Sony HDR-XR350V 160GB Handycam Camcorder

Sony HDR-XR350V 160GB Handycam Camcorder

Sony HDR-XR350V 160GB Handycam Camcorder

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Product Highlights

  • 1920 x 1080 HD
  • 160GB Hard Disk Drive
  • Memory Stick and SD/SDHC Compatible
  • 1/4" Exmor R CMOS Sensor
  • 2.7" Wide Clear Photo LCD
  • Wide Angle G-Lens
  • 12x Optical Zoom
  • Optical SteadyShot
  • Face Detection and Smile Shutter
  • GPS Receiver and Map
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Sony HDR-XR350 overview

  • 1Description

Sony's HDR-XR350V 160GB HD Handycam Camcorder provides you with numerous capabilities including high def recording, multiple storage options, and built-in GPS. Other highlights include shooting in 24Mbps AVCHD and a myriad of user-friendly features such as Dual Recording, Face Detection, and Smile Shutter. When it's time to upload your videos and stills to you computer the XR350V is backed by Sony's Picture Motion Browser software which helps you transfer and edit images, along with quick upload to social media sites.

Aside from a 160GB hard disk drive (HDD), the XR350V also gives you the option to record 1920 x 1080i video and 7MP stills to Sony's Memory Stick media or to SD/SDHC memory cards. When the HDD is full you can transfer your files to the removable media for easy transfer or even more shooting time with the camera. The camera also features 1080/60p playback via HDMI using your HDTV. With a single cable you can watch your videos in the up-converted 1080/60p resolution for even more detail and clarity.

The HDR-XR350V also has a built-in GPS receiver for those who want to geotag their video and still images. Geotagging makes it easy to find your footage by location, and helps you share your memories on social media sites. In addition to the receiver, the camcorder also uses NAVTEQ maps and the Map Index function for storage and recall of your video and still images.

When it comes to the heart of the camcorder you'll find a back-illuminated 1/4" Exmor R CMOS sensor, Sony's BIONZ Image Processor, and other features like x.v. Color technology. A Wide Angle G-Lens with 12x optical zoom, a 2.7" touch panel LCD, and Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode all work together to help you create beautiful video and still images.

Among the plethora of user-friendly functions the XR350V offers up a customizable "My Menu" system, a recording mode called "Golf Shot", and other features like automatic Power ON when the LCD is opened. You'll also benefit from Sony's Highlight Playback, Smooth Slow Record, and the Intelligent Auto Modes.

