Full Specifications & Features



Sensor Type
1/5.8 type(3.1mm) back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor
Effective Pixels (Video)
approx.2.29 Megapixels(16:9)
Effective Pixels (Still Image)
approx.2.29 Megapixels(16:9)/approx.1.71 Megapixels(4:3)


Image Processor
BIONZ X image processor


Lens Type
G Lens
Filter Diameter
Lens Cover
Focal Distance
f = 1.9-57.0mm
Focal Length (35mm equivalent) (Video)
Focal Length (35mm equivalent) (Still Image)
f=26.8-804.0mm(16:9), f=32.8-984.0mm(4:3)
Minimum Focus Distance
approx.1cm(Wide), approx.80cm(Tele), approx.13/32inch(Wide), approx.31 1/2inch(Tele)


Optical Zoom
Clear Image Zoom
Digital Zoom


Screen Type
7.5cm(3.0 type) Clear Photo LCD display (460 800 dots) Wide(16:9)
Touch Panel
Brightness Control
Marker/Grid Display
Grid Line
Angle Adjustment
Opening Angle:max.90 deg., Turning Angle:max.270 deg.

Image Stabilisation

Image Stabilisation Type
Balanced Optical SteadyShot w/ Intelligent Active mode(5-axis)


Focus Type
Contrast AF
Focus Mode
Auto/Manual(Touch Panel)
Focus Area
Full range Focus/Spot Focus
Fast Intelligent AF
Lock-On AF


Auto, Flexible Spot(Touch Panel), Manual(Menu)
Metering Modes
Exposure Compensation
AE Shift(Touch Panel)
Auto Iris Control
Manual Iris Control
Backlight Compensation
Gain Control
Minimum Illumination
Standard:6 lux(1/25 Shutter Speed), Low Lux:3 lux(1/25 Shutter Speed)

Shutter Speed

Auto Control Range
Manual Iris Control (Photo mode)
Manual Shutter

White balance

White Balance Modes
White Balance Shift


Flash Metering System
Pre-flash TTL
Flash Compensation
Yes(3 steps)
Flash Mode

Storage Media

Media Type
Internal Flash Memory, XAVC S HD: Micro SDHC Memory Card(4GB or over, Class10 or Higher)/Micro SDXC Memory Card(Class10 or Higher), AVCHD, Still: Memory Stick Micro (Mark 2), Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card(Class 4 or Higher)
Internal Media
Flash Memory 32GB


Recording Format (Video)
AVCHD format ver.2.0 compatible:MPEG4-AVC/H.264, MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, XAVC S format MPEG4-AVC/H.264
Video Resolution
AVCHD: 1920x1080/50p(PS), 25p(FX, FH), 50i(FX, FH), 1440x1080/50i(HQ, LP), MP4: 1280x720 25p, XAVC S HD: 1920x1080/50p, 25p
Video Recording Rate (ABR / VBR)
AVCHD PS:approx.28Mbps/FX:approx.24Mbps/FH:approx.17Mbps/HQ:approx.9Mbps/LP:approx.5Mbps, MP4: approx.3Mbps, XAVC S HD: approx.50Mbps
Recording Format (Still Image)
JPEG (DCF Ver.2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant)
Still Image Size (Photo Mode)
L:9.2Megapixels 16:9(4032x2272), 6.9Megapixels 4:3(3024x2272), S:2.1Megapixels 16:9(1920x1080), 0.3Megapixels 4:3(640x480)
Still Image Size (Movie Mode)
L:9.2Megapixels 16:9(4032x2272), S:2.1Megapixels 16:9(1920x1080)
Still Image Size (Photo Capture)
2.1Megapixels16:9 (1920×1080)
Still Image Size (Time-Lapse Capture)
HD:S(2.1M, 1920x1080)
Still Image Size (Dual Record)
L:9.2Megapixels 16:9(4032x2272), S:2.1Megapixels 16:9(1920x1080)


Built-in Zoom Microphone
Audio Recording Format
Dolby Digital 5.1ch, Dolby Digital 5.1Creator, Dolby Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch, MPEG-4 Linear PCM 2ch(48kHz/16bit)
Mic Level Control
Auto Wind Noise Reduction
My Voice Canceling
Monaural Speaker

Advanced Feature

Time-lapse Capture
Yes, Shooting Interval(1/2/5/10/30/60sec), Shot Number(1-999), Capture Image Size(HD:S(2.1M, 1920x1080)), AE Mode(AE Lock/AE Tracking)
Scene Selection
Auto/Night Scene/Sunrise & Sunset/Fireworks/Landscape/Portrait/Spotlight/Beach/Snow
Other Features
Face Detection, Cinematone, Fader Effect(s)(White/Black), Intelligent Auto(Portrait/Baby/Walk/Tripod/Backlight/Landscape/Spotlight/Twilight/Macro/Low light/Auto wind noise reduction), Smile Shutter(off/Dual Capture/Always On), Red Eye Reduction(Yes(Off/On)), Direct Copy


