Sony's HDR-CX520V 64GB High Definition Flash Memory Handycam Camcorder supplies hybrid recording, GPS tagging, and a bevy of enhanced features. The camera's 1/2.88" 6MP back-illuminated "Exmor R" CMOS sensor captures beautiful 1920 x 1080i HD video that can be stored to either the 64GB internal flash memory or optional Memory Stick PRO Duo cards. When it's time to transfer your HD video or 12MP stills to your computer for sharing or editing you'll appreciate the ease of popping the memory card out of the camera and into the computer. As an alternative, you can watch videos that have been up-converted to 1080/60P resolution directly from the camera on your compatible HDTV via the HDMI connection.
The optics and design of the CX520V benefit from a number of Sony upgrades. The cam has a Sony G Lens which, among other things, features improved, true-to-life color reproduction, a 12x optical zoom, and the upgraded Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active mode and 3-Way Shake-Canceling. Another way that Sony went the distance would be the 3" wide touch panel LCD. This LCD doesn't just give you adequate room to compose and playback all your shots, it also provides you with an intuitive touch panel surface for finding your way through the improved menu with new options such as the spot focus and spot metering options. It also aids in playback with an easy-to-view screen even outside on a summer day.
In addition to stunning footage, improved features, and design, the CX520V boasts a built-in GPS receiver and Map Index for logging your shot's exact locations, which makes this a great camera for travelers and those looking to share their memories online. Other popular features such as Face Detection with Face Touch Priority, Smile Shutter, and Highlight Playback are all sure to make your recording experience a pleasant one. If you're looking for substantial storage, ease of use, and incredible HD video, the HDR-CX520V covers all the bases.