HDR-XR550V High Definition Hard Disk Drive Handycam Camcorder ® Capture stunning 1920 x 1080 high-definition video2 and 12 Megapixel still images with the HDR-XR550V, which employs an "Exmor R" CMOS sensor for superior low-light performance and a 240GB1 internal hard disk drive. Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization with Active Mode and 3-way Shake Canceling enables you to capture remarkably smooth video from wide angle to full telephoto shooting. Full HD Recording with 60p playback Record amazing HD video at full 1920x1080 resolution and enjoy 60p playback via HDMI™ cable and compatible HDTV. Additionally, you can record your video at 24 Mbps, the highest possible bit-rate for AVCHD, and enjoy near Blu-ray Disc™ quality video reproduction2. 1/2.88" “Exmor R” CMOS Sensor Delivers bright, vivid, spectacularly detailed video footage, as well as 12 Megapixel still images. Additionally, it provides stunning low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain whether you're in video or still photo mode. Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization w/ Active Mode (Wide to Tele) Compensates for greater degrees of camera shake to deliver stunningly smooth video from wide angle to full telephoto shooting. Wide Angle G-Lens (26.3mm)* with 10x Optical Zoom Engineered for superior optical performance, the Sony G lens delivers brilliant, accurate color reproduction and sharp, amazingly detailed images. In addition, the 26.3mm* focal length in Photo Mode and 29.8mm* in Video Mode offers a broader perspective for enhanced wide-angle shooting. Quick Autofocus Assignable Dial An improved autofocus (AF) system now lets you take crisp images even faster. In fact, this new Quick AF feature focuses twice as fast when compared to previous Sony camcorder models. Allows for control of focus, exposure, white balance, iris, and shutter speed. Adjusting the iris lets you control depth of field, while shutter speed allows you to control motion blur. 3.5” Xtra Fine LCD™ display (921K)3 w/TruBlack™ technology Intelligent Auto Mode TruBlack™ technology brings remarkably higher contrast and brightness to the camcorder’s 3.5” Xtra Fine LCD™ display3, delivering more natural, realistic colors and easier viewing in bright conditions by reducing glare. Analyzes your shot and then automatically selects the appropriate settings from 10 distinct scene modes: Landscape, Backlight, Twilight, Spotlight, Low light, Macro, Portrait, Baby, Tripod, Walk Detection. Lets you get extra creative with 90 possible scene combinations. Geotagging with built-in GPS receiver & NAVTEQ® maps Golf Shot Lets you 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.7 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. Face Detection Technology w/ Face Priority Additional Features: With Face Priority, your camcorder optimizes focus, color, exposure, and Smile Shutter™ technology for the face you prioritize. Just touch the preferred face on the LCD display and the camcorder will not only prioritize it for you, but will remember your prioritized face until the camera is turned off. Sony Electronics Inc. | 16530 Via Esprillo | San Diego, CA 92127 | 1.800.222.7669 | www.sony.com • Active Interface Shoe • Dolby® Digital 5.1ch recording with Built-in Zoom Mic • Sony® PMB (Picture Motion Browser) software9 • Smooth Slow Record * 35mm equivalent HDR-XR550V High Definition Hard Disk Drive Handycam Camcorder ® Specifications IMAGE Imaging Device Processor Imager Pixel Gross Size CONVENIENCE 1/2.88” “Exmor R” CMOS Sensor with ClearVid™ array BIONZ® image processor 6631K VIDEO Video Actual 16:9 Video Actual 4:3 Video Resolution (Movie Quality) Video Signal System Video Format(s) Supported 4150K pixels 3110K pixels HD: 1920x1080/1440x1080; SD: 720 x 480 HD: HDTV 1080/60i; SD: NTSC color HD: AVCHD2: MPEG-2 STILL PICTURE Still Actual 16:9 Still Actual 4:3 Still Picture Resolution Dual Record Resolution 4500K 6000K 12 MP 8.3 MP AUDIO Audio Recording Format Microphone Dolby ® Digital 5.1ch / Dolby ® Digital 2ch stereo Built-in Zoom Microphone MEDIA TYPE Recording Media Internal Memory Memory Stick PRO Duo™ Media (Sold Separately); SD/SDHC Media20 HDD 240GB1 RECORDING CAPACITY Rec. / Playback with Internal Memory When using 2ch: High Definition: FX = up to 1370 min., High Definition: FH = up to 1780 min., HQ = up to 3560 min., LP = up to 6060 min. Standard Definition: HQ = up to 3670 min. When using 5.1ch: High Definition: FX = up to 1370 min., High Definition: FH = up to 1750 min., HQ = up to 3560 min., LP = up to 5770 min. Standard Definition: HQ = up to 3560 min. OPTICS AND LENS Lens Type 35mm Equivalent 16:9 35mm Equivalent 4:3 Aperture Exposure Control Filter Diameter (mm) Focal Distance (mm) Focus System Progressive Shutter Mode G Lens 29.8 - 298mm 36.5 - 365mm F1.8 - 3.4 Yes (Touch Panel/Dial) 37mm 3.8 - 38mm Full Range Auto/Manual (Touch Panel / Dial) N/A Shutter Speed Scene