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Record brilliant, 1920 x 1080 high definition video2 on the go with the ultra-portable Sony HDR-TG5V Handycam camcorder. With a strong and lightweight pure titanium body and a built-in GPS receiver that maps where you shot your videos and photos and can display your current location, the HDR-TG5V makes an ideal travel companion.
Sony HDR-TG5V Handycam Highlights
1920 x1080 high definition resolution lets you record your memories in exceptional Sony Full High Definition quality.
16 GB embedded memory
16 GB of embedded flash memory gives you the ability to record up to two hours of high definition video at the highest quality settings.
A built-in GPS receiver 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 function on the camcorder or once downloaded to your PC using the supplied PMB (Picture Motion Browser) software.
Slim, light and durable pure titanium body
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.
4-megapixel still image capture
4-megapixel still image capture lets you take high resolution digital photos.
Built-in Intelligent Flash
For added clarity and detail when taking pictures in low-light situations, the built-in flash reduces shadows and improves pictures.
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.
Smile Shutter technology for still and dual capture
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.
Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens with SteadyShot image stabilization
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.
2.7-inch (diag.) wide touch panel Clear Photo LCD Plus display
2.7-inch (diag.) 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.
Power On by opening LCD display
Power On your camcorder by simply opening the LCD display.
10x Optical/120x Digital Zoom
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.
1/5-inch 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.
BIONZ Image Processor
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.
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).
Dolby Digital 2-channel stereo recording with Built-in Zoom Mic
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.
Auto Lens Cover
An Auto Lens Cover protects the lens when the camcorder is powered off.
Dual Record with simultaneous still image and video capture
Dual record capability lets you capture 2.3 MP still images while shooting high definition video, so you can capture those special moments without having to switch recording modes.
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 16 GB 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.
Includes Sony PMB (Picture Motion Browser) software
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.
Smooth Slow Record
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-second slow motion recording ends.
x.v.Color technology for superior color
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.
BRAVIA Sync technology
BRAVIA Sync technology 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 remote5 and displays the camcorder’s playback menu on screen for easier navigation.
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).
USB 2.0 interface
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.
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.
Film Roll Index
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).
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.
Dynamic Range Optimizer
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.
What's in the Box
- AC-L200, AC Adaptor
- NP-FH50, Rechargeable Battery Pack
- DCRA-C250, Handycam Station® cradle
- Component A/V Cable
- Composit A/V Cable
- USB Cable (long)
- USB Cable (short - travel)
- USB Adaptor Cap
- PMB Application Software / USB Driver / (CD-ROM )
- Wrist Strap