Sony HDR-XR520 240GB High Definition Handycam 'PAL' Camcorder

Sony HDR-XR520 240GB High Definition Handycam 'PAL' Camcorder

Sony HDR-XR520 240GB High Definition Handycam 'PAL' Camcorder

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Product Highlights

  • 1920 x 1080 HD
  • 240GB HDD
  • 1/2.88" Exmor R CMOS
  • 37mm G-Lens
  • 12x Optical Zoom
  • 3.2" Wide Xtra Fine LCD
  • Optical SteadyShot
  • 0.27" Viewfinder
  • Face Detection & Smile Shutter
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Sony HDR-XR520 overview

  • 1Description

The top-of-the-line HDR-XR520 240GB High Definition Handycam 'PAL' Camcorder from Sony packs true 1920 x 1080 HD recording, hybrid capture options, excellent optics, and more into a consumer priced camera. You'll be hard pressed to run out of recording space with the 240GB HDD that captures 101 hours of HD footage and the option to store additional video and stills to Memory Stick PRO Duo media.

Sony gives you the tools to create beautiful memories - whether you're recording your child's play or a family vacation. The G Lens and back-illuminated 1/2.88" ClearVid Exmor R CMOS sensor work together to create clean, brilliant images. Other features, like the generous 3.2" LCD display, Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization, Face Detection and Smile Shutter give you an added edge.

Hybrid Recording to HDD or Memory Stick Duo Media
Record 101 hours of true, 1920 x 1080 HD video (HD LP mode)and 12.1MP stills to the 240GB HDD, in the XR520. You can also record to optional Memory Stick PRO Duo media, which offers easy transfer of video and stills to compatible computers and printers. And, in the event that you drop the camera, Sony's "HDD Smart Protection" prevents recorded video and stills from being lost.
1/2.88" ClearVid Exmor R CMOS Sensor with Back-Illumination
Sony's 1/2.88" Exmor R CMOS sensor captures true 1920 x 1080 HD 6MP video and 12.1MP digital stills at 4x the density of HD resolution, giving you cleaner, more detailed images. The back-illuminated sensor improves image quality, especially when shooting in low-light situations by gathering as much light as possible and increasing sensitivity. The BIONZ Image Processor helps reduce noise and provides for faster image processing and data compression.
Sony G Lens
Sony's G lens, designed to work with the Exmor R CMOS sensor, provides sharp, detailed images with ultra accurate color reproduction.
3.2" Wide Touch Panel Xtra Fine LCD
The 3.2" LCD display gives you a generous surface on which to compose and playback your images, even outdoors, thanks to the 1MP of viewing resolution and wide viewing angle. The touch panel provides intuitive menu navigation.
12.1MP Digital Stills
Capture 12.1 digital stills with the XR520. You can also simultaneously record video and capture 8.3MP stills with the camera's Dual Record mode.
Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
Sony's Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode provides even more correction for camera shake than Optical SteadyShot alone, by allowing a greater range of motion for lens shift, resulting in superbly clear video and still images.
Creative Control and Workflow Features
  • Face Detection: Adjusts focus, exposure, and color on up to 8 faces
  • Smile Shutter: automatically takes a still photo when subject smiles
  • Mic and headphone inputs
  • Power on the camera by opening the LCD
  • HDMI output for connection to digital A/V devices
  • Film Roll and Face Index for easily finding footage
  • x.v. Color technology for natural, true-to-life images
  • Built-in zoom microphone for recording crisp, clean audio
  • Smooth Slow Record: allows for slow motion playback of video
  • One touch disk burn when connected to PC using the included PMB software
  • Active Interface Shoe: mount Intelligent Accessories - lights and microphones
  • BRAVIA Sync for control of compatible Sony BRAVIA HDTVs via BRAVIA TV remote
  • Dynamic Range Optimizer: balances out scenes in high-contrast shooting conditions
  • Sony PMB (Picture Motion Browser) Software for one-touch upload to social media sites
  • Highlight Playback: uses Face Detection, Smile Shutter, Dual Capture & time range to compile scenes into short movies with music
In the Box
Sony HDR-XR520 240GB High Definition Handycam 'PAL' Camcorder
  • HDR-XR520 240GB High Definition Handycam 'PAL' Camcorder
  • AC Adapter (AC-L200)
  • NP-FH60 Rechargeable Battery Pack
  • Remote Commander (RMT-835)
  • Component A/V Cable
  • A/V Connecting Cable
  • Lithium Battery (CR2025)
  • Application Software/USB Driver/CD-ROM
  • USB Cable
  • 1-Year Parts & 90-Days Labor Limited Warranty
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    Sony HDR-XR520 specs

    Sensor 1/2.88" Exmor R CMOS
    Lens Sony G Lens
    Focal length=5.5-66mm
    Zoom 12x Optical
    150x Digital
    Filter Size 37mm
    System PAL
    Format High Definition: MPEG4 AVC/H.264
    Standard Definition: MPEG2
    Audio Dolby Digital 5.1
    Image Stabilization Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
    Lux 11 lux (1/60 shutter speed)
    3 lux (Auto Slow Shutter ON, 1/30 shutter speed)
    Recording Media 240GB HDD
    Memory Stick PRO Duo Media (sold separately)
    Recording Time 240GB HDD
    High Definition: FH: 1750 minutes, LP: 5770 minutes
    Standard Definition: HQ: 3560 minutes, LP: 10,100 minutes

    Optional 16GB Memory Stick PRO Duo Media
    High Definition: FH: 110 minutes, LP: 375 minutes
    Standard Definition: HQ: 230 minutes, LP: 655 minutes

    Display Type Wide touch panel LCD
    Display Size 3.2" (921k pixels)
    Viewfinder 0.27" Color wide viewfinder
    Camera Features
    Manual Controls Focus
    Built-in Speaker Yes
    Built-in Mic Yes
    Accessory Shoe Active Interface Shoe
    Built-in Light/Flash Flash - Yes
    Light - Yes
    Digital Still Mode
    Still Recording Media 240GB HDD
    Memory Stick PRO Duo Media
    Resolution 12.1Mp (JPEG)
    Input/Output Connectors
    Inputs Microphone in
    Output USB 2.0
    HDMI mini
    Headphone out
    Analog A/V (RCA via A/V breakout cable)
    Component Video (RCA via A/V breakout cable)
    S-Video (sold separately, Mini DIN via A/V breakout cable)
    Microphone Input Yes
    Headphone Jack Yes
    Languages Not specified by manufacturer
    Compatible Operating Systems Windows 2000, XP, Vista
    Power Requirements Not specified by manufacturer
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 2 7/8 x 3 x 5 1/2" (71 x 75 x 137mm)
    Weight 1 lb 4 oz (590g)

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