Sony HDR-CX580V High Definition Handycam Camcorder (Black)

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Product Highlights
  • Full HD 1920 x 1080 60p/24p Recording
  • Capture 20.4 Megapixel Still Images
  • Back-Illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor
  • Embedded 32GB Flash Memory
  • Xtra Fine 3.0" Touch Screen LCD Display
  • Sony G Lens
  • Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode
  • Optical 12x Zoom & 20x Extended Zoom
  • Dynamic 5.1 Channel Surround Sound Mic
  • Geotagging Though GPS & NAVTEQ Maps

Equipped with an embedded 32GB internal flash memory, the Sony HDR-CX580V High Definition Handycam Camcorder (Black) can record up to 11.35 hours of HD LP video footage. It shoots Full HD 1920 x 1080 60p/24p video and can also take 20.4 megapixels still images. It features a back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor that's ideal for low-light situations. Plus, it features a Sony G Lens that supports 12x optical zoom and 20x extended zoom. There's also a 3.0" Xtra Fine LCD touch screen display for easy recording and instant playback.

The HDR-CX580V comes outfitted with several video enhancing features. It has Golf Shot, Face Detection, CinemaTone presets and 24p recording for cinematic quality video. There's also a Tracking Focus function that follows selected subjects as you record. The microphone features 5.1 channel surround sound for dynamic and vivid surround audio. There's even a wind noise reduction function that provides clear voice recording and Geotagging with a built-in GPS receiver and NAVTEQ maps. For professional shooting, the camcorder has a built-in flash, headphone jack for monitoring and a microphone jack for using external mics. The camcorder supports Clear Phase stereo speakers as well.

Sony added a few playback and connection conveniences as well. The HDR-CX580V features Event Browse, which groups video and stills by each particular recording session automatically. It also has a Highlight Playback function that creates movies with transitions and soundtracks for you automatically. With the HDR-CX580V, you can use the Direct Copy feature to transfer your HD footage directly to a hard drive without even using a PC. However, if you do want to upload videos onto Facebook and YouTube, the camcorder comes with a built-in USB cable, as well as editing and application software.

