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Waterproof Full HD Camcorder

Exmor R CMOS Sensor

3.0" Touchscreen

Built-in GPS

29.8mm Wide G Lens

10X optical, 17X extended Zoom

Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode

Full HD 60p recording

Waterproof, Shockproof, Dustproof

20.4MP still image capture

16GB flash memory (up to 4 hrs. recording in HD LP mode)

Waterproof, Shockproof, Dustproof:

Waterproof to a depth of 16ft

Shockproof from falls of up to 5ft

Sealed off from dirt, dust and snow

Zoom In On the Action:

The 17x Extended Zoom works in conjunction with 10x optical zoom to bring distant details into the frame while maintaining crisp HD image quality

Store More Memories:

Record and store up to 4 hours of HD video footage (HD LP mode) with the embedded 16GB flash memory

With built-in memory, you won't have to worry about hunting down media cards as magical moments pass you by

Shoot in Low Light:

Capture crisp, clear footage with reduced noise in a variety of lighting conditions

Back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor delivers stunning low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain

Specially designed for compact cameras and camcorders, the sensor maximizes the light gathering area of each pixel so you can shoot with better results in low light

Say Goodbye to Blur:

Capture the moment with crispness and clarity

Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode compensates for camera shake to deliver stunningly smooth video, from wide angle to full telephoto shots

Innovative 3-Way Shake-Canceling adds electronic roll stability for even smoother video capture in not-so-steady situations, like shooting movies while walking, swimming or surfing

Geotagging with Built-in GPS:

View a map of your current location on the LCD display and tag your shooting locations with built-in GPS and NAVTEQ maps - a fun feature for world travellers and backyard adventurers alike

With the supplied PlayMemories Home software, you can also see a map of your tagged photos and videos on your PC according to where they were shot

GPS receiver automatically adjusts the camcorder's clock to the proper time zone


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; f=29.8-298.0mm(16:9), f=36.3-363.0mm(4:3), f=1 3/16-11 3/4inch(16:9),f=1 7/16-14 3/8inch(4:3)Photo Mode; 29.8mm - 298mm (16:9), 36.3mm - 363mm (4:3), 1 3/16inch - 11 3/4inch (16:9), 1 7/16inch - 14 3/8inch (4:3)

Aperture: F1.8-F3.4

Digital Zoom: 120x

Extended Zoom: 17x

Focal Distance: f=3.2-32.0mm; f=5/32-1 5/16inch

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

Lens Type: G Lens

Minimum Focus Distance: HD / STD / Still: Approx. 1cm (Wide), Approx. 80cm (Tele) , Approx.38cm (Tele Macro)HD / STD / Still: Approx. 13/32inch (Wide), Approx. 31 1/2inch (Tele), Approx. 15 inch (Tele Macro)

Optical Zoom: 10x

Steady Shot Mode: Active: 31.7 - 538.7mm

LCD Display:

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

Brightness Control: Yes (Menu)

Coverage : 100%

Grid Display: Guide Frame

LCD Type: 3.0" Xtra Fine LCD display (921K) Wide (16:9)

Touch Panel: Yes

Exposure System:

Auto Iris Control: F1.8 - F10.0

Backlight Compensation: Yes (Auto)

D-Range Optimizer: Yes

Exposure Settings: Auto; Flexible Spot (Touch Panel)

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 / Night Scene / Night Portrait(Photo Mode only) / Sunrise & Sunset / Fireworks / Landscape / Portrait / Spotlight / Beach / Snow / Underwater

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)

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

Self-timer: Approx. 10sec. (Still Image/Golf Shot); Approx. 2sec. (portrait1 / portrait2)

Focus Control:

AF Modes: Auto / Manual (Touch Panel)

Focus Area: Full range Focus / Spot Focus

Focus Features: Tracking Focus

Focus System: Contrast AF


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

Panorama Still Image Size : Standard (4,912 x 1,080/3,424 x 1,920), Wide(7,152 x 1,080/4,912 x 1,920)

Audio Format: 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 16GB

Media Type: Internal Flash Memory; Memory Stick Micro (Mark 2); Micro SD/SDHC Memory Card(Class 4 or Higher)

Mic Level Control: Yes (2steps)

Microphone/Speaker: Built-in Zoom Microphone; Monoral Speaker

Movie Recording Rate(Average Bit Rate/VBR) : HD PS:Approx.28Mbps / FX:Approx.24Mbps / FH:Approx.17Mbps / HQ:Approx.9Mbps / LP:Approx.5Mbps, STD HQ:9Mbps

