Sony HDR-PJ230E Full HD Flash Memory Camcorder (PAL, Black)

Sony HDR-PJ230E Full HD Flash Memory Camcorder (PAL, Black)

Sony HDR-PJ230E Full HD Flash Memory Camcorder (PAL, Black)

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Product Highlights

  • Captures 1080/50p Video & 8.9MP Photos
  • 8GB Internal Memory
  • Supports Variety of Flash Memory Cards
  • Built-In Projector with 100" Coverage
  • 8.9MP Exmor R CMOS Sensor
  • Wide-Angle Vario-Tessar Carl Zeiss Lens
  • 32x Extended Zoom
  • 2.6" LCD Display
  • iAuto Image Settings & SteadyShot
  • Face Detection & Smile Shutter
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WARNING: This is a "PAL" product and CANNOT be used with USA/NTSC systems.

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  • 1Description
Sony's HDR-PJ230E Full HD Flash Memory Camcorder, in black, is a PAL-standard high-definition Handycam camcorder with an 8.9 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor. CMOS sensors are designed to be sensitive to low-light environments, and the back illumination even further enhances the sensitivity. You can record video in up to 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution, and you can take 8.9 megapixel photos in up to 3984 x 2240 resolution. The video frame rate is selectable to up to 50 frames per second, which is useful for capturing sporting and other fast action events in crisp detail.

The camcorder features 8GB of internal flash memory and supports a wide selection of optional memory cards -- Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO HG Duo, Memory Stick PRO XC-HG Duo, and SD/SDHC/SDXC class 4 or higher cards.

The integrated lens is a wide-angle Carl Zeiss lens that opens wide to 2.1mm and can zoom in on a subject up to 32x. The image processor is Sony's BIONZ processor designed with a focus on color and detail. The camcorder has a 2.6" LCD, a built-in speaker, and a headphone jack for monitoring sound while shooting.

A very powerful projector is built into the camcorder, fixed on the exterior of the LCD. It can be pointed at any light-colored wall to project your captured videos and photos. The projector works without any cables, and it quickly and very usefully lets you display your footage or photos in up to 100" diagonally. The camcorder's connections include an HDMI output that'll just as conveniently let you connect to HDTVs and view your videos/photos on a big screen.

A few intuitive features will help you manage the focus and stability of your shots, and one particular feature combination -- Face Detection and Smile Shutter -- automatically recognizes smiling faces and takes photos of them while the camera records video.
1080p50 Full HD Videos and 8.9MP Still Photos
This HD Handycam features an 8.9MP back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor that captures up to 1920 x 1080p50 resolution HD videos and 8.9MP 3984 x 2240 resolution still photos. CMOS sensors are designed for sensitivity in low-light environments, and the back-illumination further enhances the light sensitivity.
Built-In Projector
A built-in projector, which can be directed at any white or light-colored wall to display your videos at anytime, features screen coverage of up to 100" diagonally. You can project your footage directly from the camera and share your recordings with others without having them crowd around the LCD screen.
8GB Internal Memory and Wide Memory Card Support
The Handycam features 8GB of internal flash memory and supports a wide selection of optional flash memory cards --