Fast Playback
About 5 times/10 times/30 times/60 times
Slow Playback
Forward:1/5 speed, Reverse:1/2 speed
Highlight Movie Maker
Yes , Highlight background music(Preinstalled 6 music files, Music transfer compatible
Motion Shot Video
Slide Show (Still Image)
Slide Show


Light Output
Up to 25 lumen
Resolution Output
640 x 360
Projected Image Size
10 type - 100 type
Endurance (Battery Life)
approx. 1h35m(Supplied Battery)
Projector Input
Yes (HDMI micro)

Wireless Function

Yes(Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11b/g/n(2.4GHz band) )
Yes (NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible)
Live Streaming
Multi Camera Control

Terminal / Shoe

Accessory Shoe
Yes(Multi Interface Shoe)
HDMI Terminal
Yes (HDMI micro)
Projector Input
Yes (HDMI micro)
Multi/Micro USB Terminal
Remote Terminal
integrated into Multi/Micro USB Terminal
STD Output
Composite Video Out(AV CABLE(sold separately))
Microphone Input
Stereo Minijack
Headphone Jack
Stereo Minijack
Memory Card Slot
Memory Stick Micro and Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC compatible


Battery Type
InfoLITHIUM with AccuPower Meter System (V Series)
Power Consumption (LCD)
Power Requirements
7.4V (battery pack), 5.0V (AC Adaptor)
Charge on camcorder(Charging time with supplied Battery)
Yes(approx. 2h 45min)
USB Charging
DC 5V 1500mA
USB Power Supply
Yes(Recording/Playback(supplied AC Adaptor AC-UUD12))/(Playback(not supplied AC Adaptor limiting 500mA))

Size & Weight

Dimensions (W x H x D) (including supplied battery)
approx.61.5mm x 66.0mm x 121.0mm(approx.61.5mm x 66.0mm x 130.5mm(NP-FV50)/approx.61.5mm x 66.0mm x 134.5mm(NP-FV50A)(including supplied battery)), approx.2 1/2inch x 2 5/8inch x 4 7/8inch(approx.2 1/2inch x 2 5/8inch x 5 1/4inch(NP-FV50)/approx.2 1/2inch x 2 5/8inch x 5 3/8inch(NP-FV50A)(including supplied battery))
Weight (main unit only)
approx.325g, approx.11.5oz
Weight (including supplied battery)
approx.380g(NP-FV50)/approx.375g(NP-FV50A)(supplied battery) , approx.415g(NP-FV70A), approx.470g(NP-FV100A), approx.13.4oz(NP-FV50)/approx.13.2oz(NP-FV50A)(supplied battery), approx.14.6oz(NP-FV70A), approx.1lb0.6oz(NP-FV100A)

What's In The Box

  • Rechargeable Battery Pack(NP-FV50/NP-FV50A) (1), AC Adaptor (1), Operating Guide(1), HDMI(micro) Cable (1), USB Connection Support Cable (1)


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Balanced Optical SteadyShot™ — 5-axis Intelligent Active mode

Our advanced image stabilisation suppresses camera shake to stabilise a movie as it is being shot within the wide-angle-to-telephoto zoom range, even under unsteady conditions. 5-axis Intelligent Active mode compensates for vibration in five different directions, so you can shoot stable high-quality movies even while running. 

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Rapid AF response to capture decisive moments

Fast Intelligent AF achieves very speedy, accurate contrast-detection autofocus by minimising lens motion, predicting suitable AF range, and accelerating lens drive, thereby improving response so you can capture more fleeting moments.

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Up to 26.8mm wide-angle lens

Whether you’re shooting movies or still images, the class-leading wide-angle lens can help you capture more of landscapes and indoor scenes, when you don’t have enough room to step back. Even without a wide conversion lens, the camcorder shoots as wide as 26.8mm (16:9 aspect ratio) in movie mode.

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Time-lapse Capture

You can capture still images continuously over an extensive period of time at a selected constant interval from each shot to the next, edit the entire sequence of still images in post-production, and enjoy playback of that series of images as a time-lapse movie.

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Highlight Movie Maker

A versatile function to streamline movie editing, Highlight Movie Maker offers several time-saving features. Add highlight points to key moments while recording, and let the camcorder automatically sync movie transitions to your chosen soundtrack. 

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Dual Video Recording

Record two movies at the same time — one in the maximum-quality XAVC S or AVCHD format and another in MP4 format. That way you’ve got a small file ready for instant sharing, plus a professional-grade file for further editing.

