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Sony HDR-PJ30E PAL HD Camcorder
Sony's HDR-CX350E 32GB HD Handycam PAL Camcorder provides you with a
number of features, including multiple storage options. When it comes to storage your
video and still images can be saved to the 32GB built-in flash memory, Sony's Memory
Stick media, or SD/SDHC memory cards. The CX350E also gives you the option to
transfer files from the internal memory to removable media for transfer to your computer.
The CX350E's core back-illuminated 1/4" Exmor R CMOS sensor helps to capture vivid
1920 x 1080i video, and 7MP still images. Sony's BIONZ Image Processor works with
the sensor to reduce Data Noise, provide faster processing, and also helps with data
compression. In addition to all that, image processor enables Face Detection and Sony's
Dynamic Range Optimizer functions. Other main components of the camcorder include a
touch 2.7 display, a Wide Angle G-Lens with 12x optical zoom, and Sony's SteadyShot
image stabilization with Active Mode.
Among the plethora of user-friendly features on the HDR-CX350E you'll find a
customizable menu system called, "My Menu", and Highlight Playback which edits your
footage into a short movie that's backed with music and transitions. There's also "Golf
Shot" which takes a few seconds of recording and turns it into 22 still images for a
"sequence shot" which can then be analyzed for any fast action movements. You'll also
have Intelligent Auto, Face Detection, Smile Shutter, and 1080p playback via HDMI at
your disposal, among others.
1920 x 1080 High Definition Video Recording
1920 x 1080i high definition resolution lets you record your memories in exceptional
high definition quality. Capable of 1080p playback via HDMI and compatible HDTV
providing stunning clarity and incredibly detailed playback of your memories
32GB Internal Flash Memory
The built-in 32GB embedded flash memory can record and store up to 13 hours of high
definition video footage (HD LP mode), or up to 8 hours of standard definition footage
(SD HQ mode)
Media Card Slot
For convenient storage and sharing of your images and videos, the camera accepts
Memory Stick Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo media and
SD/SDHC media (optional)
1/4" Back-Illuminated "Exmor R" CMOS Sensor
Experience low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced
grain with the back-illuminated "Exmor R" sensor. Designed for compact cameras and
camcorders, the "Exmor R" 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 1 close Please Note:Approximately 2x increase in sensitivity
compared to Sony's previous front-illuminated CMOS sensors at f/2.0
Wide Angle G-Lens
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, a short, 27.4mm
focal length offers a broader perspective for enhanced wide angle shooting in photo mode
and 29.8mm in video mode
2.7" Clear Photo LCD Display
The 2.7" Clear Photo LCD (230K) display provides exceptional viewing clarity with
123K pixels resolution. The display rotates up to 270 degrees for multiple viewing angles,
as well as provides sharp, detailed images for monitoring or playback. The convenient
touch panel allows easy access to menus and additional functionality such as spot focus
and spot metering
12x Optical / 160x Digital Zoom
12x optical zoom helps to bring the action close up from far away. In addition, Digital
Zoom Interpolation means that digital zooming (up to 160x) is clearer, with less
distortion than previous types of digital zoom
7MP Digital Still Capture
7 megapixel still image capture lets you take stunning, high resolution digital photos
while the Dual record capability lets you capture 3.5MP still images while shooting high
definition video, so you can capture those special moments without having to switch
With the improved autofocus (AF) system, Quick AF, the focusing speed is twice as fast
compared to previous models. Whether in bright daylight or in a dimly lit environment,
Quick AF ensures fast, accurate, and consistent focus lock, enabling users to shoot in a
wide range of scenes without missing any important moment. Especially when shooting
night scenes where conventional AF might struggle to focus, thanks to the much
improved AF algorithm in Quick AF, users can now capture crisp images, fast
1080p Playback Via HDMI and Compatible HDTV
1080p playback via HDMI and compatible HDTV providing stunning clarity and
incredibly detailed playback of your memories
Face Detection with Face Priority
With Face Priority, your camcorder optimizes focus, color, exposure, and Smile Shutter
technology for the face you prioritize. Just touch the preferred face on the LCD display
and the camcorder will assign it priority, even if it leaves and returns to the frame
Face Index Function
Face Index makes it easy to find and play back the right video scene. Using Face
Detection technology, Face Index indexes your video footage according to the faces
detected in each scene. When it's time to play back video, simply search for what you
want by selecting from among the detected faces displayed in the index
