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Solid product. Picture clear, videos colors execlence
Item # 158CX675K | MFR # HDRCX675/B
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The Sony Handycam HDR-CX675 is compact, and shoots gorgeous video.
When you're at a family function or on vacation, you want to be able to record the event in living color and sharp resolution. The Sony Handycam HDR-CX675 is packed with features that make that goal easy to achieve. Line up each shot and monitor it in real time with the adjustable 2.95" LCD touchscreen. Rest assured that your subject will be in focus, thanks to 5-axis SteadyShot® image stabilization and lock-on autofocus. Match the camera's settings to your surroundings by choosing from nine scene modes, including Snow, Fireworks, Night, and more. And if you don't have a memory card handy, don't worry. The camera has 32GB of flash memory built in.
If your video looks fantastic but sounds bad, it's still a disappointment. So Sony built in a 5.1 surround sound microphone to pick up all the voices and sounds that go with your images. The 'CX675 is just as smart about audio as it is about video. It enhances volume voices in front of the camera, and limits volume for the voice of the person holding the camera, so you get balanced dialogue levels.
The camera offers a dual recording mode that records high-resolution files and compressed files simultaneously. The larger files are perfect for editing into polished productions, and the compressed versions come in handy for quick sharing on the Internet.Built-in Wi-Fi even lets you live-stream video as it happens via USTREAM®, for sharing with family members who couldn't make it to the big event. Sony's PlayMemories app makes it easy to transfer files wirelessly or control the camcorder using your mobile device. There's also quick-pairing with NFC-enabled Android™ devices, to make the process even simpler.Highlight Movie Maker lets you mark the best moments as you go, then compiles a quick, shareable highlight reel video of your outing.
Solid product. Picture clear, videos colors execlence
Anonymous, Queens Village, NY
Average Customer Review(s):
Solid product. Picture clear, videos colors execlence
This is my first camcorder. I did a ton of research before purchasing. I do not own any 4K TVs so I did not see a use for that kind of model. Factory settings made video grainy while I had it hook up to my tv using the provided hdmi cable. When I put the best settings on and the steady shot, wow. I am super impressed. The videos are crystal clear. The steady shot feature is awesome. I remember old home videos, I would get nauseous from watching them since the camera moves so much. With this feature, it does move at all, or at least not noticeable to me.
|LCD Screen Size (inches)||2.95|
|Total Pixel Count||2.51 MP|
|Effective Pixel Count for Video||2.29 MP|
|Aspect Ratio||16:9, 4:3|
|Optical Zoom||30 x|
|Built-in Video Light||No|
|Built-in Memory||32 GB Flash Memory|
|Max Recording Time w/ Included Battery||150 min|
|Digital Still Camera Features|
|Effective Pixel Count for Stills||2.29 MP|
|Built-in Photo Flash||No|
|Still Image Aspect Ratios||16:9, 4:3|
|Inputs and Outputs|
|USB Port||Mini-B 2.0 male|
|Weight With Battery (ounces)||12.7|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||90 Days|
|Image Sensor Warranty||1 Year|
Compatible Memory Cards: The Sony HDR-CX675 Full HD camcorder can record video and photos onto Memory Stick Micro (Mark2) memory cards, as well as microSD, microSDHC, and microSDXC Memory Cards. The camcorder also has 32 GB of internal flash memory. Some restrictions apply to certain recording formats:
2.95" LCD Screen: The 2.95" Clear Photo LCD touch screen provides excellent viewing clarity with improved resolution. The 460,800-dot (960 x 480) LCD screen rotates up to 270 degrees for multiple viewing angles providing sharp and detailed images for monitoring or playback. In addition, you can navigate through the menu system by touching the screen. You can also power on this camcorder by simply opening its LCD display.
Note: This camcorder does not include a separate viewfinder.
Imaging Device: The HDR-CX675 features an advanced 1/5.8" (3.1mm) back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS imaging sensor with 2.5MP gross pixels. The camcorder has 2.29 MP effective pixels for 16:9 movies and still images and 1.71MP effective pixels for 4:3 photos. The unique image processing system of the Sony BIONZ-X processor allows 16:9 still image resolution of up to 9.2 MP (4032 x 2272).
Sony G-type Lens: The camcorder features a premium-quality 1.9mm-57mm wide-angle Sony G-type lens designed specifically for compact camcorders. The 35mm equivalent is 26.8-804mm for 16:9 movies and still images.
