Sony HDR-PJ30V 32GB Flash Memory Full HD Camcorder with Projector - HDRPJ30V

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on 3/7/2012

This camera hass everyhting I was looking for. Very intuitive right ou of the box.

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Product Overview

Highlights: 1920 x 1080 Full HD 60p recording, built-in projector, 32GB Flash memory (up to 13 hours recording in LP mode), wide angle G lens, "Exmor R" CMOS sensor, 42x extended zoom, 3.0" touch screen

Share your memories virtually anywhere using the HDR-PJ30V Handycam® camcorder's built-in, high-contrast projector. This mobile theatre can project up to a 60" (diag.) image on any flat surface, and with powerful stereo speakers, you'll hear all the action. Record your 1920x1080/60p/24p Full HD video for film-like videos. A back-illuminated "Exmor R" CMOS sensor delivers superior low-light video while the wide angle Sony G Lens lets you capture more of the action with sharp images and brilliant, accurate colors. Record and store up to 13 hours of high definition video footage (HD LP mode) directly to the 32GB embedded Flash memory.


Manufacturer Sony
Mfg Part# HDRPJ30V
SKU 219619272
UPC 027242820074
UPC 14 00027242820074
Product Guide Click Here for the Sony Store
1920x1080 Full HD 60p/24p Recording w/7MP still image
Wide Angle G lens to capture more of what you want
3.0” touch-screen Clear Photo LCD Plus™ display (230K)
5.1ch Surround mic for vivid and dynamic surround sound.
Active Interface Shoe to attach intelligent accessories
Clear Phase stereo speakers for true and dynamic sound
Built-in USB cable for easy file transfer/charge
Built-in Flash
32GB embedded Flash Memory for up to 13 hours of recording
Back-illuminated "Exmor R" CMOS sensor for superb low-light video
17x Extended Zoom to get even closer to the action
Wind noise reduction for clear voice recording
Event Browse groups photos/videos for you for easy reference
Geotagging with built-in GPS receiver & NAVTEQ® maps
Intelligent Auto (90 different scene combinations possible)
Built-in High-Contrast Projector
Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization w/ Active Mode
Tracking Focus follows selected subjects
Expanded recording/monitoring with mic/headphone jack
Highlight Playback creates movies with transitions for you
Direct Copy to external HDD without PC
Golf Shot
In the Box
Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-FV50)
Component A/V Cable
CD-ROM ("Handycam" Application Software)
AC adaptor (AC-L200)
A/V Connecting Cable
Remote Commander (RMT-835 with Battery (CR2025))
Power Cord
USB Connection Support Cable
"Operating Guide"
Tech Specs
Drive System:
Drive Mode : Photo Mode: Single-shot / Self-timer
Shutter Speeds : Auto Control Range: 1 / 8-1 / 1000; Smooth Slow Rec: 1 / 250 - 1 / 1000; Self-timer: Approx. 10sec. (Still Image); Standard: 1 / 60-1 / 1000; Auto: 1 / 60 - 1 / 1000; Scene Selection: 1 / 8 - 1 / 1000; LOW LUX: 1 / 30 - 1 / 1000; Auto (Auto Slow Shutter OFF): 1 / 60 - 1 / 1000
Focus Control:
Focus System : Contrast AF
AF Modes : Auto / Manual (Touch Panel)
Focus Area : Full range Focus / Spot Focus
Focus Features : Tracking Focus
AF Illuminator : Yes
Camera Type : Digital HD Video Camera Recorder
Flash Type : Built-in Flash
Flash Metering System : Pre-flash TTL
Flash Modes : Auto / Forced / Prohibited
Flash Compensation : Yes (3 steps)
Flash Coverage : Approx. 0.3m - 1.5m
Lens Type : G Lens™
Lens Stabilization : Optical Steady Shot™ Image stabilization w/ Active mode (Wide to Tele)
