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Model Highlights: 1920 x 1080 Full HD 60p video, 8.9MP stills, Exmor® R CMOS sensor, built-in 13 lumen projector, 8GB flash memory (up to 3 hrs. 10 min. recording in HD LP mode), Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization
All the world's a theater with the Sony Handycam® HDR-PJ230/B camcorder. Featuring a projector built into the camcorder's LCD, you can project your home videos onto virtually any wall or flat surface for instant entertainment. Your movies will shine with breathtaking clarity when captured in incredible 1920 x 1080 Full HD quality. You can even snap 8.9MP stills. The back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor delivers excellent low-light performance, while Optical SteadyShot image stabilization cuts down on camera shake to deliver beautiful, blur-free footage in unsteady scenarios. And with 8GB1 of embedded flash memory, you can record up to 3 hours and 10 minutes of HD video footage (HD LP mode).
1920x1080 Full HD 24p/60p w/8.9MP Exmor R® CMOS Sensor
Create cinematic video in high definition 1920 x 1080 24p/60p and high quality 8.9MP still images. Experience stunning low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain with Sony’s back-illuminated Exmor® R CMOS sensor. Designed for compact cameras and camcorders, the Exmor® R CMOS sensor relocates the photo diodes above the support circuitry, maximizing the light gathering area per pixel so you can shoot with better results in lower lighting conditions.
SteadyShot™ image stabilization w/ Active Mode
SteadyShot™ image stabilization with Active Mode compensates for greater degrees of camera shake to deliver stunningly smooth video from wide angle to full telephoto shooting. In addition, innovative 3-Way Shake-Canceling adds electronic roll stability for even smoother video capture
2.7” wide Clear Photo™ LCD (230k)
The 2.7” (16:9) Clear Photo™ LCD (230K) displays sharp, bright, vivid images, letting you compose a shot more easily -- even outdoors, while enabling you to change settings to best represent the scene.
Store your memories in a whole new way with the ability to copy videos from your camcorder directly to an external hard disk drive13 (sold separately), all without a computer. Your camcorder can also access videos stored on the external hard drive for playback on your HDTV4, allowing you to utilize the camcorder’s handy playback features.
Up to 3hr 10min recording with 8GB embedded Flash Memory1
The built-in 8GB1 embedded Flash memory can record and store up to 3 hours 10 minutes of high definition video footage (HD LP mode).
29.8mm Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® lens
The professional-quality 29.8mm Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® lens is designed specifically for compact camcorders. Precision ground optics help maintain the sharpness and contrast of larger lenses, and SteadyShot® image stabilization helps reduce blur caused by camera shake.
Highlight Playback creates movies with transitions for you
Why spend hours editing your movies when you can let your camcorder do it for you? Highlight Playback identifies and compiles key scenes into a short, entertaining movie complete with music and transitions. You can even pinpoint the exact scene you want to include in the highlight reel.
Intelligent Auto (60 different scene combinations possible)
Intelligent Auto mode goes a step beyond traditional auto modes by analyzing your shot and then automatically selecting the appropriate settings from ten distinct scene modes and wind noise reduction. There are 60 different combinations possible: Portrait, Baby, Tripod , Backlight, Landscape, Spotlight, Twilight, Macro, Low light.
Built-in High-Contrast Projector
The high-contrast projector built-in to the LCD panel gives you the freedom to share your favorite memories virtually anywhere. With 13 lumens of brightness, this projector is powerful enough to project up to 100”diagonally.
32x Extended Zoom to get even closer to the action
Extended Zoom works in conjunction with 27x optical zoom to get even closer to the action while maintaining HD image quality.
Shoot high quality AVCHD or web optimized MP4 video
Select between HD video in the AVCHD or MP4 format for highest quality or easy transfer and sharing.AVCHD provides premium video that can be enjoyed on large screen HDTVs, and is ideal for capturing precious memories at special occasions, family vacations and other moments you want to treasure for a lifetime. MP4 is great for those moments that you want to quickly share on your social networks or store on the cloud.
Built-in USB cable for easy file transfer/charge
The high-speed, built-in USB 2.0 cable allows for easy connection to your computer for charging or file transfer without having to remember separate cables. It also fits conveniently into the hand strap so it’s out of the way until you need it. Charging your camcorder is faster than ever now through the USB; for every two minutes of charge time you get one minute of recording time.
Media Type :
Internal Flash Memory;Memory Stick PRO Duo™ (Mark 2);Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™;Memory Stick XC-HG Duo™;SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card(Class 4 or Higher)
Still Image Mode :
Still Image Max Effective Resolution :
Still Image Size 16:9 :
Movie Mode: 8.9 megapixels 16:9 (3984x2240); Photo Mode: 8.9 megapixels 16:9 (3984x2240)
Still Image Size 4:3 :
Movie Mode:6.7 megapixels 4:3 (2992x2240); Photo Mode: 6.7 megapixels 4:3 (2992x2240)
Memory Card Slot :
Memory Stick PRO Duo™ and SD/SDHC/SDXC compatible
SD Output :
Composite Video Out(AV CABLE(sold separately))
HD Output :
USB Port(s) :
TypeA(built-in)/USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage/MTP)
BRAVIA® Sync™ :
PhotoTV HD :
Direct Copy :
DC IN :
HDMI Terminal :
Yes (HDMI micro)
Multi/Micro USB Terminal :
Supplied Software :
PC: PlayMemories Home Lite (built-in; for PC only); PlayMemories Home (by download); Music Transfer(by download); MAC:Music Transfer(by download); PlayMemories Online Uploader(by download)
Operating System Compatibility :
Windows XP SP3 /Windows Vista SP2 /Windows7 64-bit editions and Starter (Edition) are not supported. The Windows Image Mastering API (IMAPI) Ver. 2.0 or later is required to use the function for creating discs. Starter (Edition) are not supported. Standard installation is required. Operation is not assured if the above OS has been upgraded or in a multi-boot environment.
Camera Type :
Digital HD Video Camera Recorder w/ Projector
Lens Type :
Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® Lens
Lens Stabilization :
SteadyShot™ image stabilization w/ Active mode (Wide to Tele)
Date / Time Stamp :
Yes(Rec Date and Time, Camera info)
Media/Battery Indicator :
Yes(recordable time, free and used media space)/Yes(recordable time, remaining capacity)
Power Save Mode :
Still Image Playback Options :
Video Playback Options :
Highlight Playback(HD Movie Only); Highlight Playback Save and Share(Translate into STD quality); Highlight Scenario(Save/Playback/Erase); Hightlight BGM(Preinstalled 4 music files, Music transfer)
Built-in USB Cable :
Yes(USB Charge Available)
Multiple Language Display :
English; Spanish; Brazilian Portugese; Canadian French
Self Recording :
View & Index :
Weights and Measurements
Dimensions (Approx.) :
Approx.2 3/8inch x 2 1/4inch x 4 5/8inch (58mm x 57mm x 117mm)
Weight (Approx.) :
Approx.7.4oz ((210g) Main Unit Only)
Service and Warranty Information
Limited Warranty Term :
Limited Warranty --- 1 Year Parts; 90 Days Labor
Imaging Sensor :
1/5.8'' (3.1mm) back-illuminated Exmor® R CMOS Sensor
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