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SONY HDR-PJ230/B Black 1/5.8" CMOS 2.7" 230K LCD 27X Optical Zoom Full HD HDD/Flash Memory Camcorder

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  • Full HD 1080/60p Video and 8.9MP Stills
  • 1/5.8" Exmor R CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ Image Processor
  • Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 27x Zoom Lens
  • SteadyShot Image Stabilization
  • 2.7" Clear Photo LCD Display

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Full HD HDD/Flash Memory Camcorder
2.7" 230K
Shutter Speed
Standard: 1/30 - 1/10,000
Focusing System
Focus System: Contrast AF
AF Modes: Auto/Manual(Menu)
Focus Area: Full range Focus
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): Movie Mode: 29.8-953.6mm(16:9),36.4-1164.8mm(4:3); Photo Mode: 29.8-804.0mm(16:9), 36.4-984.0mm(4:3)
Minimum Focus Distance: Approx.1cm(Wide) ,Approx.80cm(Tele) ,Approx.37cm(Tele Macro)
Focal Distance: f=2.1-57.0mm; f=3/32-2 1/4inch
Minimum Illumination
Standard:6 lux(1/30 Shutter Speed); Low Lux:3 lux(1/30 Shutter Speed)
White Balance
Scene Mode
Auto/Night Scene/Sunrise & Sunset/Fireworks/Landscape/Portrait/Spotlight/Beach/Snow

Image Sensor

Image Sensor
1/5.8" CMOS
Still Image Size
8.9 megapixels 16:9 (3984x2240)
6.7 megapixels 4:3 (2992x2240)


Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilization
SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active mode (Wide to Tele)


Video Signal Type
HDTV, NTSC color, EIA standards
Recording Media
Flash Memory 8GB and Memory Card
Memory Card Support
Memory Stick PRO Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC compatible
Video Recording
Video Mode: HD: MPEG4-AVC/H.264 AVCHD 2.0 format.compatible; STD: MPEG2-PS; MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Video Resolution: HD:1920x1080/60p(PS),60i(FX,FH), 1440x1080/60i(HQ,LP); STD:720x480/60i; MP4: 1280x720 30p
Video Actual (Pixel): Approx.2150K pixels(16:9),Approx.1610K pixels(4:3)
Audio Recording
Dolby Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator; MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch


USB, HDMI, Composite


Power Supply
InfoLITHIUM with AccuPower Meter System (V Series)


1920x1080 Full HD 24p/60p w/8.9MP Exmor R CMOS Sensor

Built-in High-Contrast Projector

Up to 3hr 10min recording with 8GB embedded Flash Memory

32x Extended Zoom to get even closer to the action

29.8mm Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens

SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active Mode

Shoot high quality AVCHD or web optimized MP4 video

Highlight Playback creates movies with transitions for you

2.7" wide Clear Photo LCD (230k)

Built-in USB cable for easy file transfer/charge

Intelligent Auto (60 different scene combinations possible)

Direct Copy to external HDD without PC

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions (WxHxD) & Weight
Approx.2 3/8inch x 2 1/4inch x 4 5/8inch
Approx.7.4oz. (Main Unit Only); Approx.9.0oz.(NP-FV30(supplied battery); Approx.9.3oz.(NP-FV50); Approx.10.9oz.(NP-FV70); Approx.14.4oz.(NP-FV100)

Package Contents

Package Contents
Sony HDR-PJ230/B Camcorder
Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-FV30) (1)
Operating Guide (1)
HDMI(micro) Cable (1)
USB Connection Support Cable (1)
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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