For consumers who relish the best video recording and imaging results, Sony expands its premium Handycam AVCHD Hard Disk range with HDR-XR550, featuring Full HD video recording and up to 12-megapixel image capture. Integrated for the first time in the Handycam camcorder range is the revolutionary Exmor R CMOS sensor which is twice as sensitive to light, resulting in excellent high definition video and images with reduced noise even in low light conditions. Packed with state-of-the-art technology, the XR series camcorders also sport new Optical SteadyShot (Active Mode) which ensures smooth movie footages whether users are shooting on the move or zooming in on the action. Encouraging greater creativity, the XR series camcorders are also equipped with the Intelligent Auto mode with up to 90 different scene settings to choose from. The XR series integrates a class-leading 29.8mm wide angle Sony G Lens that allows users to capture a much wider shooting area compared to other camcorders available today. With a 240GB HDD and Memory Stick slot available for up to 101 hours worth of video recording, the XR series is also enabled with the latest Face Detection and Smile Shutter technologies so happy, smiling faces are never missed.
AC adaptor (AC-L200) Component A/V Cable Application Software / USB Driver / (CD-ROM) Rechargable Battery Pack (NP-FV50) A/V Connecting Cable USB Cable Remote Commander (RMT-835) Lithium Battery (CR2025) Features
Up to 101 hr Full HD shooting time -Records on massive 240GB Hard Disk Drive plus additional recording on optional memory card Super sensitive 1/2.8 type Exmor R CMOS Sensor - Highly efficient, large sensor captures detail-packed video and still images with reduced image noise, especially in low light Wide angle G Lens with 10x optical zoom - Excellent optical performance 26.3mm (still) / 29.8mm (video) wide angle ideal for group shots, landscapes and more Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode-With 3-Way Shake - Cancelling for stable images, even while walking. Now offers enhanced stabilization at all zoom settings 24 Mbps recording - Full HD 1920 x 1080 video shooting (AVCHD format) at maximum bit rate for increased detail and clarity Up to 12 Megapixel still photo - Shoot high-quality still images, even while shooting video simultaneously 8.8cm/3.5 Xtra Fine LCD and electronic viewfinder - Photo-realistic 921k dot resolution wide touchscreen for viewing pleasure, plus viewfinder for advanced users Manual Control Dial - Enjoy even greater control over each scene with manual dial to precisely adjust focus and exposure Intelligent AUTO (iAUTO) shooting mode - Intelligently recognizes combination of Face Detection, 11 scenes, and handheld/tripod shooting adjusts settings for best results Quick AF - Autofocus locks onto subject twice as quickly as before for clear, sharply-focused images, even in low-light conditions
5.1ch surround sound recording - Digital multi-channel surround sound recording with zoom mic for clearer dialogue and sound of foreground subjects External mic and headphone jacks - Add an optional external microphone for high quality audio, plus headphones for monitoring BIONZ processor - High-speed image processor for enhanced image quality and responsive performance Golf Shot - Automatically captures a high-speed burst of images to freeze fast-moving action at exactly the right moment Face Detection and Smile Shutter - Capture clear, naturally portraits automatically shoot still photos of smiling faces during video recording D-Range Optimizer - Adjusts exposure in high-contrast scenes for evenly-exposed backlit shots Highlight Playback - Automatically creates fun summary of movie highlights with music soundtrack and transitions Face Index and Film Roll Index - Find the right scene with quick, easy searches through camcorder footage Direct Copy - Transfer video footage direct to an external hard disk drive without PC playback with fun camcorder features DVDirect Express compatibility - PC-free burning to AVCHD or Standard Definition DVD discs with compatible Sony DVDirect Express writer HDMI output - Connect camcorder for viewing any HD Ready TV BRAVIA Sync - Directly control camcorder playback functions via remote of connected BRAVIA television Easy upload by PMB Software - Fun, easy to use PMB PC software for managing video and photos in calendar view and uploading to websites like YouTube Works with iMovie - Connect Handycam directly to Macintosh computer via USB and import videos directly for editing with iMovie