Sony HDR-XR550VE AVCHD HDD Handycam Camcorder PAL

by Sony
Sony HDR-XR550VE AVCHD HDD Handycam Camcorder PAL


# Full HD 1920x1080 with Exmor R - Full HD 1920 x 1080 video shooting (AVCHD format) at maximum bit rate for increased detail and clarity
# 240GB HDD plus memory card - Records on massive 240GB Hard Disk Drive plus additional recording on optional memory card
# OSS Active Mode - With 3-Way Shake-Cancelling for stable images, even while walking. Now offers enhanced stabilization at all zoom settings
# Super sensitive 1/2.8 type Exmor R CMOS Sensor - Highly efficient, large sensor captures detail-packed video and still images with reduced image noise, especially in low light
# Wide angle G Lens with 10x optical zoom - Excellent optical performance: 26.3mm (still) / 29.8mm (video) wide angle ideal for group shots, landscapes and more
# Up to 12 Megapixel still photo - Shoot high-quality still images, even while shooting video simultaneously
# 8.8cm/3.5" Xtra Fine LCD and electronic viewfinder - Photo-realistic 921k dot resolution wide touchscreen for viewing pleasure, plus viewfinder for advanced users
# Manual Focus/Exposure Ring - Enjoy even greater control over each scene with manual rings to precisely adjust focus and exposure
# Intelligent AUTO (iAUTO) shooting mode - Intelligently recognizes combination of Face Detection, 11 scenes, and handheld/tripod shooting: adjusts settings for best results
# GPS Inside / Map Index - Automatic geotagging of clips and photos by GPS: see where video clips were shot with in-built map on LCD



Audio System: Dolby Digital 5.1ch
Built in Microphone: Surround sound with zoom microphone
Built in Speaker
Surround Recording


Image Device: Size: 6.3mm (1/2.9 type) Exmor R(tm) CMOS Sensor
ClearVid technology
Exmor technology
Image Processor: BIONZ
Number of Pixels Gross (K): 6631
Number of Pixels Act Camera mode (K): 16:9 Mode . 4150 / 4:3 Mode . 3110
Number of Pixels Act Memory mode (K): 16:9 Mode . 4500 / 4:3 Mode . 6000
Focus: Full Range Auto / Manual
Manual Focus Key: Panel / Dial
Spot Focus (Touch Panel)
Spot Meter
Minimum Illumination (lux): STD; 11 lux (1/50 Shutter Speed) / Low Lux mode; 3 lux (1/30 Shutter Speed)
Minimum Illumination with NightShot (lux): 0
SteadyShot (Image Stabilisation): Optical SteadyShot Active Mode
Face Detection
Smile Shutter
D-range Optimiser
Night Shot
Camera Noise Reduction
Shutter Speed: 1/6-1/10000 (manual control)
White Balance: Auto / Outdoor / Indoor / One-push
Scene Selection: Twilight / Twilight Portrait (Still only) / Sunrise & Sunset / Fireworks / Landscape / Portrait / Spotlight / Beach / Snow
Intelligent AUTO (iAUTO)
Golf Shot
Auto Slow Shutter
Backlight Compensation
Smooth Slow Rec
Fader: Black / White


Depth (mm): 143
Height (mm): 74
Width (mm): 70
Weight without Tape/Battery (g): 510

Flash / Light

Flash Mode: Recommended Distance (Memory Mode) (m): 0.3-2


Audio Input
Audio Output
Video Output
S-Video Output
USB Input: Hi-Speed USB2.0
USB Output: Hi-Speed USB2.0
Component Video Output
HDMI Output
External Microphone Input
Headphone Jack

Lens / Zoom

Lens: Sony G Lens
F: 1.8-3.4
f (Focal Distance) (mm): 3.8-38
f (35mm conversion): Camera mode (mm): 16:9 Mode . 29.8-298 / 4:3 Mode . 36.5-365
f (35mm conversion): Memory mode (mm): 16:9 Mode . 28.7-287 / 4:3 Mode . 26.3-263
Wide Angle Lens
Filter Diameter (mm): 37
Zoom Ratio (Optical): 10
Zoom Ratio (Digital): 120
Precision Digital Zoom
Zoom Key: Lever / Button on LCD (Touch screen)

Still Image Recording

Still image recording on Memory Stick
Still image recording on internal HDD
Compression of still image: JPEG
Image Size: Max: 16:9 Mode . 4000 x 2250 (9M) / 4:3 Mode . 4000 x 3000 (12M)
Image Size: VGA: 640 x 480
Index Playback
PictBridge compatibility
Still Recording during Movie (Dual Rec): 8.3 M, unlimited


Quick ON
16:9 Wide (Full) Recording
Start / Stop Rec button on LCD
Zoom button on LCD
Automatic Geotagging by GPS
Full HD Progressive Playback
Accessory Shoe
Battery Info
Demonstration Mode
InfoLITHUM System
Power Consumption : LCD (W): 3.5
Continuous Recording Time with Supplied Battery and Viewfinder (min): 105
Max. Continuous Recording Time with Optional Battery and Viewfinder (min): 440
Easy Handycam

View Finder / LCD Monitor

LCD Type: Xtra Fine LCD
Hybrid LCD Screen
LCD: Size: 8.8cm / 3.5"
LCD: Pixels (dots): 921600
Touch Panel
Viewfinder: 0.5cm / 0.2" Xtra Fine
Viewfinder: Pixel (K dots): 201600

Recorder/ Player

Movie Format: High Definition, AVCHD (1920 x 1080, 1440 x 1080) / Standard Definition, MPEG2
Recording Media: 240GB Hard Disk Drive, Memory Stick PRO Duo Mark II, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card (Class 4 or higher)
Movie Quality: HD ; FX (1920x1080i, 24Mbps) / FH (1920x1080i, 16Mbps) / HQ (9Mbps) / LP (5Mbps) , SD ; HQ (9Mbps)
Visual Index
Face Index
Film Roll Index
Map Index
Playlist Edit: Add / Delete / Move
Original Edit: Delete
Highlight Playback
Direct Copy
One Touch Disc Burn Button
DVDirect Compatibility: AVCHD DVD or downconvert to Standard DVD
Playback Zoom

In the Box

AC Adaptor: AC-L200
AV Cable: Multi (No S-cable)
Rechargeable Battery Pack: NP-FV50
USB Cable
USB Driver
Editing Software: Picture Motion Browser (PMB)
Wireless Remote Commander: RMT-835


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