Sony HDR-CX5 Specifications

Sony HDR-CX520V

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

General

  • Packaged Quantity
    1
  • Product Type
    Camcorder - 1080i
  • Camcorder Sensor Resolution
    6.631 pixels
  • Effective Video Resolution
    4.15 pixels
  • Effective Photo Resolution
    6 Megapixel
  • Camcorder Interpolated Photo Resolution
    12 pixels
  • 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"
  • Optical Zoom
    12 x
  • Digital Zoom
    150 x
  • Video Recording Modes
    FH, HQ, LP, SP
  • Digital Scene Transition
    black fader, white fader
  • Image Stabilizer
    optical (Steady Shot)
  • Auto Focus
    TTL contrast detection
  • Digital Video Format
    AVCHD, MPEG-2
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • AV Interfaces
    HDMI, S-Video, USB 2.0, composite video/audio
  • Surround Sound
    Dolby Digital 5.1 channel recording
  • Navigation
    GPS receiver
  • Interfaces Provided
    Composite video/audio, HDMI, S-Video, USB 2.0
  • Digital Zoom
    150 x
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    12 megapixels
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/2.88"
  • Optical Sensor Type
    Exmor R CMOS
  • Min Illumination
    3 lux
  • Analogue Video Format
    NTSC
  • Digital Video Format
    AVCHD, MPEG-2
  • Image Stabiliser
    optical (Steady Shot)
  • Faders
    black fader, white fader
  • Min Shutter Speed
    1/8 sec
  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/725 sec
  • Camcorder Slow Shutter Modes
    1/30 sec
  • Shooting Modes
    digital photo mode
  • Shooting Programs
    beach, twilight portrait, fireworks, landscape, portrait mode, snow, spotlight, sunrise, sunset, twilight mode
  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    indoor, outdoor
  • Exposure Modes
    automatic, program
  • Type
    built-in flash
  • Flash Modes
    auto mode
  • Widescreen Video Capture
    Yes
  • Manufacturer
    Sony

Exposure & White Balance

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

Lens System

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

Camera Flash

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

Additional Features

  • Low Lux / Night Mode
    Yes
  • Additional Features
    Dynamic Range Optimizer, touch-screen control, Smile Detection technology, accessories hot shoe, Smile Detection technology, backlight compensation, built-in speaker, takes photos while movie recording, built-in GPS, built-in speaker, takes photos while movie recording
  • Features
    Dynamic Range Optimizer, touch-screen control, Smile Detection technology, accessories hot shoe, Smile Detection technology, backlight compensation, built-in speaker, takes photos while movie recording, built-in GPS, built-in speaker, takes photos while movie recording
  • Type
    Drivers & Utilities, Sony Picture Motion Browser
  • Included Accessories
    IR remote control, USB cable, audio / video cable, power adapter

Display

  • Type
    3" LCD display
  • Resolution
    230,000 pixels
  • Display Features
    rotating

Microphone

  • Microphone Operation Mode
    surround
  • Microphone Features
    zoom

Connections

  • Memory Card Slot
    Memory Stick PRO Duo card

Software

  • Software
    Drivers & Utilities, Sony Picture Motion Browser

Memory / Storage

  • Camcorder Media Type
    flash card
  • Video Recording Modes
    FH, HQ, LP, SP
  • Memory Card Slot
    Memory Stick PRO Duo card
  • Supported Memory Cards
    Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo
  • Internal Storage
    64 GB flash
  • Included Memory Card
    64 GB

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

Miscellaneous

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

Battery

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

Audio Input

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

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Service & Support
    1 year warranty
  • Service & Support Details
    Limited warranty - 1 year

Dimensions & Weight

  • Width
    2.6 in
  • Depth
    5.2 in
  • Height
    2.6 in
  • Weight
    13 oz

Viewfinder / Display

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

Physical Characteristics

  • Width
    2.6 in
  • Depth
    5.2 in
  • Height
    2.6 in
  • Weight
    13 oz

General

  • Manufacturer
    Sony

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Sony HDR-CX520V

Part Number: HDR-CX520V Released: Sep 1, 2009
MSRP: $1,299.99 Low Price: $1,585.46 See all prices