Sony Handycam HDR-XR520V Brief Review


REVIEW SUMMARY

Specifications

  • 240GB built-in hard disk storage
  • Hybrid recording to disk drive or Memory Stick Duo
  • 1920x1080 high definition image capture
  • Sony G-lens with ELD glass
  • 12x optical/ 150x digital zoom
  • 12.1-megapixel still image capture
  • Built-in Intelligent Flash
  • Separate color viewfinder to shoot without LCD display
  • Face Detection in video and still modes
  • Optical Steady Shot image stabilization with Active Mode
  • 32.-inch wide LCD touch panel with Clear Photo display
  • 1/2.88-inch ClearVid CMOS image sensor
  • Dolby recording with built-in zoom microphone
  • x.v. Color technology
  • HDMI connection output
  • Release Date: 2009-03-08
  • Final Grade: 77 3.85 Star Rating: Recommended


Sony Handycam HDR-XR520V
240GB built-in hard disk storage; Hybrid recording to disk drive or Memory Stick Duo; 1920x1080 high definition image capture; Sony G-lens with ELD glass; 12x optical/ 150x digital zoom; 12.1-megapixel still image capture; Built-in Intelligent Flash; Separate color viewfinder to shoot without LCD display; Face Detection in video and still modes; Optical Steady Shot image stabilization with Active Mode; 32.-inch wide LCD touch panel with Clear Photo display; 1/2.88-inch ClearVid CMOS image sensor; Dolby recording with built-in zoom microphone; x.v. Color technology; HDMI connection output
By , Last updated on: 2/11/2016

The Sony Handycam HDR-XR520V is a high definition camcorder with a 240GB built-in hard disk drive for file storage. Record up to 96 hours of high definition video in HD LP mode; or record to removable Memory Stick Pro Duo. It captures videos at 1920x1080 and still photos at a full 12.1 megapixels. This camcorder features a 1/2.88-inch Exmor R CMOS sensor with ClearVid array for highly detailed footage with excellent response time and low noise. The sensor is back-illuminated for performance even in low light conditions. Other features include a built-in GPS receiver that helps you track your shooting locations, a professional quality Sony G-lens (12x optical/ 150x digital zoom) with extra-low dispersion glass, a 3.2-inch touch LCD display, Optical Steady Shot image stabilization, Dolby 5.1 channel recording with a built-in zoom microphone, and a separate .27-inch adjustable color viewfinder for shooting with the LCD closed.


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