Special occasions with friends and family are just as touching the second time around when captured in gorgeous 1920 x 1080 Full HD quality with this Sony Handycam HDR-CX430V/B camcorder. Shoot 24p or 60p HD videos to relive the moment in stunning high definition, or snap lovely 8.9MP photos to hang on the wall or post to your profile. Your pictures and movies will come out clear and sharp?even when shooting in challenging lighting conditions?thanks to Sony's back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor which reduces grain and improves low-light shooting. Balanced Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode cuts down on camera shake to deliver beautifully blur-free footage in unsteady scenarios. And with 32GB1 of built-in flash memory, you can record up to 11 hours and 40 minutes of HD video footage (HD LP mode).
1920x1080 Full HD 24p/60p w/20.4MP Exmor R CMOS Sensor
Create cinematic video in high definition 1920 x 1080 24p/60p and high quality 20.4MP still images. 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.
Balanced Optical SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active Mode
On standard SteadyShot camcorders a single ?shift lens? is moved in the optical block to offset camera shake. Balanced Optical SteadyShot w/ Active Mode moves the entire optical block at once, maintaining the integrity of the optical path and improving shake reduction by up to 13X. It also reduces vignetting (light falloff towards the edge of a scene) and lowers distortion in videos and still photos.
Up to 11hr 40min recording with 32GB embedded Flash Memory
The built-in 32GB embedded Flash memory can record and store up to 11 hours 40 minutes of high definition video footage (HD LP mode).
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.
Attach an array of accessories via Multi-Interface shoe
Sony?s Multi-Interface shoe is specifically designed to offer a common interface across all of Sony?s Digital Imaging products. Quickly and easily attach a vast array of accessories compatible with this interface, including optional video lights, microphones and even Sony?s new Wi-Fi module4, and dramatically increase the quality of your videos.
Wireless control, transfer, data backup via Wi-Fi
Handycam camcorders with Multi-Interface shoe are compatible with a myriad of powerful accessories, including Sony?s new optional Wi-Fi adapter ADP-WL1M1. Turn compatible smartphones and tablets into a remote control for your camcorder (remote functions include zoom, REC start/stop, and changing recording modes). Instantly share your videos and photos online using your smartphone or tablet. Conveniently backup all your videos and photos on your PC without any wires.
Shoot high quality AVCHD or web optimized MP4 video
Select between HD video in the AVCHD or MP4 format for highest quality or easy transfer and sharing.AVCHD provides premium video that can be enjoyed on large screen HDTVs, and is ideal for capturing precious memories at special occasions, family vacations and other moments you want to treasure for a lifetime. MP4 is great for those moments that you want to quickly share on your social networks or store on the cloud. MP4 produces smaller files optimized for web viewing and makes wireless transfer a breeze (on select Handycam camcorder?s with Wi-Fi feature and optional accessory ADP-WL1M).
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.
55x Extended Zoom to get even closer to the action
Extended Zoom works in conjunction with 30x optical zoom to get even closer to the action while maintaining HD image quality.
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 26.8mm focal length in Photo and Video Modes offers a broader perspective for enhanced wide angle shooting.
New Advanced Sound System for Premium Audio
Premium video demands premium audio. This is why Sony has enhanced the sound system in select Handycam camcorders. A wider dynamic range allows for clearer and cleaner sound recording when shooting in areas with either too much background noise or where the audio level is too low. Additionally, manual audio level adjustment allows users to fine tune sound recordings. These improvements add on to existing features of Wind Noise Reduction and Closer Voice technology that work with the camcorder?s built in face-detection technology to automatically reduces background noise.
3.0? wide Clear Photo Plus LCD (230k) touch screen
The 3.0? (16:9) Clear Photo Plus LCD touch screen (230K) 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. Use the touchscreen to select faces and objects to keep in focus and monitor levels of exposure while you record.
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.
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.
Closer Voice (with Face Detection)
When the camcorder?s Face Detection technology identifies people in a scene, an Advanced Acoustic Processor automatically reduces background noise, resulting in recorded voices with outstanding clarity and intelligibility.
