Sony HDR-CX430V
Full HD 32GB Flash Memory Camcorder


With the Sony Handycam® HDR-CX430V camcorder, you can truly have it all. From remarkable Full HD 60p video quality and 8.9MP still image capture, to advanced anti-shake technology, this incredible camcorder preserves treasured memories you'll enjoy for years to come. Highlights include 55x Extended Zoom, 5.1-channel audio recording and premium AVCHD image quality. Plus, the multi-interface shoe lets you add a wide variety of accessories and capabilities, including Wi-Fi® (accessories sold separately).

In the Box:

  • HDR-CX430V Camcorder (1)
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-FV50) (1)
  • HDMI(micro) Cable (1)
  • Operating Guide (1)
  • AC adaptor (AC-L200) (1)
  • USB Connection Support Cable (1)
  • Power Cord (1)
  • Step Down Ring (1)


  • 1920x1080 Full HD 24p/60p w/20.4MP Exmor R® CMOS Senso
  • Up to 11hr 40min recording with 32GB embedded Flash Memory
  • Wireless control, transfer, data backup via Wi-Fi®
  • 55x Extended Zoom to get even closer to the action
  • 3.0” wide Clear Photo Plus™ LCD (230k) touch screen
  • Closer Voice (with Face Detection)
  • Geotagging with built-in GPS receiver & NAVTEQ® maps
  • Intelligent Auto (180 different scene combinations possible)
  • 5.1ch Surround mic for vivid and dynamic surround sound.
  • Shoot high quality AVCHD or web optimized MP4 video
  • Wide Angle G lens to capture more of what you want
  • Tracking Focus follows selected subjects in/out of the frame
  • Expanded recording/monitoring with mic/headphone jack
  • Direct Copy to external HDD without PC
  • Take sequential still photos with golf shot
  • Balanced Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization w/ Active Mode
  • Attach an array of accessories via Multi-Interface shoe
  • CinemaTone presets and 24p recording for cinematic quality video
  • New Advanced Sound System for Premium Audio
  • Wind noise reduction for clear voice recording
  • Highlight Playback creates movies with transitions for you
  • Built-in USB cable for easy file transfer/charge



  • Camera Type : Digital HD Video Camera Recorder


  • Lens Type : G™ Lens
  • Lens Stabilization : Balanced Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization w/Active mode (Wide to Tele)
  • Aperture : F1.8-F4.0
  • Optical Zoom : 30x
  • Digital Zoom : 350x
  • Focal Length (35mm equivalent) : Movie Mode: 26.8-804.0mm (16:9);32.8-984.0mm (4:3); Photo Mode: 26.8-804.0mm (16:9), 32.8-984.0mm (4:3)
  • Filter Diameter : 46mm
  • Minimum Focus Distance : Approx.1cm(Wide) ,Approx.80cm(Tele),Approx.37cm(Tele Macro)
  • Extended Zoom : 55x
  • Focal Distance : f=1.9-57.0mm; f=3/32-2 1/4inch

Focus Control

  • Focus System : Contrast AF
  • AF Modes : Auto/Manual(Touch Panel)
  • Focus Area : Full range Focus/Spot Focus
  • Focus Features : Tracking Focus


  • Memory Card Slot : Memory Stick PRO Duo™ and SD/SDHC/SDXC compatible
  • SD Output : Composite Video Out(AV CABLE(sold separately))
  • HD Output : HDMI Out(micro)(supplied)
  • USB Port(s) : Multi Micro USB-AB/USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage)
  • BRAVIA® Sync™ : Yes
  • PhotoTV HD : Yes
  • Headphone Jack : Stereo Minijack
  • Microphone Input : Stereo Minijack
  • Direct Copy : Yes
  • Accessory Shoe : Yes(Multi Interface Shoe)
  • DC IN : Yes
  • HDMI Terminal : Yes (HDMI micro)
  • Multi/Micro USB Terminal : Yes
  • Wi-Fi (Opt. Acc) : Yes


  • Supplied Software : PC: PlayMemories Home Lite (built-in; for PC only);PlayMemories Home (by download); Music Transfer(by download); MAC:MusicTransfer(by download); PlayMemories Online Uploader(by download)
  • Operating System Compatibility : Windows XP SP3 /Windows Vista SP2/Windows7 64-bit editions and Starter (Edition) are not supported. The WindowsImage Mastering API (IMAPI) Ver. 2.0 or later is required to use the functionfor creating discs. Starter (Edition) are not supported. Standard installationis required. Operation is not assured if the above OS has been upgraded or ina multi-boot environment.