Aperture : F1.8-F3.4
Optical Zoom : 12x
Digital Zoom : 160x
Focal Length (35mm equivalent) : Photo Mode: 29.8mm - 357.6mm (16:9), 27.4mm - 328.8mm (4:3); Movie Mode: 29.8mm - 357.6mm (16:9), 36.5mm - 438mm (4:3)
Filter Diameter : 30mm
Minimum Focus Distance : Approx. 1cm (Wide), Approx. 80cm (Tele), Approx. 25cm (Tele Macro)
Extended Zoom : 17x
Focal Distance : f = 2.9mm - 34.8mm
Steady Shot Mode:Active : 31.2mm - 531mm (16:9), 38.2mm - 650mm (4:3)
Memory Card Slot : Memory Stick PRO Duo™ and SD/ SDHC/ SDXC compatible
SD Output : Composite Video Out (A/V connecting cable (supplied)); Component Video Out (Component A/V cable (supplied)); S Video Out (A/V connecting cable with S Video (sold separately))
HD Output : HDMI Out (mini) (sold separately); Component Video Out (Component A/V cable (supplied))
USB Port(s) : TypeA, mini-AB/ USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage/ MTP)
BRAVIA® Sync™ : Yes
PhotoTV HD : Yes
DVDirect : Yes (DVDirect Express, DVD Writer supported (sold separately))
Headphone Jack : Stereo Minijack
Microphone Input : Stereo Minijack
Remote Jack : Integrated into A/V Remote terminal
Remote Commander : Yes
Direct Copy : Yes
Accessory Shoe : Yes (Active Interface Shoe)
A/V Remote Terminal : Video / S Video / Audio / Component Out / Remote
DC IN : Yes
HDMI Terminal : Yes (mini)
Weights and Measurements:
Dimensions (Approx.) : Approx. 2 3/ 8inch x 2 5/ 8inch x 5 1/8inch (58.5mm x 64.5mm x128mm)
Weight(Approx) (Main unit only) : Approx. 12.2 oz
Battery Type : InfoLITHIUM® with AccuPower™ Meter System (V Series)
Power Requirements : 7.2V (battery pack); 8.4V (AC Adaptor)
Imaging Sensor:
Imaging Sensor : 1/4" (4.5mm) Back-illuminated "Exmor R" CMOS Sensor
Processor : BIONZ™ Image processor
Pixel Gross : Approx. 4200K pixels
Effective Picture Resolution : Approx. 3540K pixels (4:3)
Color Filter System : ClearVid™ array
LCD Display:
LCD Type : 3.0" Clear Photo LCD™ PLUS display (230K) (16:9)
Angle Adjustment : Opening Angle: max. 90 deg., Turning Angle: max. 270 deg.
Brightness Control : Yes (Menu)
Coverage : 1
Live View : Yes
Grid Display : Guide Frame
Touch Panel : Yes
Supplied Software : PMB Ver. 5.5 Supports Windows XP Service Pack3 (SP3) (32bit), Windows Vista Service Pack2 (SP2) (32bit/ 64bit), Windows 7. Not supported by Mac OS.
Endurance (Battery Life) : Approx. 1.5 hours (Supplied Battery)
Light Output : Up to 10 lumens
Resolution Output : 640 x 360
Screen Coverage : 10" - 60"
Throw Distance : Approx. 0.5m - 3m
Exposure System:
Metering Modes : Multi-segment / Spot
Exposure Compensation : AE Shift (Touch Panel)
Exposure Settings : Auto; Flexible Spot (Touch Panel)
Scene Mode(s) : Auto / Twilight / Twilight Portrait (Photo Mode only) / Sunrise & Sunset / Fireworks / Landscape / Portrait / Spotlight / Beach / Snow
D-Range Optimizer : Yes
Noise Reduction : Yes
White Balance Mode : Auto / Onepush / Outdoor / Indoor
Minimum Illumination : Standard: 11 lux (1/60 Shutter Speed); Low Lux: 3 lux (1/30 Shutter Speed)
Auto Iris Control : F1.8 - F10.0
Backlight Compensation : Yes (Auto)
Gain Control : Auto
LOW LUX Mode : Yes
Advanced Features:
Embedded GPS : Yes (Current Position Display (Your Location))
Face Detection : Yes
Smile Shutter™ technology : Dual Capture / Always On / Off
Golf Shot : Yes
Image Stabilization : Optical SteadyShot™ Image stabilization w/ Active mode (Wide to Tele)
Intelligent Auto : Portrait / Baby / Walk / Tripod / Backlight / Landscape / Spotlight / Twilight / Macro / Low light
x.v.Color™ : Yes
Audio Level Display : Yes
