* Full-HD progressive video recording with built-in 16GB memory
* 38x Optical Zoom, with a wide-angle lens
* iA (Intelligent Auto), with Hybrid O.I.S.+ to suppress handshake
* 3" wide-screen LCD featuring intuitive touch operation
* 2D to 3D conversion, advanced playback and easy uploading
This stylish Full-HD compact camcorder is easy to operate and boasts a long list of shot-enhancing features, including a superior image processing engine and a vast array of iA (Intelligent Auto) modes to help you record stunning images. What’s more, the HC-V500M offers the flexibility of recording with SD card or via the camcorder’s built-in 16GB memory.
The HC-V500M camcorder incorporates a Crystal Pro engine and uses the new AVCHD Progressive standard to capture Full-HD (1920 x 1080/50p) video. This technology combines to produce high-quality video, without the after-images and flickering caused by subject motion; making it perfect for shooting fast-moving action. In addition, the HC-V500M features a High Sensitivity Sensor to make dark scenes brighter.
Intelligent Zoom and Intelligent Resolution technology allows the HC-V500M’s 38x Optical Zoom to extend to 50x without image degradation, so you can shoot with enhanced zoom without experiencing blurry edges. The 32.4mm wide-angle* lens also makes it possible to shoot at a close distance from your subject and still fit the surrounding area into the frame - and it is perfect for capturing beautiful images of wide landscapes or large groups of people.
When iA mode is activated, it automatically selects the most suitable shooting mode at the press of a button. The HC-V500M camcorder includes Face Recognition, AF/AE Tracking, Intelligent Scene Selector, Face Detection and Intelligent Contrast Control in its iA suite, as well as the newly developed HYBRID O.I.S. + (Optical Image Stabiliser). This new system employs five-axis correction to help suppress blurring in both wide-angle shots and powerful zoom shots – allowing for steady images across the entire zoom range.
The easy-to-view 3" wide -screen LCD allows intuitive fingertip touch-operation. When shooting, you can use Touch Zoom to instantly zoom in and out or Touch Shutter to automatically focus when shooting still images by simply touching the subject on the screen. For playback, you can also change thumbnail pages by sliding a fingertip across the screen. You get smooth, intuitive operation without taking your eyes off of the screen.
2D images can be easily transformed into 3D images with the 2D to 3D conversion function, simply by connecting the camcorder to a 3D-compatible TV with a mini HDMI cable. Advanced Highlight Playback is another exciting creative feature. Simply select the days of the recordings you want to see, and this innovative function automatically selects the most exciting scenes, arranges them, and plays them with music according to a set time interval. Editing, archiving or uploading your masterpieces to YouTube™ and Facebook™ ** is easy with the included HD Writer HE 4.0 software. Image data can even be transferred to a Mac computer for editing in applications such as iMovie.
*35mm camera equivalent.
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