zoom works in conjunction with 12x optical zoom to get even closer to the action while maintaining HD image quality.
Tracking Focus Follows Selected Subjects
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.
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 Microphone / Headphone Jacks
Features dedicated mic and headphone inputs for expanded audio recording options and convenient monitoring of audio with headphones (external microphones and headphones sold separately).
5.1 Channel Surround Microphone 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.
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.
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.
Active Interface Shoe to Attach Intelligent Accessories
The Active Interface Shoe lets you mount Intelligent Accessories, such as external lights and microphones, which can help extend the capabilities of your camcorder.
Clear Phase Stereo Speakers for True and Dynamic Sound
Bring your video alive with Clear Phase stereo speakers. Drawing on Sony's high-end audio expertise, renowned S-Master digital amplifier technology is utilized to produce more true-to-life sound.
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.
Built-In USB Cable for Easy File Transfer and Charging
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.
Intelligent Auto - 90 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 (90 different combinations possible): Landscape, Backlight, Twilight, Spotlight, Low light, Macro, Portrait, Baby, Walk, Tripod.
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 sheds more light on your subject when shooting still photos.
Camera
Sensor 4.2 Megapixel 1/4"  CMOS
Optics
Lens 2.9 - 34.8 mm
f/1.8 - 3.4
Zoom Optical: 12x
Digital: 160x 1
Please Note:

17x Extended Zoom

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Filter Size 30 mm
Recording
System PAL
Recording Media Hard Disk Drive 220GB 
Memory Stick PRO Duo, SD/SDHC/SDXC  
Recording Time Hard Disk Drive GB
HD PS: 18 hours
HD FX: 21 hours, 20 minutes
HD FH: 29 hours
HD HQ: 51 hours, 10 minutes
HD LP: 91 hours, 30 minutes
Video Format High Definition
MPEG AVC/H.264
1920 x 1080i / 50 fps
1920 x 1080p
Standard Definition
MPEG2
720 x 576i / 50 fps
Still Image Resolution JPEG: 7.1 Megapixel
Channels 2.0-Channel Stereo 2
Please Note:

Dolby Digital 5.1 Channel

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Display
Display Type LCD
Touchscreen Yes
Screen Size 3.0"
2nd Display
Projector
Native Resolution 640 x 360
Brightness 10 Lumens
Contrast Ratio Not Specified By Manufacturer
Throw Distance 2 - 9.8' (0.5 - 3.0 m)
Projection Size 10 - 60" / 254.00 - 1524.00 mm 
Features
Image Stabilization Optical
Lux 11 (1/50 shutter speed)
3 (1/25 shutter speed)
Built-in Mic Yes
Built-in Speaker Yes
Built-in Light/Flash Light - No
Flash - Yes
Accessory Shoe Hot
Tripod Mount 1/4"
Input/Output Connectors
Inputs 1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo Mini Microphone
Outputs 1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo Mini
1x HDMI C (Mini)
1x Composite Video (out)
1x Component Video (out)
1x USB 2.0
Microphone Input Yes
Headphone Jack Yes
General
System Requirements Windows
  • XP (SP3)
    Vista (SP2)
    7
Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 8.4VDC, 1030mAh
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.5 x 2.6 x 5.0" / 6.4 x 6.6 x 12.8 cm
Weight 14.11 oz / 400 g
Sony HDR-PJ50E HDD PAL Camcorder with Projector
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • NP-FV50 Rechargeable Battery Pack (1030mAh, 8.4V)
  • RMT-835 Remote Commander with Battery
  • Component A/V Cable
  • USB Cable
  • A/V Connecting Cable
  • CD-ROM Handycam Application Software
  • 1-Year Parts & 90-Days Labor Limited Warranty
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    SonyHDR-PJ50E HDD PAL Camcorder with Projector
     
    5.0

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    Pros

    • Easy to use (3)
    • Great picture quality (3)
    • Image stabilization (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home movies (3)
      • Travel (3)
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      5.0

      Completely satisfied with product!

      By Taiakun

      from Christchurch, New Zealand

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Built in flash
      • Easy to Use
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Great Picture Quality
      • Great Sound
      • Great Zoom
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Memory Space
      • Projector

      Cons

      • Heats up quickly
      • Heavier than average
      • No HDMI cable provided

      Best Uses

      • HD Shooting
      • Home Movies
      • Travel

      Comments about Sony HDR-PJ50E HDD PAL Camcorder with Projector:

      I purchased this product for use on an overseas trip next year so I have not used it to any great extend thus far. However I have used it for several smaller events such as dinner with friends or a Christmas parade, and so far I am very happy with it.

      The video and photo quality is excellent, the large memory space available (about 50+ hours of video in standard mode) means that I don't have to worry too much about running out of memory (though I make consistent backups of it) and the projector works a lot better than I thought it would!

      The downside is that, though flash is available, it can not be used to take photos while in video mode. Also, due to the built in hard drive, the camcorder is heavier than the average camcorder and it does heat up quite quickly (though not that hot). Also would've been even better if it came with a HDMI cable.

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      5.0

      Nice staff

      By Dominion

      from Almaty, Kazakhstan

      About Me Video Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Great Picture Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Documentaries
        • Home Movies
        • Travel

        Comments about Sony HDR-PJ50E HDD PAL Camcorder with Projector:

        Very interesting device in respect of price, quality and this small projector function. Size and quality of the image projecting by the cam is expectable but anyway it is interesting functionality.

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        5.0

        its excellent camcorder

        By piratesq8

        from kuwait

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Sony HDR-PJ50E HDD PAL Camcorder with Projector:

        its very easy to use , high quality video and picture recording , its too small light wight you can kept in your pocket , and the projector wonderful .

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        5.0

        Excellent Camcorder

        By Abraham H.

        from Israel

        About Me Video Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • HD Shooting
          • Home Movies
          • Travel

          Comments about Sony HDR-PJ50E HDD PAL Camcorder with Projector:

          Great Camcorder.

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