Capture breathtaking 1920x1080 high-definition video and stunning still photos directly to the built-in 80GB hard disk drive (HDD). A vivid 2.7-inch wide touch panel display, which rotates 270 degrees, is perfect for framing your shots and reviewing your footage. Packed with features including Face Detection and Smile Shutter™ technology, capturing smiling faces is easier than ever. And you can easily transfer, sort and view your images on your compatible PC via the included Picture Motion Browser (PMB) software.
Preserve your memories in stunning, incredibly detailed 1920x1080 Full HD resolution. You can even share your videos and photos with family and friends on your compatible HDTV.
Full HD 1080, 1920 * 1280 Recording
Hybrid recording technology lets you record video directly to either the 120GB hard disk drive or 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 HDD 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. Smile Shutter captures a smile the moment it happens and takes still photos when your subject smiles, even when shooting video. 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 * Face Detection - for video and photo
Using technology similar to that on high-end SLR cameras, the advanced Exmor CMOS sensor with CleaVid array delivers bright and vivid video footage and razor-sharp still images?all with prolonged battery life.
ClearVid CMOS sensor * Exmar
Power on your camcorder by simply opening the LCD display.
Make the most of your memories even when filming in challenging situations. This camcorder offers multiple scene modes for beautiful video results in just about any environment.
Thanks to the ClearVid CMOS sensor, you can be sure that the HDR-CX12 will deliver bright, detailed images with minimal noise for those times when you need to record indoors or in low-light conditions.
Even when there is a strong light source within the frame, the ClearVid CMOS sensor with advanced "Exmor"-derived technology ensures smear-free still images.
Record stunning 1920x1080 high definition video and crystal clear still photos to a built-in 80GB hard disk drive (HDD) with the HDR-XR100 Handycam® camcorder. In addition to Face Detection technology, this camcorder features Smile Shutter™ technology, which can automatically detect smiles and shoot still images, even while recording video. The 2.7-inch wide touch panel display provides excellent viewing clarity with improved resolution and rotates up to 270 degrees for multiple viewing angles. This camcorder also includes Sony PMB (Picture Motion Browser) software to easily transfer, sort and view your video and still images on your compatible PC.
1920 x1080 high definition resolution lets you record your memories in exceptional Sony® Full High Definition quality2.
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. On AVCHD models, the camcorder 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) 3 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.
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.
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.
x.v. Color™ technology enables the HDR-XR100 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 built-in 80GB1 hard disk drive can record and store up to almost 32 hours of high definition video footage (HD LP mode), or up to almost 56 hours of standard definition footage(SD LP mode). In addition, “HDD Smart Protection” gives you peace of mind by helping to prevent any recorded video and images from being lost if the camcorder is accidentally dropped.
SteadyShot™ image stabilization reduces blur caused by camera shake and vibration, so your images stay crisp and clear.
Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® lenses use highly advanced optics to deliver vivid image brilliance, true-to-life color saturation, and perfect renditions of subtle tones.
Dolby® Digital 5.1ch recording with Built-in Zoom Mic: Dolby® Digital 5.1 channel recording captures active sounds coming from all directions, so you can experience your home movies the way you experienced them while recording. The Built-In Zoom Mic focuses audio recording on your subjects in sync with the camera’s zoom lens.
The Smooth Slow Record mode increases the record rate from 60 frames per second (fps) to 240 fps, allowing you to capture 3 seconds of fast motion and play the video back in 12 seconds. This is a great tool for analyzing a golf swing or a viewing a bird in flight. In addition, you record an audio track to narrate the video footage.
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.
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.
A 1/5” xmor™ CMOS 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. Exmor™ technology captures images with high resolution and high sensitivity, and the advanced Sony® BIONZ™ image processor improves camera response time and screens out noise so the signal from each pixel is as pure as possible.
Sony Picture Motion Browser software 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), as well as take advantage of one click upload to a number of popular video and photo sharing sites (compatible PC and internet connection required) 9 .
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, a personal computer, a video game console, or an AV receiver to a compatible digital audio device and/or video monitor such as a digital television (DTV). HDMI began to appear in 2006 on consumer HDTV, camcorders and high-end digital still cameras.
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