Photo Capture from Movie : 2.1 megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080); 307K pixels 4:3 (640x480); 230K pixels 16:9 (640x360)

Recording and Playback Times (in Internal Media)(2ch) : HD PS:Approx.1h(Approx.1h), HD FX:Approx.1h15m(Approx.1h15m), HD FH:Approx1h40m(Approx.1h40m), HD HQ:Approx3h (Approx.2h15m), HD LP:Approx5h15m(Approx.4h20m), STD HQ:Approx3h10m(Approx.2h55m)

Recording and Playback Times (in Internal Media)(7) : 20.4 megapixels 16:9(6016x3384) : Approx.1,550 pictures, 15.3:megapixels 4:3(4512x3384) : Approx.2,100 pictures, 10.0 megapixels 16:9(4224x2376) : Approx.2,850 pictures, 5.0 megapixels 4:3(2592x1944) : Approx.5,200 pictures, 2.1 megapixels 16:9(1920x1080) : Approx.15,500 pictures, 307K pixels 4:3(640x480) : Approx.40,000 pictures, 230K pixels 16:9(640x360) : Approx.40,000 pictures, Panorama Standard (4,912 x 1,080) : Approx.5,100 pictures, Panorama Standard (3,424 x 1,920): Approx.3,800 pictures, Panorama Wide(7,152 x 1,080): Approx.3,900 pictures, Panorama Wide(4,912 x 1,920) : Approx.3,050 pictures

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 ModeL 20.4 megapixels 16:9 (6016x3384); Photo Mode: 20.4 megapixels 16:9 (6016x3384)

Still Image Size(Photo Mode): L:20.4 megapixels 16:9 (6016x3384), 15.3 megapixels 4:3 (4512x3384), M:10.0 megapixels 16:9 (4224x2376), 5.0 megapixels 4:3 (2592x1944), S:2.1 megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080), 0.3 megapixels 4:3 (640x480)

Video Actual (Pixel): HD, STD:Approx.5020K pixels(16:9), Approx.3760K pixels(4:3)

Video Format: HD:MPEG4-AVC/H.264 AVCHD? format ver.2.0 compatible, STD:MPEG2-PS

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

Video Signal: HD:HDTV 1080/60p, 60i,STD:NTSC color, EIA standards

Wind Position: Yes(Off/On)


Flash Compensation: Yes(3 steps)

Flash Coverage: Approx.11 7/8inch - 98 1/2inch, (Approx.0.3m - 2.5m)

Flash Metering System: Pre-flash TTL

Flash Modes: Auto / Forced / Prohibited

Flash Type: Built-in Flash


Power Consumption (in Operation): HD:2.3W; STD:2.1W

Battery Type: LITHIUM ION NP-BG1(supplied)

Power Requirements: 3.6V (battery pack); 5.0V (AC Adaptor)


BRAVIA Sync: Yes

HD Output: HDMI Out (micro) (supplied)

HDMI Terminal: Yes (micro)

Memory Card Slot: Memory Stick Micro and Micro SD / SDHC compatible

PhotoTV HD: Yes

USB Port(s): micro-B / USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage/MTP)

Weights and Measurements:

Dimensions (Approx.): Approx. 1 5/6inch x 4 1/4inch x 2 7/8inch (32.2mm(W)105.5mm(H)70.2mm(D))

Weight (Approx.): Approx. 7.8oz (NP-BG1 (supplied battery))

Convenience Features:

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

Erase/Protect: Yes / Yes

Fader Effect(s): White / Black

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

Multiple Language Display: English; Brazilian Portugese; Canadian French; Latin American Spanish; Traditional Chinese; Korean; American English

One Touch Disc Burn: Yes (Menu)

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)Hightlight BGM (Preinstalled 4 music files, Music transfer)

View & Index: Event / MAP

Advanced Features:

Sweep Panorama: Intelligent Sweep Panorama

Waterproof: Yes (IPX8 5m)

Dustproof: Yes (IP5X)

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 / UnderWater

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

Shockproof: Yes ( 1.5m MIL-STD810F Method 516.5-Shock )

Smile Shutter technology: Dual Capture / Always On / Off

Smooth Slow Rec: Yes

x.v.Color: Yes


Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-BG1)

Wrist Strap

Power Cord

AC adaptor

HDMI (micro) Cable

Micro USB Cable

Operating Guide

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