Sony Full HD MPEG4 AVCHD CMOS Camcorder Projectors 2011
Sony USA have proved yet again why they are one of the Big Four camcorder brands by introducing a new type of camcorder, the camcorder projector. Built into the back of the LCD screen of the new PJ range is a high-contrast LED video projector giving you the freedom to share your favorite memories anywhere.
Powerful enough to project up to a 60” diagonal screen, this small mobile theatre, with advanced clear phase stereo speakers, packs a powerful punch.
A Back-illuminated "Exmor R" CMOS sensor for superb low-light video recording, coupled with a wide angle professional G lens, AVCHD 1920 x 1080 Full HD MPEG4 resolution records film-like videos.
Just a quick explanation of AVCHD, Advanced Video Coding High Definition. AVCHD is a high quality H.264/MPEG-4 compression system used in many professional AVCHD camcorder models but now showing up in our Prosumer camcorder reviews and even in the high end Consumer camcorders. Only the big 4, Sony, Canon, Panasonic and JVC use the AVCHD Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution format in their HD consumer camcorders.
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.
12x optical zoom extending to 17x extended zoom with tracking focus works as an extension of face detection to give perfect video shots to even the least experienced video camera owner, while recording a clearer and more enjoyable sound experience in wind noise reduction mode. Monitor your audio with dedicated mic and headphone inputs for expanded audio.
External lights and microphones can be added via an active interface shoe.
This new breed of video camera is one of the best camcorder features of the year and keeps the Sony brand of top camcorders a “must consider” when looking for the best video camera for your needs. If you don’t need the 220GB hard disk drive storage capacity of the HDR-PJ50v, remember there are two other models of the Sony camcorder projector, the Sony HDR-PJ30V projector camcorder with 32GB embedded Flash Memory for up to 13 hours of recording and the Sony HDR-PJ10 camcorder projector with a 16GB embedded Flash memory.
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