Balanced Optical SteadyShot with 5-axis Intelligent Active mode
Fast Intelligent AF
26.8 mm1 wide-angle G Lens with 30x optical zoom
Highlight Movie Maker
Balanced Optical SteadyShot - 5-axis Intelligent Active mode
Our advanced image stabilisation suppresses camera shake to stabilise a
movie as it is being shot within the wide-angle-to-telephoto zoom range,
even under unsteady conditions. 5-axis Intelligent Active mode
compensates for vibration in five different directions, so you can shoot
stable high-quality movies even while running.
Rapid AF response to capture decisive moments
Fast Intelligent AF achieves very speedy, accurate contrast-detection
autofocus by minimising lens motion, predicting suitable AF range, and
accelerating lens drive, thereby improving response so you can capture
more fleeting moments.
Up to 26.8mm wide-angle lens
Whether you’re shooting movies or still images, the class-leading
wide-angle lens can help you capture more of landscapes and indoor
scenes, when you don’t have enough room to step back. Even without a
wide conversion lens, the camcorder shoots as wide as 26.8mm1 (16:9
aspect ratio) in movie mode.
You can capture still images continuously over an extensive period of
time at a selected constant interval from each shot to the next, edit
the entire sequence of still images in post-production, and enjoy
playback of that series of images as a time-lapse movie.
Highlight Movie Maker
A versatile function to streamline movie editing, Highlight Movie Maker
offers several time-saving features. Add highlight points to key moments
while recording, and let the camcorder automatically sync movie
transitions to your chosen soundtrack.
Dual Video Recording
Record two movies at the same time - one in the maximum-quality XAVC S
or AVCHD format and another in MP4 format. That way you’ve got a small
file ready for instant sharing, plus a professional-grade file for
One-touch remote and One-touch sharing
One-touch remote lets you use your smartphone or tablet as a viewfinder
and remote control for a digital camera, and One-touch sharing lets you
transfer your photos and videos from your camera. Either way, by
installing PlayMemories Mobile app to your NFC enable Android smartphone
or tablet, you can avoid complex set-up sequences and establish wireless
connection simply by touching your device to the camera. You are now
ready to control your camera from your smartphone to take a photo from a
previously out-of-reach spot, or simply be in your own group shot, as
well as transfer them instantly to your smartphone for sharing on SNS.
No NFC? No problem. You can also pair the devices manually.
Live Streaming12 via USTREAM
From performances to sports events, some things are best seen in real
time. Share scenes as they happen with high-quality picture and sound.
Exceptional image quality
The high-bitrate XAVC S format13 is for videographers ready to take
their work to the next level. Delivering incredible quality, XAVC S is
built from the XAVC format used by professional filmmakers and
broadcasters, while employing intelligent data compression to export
consumer-friendly file sizes.
Manual settings for iris and shutter speed
This camcorder gives you the freedom to choose manual settings for iris
and shutter speed control, ideal for shooting under backlit and
underexposed conditions as well as in other situations.
5.1ch surround14 sound microphone
Record clear sound that accurately captures the atmosphere of the scene,
and enjoy surround sound playback on your home theatre system. Level
meters on the LCD panel provide visual monitoring of each channel’s
My Voice Canceling
Reduce the intensity of the voice of the user shooting from close behind
the camera, whether the user is talking to subjects or cheering them on.
30x optical zoom
With a wide-angle lens that is ideal for capturing grand landscapes, the
camera also provides 30x optical zoom and up to 60x1 Clear Image Zoom
for versatile image options.
Lock-on Autofocus (AF)
Enhances the tracking of moving subjects by using the optimal AF point
at all times, and adjusting the target frame size to match your
subject’s characteristics.Just touch the subject on LCD to lock on
fast-moving targets precisely for shooting.
Because great smiles are fleeting, this feature ensures they’re never
lost. Automatically capture snapshots of smiling faces, even while
Dual Record mode enables you to shoot HD video and high-resolution still
images simultaneously to capture the best shot in both ways.
This feature automatically determines the type of scene being shot and
optimises a combination of settings from three groups (Face, Scene,
Camera shake). It provides the best results for up to 180 scene types15,
even at night and in backlit scenes. Selected settings are displayed as
icons on the LCD screen for easy reference.
Give free reign to your imagination. Picture Effect expands movie and
photo enjoyment by letting you add up to seven creative effects (Partial
Colour, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, High Contrast Mono, Toy Camera, Pop
Colour, Posterization) without troublesome editing on a computer.
Motion Shot Video
Motion Shot Video plays a sequence of superimposed images that trace
recorded action in split-second intervals for you to analyse in detail
on the LCD screen. During playback, you can adjust the interval or pause
to capture and share a still image.
Multi Camera Control
More shots mean more editing opportunities. Easily record footage from a
variety of angles, whether using cameras mounted directly to the
Handycam® or triggered wirelessly. Multi Camera Control makes it easy to
sync shooting settings on compatible Wi-Fi connected devices.
Exmor R CMOS sensor
This large, cutting-edge sensor enhances image clarity, reduces noise in
dark environments, and enables soft background defocusing.
BIONZ X image processor
The advanced BIONZ X image processing engine helps achieve more
naturally vivid and lifelike image quality as well as faster processing
Sony G Lens
At the heart of superlative optical performance, the Sony G Lens works
in perfect harmony with the Exmor R CMOS sensor and BIONZ X processor.
It’s essential for realising the exquisitely detailed images that great
memories are made of.
9.2MP still image capture
Sometimes you don’t need - or want - video. Put your video camera in
still image mode and capture amazing high-quality 9.2-megapixel single
images as easily as you do with a still image camera.
Auto Wind Noise Reduction
Using an advanced sound-analysis algorithm, this feature eliminates wind
noise - the biggest culprit of bad outdoor audio.
Mic Level Control
For recording movies, you can fine-tune the microphone level to optimise
quality of any sound input, from a quiet birdsong to a loud band
performance. Even when the sound level increases suddenly, Auto Gain
prevents the sound from degenerating.
Clear movies, that contain twice the image data of movies recorded in
interlace mode, can be recorded in Full HD at 60p/50p (NTSC/PAL) in
progressive recording mode. The images are as smooth as those shot at
60p/50p (NTSC/PAL) frames per second, and each frame is recorded as one
full picture. So a still captured from a movie recorded in progressive
mode looks extra-sharp.
Direct Copy from Handycam
It's easy to back up and store image data to an external hard drive.
Just connect the drive to the Handycam® that originally contains the
data by plugging the USB cable into the USB port of the hard drive.