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Sony HDRCX6 High Definition Memory Stick Camcorder

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  • 1080i High Definition recording (AVCHD Format)
  • Up to 2 hour 55min High Definition recording on removable Memory Stick (8GB, optional)
  • Carl Zeiss® Vario-Sonnar® T*
  • ClearVid CMOS Sensor for optimum picture quality
  • x.v.Colour mode for more vivid, lively and true colour
  • Quick browsing with new intelligent search functions: Film Roll Index, Face Index, Highlight Index
  • 6.1 Megapixel still image recording and 4.3 Megapixel Dual Rec while recording movies
  • Super SteadyShot (Optical)
  • 10x optical zoom / 20x digital zoom
  • STAMINA up to 6 hours 10 min (with optional battery, LCD backlight off)
  • 2.7" Wide, "Clear photo LCD plus" screen with touch panel
  • Dolby Digital 5.1ch Creator for Surround sound recording with built in microphone
  • Smooth Slow Rec mode for advanced slow motion footage
  • 2nd Start / Stop REC and zoom button on LCD frame
  • Easy-to-use Home menu and Guide function
  • HDMI output for HD ready TV
  • Hi-speed USB 2.0 (output)
  • Battery Info
  • Auto Lens Cover

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  • Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 12.9 x 6.7 cm ; 372 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.4 Kg
  • Item model number: HDRCX6EK.CEH
  • ASIN: B000RF7TQQ
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 29 May 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 259,623 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Product Description

The world's smallest and lightest 1080i HD camcorder with ClearVid CMOS Sensor, and Carl Zeiss Vario-SonnarT lens. It records up to 2 hours 55min (with 8GB) of AVCHD movie on removable Memory Stick media....

Manufacturer's Description

The world's smallest and lightest full-HD camcorder (as of April 2007, Sony research) is here, offering you the ability to film in the incredible 1080i HDTV format. Not only affordable, the HDR-CX6EK cuts out the hassle of tape and DVD, as it works to record on Sony Memory Stick, letting you potentially create up to 8GB of footage in a single session - just under three hours worth of recording! You can record up to 15 hours in a single session. Fitted with a precision-built Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens and a ClearVid CMOS sensor, you get the benfit of optimal picture quality.

Equipped with a HDMI output, you can bring the amazing High Definition pictures to your HD-ready television. The Sony HDR-CX6EK HandyCam features an x.v.Colour mode for producing more vivid and life-life colour in your filming. Browsing is quick and simple with new intelligent search functions such as film roll index, face index and highlight index. An incredible 10 x optical zoom lets you pick up exceptional close-up detail without quality loss. Don't worry about camera-wobble, the Super SteadyShot technology is on-board to ensure your footage comes out looking professional!

Appending to the multimedia functions and complementing the next-generation HD technology, you get a Dolby Digital 5.1 channel surround sound creator, complete with built-in microphone.

Feel the advantage of touch-screen control thanks to the 2.7" wide ClearPhoto LCD Plus screen, allowing you to peruse through the amazing options on offer, such as the Smooth Slow Rec mode for advanced slow motion footage. The easy-to-use menu and guide functions make this Sony HD camcorder a breeze to use. For computer editing, simply hook up with your system's USB port for editing - the camera and computer work together in harmony, sending picture and sound information to and from each other! True widescreen filming in 1080i HD can now fit into your hand!

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What can I say..... Wow!

This is Sony's latest HD camcorder. Instead of DV tape or hard drive, this model saves AVCHD video onto Memory Stick which is currently available up to 8Gb.

Build Quality:
This tiny little camcorder is the most high quality gadget I have ever seen. When you pick it up you just can't put it down..... gadget collectors will know what I mean here :-) There is not a single ounce of cheapness about this camera. The camcorder does not have a view finder but I can't remember ever using the ones my other camcorders came with so this is not an issue for me.

