Make your filmmaking debut with ultra-smooth HD, a 5.1 channel mic and built-in projector to showcase your masterpiece. This 24.1MP camcorder delivers Full HD 24p/60p recording, ideal for rich storytelling. What's more, you get manual control and minimal shake when shooting on the move with Balanced Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization, plus a top-mounted mic for crystal-clear surround sound recording.
Precious moments become even more special the second time around when captured in exquisitely rich 1920 x 1080/60p/24p Full HD video. Notice the perfect photo op while recording? You can shoot crystal-clear 24.1MP still images and video at the same time so you won't miss an ounce of the action. Gather up the gang and share your fantastic footage on the big screen simply by connecting the camcorder to your compatible HDTV with an HDMI™ cable4.
This is really cool. Featuring a high-contrast 35 lumen projector built into the LCD panel, you can transform your camcorder into a mobile movie theater by projecting onto a wall or virtually any flat surface. It's great for sharing footage on the fly, but since it works with HDMI-compatible smartphones, laptops and tablets, you can also project YouTube™ videos, photos, full-length films and more. It's tons of fun for family movie night, and super convenient for professionals who want to share presentations on the spot.
Complement your gorgeous video with equally beautiful audio. The top-mounted 5.1 surround sound microphone is independent and isolated from the camcorder for premium audio capture. Using the supplied windscreen drastically reduces the amount of background and wind noise by up to 90%. Plus, the new Advanced Sound System offers a wider dynamic range and crisper, cleaner sound while Audio REC level adjustments deliver even more creative control.
Blurry footage is a sure way to ruin any scene. Balanced Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode compensates for a greater degree of camera shake significantly reducing blur and delivering stunningly smooth video. By moving the entire optical block at once, this revolutionary technology maintains the integrity of the optical path for reduced levels of distortion and vignetting, plus noticeably smoother videos with significantly less blur.
The newly integrated multi-interface shoe opens up a world of accessories to enhance your videos. Attach lights, monitors and other accessories to help you get the best shots in any situation. Attach the optional wireless module (ADP-WL1M) and tap into Wi-Fi® to turn your smartphone or tablet into a remote control, instantly upload footage to the web or wirelessly backup data to your PC. How convenient.
Get the most out of your camcorder with advanced capture and control features often considered the domain of professional cameras. A convenient assignable dial gives you manual control of focus, exposure, white balance, iris and shutter speed, plus the ability to experiment with more advanced features like zebra and peaking.
With a powerful, bright 35 lumen projector built into the LCD panel, this Sony Handycam® HDR-PJ790V camcorder lets you easily share your footage on the fly by simply projecting onto a wall or other flat surface. You can also attach your HDMI-compatible smartphone, tablet or PC and project YouTube™ videos, photo slideshows and more. It's great for family movie night or even sharing PowerPoint® presentations with colleagues. The top-mounted 5.1-channel surround sound microphone captures incredible audio to complement your videos. Get crisp, beautifully blur-free footage thanks to Balanced Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, which compensates for camera shake when shooting in unsteady scenarios. And with 96GB1 of built-in flash memory, you can record and store up to 37 hours and 50 minutes of HD video footage (HD LP mode).
Create cinematic video in high definition 1920 x 1080 24p/60p and high quality 24.1MP 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® 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.
On standard SteadyShot camcorders a single “shift lens” is moved in the optical block to offset camera shake. Balanced Optical SteadyShot™ w/ Active Mode moves the entire optical block at once, maintaining the integrity of the optical path and improving shake reduction by up to 13X. It also reduces vignetting (light falloff towards the edge of a scene) and lowers distortion in videos and still photos.
Handycam® camcorders with Multi-Interface shoe are compatible with a myriad of powerful accessories, including Sony’s new optional Wi-Fi adapter ADP-WL1M1. Turn compatible smartphones and tablets into a remote control for your camcorder (remote functions include zoom, REC start/stop, and changing recording modes). Instantly share your videos and photos online using your smartphone or tablet. Conveniently backup all your videos and photos on your PC without any wires.
From the authority in lens technology, the Carl Zeiss® Vario-Sonnar® T lens provides a high quality 26.00mm wide angle so you can get everything you want in the shot. The HDR-PJ790V also ships with a lens hood to blok unwanted light from entering the lens and causing undeseriable flare in the shot.
The 3.0” (16:9) Xtra Fine LCD™ screen (921K) 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.
Tracking Focus works as an extension of Face Detection to allow you to select an object with a touch of the LCD and have the focus follow the selected object, even if it leaves the frame and returns.
