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Sony HDR-UX5 AVCHD DVD Handycam Camcorder

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Product Highlights
  • 1080i High Definition
  • DVD
  • Memory Stick Media Slot
  • 1/3" ClearVid CMOS Sensor
  • Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T Lens
  • 10x Optical Zoom
  • 2.7" LCD
  • SteadyShot Image Stabilization

The Sony HDR-UX5 AVCHD DVD Handycam Camcorder shoots in genuine 1080i resolution, for real unparalleled HDTV clarity. Its professional quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens captures brilliant images with life like color and tones, while the 2.1-megapixel CMOS processes faster than a CCD for richer color and better detail. The Progressive Shutter System supplies digital still images with excellent definition and sharpness.

This camcorder comes with a variety of features, including 80x digital zoom, 16:9 widescreen mode, a hot shoe, a USB 2.0 interface, and Dolby Digital 5.1 audio. This camcorder records in DVD format MPEG2 and AVCHD onto DVDs. The DR-UX5 is compatible with DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW and DVD+R Dual Layer disc formats for easy shooting and storing.

10x Optical 80x Digital Zoom
Equipped with a 10x optical zoom that lets you close-in on your subject with a pure optical quality, and the 80x digital zoom that lets you go all the way out for incredible close-ups.
1/3" CMOS Sensor
The CMOS sensor has nearly 2.1 effective megapixels that provide incredible clarity. It delivers faster image processing than a CCD, meaning richer color, greater detail, and less glare from objects.
2.7" Wide Hybrid LCD
You can use the monitor to check wide-angle shots in digital HD. Because it is a hybrid system, you can still see the LCD monitor outside, even on the brightest and most sunny days. With its 211,000 pixels, the pictures are extra clear and rich for easy detailed viewing.
16:9 Widescreen Recording Mode
16:9 recording mode uses the full width of its CMOS to capture video in actual widescreen for superior playback on home theater systems and PC monitors. Just click the Widescreen Button and switch effortlessly from 4:3 to 16:9.
Simultaneous Photo Recording
Simultaneous Photo Recording lets you take a photograph while recording video.
High Quality Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T Lens
High resolution video starts with the finest glass lens appropriate to the camera. The HDR-UX5 has a Carl Zeiss designed lens, a world leader in optical technology. With the most advanced glass composition and the most efficient anti-reflective coatings, this HDV camera captures the sharpest most detailed pictures in the most compact design available.
All DVD Formats
The DR-UX5 is compatible with DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW and DVD+R Dual Layer disc formats for easy shooting and storing.
Super SteadyShot Picture Stabilization
This advanced version of Sony's SteadyShot system controls an even higher range of shake and vibration frequencies, to achieve an even higher level of smoothness, without degradation of video.
Super NightShot Plus Infrared System
The Super NightShot Plus Infrared System lets you capture natural-looking video from distances as great as twenty feet.
Active Interface Shoe
This hot shoe gives you the option of adding accessories such as lights, flashes, and microphones to the camcorder. These accessories can also communicate and draw power from the camcorder through the Active Interface Shoe.
Memory Stick DUO Media Slot
The Memory Stick DUO Media is 1/3 the size of the standard sized Memory Stick media, while offering the same benefits and capabilities.
Sensor 1/3" 2100k pixels ClearVID CMOS Sensor
Effective Pixels Video Mode:
4:3 1080k Pixels
16:9 1490k Pixels
Effective Pixels Still Mode:
4:3 1990k Pixels
16:9 1490k Pixels
Lens Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar
F=5.1-51mm, f/1.8-2.9
35mm Equivalent
Camera Mode: 50.5-594mm
Memory Mode: 37-370mm
Camera Mode: 41.3-485mm
Memory Mode: 40.4-404mm
Zoom Optical: 10X
Digital: 80X
Filter Size 37mm
System NTSC
Format AVCHD/MPEG-2, DVD-Video/VR Mode
Audio Dolby Digital 5.1
Image Stabilization Electronic Image Stabilizer
Lux 2 lux (0 lux with Super NightShot Infrared System)
Recording Media DVD-R/-RW/+RW/+R DL
Memory Stick PRO Duo Media (sold separately)
Memory Stick Duo Media (sold separately)
Recording Time DVD (Single layer/Dual layer):
HQ+: 15/25 minutes
LP: 30/60 minutes
Standard Definition: HQ: 20/35 minutes
LP: 60/110 minutes
Display Type wide Touch Panel Clear Photo LCD Plus
Display Size 2.7"
Viewfinder Color, 123K Pixels (16:9)
Camera Features
Manual Controls Focus, White Balance
Built-in Speaker Yes
Built-in Mic Yes
Accessory Shoe Yes, Hot Shoe
Built-in Light/Flash Light - Yes
Flash - Yes
Digital Still Mode
Still Recording Media Memory Stick Duo Media
Resolution 2Mp
Input/Output Connectors
Inputs No
Output USB 2.0
Digital A/V: via USB
Component Video
Analog A/V (Multi A/V)
Microphone Input Yes, Via Shoe
Headphone Jack Yes, Via Shoe
Languages English, Canadian French, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese.
Compatible Operating Systems Windows 2000, XP
Power Requirements Battery Pack: 7.2V
AC Adapter: 8.4V
Dimensions (WxHxD) 3 x 3.6 x 6.5" (76.2 x 91.4 x 165mm)
Weight 1.6 lbs (740g) with Battery
Sony HDR-UX5 AVCHD DVD Handycam Camcorder
  • HDR-UX5 AVCHD DVD Handycam Camcorder
  • InfoLithium Battery (NP-FH60)
  • Power Adapter and In-Camera Charger (AC-L200)
  • Remote Control (RMT-831)
  • Component Video Cable
  • A/V Cable
  • Component Video Cable
  • USB Cable
  • Enjoy Handycam Video
  • 90-Days Labor & 1-Year Parts Warranty
  • Media

    Sony -  1.4 GB DVD-R (3 Discs)
    • You Pay: $4.99

    Batteries & Power

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    Don't get caught without power, always have a spare battery.

    Sony -  NP-FH50 H-Series Info-Lithium Battery Pack
    • You Pay: $36.90

    Bags & Cases

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    Carry, store, and protect all your equipment with a bag or case.

    Lowepro -  Edit 110 Camera Shoulder Bag
    • You Pay: $14.99
    Usually ships in 7-10 business days i Estimated arrival at B&H is 7-10 business days. An authorization for this product will be processed upon placing the order. You will be charged for this item at the time of Shipment.


    Protect your lens or produce a desired visual effect by adding a filter.

    Hoya -  37mm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter
    • Reg. Price: $32.95
    • Instant Savings: -$8.00
    • You Pay: $24.95
    • Limited supply at this price

    Lenses & Adaptors

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    Capture the right view with a conversion lens.

    Sony -  VCL-HA07A 0.7x Wide Angle Lens
    • You Pay: $49.00

    External Microphones

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    Enhance the quality of your audio recording with an external microphone.

    Sony -  ECM-HGZ1 Shotgun Zoom Mic
    • You Pay: $34.95
    Used Dept.

    On-Camera Lights

    Adjust the lighting for virtually any indoor and many outdoor applications.

    Sony -  HVL-HL1 Video Light
    • You Pay: $16.95
    Used Dept.
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