1920 x 1080 High Definition Video Recording
1920 x 1080i high definition resolution lets you record your memories in exceptional high definition quality. Capable of 1080/60p playback via HDMI and compatible HDTV providing stunning clarity and incredibly detailed playback of your memories
160GB Hard Disk Drive
A built-in 160GB hard disk drive can record and store up to 67 hours of high definition video footage in long play mode (HD LP mode). In addition, "HDD Smart Protection" gives you peace of mind by helping to prevent any recorded video and images from being lost if the camcorder is accidentally dropped
Media Card Slot
For convenient storage and sharing of your images and videos, the camera accepts Memory Stick Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo media and SD/SDHC media (optional)
1/4" Back-Illuminated "Exmor R" CMOS Sensor
Experience low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain with the back-illuminated "Exmor R" 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 1
Wide Angle G-Lens
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, a short, 27.4mm focal length offers a broader perspective for enhanced wide angle shooting in photo mode and 29.8mm in video mode
2.7" Clear Photo LCD Display
The 2.7" Clear Photo LCD (230K) display provides exceptional viewing clarity with 123K pixels resolution. The display rotates up to 270 degrees for multiple viewing angles, as well as provides sharp, detailed images for monitoring or playback. The convenient touch panel allows easy access to menus and additional functionality such as spot focus and spot metering
12x Optical / 160x Digital Zoom
12x optical zoom helps to bring the action close up from far away. In addition, Digital Zoom Interpolation means that digital zooming (up to 160x) is clearer, with less distortion than previous types of digital zoom
7MP Digital Still Capture
7 megapixel still image capture lets you take stunning, high resolution digital photos while the Dual record capability lets you capture 3.5MP still images while shooting high definition video, so you can capture those special moments without having to switch recording modes
SteadyShot Image Stabilization with Active Mode
SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode represents the next step forward in Sony image stabilization technology. Active Mode improves on existing SteadyShot image stabilization by allowing the camera to compensate for greater degrees of camera shake and deliver a stunning level of image smoothness
Geotagging with Built-In GPS Receiver
A built-in GPS 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 PMB (Picture Motion Browser) software. Additionally, the receiver automatically adjusts your camcorder's clock to the proper time zone
Map Index Function
Map Index uses the geotagging capabilities of the built-in GPS receiver to "tag" your shot locations on a map in the camcorder, offering a new way to easily search and find a desired scene by location or view where a scene was captured
Quick AF
With the improved autofocus (AF) system, Quick AF, the focusing speed is twice as fast compared to previous models. Whether in bright daylight or in a dimly lit environment, Quick AF ensures fast, accurate, and consistent focus lock, enabling users to shoot in a wide range of scenes without missing any important moment. Especially when shooting night scenes where conventional AF might struggle to focus, thanks to the much improved AF algorithm in Quick AF, users can now capture crisp images, fast
1080/60p Playback Via HDMI and Compatible HDTV
1080/60p playback via HDMI and compatible HDTV providing stunning clarity and incredibly detailed playback of your memories
Face Detection with Face Priority
With Face Priority, your camcorder optimizes focus, color, exposure, and Smile Shutter technology for the face you prioritize. Just touch the preferred face on the LCD display and the camcorder will assign it priority, even if it leaves and returns to the frame
Smile Shutter
Smile Shutter technology lets the camcorder automatically take still photos when your subject smiles, even while shooting high definition video. You can also set the sensitivity and choose child, adult, or auto priority
Film Roll Index
Like chapters in a book, Film Roll Index helps you easily find desired scenes in video footage. When using this feature, the camcorder previews the beginning of scenes and can create scene indexes set at specified display intervals (3, 6, or 12 seconds and 1 or 5 minutes)
Face Index Function
Face Index makes it easy to find and play back the right video scene. Using Face Detection technology, Face Index indexes your video footage according to the faces detected in each scene. When it's time to play back video, simply search for what you want by selecting from among the detected faces displayed in the index
Direct Copy to External HDD without a 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 (optional), 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
Intelligent Auto (10 iAUTO modes)
Intelligent Auto mode goes a step beyond traditional auto modes by analyzing your shot and then automatically selecting the appropriate settings from 10 distinct scene modes (90 different combinations possible): Portrait Mode, Smile Shutter, Backlight Control, Scenery, Night Scenery Mode, High Sensitivity Mode, Macro Mode, Baby Mode, Walk Detection, Tripod, and Low Light Mode
Personalized "My Menu" System
New user friendly interface uses touch screen technology to allow users to scroll through menus quickly and easily and even create a personalized "My Menu" to bring together the functions they use most. Users can spend more time recording memories and less time in menus
Easy Playback Options
Four, easy to use Playback indexing formats allow users to easily find and play back scenes at any time. Film Roll Index indexes recorded scenes at specified display intervals, Face Index uses Face Detection technology to organize your video footage based on the faces detected in each scene, Map Index uses the GPS to easily find a desired scene based on location, and Date Indexing organizes scenes based on the time and date they were recorded
Dual Record with Still Image Capture
Dual record capability lets you capture 3.5MP still images while shooting high definition video, so you can capture those special moments without having to switch recording modes
Smooth Slow Record
The Smooth Slow Record mode increases the record rate from 60 frames per second (fps) to 240 fps, allowing you to capture 3 seconds of fast motion and play the video back in 12 seconds. This is a great tool for analyzing a golf swing or a viewing a bird in flight. In addition, you can record an audio track to narrate the video footage
Built-In Intelligent Flash
For added clarity and detail when taking pictures in low-light situations, the built-in flash improves pictures and reduces shadows
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, great for analyzing the nuances of a golf swing, tennis serve, and other fast action
Highlight Playback
With Highlight Playback, your camcorder automatically creates short movies by identifying and compiling key scenes into a short, entertaining movie complete with music and transitions. In addition, the Highlight Scenario feature lets you save up to eight of these movies for later playback
Sony PMB (Picture Motion Browser) Software
Sony Picture Motion Browser software offers a simple, intuitive way to transfer, sort, and view your video and still images on your compatible PC. In addition, multiple output options let you burn your memories to DVD (optional), as well as take advantage of one click upload to a number of popular video and photo sharing sites
Dynamic Range Optimizer
The D-Range (Dynamic Range) Optimizer function adjusts the exposure and contrast of an image to counter the effects of high-contrast shooting condition, allowing for a great shot. The D-Range Optimizer suppresses "blackout" in dark areas such as shadows and "whiteout" in bright areas such as skies. As a result, the captured image appears as natural as the original scene
x.v. Color Technology
x.v. Color technology enables the HDR-XR350V to capture nearly twice (1.8x) as many viewable colors as the standard RGB color range, resulting in more natural, life-like images. You can even experience this expanded color range on the big screen when you connect your camcorder to x.v. Color capable displays, including a wide range of Sony BRAVIA HDTVs
BIONZ Image Processor
The BIONZ Image Processor works in conjunction with the Exmor CMOS sensor with ClearVid array for pristine imaging. The BIONZ Image Processor provides Data Noise Reduction, Fast Image processing, and Data compression to preserve videos and images. In addition, the BIONZ Image Processor enables Face Detection technology and Sony's Dynamic Range Optimizer for both video and still image capture. The higher processing speed also allows Dual Recording to capture still images while recording video
BRAVIA Sync Technology
BRAVIA Sync technology offers great ease of use in controlling compatible Sony products connected via an HDMI (CEC) connection. HDMI connectivity provides a simple, high-quality video and audio connection, with the ability to transmit HD video and up to 5.1 channel audio directly from the camcorder to compatible HDTVs via a single HDMI cable (not included). With BRAVIA Sync (CEC) technology, the HDMI connection also delivers the ability to control both the camcorder and HDTV using a single BRAVIA TV remote and displays the camcorder's playback menu on screen for easier navigation
Additional Creative Control and Workflow Features
  • Power on your camcorder by simply opening the camera's LCD display
  • USB 2.0 provides an easy connection between your camcorder and PC for fast transfer of video and stills
  • Record and zoom controls on LCD for more control and flexibility, especially for overhead or low angle shots
  • Dolby Digital stereo recording with built-in zoom mic focuses on subject for clear dialogue and crisp, discrete sounds
In the Box
Sony HDR-XR350V 160GB Handycam Camcorder
  • Remote Control
  • Lithium Battery
  • USB Cable
  • AC Adapter
  • Component A/V Cable
  • A/V Cable
  • NP-FV50 Battery Pack
  • Application Software/USB Driver/CD-ROM
  • 1-Year Parts and 90-Days Labor Limited Warranty
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    Sony HDR-XR350 specs

