Sony Handycam HDR-CX550V Specifications

Sony Handycam HDR-CX550V

Part Number: HDR-CX550V (Reviewed) Released: March 15, 2010

General

  • Packaged Quantity
    1
  • Width
    2.6 in
  • Depth
    5.6 in
  • Height
    2.9 in
  • Weight
    15.52 oz
  • Enclosure Color
    black
  • Widescreen Video Capture
    Yes
  • Camcorder Media Type
    Flash card
  • Optical Sensor Type
    Exmor R CMOS
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/2.88"
  • Digital Zoom
    120 x
  • Video Recording Modes
    FH, FX, HQ, LP
  • Image Processor
    BIONZ
  • 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
    6.631 pixels
  • Effective Video Resolution
    4.15 pixels
  • Effective Photo Resolution
    6 Megapixel
  • Camcorder Interpolated Photo Resolution
    12 pixels
  • Analogue Video Format
    NTSC
  • Image Stabiliser
    optical (Steady Shot with Active Mode)
  • Digital Scene Transition
    black fader, white fader
  • Shooting Modes
    digital photo mode
  • Surround Sound
    Dolby Digital 5.1 channel recording, Dolby Digital AC-3 (2 channel) recording
  • Video Recording Modes
    LP, FH, HQ, FX
  • Auto Focus
    TTL contrast detection
  • Navigation
    GPS receiver
  • Image Stabilizer
    Optical (Steady Shot with Active Mode)
  • Optical Zoom
    10 x
  • Interfaces Provided
    Composite video/audio, HDMI, S-Video, USB 2.0
  • Manufacturer
    Sony

Exposure & White Balance

  • Min Illumination
    0 lux
  • Exposure Modes
    automatic, manual, program
  • Shooting Programs
    beach, fireworks, landscape, portrait mode, snow, spotlight, sunrise, sunset, twilight mode
  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    indoor, outdoor
  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/1500 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    1/8 sec

Carrying Case

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

Display

  • Display Format
    921,000 pixels
  • Display Form Factor
    rotating

Environmental Parameters

  • Min Operating Temperature
    32 °F
  • Max Operating Temperature
    104 °F

Camera Flash

  • Type
    built-in flash
  • Effective Flash Range
    1 ft - 6.6 ft

Lens System

  • Type
    10 x zoom lens - 3.8 - 38 mm - f/1.8-3.4
  • Focus Adjustment
    automatic, manual
  • Zoom Adjustment
    motorized drive
  • Filter Size
    37 mm
  • Lens Aperture
    f/1.8-3.4
  • Features
    built-in lens shield
  • Optical Zoom
    10 x
  • Min Focal Length
    3.8 mm
  • Max Focal Length
    38 mm
  • System
    TTL contrast detection

Memory / Storage

  • Supported Memory Cards
    Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo Mark2, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
  • Internal Storage
    64 GB flash
  • Included Memory Card
    64 GB
  • Image Storage
    JPEG 4000 x 3000
    JPEG 4000 x 2250
    JPEG 640 x 480
  • Camcorder Media Type
    flash card
  • Memory Card Slot
    Memory Stick PRO Duo card, SD card

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Service & Support
    1 year warranty

Power

  • Batteries Included
    1

Viewfinder

  • Viewfinder Type
    electronic
  • Viewfinder Colour Support
    color
  • Viewfinder Diagonal Size
    0.27 in
  • Viewfinder Resolution
    201000 pixels
  • Viewfinder Type
    Electronic - electronic

Additional Features

  • Built-in Light
    Yes
  • Low Lux / Night Mode
    Yes
  • Additional Features
    Dynamic Range Optimizer, Golf Shot function, Intelligent Scene Selector, Smile Detection technology, accessories hot shoe, face detection, takes photos while movie recording

Connections

  • Memory Card Slot
    Memory Stick PRO Duo card, SD 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-FV50
  • Details
    1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )

System Requirements for PC Connection

  • Operating System Support
    MS Windows 7, MS Windows Vista, MS Windows XP SP3
  • 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
    2.6 in
  • Depth
    5.6 in
  • Height
    2.9 in
  • Weight
    15.52 oz

General

  • Manufacturer
    Sony

Where to Buy

Sony Handycam HDR-CX550V

Part Number: HDR-CX550V Released: Mar 15, 2010

MSRP: $1,299.99

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