Bring your memories to life in 1920x1080 60p/24p Full HD with the HDR-CX580V Handycam camcorder. Increase your cinematic prowess with CinemaTone presets and advanced manual controls with expanded focus, zebra and peaking. Optical SteadyShot image stabilization takes the shake out of your movies and built-in projector allows you to share them in a theatrical way.
1920x1080 Full HD 60p/24p Recording w/20.4MP still image capture
The Sony HDR-CX580V offers 1920 x 1080 high definition resolution letting you record your memories in exceptional Full High Definition quality. Capable of 60p/24p recording and playback via HDMI and compatible HDTV4 providing stunning clarity and incredibly detailed and smoother playback of your memories.
32GB embedded Flash Memory for up to 11 hours of recording
The built-in 32GB1 embedded Flash memory can record and store up to 11 hours of high definition video footage (HD LP mode).
Optical SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active Mode
Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode compensates for greater degrees of camera shake to deliver stunningly smooth video from wide angle to full telephoto shooting. In addition, innovative 3-Way Shake-Canceling adds electronic roll stability for even smoother video capture.
CinemaTone presets and 24p recording for cinematic quality video
For extra control over image expression, CinemaTone technology is used to deepen the color and recreate film-like color tones. Combined with 24p recording, you?ll have some of the tools you need to fulfill your need for cinematic expression.
Advanced controls with expanded focus, zebra, and peaking
The HDR-CX580V provides advanced capture and control features that are often considered the domain of professional cameras including expanded focus for precise manual focus control, zebra and peaking for precision focus and exposure adjustments.
Wide Angle G lens to capture more of what you want
Experience the pinnacle of Sony lens technology with the professional-quality G Lens. Engineered for superior optical performance, Sony G lenses deliver brilliant, accurate color reproduction and sharp, amazingly detailed images. In addition, the 29.8mm focal length in Photo Mode and Video Modes offers a broader perspective for enhanced wide angle shooting.
Back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor for superb low-light video
Experience stunning low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain with Sony?s back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor. Designed for compact cameras and camcorders, the Exmor R CMOS sensor relocates the photo diodes above the support circuitry, maximizing the light gathering area per pixel so you can shoot with better results in lower lighting conditions.
20x Extended Zoom to get even closer to the action
Extended Zoom works in conjunction with 12x optical zoom to get even closer to the action while maintaining HD image quality.
3.0? touch-screen Xtra Fine LCD display (921K) w/TruBlack technology
The 3.0? (16:9) Xtra Fine LCD screen (921K) displays sharp, bright, vivid images, letting you compose a shot more easily -- even outdoors, while enabling you to change settings to best represent the scene. TruBlack technology brings remarkably higher contrast delivering more natural, realistic colors and easier viewing in bright conditions by reducing glare.
Tracking Focus follows selected subjects in/out of the frame
Tracking Focus works as an extension of Face Detection to allow you to select an object with a touch of the LCD and have the focus follow the selected object, even if it leaves the frame and returns.
5.1ch Surround mic for vivid and dynamic surround sound.
Dolby Digital 5.1 channel recording captures active sounds coming from all directions, so you can experience your home movies the way you experienced them while recording.
Wind noise reduction for clear voice recording
Wind Reduction reduces noise and interference that is produced when wind passes over the microphone, giving you a clearer and more enjoyable sound experience.
Expanded recording/monitoring with mic/headphone jack
Features dedicated mic and headphone inputs for expanded audio recording options and convenient monitoring of audio with headphones (external microphones and headphones sold separately).
Active Interface Shoe to attach intelligent accessories
The Active Interface Shoe lets you mount Intelligent Accessories, such as external lights and microphones, which can help extend the capabilities of your camcorder.
Event Browse groups photos/videos for you for easy reference
Event Browse conveniently groups your images and videos together for easier viewing. The date range that Event Browse groups your pictures and videos is easily adjusted to suit your needs. When used with the Highlight Playback feature, making and sharing a highlight reel from your event is easy and fun.
Highlight Playback creates movies with transitions for you
Why spend hours editing your movies when you can let your camcorder do it for you? Highlight Playback identifies and compiles key scenes into a short, entertaining movie complete with music and transitions. You can even pinpoint the exact scene you want to include in the highlight reel.
Clear Phase stereo speakers for true and dynamic sound
Bring your video alive with Clear Phase stereo speakers. Drawing on Sony?s high-end audio expertise, renown S-Master digital amplifier technology is utilized to produce more true-to-life sound.
