Preserve your memories in stunning, incredibly detailed 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution. You can even share your videos and photos with family and friends on your compatible HDTV.
Constructed of pure titanium, this remarkably durable and lightweight metal makes the HDR-TG5V an ideal travel companion that can be carried with ease and slipped into a pocket or purse reducing the risk of nicks and scratches.
Perfect for travelers, this camcorder features a built-in GPS receiver that automatically adjusts your camcorder's clock to the proper time zone and lets you view your current location on the LCD map display, as well as "tag" your shooting locations. You can view your tagged videos and pictures via the Map Index function or after you've downloaded them to your PC using the supplied Picture Motion Browser (PMB) software.
Record to 16GB embedded flash memory or choose instead to record to removable Memory Stick PRO Duo™ media (sold separately). You can even select from various dubbing functions to easily copy video or still images from the embedded flash media to the Memory Stick media—without using a PC.
Featuring Face Detection technology and Smile Shutter technology, capturing smiles and faces is easier than ever. Face Detection automatically detects faces and then controls focus, exposure and color while analyzing and enhancing for more natural skin tone in both video and still images. Smile Shutter captures a smile the moment it happens and takes still photos when your subject smiles, even when shooting video.
The 1/5" Exmor CMOS image sensor with ClearVid array delivers bright, vivid and exceptionally detailed 1920 x 1080 video footage, as well as 4.0 megapixel still images—all with prolonged battery life.
Sony Picture Motion Browser software offers a simple, intuitive way to transfer, sort and view your video and still images. There are also multiple output options letting you burn your memories to media, DVD or Blu-ray Disc™, as well as take advantage of one click upload to a number of popular video and photo sharing sites.
Automatically create a short movie you can play back on your compatible HDTV directly from the HDR-TG5V. The Highlight Playback feature uses several criteria to identify and compile key scenes into a short, entertaining movie complete with music and transitions (HDTV and HDMI™ cable required, sold separately).
HD Picture Quality Mode
AVCHD 16M (FH) (1920x1080i)
AVCHD 9M (HQ)
AVCHD 7M (SP)
AVCHD 5M (LP)
SD Picture Quality Mode
4GB Memory Stick (supplied)
1 hour 5 min
1 hour 25 min
4GB >Memory Stick (supplied)
1 hour 20 min
2 hours 40 min
8GB Memory Stick
1 hour 55 min
2 hours 20 min
8GB Memory Stick
1 hour 55 min
2 hours 50 min
5 hours 25 min
16GB Memory Stick
1 hour 50 min
3 hours 50 min
4 hours 40 min
5 hours 55 min
16GB Memory Stick
3 hours 50 min
5 hours 40 min
10 hours 55 min
Perfect for travel and everyday recording, the unbelievably compact HDR-TG5V Handycam® camcorder captures stunning Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution video. Its slim, pure-titanium body is not only lightweight and stylish, it also houses a GPS receiver that maps your photos and videos while displaying your current location. For easy recording, you will enjoy 16GB of built-in flash memory, good for nearly two hours of HD video at the highest quality settings. Face Detection technology is also included for fantastic results when recording family and friends, and Smile Shutter™ technology captures smiles as they happen.
1920 x1080 high definition resolution lets you record your memories in exceptional Sony® Full High Definition quality2.
The slim, sleek Sony® HDR-TG5V Handycam® camcorder is constructed of pure titanium. This remarkably durable and lightweight metal makes the HDR-TG5V an ideal travel companion that can be carried with ease and slipped into a pocket or purse reducing the risk of nicks and scratches.
Made possible by the BIONZ® image processing engine, Face Detection technology recognizes up to 8 faces anywhere in the frame and by selecting the most prominent, automatically controls focus, exposure, and color to help capture smiling faces brightly and clearly. Face Detection technology also helps make skin tones look natural without affecting other colors in the image. With variable bit allocation, the HDR-TG5V allocates encoding bits on detected face areas prior to encoding other parts of the picture, making them sharper and clearer. In still picture mode, Face Detection technology sets the flash level to optimize picture clarity.
2.7” wide (16:9) touch panel Clear Photo LCD Plus™ display provides excellent viewing clarity with improved resolution (211K pixels). The display rotates up to 270 degrees for multiple viewing angles, as well as provides sharp, detailed images for monitoring or playback. The convenient touch panel allows easy access to menus and additional functionality such as spot focus and spot metering.
1/5” Exmor™ CMOS image sensor with ClearVid™ array delivers bright, vivid, and exceptionally detailed 2.3 megapixel (effective) video footage, as well as 4 megapixel still images – all with prolonged battery life.
Dolby® Digital 2 channel stereo recording captures active sounds coming from both left and right, while the Built-In Zoom Mic focuses audio recording on your subjects in sync with the camera’s zoom lens.
