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Sony HDRCX580V High Definition Handycam 20.4 MP Camcorder with 12x Optical Zoom and 32 GB Embedded Memory (2012 Model)

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CX580 - Camcorder
  • 20.4 megapixel still image
  • 12X Optical, 20X Extended Zoom
  • 3.0 inch Xtra Fine LCD display with TruBlack technology
  • 1920x1080 Full HD 24p Recording
  • Up to 11 hours of recording with 32GB embedded Flash Memory
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Technical Details

Style: CX580 - Camcorder
  • Brand Name: Sony
  • Model: HDRCX580V
  • Media Type: SD
  • Optical zoom: 12 x
  • Display Size: 3 inches
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Product Details

Style: CX580 - Camcorder
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 3.6 x 3.2 inches ; 11.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B006K54ZX2
  • Item model number: HDRCX580V
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,096 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 9, 2012

Product Description

Style: CX580 - Camcorder

Product Description

Bring your memories to life in 1920x1080 60p/24p Full HD with the HDRCX580V Handycam camcorder. Increase your cinematicprowess with CinemaTone presets and advanced manual controls with expanded focus, zebra and peaking. Optical SteadyShotimage stabilization takes the shake out of your movies and built-in projector allows you to share them in a theatrical way.

From the Manufacturer

Sony HDRCX580V High Definition Handycam Camcorder

  • 1920x1080 Full HD 24p Recording w/20.4MP still image
  • Up to 11 hours of recording with 32GB* embedded Flash Memory
  • Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode
  • CinemaTone presets and 24p recording for cinematic quality video
  • Advanced controls with expanded focus, zebra, and peaking
  • Wide Angle G lens to capture everything you want
  • Back-illuminated Exmor CMOS sensor for superb low-light video
  • 12x Optical/20x Extended Zoom to get even closer to the action
  • 3.0-inch Xtra Fine LCD display(921K) w/TruBlack technology
  • Face detection with voice enhancement and noise reduction
  • Tracking Focus follows selected subjects in/out of the frame
  • 5.1ch Surround mic for vivid and dynamic surround sound
  • Auto wind noise reduction for clear voice recording
  • Expanded recording/monitoring with mic/headphone jack
  • Active Interface Shoe to attach intelligent accessories
  • Event Browse groups video/stills by events automatically
  • Highlight Playback creates movies with transitions for you
  • S-Master digital amplifier for true and dynamic sound
  • Clear Phase stereo speakers for true-to-life audio playback
  • Geotagging with built-in GPS receiver & NAVTEQ maps
  • Direct Copy to external HDD without PC
  • Built-in USB cable for easy file transfer/charge
  • Intelligent Auto (120 different scene combinations possible)
  • Golf Shot
  • Built-In Flash

Bring your memories to life in 1920x1080 60p/24p Full HD with the HDRCX580V Handycam camcorder. Increase your cinematic skills with CinemaTone presets and advanced manual controls with expanded focus, zebra and peaking. Optical SteadyShot image stabilization helps take the shake out of your movies and built-in projector allows you to share them in a theatrical way.

Key Features

1920x1080 Full HD 60p/24p Recording w/20.4MP still image capture

The Sony HDRCX580V offers 1920 x 1080 high definition resolution letting you record your memories in exceptional Full High Definition quality. Capable of 60p/24p recording and playback via HDMI and compatible HDTV** providing stunning clarity and incredibly detailed and smoother playback of your memories.


32GB embedded Flash Memory for up to 11 hours of Recording*

The built-in 32GB* embedded Flash memory can record and store up to 11 hours of high definition video footage(HD LP mode).

Optical SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active Mode

Optical 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.

CinemaTone Presets and 24p Recording for Cinematic Quality Video

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.

Advanced Controls with Expanded Focus, Zebra, and Peaking

The HDRCX580V 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.

Wide Angle G Lens to Capture More of What You Want

Experience the pinnacle of Sony lens technology with the professional-quality G Lens. Engineered for superior optical performance, Sony G lenses deliver brilliant, accurate color reproduction and sharp, amazingly detailed images. In addition, the 26.8mm focal length in Photo and Video Modes offers a broader perspective for enhanced wide angle shooting.

Back-illuminated Exmor CMOS sensor for Superb Low-light Video

Experience stunning low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain with Sony’s back-illuminated Exmor 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.

