Superior performance and superb image quality are assured with the Handycam® HDR-CX305 camcorder. Light and compact enough to take anywhere it offers Full HD (high definition) imaging, the latest optical technology plus a range of smart features exclusive to Sony, all designed to make capturing your precious memories in brilliant quality, easy and intuitive. Group shots and landscapes look just as you intended thanks to a wide angle lens and 12x optical zoom. There's plenty of internal storage too so you can shoot up to 6.5 hours of Full HD video on its 16GB of internal flash memory. Want to take still photos? A 7MP still camera gives great results without the need for a separate stills camera. Plus shooting in low light is made easier by the acclaimed Exmor R™ sensor.
Lightweight and compact
Because you never know when you'll want to shoot something, the SX33 is small and light enough to take everywhere - pop it in your bag for a party or slip it in your pocket for a walk in the park.
Catch every moment in high definition
Everything you shoot on the CX305 will look sharp and clear. That's because it uses AVCHD (Audio Video Compression for HD), a new high definition movie recording format. It lets you shoot videos which capture five times the detail of a standard definition camcorder in Full HD 1920 x 1080 at a maximum bit rate of 24MBps for even greater clarity.
Optical SteadyShot uses a sensor
to stop hand shake blurring pictures.
See the bigger picture
You can shoot large groups of people or panoramic landscapes with ease using the HDR-CX305's 29.8mm (video) wide angle Sony G Lens. It covers around twice the area of a standard camcorder lens and is engineered to deliver brilliant, accurate colours and sharp, detailed images. A 12x optical zoom also ensures that you can capture far away action as easily as if you were standing right next to it.
Shoot without shake
Shooting without a tripod? With the CX305 you needn't worry about wobbly looking results. Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization with Active Mode and 3-way Shake Cancelling lets you capture smooth handheld video up to 10x steadier than a standard camcorder, from wide angle to full telephoto shooting. It even eliminates that rolling effect you get when you're shooting while walking.
Generous storage for your movies
Now you can shoot hours of video without the worry of running out of memory. The built-in 16GB embedded Flash Memory means you can record and store up to 6.5 hours of high definition video footage (in HD LP mode).
Amazing detail in any light
Need to shoot at night or in low light situations? The super-sensitive new Exmor R™ CMOS Sensor captures detail-packed video and still images with reduced image noise, especially in low light. It's backed up by the Sony-exclusive BIONZ imaging processor which powers smart shooting features like Face Detection. The result is bright, vivid and detailed video footage, as well as 7 Megapixel still images, in any light.
The revolutionary Exmor R™ CMOS
sensor boosts sensitivity while reducing
image noise for brilliant, detail-packed
pictures even in low-light. View larger
Easy-to-use touch screen
The camera comes with an easy-to-navigate 2.7-inch (6.7cm) touch screen which is a breeze to use. Its spot focus function lets you compose your scenes easily and shoot like a professional. And because it's a touch screen, menus and settings are just one tap away. As the screen is big enough to be viewed by more than one person you can also share what you've shot right there and then.
Love to travel? This camcorder features a built-in GPS receiver which lets you view your current location on the LCD map display, and tag your shooting locations so you can remember where you've been.
Ready to shoot in seconds
You can start up the CX305 in a matter of moments so you'll never miss the action. Just flip open the screen and you're ready to shoot. With the new and improved autofocus (AF) system, Quick AF, the focusing speed is also twice as fast compared to previous models. Quick AF ensures fast, accurate, and consistent focus lock, so you can shoot in a wide range of scenes without missing any action.
Get great results with iAUTO mode
iAUTO recognises your surroundings and automatically adjusts settings for the best filming results. iAUTO selects from 90 possible settings then uses clever technologies to optimise for faces, smiles, low-light levels, different scenes (beach, snow, sports, etc.) or anti-shake adjustment.
Analyse your sports form with Golf Shot
It's now possible to analyse your golf swing or football kicking technique using your Handycam®. Golf Shot mode breaks down and captures your swing or kick, frame by frame. Then it produces slow motion video and a picture of each movement, so you can see how you can improve it.