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One-touch remote and One-touch sharing

One-touch remote lets you use your smartphone or tablet as a viewfinder and remote control for a digital camera, and One-touch sharing lets you transfer your photos and videos from your camera. Either way, by installing Imaging Edge Mobile app to your NFC enable Android smartphone or tablet, you can avoid complex set-up sequences and establish wireless connection simply by touching your device to the camera. You are now ready to control your camera from your smartphone to take a photo from a previously out-of-reach spot, or simply be in your own group shot, as well as transfer them instantly to your smartphone for sharing on SNS. No NFC? No problem. You can also pair the devices manually.

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Live Streaming via Ustream (currently IBM Cloud Video)

From performances to sports events, some things are best seen in real time. Share scenes as they happen with high-quality picture and sound.

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Built-in Projector 

Shoot and show footage with the same device. A built-in projector allows you to present your movie — or other content, using the external input — on any flat screening surface.

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Exceptional image quality

The high-bitrate XAVC S format is for videographers ready to take their work to the next level. Delivering incredible quality, XAVC S is built from the XAVC format used by professional filmmakers and broadcasters, while employing intelligent data compression to export consumer-friendly file sizes.

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Manual settings for iris and shutter speed

This camcorder gives you the freedom to choose manual settings for iris and shutter speed control, ideal for shooting under backlit and underexposed conditions as well as in other situations.

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5.1ch surround sound microphone

Record clear sound that accurately captures the atmosphere of the scene, and enjoy surround sound playback on your home theatre system. Level meters on the LCD panel provide visual monitoring of each channel’s levels.

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My Voice Canceling

Reduce the intensity of the voice of the user shooting from close behind the camera, whether the user is talking to subjects or cheering them on.

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30x optical zoom

With a wide-angle lens that is ideal for capturing grand landscapes, the camera also provides 30x optical zoom and up to 60x Clear Image Zoom for versatile image options.

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Lock-on Autofocus (AF)

Enhances the tracking of moving subjects by using the optimal AF point at all times, and adjusting the target frame size to match your subject’s characteristics.Just touch the subject on LCD to lock on fast-moving targets precisely for shooting.

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Smile Shutter

Because great smiles are fleeting, this feature ensures they’re never lost. Automatically capture snapshots of smiling faces, even while recording video.

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Dual Rec

Dual Record mode enables you to shoot HD video and high-resolution still images simultaneously to capture the best shot in both ways.

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Intelligent Auto

This feature automatically determines the type of scene being shot and optimises a combination of settings from three groups (Face, Scene, Camera shake). It provides the best results for up to 180 scene types, even at night and in backlit scenes. Selected settings are displayed as icons on the LCD screen for easy reference.

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Picture Effect

Give free reign to your imagination. Picture Effect expands movie and photo enjoyment by letting you add up to seven creative effects (Partial Colour, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, High Contrast Mono, Toy Camera, Pop Colour, Posterization) without troublesome editing on a computer.

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Motion Shot Video

Motion Shot Video plays a sequence of superimposed images that trace recorded action in split-second intervals for you to analyse in detail on the LCD screen. During playback, you can adjust the interval or pause to capture and share a still image.

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Multi Camera Control

More shots mean more editing opportunities. Easily record footage from a variety of angles, whether using cameras mounted directly to the Handycam® or triggered wirelessly. Multi Camera Control makes it easy to sync shooting settings on compatible Wi-Fi connected devices.

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Exmor R™ CMOS sensor

This large, cutting-edge sensor enhances image clarity, reduces noise in dark environments, and enables soft background defocusing.

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BIONZ X™ image processor

The advanced BIONZ X image processing engine helps achieve more naturally vivid and lifelike image quality as well as faster processing capabilities.

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Sony G™ Lens

At the heart of superlative optical performance, the Sony G Lens works in perfect harmony with the Exmor R CMOS sensor and BIONZ X processor. It’s essential for realising the exquisitely detailed images that great memories are made of.

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9.2MP still image capture

Sometimes you don’t need — or want — video. Put your video camera in still image mode and capture amazing high-quality 9.2-megapixel single images as easily as you do with a still image camera.

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Auto Wind Noise Reduction

Using an advanced sound-analysis algorithm, this feature eliminates wind noise — the biggest culprit of bad outdoor audio.

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Mic Level Control

For recording movies, you can fine-tune the microphone level to optimise quality of any sound input, from a quiet birdsong to a loud band performance. Even when the sound level increases suddenly, Auto Gain prevents the sound from degenerating.

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Progressive Recording

Clear movies, that contain twice the image data of movies recorded in interlace mode, can be recorded in Full HD at 60p/50p (NTSC/PAL) in progressive recording mode. The images are as smooth as those shot at 60p/50p (NTSC/PAL) frames per second, and each frame is recorded as one full picture. So a still captured from a movie recorded in progressive mode looks extra-sharp.

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Direct Copy from Handycam®

It's easy to back up and store image data to an external hard drive. Just connect the drive to the Handycam® that originally contains the data by plugging the USB cable into the USB port of the hard drive.

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Works with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X

This product is compatible with Final Cut Pro X and iMovie.