Sony HDR-CX5 Specifications

Sony HDR-CX5

Sony HDR-CX520V

Part Number: HDR-CX520V Released: September 1, 2009

General

  • Depth
    5.2 in
  • Widescreen Video Capture
    Yes
  • Camcorder Media Type
    Flash card
  • Optical Sensor Type
    Exmor R CMOS
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    12 megapixels
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/2.88"
  • Digital Zoom
    150 x
  • Video Recording Modes
    FH, HQ, LP, SP
  • 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)
  • Camcorder Slow Shutter Modes
    1/30 sec
  • Shooting Modes
    digital photo mode
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • Surround Sound
    Dolby Digital 5.1 channel recording
  • Effective Video Resolution
    4.15 MP
  • Digital Zoom
    150 x
  • Digital Scene Transition
    White fader, black fader
  • 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
  • Optical Zoom
    12 x
  • Video Recording Modes
    SP, LP, FH, HQ
  • Auto Focus
    TTL contrast detection
  • Effective Photo Resolution
    6.0 MP
  • Face Detection
    Yes
  • Digital Video Format
    MPEG-2, AVCHD
  • Camcorder Sensor Resolution
    6.631 MP
  • Widescreen Video Capture
    Yes
  • Optical Sensor Type
    Exmor R CMOS
  • Manufacturer
    Sony

Exposure & White Balance

  • Min Illumination
    3 lux
  • Exposure Modes
    automatic, program
  • Shooting Programs
    beach, fireworks, landscape, portrait mode, snow, spotlight, sunrise, sunset, twilight mode, twilight portrait
  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    indoor, outdoor
  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/725 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    1/8 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    1/8 sec
  • White Balance
    Custom, automatic, presets
  • Shooting Programs
    Spotlight, landscape, portrait mode, twilight portrait, fireworks, twilight mode, sunset, beach, snow, sunrise
  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/725 sec
  • Exposure Modes
    Program, automatic
  • White Balance Presets
    Indoor, outdoor
  • Min Illumination
    3 lux

Display

  • Display Format
    230,000 pixels
  • Display Form Factor
    rotating

Camera Flash

  • Type
    built-in flash
  • Flash Modes
    auto mode
  • Camera Flash
    Built-in flash

Lens System

  • Type
    12 x zoom lens - 5.5 - 60 mm - f/1.8-3.4
  • Optical Zoom
    12 x
  • Lens Aperture
    f/1.8-3.4
  • Min Focal Length
    5.5 mm
  • Max Focal Length
    60 mm
  • Focus Adjustment
    automatic, manual
  • Zoom Adjustment
    motorized drive
  • Filter Size
    37 mm
  • Features
    built-in lens shield

Viewfinder

  • Viewfinder Type
    none

Power

  • Batteries Included
    1

Memory / Storage

  • Supported Memory Cards
    Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo
  • Internal Storage
    64 GB flash
  • Included Memory Card
    64 GB
  • Memory Card Slot
    Memory Stick PRO Duo card

Additional Features

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

Connections

  • Memory Card Slot
    Memory Stick PRO Duo card
  • Type
    HDMI output, S-Video output, USB, component video output, composite video/audio output
  • 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-FH60
  • Details
    1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )
  • Battery Form Factor
    manufacturer specific
  • Manufacturer Battery Name
    Sony NP-FH60

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 2000 Professional SP4, MS Windows Vista, MS Windows XP
  • Peripheral Devices
    CD-ROM drive, USB port

Header

  • Brand
    Sony
  • Product Line
    Sony Handycam
  • Model
    HDR-CX520V
  • Packaged Quantity
    1

Video Input

  • Type
    camcorder
  • Camcorder Type
    consumer
  • Min Illumination
    3 lux
  • Digital Zoom
    150 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
  • Video Recording Modes
    FH, HQ, LP, SP
  • Digital Scene Transition
    black fader, white fader
  • Face Detection
    Yes
  • Image Stabilizer
    optical (Steady Shot)
  • Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer
    Yes
  • Features
    Dynamic Range Optimizer, Smile Detection technology, accessories hot shoe, backlight compensation, built-in speaker, takes photos while movie recording

Optical System

  • Image Stabilizer
    optical (Steady Shot)

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, program
  • Shooting Programs
    beach, fireworks, landscape, portrait mode, snow, spotlight, sunrise, sunset, twilight mode, twilight portrait

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
    2.6 in
  • Weight
    13.05 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
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    12 megapixels

Camera Display

  • Type
    LCD display
  • Display Form Factor
    rotating
  • Diagonal Size
    3 in
  • Diagonal Size (metric)
    7.6 cm
  • Display Format
    230,000 pixels
  • Touch Screen
    Yes

Service & Support

  • Type
    1 year warranty

Service & Support Details

  • Type
    limited warranty
  • Full Contract Period
    1 year

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
  • Supported Memory Cards
    Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo

Camera Specifications

  • Navigation
    GPS receiver
  • Surround Sound
    Dolby Digital 5.1 channel recording

Camcorder Features

  • Widescreen Video Capture
    Yes
  • Low Lux / Night Mode
    Yes

Supported Battery Details

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

General

  • Manufacturer
    Sony

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Sony HDR-CX520V

Part Number: HDR-CX520V Released: Sep 1, 2009
MSRP: $1,299.99 Low Price: $1,659.19 See all prices