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Sony HDR-TG5V High Definition Handycam Camcorder

Sony HDR-TG5V High Definition Handycam Camcorder


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Product Highlights

  • Full 1920 x 1080 HD
  • 16GB Embedded Flash Memory
  • Memory Stick Pro Duo Media Slot
  • 1/5" Exmor CMOS Sensor
  • Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens
  • 2.7" Touch Panel Clear Photo LCD Display
  • 10x Optical Zoom
  • Titanium Body
  • Geotagging with Built-In GPS Receiver
  • Face Detection & Smile Shutter
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Sony's HDR-TG5V High Definition Handycam Camcorder is a pocket sized powerhouse where true 1920 x 1080 video meets a rugged, yet sleek titanium body. Just like its predecessor, the TG1, this camera records to optional Memory Stick PRO Duo media, while giving you the added flexibility of recording to the 16GB built-in flash memory.

However, unlike its big brother, the TG5V features Geotagging. The built-in GPS receiver lets you tag your shots for storage and easy retrieval from the camera's Map Index. The GPS receiver also automatically sets the camcorder's clock to the correct time zone and shows your current location.

Other features of the TG5V include the 2.7" LCD with a touch panel screen for intuitive menu navigation and a 1/5" CMOS sensor for capturing brilliant 2.3MP video and 4MP stills. The professional Vario-Tessar lens features 10x optical zoom and SteadyShot image stabilization. In addition to these standard features, the TG5V also features Face Detection for automatic exposure and focus adjustment on up to 8 faces and Smile Shutter for capturing the best smiles in all your still images.

Hybrid High Definition Recording
Record all your memories in true 1920 x 1080 HD to either the 16GB embedded flash memory or to optional Memory Stick Pro Duo media.
1/5" Exmor Cmos Image Sensor
Sony's 1/5" Exmor CMOS sensor with ClearVid array captures brilliant 2.3MP videos and 4MP stills. The BIONZ image processor works together with the sensor to reduce image noise and improve response time.
Geotagging with Built-In GPS Receiver
Geotagging gives you the ability to tag your shooting locations. You can then play back your video and still images using the camera's Map Index function. Geotagging also automatically sets your camcorder's clock to the correct time zone and allows you to see your current location.
Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens with 10x Optical Zoom
The professional quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens features precision ground optics for sharp, true-to-life image capture. The 10x optical zoom captures far off subjects with virtually no loss in image quality.
2.7" Wide Touch Panel Clear Photo LCD Plus Display
The 2.7" wide touch panel Clear Photo LCD Plus screen features improved display resolution (211k) for a clear, accurate view when composing and playing back scenes.
4MP Digital Stills
Capture beautiful 4MP stills with the HDR-TG5V. Use the built-in flash for clear pictures even in low light conditions.
SteadyShot Image Stabilization
Sony's SteadyShot cuts down on blur caused by hand-shake or a moving subject
Creative Control and Work Flow Features
  • Smile Shutter: Camera automatically takes stills when subject smiles
  • Face Detection: Adjust exposure and focus on up to 8 faces for video and stills
  • Power On the camcorder by opening the LCD display
  • Built-in Intelligent Flash for capturing low-light stills
  • Titanium camcorder body: lightweight and rugged
  • Highlight Playback: Compiles a short movie with music using your clips
  • Dual Record: Capture 2.3MP stills and HD Video at the same time
  • PMB Software offers easy transfer and burning of your video and stills
  • Smooth Slow Record for slow motion recording
  • x.v. Color Technology captures incredible, vibrant colors for HD viewing
  • BRAVIA Sync for easy use with BRAVIA HDTVs
  • HDMI connection for video and still output via included cradle
  • Map Index: uses geotagged video and photos to show shot locations
  • Film Roll Index: shows scenes like chapters in a book
  • Dynamic Range Optimizer adjusts exposure and contrast of images in high contrast situations
UPC: 027242763005
Sensor 1/5"  CMOS
Lens 3.2 - 32 mm
f/1.8 - 2.3
Zoom Optical: 10x
Digital: 120x
System NTSC
Recording Media Internal Flash Memory 16 GB 
Memory Stick PRO Duo  
Recording Time Internal Flash Memory GB
High Definition: FH: 110 minutes
High Definition: LP: 355 minutes
Standard Definition: HQ: 230 minutes
Standard Definition: LP: 655 minutes
Video Format High Definition
1920 x 1080
Still Image Resolution JPEG: 4 Megapixel
Display Type LCD
Touchscreen Yes
Screen Size 2.7"
Lux 5 (Auto Slow Shutter On, 1/30 Shutter Speed)
Built-in Mic Yes
Built-in Speaker Yes
Built-in Light/Flash Light - No
Flash - Yes
Tripod Mount 1/4"
Input/Output Connectors
Inputs None
Outputs 1x USB 2.0
1x A/V
1x HDMI C (Mini) 1
Please Note:

All via Handycam Station. A/V out: Video, S-Video Audio, Component Out, Remote

Microphone Input No
Headphone Jack No
System Requirements Windows
  • 2000
Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
Power Adapter Not Specified By Manufacturer
Dimensions (WxHxD) 1.2 x 4.6 x 2.4" / 30.0 x 117.0 x 62.0 mm
Weight 9 oz / 255 g
Sony HDR-TG5V High Definition Handycam Camcorder
  • HDR-TG5V High Definition Handycam Camcorder
  • AC Adapter
  • NP-FH50 H-Series Info-Lithium Battery Pack
  • Handycam Station
  • USB Terminal Adapter
  • Component A/V Cable
  • A/V Connecting Cable
  • Wrist Strap
  • Application Software/USB Driver/(CD-ROM)
  • Long USB Cable
  • Short USB Cable
  • USB Adapter Cap
  • 90-Days Labor & 1-Year Parts Limited Warranty
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