The digital camcorder industry just like any other technology of the world is advancing very rapidly towards some more heights of success and this advancement has made the environment between the different developers, more intense and hot. Sony is always known in the mobile markets as one of the companies which always keep on working for the innovative products and recently in the CES 2010 the company has shaken the whole industry with its lineup of latest HD camcorders.
The latest ‘HDR-XR550V’ features a massive 240 GB internal hard drive which is one of the greatest blasters of this camcorder that gives quite a plethora of space for the user to store their multimedia stuff. The image stabilization technologies which this camera carries are just too amazing and the professional quality G Lens also lets you experience the class and quality of the perfect Sony Lens technology. This camcorder also carries advance GPS technology and with that it proves to be perfect for the travelers, other goodies includes full HD recording, 12 megapixel lens, CMOS sensor, wide angle G Lens, 2x Faster Quick AF, Geo tagging, face detection technology, intelligent auto modes and many others. The details of the features have been discussed in the section below so let’s have a look.
- This camera brings a stunning low light with the help of improved image clarity and also reduced grains with the help of ‘Exmor R’ sensor that is designed for the compact cameras and camcorders.
- This camera brings 3.5 inch Xtra Fine LCD display that displays more realistic display of colors and thus helps in capturing all the action in every light.
- This camera also carries the smile and shutter technology which automatically detects the smile and generates the shutter to capture the most beautiful moments of your life.
- It carries 10X optical zoom and 120X digital zoom that brings all the far actions, close to you with the image quality that is just like that of the near objects.
- The BRAVIA Sync technology offers an amazing ease of use in controlling the other Sony products via the HDMI connection.
- It lets you experience the HD video recording of 1920 x 1080 that lets you record your memories in extreme high definition quality that is so good that you might not have experienced before.
- Weight (Approx.) : w/o battery: 1lb 1oz (510g), w battery 1lb 4oz (570g)
- Dimensions (Approx.) : 2 7/8 x 3 x 5 3/4 inch (70 x 74 x 143mm)
- Battery Type : InfoLITHIUM® with AccuPower™ Meter System (NP-FV50)
- Recording Media : 240GB Non-Removeable Hard Disk Drive Memory Stick PRO Duo Media and SD/SDHC(Class 4) media (Sold Separately)
- Recording and Playback Times : 240GB HDD: High Definition: FX = up to 1370 min., FH = up to 1750 min., HQ = up to 3560 min., LP = up to 5770 min. Standard Definition: HQ = up to 3560 min
- Lens Type : G Lens
- Optical Zoom : 10x
- Resolution : 12 megapixel
- Image Stabilization : Optical SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active Mode
- LCD Screen : 3.5” Xtra Fine TruBlack LCD (921K) display
- Scene Mode(s) : Auto, Twilight, Sunrise & Sunset, Fireworks, Landscape, Portrait, Spotlight, Beach, Snow
- Operating System Compatibility: Windows XP SP3 (64-bit editions and Starter (Edition) are not supported); Windows Vista SP2 (Starter edition is not supported); Windows7 (All editions are supported); Standard installation is required. Operation is not assured if the above OS has been upgraded or in a multi-boot environment.
- Recording Format : Dolby Digital 5.1
- USB Port(s) : Hi-speed (2.0 compliant)
This is thus a very fantastic new camcorder by Sony which not only brings a very fine muscular body but also brings such capabilities that are truly awesome for such a camcorder.