30x Optical and 60x Clear Image Zoom: The CX675 has a 30x optical zoom and a 60x Clear Image Zoom. While most digital zooms electronically crop the picture to get closer to the subject, the Clear Image Zoom uses advanced processing to double the optical zoom. The processor compares patterns found in adjacent pixels and creates new pixels to match selected patterns, which results in more realistic, and clearer images. In addition to the Clear Image Zoom, you can activate the Digital Zoom for a total zoom value of 350x.
Balanced Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization: Balanced Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization with a 5-axis Intelligent Active Mode to compensate for camera shake. With SteadyShot activated, you'll get smooth video from wide angle to full telephoto, even while shooting footage while walking.
Built-in Wi-Fi: The CX675 has built-in Wi-Fi capability (IEEE 802.11 b/g/n), which allows you to use your smartphone or tablet as a viewfinder or remote control. Through the PlayMemories Mobile app, available for iOS and Android, you can perform numerous wireless functions. The One-Touch Sharing function lets you transfer your videos and photos from your camcorder to your mobile device or computer. You can wirelessly connect NFC-enabled Android devices by simply touching the device to the camera. You can also connect using the QR Code reader on your smartphone or tablet. Live streaming via UStream allows you to share events in real time.
Multi-Interface Shoe: The top-mounted Multi-Interface Shoe allows you to attach optional electronic accessories to the camcorder, including an external flash (HVL-F20M, HVL-F32M, HVL-F43M), video light (HVL-LE1), or microphone (ECM-XYST1M).
Face Detection: The camcorder's Face Detection technology recognizes faces and optimizes the camera settings for videos and still photos. Videos and photos recorded using Face Detection are indexed according to the faces detected in each scene. This allows you to search for what you want by selecting the faces displayed in the index.
Focus Modes: The Sony Handycam HDR-CX675 features Auto Focus and Manual Focus modes. When using Auto Focus, you can choose to focus on a subject in the center of the screen. For more difficult focusing situations, you can manually adjust the focus of the camcorder using the touch screen. The minimum focus distance is approximately 0.39" (1 cm) at wide angle and 31.5" (80 cm) at telephoto.
Intelligent Auto Mode: Intelligent Auto mode analyses the scene and automatically selects from three groups (face, scene, camera shake). There are up to 180 scene types, including night and backlit scenes.
White Balance Adjustment: Sets the color balance to the brightness of the recording environment. Your choices are:
Data Code Function: The camcorder automatically records time codes along with the images you shoot, so you can display the date and time during playback or editing. You can also display the camera settings when recording movies or photos.
Protect: You can protect movies and photos to avoid deleting them by mistake.
Power On By LCD: You can set the camcorder to automatically power on when you open the LCD, and turn off when you close the LCD.
Video Recording: The HDR-CX675 records High Definition video in 16:9 and 4:3 aspect ratios with 5 image sizes to choose from. Movies can be recorded in XAVC S format at 50 Mbps, using MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video compression and linear PCM audio compression. Video can also be shot in AVCHD (with Dolby Digital 5.1 or 2-channel audio) and MPEG-4 modes (AAC 2-ch audio):
|Image Quality||Bit Rate||Pixels|
|XAVC S||50 Mbps||1920 x 1080/60p, 30p, 24p|
|AVCHD (PS)||28 Mbps||1920 x 1080/60p|
|AVCHD (FX)||24 Mbps||1920 x 1080/60i, 30p|
|AVCHD (FH)||17 Mbps||1920 x 1080/60i, 30p|
|AVCHD (HQ)||9 Mbps||1440 x 1080/60i|
|AVCHD (LP)||5 Mbps||1440 x 1080/60i|
|MP4||3 Mbps||1280 x 720/30p|
Dual Video Recording: In Dual Video Recording mode, movies are recorded with the XAVC S or AVCHD format and another in MP4 format at the same time. High definition XAVC S or AVCHD format movies are best viewed on an HDTV, while MP4 video can be easily uploaded to social media sites, emailed, or uploaded to the internet, and viewed on a smart phone or tablet.
Dual Record: In the Dual Record mode, you can record HD video and high-resolution still images simultaneously.
