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Video Cameras & Accessories

Digital HD Video Camera Recorder

32GB Flash Memory

Built-in GPS Receiver

3.0" Touch-screen Xtra Fine LCD

1920x1080 Full HD 60p/24p Recording w/20.4MP still image capture:

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 HDTV providing stunning clarity and incredibly detailed and smoother playback of your memories

32GB embedded Flash Memory for up to 11 hours of recording:

Built-in 32GB 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:

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 adjustment

Wide Angle G lens to capture more of what you want:

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:

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:

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 maps:

A built-in GPS receiver makes the HDR-CX580V an ideal choice for travellers

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 software

Additionally, the receiver automatically adjusts your camcorder's clock to the proper time zone

Direct Copy to external HDD without PC:

Store your memories 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

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

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

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

This 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


Digital HD Video Camera Recorder

Imaging Sensor:

Color Filter System: ClearVid array

Effective Picture Resolution: Approx. 5020K pixels (16:9)

Imaging Sensor: 1/3.91" (4.6mm) Back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor

Pixel Gross: Approx. 5430K pixels

Processor: BIONZ Image processor


Focal Length (35mm equivalent): Movie Mode: 26.8mm - 321.6mm (16:9), 32.8mm - 393.6mm (4:3); Photo Mode: 26.8mm - 321.6mm (16:9), 32.8mm - 393.6mm (4:3)

Aperture: F1.8-3.4

Digital Zoom: 160x

Extended Zoom: 20x

Filter Diameter: 30mm

Focal Distance: f = 2.9mm - 34.8mm; f =1/8inch - 1 3/8inch

Lens Stabilization: Optical SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active mode (Wide to Tele)

Lens Type: G Lens

Minimum Focus Distance: Approx. 1cm (Wide), Approx. 50cm (Tele), Approx. 25cm (Tele Macro)

Optical Zoom: 12x

Steady Shot Mode: Active: 29.1-582.7mm (16:9)

Focus Control:

AF Illuminator: Yes

AF Modes: Auto / Manual (Touch Panel / Dial)

Focus Area: Full range Focus / Spot Focus

Focus Features: Tracking Focus

Focus System: Contrast AF

Manual Focus Assist: Magnified display for precise manual focus; Peaking Display

Exposure System:

Auto Iris Control: F1.8 - F10

Backlight Compensation: Yes (Auto)

D-Range Optimizer: Yes

Exposure Settings: Auto; Flexible Spot (Touch Panel)

Gain Control: Auto

LOW LUX Mode: Yes

Metering Modes: Multi-segment / Spot

Minimum Illumination: Standard: 6 lux (1/60 Shutter Speed); Low Lux: 3 lux (1/30 Shutter Speed)

Noise Reduction: Yes

Scene Mode(s): Auto / Twilight / Twilight Portrait (Photo Mode only) / Sunrise & Sunset / Fireworks / Landscape / Portrait / Spotlight / Beach / Snow

White Balance Mode: Auto / Onepush / Outdoor / Indoor

Drive System:

Shutter Speeds: Self-timer: Approx. 10sec. (Still Image/ Golf Shot); Shutter Speed (Standard): 1/60 - 1/10000; Shutter Speed Auto Control Range: 1/8 - 1/10000; Shutter Speed (Smooth Slow Rec): 1/250 - 1/10000 (Standard); Scene Selection: 1/8 - 1/10000; LOW LUX: 1/30 - 1/10000

Drive Mode: Photo Mode: Single-shot / Self-timer

Self-timer: 10sec. (Still Image/Golf Shot)


Still Image Size 4:3: Movie mode: 15.3 megapixels 4:3 (4512x3384); Photo mode: 15.3 megapixels 4:3 (4512x3384)

Video Mode: HD PS: Approx. 28Mbps / FX: Approx. 24Mbps / FH: Approx. 17Mbps / HQ: Approx. 9Mbps / LP: Approx. 5Mbps; STD HQ: 9Mbps

Audio Format: Dolby Digital 5.1ch, Dolby Digital 5.1Creator; Dolby Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator

Dual Record: 20.4 megapixels 16:9 (6016x3384); 10.0 megapixels 16:9 (4224x2376); 2.1 megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080)

Internal Media: Flash Memory 32GB

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)

Mic Level Control: Yes (2steps)

Microphone/Speaker: Built-in Zoom Microphone; Clear Phase Stereo Speaker

Photo Capture from Movie: 2.1 megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080); 0.3 megapixels 4:3 (640x480); 0.2 megapixels pixels 16:9 (640x360)

Still Image File Format: DCF Ver. 2.0 compatible, Exif Ver. 2.3 compatible, MPF Baseline compatible

Still Image Max Effective Resolution: 20.4 megapixels

Still Image Mode: JPEG

Still Image Size 16:9: Movie mode: 20.4 megapixels 16:9 (6016x3384); Photo mode: 20.4 megapixels 16:9 (6016x3384)

Video Actual (Pixel): Approx.5,020K pixels(16:9), Approx.3,760K pixels(4:3)

Video Format: HD: MPEG4-AVC/H.264 AVCHD 2.0 format compatible (1080/60p:original format); STD: MPEG2-PS

Video Resolution: HD: 1920x1080/60p (PS), 24p, 60i (FX, FH), 1440x1080/60i (HQ, LP); STD: 720x480/60i

Video Signal: NTSC color, EIA standards

Wind Noise Reduction: Yes (Off /On)

LCD Display:

Angle Adjustment: Opening Angle: max. 90 deg., Turning Angle: max. 270 deg.

