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Sony HDR-PJ50E HDD PAL Camcorder with Projector

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This is a PAL camera. It is not compatible with USA/NTSC TV systems.

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.
Sensor 4.2 Megapixel 1/4"  CMOS
Lens 2.9 - 34.8 mm
f/1.8 - 3.4
Zoom Optical: 12x
Digital: 160x 1
Please Note:

17x Extended Zoom

Filter Size 30 mm
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
1920 x 1080i / 50 fps
1920 x 1080p
Standard Definition
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

Display Type LCD
Touchscreen Yes
Screen Size 3.0"
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 
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
System Requirements Windows
  • XP (SP3)
    Vista (SP2)
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
  • Transcend -  8GB SDHC Memory Card Class 10
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