Film Roll Index
Like chapters in a book, Film Roll Index helps you easily find desired scenes in video
footage. When using this feature, the camcorder previews the beginning of scenes and
can create scene indexes set at specified display intervals (3, 6, or 12 seconds and 1 or 5
Smile Shutter technology lets the camcorder automatically take still photos when your
subject smiles, even while shooting high definition video. You can also set the sensitivity
and choose child, adult, or auto priority
Direct Copy to External HDD without a 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 (optional), 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
Intelligent Auto (10 iAUTO Modes)
Intelligent Auto mode goes a step beyond traditional auto modes by analyzing your shot
and then automatically selecting the appropriate settings from 10 distinct scene modes
(90 different combinations possible): Portrait Mode, Smile Shutter, Backlight Control,
Scenery, Night Scenery Mode, High Sensitivity Mode, Macro Mode, Baby Mode, Walk
Detection, Tripod, and Low Light Mode
SteadyShot Image Stabilization with Active Mode
SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode represents the next step forward in
Sony image stabilization technology. Active Mode improves on existing SteadyShot
image stabilization by allowing the camera to compensate for greater degrees of camera
shake and deliver a stunning level of image smoothness
Personalized "My Menu" System
New user friendly interface uses touch screen technology to allow users to scroll through
menus quickly and easily and even create a personalized "My Menu" to bring together
the functions they use most. Users can spend more time recording memories and less
time in menus
Dual Record with Still Image Capture
Dual record capability lets you capture 3.5MP still images while shooting high definition
video, so you can capture those special moments without having to switch recording
Built-In Intelligent Flash
For added clarity and detail when taking pictures in low-light situations, the built-in flash
improves pictures and reduces shadows
Sony PMB (Picture Motion Browser) Software
Sony Picture Motion Browser software offers a simple, intuitive way to transfer, sort, and
view your video and still images on your compatible PC. In addition, multiple output
options let you burn your memories to DVD (optional), as well as take advantage of one
click upload to a number of popular video and photo sharing sites
Dynamic Range Optimizer
The D-Range (Dynamic Range) Optimizer function adjusts the exposure and contrast of
an image to counter the effects of high-contrast shooting condition, allowing for a great
shot. The D-Range Optimizer suppresses "blackout" in dark areas such as shadows and
"whiteout" in bright areas such as skies. As a result, the captured image appears as natural
as the original scene
x.v. Color Technology
x.v. Color technology enables the HDR-CX350E to capture nearly twice (1.8x) as many
viewable colors as the standard RGB color range, resulting in more natural, life-like
images. You can even experience this expanded color range on the big screen when you
connect your camcorder to x.v. Color capable displays, including a wide range of Sony
BIONZ Image Processor
The BIONZ Image Processor works in conjunction with the Exmor CMOS sensor with
ClearVid array for pristine imaging. The BIONZ Image Processor provides Data Noise
Reduction, Fast Image processing, and Data compression to preserve videos and images.
In addition, the BIONZ Image Processor enables Face Detection technology and Sony's
Dynamic Range Optimizer for both video and still image capture. The higher processing
speed also allows Dual Recording to capture still images while recording video
BRAVIA Sync Technology
BRAVIA Sync technology offers great ease of use in controlling compatible Sony
products connected via an HDMI (CEC) connection. HDMI connectivity provides a
simple, high-quality video and audio connection, with the ability to transmit HD video
and up to 5.1 channel audio directly from the camcorder to compatible HDTVs via a
single HDMI cable (not included). With BRAVIA Sync (CEC) technology, the HDMI
connection also delivers the ability to control both the camcorder and HDTV using a
single BRAVIA TV remote and displays the camcorder's playback menu on screen for
Additional Creative Control and Workflow Features
Power on your camcorder by simply opening the camera's LCD display
USB 2.0 provides an easy connection between your camcorder and PC for fast transfer of
video and stills
Record and zoom controls on LCD for more control and flexibility, especially for
overhead or low angle shots
Dolby Digital stereo recording with built-in zoom mic focuses on subject for clear
dialogue and crisp, discrete sounds
Sensor 1/4" CMOS
Zoom Optical: 12x
Filter Size 30mm
Recording Media Internal Flash Memory 32GB Video/Image
SD/SDHC, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick PRO Duo
Recording Time Internal Flash Memory
HD: FX: 175 minutes
HD: HQ: 460 minutes
HD: LP: 780 minutes
SD: HQ: 470 minutes
Video Format High Definition
