The Sony HDR-CX500V 32GB High Definition Flash Memory Handycam Camcorder provides you with everything from hybrid recording to GPS tagging. The camera's 1/2.88" 6MP "Exmor R" CMOS sensor captures beautiful 1920 x 1080i HD video that can be stored to either the 32GB internal flash memory or optional Memory Stick PRO Duo cards. When it comes time to transfer your HD video or 12MP stills to your computer for sharing or editing you'll appreciate the ease with which you can pop the memory card out of the camera and into the computer. However, when you feel like watching video from the camera on your HDTV the HDMI connection makes it easy to share all your memories with friends and family using just one cable, while also up-converting the video from 1080i to 1080/60P.
The CX500V also comes with a number of enhanced features which are sure to please. The camera sports a Sony G Lens which, among other things, features improved true-to-life color reproduction, a 12x optical zoom, and the upgraded Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with 3-Way Shake-Canceling.
Another way that Sony went the distance with the 500V's design is the 3" wide touch panel LCD. This LCD doesn't just give you adequate room to compose and playback all your shots, it also provides you with an intuitive touch panel surface for finding your way through the improved menu with new options such as the spot focus and spot metering options. It also aids in playback with a screen that's even easy to view outside on a bright summer day.
Aside from improvements, the CX500V comes with a built-in GPS receiver and Map Index for logging the exact location of your shots, making it great for travelers and those looking to share their videos and photos online. In addition, popular features such as Face Detection with Face Touch Priority, Smile Shutter, and Highlight Playback are all sure to make your recording experience a pleasant one. If you're looking for a myriad of user-friendly features and incredible HD video to boot, the HDR-CX500V delivers.