HDR-CX580V
Bring your memories to life in 1920x1080 60p/24p Full HD with the
HDR-CX580V Handycam® camcorder. Increase your cinematic
prowess with CinemaTone presets and advanced manual controls
with expanded focus, zebra and peaking. Optical SteadyShot™
image stabilization takes the shake out of your movies and built-in
projector allows you to share them in a theatrical way.
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• 1920x1080 Full HD 60p/24p Recording w/20.4 MP still image
• Up to 11 hours of recording with 32GB1 embedded Flash Memory
• Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization w/ Active Mode
• CinemaTone presets and 24p recording for cinematic quality
video
• Advanced controls with expanded focus, zebra, and peaking
• Wide Angle G lens to capture everything you want
• Back-illuminated Exmor R® CMOS sensor for superb low-light video
• 12x Optical/20x Extended Zoom to get even closer to the action
• 3.0” Xtra Fine LCD™ display (921K) w/TruBlack™ technology
• Face detection with voice enhancement and noise reduction
• Tracking Focus follows selected subjects
• 5.1ch Surround mic for vivid and dynamic surround sound
• Wind noise reduction for clear voice recording
• Expanded recording/monitoring with mic/headphone jack
• Active Interface Shoe to attach intelligent accessories
• Event Browse groups video/stills by events automatically
• Highlight Playback creates movies with transitions for you
• S-Master™ digital amplifier for true and dynamic sound
• Clear Phase stereo speakers for true-to-life audio playback
• Geotagging with built-in GPS receiver & NAVTEQ® maps
• Direct Copy to external HDD without PC13
• Built-in USB cable for easy file transfer/charge
• Intelligent Auto (180 different scene combinations possible)
• Golf Shot
• Built-in Flash
Features
1920x1080 Full HD 60p/24p Recording w/20.4MP still image capture
The Sony® HDR-CX580V offers 1920 x 1080 high definition resolution letting you record your
memories in exceptional Full High Definition quality. Capable of 60p/24p recording and playback
via HDMI™ and compatible HDTV4 providing stunning clarity and incredibly detailed and
smoother playback of your memories.
32GB embedded Flash Memory for up to 11 hours of recording1
The built-in 32GB1 embedded Flash memory can record and store up to11 hours of high definition
video footage (HD LP mode).
Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization w/ 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.
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.
Advanced controls with expanded focus, zebra, and peaking
The HDR-CX580V provides advanced capture and control features that are often considered the
domain of professional cameras including expanded focus for precise manual focus control,
zebra and peaking for precision focus and exposure adjustments.
Wide Angle G lens to capture more of what 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 29.8mm focal length in
Photo Mode and Video Modes 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® CMOS 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.
20x Extended Zoom to get even closer to the action
Extended Zoom works in conjunction with 12x optical zoom to get even closer to the action while
maintaining HD image quality.
3.0” touch-screen Xtra Fine LCD™ display (921K) w/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.
Tracking Focus follows selected subjects in/out of the frame
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, even if it leaves the frame and
returns.
5.1ch 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.
Expanded recording/monitoring with mic/headphone jack
Features dedicated mic and headphone inputs for expanded audio recording options and
convenient monitoring of audio with headphones (external microphones and headphones sold
separately).
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/videos for you for easy 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.
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.
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 & NAVTEQ® maps7
A built-in GPS receiver7 makes the HDR-CX580V 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
PlayMemories Home software9. Additionally, the receiver automatically adjusts your camcorder’s
clock to the proper time zone
Direct Copy to external HDD without PC13
Store your memories in a whole new way with the ability to copy videos from your camcorder
directly to an external hard disk drive13 (sold separately), all without a computer. Your camcorder
can also access videos stored on the external hard drive for playback on your HDTV4, allowing
you to utilize the camcorder’s handy playback features.
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. Charging your camcorder is faster than ever
now through the USB; for every two minutes of charge time you get one minute of recording time
Intelligent Auto (180 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 and wind
noise reduction. There are 180 different combinations possible: Landscape, Backlight, Twilight,
Spotlight, Low light, Macro, Portait, Baby, Walk, Tripod, Wind Noise Reduction. Thie camcorder
utilizes an advanced sound processor and sophisticated noise reduction algorithms to reduce
wind noise by up to 10db compared to other models. In addition to reducing low frequency
noise, iAuto also suppresses mid- and upper-frequency noise, resulting in clearer, more enjoyable
sound.
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 Flash
The built-in flash will assist in shedding light on your subject when shooting still photos.
Specifications
Camera
Camera Type
Digital HD Video
Camera Recorder
Imaging Sensor
Imaging Sensor
1/3.91” (4.6mm)
Back-illuminated
Exmor R® CMOS
Sensor
Processor
BIONZ™ Image
processor
Pixel Gross
Approx. 5430K
pixels
Effective
Picture
Resolution
Approx. 5020K
pixels (16:9)
Color Filter
System
ClearVid™ array
Recording
Media Type
Internal Flash
Memory; Memory
Stick PRO Duo ™
(Mark 2); Memory
Stick PRO-HG Duo
™; SD/ SDHC/
SDXC Memory
Card (Class 4 or
Higher)
Still Image
Mode
JPEG
Still Image
Max Effective
Resolution
20.4 megapixels
Still Image Size
16:9
Movie mode:
20.4 megapixels
16:9 (6016x3384);
Photo mode: 20.4
megapixels 16:9
(6016x3384)
Still Image Size
4:3
Movie mode:
15.3 megapixels
4:3 (4512x3384);
Photo mode: 15.3
megapixels 4:3
(4512x3384)
Video Format
HD: MPEG4AVC/H.264
AVCHD 2.0 format
compatible
(1080/60p:original
format); STD:
MPEG2-PS
Video Mode
Video
Resolution
Internal Media
Flash Memory
32GB
Mic Level
Control
Yes (2steps)
Recording and
Playback Times
(in Internal
Media)(5.1ch)
HD PS: Approx.