Priority Setting (for Face Detection) : Auto / Child Priority / Adult Priority
S-Master : Yes
Smooth Slow Rec : Yes
Convenience Features:
Quick On : Yes (Power On by LCD)
Manual / Auto Lens Cover : Auto
S/S & Zoom button on LCD : Yes (Touch Panel)
Red-Eye Reduction : Yes (On / Off)
Fader Effect(s) : White / Black
Date / Time Stamp : Yes (Rec Date and Time, Camera info, Coordinates)
Erase/Protect : Yes / Yes
Media/Battery Indicator : Yes (recordable time, free and used media space)/ Yes (recordable time, remaining capacity)
Power Save Mode : Auto Shut-off (5minutes)
Still Image Playback Options : Slide Show; Playback Zoom (1.1x-5x) (TouchPanel+Zoom Lever)
Video Playback Options : Highlight Playback (HD Movie Only); Highlight Playback Save and Share (Translate into STD quality); Highlight Scenario (Save / Playback / Erase); Hightlight BGM (Preinstalled 4 music files, Music transfer)
Built-in USB Cable : Yes (USB Charge Available)
Built-in Video Light Coverage : Approx. 30cm-150cm
Easy Handycam/Help Function : -/-
Multiple Language Display : English; Simplified English; Brazilian Portugese; Canadian French; Latin American Spanish
One Touch Disc Burn : Yes (Menu)
View & Index : Event / MAP
Media Type : Internal Flash Memory; Memory Stick PRO Duo ™ (Mark 2); Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo ™; SD/ SDHC/ SDXC Memory Card (Class 4 or Higher)
Still Image Mode : JPEG
Still Image Max Effective Resolution : 7.1 megapixels
Video Format : HD: MPEG4-AVC/ H.264 AVCHD format compatible (1080/60p: original format); STD: MPEG2-PS
Video Mode : HD PS: Approx. 28Mbps/ FX: Approx. 24Mbps/ FH: Approx. 17Mbps/ HQ: Approx. 9Mbps/ LP: Approx. 5Mbps; STD HQ: 9Mbps
Video Resolution : HD: 1920x1080/60p, 24p, 60i (FX, FH), 1440x1080/60i (HQ, LP); STD: 720x480/60i
Video Actual (Pixel) : Approx. 2650K pixels (16:9), Approx. 1990K pixels (4:3)
Video Signal : HD: HDTV 1080/60p, 24p, 60i; STD: NTSC color, EIA standards
Recording and Playback Times : HD PS: Approx. 2h35m (Approx. 2h35m); HD FX: Approx. 3h00m (Approx. 3h00m); HD FH: Approx. 4h10m (Approx. 4h10m); HD HQ: Approx. 7h15m (Approx. 5h35m); HD LP: Approx. 12h55m (Approx. 10h35m); STD HQ: Approx. 7h40m (Approx. 7h05m)
Photo Capture from Movie : 2.1 megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080); 307K pixels 4:3 (640x480); 230K pixels 16:9 (640x360)
Dual Record : 5.3 megapixels 16:9 (3072 x 1728); 4.0 megapixels 4:3 (2304 x 1728)
Audio Format : Dolby® Digital 5.1 ch, Dolby® Digital 5.1 Creator; Dolby® Digital 2 ch Stereo, Dolby® Digital Stereo Creator
Microphone/Speaker : Built-in Zoom Microphone; Clear Phase Stereo Speaker
Internal Media : Flash Memory 32GB
Mic Level Control : Yes (2steps)
Recording and Playback Times (in Internal Media)(5.1ch) : HD PS: Approx. 2h30m; HD FX: Approx. 3h00m; HD FH: Approx. 4h05m; HD HQ: Approx. 7h15m; HD LP: Approx. 12h30m; STD HQ: Approx. 7h30m
Still Image File Format : DCF Ver. 2.0 compatible, Exif Ver. 2.3 compatible, MPF Baseline compatible
Still Image Size(Photo Mode) : 7.1 megapixels 4:3 (3072x2304); 5.3 megapixels 16:9 (3072x1728); 1.9 megapixels 4:3 (1600x1200); 307K pixels 4:3 (640x480)
Wind Noise Reduction : Yes (Off / On (Advanced reduction))
Wind Position : Yes (Auto)
Inputs and Outputs:
HD Output : HDMI Out (mini) (sold separately); Component Video Out
Product Attributes
Image Stabilization Type Optical
Optical Zoom (x) 12
Optical Zoom Range (x) 11.0 - 14.9
Product Line Handycam
Resolution 3072 x 2304
Sensor Type CMOS

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