Sony HDR-CX 550V- A Traveler’s Companion!
A camcorder intended for travelers, Sony HDR-CX 550V has all the new, enticing gimmicks like GPS tracking that will lure all types of consumers to it. The camcorder comes with 64 GB non-removable flash and also supports a variety of media like SD/SDHC/SDXC/ Memory Stick Pro Duo memory cards.
Apart from a host of interesting features, the HDR-CX 550V boasts of an embedded GPS receiver that will notify you about the place you are in then and there. You can also Geo-tag videos using the place names and the same can be used to retrieve them as well. The camcorder kit also bundles a Picture Motion Browser software that allows you to watch the tagged videos and pictures on a compatible PC or camcorder.
· Shoot stunning images of 12 megapixels resolution along with high quality videos with this camcorder. Due to Dual Record facility you can shoot still images even when the video recording is on. But then, the resolution of the still images gets downsized to 8.3 megapixels.
· The HDR-CX 550 V lets you shoot videos of 1920 x 1080 resolution in Full HD quality. Shoot the AVCHD video at the rate of 24 mbps and enjoy even the playback of these videos in Full HD.
· To deal with the possible blurring problems that might result from a handshake, the HDR-CX 550V carries special Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization technology with Active Mode. This camcorder was made further blur-proof by the 3-Way Shake-cancelling feature.
· The camcorder lacks a wind filter.
· The touch-screen menus offer irksome navigational experience that will cost us our time and energy.
· This camcorder falls on the bulkier side when compared to many of its rivals.
Get-set-go on your dream trip by paying just $969-$1,999 for this camcorder. Available in Black!
Sony HDR-CX 550V is a good digital companion for anybody who loves travelling and capturing places and people while travelling. Though the fickleness of the touch-screen interface might annoy many, the overall performance of this camcorder is rather commendable and is free of major quirks. With no major deal-breakers to its credit, we don’t see any reason why you shouldn’t globe-trot lugging along this camcorder.