For family fun and a whole lot more
Beyond high technology, Handycam® performance relies on closer attention to human factors. Such as the flexibility to create, shape, share, and discover better ways for images to really move you. Plus, the focus on more carefree yet functional approaches to get to the heart of a subject. The integrity of Sony’s know-how is dedicated to more fun and exciting movie making, from start to finish. This is more than just a new Handycam®, it’s a handier way of providing as much happiness as you can handle—for this generation and those lucky ones to come.
For steadier images shot on the move
Optical SteadyShot™ with Intelligent Active Mode
Shoot steady movie images even while walking or zooming. Advanced image stabilization compensates for camera shake up to 13x more effectively compared to standard mode.
See life in a new light
At the intersection of visionary technology and design, Handycam® image quality reigns supreme. A ZEISS® lens, Exmor R® CMOS image sensor, and BIONZ X™ image processing engine are the essence of picture performance. Zoom coverage as wide as 26.8 mm is expansive, and XAVC S 50 Mbps of high bit rate recording captures scenes of remarkable dynamism in detail.
Up to 26.8 mm wide-angle lens
Frame more landscape and indoor scenes when you can't step back.
Optical Zoom and Clear Image Zoom
Images look very sharp and less degraded even beyond the optical zoom range.
Premium recording that’s ready for anything
For higher image quality and capture capacity
Based on the professional XAVC format, the XAVC S format for consumer use supports high bitrates for recording high-resolution, action-filled movies.
Exmor R® CMOS image sensor
Twice the light sensitivity of conventional sensors for outstanding low-light image capture.
BIONZ X™ image processing engine
Quickly transforms data from the sensor into richly textured high-resolution movies and photos.
Works with the Exmor R® CMOS sensor and BIONZ X™ processor to deliver superior optical performance.
More functional for more fun
Extending the joy of shooting, editing, and sharing
Shoot for more
Shoot, edit, and share as you like
When you want to aim higher in your moviemaking ambitions, this Handycam® is ready for you. Multi Camera Control lets you shoot from multiple angles, using this camcorder as a central unit to set up and control up to five simultaneously and wirelessly connected cameras. Then manage and edit all the footage for sharing using PlayMemories™ Home software installed on a computer. You can even share live Handycam® footage with faraway friends and family members through an online connection with Ustream®, a popular video streaming platform. With so much functionality so conveniently at hand, there is no end to the fun that everyone can share.
Multi Camera Control
Take command of up to five cameras simultaneously via Wi-Fi. The Handycam® can control their settings making the production of multi-view movies easy.
Highlight Movie Maker
Easily get and share highlight movies with transition effects and music.
Live Streaming via Ustream®
Share extensive footage online as it's being recorded in real time.
Motion Shot Video
Superimpose image sequences to trace split-seconds of recorded action.
Connect with a touch
Wi-Fi® and NFC allow mobile control and image transfer
With the free PlayMemories™ Mobile app, remotely control your camcorder with a smartphone or tablet. You can also send data between Handycam® and mobile devices over Wi-Fi® at a touch using NFC.
Built-in cable for PC connection and quick charging
The USB cable stowed in the hand strap eliminates the need to pack a bulky extra USB cable or AC adapter. For charging without a PC, use a compact AC-USB adapter (optional).