Sony HDR-CX560V Camcorder

Sony HDR-CX560V Camcorder

Sony HDR-CX560V Camcorder

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Product Highlights

  • 1920 x 1080/60p HD Recording
  • 64GB Internal Flash Memory
  • Memory Stick Duo / SD Memory Card Slot
  • 1/2.88" Exmor R CMOS Sensor
  • Sony Lens G with 37mm Filter Diameter
  • 3.0" WIDE Xtra Fine Touch Panel LCD
  • Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode
  • 10x Optical and 120x Digital Zoom
  • BIONZ Image Processor
  • Built-In GPS Receiver
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Sony HDR-CX560 overview

  • 1Description

The Sony HDR-CX560V Camcorder is a 64GB internal flash memory, full 1080/60p HD cam designed to take your recording beyond the norm. On top of the 26 hours of HD storage, the CX560 provides you with a built-in GPS receiver, allowing for location based archiving of your footage and geo-tracking. Other highlights include Sony's Cinematone presets and 24p recording that give your video a film-like look and feel.

When it comes to the core features of any camcorder, the CX560V has an impressive line-up. There's the Wide Angle G lens, a 3.0" touch panel LCD with TruBlack technology for higher contrast, and Sony's Optical SteadyShot image stabilization. In addition, 14x Extended zoom helps you get closer to the action while maintaining the integrity of the image.

Sony also gave the CX560 some high-class audio features. The built-in 5.1 channel surround sound microphone, for instance, helps capture all encompassing sound without an external mic. However, should you want to use an external mic the camera has both a stereo mini microphone and headphone connection. Other audio features include wind noise reduction and Clear Phase stereo speakers.

The CX560 is also equipped with a number of shooting controls that are designed to make your recording experience an easier one. While the camera features a number of ways to make your video your own, when you want to stop futzing with the camera settings and simply record, features like Intelligent Auto let you do just that.