Full HD 1920 x 1080 60p/24p Recording with 20.4 Megapixel Still Image Capture
The HDR-CX580V offers 1920 x 1080 high definition resolution letting you record your adventures and memories in exceptional Full HD quality. The camcorder is capable of 60p, 60i or 24p recording and 60p playback via HDMI. You can use the camera's HDMI output to view your footage on a compatible HDTV in stunning clarity with incredible detail and smooth playback. You can also use the camcorder to capture 20.4 megapixel still images
32GB Embedded Flash Memory for Up to 11 Hours of Recording
The built-in 32GB embedded Flash memory can record and store up to 11.35 hours of high definition video footage when using the HD LP mode. If that's not enough, the HDR-CX580V supports memory cards up to 64GB for additional storage space
Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization with Active Mode
On standard SteadyShot camcorders a single "shift lens" is moved in the optical block to offset camera shake. Optical SteadyShot image stabilization moves the entire optical block at once, maintaining the integrity of the optical path and improving shake reduction by up thirteen times. It also reduces vignetting (light fall-off towards the edge of a scene) and lowers distortion in videos and still photos
Wide Angle Sony G Lens to Capture More of What 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 29.8 mm focal length in Photo Mode and Video Modes offers a broader perspective for enhanced wide angle shooting
CinemaTone Presets & 24p Recording Matches the Cinematic Aesthetic with Video
For extra control over image expression, CinemaTone technology is used to deepen the color and recreate film-like color tones. Combined with 24p recording, you'll have most of the tools you'll need to fulfill your directorial desire for cinematic expression
Advanced Controls with Expanded Focus, Zebra & Peaking
The HDR-CX580V provides advanced capture and control features that are often considered the domain of professional cameras including expanded focus for precise manual focus control, zebra and peaking for precision focus and exposure adjustments
Back-Illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor for Superb Low-Light Video
Experience stunning low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain thanks to Sony's back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor. Designed for compact cameras and camcorders, the Exmor R CMOS 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
20x Extended Zoom to Get Even Closer to the Action
Extended Zoom works in conjunction with the camera's 12x optical zoom to get even closer to the action while still maintaining HD image quality
Xtra Fine 3.0" TruBlack Touch Panel LCD Display (921K)
The 3.0" Xtra Fine LCD touch screen has 921K pixels and features a widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio. It 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. TruBlack technology brings remarkably higher contrast, which affords more natural, realistic colors and easier viewing in bright conditions by reducing glare
Tracking Focus Follows Selected Subjects In & Out of the Frame
Tracking Focus works as an extension of Face Detection to allow you to select an object with a simple touch of the LCD panel and the camcorder will focus follow the selected target - even if it leaves the frame and returns
Dolby Digital 5.1 Channel Surround Mic for Vivid & 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
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 Mic & Headphone Jacks
The camera features dedicated mic and headphone inputs for expanded audio recording options and convenient monitoring of audio with headphones (external microphones and headphones sold separately)
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
Event Browse Groups for Easy Reference of Photos & Videos
Event Browse conveniently groups your images and videos together for easier viewing. The date range that Event Browse uses to group your pictures and videos together is easily adjusted to suit your needs. When used with Highlight Playback, you can quickly make and share a highlight reel from an individual day or event
Highlight Playback Creates Movies with Transitions for You
Highlight Playback identifies and compiles key scenes into a short, entertaining movie complete with music and transitions. You can even pin-point the exact scene you want to include in the highlight reel
Clear Phase Stereo Speakers for True & Dynamic Sound
Bring your videos alive with Clear Phase stereo speakers. Drawing on Sony's high-end audio expertise, renown S-Master amplifier technology is utilized to produce more true-to-life sound
Geotagging with Built-In GPS Receiver & NAVTEQ Maps
A built-in GPS receiver makes the HDR-CX580V an ideal choice for travelers. The receiver gives you the ability to view your current location on the LCD map display, as well as "tag" your shooting locations. Tagged videos and still images can be reviewed and played back using the Map Index function on the camcorder or once downloaded to your PC using the supplied PlayMemories Home software. Additionally, the receiver automatically adjusts your camcorder's clock to the proper time zone
Direct Copy to External HDD without PC
Store your footage without a PC. Direct Copy gives you 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 Transfers & 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. plus, charging your camcorder is faster than ever; for every two minutes of charge time you get one minute of recording time
Intelligent Auto with 180 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 and wind noise reduction. This creates 180 different combinations from scene modes including Landscape, Backlight, Twilight, Spotlight, Low light, Macro, Portrait, Baby, Walk, Tripod and Wind Noise Reduction. The camcorder utilizes an advanced sound processor and sophisticated noise reduction algorithms to reduce wind noise by up to 10dB compared to other models. In addition to reducing low frequency noise, iAuto also suppresses mid- and upper-frequency noise, resulting in clearer, more enjoyable sound
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. It's perfect for analyzing the nuances of a golf swing, tennis serve or other fast action sport or activity
Built-In Flash
The built-in camera flash will assist in shedding light on your subject when shooting still photos
A/V Remote Terminal
The camcorder features an A/V Remote Terminal with video, audio and remote connectivity
Camera
Sensor 1x 1/3.91"  CMOS Sensor
Backside Illumination Yes
Pixel Gross 5430
Effective Pixels 5020 
Optics
Lens 2.9 - 34.8 mm
f/1.8 - 3.4
Focusing Distance 0.4" / 1.0 cm
Zoom Optical: 12x
Enhanced (Optical): 20x
Digital: 160x
Filter Size 30 mm
Recording
System NTSC
Recording Media Internal Flash Memory 32GB Video/Image
Memory Stick PRO Duo, SD/SDHC/SDXC  
Recording Time Internal Flash Memory 32 GB
HD PS: 140 minutes
HD FX: 165 minutes
HD FH: 225 minutes
HD HQ: 400 minutes
HD LP: 695 minutes
Internal Flash Memory 32 GB
STD HQ: 415 minutes
Video Format High Definition
MPEG AVC/H.264
1920 x 1080p / 60 fps
1920 x 1080p / 24 fps
1440 x 1080i / 60 fps
Standard Definition
MPEG2
740 x 480i / 60 fps
Still Image Resolution JPEG: 20.4 Megapixel, 6016 x 3384
JPEG: 20.4 Megapixel, 6016 x 3384
JPEG: 10.0 Megapixel, 4224 x 2376
JPEG: 2.1 Megapixel, 1920 x 1080
Channels Stereo
Audio Format Dolby Digital 2ch
Dolby Digital 5.1
Display
Display Type LCD
Touchscreen Yes
Screen Size 3.0"
Features
Image Stabilization Optical
Lux 6 (Standard (1/60 Shutter Speed))
3 (Low Lux (1/30 Shutter Speed))
Shutter Speed 1/8-1/10000sec
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
Outputs 1x USB 2.0 (Built-in USB cable)
1x Mini-USB
1x HDMI C (Mini)
1x A/V (Composite)
1x A/V Remote Terminal (Video / Audio / Remote)
Microphone Input Yes
Headphone Jack Yes
General
Languages English
French
Portuguese
Spanish
System Requirements Windows
  • XP (SP3)
    Vista (SP2)
    7
Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 6.8-8.4VDC
Charging Method AC Adapter
Power Adapter 100-240VAC, 50/60HZ
Power Consumption Operating: 3.1 W
in LCD Operation: 3 W
Dimensions (WxHxD) 3.5 x 3.2 x 6.0" / 9.0 x 8.2 x 15.2 cm
Weight 14.1 oz / 400 g with supplied battery
Sony HDR-CX580V High Definition Handycam Camcorder (Black)
  • NP-FV50 Rechargeable Battery Pack
  • AC Adapter (AC-L200)
  • Lens Hood
  • Power Cord
  • AV Connecting Cable
  • HDMI Cable (Mini Type C Cable)
  • USB Connection Support Cable
  • 1-Year Limited Parts & 90-Day Labor Warranty
  • Be prepared - always carry extra media.

    Sony -  8GB SDHC Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card
    • You Pay: $8.39
     

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

    Sony -  NP-FV50 Rechargeable Battery Pack (1030mAh, 8.4V)
    • You Pay: $35.92
     
    Watson -  NP-FV50 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 700mAh)
    • You Pay: $19.99
     

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

    Pearstone -  Onyx 1030 Digital Camera/Camcorder Shoulder Bag
    • You Pay: $17.95
     

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

    Hoya -  30mm Introductory Filter Kit
    • Reg. Price: $29.95
    • Instant Savings: -$22.00
    • You Pay: $7.95
    • Limited supply at this price
     

    Lenses & Adaptors

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    Capture the right view with a conversion lens.

    Sony -  VCL-HGE08B 30mm/37mm Wide-End Conversion Lens
    • You Pay: $60.58
     
    Sony -  VCL-HG1730A 1.7x High Grade Telephoto Conversion Lens
    • You Pay: $129.95
     

    Wireless Tracking or Streaming

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    Solo Shot -  Camera Tripod & Wireless Transmitter
    • You Pay: $299.00
     
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