Deal-Sony HDRPJ580V High Definition Handycam 20.4 MP Camcorder with12x Optical Zoom, 32 GB Embedded Memory and Built-in Projector (2012Model)-ReviewsDiscount on Sony HDRPJ580V High Definition Handycam 20.4 MP Camcorder with 12x Optical Zoom, 32 GB EmbeddedMemory and Built-in Projector (2012 Model)] - 20.4 megapixel still image - 12X Optical, 20X Extended Zoom - 3.0 inch Xtra Fine LCD display with TruBlack technology - 1920x1080 Full HD 60p/24p Recording - Up to 11 hours of recording with 32GB embedded Flash MemoryRecord full HD 1920 x 1080p video plus shoot 20.4MP photos with the HDRPJ580V Handycam camcorder. Share your memoriesanytime, anywhere with the built-in projector. Advanced Manual controls enhance creativity and CinemaTone presets providecinema quality shooting. Store up to 11 hours of recording with built-in 32GB memory. 1920x1080 Full HD 60p/24p Recordingw/20.4 MP still image Project up to 100 inch (diag) videos with built-in projector Up to 11 hours of recording with 32GB1embedded Flash Memory Optical SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active Mode CinemaTone presets and 24p recording forcinematic quality video Advanced controls with expanded focus, zebra, and peaking Wide Angle G Lens to capture everything youwant Back-illuminated Exmor RCMOS sensor for superb low-light video 12x Optical/20x Extended Zoom to get even closer to theaction 3.0 inch Xtra Fine LCD display (921K) w/TruBlack technology Manual Control (Iris/Shutter/Exposure/White Balance)Face detection with voice enhancement and noise reduction Tracking Focus follows selected subjects 5.1ch Surround mic for vividand dynamic surround sound Auto wind noise reduction for clear voice recording Expanded recording/monitoring withmic/headphone jack Active Interface Shoe to attach intelligent accessories Event Browse groups video/stills by eventsautomatically Highlight Playback creates movies with transitions for you S-Master digital amplifier for true and dynamic sound
Clear Phase stereo speakers for true-to-life audio playback Geotagging with built-in GPS receiver & NAVTEQmaps Direct Copyto external HDD without PC Built-in USB cable for easy file transfer/charge Intelligent Auto (180 different scene combinationspossible) Golf Shot Built-in Flash 1920x1080 Full HD 60p Recording w/20.4MP still image capture The Sony HDRPJ580Voffers 1920 x 1080 high definition resolution letting you record your memories in exceptional Full H...Comments23 of 25 people found the following review helpful Great Camera, May 13, 2012ByBernie D. Tull Jr.- Amazon Verified Purchase(Whats this?)This review is from: Sony HDRCX580V High Definition Handycam 20.4 MP Camcorder with 12x Optical Zoom and 32 GBEmbedded Memory (2012 Model) (Electronics)]I have had this camera about 2 months and have not found a single thing wrong with it.I am a semi-pro photographer filming andphotographing weddings, parties. style shows and many other things.I just finished a weeding where this Sony HDR-CX580Vworked outstanding.Yes it will not automatically switch to the SD card when the memory fills, but never in my life have I recordedand event of over 4 hours. It only takes 4 or 5 seconds to switch, which is plenty flexible for me.This last wedding I did 2 weeks agowas outside and I feared the wind would be a problem. I use wireless mikes for most of the wedding, but several scenes without thewireless showed no wind problems. I dont use the ridiculous 5.1 sound. I also dont use the ridiculous GPS feature.The picturequality is as good as advertised. They are near 30mb with very true color. I typically use a Nikon D200 DSLR and find, to the nakedeye, there is little difference.Both versions of the "PlayMemories Home" software loaded with no problems. I used this software toreview and transfer all files to hard drive and that works easy enough. I use dedicated software for editing pictures and videos so Idont use the included software for these task.I highly recommend this camera.Was this review helpful to you? | Comment (1) 45 of 51 people found the following review helpful A step backward forSony., May 15, 2012Bysdd_84-This review is from: Sony HDRCX580V High Definition Handycam 20.4 MP Camcorder with 12x Optical Zoom and 32 GBEmbedded Memory (2012 Model) (Electronics)]I had this for 2 Months and I have to say the picture quality is Great as long as there is bright lighting. In dim (Indoor) conditions thequality gets very grainy, almost unusable. Sony should have went with a bigger sensor for the price this year. Last year they includedalot of features such as a mode dial and night shot. They took all that away this year. I ended up selling my CX580v and getting abetter Camcorder..Just becareful before purchasing:On Sonys website they say it has the mode dial which it does not. Also the 20.4MP stills are not good at all. My 8MP cell phone camera takes better pictures. If you want a great Sony Camcorder from this yearsline up then I would suggest going with either the HDR-PJ710v or the HDR-CX760v. They have all the features as last yearsCX560v & CX700v did plus a few extras.Was this review helpful to you? | Comments (2)