Features dedicated mic and headphone inputs for expanded audio recording options and convenient monitoring of audio with headphones (external microphones and headphones sold separately).
A built-in GPS receiver7 makes the HDR-PJ790V an ideal choice for travelers. The receiver 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 function on the camcorder or once downloaded to your PC using the supplied PlayMemories Home software9. Additionally, the receiver automatically adjusts your camcorder's clock to the proper time zone
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 180 different combinations possible: Portrait, Baby, Walk, Tripod , Backlight, Landscape, Spotlight, Twilight, Macro, Low light, Auto Wind Noise Reduction. The camcorder utilizes an advanced sound processor and sophisticated noise reduction algorithms to reduce wind noise by up to 10db compared to other models. In addition to reducing low frequency noise, iAuto also suppresses mid- and upper-frequency noise, resulting in clearer, more enjoyable sound.
Unlike conventional video cameras in this class, the HDR-PJ790V has a premium top-mounted 5.1 surround sound microphone which is independent and isolated from the camcorder itself. This drastically reduces the amount of background noise and wind noise by up to 90% with the supplied windscreen. Other features that contribute to outstanding audio performance include an Advanced Sound Processor that yields doubled dynamic range, and Audio REC Level control.
Sony’s Multi-Interface shoe is specifically designed to offer a common interface across all of Sony’s Digital Imaging products. Quickly and easily attach a vast array of accessories compatible with this interface, including optional video lights, microphones and even Sony’s new Wi-Fi module4, and dramatically increase the quality of your videos.
Get the most out of your camcorder with enhanced manual controls. The assignable dial allows for control of focus, exposure, white balance, iris, and shutter speed.
The HDR-PJ790V provides advanced capture and control features that are often considered the domain of professional cameras including expanded focus for precise manual focus control, zebra and peaking for precision focus and exposure adjustments.
Extended Zoom works in conjunction with 10x optical zoom to get even closer to the action while maintaining HD image quality.
Wind Reduction reduces noise and interference that is produced when wind passes over the microphone, giving you a clearer and more enjoyable sound experience.
Bring your video alive with Clear Phase stereo speakers. Drawing on Sony’s high-end audio expertise, renown S-Master™ digital amplifier technology is utilized to produce more true-to-life sound.
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.
The built-in flash will assist in shedding light on your subject when shooting still photos.
Enjoy your favorite memories virtually anywhere with the high-contrast 35 lumen projector built-in to the LCD panel. The HDMI multi-terminal allows you to connect external devices that have an HDMI output (smartphones, laptops, tablets, etc.) and use the camcorders projector to enjoy more of your memories than what you capture on the camcorder itself. This puts a new and fun spin on family movie night, game day and adds convenience to the traveling professional who can project presentations on the fly. Combined with advanced Clear Phase stereo speakers, you can enjoy a true cinematic experience with your camcorder.
The built-in 96GB1 embedded Flash memory can record and store up to 37 hours 50 minutes of high definition video footage (HD LP mode).
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. MP4 produces smaller files optimized for web viewing and makes wireless transfer a breeze (on select Handycam camcorder’s with Wi-Fi feature and optional accessory ADP-WL1M).
For extra control over image expression, CinemaTone technology is used to deepen the color and recreate film-like color tones. Combined with 24p recording, you’ll have some of the tools you need to fulfill your need for cinematic expression.
A color EVF (electronic view finder) provides clear crisp representation of your video allowing for proper framing, battery conservation, and increased stability.
When the camcorder’s Face Detection technology identifies people in a scene, an Advanced Acoustic Processor automatically reduces background noise, resulting in recorded voices with outstanding clarity and intelligibility.
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.
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.
Building on the slow-motion capture capabilities of Smooth Slow Record, Golf Shot captures a few seconds of motion as a sequence of up to 22 still images, which can be viewed/printed individually or as a composite “sequence shot” image, perfect for analyzing the nuances of a golf swing, tennis serve, and other fast action.
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Handycam Camcorder Soft Case
Soft Carrying Case
Soft Compact Carrying Case
Portable Camcorder Speaker
Wireless Adapter for Handycam Camcorders
Battery LED Video and Infrared Light
Rechargeable Camcorder Battery Pack
Rechargeable Camcorder Battery Pack
InfoLithium V Series Battery Pack
Compact Remote Control Tripod
Handycam Camcorder Case
Bluetooth Wireless Microphone
37mm 1.7x Telephoto Lens
Micro to HDMI Cable - 4' 7"
Micro to HDMI Cable - 9' 6"
16GB SDHC UHS-1 Memory Card
32GB SDHC UHS-1 Memory Card
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