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Sony Still Optimistic About The Product-Show Of 10 Camcorders At CES 2013

Where To Buy: Sony Electronics.Inc, Amazon.com, eBay, Crutchfield, Abt electronics.

Products’ Specifications

  • Manufacturer: Sony
  • Part Number:CNETHDRCX220

General

  • Packaged Quantity:  1
  • Product Type:           Camcorder , – 1080p
  • Enclosure Color:       Black
  • Camcorder Sensor Resolution:        2.39 megapixels
  • Effective Video Resolution:  2.15 megapixels
  • Digital Zoom: 320 x
  • Effective Photo Resolution:  2.29 megapixels
  • Camcorder Interpolated Photo Resolution 8.9 megapixels
  • Camcorder Media Type       Flash card
  • Optical Sensor Size                1/5.8″
  • Optical Sensor Type              Exmor R CMOS
  • Min Illumination                   3 lux
  • Digital Video Format            MPEG-4, MPEG-2, AVCHD
  • Image Stabilizer:                   Optical (Steady Shot with Active Mode)
  • Digital Scene Transition       White fader, Black fader
  • Image Processor                    BIONZ
  • Min Shutter Speed                1/8 sec
  • Max Shutter Speed               1/10000 sec
  • Shooting Programs               Snow, Beach, Dawn/dusk, Spotlight, Fireworks, Night    scene, Portrait mode, Landscape
  • White Balance Automatic, Presets, Custom
  • Face Detection Child Priority, Adult Priority, Smile Shutter
  • White Balance Presets Outdoor,
    Indoor
  • Exposure Modes Program,
    Automatic,
    Manual
  • Exposure Metering Multi-segment
  • Image Recording Format JPEG
  • Widescreen Video Capture Yes
  • AV Interfaces HDMI,
    Composite video/audio

Lens System

  • Type                           26 x, Carl Zeiss Zoom lens – 2.1 mm – 5.7 mm – F/1.9-4.0
  • Lens aperture            F/1.9-4.0
  • Features                     Built-in lens shield
  • Optical zoom              26 x
  • Lens system type       Zoom lens
  • Min focal length        2.1 mm
  • Max focal length        5.7 mm
  • Auto Focus                 TTL contrast detection
  • Focus Adjustment     Manual, Automatic
  • Min Focus Range      0.4 in
  • Zoom Adjustment     Motorized drive

Additional Features

  • Self Timer Delay 10 sec
  • Low Lux / Night Mode Yes
  • Additional Features Intelligent AUTO (iAUTO),
    Exif Print support,
    Display brightness control,
    Noise reduction,
    BRAVIA Sync function,
    PhotoTV HD,
    Built-in USB plug,
    RGB primary color filter,
    Dolby Digital Stereo Creator,
    Built-in speaker,
    Dolby Digital AC-3 (2 channel) recording,
    Dynamic Range Optimizer,
    x.v.Color technology,
    Takes photos while movie recording,
    Auto Backlight Compensation,
    USB 2.0 compatibility,
    Date/time stamp
  • Software Drivers & Utilities,
    Sony PlayMemories Home Lite
  • Included Accessories HDMI cable, USB cable

Display

  • Type 2.7 in LCD display

Connections

  • Connector Type: 1 x Hi-Speed USB,
    1 x Composite video/audio output,
    1 x HDMI output

Microphone

  • Microphone Features :          Wind noise reduction, Sensitivity control, Zoom

Memory / Storage

  • Media type                 Flash card
  • Memory Card Slot                SD card, Memory Stick PRO Duo card
  • Supported Memory Cards               SD Memory Card
  • Image Storage            JPEG 3984 x 2240, JPEG 2992 x 2240

System Requirements for PC Connection

  • Operating System Support MS Windows XP SP3, MS Windows 7, MS Windows Vista SP2
  • Peripheral Devices USB port

Battery

  • Supported Battery Sony NP-FV30
  • Supported Battery 1 x Sony NP-FV30 Li-ion rechargeable battery ( Included )

Audio Input

  • Microphone Operation Mode: Stereo

Manufacturer Warranty

  • 1 year warranty  for services plus support
  • Service & Support Details Limited warranty – Parts – 1 year,
    Limited warranty – Labor – 90 days

Viewfinder / Display

  • Display Features Rotating (270°)

Physical Characteristics

  • Width:            2.1 in
  • Depth:             4.6 in
  • Height:            2.2 in
  • Weight:           6.3 oz

At Las Vegas, after the CES announcements by the company, it doesn’t seem as if the company has got the message about camcorders use coming to an end. Canon has reduced its production and only four products are available in the market now, whereas Sony has presented 10 latest models on the show, starting from $250 till about $1500. Sony has increased the projector-camcorder arrangement from five models last year to six models this time, with the 3D model at cheaper rate and with only one or a half exception of feature. The exception is that many models of projectors now support HDMI that is pass-through so they could double as the projectors which are generic pico.  Looking at the current features, it can’t be said that 2013 model is much awaited.

If you are not an external mic user, then the introduction of enhanced audio system for some models should be of use to you. A few other models also get the Optical Balanced Steady shot system which started only the precious year. Sony has made available the universal “accessory mount” shoe as well.

This enhanced sound system is claimed to provide a wide dynamic range with level controls and all because of the use of new processor in the audio system.

It is just a few models from the new ones that are of some consideration. The first one is the $249 model CX220, which is cheapest and of significance because of its price and for the users who are only looking for a lens to zoom and upgraded quality compared to a phone. The projector model PJ230 that is cheapest, at $399, could be ignored and one should move to the PJ380 model at $599, because PJ230 is the only model that does not allow the HDMI pass-through. The price differences will be less when the products are shipped.

All models this year that are $700 and above include projector; the PJ 790 model at $1499 has it all and includes a control dial that’s manual, a new mic on board with improved audio and also very bright projector, till 35 lumens, with HDMI pass-through.

The TD30V 3D model has dropped to the price of $999. The control dial which was manual, and the internal memory too have been jettisoned by the company to make the model user-friendly and appeal to masses.

Where To Buy: Sony Electronics.Inc, Amazon.com, eBay, Crutchfield, Abt electronics. Products’ Specifications Manufacturer: Sony Part Number:CNETHDRCX220 General Packaged Quantity:  1 Product Type:           Camcorder , - 1080p Enclosure Color:       Black Camcorder Sensor Resolution:        2.39 megapixels Effective Video Resolution:  2.15 megapixels Digital Zoom: 320 x Effective Photo Resolution:  2.29 megapixels Camcorder Interpolated Photo Resolution 8.9 megapixels Camcorder Media Type       Flash card Optical Sensor Size                1/5.8" Optical Sensor Type              Exmor R CMOS Min Illumination                   3 lux Digital Video Format            MPEG-4, MPEG-2, AVCHD Image Stabilizer:                   Optical (Steady Shot with Active Mode) Digital Scene Transition       White fader, Black fader…

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