80 of 86 people found the following review helpful High Quality Camera,February 11, 2012ByCharlie-Amazon Verified Purchase(Whats this?)This review is from: Sony HDRPJ580V High Definition Handycam 20.4 MP Camcorder with 12x Optical Zoom, 32 GBEmbedded Memory and Built-in Projector (2012 Model) (Electronics)I just purchased this video camera on Monday evening, Feb. 6, 2012 from Beach Camera and received it today.I have only been able to work/play with the camera for a few hours, but these are my experiences so far.1.This was my first experience ordering from Beach Camera, through Amazon.Was a little concerned at first when product didnt ship for a couple of days, but when they did ship, it must have been shipped twoday priority, because it arrived halfway across the country by Saturday.Package arrived in perfect shape and sealed in factory condition.So far, impressed by Beach Camera and their service.2.Camera is physically much smaller than I expected.It feels about the same size of a can of soda laying on its side.Very nice!My last video camera was a Panasonic mini dv.That camera was a decent size, but this Sony is even more compact and fits very nice in my hand.The controls, zoom, photo button and record button all line up nicely and are easy to use.The camera feels solidly built, just as most sony products.3.One item that I was concerned about was whether there was an available SD or memory card slot to add memory.The Sony website doesnt really make it clear whether there is that feature, or if its just the internal memory.Well I can positively confirm that there IS a SD memory card slot on the bottom side of the camera.A little door flaps open and you insert the card.It probably accepts a memory stick too, but I only tried a SDHC extreme memory card 16gb card.Worked perfectly!4.Now, for the feature that was the biggest hit with my family.... the built in projector!This is truly amazing technology.I projected a few of the short movie clips I just took, onto a large empty wall, and we were all totally amazed at the quality andsound.I backed up about 15 feet from the wall and projected an approximate image of 8 feet across.I am impressed at the image it can project at such a distance.Our wall is painted a medium brown color and it still looked good.Of course it would look even better if the wall was white or was actually projected onto a movie screen.Sound is pretty much what youd expect from a pair of small speakers, sort of tinny, but it was pretty loud and definitely goodenough to sit around and listen to our home movies.Good job Sony!5.As for the quality of the video, this is what Ive experienced so far.I played around briefly with the top two quality settings, 60i and 60p.I hooked the camera directly to my HD tv via the HDMI cable that came with the camera.The 60p looked slightly better, but both videos looked great.The video I took was at night, with only interior lighting on and it still looked great.I cant wait to see what daytime video looks like.It was super easy to view the video on the tv.As soon as I plugged the camera into the tv, the tv recognized the device and displayed exactly what was on the LCD screen.The only annoying thing was the sound coming out of the video camera and the tv at the same time, gave it an echo sound.Im sure there is a way to turn down the sound on the video camera when plugged into the tv, just havent figured it out yet.6.Another feature I love is the crispness of the LCD screen.The high resolution of the screen makes the image so clear and easy to view.Love it!The only minor complaint I would have of the screen is the touchscreen feature.
So far it seems like I have to press on the screen twice in the same spot to activate what ever button I was trying to push.Maybe its just me being to careful and not wanting to press to hard on the screen or the screen isnt as responsive as it needs to be.Either way, Im sure after a little more use, Ill get use to it and it wont be a big deal.7.As for software, there is no cd/dvds that come with the camera.There is a "lite" version of Home Memories software that comes preloaded on the internal memory of the camera.When you first plug the camera into your computer, you upload the software and install it.The software then offers to download additional features from its servers.I downloaded and installed the additional features and it worked perfect.I have a computer with windows 7 that is about 4 years old.The software looks pretty basic, but it does do a nice job of importing and organizing your old photos and then imports your newvideo and pictures from the camera.I havent worked with it enough to know how easy or hard it is to edit video or burn discs.I was able to import the new video clips I recorded tonight and was able to play all of the clips, including the highest quality videoon my computer no problem.I played the video in both windows media player and in the Home Memories software and both looked really good!Overall myinitial impressions are very good.The still picture quality appears to be average to good for a video camera.Definitely not...Read moreWas this review helpful to you? | Comments (21)