Gift Tip 24: Sony HDR-CX520V HD Camcorder For Enthusiasts

Posted: Dec 2 2009, 5:00pm CST | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 6:00pm CDT, in Holiday Gift Guide


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The Sony HDR-CX520V comes equipped with a mammoth 12-megapixel sensor to capture every moment in high-definition. Never before has a Handycam camcorder come with so many features all tied to a powerful imaging processor. The Sony HDR-CX520V is fully equipped for any task, from home videos to feature filmmaking.

The Sony HDR-CX520V is able to capture full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) video and produce high-quality HD output up to 1080p. The HDR-CX520V sports 64GB flash memory expandable with the optional Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo HX. Sony’s powerful BIONZ imaging processor adds the Face Touch function which allows an individual to be automatically kept in focus no matter where they are in the frame by simply touching their image on the 3” LCD touchscreen. Record sound in startling clarity with Dolby digital 5.1-channel surround sound. The Sony HDR-CX520V is specifically designed to capture your favorite memories and reproduce them in lifelike detail.

The Sony HDR-CX520V backlit CMOS sensor doubles light sensitivity, greatly improving low-light performance so you can shoot pictures and video in even the most trying conditions. Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization corrects camera shake and 3-Way shake canceling adds electronic roll stability, making your video capture unbelievably smooth. Finally, a built-in GPS receiver allows you to geotag photos and videos so you can always have a record of where your favorite memories took place.
The Sony HDR- CX520V’s 64GB of internal SSD storage is lighter, less power hungry and less prone to physical damage than physical drives. These characteristics make the Sony HRD- CX520V Handycam highly attractive. The large 3" touchscreen display with an ultra sleek and slim design makes it a cool gadget. It is a bit expensive for the majority of consumers and it uses less capacious, more expensive and difficult to find external memory.

Great Gift For

Sony HRD-CX520V handy cam is a great gift for people who want to shoot great video and pictures in all kinds of conditions and not worry about storage capacity.

Price and Where to Buy
The Sony HRD-CX520V is $999.99 on sale on

This gift tip is part of the I4U News Top 100 Holiday Gift Guide. Find many more hot tech gift recommendations across 10 categories and shopping tips here.

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