Geotagging with built-in GPS receiver & NAVTEQ maps
A built-in GPS receiver makes the HDR-CX580V an ideal choice for travelers. The receiver gives you the ability to view your current location on the LCD map display, as well as "tag" your shooting locations. Tagged videos and still images can be reviewed and played back using the Map Index function on the camcorder or once downloaded to your PC using the supplied PlayMemories Home software9. Additionally, the receiver automatically adjusts your camcorder's clock to the proper time zone
Direct Copy to external HDD without PC
Store your memories in a whole new way with the ability to copy videos from your camcorder directly to an external hard disk drive (sold separately), all without a computer. Your camcorder can also access videos stored on the external hard drive for playback on your HDTV4, allowing you to utilize the camcorder?s handy playback features.
Built-in USB cable for easy file transfer/charge
The high-speed, built-in USB 2.0 cable allows for easy connection to your computer for charging or file transfer without having to remember separate cables. It also fits conveniently into the hand strap so it?s out of the way until you need it. Charging your camcorder is faster than ever now through the USB; for every two minutes of charge time you get one minute of recording time
Intelligent Auto (180 different scene combinations possible)
Intelligent Auto mode goes a step beyond traditional auto modes by analyzing your shot and then automatically selecting the appropriate settings from ten distinct scene modes and wind noise reduction. There are 180 different combinations possible: Landscape, Backlight, Twilight, Spotlight, Low light, Macro, Portait, Baby, Walk, Tripod, Wind Noise Reduction. Thie camcorder utilizes an advanced sound processor and sophisticated noise reduction algorithms to reduce wind noise by up to 10db compared to other models. In addition to reducing low frequency noise, iAuto also suppresses mid- and upper-frequency noise, resulting in clearer, more enjoyable sound.
Building on the slow-motion capture capabilities of Smooth Slow Record, Golf Shot captures a few seconds of motion as a sequence of up to 22 still images, which can be viewed/printed individually or as a composite ?sequence shot? image, perfect for analyzing the nuances of a golf swing, tennis serve, and other fast action.
The built-in flash will assist in shedding light on your subject when shooting still photos.
Camera Type: Digital HD Video Camera Recorder
Color Filter System: ClearVid array
Effective Picture Resolution: Approx. 5020K pixels (16:9)
Imaging Sensor: 1/3.91" (4.6mm) Back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor
Pixel Gross: Approx. 5430K pixels
Processor: BIONZ Image processor
Still Image Size 4:3: Movie mode: 15.3 megapixels 4:3 (4512x3384); Photo mode: 15.3 megapixels 4:3 (4512x3384)
Video Mode: HD PS: Approx. 28Mbps / FX: Approx. 24Mbps / FH: Approx. 17Mbps / HQ: Approx. 9Mbps / LP: Approx. 5Mbps; STD HQ: 9Mbps
Audio Format: Dolby Digital 5.1ch, Dolby Digital 5.1Creator; Dolby Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator
Dual Record: 20.4 megapixels 16:9 (6016x3384); 10.0 megapixels 16:9 (4224x2376); 2.1 megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080)
Internal Media: Flash Memory 32GB
Media Type: Internal Flash Memory; Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark 2); Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo ; SD/ SDHC/ SDXC Memory Card (Class 4 or Higher)
Mic Level Control: Yes (2steps)
Microphone/Speaker: Built-in Zoom Microphone; Clear Phase Stereo Speaker
Photo Capture from Movie: 2.1 megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080); 0.3 megapixels 4:3 (640x480); 0.2 megapixels pixels 16:9 (640x360)
Recording and Playback Times (in Internal Media)(2ch): HD PS: Approx. 2h20m (Approx. 2h20m); HD FX: Approx. 2h45m (Approx. 2h45m); HD FH: Approx. 3h45m (Approx. 3h45m); HD HQ: Approx. 6h40m (Approx. 5h5m); HD LP: Approx. 11h35m (Approx. 9h30m); STD HQ: Approx. 6h55m (Approx. 6h20m)
Recording and Playback Times (in Internal Media)(5.1ch): HD PS: Approx. 2h20m; HD FX: Approx. 2h45m; HD FH: Approx. 3h45m; HD HQ: Approx. 6h40m; HD LP: Approx. 11h35m; STD HQ: Approx. 6h55m