1920 x 1080 Full HD 60p/24p Recording with 12MP Still Image
The Sony HDR-CX560V offers 1920 x 1080 high definition resolution letting you record your memories in exceptional Full High Definition quality. Capable of 60p recording and playback via HDMI and compatible HDTV providing stunning clarity and incredibly detailed playback of your memories. If you're looking for a film-like quality look to your video, 24p recording is available for you
64GB Embedded Flash Memory for Up to 26 Hours of Recording
The built-in 64GB embedded Flash memory can record and store up to 26 hours of high definition video footage (HD LP mode)
Assignable Dial (Iris / Shutter / Exposure / WB / Focus)
Get the most out of your camcorder with enhanced manual controls. The assignable dial allows for control of focus, exposure, white balance, iris, and shutter speed
Wide Angle G Lens to Capture Everything You Want
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, the 26.3mm focal length offers a broader perspective for enhanced wide angle shooting
Back-Illuminated 'Exmor R' CMOS Sensor for Superb Low-Light Video
Experience stunning low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain with Sony's back-illuminated "Exmor R" CMOS 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
Cinematone Presets and 24p Recording for Cinematic Quality Video
For extra control over image expression, Cinematone technology is used to deepen the color and recreate film-like color tones. Combined with 24p recording, you'll have some of the tools you need to fulfill your need for cinematic expression
Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization with Active Mode
Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode compensates for greater degrees of camera shake to deliver stunningly smooth video from wide angle to full telephoto shooting. In addition, innovative 3-Way Shake-Canceling adds electronic roll stability for even smoother video capture
14x Extended Zoom to Get Even Closer to the Action
Extended Zoom works in conjunction with 10x optical zoom to get even closer to the action while maintaining HD image quality
3.0" Touch Screen Xtra Fine LCD Display (912K) with TruBlack Technology
The 3.0" (16:9) Xtra Fine LCD screen (921K) displays sharp, bright, vivid images, letting you compose a shot more easily -- even outdoors, while enabling you to change settings to best represent the scene. TruBlack technology brings remarkably higher contrast delivering more natural, realistic colors and easier viewing in bright conditions by reducing glare
5.1 Channel Surround Mic for Vivid and Dynamic Surround Sound
Dolby Digital 5.1 channel recording captures active sounds coming from all directions, so you can experience your home movies the way you experienced them while recording
Tracking Focus Follows Selected Subjects
Tracking Focus works as an extension of Face Detection to allow you to select an object with a touch of the LCD and have the focus follow the selected object
Expanded Recording/Monitoring with Mic/Headphone Jacks
Features dedicated mic and headphone inputs for expanded audio recording options and convenient monitoring of audio with headphones (external microphones and headphones sold separately)
5.1 Channel Surround Mic for Vivid and Dynamic Surround Sound
Dolby Digital 5.1 channel recording captures active sounds coming from all directions, so you can experience your home movies the way you experienced them while recording
Wind Noise Reduction for Clear Voice Recording
Wind Reduction reduces noise and interference that is produced when wind passes over the microphone, giving you a clearer and more enjoyable sound experience
Highlight Playback Creates Movies with Transitions for You
Why spend hours editing your movies when you can let your camcorder do it for you? Highlight Playback identifies and compiles key scenes into a short, entertaining movie complete with music and transitions. You can even pinpoint the exact scene you want to include in the highlight reel
Active Interface Shoe to Attach Intelligent Accessories
The Active Interface Shoe lets you mount Intelligent Accessories, such as external lights and microphones, which can help extend the capabilities of your camcorder
Event Browse Groups Photos and Videos for Reference
Event Browse conveniently groups your images and videos together for easier viewing. The date range that Event Browse groups your pictures and videos is easily adjusted to suit your needs. When used with the Highlight Playback feature, making and sharing a highlight reel from your event is easy and fun
Direct Copy to External HDD without 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 (sold separately), 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
Clear Phase Stereo Speakers for True and Dynamic Sound
Bring your video alive with Clear Phase stereo speakers. Drawing on Sony's high-end audio expertise, renown S-Master digital amplifier technology is utilized to produce more true-to-life sound
Geotagging with Built-In GPS Receiver and Navteq Maps
A built-in GPS receiver makes the HDR-CX560V an ideal choice for travelers. The 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) software9. Additionally, the receiver automatically adjusts your camcorder's clock to the proper time zone
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, perfect for analyzing the nuances of a golf swing, tennis serve, and other fast action
Built-In USB Cable for Easy File Transfer/Charge
The high-speed, built-in USB 2.0 cable allows for easy connection to your computer for charging or file transfer without having to remember separate cables. It also fits conveniently into the hand strap so it's out of the way until you need it
Built-In Flash
The built-in flash sheds light on your subject when taking still photos
Intelligent Auto - 90 Different Scene Combinations Possible
Intelligent Auto mode goes a step beyond traditional auto modes by analyzing your shot and then automatically selecting the appropriate settings from ten distinct scene modes (90 different combinations possible): Landscape, Backlight, Twilight, Spotlight, Low light, Macro, Portait, Baby, Walk, Tripod
In the Box
Sony HDR-CX560V Camcorder
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • NP-FV50 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
  • RMT-835 Remote Commander with Battery
  • Component AV Cable
  • USB Cable
  • A/V Connecting Cable
  • CD-ROM Handycam Application Software
  • User's Operating Guide
  • 1-Year Parts & 90-Days Labor Limited Warranty
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    Sony HDR-CX560 specs

    Sensor 1/2.88" CMOS 
    Lens 3.8 - 38 mm
    f/1.8 - 3.4
    Zoom Optical: 10x
    Digital: 120x

    14x Extended Zoom

    Filter Size 37 mm
    System NTSC
    Recording Media Internal Flash Memory 64 GB 
    Memory Stick PRO Duo, SD/SDHC/SDXC  
    Still Image Resolution JPEG: 12 Megapixel
    Channels 2.0-Channel Stereo

    Dolby Digital 5.1 channel

    Display Type LCD
    Touchscreen Yes
    Screen Size 3.0"
    Image Stabilization Optical
    Lux 11 (1/60 shutter speed)
    3 (1/30 shutter speed)
    Built-in Mic Yes
    Built-in Speaker Yes
    Built-in Light/Flash Light - No
    Flash - Yes
    Accessory Shoe Hot
    Tripod Mount 1/4"
    Input/Output Connectors
    Inputs 1x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Stereo Mini
    Outputs 1x Headphone Out
    1x USB 2.0
    1x HDMI C (Mini)
    1x Composite Video (out)
    1x Component Video (out)
    1x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Stereo Mini
    1x A/V
    Microphone Input Yes
    Headphone Jack Yes
    System Requirements Windows
    • XP (SP3)
      Vista (SP2)
    Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack Batteries
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.4 x 2.6 x 5.3" / 62.0 x 67.0 x 133.5 mm
    Weight 13.58 oz / 384.99 g

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