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Sony hdr-tg5 high definition handycam pal camcorder

Sony hdr-tg5 high definition handycam pal camcorder

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Sony’s HDR-TG5 High Definition Handycam PAL Camcorder is a pocket sized powerhouse where true 1920 x 1080 video meets a rugged, yet sleek titanium body. Just like its predecessor, the TG1, this camera records to optional Memory Stick PRO Duo media, while giving you the added flexibility of recording to the 16GB built-in flash memory.


features of the TG5 include the 2.7" LCD with a touch panel screen for intuitive menu navigation and a 1/5" CMOS sensor for capturing brilliant 2.3MP video and 4MP stills. The professional Vario-Tessar lens features 10x optical zoom and SteadyShot image stabilization. In addition to these standard features, the TG5 also features Face Detection for automatic exposure and focus adjustment on up to 8 faces and Smile Shutter for capturing the best smiles in all your still images.

Hybrid High Definition Recording

Record all your memories in true 1920 x 1080 HD to either the 16GB embedded flash memory or to optional Memory Stick Pro Duo media

1/5" Exmor Cmos Image Sensor

Sony's 1/5" Exmor CMOS sensor with ClearVid array captures brilliant 2.3MP videos and 4MP stills. The BIONZ image processor works together with the sensor to reduce image noise and improve response time

Geotagging with Built-In GPS Receiver

Geotagging gives you the ability to tag your shooting locations. You can then play back your video and still images using the camera's Map Index function. Geotagging also automatically sets your camcorder's clock to the correct time zone and allows you to see you current location

Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens with 10x Optical Zoom

The professional quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens features precision ground optics for sharp, true-to-life image capture. The 10x optical zoom captures far off subjects with virtually no loss in image quality

2.7" Wide Touch Panel Clear Photo LCD Plus Display

The 2.7" wide touch panel Clear Photo LCD Plus screen features improved display resolution (211k) for a clear, accurate view when composing and playing back scenes

4MP Digital Stills

Capture beautiful 4MP stills with the HDR-TG5. Use the built-in flash for clear pictures even in low light conditions

SteadyShot Image Stabilization

Sony's SteadyShot cuts down on blur caused by hand-shake or a moving subject

Creative Control and Work Flow Features

Smile Shutter: Camera automatically takes stills when subject smiles

Face Detection: Adjust exposure and focus on up to 8 faces for video and stills

Power On the camcorder by opening the LCD display

Built-in Intelligent Flash for capturing low-light stills

Titanium camcorder body: lightweight and rugged

Highlight Playback: Compiles a short movie with music using your clips

Dual Record: Capture 2.3MP stills and HD Video at the same time

PMB Software offers easy transfer and burning of your video and stills

Smooth Slow Record for slow motion recording

x.v. Color Technology captures incredible, vibrant colors for HD viewing

BRAVIA Sync for easy use with BRAVIA HDTVs

HDMI connection for video and still output via included cradle

Film Roll Index: shows scenes like chapters in a book

Dynamic Range Optimizer adjusts exposure and contrast of images in high contrast situations


Sensor 1/5" Exmor CMOS sensor w/ClearVid array

Lens Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens

Focal length=3.2-32mm


Zoom 10x Optical

120x Digital

Filter Size N/A


System PAL

Format HD: MPEG4 AVC/H.264


Image Stabilization SteadyShot Image Stabilization

Lux 5 lux (Auto Slow Shutter On, 1/30 Shutter Speed) Recording Media 16GB Embedded flash memory

Memory Stick PRO Duo Media (up to 16GB - sold separately)

Recording Time 16GB flash memory/Memory Stick PRO Duo Media:

High Definition: FH: 110 minutes

LP: 355 minutes

Standard Definition: HQ: 230 minutes

LP: 655 minutes


Display Type Wide touch panel Clear Photo LCD Plus

Display Size 2.7"

Viewfinder N/A

Camera Features

Manual Controls Focus

Built-in Speaker Yes

Built-in Mic Yes

Accessory Shoe N/A

Digital Still Mode

Still Recording Media Memory Stick PRO duo Media

Resolution 4MP

Input/Output Connectors

Inputs No

Output USB: Hi-speed (Handycam station) (mini B), HDMI mini (Handycam station) (HDMI Type A)

A/V out (Handycam station) (Video / S-Video / Audio / Component Out / Remote)

Microphone Input No

Headphone Jack No

Compatible Operating Systems: Windows 2000, XP, Vista

Dimensions (WxHxD) 1.18 x 4.6 x 2.4" (30 x 117 x 62mm)

Weight 9 oz (280g)

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.

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