Time-Lapse: You can capture a series of still images continuously over a period of time at a set interval. You can select intervals of 1, 2, 5, 10, 30, or 60 seconds, and between 1 and 999 shots. Image sizes are 1920 x 1080. These photos can be played back as a time-lapse movie.
Built-In 5.1-channel Zoom Mic: The built-in 5.1-channel surround microphone can clearly capture the atmosphere of the scene. The Zoom Microphone records sound with directivity as you move the power zoom lever. The camcorder's microphone level can be set to Low or Normal. The CX675 also has a 3.5mm microphone input for an optional external microphone.
Digital Still Image Recording: Still images can be recorded with the camcorder in the Photo, Movie, or Dual Record modes in the following resolutions:
|Photo Mode||Movie and Dual Record Modes|
|Large 16:9: 4032 x 2272 (9.2 MP)||Large: 4032 x 2272 (9.2 MP)|
|Large 4:3: 3024 x 2272 (6.9 MP)|
|Small 16:9: 1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP)||Small: 1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP)|
|Small 4:3: 640 x 480 (0.3 MP)|
Capturing Still Images From Video: You can capture still images from recorded video. The image size is fixed at 2.1MP 1920 x 1080. The recording date and time of the captured photos is the same as the recording date and time of the movie. If there is no data code on the movie, the recording date and time will be the date/time you captured the photo from the video.
Self Timer: This feature allows you to record a still image about 10 seconds after the Photo button is depressed.
Slide Show: You can automatically play back images stored on the memory card in a slide-show fashion.
Battery: This unit comes with an NP-FV50 Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery (6.8 Volts, 980 mAh, 6.6 Wh). The battery can be charged in the camera via USB in approximately 2 hours 45 minutes using the supplied AC-UUD12 AC adapter. You can also charge the battery in 5 hours 5 minutes via USB using your computer. A fully charged battery provides approximately 150 minutes of continuous recording time, 75 minutes typical recording time, or 240 minutes playback time. For longer battery life, the optional NP-FV70 or NP-FV100 batteries are also compatible.
Power Save: You can choose from Standard or Maximum Power Save modes, which turns off the camcorder after a period of time when it is idle. Power Save mode can be turned off, if desired.
HDMI: The CX675 is equipped with a micro-HDMI (Type D) output for connecting your camcorder to an HDTV. A 40" HDMI cable is included with the camcorder. You can set the HDMI output resolution to Auto, 1080p, 1080i, or 720p. The Auto setting will output the signal according to the TV's capability.
Multi Connector: The camcorder features a proprietary Multi Connector for use with an optional AV connecting cable (available separately from Sony) for displaying the camcorder's contents on your non-HD television.
Microphone Input: The CX675 has a 3.5mm input for an external microphone. The built-in microphone is disabled when an external mic is plugged in.
Headphone Output: The camcorder features a 3.5mm output for connecting headphones so you can monitor the audio as you record, or listen to the audio track during playback of a recorded movie.
Built-in USB: The camcorder has a built-in male USB Type A plug and a 40" USB extension cable (Type A USB female-to-Type A USB male) for connecting to a PC. Connecting to a PC via USB allows you to download still images and video files on the memory card. You can edit and save your video files onto your computer, then make DVDs of them using the downloadable PlayMemories Home software.
Downloadable Software: The camcorder has no built-in software for importing images and video from the camcorder to your computer. Instead, the PlayMemories Home software can be downloaded directly to your computer via the Internet (URL provided in the supplied Operating Guide). With PlayMemories Home, you can:
Compatible Operating Systems: PlayMemories Home is compatible with the following Operating Systems: Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 7 (SP1), and Windows Vista (SP2), and Mac OS X v10.8-10.11.
Note: XAVC S movies may not play back smoothly with Mac OS X.
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Lightweight, good quality video AND audio (I'm a musician), wi-fi so I can stream my concerts, apple compatible, can add a better mic if needed, and a good price. [ Audrey Apr 15, 2018 ]
Yes - 9.2 mega pixels still pics. [ Mehul Aug 29, 2016 ]
yes great shots with just a press of the thumb, [ Mike Aug 28, 2016 ]
Thanks for your question. These are open-box items and may have minor cosmetic damage.They may be missing non-essential accessories. In some cases the manufacturer's accessories have been replaced with generic equivalents. The manufacturer's warranty applies. [ Kenny Jun 28, 2016 ] Staff
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