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Sony HDR-CX570

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Sony HDR-CX570
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Manufacturer Sony Informationen zu Sony

Name HDR-CX570
European name ?HDR-CX570E
US name ?HDR-CX570
lowest US price (629) $
On the market since January 2012
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slashCAM rating ?Very good
test picture 1200 Lux
Test image 12 lux auto-mode

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Video formats ? AVCHD
Recording Medium SD Card
SDHC card
Memory Stick PRO Duo
built-in flash memory
SDXC card
video resolutions EU ?AVCHD 1920 x 1080/50p
AVCHD 1440 x 1080/50i
AVCHD 1920 x 1080/50i
AVCHD 1920 x 1080/25p
SD MPEG2 720 x 576
video resolutions US ?AVCHD 1920 x 1080/60i
AVCHD 1440 x 1080/60i
SD MPEG2 720 x 480
AVCHD 1920 x 1080/60p
Max Bitrate ?28 Mbit/s
Compression format ? MPEG4
on-board memory ? 
Optics Manufacturer ?Sony
Optical Zoom ?12 x
Wide Angle 16:9 ?26,8 mm
Filter diameter ?30 mm
Image Stabilization ?optically and electronically
ND Filter ?No
Exchangable optics ?No
Image Sensor
Number of sensors ?1
Size of image sensor ?1/3, 91 inches
image sensor effective pixel count 16:9 ?5020000 Pixel
Image Sensor Type ? CMOS
White Balance ?auto
Focus ?auto
Minimum shutter time ?1/auto
Maximum shutter time ?auto
Apperture control ?auto
Infrared recording ?No
Expanded Focus ?No
Peaking ?Yes
Signal Processing
Zebra ?70%
Histogram ?No
adjustable sharpness ?No
Adjustable color ?No
Cinegamma ?No
Black Strech ?No
Knee ?No
Colorbars ?No
Shot Transition ?No
Custom Presets ?No
Set Time Code ?No

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synonymous: RCA, composite
YC ?
synonymous: S-Video
About Special Equipment
synonymous: Component Signal
HDMI ? Out
DV / HDV (FireWire) ?
synonymous: ILink / IEEE-1394
Microphone / Audio input ?Mini-jack
Headphones ?3.5 mm mini-jack
Lanc ?No
Time-code interface ?No
Genlock ?No
Accessory shoe ? AI
Weight (without battery) 315 g
Weight (with battery) 450 g
Battery type Sony NP-FV50
Battery capacity 980 mAh
Charger ?internal
Remote control No
Height 54 mm
Width 64 mm
Depth 116 mm
Relative Size ?4
Viewfinder available ?No
Color Viewfinder ?-
Viewfinder format ?-
Viewfinder pixels ? 
Display available ?Yes
Color display ?Color
Display size 3,0 Inch
Display format ?16:9
Display pixels ?921000 Pixel
Touch Screen ?Yes
External controls
Manual Zoom ?Rocker
Manual Focus ?Menu
Manual Aperture ?No
Focus switcher ?No
ND Filter ?No
Exp Lock ?No
Gain ?No
White balance ?No
Push AF ?No
Audio Levels ?No
Custom Keys ?
synonymous: User buttons

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Audio Formats ?AC-3 Dolby Digital 5.1 640 kbit max.
Dolby AC-3 Digital 2 channel 48 KHz
Microphone ?Mini-jack external
5.1 Internal
Audio Control ?auto
2 steps
Audio levels ?Screen

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Recording Medium ?Memory Stick Duo
SD Card
built-in flash memory
SDHC card
SDXC card
Medium included ?No
Effective pixels ?5020000 Pixel
Resolutions ?6016 x 3384 - Max
Standard ?JPEG Exif 2.2
Flash ?Yes

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luminance resolution
chrominance resolution
lens distortion
test small ISO image
noise / internal microphone
test picture 1200 Lux
Test image 12 lux auto-mode ?
Test image 12 lux optimized ?
Manufacturers URL Website Sony
slashCAM rating
Lowlight ?Good
Resolution ?Very good
Color performance ?Very good
subj.Picture impression ?Very good
Optical Zoom ?Sufficient
Wide Angle ? Excellent
Configuration / image ?Satisfactory
Configuration / sound ?Sufficient
Handling ?Satisfactory
Portability ? Excellent
Photo function ?Satisfactory
Optics ?Good
Dynamics ?Good
Conclusion slashCAM
slashCAM rating ?Very good
Total score ?
(maximal 570)
Pros + Display
+ reliable automatics
Cons - few manual controls
- slight chromatic aberrations
Conclusion Sony´s mid-range camcorders 2012 are primarily recommendable for filmmakers without demands for manual intervention.In return, they may as always rely on the well functioning Sony automatics. The picture quality is basically good, but shows more chromatic aberrations than the competition.The state-of-the-art display and the snappy menus speak for the powerful hardware and set new standards in this price range.
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