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Ilse Jurriën : April 26th 2007 - 12:05 CET
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SonySony HDR-CX6 camcorder : Beautifully styled and incredibly easy to use, the new Handycam HDR-CX6 is the world’s smallest, lightest HD camcorder. It’s also the first Sony camcorder to harness the convenience and portability of removable Memory Stick for storing and sharing your memories in beautiful High Definition. With only a Memory Stick slot inside and no tapes, discs or hard drive, the incredibly compact, stylish Handycam CX6EK nestles comfortably in the palm of your hand, weighing just 370g (excluding battery). The Sony CX6 records HD 1080i video files and 6.1 Megapixel still pictures onto convenient, reliable Memory Stick removable media. Depending on chosen picture quality mode, up to 2:55 hours of continuous shooting is possible.
Sony HDR-CX6Sony CX6EK HD camcorder
The amazing shooting capacity of the CX6 EK is enabled by powerful AVCHD compression technology that allows long recording durations with excellent HD picture quality. As well as offering high compression efficiency, variable Bit Rate recording adjusts data rates while shooting, balancing optimal picture quality with maximum storage efficiency for higher picture quality.

Sony CX6 - Connect to Bravia HD television
There’s a growing range of exciting possibilities for enjoying your HD pictures at home. The CX6 connects directly to any Bravia HD-ready television via a mini-HDMI cable (optional) for fantastic results in your living room. The CX6 is the perfect camcorder for anyone looking for the ultimate in picture quality and mobility - and it’s great for anybody with a Sony Vaio PC or Playstation 3 console with direct Memory Stick slot, too.

Sony HDR CX6 camcorder - ClearVid CMOS sensor
The new CX6 uses the AVCHD format to capture dazzling HD images with superb detailing, resolution, contrast and supremely life-like colour. The ClearVid CMOS sensor with Enhanced Imaging Processor offers excellent dynamic range and reduced smear compared with conventional CCD sensors. Exceptional sensitivity with a minimum illumination of only 2 lux (Auto Slow Shutter “ON”) allows successful shooting in twilight or dimly-lit interiors.

Sony HDR-CX6 handycam - x.v. Colour technology
Based on the new xvYCC international standard, x.v.Colour technology assures supremely life-like colour reproduction. Compared to conventional camcorders, x.v.Colour approximately doubles the range of colours that can be reproduced, very close to what human eye can recognise. This ensures vivid, expressive tonal reproduction with greater detailing and clarity when viewed on the growing range of xvYCC compliant televisions and players including Sony Blu-ray player BDP-S1.

Sony HD CX6 - Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens
High-quality still images up to 6.1 Megapixel can also be captured. In Dual Rec mode, 4.6 Megapixel still images can be shot without interrupting video shooting. The Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens features a 10x optical zoom range to bring distant images closer with superb clarity. Super SteadyShot optical image stabilisation ensures sharp, clear images during still shooting, plus improved picture stability when shooting video in slow shutter mode. There’s also an on-board microphone allowing Dolby Digital 5.1ch surround sound recording- an essential part of the total HD entertainment experience with a home theatre system.

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Sony CX6EK camcorder - Scene chapters
The CX6 makes it beautifully simple to find exactly the right scene that’s been shot on Memory Stick in moment. ‘Visual Index’ divides all your footage into a series of convenient chapters, corresponding with each press of the Record Start button. Thumbnail images are automatically created for each chapter and displayed on the camcorder’s touch screen for handy reference.

Sony HDR-CX6 camcorder - Fast scene search
It’s complemented by smart new indexing features that make it even quicker to track down your favourite memories after a day’s shooting. ‘Film Roll Index’ automatically creates scene index points at user-selectable intervals from 3 seconds to 5 minutes within each recorded chapter. All that’s required is a single press of the ‘Film Roll’ button on the camcorder’s body. The right scene can then be tracked down quickly on the camcorder’s touch-screen. Film Roll Index searches can also be performed on a PC using supplied Picture Motion Browser software.

Sony HDR-CX6 handycam - Face Detection Technology
For the first time ever on a camcorder, ‘Face Index’ uses new Face Detection Technology to simplify searches for ‘people pictures’ within a scene of continuously shot footage - like your child in a school play. The CX6 automatically identifies scenes from your footage containing faces. Faces appear as thumbnail images, making it fun and easy to browse scenes featuring your child or other people - just make your selection by pressing the touch screen and the clip plays immediately.

Sony HD camcorder - Picture Motion Browser software
Bundled Picture Motion Browser software also permits ‘Highlight’ Searches to track down brightly-lit, colourful scenes with voices. It’s ideal for finding those shots from the beach, poolside or concerts and other special events. For ever greater flexibility, scenes can be searched by shooting date using the ‘Date Index’ function.

Sony CX6 - Store & Edit High Defenition images
There’s a choice of options for storing, archiving and editing High Definition shots that have been captured on Memory Stick with the CX6. With supplied software installed, just slip a Memory Stick from the camcorder into a VAIO PC to view, save and edit AVCHD files - with no connecting cables or disk transfers needed. For the best possible performance and rapid transfer of video content from the CX6 to a VAIO PC, Sony recommends using new Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo media.

Sony CX6 HD camcorder - Disc Burn & Back-up features
The bundled Handycam Station features ‘One Touch Disc Burn’. Just press a button on the docking station to transfer shots from Handycam to PC connected via USB for fuss-free creation of AVCHD format DVDs. Data stored on Memory Stick media can also be stored safely to your computer using ‘Easy PC Back-up’. This intelligently detects and transfers only files that have not previously been backed up. Once footage has been imported to your PC using the supplied Picture Motion Browser software, it’s easy to edit your own movies with an increasing choice of AVCHD-compatible editing packages.

Sony HDR-CX6 - Clear Photo LCD plus touch screen
Video and still HD images can be reviewed on the widescreen 2.7-inch Clear Photo LCD plus touch screen that offers excellent brightness, contrast and faithful colour reproduction. Despite its advanced imaging and playback capabilities, the CX6 is brilliantly simple to use thanks to clear, intuitive menu options and helpful on-screen explanation of functions. There’s an ‘Easy Handycam’ mode that adjusts all settings for foolproof everyday use. Advanced Sony Stamina power management allows up to 6 hours of uninterrupted shooting time between charges (With optional battery NP-FH100). The Sony Handycam CX6 will be available throughout Europe from July 2007.

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