Shoot and share instantly
Just imagine it. You’ve had a great day on the piste doing jumps, tackling mogul fields and wiping out. You get back to your hotel room and while the kettle is boiling, you watch the day’s filming on your hotel wall. Sound like something from the future? Maybe but actually it’s something you can do right now as this camcorder includes a built in projector. Just flip out the screen and you’ll find the projector on the back, ready to go. Talk about convenient.
Project anywhere, anytime
No need to hunt out cables or have wires trailing across the floor. All you do is aim the camcorder at a wall and enjoy the show. It’s that easy and great fun when you’re away with family or friends. The projector is designed into the flip-out LCD and can project images up to 100” in low light conditions. So you can sit there with your cuppa, laughing at yourself getting it all wrong on your first attempt off piste. And because the LCD rotates freely, you can watch your fall from grace from any old angle.
Take Full HD 1920x1080 video with a high sensitivity Exmor R CMOS sensor – increased detail and clarity even in low light.
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So sharp, so clear
In fact, with high definition it’s like being there all over again. Four times the detail of standard definition. Everything so much sharper and clearer with vivid, lifelike colours and rich tones.* Look at the sun reflecting off the piste and the detail as the snow flicks out from beneath the board. Look at the colours in Siva’s outrageously lairy skisuit. You really need to invest in some new gear, Siva.
Easily handles low light
How many times have you filmed the sun going down, only to get back home and be royally disappointed with the dark, grainy results? Low light kills detail on many camcorders. Not on this one, though, as it includes an Exmor R CMOS sensor, one of the most sophisticated low light sensors available. So when you’re capturing the sun as it dips below Mont Blanc, you can be sure darkness won't hide the detail.
Sound that’s all around
It’s fine shooting in HD but how about sound? Can you hear the shoosh of skis on snow, the chirping of birds in the trees? With a highly sensitive microphone, the same S-Master amplifier and Clear Phase audio technology found in Sony Hi-Fi systems and MP3 players, not to mention Dolby Digital 5.1 channel surround sound, this camcorder perfectly reproduces the most powerful sounds and subtlest of noises. Hear everything loud and clear. Your movies come to life and take you straight back to the moment you first shot the scene.
Even takes impressive photos
There’s only so much space in your bag or rucksack, isn’t there? Maybe not enough for a camcorder and a camera? Stay relaxed. This Handycam® solves your dilemma by taking really good-looking still shots too, with sharp detail and natural colour at the touch of a button. No more fuzzy faces, diluted detail or blurred backgrounds. No more hammering away at the delete key because picture quality doesn’t measure up. You can zoom in up to 30 times and capture close-ups and distant shots without losing clarity. Just what you need to check out the last rays of the sun on a distant peak.
Keeps things steady
Don’t worry about camera shake. Optical SteadyShot keeps everything steady so you can shoot clearly while walking around town or when closing in on a distant subject. And because Optical SteadyShot is always active, composing your shot on the LCD screen while moving into the best possible position is a doddle.
Great shots made easy
Selecting the perfect settings for a particular scene can be daunting. No need to worry with this camcorder as Intelligent Auto (iAUTO) does all that for you. How? By automatically recognising up to 60 scenes and adjusting settings for the best possible picture. So if you’re shooting mountains, colours and focus will be optimised for landscapes. Best of all, iAuto is quick and easy to activate - just flip open the screen, touch the start icon and shoot.
No point in squinting
We’ve all done it or laughed at someone else doing it. Squinting through a tiny screen to frame a shot or review footage. This camcorder refuses to put you in that ridiculous situation by including a large touch screen with a wide viewing angle. Compose your scenes with ease - menus and settings are just a tap away. With outstanding detail, high contrast and less reflection, gathering round the bar with your friends to share your great shots of the beach or piste is so much more fun.
Let’s face it, we like smiles
They’re natural, spontaneous, here one moment, gone the next. You just don’t have time to set up for a quick smile shot so this camcorder does it all for you. Smile Shutter automatically takes pictures when people smile – great for brides and grooms, birthday celebrations and baby chuckles. Face Detection automatically adjusts exposure, focus and skin tone so everyone looks more natural. After all, the better you look, the more you’ll like your footage!
Connect and share
What’s the point keeping all those great memories in your camcorder? Use the built-in USB cable and PlayMemories software to easily transfer video and photos to your PC, upload to the web or share on social networking sites. Ingeniously hidden in the handstrap, the cable is great for travelling as it takes up no space at all and allows you to leave your normal USB cable and AC Adaptor at home.
Your own short movies at the touch of a button
If only there was a quick and easy way to turn your latest holiday video into a professional looking movie, without having to spend ages slaving over a PC. You know, with transition effects and background music and a nice opening sequence. Highlight Playback does it all for you in a jiffy. Access directly with one touch from the Event Browse playback interface and easily create your movie using selected pictures and videos. Save as a new movie and burn to DVD or upload to social networking sites via PlayMemories Home so all your friends and family can enjoy your latest adventure.
No need to hunt down memory cards
They’re really convenient and a great way to get your memories onto your laptop. But sometimes you don’t want to worry about memory cards, you just want to pick up and shoot. This camcorder lets you do that as it has a nice big 16GB memory built in. Of course, you can use a memory card as well if you like, any time you want.
* By shooting at 50 Full HD frames a second, every scene looks sharp and clear with vivid, lifelike colours and rich tones.
| ||Name ||HD Movie ||Optical Zoom/Extended Zoom ||Still image pixel size (recording/effective) ||Image Stabilisation ||Sensor Type ||Lens ||Built-in USB ||LCD Screen ||Other |
| ||PJ200E ||Full HD 1920x1080 ||25x/30x ||5.3/1.3M ||Steady-shot (SS) ||Exmor R CMOS ||Carl Zeiss lens ||Yes ||2.7" touch panel ||Built-in projector |
| ||PJ260VE ||Full HD 1920x1080 ||30x/55x ||8.9/2.2M ||Optical Steady-shot (O.SS) ||Exmor R CMOS ||Sony G lens ||Yes ||3" touch panel ||Built-in projector, 5.1 ch surround sound and 16GB memory |
| ||XR260E ||Full HD 1920x1080 ||30x/55x ||8.9/2.2M ||Optical Steady-shot (O.SS) ||Exmor R CMOS ||Sony G lens ||Yes ||3" touch panel ||160GB HDD |
| ||CX570E ||Full HD 1920x1080 ||12x/20x ||20.4MP ||Optical Steady-shot (O.SS) ||Exmor R CMOS ||Sony G lens ||Yes ||3" touch panel ||5.1 ch surround sound |