The Sony Handycam HDR-CX500V is an HD camcorder residing in the Sony Handycam product line. The HDR-CX500V is not yet released, but can be preordered from Sony. The HDR-CX500V can record in up to 1080i AVCHD, or take 12 megapixel still images; with its 32GB of internal flash storage, it can save 3 hours and 40 minutes of video footage at that quality. In addition to the 32GB storage, the HDR-CX500V has a memory stick slot that can add up to 16GB additional storage. The user can copy footage from the memory stick to the camera and vice versa without a PC. The HDR-CX500V has an Exmor-R sensor for filming in lowlight conditions, and a digital image stabilizer to eliminate shakiness. It also has a face detection, to automatically focus on faces in both video and still mode, and Smile Shutter feature that automatically takes a picture when the subject is smiling, even while in video mode. It's brother, the Handycam HDR-CX520V, offers 64GB storage and all same features, for $200 more.
- 1920x1280 resolution (1080i AVCHD)
- 5.1 Surround Sound mic
- 32GB Internal Storage + Memory Stick slot
- 3" touch screen for control and viewing
- HDMI output
- Face detection