20x Extended Zoom to get even closer to the action

Extended Zoom works in conjunction with 12x optical zoom to get even closer to the action while maintaining HD image quality.

3.0-inch touch-screen Xtra Fine LCD display (921K) w/TruBlack technology

The 3.0-inch 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. TruBlack technology brings remarkably higher contrast delivering more natural, realistic colors and easier viewing in bright conditions by reducing glare.

Closer Voice(with Face Detection)

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.

Tracking Focus follows selected subjects in/out of the frame

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.

5.1ch Surround mic for Vivid and Dynamic Surround Sound

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.

Wind Noise Reduction for Clear Voice Recording

Wind Reduction reduces noise and interference that is produced when wind passes over the microphone, giving you a clearer and more enjoyable sound experience.

Expanded Recording/Monitoring with Mic/Headphone Jack

Features dedicated mic and headphone inputs for expanded audio recording options and convenient monitoring of audio with headphones (external microphones and headphones sold separately).

Active Interface Shoe to Attach Intelligent Accessories

The Active Interface Shoe lets you mount Intelligent Accessories, such as external lights and microphones, which can help extend the capabilities of your camcorder.

Event Browse Groups Photos/Videos for You for Easy Reference

Event Browse conveniently groups your images and videos together for easier viewing. The date range that Event Browse groups your pictures and videos is easily adjusted to suit your needs. When used with the Highlight Playback feature, making and sharing a highlight reel from your event is easy and fun.

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.

Clear Phase Stereo Speakers for True and Dynamic Sound

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.

Geotagging with Built-in GPS Receiver & NAVTEQ Maps***

A built-in GPS receiver*** makes the HDRCX580V  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 software****. Additionally, the receiver automatically adjusts your camcorder's clock to the proper time zone.
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Direct Copy to External HDD without PC*****

Store your memories in a whole new way with the ability to copy videos from your camcorder directly to an external hard disk drive(sold separately), all without a computer. Your camcorder can also access videos stored on the external hard drive for playback on your HDTV**, allowing you to utilize the camcorder’s handy playback features.
Built-in usb

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.

Intelligent Auto (120 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 120 different combinations possible: Landscape, Backlight, Twilight, Spotlight, Low light, Macro, Portait, Baby, Walk, Tripod, 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.

Golf Shot

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.

Built-in Flash

The built-in flash will assist in shedding light on your subject when shooting still photos.
*1GB equals 1 billion bytes, a portion of which is used for data management functions. Records in 29 minute segments
**Requires HDTV and HDMI cable sold separately.
***Map service requires PC with Internet. Service provided by Google and subject to change without notice
****For PC: Requires Microsoft Windows XP SP3/Windows Vista Sp2/Windows 7. For Mac: Requires Mac OSX(v10.5-10.7)
*****Requires via VMC-UAM1 cable (sold separately), AC power for camcorder, and hard drive formatted in FAT-32.USB-hub not supported. External HHD/USB media should be less than 2TB(Terabytes).
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InfoLITHIUM® V-Series
Rechargeable Battery

6.8V typ. 7.0Wh (1030mAh)



InfoLITHIUM V-Series
Rechargeable Battery

6.8V typ. 14.0Wh (2060mAh)



InfoLITHIUM V-Series
Rechargeable Battery

6.8V typ. 26.5Wh (3900mAh)

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Customer Reviews

The camera is small (only five inches long) and fits nicely in my hand.
The video performance has been great in both bright light and low light situations.
The still picture quality appears to be average to good for a video camera.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

