Sony Handycam HDR-XR520V is the hard-disk-based AVCHD camcorder with built-in GPS and "Exmor R" CMOS sensor. Sony HDR-XR520V is also known as Sony Handycam HDR-XR520VE. The HDR-XR520V is for USA, and XR520VE for Europe. With the 240GB internal hard drive, you can record around 29-hour video at best quality, and over 100-hour video with basic quality. The HD Video can be also recorded on the Memory Stick.
240GB internal hard drive
First-rate video quality and performance
Geotagging videos with built-in GPS
Concurrent still capture during video recording
Record records 5.1-channel (Dolby Digital 5.1)
1/2.88-inch Exmor-R sensor is supposed to improve low light performance
No wind filter
Relatively big and heavy
The launch price of Sony HDR-XR520V is $1,499.99 and for over a year, the price on sonystyle.om is lower to $999.99.
However, the price on amazon.com is still over a thousand bucks.
Sony HDR-XR520V improves image capture with Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode as image stabilization technology. The 12.1 Megapixel still image provides great image quality in high definition and resolution. With 150x digital zoom on G Lens and large "Exmor R" CMOS sensor, the camcorder is perfect for indoor use even in pretty low light.
Sony HDR-XR520V is good for business with 1920 x 1080 high definition video recording and the long-hour recording. You could also capture family videos and travel videos with less concern on the space on internal hard drive. To play Sony HDR-XR520V MTS videos on computer, edit .mts video for presentation, you can use Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter as the Sony HDR-XR520V MTS converter. The recommended converter can convert mts videos to HD video with 5.1 channels keeping the high resolution to 1920x1080 or 1440x1080.
Below is how the Sony HDR-XR520V MTS converter looks like with files imported:
The Sony HDR-XR520V MTS converter helps you convert HD .mts videos to HD and SD videos according to your usage. With it, you can downscale 1080i video to 720p for iPad, iPhone, import captured HD videos to editing software like Adobe Premiere, Avide Media Composer, Sony Vegas. Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter also includes simple editing functions like merging/joining/splice video clips into one file, cropping and trimming videos.