Sony Handycam HDR-CX550V Specifications

Sony Handycam HDR-CX550V

Sony Handycam HDR-CX550V

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

General

  • Depth
    5.6 in
  • 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
  • Interfaces Provided
    HDMI, S-Video, USB 2.0, composite video/audio
  • Analog Video Format
    NTSC
  • Image Stabilizer
    optical (Steady Shot with Active Mode)
  • Shooting Modes
    digital photo mode
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • Surround Sound
    Dolby Digital 5.1 channel recording, Dolby Digital AC-3 (2 channel) recording
  • Effective Video Resolution
    4.15 MP
  • Digital Zoom
    120 x
  • Digital Scene Transition
    White fader, black fader
  • Image Processor
    BIONZ
  • Navigation
    GPS receiver
  • Camcorder Interpolated Photo Resolution
    12.0 MP
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/2.88"
  • Interfaces Provided
    Composite video/audio, HDMI, S-Video, USB 2.0
  • Enclosure Color
    Black
  • Optical Zoom
    10 x
  • Video Recording Modes
    LP, FH, HQ, FX
  • Auto Focus
    TTL contrast detection
  • Effective Photo Resolution
    6.0 MP
  • Face Detection
    Yes
  • Camcorder Sensor Resolution
    6.631 MP
  • Digital Video Format
    MPEG-2, AVCHD
  • Widescreen Video Capture
    Yes
  • Optical Sensor Type
    Exmor R CMOS
  • Manufacturer
    Sony

Environmental Parameters

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

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

Display

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

Camera Flash

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

Lens System

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

Miscellaneous

  • Color
    black
  • Color Category
    black

Viewfinder

  • Viewfinder Type
    electronic
  • Viewfinder Color Support
    color
  • Viewfinder Diagonal Size
    0.27 in
  • Viewfinder Resolution
    201000 pixels
  • Viewfinder Type
    Electronic - electronic
  • Viewfinder Diagonal Size (metric)
    0.7 cm

Power

  • Batteries Included
    1

Memory / Storage

  • Supported Memory Cards
    Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
  • Internal Storage
    64 GB flash
  • Included Memory Card
    64 GB
  • Memory Card Slot
    Memory Stick PRO Duo card, SD card

Additional Features

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

Connections

  • Connector Type
    1 x composite video/audio output
    1 x USB
    1 x component video output
    1 x HDMI output
    1 x S-Video output
    1 x remote control
    1 x headphones
    1 x microphone
  • Memory Card Slot
    Memory Stick PRO Duo card, SD card
  • Type
    HDMI output, S-Video output, USB, component video output, composite video/audio output, headphones, microphone, remote control
  • Qty
    1

Microphone

  • Microphone Operation Mode
    surround
  • Microphone Features
    zoom
  • Microphone Operation Mode
    Surround
  • Microphone Features
    Zoom

Battery

  • Technology
    lithium ion
  • Battery Type
    Sony NP-FV50
  • Details
    1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )
  • Battery Form Factor
    manufacturer specific
  • Manufacturer Battery Name
    Sony NP-FV50

Software

  • Type
    Drivers & Utilities, Sony Picture Motion Browser
  • Software
    Drivers & Utilities, Sony Picture Motion Browser

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

Header

  • Brand
    Sony
  • Product Line
    Sony Handycam
  • Model
    HDR-CX550V
  • Packaged Quantity
    1

Video Input

  • Type
    camcorder
  • Camcorder Type
    consumer
  • Min Illumination
    0 lux
  • Digital Zoom
    120 x
  • Digital Video Format
    AVCHD, MPEG-2
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • High Definition Video Support
    1080i
  • Interfaces Provided
    HDMI, S-Video, USB 2.0, composite video/audio
  • Camcorder Media Type
    flash card
  • Image Processor
    BIONZ
  • Video Recording Modes
    FH, FX, HQ, LP
  • Digital Scene Transition
    black fader, white fader
  • Face Detection
    Yes
  • Image Stabilizer
    optical (Steady Shot with Active Mode)
  • Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer
    Yes
  • Features
    Dynamic Range Optimizer, Golf Shot function, Intelligent Scene Selector, Smile Detection technology, accessories hot shoe, face detection, takes photos while movie recording

Optical System

  • Image Stabilizer
    optical (Steady Shot with Active Mode)

Audio Input

  • Audio input type
    microphone
  • Microphone Form Factor
    built-in
  • Microphone technology
    electret condenser
  • Microphone Operation Mode
    surround
  • Microphone Features
    zoom

Exposure Parameters

  • Exposure Modes
    automatic, manual, program
  • Shooting Programs
    beach, fireworks, landscape, portrait mode, snow, spotlight, sunrise, sunset, twilight mode

White Balance

  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    indoor, outdoor

Auto Focus

  • System
    TTL contrast detection

Dimensions & Weight

  • Width
    2.6 in
  • Height
    2.9 in
  • Weight
    15.52 oz

Optical Sensor

  • Camcorder Sensor Resolution
    6.631 pixels
  • Camcorder Effective Resolution (Video Mode)
    4.15 pixels
  • Camcorder Effective Resolution (Photo Mode)
    6
  • Camcorder Interpolated Photo Resolution
    12 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Type
    Exmor R CMOS
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/2.88"
  • Optical Sensor Size (metric)
    8.8 mm ( 1/2.88" )
  • Sensor Qty
    1

Camera Display

  • Type
    LCD display
  • Display Form Factor
    rotating
  • Diagonal Size
    3.5 in
  • Diagonal Size (metric)
    8.9 cm
  • Display Format
    921,000 pixels
  • Touch Screen
    Yes

Service & Support

  • Type
    1 year warranty

Service & Support Details

  • Type
    limited warranty
  • Service Included
    labor, parts
  • Full Contract Period
    1 year, 90 days

Camera Memory

  • Internal Storage Type
    flash
  • Internal Storage Capacity
    64 GB
  • Included Memory Card Capacity
    64 GB
  • Memory Card Slot
    Memory Stick PRO Duo card, SD card
  • Supported Memory Cards
    Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card

Camera Specifications

  • Navigation
    GPS receiver
  • Surround Sound
    Dolby Digital 5.1 channel recording, Dolby Digital AC-3 (2 channel) recording

Camcorder Features

  • Widescreen Video Capture
    Yes
  • Low Lux / Night Mode
    Yes
  • Built-in Light
    Yes

Flash Range Details

  • Min Shooting Distance
    1 ft
  • Max Shooting Distance
    6.6 ft

Still Image Storage Capacity

  • Image Resolution
    4000 x 2250, 4000 x 3000, 640 x 480
  • Still Image Format
    JPEG

Supported Battery Details

  • Quantity
    1
  • Details
    Li-ion rechargeable battery
  • Included
    included

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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