1,920 x 1,080i
Still Image Resolution JPEG: 7 Megapixel,
Audio Format 2-Channel Stereo
Display Type LCD
Screen Size 2.7"
Image Stabilization Optical
Lux Not Specified By Manufacturer
Built-in Mic Yes
Built-in Speaker Yes
Built-in Light/Flash Yes/Yes
Accessory Shoe Hot
Tripod Mount 1/4"
Outputs 1x USB 2.0
1x Mini HDMI
1x Component Video (out)
Analog A/V out: Included via A/V Remote Terminal
Component Video out: Supplied via A/V Remote Jack
S-Video: Via optional A/V Remote Jack
Microphone Input No
Headphone Jack No
System Requirements Windows System
XP (SP3), Vista (SP2), 7
PMB Ver.5.0 does not support Mac OS
PMB Ver.5.0 does not support XP SP3, Vista SP2, and Windows 7 64-bit editions and
Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
Pack Power Adapter Not Specified By Manufacturer
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.05 x 2.52 x 4.92" / 52 x 64 x 125mm
Weight 13 oz / 368.55g
This is a "PAL" product and CANNOT be used in the USA. It is designed for use with video products built to PAL TV standards.
The Sony HDR-PJ30E PAL HD Camcorder is more than your ordinary high-def camera. The PJ30E boasts not only 50p and 25p full HD recording, but a built-in projector as well. Now, instead of sharing your videos and stills on merely a home HDTV, you can project them right onto the nearest wall or a 60" screen. And with the two available frame rates, you can give your videos the film-like look of 25p or the sharper, more TV-like 50p.
When it comes to the camera's more conventional aspects, you'll find all things you would expect in a device of this caliber: a 3.0" touchscreen LCD, 17x extended zoom, optical image stabilization, a wide angle zoom lens... You'll also find a few things that you weren't expecting, like 5.1 channel Dolby Digital Surround Sound recording. In fact, the camera is full of audio enhancements, such as Sony's built-in Clear Phase stereo speakers, mic and headphone connections, and wind noise reduction.
Shooting controls like Intelligent Auto help take the guesswork out of recording. Some other useful controls include Golf Shot and Tracking Focus. When it comes to features that come into play after recording, Highlight Playback, Event Browse, and NAVTEQ maps help you organize, jazz up, and review your footage in fun and unique ways. And of course, the PJ30E comes with editing software included so you can edit and share your memories with ease.
1920 x 1080 Full HD 50p/25p Recording with 7MP Still Image
The Sony HDR-PJ30E offers 1920 x 1080 high definition resolution, letting you record your memories in exceptional Full High Definition quality. Capable of 50p recording and playback via HDMI (cable sold separately) and compatible HDTV, the camera provides stunning clarity and incredibly detailed and smooth playback of your memories. If you're looking for a film-like quality to your video, 25p recording is also available.
32GB Embedded Flash Memory for Up to 13 Hours of Recording
The embedded 32GB flash memory can record and store up to 13 hours of high definition video footage (HD LP mode).
Built-in High-Contrast Projector
The high-contrast projector built into the LCD panel gives you the freedom to share your favorite memories virtually anywhere. Powerful enough to project up to a 60" diagonal screen, this small mobile theater packs a powerful punch. Combined with advanced Clear Phase stereo speakers, your memories will come alive for you and those you're sharing with.
Wide Angle G Lens to Capture Everything 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 27.4mm focal length in Photo Mode and 29.8mm in Video Mode 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" 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.
Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization with 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.
3.0" Touch Screen Clear Photo LCD Plus Display (230K)
The 3.0" Clear Photo LCD Plus screen 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.
17x 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.
Tracking Focus Follows Selected Subjects
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.
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 and Headphone Jacks
Features dedicated microphone and headphone jacks 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.
5.1 Channel 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.
Event Browse Groups Photos and Videos
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
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, renowned S-Master digital amplifier technology is utilized to produce more true-to-life sound.
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 and Charging
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.
Intelligent Auto - 90 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 (90 different combinations possible): Landscape, Backlight, Twilight, Spotlight, Low light, Macro, Portrait, Baby, Walk, Tripod.
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, or other fast action.
The built-in flash sheds light on your subject when taking still photos.