Still Image File Format: DCF Ver. 2.0 compatible, Exif Ver. 2.3 compatible, MPF Baseline compatible
Still Image Max Effective Resolution: 20.4 megapixels
Still Image Mode: JPEG
Still Image Size 16:9: Movie mode: 20.4 megapixels 16:9 (6016x3384); Photo mode: 20.4 megapixels 16:9 (6016x3384)
Video Actual (Pixel): Approx.5,020K pixels(16:9), Approx.3,760K pixels(4:3)
Video Format: HD: MPEG4-AVC/H.264 AVCHD 2.0 format compatible (1080/60p:original format); STD: MPEG2-PS
Video Resolution: HD: 1920x1080/60p (PS), 24p, 60i (FX, FH), 1440x1080/60i (HQ, LP); STD: 720x480/60i
Video Signal: NTSC color, EIA standards
Wind Noise Reduction: Yes (Off /On)
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): Movie Mode: 26.8mm - 321.6mm (16:9), 32.8mm-393.6mm (4:3); Photo Mode: 26.8mm - 321.6mm (16:9), 32.8mm-393.6mm (4:3)
Digital Zoom: 160x
Extended Zoom: 20x
Filter Diameter: 30mm
Focal Distance: f = 2.9mm - 34.8mm; f =1/8inch - 1 3/8inch
Lens Stabilization: Optical SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active mode (Wide to Tele)
Lens Type: G Lens
Minimum Focus Distance: Approx. 1cm (Wide), Approx. 50cm (Tele), Approx. 25cm (Tele Macro)
Optical Zoom: 12x
Steady Shot Mode:Active: 29.1-582.7mm (16:9)
Angle Adjustment: Opening Angle: max. 90 deg., Turning Angle: max. 270 deg.
Brightness Control: Yes (Menu)
Grid Display: Guide Frame
LCD Type: 3.0" Xtra Fine LCD display (921K) w/ TruBlack technology
Live View: Yes
Touch Panel: Yes
AF Illuminator: Yes
AF Modes: Auto / Manual (Touch Panel / Dial)
Focus Area: Full range Focus / Spot Focus
Focus Features: Tracking Focus
Focus System: Contrast AF
Manual Focus Assist: Magnified display for precise manual focus; Peaking Display
Auto Iris Control: F1.8 - F10
Backlight Compensation: Yes (Auto)
D-Range Optimizer: Yes
Exposure Settings: Auto; Flexible Spot (Touch Panel)
Gain Control: Auto
LOW LUX Mode: Yes
Metering Modes: Multi-segment / Spot
Minimum Illumination: Standard: 6 lux (1/60 Shutter Speed); Low Lux: 3 lux (1/30 Shutter Speed)
Noise Reduction: Yes
Scene Mode(s): Auto / Twilight / Twilight Portrait (Photo Mode only) / Sunrise & Sunset / Fireworks / Landscape / Portrait / Spotlight / Beach / Snow
White Balance Mode: Auto / Onepush / Outdoor / Indoor
Shutter Speeds: Self-timer: Approx. 10sec. (Still Image/ Golf Shot); Shutter Speed (Standard): 1/60 - 1/10000; Shutter Speed Auto Control Range: 1/8 - 1/10000; Shutter Speed (Smooth Slow Rec): 1/250 - 1/10000 (Standard); Scene Selection: 1/8 - 1/10000; LOW LUX: 1/30 - 1/10000
Drive Mode: Photo Mode: Single-shot / Self-timer
Self-timer: 10sec.(Still Image/Golf Shot)
Flash Compensation: Yes (3 steps)
Flash Coverage: Approx. 0.3m - 2.0m
Flash Metering System: Pre-flash TTL
Flash Modes: Auto / Forced / Prohibited
Flash Type: Built-in Flash
Built-in USB Cable: Yes (USB Charge Available)
Date / Time Stamp: Yes (Rec Date and Time, Camera info, Coordinates)
Erase/Protect: Yes / Yes
Fader Effect(s): White / Black
Manual / Auto Lens Cover: Auto
Media/Battery Indicator: Yes (recordable time, free and used media space) / Yes (recordable time, remaining capacity)
Multiple Language Display: English; Simplified English; Brazilian Portugese; Canadian French; Latin American Spanish
One Touch Disc Burn: Yes (Menu)
Quick On: Yes (Power On by LCD)
Red-Eye Reduction: Yes (On / Off)
S/S & Zoom button on LCD: Yes (Touch Panel)
Still Image Playback Options: Slide Show
Video Playback Options: Highlight Playback (HD Movie Only); Highlight Playback Save and Share (Translate into STD quality); Highlight Scenario (Save/Playback/Erase); Highlight BGM (Preinstalled 4 music files, Music transfer)
View & Index: Event / MAP
Tracking Focus: Yes
Assignable Dial: Yes (Focus / Exposure / Iris / Shutter Speed / AE Shift / WB Shift Set)
Audio Level Display: Yes
CinemaTone Gamma/Color: Yes
Embedded GPS: Yes (Current Position Display (Your Location))
Face Detection: Yes
Golf Shot: Yes
Image Stabilization: Optical SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active mode (Wide to Tele)
Intelligent Auto: Portrait/Baby/Walk/Tripod/Backlight/Landscape/Spotlight/Twilight/Macro/Low light/Auto wind noise reduction
