Sony HDR-XR550V hand-held camcorder

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.
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• 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.
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