Sony Handycam HDR-CX12 Specifications

Sony Handycam HDR-CX12

Part Number: HDR-CX12 (Reviewed) Released: August 1, 2008

General

  • Packaged Quantity
    1
  • Width
    3.3 in
  • Depth
    5.4 in
  • Height
    3 in
  • Weight
    15.87 oz
  • Widescreen Video Capture
    Yes
  • Camcorder Media Type
    Flash card
  • Optical Sensor Type
    ClearVid CMOS
  • Total Pixels
    5.6 megapixels
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/3"
  • Digital Zoom
    150 x
  • System
    TTL contrast detection
  • Digital Video Format
    AVCHD, MPEG-2
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • AV Interfaces
    HDMI, S-Video, USB 2.0, composite video/audio
  • Camcorder Sensor Resolution
    5.66 pixels
  • Effective Video Resolution
    3.81 pixels
  • Effective Photo Resolution
    5.08 Megapixel
  • Camcorder Interpolated Photo Resolution
    10.2 pixels
  • Image Stabiliser
    optical (Super Steady Shot)
  • Faders
    black fader, white fader
  • Shooting Modes
    digital photo mode
  • Surround Sound
    Dolby Digital 5.1 channel recording
  • Auto Focus
    TTL contrast detection
  • Print Standard
    PictBridge support
  • Image Stabilizer
    Optical (Super Steady Shot)
  • Optical Zoom
    12 x
  • Interfaces Provided
    Composite video/audio, HDMI, S-Video, USB 2.0
  • Digital Scene Transition
    White fader, black fader
  • Manufacturer
    Sony

Exposure & White Balance

  • Min Illumination
    0 lux
  • Exposure Metering
    Spot
  • Exposure Modes
    automatic, program
  • Shooting Programs
    beach, candle, fireworks, landscape, portrait mode, sports lesson, spotlight, sunrise, sunset
  • Special Effects
    Monotone, Pastel, Sepia
  • White Balance
    automatic, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    indoor, outdoor
  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/250 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    1/30 sec

Carrying Case

  • Included Accessories
    IR remote control, USB cable, audio / video cable, component video cable, docking station, power adapter

Display

  • Display Format
    211,200 pixels
  • Display Form Factor
    rotating

Camera Flash

  • Type
    built-in flash
  • Flash Modes
    auto mode

Lens System

  • Focus Adjustment
    automatic, manual
  • Macro Focus Range
    47 cm (Tele-macro)
  • Zoom Adjustment
    motorized drive
  • Filter Size
    37 mm
  • Lens Aperture
    f/1.8-3.1
  • Features
    built-in lens shield
  • Optical Zoom
    12 x
  • Min Focal Length
    5.9 mm
  • Max Focal Length
    58.8 mm
  • System
    TTL contrast detection

Viewfinder

  • Viewfinder Type
    electronic
  • Viewfinder Color Support
    color
  • Viewfinder Resolution
    123000 pixels
  • Viewfinder Type
    Electronic - electronic
  • Image Aspect Ratio
    16:9

Power

  • Batteries Included
    1

Memory / Storage

  • Supported Memory Cards
    Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo
  • Included Memory Card
    4 GB MS PRO DUO
  • Camcorder Media Type
    flash card
  • Memory Card Slot
    Memory Stick PRO Duo card

Additional Features

  • Features
    Dynamic Range Optimizer, Smile Detection technology, accessories hot shoe, backlight compensation, takes photos while movie recording
  • Low Lux / Night Mode
    Yes

Connections

  • Memory Card Slot
    Memory Stick PRO Duo card

Microphone

  • Microphone Operation Mode
    surround
  • Microphone Features
    zoom

Software

  • Software
    Drivers & Utilities, Sony Picture Motion Browser

Battery

  • Technology
    Lithium ion
  • Battery Type
    Sony NP-FH60
  • Details
    1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 1000 mAh ( included )

System Requirements for PC Connection

  • Operating System Support
    MS Windows 2000 Professional, MS Windows Vista, MS Windows XP Home Edition, MS Windows XP Professional
  • Peripheral Devices
    CD-ROM drive, USB port

Audio Input

  • Audio input type
    microphone
  • Microphone Form Factor
    built-in
  • Microphone technology
    electret condenser

Dimensions & Weight

  • Width
    3.3 in
  • Depth
    5.4 in
  • Height
    3 in
  • Weight
    15.87 oz

General

  • Manufacturer
    Sony

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Sony Handycam HDR-CX12

Part Number: HDR-CX12 Released: Aug 1, 2008
MSRP: $899.99 Low Price: $999.99 See all prices