NightShot Infrared System: Yes
Priority Setting (for Face Detection): Auto / Child Priority / Adult Priority
Smile Shutter technology: Dual Capture / Always On / Off
Smooth Slow Rec: Yes
SD Output: Composite Video Out (A/V connecting cable (supplied)); Component Video Out (Component A/V cable (supplied)); S Video Out (A/V connecting cable with S Video (sold separately))
Remote Jack: Integrated into A/V Remote terminal
Remote Commander: Yes
A/V Remote Terminal: Video / Audio / Remote
Accessory Shoe: Yes (Active Interface Shoe)
BRAVIA Sync: Yes
DC IN: Yes
Direct Copy: Yes
HD Output: HDMI Out (mini) (sold separately); Component Video Out (Component A/V cable (supplied))
HDMI Terminal: Yes (mini)
Headphone Jack: Stereo Minijack
Memory Card Slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo and SD/ SDHC/ SDXC media compatible
Microphone Input: Stereo Minijack
PhotoTV HD: Yes
USB Port(s): TypeA, mini-AB/USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage/MTP)
Weights and Measurements
Dimensions (Approx.): Approx. 3 5/8inch x 3 1/4inch x 6inch (90mm x 82mm x 151.5mm) (including Lens Hood)
Weight (Approx.): Approx. 11.28oz (320g)
Weight(Approx) (Main unit only): Approx. 11.28oz (320g)
Power Consumption (in Operation): HD: 3.1W; STD: 2.9W
Battery Type: InfoLITHIUM with AccuPower Meter System (NP-FV50)
Power Consumption (in View Finder Operation): HD: 3.0W; STD: 2.8W
Power Requirements: 6.8V/7.2 (battery pack); 8.4V (AC Adaptor)
Power Consumption (in View Finder Operation): HD:3.0W
Power Consumption (in View Finder Operation): STD:2.8W
Supplied Software: PC: PlayMemories Home Lite (built-in; for PC only); PlayMemories Home (by download); Music Transfer(by download); MAC:Music Transfer(by download); PlayMemories Online Uploader(by download)
Operating System Compatibility: Windows XP SP3 * /Windows Vista SP2 ** /Windows7 * 64-bit editions and Starter (Edition) are not supported. The Windows Image Mastering API (IMAPI) Ver. 2.0 or later is required to use the function for creating discs. ** Starter (Edition) are not supported. Standard installation is required. Operation is not assured if the above OS has been upgraded or in a multi-boot environment.
Service and Warranty Information
Limited Warranty Term: Limited Warranty --- 1 Year Parts; 90 Days Labor
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(4 of 14 customers found this review helpful)
Very poor low light quality
from Hazleton, Pa
Comments about Sony HDR-CX580V 32GB 20.4 MP Stills 12x Optical Wide Angle HD Camcorder:
Sony decided to put a smaller sensor in this years CX580v compared to last years 1/2.88 in the CX560v. The quality is very poor. Filming indoors with regular lighting the picture quality gets very grainy, almost unusable. They also removed alot of manual controls such as, mode dial, shutter, iris, and AE shift. They took away night shot, moved the speakers to the front under the lens which picks up wind noise. This camcorder isn't worth $799.00.. I suggest you either go with the PJ710v, CX760v, PJ760v or get last years models CX560v/CX700v.. I am very disappointed in Sony this year..
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Powerful camera in a small unit
from Tokyo, Japan
the Camera I have is the HDR-CX590, I just looked at the specs, seems to be the exact same camera. I like using this for random video, traveling and just goofing around. Its a great unit, but I wish there was a different view / screen option. when the sun is at your back, which you try for, the viewfinder is not that useful..... Other than that, this camera is awesome.
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Best Purchase ever
from Chambersburg, Pa
i got this video camera a couple of months ago and i wasnt sure to spend money on it but i did and it was the greatest and best purchase that i made in a long time. great for making music videos and making movies. and also great for taking pics and posting them to facebook or twitter. im looking to buy many more. sony did a great job with this video camera. ****** reviewed by CORY GINDLESPERGER FROM CHAMBERSBURG, PA
from NY, NY
This will be an Amazing Experience!!! Own one today!!!