The highly advanced and feature loaded HDR-CX200 camcorder from Sony offers you the opportunity to effortlessly preserve all those priceless memories, so you can repeatedly relive and cherish for a long time to come. Sporting a very compact and sleek design, this camcorder is purposefully made to offer extreme ease of use with a high level of portability. The HDR-CX200 operates with a very capable Exmor R CMOS Image Sensor that gives it a 1.31 megapixel sensor resolution. With the advent of a cutting edge BIONZ image processor, the HDR-CX200 enables you to capture stunning images with a maximum resolution of 3072 x 1728 pixels and record full HD 1080p videos with exceptional high definition quality. These captured images are saved in the JPEG file format while the HD videos are saved in the MPEG4 or MP4 format and standard definition videos in the MPEG2-PS file format. The sound for the recorded videos is picked up by the camcorder��s built-in zoom microphone and is stored in 2 channel Dolby Digital Stereo format. Sony’s trademark SteadyShot image stabilizer ensures that your videos and images appear blur-free, even if the event of shake or movement during recording. Body With a reduced weight of just 175 g discounting the battery and memory card, this sleek and extremely portable camcorder is specifically designed to be effortlessly carried along on all your travels or events. A 2.7 inch Clear Photo LCD with an active touch panel serves as the camcorder’s control interface as well as a live viewfinder while in the shooting mode. This LCD screen has a turning angle of up to 270 degrees and sports a display resolution of 230,000 dots offering you clear and convenient viewing of all the recorded files. The memory media on the HDR-CX200 is in the form of a Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, SD, SDHC or SDXC memory cards. With an operational power consumption of 2.1 W in HD and 1.9 W in standard mode, this camcorder receives its operational power from a very efficient NP-FV30 rechargeable lithium-ion battery. Performance Working through a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar optical lens with Primary (RGB) Colour Filter, this camcorder has a focal length of 2.5 mm – 62.5 mm or a 35 mm equivalent of 36 mm – 1080 mm, which gives you 25x optical zoom and an unprecedented 300x of digital zoom. The camcorder’s magnification capability is further enhanced by the availability of a 30x extended zoom, giving you clear and sharp images of distant objects. The autofocus system on this camcorder employs the TTL contrast detection technology, giving you an extended depth of field with a macro range of 39 cm. With an aperture control range of f/1.8 – f/3.2, this on this Sony camcorder gives you the ability to control the amount of light that falls on the image sensor. With a shutter speed ranging from a maximum of 1/10000 sec and a minimum of 1/8 sec, the HDR-CX200 is more than capable of capturing clear and high quality images of fast moving objects and even night or low light events. Features & Connectivity The presence of a wide range of shooting and white balancing modes, this Sony camcorder is more than capable of efficiently functioning under very specific situations or unfavourable conditions that require specialized adjustments. The presence of Face Detection on this camcorder recognizes faces within the frame and optimizes exposure and focus settings specifically for them. This comes with the additional priority settings for child and adult face detection. The addition of a self-timer function lets you delay shutter release by 10 seconds, giving you enough time to compose and capture self-portraits and group shots. The transfer of all the recorded media files can be done to a computer or a laptop via the camcorder’s Type A USB, mini-AB USB or Hi-speed USB 2.0 port. The HDR-CX200’s composite AV out and an HDMI mini port gives you the option of viewing the images and videos on a standard or a high definition television.