Sony's HDR-CX550V 64GB HD Handycam Camcorder provides you with numerous features and functions, including multiple recording options, a built-in GPS receiver, and 1920 x 1080 high def recording. In addition to the 64GB of internal memory, the CX550V also gives you the option to record to Sony's Memory Stick media or SD/SDHC memory cards. You can also transfer files from the built-in memory to the removable media for upload to your computer or to make room on the camera while shooting.
When it comes to the built-in GPS receiver, the CX550V gives geotaggers a great tool for tagging their video and still images by location. And when you want recall your footage options such as the Map Index give you quick access. Use the camera's GPS to keep things organized in a whole new way, and share video and stills with friends and family online according to the location the footage was taken.
The core features of the HDR-CX550V include everything from a super-powered CMOS sensor and processor to a generous 3.5" LCD display. The back-illuminated 1/2.88" Exmor R CMOS sensor works together with Sony's BIONZ Image Processor to capture video and still images that are clean and detailed, with improved low-light capture over Sony's previous CMOS sensors, thanks to the back-illumination. The image processor allows for features such as Dual Recording and Face Detection. The 3.5" Wide Xtra Fine TruBlack LCD is a high contrast display that reduces glare, while giving you a large platform on which to record and play back images. And in addition to the LCD, the CX550V also has a 0.27" color viewfinder for shooting when the LCD is closed.
Among the plethora of user-friendly features on the HDR-CX550V you'll find a number of ways to enhance your recordings and to ensure that you get the shot you want. One great highlight of the CX550V would be the built-in microphone and headphone jacks for recording with optional external microphones and headphones. There's also the option to record at 24Mbps AVCHD for its detail and versatility. Other features like Golf Shot, Optical SteadyShot, 10x optical zoom, and an Assignable Dial all provide extra help so you can get just the shot you want. Additional features include Face Detection, Smile Shutter, Smooth Slow Record, and an Active Interface Shoe, among others.