Selection, 1/8-1/1500; STD: 1/60-1/1500; LOW LUX: 1/30-1500; Smooth Slow Rec, 1/250 - 1/1500 Minimum Illumination Optical Zoom Digital Zoom 11 lux (1/60 Shutter Speed) 10x 120x DISPLAY Display View Finder 3.5" Xtra Fine LCD™ wide touch panel3 0.5cm (0.2 type) HARDWARE Flash Memory Card Slot Manual / Auto Lens Cover Yes (High / Normal / Low) Yes (Memory Stick PRO Duo media, SD/SDHC media20) Auto Assignable Dial 6 available settings: Focus, Exposure, AE Shift, WB Shift, Iris control, Shutter speed control S/S & Zoom Button on LCD Yes (Touch Panel) INPUTS & OUTPUTS Audio/Video Remote Terminal Digital Audio/Video Output(s) USB Port(s) Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr) Output(s) HDMI™ Connection Output(s) Headphone Jack Microphone Input Active Interface Shoe Video/S Video/Audio/Component Out/Remote HDMI™ Yes (mini B/Hi-Speed) A/V terminal Yes (mini) Yes Yes Yes Face Detection Yes Smile Shutter™ Mode Yes Quick On Yes, Power On with LCD BRAVIA® Sync Control for HDMI (CEC) Yes5 CONVENIENCE FEATURES Dynamic Range Optimizer Image Stabilization x.v.Color™ White Balance Fader Effects Yes Optical SteadyShot™ Image Stabilization Yes Auto / Outdoor / Indoor / Onepush (Touch Panel) Yes Scene Selection Mode(s) Auto, Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Sunrise & Sunset,Fireworks, Landscape, Portrait, Spotlight, Beach, Snow Face Index Film Roll Index Photo Capture from Movie Still Image Mode(s) Slide Show Mode Easy Handycam One Touch Disc Burn PhotoTV HD Multiple Language Display Smooth Slow Record Golf Shot Yes Yes Yes JPEG Yes No Yes12 Yes8 Yes Yes Yes POWER Power Consumption Supplied Battery Type Power Requirements 3.8W InfoLITHIUM ® (NP-FV50) 7.2V (battery pack); 8.4V (AC Adaptor) DIMENSIONS Dimensions (Approx.) Weight (Approx.) 2 7/8 x 3 x 5 3/4 inch (70 x 74 x 143mm) 1lb. 4oz (510g) SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES AC Adaptor Rechargeable Battery Pack Remote Commander® control unit Clock Lithium (Installed) Component Video Cable Composite Video Cable USB Cable Application Software (CD-ROM) AC-L200C/AC-L200D InfoLITHIUM ® (NP-FV50) RMT-835 Yes Yes Yes Yes PMB Ver.5.0 9 SUGGESTED ACCESSORIES Rechargeable InfoLITHIUM Batteries Starter Kit AC Adaptor/Charger for V series batteries Lens HDMI Cable (mini) Tripod Video Light GPS Unit NP-FV50/FV70/FV100 ACC-FV70, ACC-FV50A, ACC-HDV7 AC-VQV10/BC-TRV VCL-HGA07B, VCL-HGE08B, VCL-HG1730A ,VCL-HG1737C VMC-15MHD, VMC-30MHD VCT-80AV, VCT-60AV, VCT-50AV, VCT-R640 HVL-HFL1, HVL-10NH, HVL-HIRL, HVL-HL1 GPS-CS3KA FOOTNOTES 1.240GB equals 240 billion bytes. A portion of the total storage is used for system management and/or application files. The capacity that a user can use is approximately 238 GB after deleting 650MB of demonstration video. 2.This camera captures high definition footage in the AVCHD format. High Definition AVCHD discs can be created using standard DVD media, the supplied software and a compatible PC. DVD media containing AVCHD footage may be played on a compatible Blu-ray Disc™ player/recorder, PC with supplied software or PlayStation®3 devices. DVD media containing AVCHD footage should not be used with standard DVD based players, as the DVD player may fail to eject the media and may erase its contents without warning. 3. Viewable area measured diagonally. 4. HD viewing requires compatible HDTV and HDMI™ cable, both sold separately. 5. Requires BRAVIA Sync feature in each product, including a compatible BRAVIA® HDTV. Please refer to owner’s manual to determine compatibility. 7. NAVTEQ map detail on the camcorder is limited in some areas. By using a compatible PC, a broadband Internet connection, and supplied Picture Motion Browser software, your photos and videos can be shown on an online map service.The online map service is currently provided courtesy of Google, and is subject to change or termination without notice. 8. Compatible BRAVIA® HDTV, and HDMI™ or component cable (sold separately) required for PhotoTV HD viewing. 9. Requires Microsoft Windows XP SP3/ Windows Vista SP2/ Windows 7. Not supported by Mac OS. 10. Smooth Slow Record captures 3 seconds of video which play back over 12 seconds. 12. One Touch Disc Burn feature requires DVDirect burner or compatible PC with supplied PBM software (sold separately). 13. Requires USB 2.0 connection via VMC-UAM1 cable (sold separately), AC power for camcorder, and hard drive formatted in FAT-32. Connection via USB-hub not supported. External HHD/USB media should be less than 2TB(Terabytes). 20. When using movie mode Memory Stick PRO Duo with MARK2 (M2) logo, Memory Stick PRO-HG™, SD/SDHC media (Class 4 or higher) are recommended. © 2010 Sony Electronics Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. All screen images are simulated. Specifications and features are subject to change without notice. Sony is not responsible for typographical errors. 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