The Sony HDR-CX190Handycam is an easy-to-use camcorder that captures incredible 1920 x 1080 Full HD video as well as simultaneous 5.3 megapixel still photos. The CX190’s back-illuminated "Exmor R" CMOS sensor allows you to record beautiful HD video, even in low-light conditions. SteadyShot® image stabilization with Active Mode compensates for camera shake, delivering stunningly smooth video. A 25x optical zoom lens lets you get even closer to the action while maintaining HD image quality. And Intelligent Auto with 9 different scene modes makes shooting great videos a simple point-and-shoot affair.
* We recommend using class 4 or higher memory cards for recording high definition video
Full High Definition 1920x1080 with 5.3mp Still Photo Capture – Record your memories in exceptional Full High Definition quality. With Dual Capture you can also take 5.3MP still images while shooting HD movie. Back-illuminated "Exmor R" CMOS Sensor - Experience stunning low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain with Sony’s back-illuminated Exmor R® CMOS sensor. 25x Optical Zoom (30x Extended Zoom) Lens – Extended Zoom works in conjunction with 25x optical zoom to get even closer to the action while maintaining HD image quality. Memory Stick/SDHC recording* – Dual memory card slot allows you to record video or stills to Memory Stick or readily-available high capacity SDHC memory cards for complete flexibility and easy transfer of your video footage. SteadyShot Image Stabiliser 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-Cancelling adds electronic roll stability for even smoother video capture. Intelligent Auto - Analyzes your shot and then automatically selects the appropriate settings from nine distinct scene modes (60 different combinations possible): Portrait / Baby / Tripod / Backlight / Landscape / Spotlight / Twilight / Macro / Low light. Direct Copy to external HDD without PC - 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. ** Requires via VMC-UAM1 cable (sold separately), AC power for camcorder, and hard drive formatted in FAT-32. USB-hub not supported. External HHD/USB media should be less than 2TB(Terabytes). ^ Requires HDTV and HDMI cable sold seperately Built-in USB Cable For Easy File Transfer/Charge - built-in USB 2.0 cable allows for easy connection to your computer for charging or file transfer without having to remember separate cables. Event Browse Groups Photos/Videos - 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. Highlight Playback - Highlight Playback identifies and compiles key scenes into a short, entertaining movie complete with music and transitions. Face Detection – detects human faces and automatically adjusts camera for optimal focus, colour and exposure. Film Roll and Face Index – easy navigation of your recorded footage is available by using Film Roll, or with Face Index you can jump to scenes simply by pressing the human faces that have been detected during recording! Bravia sync – when connected to a Sony Bravia HDTV via HDMI cable (sold separately) you can control both the camera and TV with the Bravia remote, as well as displaying the camera’s playback menu on the TV screen.