The Sony HDR-CX560E HD Flash Memory PAL Camcorder is a full 1080/50p HD cam designed to take your recording beyond the norm. On top of the 26 hours of HD storage afforded by its 64GB internal flash memory, the CX560E includes Sony's Cinematone presets and 25p recording, which give your video a film-like look and feel. The CX560E offers an impressive lineup of core features, from the wide angle G lens and Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, to the 3.0" touch panel LCD with TruBlack technology for higher contrast. There's also a 14x extended zoom to help you get closer to the action while maintaining image integrity. Sony also gave the CX560E some high-class audio features. The built-in 5.1 channel surround sound microphone, for instance, helps capture all encompassing sound without an external mic. And should you want to use an external mic, the camera has both a stereo mini microphone and headphone connection. Other audio features include wind noise reduction and Clear Phase stereo speakers. The CX560E's numerous shooting controls are designed to make your recording experience an easier one. And while there are a number of ways to make your video your own, when you want to stop worrying about camera settings and simply hit Record, features like Intelligent Auto let you do just that--without compromising image quality. 1920 x 1080 Full HD 50p Recording with 12MP Still Image The Sony HDR-CX560E offers 1920 x 1080 high definition resolution, letting you record your memories in exceptional full HD quality. Capable of 50p recording and playback via HDMI and compatible HDTV, the camera provides stunning clarity and incredibly detailed playback of your memories. Cinematone Presets & 25p Recording for Cinematic Quality Video For extra control over image expression, Cinematone technology is used to deepen the color and recreate film-like color tones. Combined with 25p recording, you'll have some of the tools you need to fulfill your need for cinematic expression. 64GB Embedded Flash Memory for Up to 26 Hours of Recording The built-in 64GB embedded Flash memory can record and store up to 26 hours of high definition video footage (HD LP mode). Assignable Dial (Iris / Shutter / Exposure / WB / Focus) Get the most out of your camcorder with enhanced manual controls. The assignable dial allows for control of focus, exposure, white balance, iris, and shutter speed. Wide Angle G Lens to Capture Everything You Want Experience the pinnacle of Sony lens technology with the professional-quality G Lens. Engineered for superior optical performance, Sony G lenses deliver brilliant, accurate color reproduction and sharp, amazingly detailed images. In addition, the 26.3mm focal length offers a broader perspective for enhanced wide angle shooting. Back-Illuminated 'Exmor R' CMOS Sensor for Superb Low-Light Video Experience stunning low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain with Sony's back-illuminated "Exmor R" CMOS sensor. Designed for compact cameras and camcorders, the "Exmor R" sensor relocates the photo diodes above the support circuitry, maximizing the light gathering area per pixel so you can shoot with better results in lower lighting conditions. Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization with Active Mode Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode compensates for greater degrees of camera shake to deliver stunningly smooth video from wide angle to full telephoto shooting. In addition, innovative 3-Way Shake-Canceling adds electronic roll stability for even smoother video capture. 14x Extended Zoom to Get Even Closer to the Action Extended Zoom works in conjunction with 10x optical zoom to get even closer to the action while maintaining HD image quality. 3.0" Touch Screen Xtra Fine LCD Display (912K) with TruBlack Technology The 3.0" (16:9) Xtra Fine LCD screen (921K) displays sharp, bright, vivid images, letting you compose a shot more easily--even outdoors, while enabling you to change settings to best represent the scene. TruBlack technology brings remarkably higher contrast delivering more natural, realistic colors and easier viewing in bright conditions by reducing glare. 5.1 Channel Surround Mic for Vivid and Dynamic Surround Sound Dolby Digital 5.1 channel recording captures active sounds coming from all directions, so you can experience your home movies the way you experienced them while recording. Tracking Focus Follows Selected Subjects Tracking Focus works as an extension of Face Detection to allow you to select an object with a touch of the LCD and have the focus follow the selected object. 17x Extended Zoom to Get Even Closer to the Action Extended Zoom works in conjunction with 12x optical zoom to get even closer to the action while maintaining HD image quality. Expanded Recording/Monitoring with Mic/Headphone Jacks Features dedicated mic and headphone inputs for expanded audio recording options and convenient monitoring of audio with headphones (external microphones and headphones sold separately). 5.1 Channel Surround Mic for Vivid and Dynamic Surround Sound Dolby Digital 5.1 channel recording captures active sounds coming from all directions, so you can experience your home movies the way you experienced them while recording. Wind Noise Reduction for Clear Voice Recording Wind Reduction reduces noise and interference that is produced when wind passes over the microphone, giving you a clearer and more enjoyable sound experience. Highlight Playback Creates Movies with Transitions for You Why spend hours editing your movies when you can let your camcorder do it for you Highlight Playback identifies and compiles key scenes into a short, entertaining movie complete with music and transitions. You can even pinpoint the exact scene you want to include in the highlight reel. Active Interface Shoe to Attach Intelligent Accessories The Active Interface Shoe lets you mount Intelligent Accessories, such as external lights and microphones, which can help extend the capabilities of your camcorder. Event Browse Groups Photos and Videos for Reference Event Browse conveniently groups your images and videos together for easier viewing. The date range that Event Browse groups your pictures and videos is easily adjusted to suit your needs. When used with the Highlight Playback feature, making and sharing a highlight reel from your event is easy and fun. Direct Copy to External HDD without PC Store your memories in a whole new way with the ability to copy videos from your camcorder directly to an external hard disk drive (sold separately), all without a computer. Your camcorder can also access videos stored on the external hard drive for playback on your HDTV, allowing you to utilize the camcorder's handy playback features. Clear Phase Stereo Speakers for True and Dynamic Sound Bring your video alive with Clear Phase stereo speakers. Drawing on Sony's high-end audio expertise, renowned S-Master digital amplifier technology is utilized to produce more true-to-life sound. Golf Shot Building on the slow-motion capture capabilities of Smooth Slow Record, Golf Shot captures a few seconds of motion as a sequence of up to 22 still images, which can be viewed/printed individually or as a composite "sequence shot" image, perfect for analyzing the nuances of a golf swing, tennis serve, and other fast action. Built-In USB Cable for Easy File Transfer/Charge The high-speed, built-in USB 2.0 cable allows for easy connection to your computer for charging or file transfer without having to remember separate cables. It also fits conveniently into the hand strap so it's out of the way until you need it. Built-In Flash The built-in flash sheds light on your subject when taking still photos. Intelligent Auto--90 Different Scene Combinations Possible Intelligent Auto mode goes a step beyond traditional auto modes by analyzing your shot and then automatically selecting the appropriate settings from ten distinct scene modes (90 different combinations possible): Landscape, Backlight, Twilight, Spotlight, Low light, Macro, Portrait, Baby, Walk, Tripod.