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).
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-CX430V Geotagging with built-in GPS receiver & NAVTEQ maps 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 software. 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 HDTV, 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: Portrait, Baby, Walk, Tripod , Backlight, Landscape, Spotlight, Twilight, Macro, Low light, Auto Wind Noise Reduction. The 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.
Record sequential still photos with Golf Shot
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.
Imaging Sensor: 1/3.91'' (4.6mm) back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor
Processor: BIONZ image processor
Pixel Gross: Approx.5430K pixels
Effective Picture Resolution: Movie: Approx.2230K pixels(16:9) Stll: Approx.2230K pixels(16:9)
Color Filter System: ClearVid array
Media Type: Internal Flash Memory;Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark 2);Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo;Memory Stick XC-HG Duo;SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card(Class 4 or Higher)
Still Image Mode: JPEG
Still Image Max Effective Resolution: 8.9 megapixels
Still Image Size 16:9: Movie Mode: 8.9 megapixels 16:9 (3984x2240); Photo Mode: 8.9 megapixels 16:9 (3984x2240)
Still Image Size 4:3: Movie Mode:6.7 megapixels 4:3 (2992x2240); Photo Mode: 6.7 megapixels 4:3 (2992x2240)
Video Mode: HD: MPEG4-AVC/H.264 AVCHD 2.0 format.compatible; STD: MPEG2-PS; MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Video Resolution: HD:1920x1080/60p(PS),60i(FX,FH), 1440x1080/60i(HQ,LP); STD:720x480/60i; MP4: 1280x720 30p
Video Actual (Pixel): Approx.2230K pixels(16:9), Approx.1670K pixels(4:3)
Video Signal: HDTV, NTSC color, EIA standards
Recording and Playback Times (in Internal Media)(2ch): HD PS: 2h20m; HD FX: 2h45m; HD FH: 3h45m; HD HQ: 6h40m; HD LP: 11h40m; STD HQ: 7h00m (Times are approximate; max time) ; MP4: 9hr55min
Photo Capture from Movie: 2.1 megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080); 0.3 megapixels 4:3 (640x480); 0.2 megapixels 16:9 (640x360)
Dual Record: 8.9 megapixels 16:9 (3984x2240); 4.5 megapixels 16:9 (2816 x 1584); 2.1 megapixels 4:3 (1920 x 1080)
Audio Format: Dolby Digital 5.1ch, Dolby Digital 5.1Creator; Dolby Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator; MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
Microphone/Speaker: Built-in Zoom Microphone; Monoral Speaker
Internal Media: Flash Memory 32GB
Mic Level Control: Yes (31steps)
Movie Recording Rate(Average Bit Rate/VBR): HD PS: 28Mbps / FX:24Mbps / FH:17Mbps / HQ: 9Mbps / LP: 5Mbps (Approx)
Recording and Playback Times (in Internal Media)(5.1ch): HD PS: 2h15m; HD FX: 2h40m; HD FH: 3h40m; HD HQ: 6h30m; HD LP: 11h15m; STD HQ: 6h45m (Times are approximate; max time)
Still Image File Format: DCF Ver.2.0 compatible, Exif Ver.2.3 compatible, MPF Baseline compatible
Wind Noise Reduction: Yes(On/Off)
Lens Type: G Lens
Lens Stabilization: Balanced Optical SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active mode (Wide to Tele)
Optical Zoom: 30x
Digital Zoom: 350x
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): Movie Mode: 26.8-804.0mm (16:9); 32.8-984.0mm (4:3) ; Photo Mode: 26.8-804.0mm (16:9), 32.8-984.0mm (4:3)
Filter Diameter: 46mm
Minimum Focus Distance: Approx.1cm(Wide) ,Approx.80cm(Tele) ,Approx.37cm(Tele Macro)
Extended Zoom: 55x
Focal Distance: f=1.9-57.0mm; f=3/32-2 1/4inch
Touch Panel: Yes
LCD Type: 3.0'' (7.5cm) Clear Photo LCD Plus (230K) Wide (16:9)
Angle Adjustment: Opening Angle:max.90 deg., Turning Angle:max.270 deg.