2h20m; HD FX:
Approx. 2h45m;
HD FH: Approx.
3h45m; HD HQ:
Approx. 6h40m;
HD LP: Approx.
11h35m; STD HQ:
Approx. 6h55m
Still Image File
Format
Wind Noise
Reduction
DCF Ver. 2.0
compatible,
Exif Ver. 2.3
compatible,
MPF Baseline
compatible
Yes (Off /On)
HD: 1920x1080/60p
(PS), 24p, 60i (FX,
FH), 1440x1080/60i
(HQ, LP); STD:
720x480/60i
Aperture
F1.8-3.4
Optical Zoom
12x
Digital Zoom
160x
Focal Length
(35mm
equivalent)
Movie Mode:
26.8mm - 321.6mm
(16:9), 32.8mm393.6mm (4:3);
Photo Mode:
26.8mm - 321.6mm
(16:9), 32.8mm393.6mm (4:3)
Video Signal
NTSC color, EIA
standards
Dual Record
Built-in Zoom
Microphone; Clear
Phase Stereo
Speaker
Optics/Lens
Video Actual
(Pixel)
Photo Capture
from Movie
Microphone/
Speaker
HD PS: Approx.
28Mbps / FX:
Approx. 24Mbps
/ FH: Approx.
17Mbps / HQ:
Approx. 9Mbps
/ LP: Approx.
5Mbps; STD HQ:
9Mbps
Approx.5,020K
pixels(16:9),
Approx.3,760K
pixels(4:3)
Recording and
Playback Times
(in Internal
Media)(2ch)
Audio Format
Dolby® Digital
5.1ch, Dolby®
Digital 5.1Creator;
Dolby® Digital 2ch
Stereo, Dolby®
Digital Stereo
Creator
HD PS: Approx.
2h20m (Approx.
2h20m); HD FX:
Approx. 2h45m
(Approx. 2h45m);
HD FH: Approx.
3h45m (Approx.
3h45m); HD HQ:
Approx. 6h40m
(Approx. 5h5m);
HD LP: Approx.
11h35m (Approx.
9h30m); STD HQ:
Approx. 6h55m
(Approx. 6h20m)
Lens Type
G Lens™
Lens
Stabilization
Optical
SteadyShot™
image stabilization
w/ Active mode
(Wide to Tele)
Filter Diameter
30mm
Minimum Focus
Distance
Approx. 1cm
(Wide), Approx.
50cm (Tele),
Approx. 25cm
(Tele Macro)
Extended Zoom
20x
Focal Distance
f = 2.9mm 34.8mm; f
=1/8inch - 1
3/8inch
2.1 megapixels
16:9 (1920x1080);
0.3 megapixels
4:3 (640x480); 0.2
megapixels pixels
16:9 (640x360)
Steady Shot
Mode:Active
29.1-582.7mm
(16:9)
20.4 megapixels
16:9 (6016x3384);
10.0 megapixels
16:9 (4224x2376);
2.1 megapixels
16:9 (1920x1080)
LCD Type
LCD Display
3.0" Xtra Fine
LCD™ display
(921K) w/
TruBlack™
technology
Angle
Adjustment
Opening Angle:
max. 90 deg.,
Turning Angle:
max. 270 deg.
Brightness
Control
Yes (Menu)
Coverage
1
Live View
Yes
Grid Display
Guide Frame
Touch Panel
Yes
Focus Control
Focus System
Contrast AF
AF Modes
Auto / Manual
(Touch Panel /
Dial)
Focus Area
Full range Focus /
Spot Focus
Manual Focus
Assist
Magnified display
for precise manual
focus; Peaking
Display
Focus Features
Tracking Focus
AF Illuminator
Yes
Exposure System
Metering
Modes
Multi-segment /
Spot
Exposure
Settings
Auto; Flexible Spot
(Touch Panel)
Scene Mode(s)
Auto / Twilight /
Twilight Portrait
(Photo Mode
only) / Sunrise &
Sunset / Fireworks
/ Landscape /
Portrait / Spotlight
/ Beach / Snow
D-Range
Optimizer
Yes
Noise
Reduction
Yes
White Balance
Mode
Auto / Onepush /
Outdoor / Indoor
Minimum
Illumination
Standard: 6 lux
(1/60 Shutter
Speed); Low Lux:
3 lux (1/30 Shutter
Speed)
Auto Iris Control
F1.8 - F10
Backlight
Compensation
Yes (Auto)
Gain Control
Auto
LOW LUX Mode
Yes
Drive System
Drive Mode
Photo Mode:
Single-shot / Selftimer
Self-timer
10sec.(Still Image/
Golf Shot)
1. 1GB equals 1 billion bytes, a portion of which is used for data management functions
4. Requires HDTV and HDMI cable sold sep.
7. Map service requires PC with internet. Service provided by Google and subject to change without notice
9. For PC: Requires Microsoft® Windows® XP SP3/ Windows Vista® SP2/Windows 7. For Mac: Requires Mac OSX (v10.5-10.7)
13. Requires via VMC-UAM1 cable (sold separately), AC power for camcorder, and hard drive formatted in FAT-32. USB-hub not supported. External HHD/USB media should be less than
2TB(Terabytes)
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Features and specifications are subject to change without notice. Sony, Optical Steady Shot, S-Master, TruBlack, and Xtra Fine LCD are trademarks of Sony. Microsoft, Windows, and
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/Updated: January 12, 2012