Sony Handycam HDR-XR550VE - Camcorder - 240 GB - with Sony VAT cashback deal £740.68 instead of £870.30 from Amazon - HotUKDeals
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Sony Handycam HDR-XR550VE - 240 GB HDD with Sony VAT cashback deal £740.68 (£870.30 minus VAT of £129.62).

To get the cashback you have to apply before the 24th of December 2010.

Here is a link to the PDF of the claim form.

http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/02/uk-electronics/shops/sony/SONYvat_tcS._V196018610_.pdf

I've had this in my wishlist on Amazon for a while checking the price, and this is the lowest it has been for a while. It actually flucuates daily so it may go back up to above £900 anytime. May not be for everyone - they are bound to come down in price eventually!
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Sony HDR-XR550VE features Full HD 1920 x 1080 video shooting (AVCHD format) at maximum bit rate for increased detail and clarity. With 3-way shake-canceling for stable images, even while walking, now it offers enhanced stabilization at all zoom settings.
Main Specifications

* Product Description Sony Handycam HDR-XR550VE – camcorder – hard disc drive
* Dimensions (WxDxH) 7 cm x 14.3 cm x 7.4 cm
* Weight 0.51 kg
* Hard Drive Hard disc drive – built-in – 240 GB
* Media Type Hard disc drive
* Product Type Camcorder – 1080i – Widescreen Video Capture
* Display LCD display – TFT active matrix – 3.5″ – colour
* Lens System 10 x zoom lens – 3.8 mm – 38 mm – f/1.8-3.4
* Digital Zoom 120 x
* Viewfinder LCD monitor – 0.2″ – colour
* Sensor Resolution 6.631 Mpix
* Focus Adjustment Automatic, manual
* Camera Flash Built-in flash
* Microphone Microphone – built-in – surround
* Shooting Modes Digital photo mode
* Image Stabiliser Optical (Steady Shot)
* Supported Battery 1 x Sony NP-FV50 Li-ion rechargeable battery (included)
* Effective Sensor Resolution Video: 4.15 Mpix – Still: 6.0 Mpix

Microphone

* Type Microphone – built-in
* Microphone Operation Mode Surround
* Microphone Features Zoom

Connections

* Connector Type 1 x audio input
o 1 x audio output
o 1 x composite video output
o 1 x HDMI output
o 1 x S-Video output
o 1 x USB
o 1 x component video output
o 1 x microphone
o 1 x headphones
* Expansion Slot(s) 1 x Memory Stick PRO Duo
o 1 x SD Memory Card

Additional Features

* Additional Features Direct print, USB 2.0 compatibility, touch-screen control, built-in speaker, backlight compensation, digital noise reduction, PictBridge support, accessories hot shoe, Dolby Digital 5.1 channel recording, takes photos while film recording, Golf Shot function, Dynamic Range Optimizer, face detection, Smile Detection technology
* Low Lux / Night Mode Yes
* Digital Still Camera Function Yes
* Search Modes Index search, map index search, face index search

Camera Flash

* Camera Flash Built-in flash
* Effective Flash Range 0.3 m – 2 m

Memory / Storage

* Hard Drive Hard disc drive – built-in – 240 GB
* Image Storage JPEG 4000 x 3000
o JPEG 4000 x 2250
o 640 x 480

Main Features

* Media Type Hard disc drive
* Colour Support Colour
* Optical Sensor Type Exmor R CMOS
* Digital Zoom 120 x
* Still Image Format JPEG
* Digital Video Format MPEG-2, AVCHD
* Optical Sensor Size 1/2.9″
* Max Shutter Speed 1/10000 sec
* Min Shutter Speed 1/6 sec
* Exposure Modes Programme, automatic
* White Balance Custom, automatic, presets
* Shooting Modes Digital photo mode
* White Balance Presets Indoor, outdoor
* Remote Control Remote control – infrared
* Image Stabiliser Optical (Steady Shot)
* Min Illumination 0 lux
* Recording Speed SP, LP, FH, HQ, FX
* Faders White fader, black fader
* Camcorder Sensor Resolution 6.631 Mpix
* Camcorder Effective Video Resolution 4.15 Mpix
* Camcorder Effective Still Resolution 6.0 Mpix
* Widescreen Video Capture Widescreen Video Capture
* Camcorder Interpolated Still Resolution 12.0 Mpix
* Face Detection Built-in
* Shooting Programs Spotlight, landscape, portrait mode, twilight portrait, fireworks, twilight mode, sunset, beach, snow, sunrise

Viewfinder

* Viewfinder Type LCD monitor
* Viewfinder Colour Support Colour
* Viewfinder Resolution 201,600 pixels
* Viewfinder Diagonal Size 0.2″

Lens System

* Type Zoom lens – 3.8 mm – 38 mm – f/1.8-3.4
* Features Built-in lens shield
* Optical Zoom 10 x
* Lens Aperture F/1.8-3.4
* Focal Length 3.8 mm – 38 mm
* Focus Adjustment Automatic, manual
* Zoom Adjustment Motorised drive
* Filter Size 37 mm

Battery

* Supported Battery Sony NP-FV50
* Supported Battery Details 1 x Sony NP-FV50 Li-ion rechargeable battery (included)

Display

* Type LCD display – TFT active matrix – 3.5″ – colour
* Display Format 921,600 pixels
* Display Form Factor Rotating

Software

* Software Drivers & Utilities, Sony Picture Motion Browser

Power

* Power Device Power adapter – external

Miscellaneous

* Cables Included A/V cable
o USB cable

General

* Width 7 cm
* Depth 14.3 cm
* Height 7.4 cm
* Weight 0.51 kg
* Product Type Camcorder – 1080i
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That's a LOT of money
#3
You can say that again!
#4
That's a LOT of money
1 Like #5
Which have been raving about this camcorder for some time....it's on my wish list 2...do I, don't I...
I used to be indecisive but now I'm not so sure!

Edited By: KINGYFUN on Nov 19, 2010 21:18: spellin

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