Brightness Control: Yes(Menu)
Grid Display: Grid Line
Focus System: Contrast AF
AF Modes: Auto/Manual(Touch Panel)
Focus Area: Full range Focus/Spot Focus
Focus Features: Tracking Focus
Metering Modes: Multi-segment/Spot
Exposure Compensation: AE Shift(Touch Panel)
Exposure Settings: Auto; Manual(Menu); Flexible Spot(Touch Panel)
Scene Mode(s): Auto/Twilight/Sunrise & Sunset/Fireworks/Landscape/Portrait/Spotlight/Beach/Snow
D-Range Optimizer: Yes
Noise Reduction: Yes
White Balance Mode: Auto/Onepush/Outdoor/Indoor
Minimum Illumination: Standard:6 lux(1/30 Shutter Speed); Low Lux:3 lux(1/30 Shutter Speed)
Auto Iris Control: F1.8 - F10
Backlight Compensation: Yes(Auto)
LOW LUX Mode: Yes
WB Shift: Yes
Drive Mode: Photo Mode:Single-shot/Self-timer
Self-timer: Approx.10sec.(Still Image/Golf Shot)
Shutter Speeds: Shutter Speed(Standard): 1/30 - 1/10,000; Shutter Speed (Auto Control Range); Shutter Speed(Smooth Slow Rec) 1/250 - 1/10,000
Manual / Auto Lens Cover: Auto
S/S & Zoom button on LCD: Yes(Touch Panel)
Fader Effect(s): White/Black
Date / Time Stamp: Yes(Rec Date and Time, Camera info)
Media/Battery Indicator: Yes(recordable time, free and used media space)/Yes(recordable time, remaining capacity)
Power Save Mode: Yes
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); Hightlight BGM(Preinstalled 4 music files, Music transfer)
Built-in USB Cable: Yes(USB Charge Available)
Multiple Language Display: English; Spanish; Brazilian Portugese; Canadian French
Self Recording: Yes
View & Index: Event/MAP
Airplane Mode: Yes
Audio Level Display: Yes
CinemaTone Gamma/Color: Yes
Closer Voice: Yes
Embedded GPS: Yes(Current Position Display(Your Location))
Face Detection: Yes
Golf Shot: Yes
Image Stabilization: Balanced 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
Priority Setting (for Face Detection): Auto/Child Priority/Adult Priority
Smile Shutter technology: Dual Capture/Always On/Off
Smooth Slow Rec: Yes
Wi-Fi Functionality: Remote control with mobile device, send to smartphone, send to PC (with optional wi-fi accessory
Memory Card Slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC compatible
SD Output: Composite Video Out(AV CABLE(sold separately))
HD Output: HDMI Out(micro)(supplied)
USB Port(s): Multi Micro USB-AB/USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage)
BRAVIA Sync: Yes
PhotoTV HD: Yes
Headphone Jack: Stereo Minijack
Microphone Input: Stereo Minijack
Direct Copy: Yes
Accessory Shoe: Yes(Multi Interface Shoe)
DC IN: Yes
HDMI Terminal: Yes (HDMI micro)
Multi/Micro USB Terminal: Yes
Projector Input: Yes (HDMI micro)
Wi-Fi (Opt. Acc): Yes
Weights and Measurements
Dimensions (Approx.): Approx.2 3/8inch x 2 5/8inch x 4 7/8inch (58mm x 66mm x 121mm)
Weight (Approx.): Approx.11.3oz ((320g) Main Unit Only)
Power Requirements: 6.8V/7.2V (battery pack); 8.4V (AC Adaptor)
Battery Type: InfoLITHIUM with AccuPower Meter System (V Series)
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
Wi-Fi Opt Wireless adaptor: Send to Smartphone; Send to Computer;Control with Smartphone
Color repeatability: 16 700 000
Contrast ratio: 62.50069444444444
Light source: LED(R/G/B)
Projection type: DLP
Projector Input: Yes (Only from Projector input terminal)