    Sensor 1/4" CMOS 
    Lens 2.9 - 34.8 mm
    f/1.8 - 3.4
    Zoom Optical: 12x
    Digital: 160x
    Filter Size 30 mm
    System NTSC
    Recording Media Hard Disk Drive 160 GB Video/Image
    SD/SDHC, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo  
    Recording Time Hard Disk Drive GB
    High Definition: FX: 910 minutes
    High Definition: HQ: 2370 minutes
    High Definition: LP: 1030 minutes
    Standard Definition: HQ: 2440 minutes
    Still Image Resolution JPEG: 7 Megapixel
    Channels 2.0-Channel Stereo
    Display Type LCD
    Touchscreen Yes
    Screen Size 2.7"
    Image Stabilization Optical
    Lux Not specified by manufacturer
    Built-in Mic Yes
    Built-in Speaker Yes
    Built-in Light/Flash Light - Yes
    Flash - Yes
    Accessory Shoe Hot
    Tripod Mount 1/4"
    Input/Output Connectors
    Inputs None
    Outputs 1x USB 2.0
    1x HDMI C (Mini)
    1x Analog A/V Input
    1x Component Video (out)

    Analog A/V: Included via A/V Remote Terminal
    Component Video: Included via A/V Remote Jack
    S-Video: Via optional A/V Remote Jack

    Microphone Input No
    Headphone Jack No
    System Requirements Windows
    • XP (SP3)
      Vista (SP2)

    PMB Ver.5.0 does not support Mac OS
    PMB Ver.5.0 does not support Windows XP SP3, Vista SP2, or Windows 7 64-bit editions and Starter (Edition)

    Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack Batteries
    Power Adapter Not specified by manufacturer
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.3 x 2.6 x 4.9" / 59.0 x 67.0 x 125.0 mm
    Weight 15.52 oz / 439.99 g
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    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.6 x 6.0 x 4.4"

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