93 of 100 people found the following review helpful By Charlie on February 11, 2012
Style Name: PJ580 - Camcorder with Built-in Projector Verified Purchase
I just purchased this video camera on Monday evening, Feb. 6, 2012 from Beach Camera and received it today. I have only been able to work/play with the camera for a few hours, but these are my experiences so far.
1. This was my first experience ordering from Beach Camera, through Amazon. Was a little concerned at first when product didn't ship for a couple of days, but when they did ship, it must have been shipped two day priority, because it arrived halfway across the country by Saturday. Package arrived in perfect shape and sealed in factory condition. So far, impressed by Beach Camera and their service.
2. Camera is physically much smaller than I expected. It feels about the same size of a can of soda laying on it's side. Very nice! My last video camera was a Panasonic mini dv. That camera was a decent size, but this Sony is even more compact and fits very nice in my hand. The controls, zoom, photo button and record button all line up nicely and are easy to use. The camera feels solidly built, just as most sony products.
3. One item that I was concerned about was whether there was an available SD or memory card slot to add memory. The Sony website doesn't really make it clear whether there is that feature, or if it's just the internal memory. Well I can positively confirm that there IS a SD memory card slot on the bottom side of the camera. A little door flaps open and you insert the card. It probably accepts a memory stick too, but I only tried a SDHC extreme memory card 16gb card. Worked perfectly!
4. Now, for the feature that was the biggest hit with my family.... the built in projector! This is truly amazing technology.
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35 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Bernie D. Tull Jr. on May 13, 2012
Style Name: CX580 - Camcorder Verified Purchase
I have had this camera about 2 months and have not found a single thing wrong with it.
I am a semi-pro photographer filming and photographing weddings, parties. style shows and many other things.
I just finished a weeding where this Sony HDR-CX580V worked outstanding.
Yes it will not automatically switch to the SD card when the memory fills, but never in my life have I recorded and event of over 4 hours. It only takes 4 or 5 seconds to switch, which is plenty flexible for me.
This last wedding I did 2 weeks ago was outside and I feared the wind would be a problem. I use wireless mikes for most of the wedding, but several scenes without the wireless showed no wind problems. I don't use the ridiculous 5.1 sound. I also don't use the ridiculous GPS feature.
The picture quality is as good as advertised. They are near 30mb with very true color. I typically use a Nikon D200 DSLR and find, to the naked eye, there is little difference.
Both versions of the "PlayMemories Home" software loaded with no problems. I used this software to review and transfer all files to hard drive and that works easy enough. I use dedicated software for editing pictures and videos so I don't use the included software for these task.
I highly recommend this camera.
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66 of 81 people found the following review helpful By sdd_84 on May 15, 2012
Style Name: CX580 - Camcorder
I had this for 2 Months and I have to say the picture quality is Great as long as there is bright lighting. In dim (Indoor) conditions the quality gets very grainy, almost unusable. Sony should have went with a bigger sensor for the price this year. Last year they included alot of features such as a mode dial and night shot. They took all that away this year. I ended up selling my CX580v and getting a better Camcorder..

Just becareful before purchasing:

On Sony's website they say it has the mode dial which it does not. Also the 20.4 MP stills are not good at all. My 8MP cell phone camera takes better pictures. If you want a great Sony Camcorder from this years line up then I would suggest going with either the HDR-PJ710v or the HDR-CX760v. They have all the features as last years CX560v & CX700v did plus a few extras.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Tim on June 16, 2012
Style Name: PJ580 - Camcorder with Built-in Projector Verified Purchase
Overall, I am very happy with my latest purchase of the Sony Handycam HDR-PJ580V. I've had it for just under one month, have made two completed FCPX projects and am working on the third. After looking at several camera brands and models, it came down to three cameras: the Sony Handycam HDR-CX580V, the HDR-PJ580V, and finally the HDR-PJ710V. I discovered that the HDR-CX580V and the HDR-PJ580V are identical except for the projector. The HDR-PJ710V, which also has the projector and costs much more, comes with a few different upgraded features which didn't convince me to spend the extra money. Here are a couple extra features that I found on the HDR-PJ710V that the HDR-PJ580V doesn't have:
1) CMOS Sensor - 1/2.88"
Res: 6.65 megapixels
2) Min Focal Length: 3.8mm
Max Focal Length: 38mm
3) JPEG 6544 x 3680,
JPEG 4672 x 2628,
JPEG 4912 x 3680
But, that simply didn't make a big difference to me.
I like the fact that the Sony Handycam HDR-PJ580V works perfectly well with Final Cut Pro X, iMovie and iPhoto. The HD quality, color and the stabilization feature are excellent. The owner's manual is not as detailed as I would have liked, but Sony on-line real time support has been excellent for what I didn't understand or for what wasn't included in the manual. For example, there is no on-screen button that tells you when to change from the internal memory to your flash memory card. The manual does not explain this. However, there is a very small "pin-like" icon (the GPS Triangulating Meter) in the upper left hand corner of the screen, which allows you to view the time remaining. Just gently press the icon and you will see the remaining time for a few seconds.
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