Hybrid recording technology delivers a new level of flexibility of capturing and transferring your video footage and digital photos from the camcorder to compatible viewing devices. Record to 16GB1 embedded flash memory, or choose instead to record to removable Memory Stick PRO Duo™ media (sold separately). You can even select from various dubbing functions to easily copy video or still images from the embedded flash media to the Memory Stick® media -- without using a PC.
x.v.Color™ technology enables the HDR-TG5 to capture nearly twice (1.8x) as many viewable colors as the standard RGB color range, resulting in more natural, life-like images. You can even experience this expanded color range on the big screen when you connect your camcorder to x.v. Color capable displays, including a wide range of Sony® BRAVIA® HDTVs.
A USB 2.0 interface provides an easy way to connect your camcorder to a compatible PC for fast transfer of video and still images for editing.
Face Index makes it easier than ever to find and play back the right video scene. Using Face Detection technology, Face Index indexes your video footage according to the faces detected in each scene. When it’s time to play back video, simply search for what you want by selecting from among the detected faces displayed in the index.
A built-in GPS receiver4 makes the HDR-TG5V an ideal choice for travelers. In addition to automatically adjusting your camcorder's clock to the proper time zone, the GPS receiver also gives you the ability to view your current location on the LCD map display, as well as "tag" your shooting locations. Tagged videos and still images can be reviewed and played back using the Map Index function4 on the camcorder or once downloaded to your PC using the supplied PMB (Picture Motion Browser) software5.
For added clarity and detail when taking pictures in low-light situations, the built-in flash reduces shadows and improves pictures.
The HDR-TG5V features a professional-quality Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® lens 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.
10X optical zoom helps to bring the action close up from far away. In addition, Digital Zoom Interpolation means that digital zooming (up to 120X) is clearer, with less distortion than previous types of digital zoom.
Highlight Playback uses several criteria - including Face Index, Smile Shutter™ technology, Dual Capture and time range - to identify and compile key scenes into a short, entertaining movie complete with music and transitions that you can play back on your compatible HDTV directly from the camcorder (HDTV and HDMI® cable required, sold separately).
Dual record capability lets you capture 2.3MP still images while shooting high definition video, so you can capture those special moments without having to switch recording modes.
The Smooth Slow Record mode is a great tool for analyzing a golf swing, viewing a bird in flight or simply getting that creative slow motion shot. By increasing the record rate from 60 frames per second (fps) to 240 fps, you can capture 3 seconds of fast motion and play the video back in 12 seconds. In addition, you can record 12 seconds of audio to narrate the video footage right after the 3 sec slow motion recording ends.
The High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI®) is a compact audio/video connector interface for transmitting uncompressed digital streams. HDMI® connects digital audio/video sources such as a compatible camcorder, Blu-ray Disc™ player, personal computer, video game console, or an AV receiver to a compatible digital audio device and/or video monitor such as a digital television (DTV).
Like chapters in a book, Film Roll Index helps you easily find desired scenes in video footage. When using this feature, the camcorder previews the beginning of scenes and can create scene indexes set at specified display intervals (3, 6, or 12 seconds and 1 or 5 minutes).
16GB1 of embedded flash memory gives you the ability to record up to two hours of high definition video at the highest quality settings.
4 megapixel still image capture lets you take high resolution digital photos.
Smile Shutter™ technology lets the camcorder automatically take still photos when your subject smiles, even while shooting high definition video. You can also set the sensitivity and choose child, adult, or auto priority.
Power On your camcorder by simply opening the LCD display.
The BIONZ® Image Processor works in conjunction with the Exmor™ CMOS image sensor with ClearVid™ array for pristine imaging. The BIONZ® Image Processor provides Data Noise Reduction, Faster Image processing, and Data compression to preserve videos and images. In addition, the BIONZ® Image Processor enables Face Detection technology and Sony’s Dynamic Range Optimizer for both video and still image capture. The higher processing speed also allows Dual Recording to capture still images while recording video.
An Auto Lens Cover protects the lens when the camcorder is powered off.
Sony® Picture Motion Browser software5 offers a simple, intuitive way to transfer, sort, and view your video and still images on your compatible PC. In addition, multiple output options let you burn your memories to DVD, AVCHD, and Blu-ray Disc™ media (sold separately)2, as well as take advantage of one click upload to a number of popular video and photo sharing sites.
BRAVIA® Sync™ technology3 offers greater ease of use in controlling compatible Sony® products connected via an HDMI® (CEC) connection. HDMI® connectivity provides a simple; high-quality video and audio connection, with the ability to transmit HD video and up to 5.1 channel audio directly from the camcorder to compatible HDTVs via a single HDMI® cable, sold separately. With BRAVIA® Sync™ (CEC) technology, the HDMI® connection also delivers the ability to control both the camcorder and HDTV using a single BRAVIA® TV remote3 and displays the camcorder’s playback menu on screen for easier navigation.
Map Index uses the geotagged video and photos to display your shot locations on NAVTEQ® maps in the camcorder, offering a new way to easily search and find a desired scene by location or view where a scene was captured.4
The D-Range (Dynamic Range) Optimizer function adjusts the exposure and contrast of an image to counter the effects of high-contrast shooting condition, allowing for a great shot every time. The D-Range Optimizer suppresses “blackout” in dark areas such as shadows and “whiteout” in bright areas such as skies. As a result, the captured image appears as natural as the original scene.
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