Brightness Control: Yes (Menu)

Coverage: 1

Grid Display: Guide Frame

LCD Type: 3.0" Xtra Fine LCD display (921K) w/ TruBlack technology

Live View: Yes

Touch Panel: Yes


Flash Compensation: Yes (3 steps)

Flash Coverage: Approx. 0.3m - 2.0m

Flash Metering System: Pre-flash TTL

Flash Modes: Auto / Forced / Prohibited

Flash Type: Built-in Flash


SD Output: Composite Video Out (A/V connecting cable (supplied)); Component Video Out (Component A/V cable (supplied)); S Video Out (A/V connecting cable with S Video (sold separately))

Remote Jack: Integrated into A/V Remote terminal

Remote Commander: Yes

A/V Remote Terminal: Video / Audio / Remote

Accessory Shoe: Yes (Active Interface Shoe)

BRAVIA Sync: Yes

DC IN: Yes

Direct Copy: Yes

HD Output: HDMI Out (mini) (sold separately); Component Video Out (Component A/V cable (supplied))

HDMI Terminal: Yes (mini)

Headphone Jack: Stereo Minijack

Memory Card Slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo and SD/ SDHC/ SDXC media compatible

Microphone Input: Stereo Minijack

PhotoTV HD: Yes

USB Port(s): TypeA, mini-AB/USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage/MTP)


Power Consumption (in Operation): HD: 3.1W; STD: 2.9W

Battery Type: InfoLITHIUM with AccuPower Meter System (NP-FV50)

Power Consumption (in View Finder Operation): HD: 3.0W; STD: 2.8W

Power Requirements: 6.8V/7.2 (battery pack); 8.4V (AC Adaptor)

Weights and Measurements:

Dimensions (Approx.): Approx. 3 5/8inch x 3 1/4inch x 6inch (90mm x 82mm x 151.5mm) (including Lens Hood)

Weight (Approx.): Approx. 11.28oz (320g)

Weight (Approx) (Main unit only): Approx. 11.28oz (320g)


Supplied Software: PC: PlayMemories Home Lite (built-in; for PC only); PlayMemories Home (by download); Music Transfer(by download); MAC:Music Transfer(by download); PlayMemories Online Uploader(by download)

Operating System Compatibility: Windows XP SP3 * /Windows Vista SP2 ** /Windows7 * 64-bit editions and Starter (Edition) are not supported. The Windows Image Mastering API (IMAPI) Ver. 2.0 or later is required to use the function for creating discs. ** Starter (Edition) are not supported. Standard installation is required. Operation is not assured if the above OS has been upgraded or in a multi-boot environment

Convenience Features:

Built-in USB Cable: Yes (USB Charge Available)

Date / Time Stamp: Yes (Rec Date and Time, Camera info, Coordinates)

Erase/Protect: Yes / Yes

Fader Effect(s): White / Black

Manual / Auto Lens Cover: Auto

Media/Battery Indicator: Yes (recordable time, free and used media space) / Yes (recordable time, remaining capacity)

Multiple Language Display: English; Simplified English; Brazilian Portugese; Canadian French; Latin American Spanish

One Touch Disc Burn: Yes (Menu)

Quick On: Yes (Power On by LCD)

Red-Eye Reduction: Yes (On / Off)

S/S & Zoom button on LCD: Yes (Touch Panel)

Still Image Playback Options: Slide Show

Video Playback Options: Highlight Playback (HD Movie Only); Highlight Playback Save and Share (Translate into STD quality); Highlight Scenario (Save/Playback/Erase); Highlight BGM (Preinstalled 4 music files, Music transfer)

View & Index: Event / MAP

Advanced Features:

Tracking Focus: Yes

Assignable Dial: Yes (Focus / Exposure / Iris / Shutter Speed / AE Shift / WB Shift Set)

Audio Level Display: Yes

CinemaTone Gamma/Color: Yes

Embedded GPS: Yes (Current Position Display (Your Location))

Face Detection: Yes

Golf Shot: Yes

Image Stabilization: Optical SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active mode (Wide to Tele)

Intelligent Auto: Portrait/Baby/Walk/Tripod/Backlight/Landscape/Spotlight/Twilight/Macro/Low light/Auto wind noise reduction

NightShot Infrared System: Yes

Priority Setting (for Face Detection): Auto / Child Priority / Adult Priority

S-Master: Yes

Smile Shutter technology: Dual Capture / Always On / Off

Smooth Slow Rec: Yes

x.v.Color: Yes


Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-FV50)

AC adaptor (AC-L200)

Power Cord

Lens Hood

A/V Connecting Cable

HDMI (mini) Cable

USB Connection Support Cable

Operating Guide

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