Included Accessories:
Luckily here in the UK we get a 4Gb Memory Stick with the camera. The American model (HDR-CX7) comes without any Memory Stick. You also get a handy docking station which connects Component Video, USB and mains charger in one go. I find this really handy as it saves continuously plugging in wires. You get one battery which lasts well over an hour. The camera is HDMI equiped but doesn't come with a cable. The required cable is a mini to standard HDMI cable. I did not have an issue with this as the quality is extremely high from the component output. A component cable is included along with mains charger and USB cable.

I have chosen to keep mine on the highest quality which gives you about 65 minutes on an 8Gb stick. The quality of the video recordings is simply stunning through my 42" Panasonic 720p plasma TV. Colours are very accurate and the camera doesn't get confused by strange shades of orange and red (most camcorders fall down here). Words cannot describe how sharp the videos are. If you've ever viewed high quality photos on your computer through your TV, the quality is similar with huge amounts of detail.
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I've watched in horror as flashcards have doubled in size and halved in price on a regular basis over the last few years. So it was quite far-sighted of me to consider buying this Handycam.

Preempting the day when 1Tb flashcards are the norm and hard disks are a thing of the past, I acquired the HDR-CX6E from Amazon 2 weeks ago. There are several aspects of this camera that I can recommend:

The weight and balance of the device is just right for easy handling, no heavy and bulky HDD or DVD recording technology, just a sliver of plastic holding 4Gb (supplied).

The touch-screen is easy to use, of a high image quality and includes zoom and stop/start buttons for easy control.

The options are broad and rich.

The supplied battery is suggesting it will last 115 mins which exceeds my expectations. And at the highest quality setting I can get over 30 minutes of High Definition footage on to the 4Gb card which isn't really a problem as it used to take me a month to fill a 1 hour DV tape.

The bundled software is excellent and is now my default picture browser.

And finally, the images recorded are stunning on either computer or true HD TV.

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I can't wait to get out and about and start filming with the superb camera (just waiting for my case to arrive) - from what I have filmed so far (using the highest quality settings) the quality is spot on with images as sharp and clear as ones you'd expect to see from a TV documentary, I do agree with other reviews that the low light quality is a bit grainy but if you set the exposure to manual and tweak the settings you can reduce this to an acceptable level. The quality in good light is brilliant, you can zoom in and see an incredible amount of detail - I tried zooming into our carpet (just to experiment ;) and you could see the fine fibres that you can't even see with your naked eye.

On highest quality the battery provided gives you and estimated 108mins - which exceeded what I expected - the 4Mb memory card provided gives you about 31mins. Obviously there are numerous options to turn down the quality to give you many more minutes if you don't require the high resolution in your shots.

The stills are good too but perhaps not as good as an actual dedicated 6.1Mb digital camera. If you zoom in to a picture on the computer after transfer you can't zoom too far before you start to see the some amount of graininess (since you are magnifying the image) - but for taking snaps it does the job and if your bothered about high res stills then maybe getting a separate dedicated digital camera would be advised.

I have not played around with the software much but it appears to be comprehensive and easy to use - I transferred some material and rendered it as a HD DIVX and the quality on playback was top notch.
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I entirely agree with the other two reviews regarding the quality of this Camcorder, HOWEVER, Sony claim this works with an 8GB Memory Stick. I won't say it doesn't, but I have now tried two, both Sony OEM and neither of them worked correctly.

True to say the camcorder recorded video and played it back, but only on the Camcorder. It would not upload using the Sony provided software, and the memory stick could not be read from my Sony Vaio PC, for which there is an inbuilt card reader. The Camcorder in fact warned of a possible memory stick error every time the camcorder was switched on.

The supplied 4GB memory stick worked fine in every respect....

I contacted Sony UK who were less them helpful, being so new it appears they have no experience or knowledge of the product. Equally, their website does not provide any support information. Indeed the Camcorder is not listed on their support pages, nor is the Camcorder listed as compatible with the 8GB memory stick.

My real disappointment is wanting a very small high quality camcorder with extended recording time (with the high capacity battery). The limitation with 4GB is not what I wanted......
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