Memory Stick PRO Duo
Memory Stick PRO HG Duo
Memory Stick PRO XC-HG Duo
SD/SDHC/SDXC class 4 or higher
Wide-Angle Carl Zeiss Lens & 32x Zoom
The lens opens wide to 2.1mm and features a 32x extended zoom that works together with advanced image processing to let you quickly zoom into a scene and capture clear footage.
High-Speed BIONZ Image Processor
Designed with a focus on color and detail, this processor gives you enhanced image quality and performance when you're shooting fast-moving subjects.
2.6" LCD Display
Clearly see what you're shooting on this Clear Photo LCD, widescreen display.
Just point and shoot, without adjusting settings. The iAuto feature automatically adjusts settings for the best results, recognizing different faces, lighting, and scenes such as landscapes.
Face Detection & Smile Shutter
These two features work together to let you automatically capture still photos of smiling faces while recording video.
HDMI Connection to HDTVs
An HDMI output will let you conveniently connect the camera to HDTVs and view your videos and photos on large screens.
Record in AVCHD or Web-Friendly MP4
You can record your videos in high-resolution AVCHD format or web-friendly MP4 format.
Tracking Focus
Tracking Focus comes in handy when you want to continuously follow non-face subjects, such as pets or sailboats. Simply select this feature on the LCD screen and shoot.
Quick Auto Focus
Whether in bright daylight or low-light conditions, Quick AF will quickly, accurately, and consistently auto focus on your subject and background.
Event Browse
This intelligent feature organizes and groups your files and lets you conveniently search through them when you need.
By Pixel Super Resolution
This is an interpolation technology that multiplies the number of pixels recorded by up to 4x and provides you with an upscaled image that can serve useful in editing and other applications.
Built-In USB Cable
A neatly and unobtrusively integrated cable that will let you conveniently connect the camcorder to a PC in order to offload you footage for back-up or editing.
PlayMemories Software
A free software download from the Sony website, PlayMemories helps you transfer videos and pictures, then organize, edit, print or share them online.
In the Box
Sony HDR-PJ230E Full HD Flash Memory Camcorder (PAL, Black)
  • AC Adapter
  • NP-FV30 Rechargeable Battery Pack
  • HDMI Mini Cable
  • USB Cable
  • Power Cord
  • Operating Guide Software
  • 90-Day B&H Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Sensor 1x 8.9 Megapixel 1/5.8"  CMOS Sensor
    Backside Illumination Yes
    Pixel Gross 2,390,000
    Effective Pixels 2,150,000 @ Video 16:9
    2,290,000 @ Photo 16:9
    1,710,000 @ Photo 4:3
    Focal Length 2.1 - 57 mm
    35mm Equivalent Focal Length 29.8 - 953.6 @ Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Video Mode
    29.8 - 804 @ Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Photo Mode
    Maximum Aperture f/ 1.9 - f/ 4
    Zoom Extended: 32x
    Optical: 27x
    Digital: 320x
    System PAL
    Recording Media Internal Flash Memory, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick Pro Duo (Mark 2), Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, SD, SD/SDHC/SDXC Up To 8 GB 
    Recording Time Internal Flash Memory 8 GB
    90 min, HD HQ
    45 min, HD HQ
    Video Format High Definition
    1920 x 1080i / 50 fps (28 Mbps)
    1920 x 1080i / 50 fps (24 Mbps)
    1440 x 1080i / 50 fps (9 Mbps)
    High Definition
    1280 x 720p / 30 fps (6 Mbps)
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Audio Format AAC-LC
    Dolby Digital 2ch
    Display Type LCD
    Screen Size 2.63"
    Pixel Count 230,400
    Resolution 960 x 240
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Native Resolution 640 x 360
    Contrast Ratio 1500:1
    Throw Distance 1.6' (0.5 m)
    Projection Size 100" / 254.00 cm 
    Image Stabilization Yes
    Lux 6 (1/25 second shutter speed)
    3 (1/25 second shutter speed)
    Creative Effects Yes
    Built-in Mic Yes
    Built-in Speaker Yes
    Tripod Mount 1/4" - 20
    Input/Output Connectors
    Inputs 1x USB 2.0 Standard USB Type A
    Outputs 1x HDMI D (Micro)
    1x USB Micro-AB
    System Requirements Windows
    • XP (SP3)
      Vista (SP2)
    • Core 2 Duo 1.66GHz Processor or greater
    • 512 MB RAM
    • 1024 x 768 Pixel Resolution
    Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2-8.4 VDC, 500 mAh
    Power Adapter 100-240 VAC, 50/60HZ
    Power Consumption Operating:18 W
    Operating Temperature 32 - 104°F (0 - 40°C)
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 1.9 x 1.1 x 3.2" / 48.0 x 29.0 x 81.0 mm
    Weight 5.3 oz / 150 g
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.5 x 5.6 x 4.9"

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