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Sony HDR-CX500V Video Camera

The Sony HDR-CX500V HDR-CX500V 32GB High Definition Flash Memory Handycam Camcorder provides you with everything from hybrid recording to GPS tagging.

SKU: # sn-HDR-CX500
Price $1,099.99

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Sony HDR-CX500V Video Camera

The Sony HDR-CX500V HDR-CX500V 32GB High Definition Flash Memory Handycam Camcorder provides you with everything from hybrid recording to GPS tagging. The cameras 1/2.88 inch 6MP Exmor R CMOS sensor captures beautiful 1920 x 1080i HD video that can be stored to either the 32GB internal flash memory or optional Memory Stick PRO Duo cards. When it comes time to transfer your HD video or 12MP stills to your computer for sharing or editing you will appreciate the ease with which you can pop the memory card out of the camera and into the computer. However, when you feel like watching video from the camera on your HDTV the HDMI connection makes it easy to share all your memories with friends and family using just one cable, while also up-converting the video from 1080i to 1080/60P.

The camera sports a Sony G Lens which, among other things, features improved true-to-life color reproduction, a 12x optical zoom, and the upgraded Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with 3-Way Shake-Canceling. Another way that Sony went the distance with the 500V design is the 3 inch wide touch panel LCD. This LCD doesn't just give you adequate room to compose and playback all your shots, it also provides you with an intuitive touch panel surface for finding your way through the improved menu with new options such as the spot focus and spot metering options. It also aids in playback with a screen that's even easy to view outside on a bright summer day.

The CX500V also comes with a built-in GPS receiver and Map Index for logging the exact location of your shots, making it great for travelers and those looking to share their videos and photos online.


1920 x 1080 High Definition Recording

Capture your memories in rich, beautiful detail for years to come with 1920 x 1080i HD. The CX500V also offers up-conversion of the 1080i video to 1080/60p when it is output through an HDMI cable to a compatible HDTV

The Convenience of Hybrid Recording

Record your video and still images to the 32GB embedded flash memory or to optional Memory Stick PRO Duo media with the HDR-CX500V. Footage stored to the internal memory can be transferred to Memory Stick media for easy upload to compatible computers or printers

1/2.88 inch Exmor R CMOS Sensor

Sonys 1/2.88 inch back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor with ClearVid array captures brilliant 6MP (effective), 1920 x 1080i HD video footage and 12MP still images that boast improved low-light capture. The BIONZ image processor works with the sensor to reduce image noise and improve camcorder response time

Sony G Lens

The proprietary Sony G lens features precision ground optics and extra-low dispersion (ED) glass which improves detail and reduces fringing of colors, making for true-to-life color reproduction

12x Optical Zoom

The 12x optical zoom brings far off subjects up close without the distortion common in digital zooming

3 inch Wide Touch Panel Clear Photo LCD Plus

The generous 3 inch LCD gives you an accurate display on which to compose and play back your shots, while also providing an intuitive touch panel surface to navigate menus and other functions such as integrated GPS, spot focus, and spot metering. In addition, the 270 degree rotation of the screen helps capture hard-to-get shots and aids in viewing upon playback

Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode

This improved version of Sonys Optical SteadyShot image stabilization corrects for a wider range of camera movement by enabling the camera lens to compensate for an even greater range of motion. In addition, 3-Way Shake-Cancelling adds roll stability which corrects for inevitable up and down wrist movement

Geotagging with the Built-In GPS Receiver

Great for travelers - the built-in GPS receiver automatically adjusts the CX500V clock to the correct time zone and lets you view your exact location on the cameras LCD map display. Not only that, but you can also tag your recording location. Tagging allows you to review and playback video and still images by using the Map Index function on you camera or PC via the included Picture Motion Browser Software

Creative Controls and Workflow Features

Assignable dial to program various settings

Remote control for operation from a distance

Power On the camcorder by opening the LCD

HDMI connection for HD video and audio transfer

Built-in Intelligent Flash for taking stills in low-light

One touch disc burn for a fast DVD copy of your footage

Active Interface Shoe for mounting external lights and mics

Highlight Playback compiles scenes into a movie with music

Burn Direct to DVDirect express DVD burner - sold separately

x.v. Color technology for 2x as many colors with life-like clarity

Dual Record allows simultaneously 8.3MP still and HD video capture

Face Detection for up to 8 faces with Face Touch Prority technology

Smile Shutter: automatically takes a still photo when subject smiles

Face Index Function: indexes your video footage by faces in scenes

Film Roll Index: easily find the scenes you want in your video footage

BRAVIA Sync to compatible Sony products via HDMI & BRAVIA TV remote

BIONZ image processor for noise reduction, faster processing & compression

Sony PMB (Picture Motion Browser) Software for one-touch upload to social media sites

Smooth Slow Record: increases record rate from 60fps to 240fps for slow motion playback

Features:Still Recording Media

32GB Flash memory, Memory Stick PRO Duo media (optional)


USB 2.0, HDMI mini, Composite video: via A/V Remote Terminal, Component video: via A/V Remote Terminal

Dimensions (WxHxD)

2.4 x 2.6 x 5.2" (62 x 65 x 133mm)


1 lb (450g) with battery