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Sony Handycam HDR-XR550VE reviews: Hard disk drive storage Full HD camcorder

Superlative Full HD imaging with latest technology and smart features Up to 101hr Full HD on 240GB built-... See full description.
  • Full HD
  • 10x optical zoom

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product description

Superlative Full HD imaging with latest technology and smart features

Up to 101hr Full HD on 240GB built-inHDD, Wide angle lens, 10x optical zoom, 12MP photo, 8.8cm LCD

  • Very high quality low-light shooting with Exmor R
  • Wide angle lens gets more into the picture
  • Fully featured, top of the range performance

The finest ever Full HD images
Experience incredible imaging performance, with up to 101 hours Full HD recording on 240GB built-in HDD and more on optional memory card. With advanced optical technologies and advanced user features to capture beautiful, detail-packed video and stills.

Low light, no problem
Many camcorders struggle in low light, producing grainy, fuzzy images. Super sensitive Exmor R™ CMOS Sensor reduces image noise for clearer images. In conjunction with the powerful BIONZ processor you’ll get great results in low light, dim interiors or at dusk.

Pack more into every scene
Now you can make sure nobody’s left out of the picture at parties, birthdays and other special occasions. The high quality G Lens by Sony inside Handycam® now features enhanced wide angle performance, capturing up to 2x greater image area than previous models.

Walk. Zoom. Steady: Even more stable pictures
Wobbly pictures are a common problem when you’re shooting without a tripod. New Optical SteadyShot Active Mode delivers best-ever ‘3-way’ camera shake correction at all zoom settings, even when you’re walking along. In wide angle position, you’ll enjoy up to ten times improved anti-shake performance.

Total control
Make sure your videos really stand out from the crowd. There’s a manual settings dial for extra creative control, large XtraFine LCD and view finder to frame shots precisely, and an external mic input for even better-sounding audio.

Best-ever Full HD picture quality
More bits in every frame means better-looking pictures. For quality-critical productions, new FX Mode captures detail-packed 1920×1080/50i video at a full 24Mbps – the highest bit-rate specified by the AVCHD format.

product specification
Resolution quality Full HD
3D No
Optical zoom ratio 10x optical zoom
Media format Hard disk drive storage
Connections USB
Type of memory card SDHC card
Shape of camcorder Horizontally held
Digital zoom ratio 120x digital zoom
Type of image stabiliser Optical image stabiliser
Widescreen recording Yes
Hard disk capacity 240GB Storage
Shortest shutter speed 1/10000 min. shutter speed
Weight (g) 510g
Screen size 3.5"
Maximum aperture telephoto 3.4
Maximum aperture wide 1.8
Lowest focal length 36.5 Millimetres
Highest focal length 365 Millimetres
Type of chip CMOS chip
Release date 24 Mar 2010