Sony HDR-UX5 AVCHD DVD Handycam Camcorder

Sony HDR-UX5 AVCHD DVD Handycam Camcorder

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
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Sony HDR-UX5 Overview

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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.
In the Box
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
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    Sony HDR-UX5 Specs

    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 Reviews

    HDR-UX5 AVCHD DVD Handycam Camcorder is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 12.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Buy I bought this to start chronicaling our new child. I played around with it like all boys do with their toys, and I like. For a reasonable price, I have a camcorder with High Definition recording (blu-ray) and regular DVD definition. Touch screen controls are easy. The menus are self explanitory, but if you are confused, check out all the menus. After a once through, everthing seems to make sense. Small, light, well placed controls. Cons: I have found it difficult to delete video clips when using DVD+/-RW disks. Not sure if I am just not doing someting right... yet.
    Date published: 2008-04-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Good Product I being amateur bought this camera and was taken aback by the simplicity of use. The recording quality is amazing. Even the still photographs are very good for print purposes. Its so simple to use that even my 4 year old daughter can use it. Just once con the quality of recording in Night Mode could have been better
    Date published: 2008-09-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome Picture Love the camera, great picture quality, nice features for your basic HD camera. Only problem with camera is an external hook up for a better quality mic. Sony used to make a hot shoe mic adapter , but it's now discontinued. For the average person shooting home videos , it is an excellent cam.
    Date published: 2008-06-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Itis a great camera great product,nice picture, very clear video i love it
    Date published: 2008-06-18
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Precious Moments in HD forever! The color clarity is so much amazing and so far better than regular DVD video. What's not to love. HD in its simplicity and at the least cost. Although, Sony might want to consider putting a shoulder strap to it just like older camcorders used to have so it would be more comfortable to carry around during tours.
    Date published: 2008-04-10
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice HD entry level camcoder * Mainly used to document the tricks of my new born infant. * Very easy to operate. * Unfortunately in HD the DVD-RW is enough only for 20min rectrding. * Can be used as a 4M dig-cam. Did not use this feature since an extra mem stick is needed. An option to record pics on the DVD is missing.
    Date published: 2008-06-07
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from A little bit too much work. I am utilizing this camera to capture work practices for traning new employees. Picture is great but still can save information on 3 disk to a dvd disk. System meets requirements listed but thats where it ends. Other camera I had before this one was alot more user download friendly.
    Date published: 2008-04-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from great product ive been looking for an hd camcorder that's 1) not expensive, 2)good brand and 3)user friendly and everything falls into this one.great addition to my digital devices
    Date published: 2009-03-22
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