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The imaging area of the 16.1 MP APS-C Exmor™ CMOS Sensor is a lot larger than conventional camcorder sensors.
This results in superior image quality as well as creative depth of field potential. You'll also get precise selective focus
with beautifully defocused backgrounds plus the sensitivity needed to shoot clear images in low light.
Realise your expressive potential
Shoot your videos in high-resolution AVCHD™ standard 60p (50p)* mode or in 24p (25p)* mode with Cinema Tone Gamma™/Cinema Tone Colour™ for a dramatic film-like look with extensive expressive potential.
* NTSC (PAL)
Zooming made smoother and quieter
Enjoy exceptionally smooth constant-speed zoom effects with the superb 18 – 200mm (F3.5 - 6.3) wide range 11x powered zoom.
It comes with precision autofocus and OSS (Optical SteadyShot) image stabilization with Active Mode for clean, stable
images even when you're moving around while shooting. And its internal drive system has been specially designed for smooth,
quiet operation, important when shooting videos.
A high resolution preview
This Xtra Fine 3.0 type LCD monitor with 920,000 dot resolution faithfully reproduces subject detail and tonal values
while allowing precise manual focusing. You can also use it as a touch-panel for efficient, intuitive operation.
See your world in perfect composition
The amazing XGA OLED Tru-Finder™ displays every detail of your scene with incredible contrast, clarity and colour accuracy.
You can see exactly what will appear in your photo, including defocusing effects.
Capture high quality stereo or surround sound
The Quad Capsule Spatial Array Stereo Microphone offers excellent forward and rearward directivity as well as
5.1ch recording capability. The result is low noise and exceptionally high clarity, whether you're recording
in stereo or 5.1ch surround sound.
A range of picture effects lets you add distinctive and artistic touches to your productions without any need for further editing.
Free download coupon for Movie Studio Platinum 12
The robust Movie Studio Platinum software lets you edit videos in nearly any format, including AVCHD™ and stereoscopic 3D.
Achieving feature-film results is a breeze with the innovative and powerful features for video composition, colour correction
and animated tilting.
Built-in zoom seesaw lever / digital zoom
A zoom seesaw lever located on the camera grip offers smooth, pro-class electronic zoom of up to 2X with 32-step variable speed.
Optional XLR adaptor for external mics
Connecting an external microphone for your video shooting is a snap. The XLR-K1M adaptor and microphone kit provides two pro-standard
XLR terminals to reliably connect your camera with professional XLR-connected microphones, mixing consoles and sound studios.
If you need to use an external accessory with the camera, simply attach it to the new built-in Multi-Interface shoe.