Imaging Sensor

  • Imaging Sensor : 1/3.91'' (4.6mm) back-illuminated Exmor® R CMOS Sensor
  • Processor : BIONZ® image processor
  • Pixel Gross : Approx.5430K pixels
  • Effective Picture Resolution : Movie: Approx.2230K pixels(16:9) Stll:Approx.2230K pixels(16:9)
  • Color Filter System : ClearVid™ array


  • Touch Panel : Yes

Exposure System

  • Metering Modes : Multi-segment/Spot
  • Exposure Compensation : AE Shift(Touch Panel)
  • Exposure Settings : Auto; Manual(Menu);Flexible Spot(Touch Panel)
  • Scene Mode(s) : Auto/Twilight/Sunrise &Sunset/Fireworks/Landscape/Portrait/Spotlight/Beach/Snow
  • D-Range Optimizer : Yes
  • Noise Reduction : Yes
  • White Balance Mode : Auto/Onepush/Outdoor/Indoor
  • Minimum Illumination : Standard:6 lux(1/30 Shutter Speed); Low Lux:3lux(1/30 Shutter Speed)
  • Auto Iris Control : F1.8 - F10
  • Backlight Compensation : Yes(Auto)
  • LOW LUX Mode : Yes
  • WB Shift : Yes

Convenience Features

  • Manual / Auto Lens Cover : Auto
  • S/S & Zoom button on LCD : Yes(Touch Panel)
  • Fader Effect(s) : White/Black
  • Date / Time Stamp : Yes(Rec Date and Time, Camera info)
  • Erase/Protect : Yes/Yes
  • Media/Battery Indicator : Yes(recordable time, free and used mediaspace)/Yes(recordable time, remaining capacity)
  • Power Save Mode : Yes
  • Still Image Playback Options : Slide Show
  • Video Playback Options : Highlight Playback(HD Movie Only); HighlightPlayback Save and Share(Translate into STD quality); HighlightScenario(Save/Playback/Erase); Hightlight BGM(Preinstalled 4 music files,Music transfer)
  • Built-in USB Cable : Yes(USB Charge Available)
  • Multiple Language Display : English; Spanish; Brazilian Portugese;Canadian French
  • Self Recording : Yes
  • View & Index : Event/MAP

Weights and Measurements

  • Dimensions (Approx.) : Approx.2 1/2inch x 2 5/8inch x 4 7/8inch (61.5mm x66mm x 121mm)
  • Weight (Approx.) : Approx.12.2oz ((345g) Main Unit Only)

Service and Warranty Information

  • Limited Warranty Term : Limited Warranty --- 1 Year Parts; 90 DaysLabor


  • Media Type : Internal Flash Memory; Memory Stick PRO Duo™ (Mark 2);MemoryStick PRO-HG Duo™;Memory Stick XC-HG Duo™;SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card(Class 4 orHigher)
  • Still Image Mode : JPEG
  • Still Image Max Effective Resolution : 8.9 megapixels
  • Still Image Size 16:9 : Movie Mode: 8.9 megapixels 16:9 (3984x2240 PhotoMode: 8.9 megapixels 16:9 (3984x2240)
  • Still Image Size 4:3 : Movie Mode:6.7 megapixels 4:3 (2992x2240); PhotoMode: 6.7 megapixels 4:3 (2992x2240)
  • Video Mode : HD: MPEG4-AVC/H.264 AVCHD 2.0 format.compatible; STD:MPEG2-PS; MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
  • Video Resolution : HD:1920x1080/60p(PS),60i(FX,FH), 1440x1080/60i(HQ,LP);STD:720x480/60i; MP4: 1280x720 30p
  • Video Actual (Pixel) : Approx.2230K pixels(16:9), Approx.1670K pixels(4:3)
  • Video Signal : HDTV, NTSC color, EIA standards
  • Recording and Playback Times (in Internal Media)(2ch) : HD PS: 2h20m; HDFX: 2h45m; HD FH: 3h45m; HD HQ: 6h40m; HD LP: 11h40m; STD HQ: 7h00m (Times areapproximate; max time) ; MP4: 9hr55min
  • Photo Capture from Movie : 2.1 megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080); 0.3 megapixels4:3 (640x480); 0.2 megapixels 16:9 (640x360)
  • Dual Record : 8.9 megapixels 16:9 (3984x2240); 4.5 megapixels 16:9 (2816 x1584); 2.1 megapixels 4:3 (1920 x 1080)
  • Audio Format : Dolby® Digital 5.1ch, Dolby® Digital 5.1Creator; Dolby®Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby® Digital Stereo Creator; MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
  • Microphone/Speaker : Built-in Zoom Microphone; Monoral Speaker
  • Internal Media : Flash Memory 32GB
  • Mic Level Control : Yes(31steps)
  • Movie Recording Rate(Average Bit Rate/VBR) : HDPS:Approx.28Mbps/FX:Approx.24Mbps/FH:Approx.17Mbps/HQ:Approx.9Mbps/LP:Approx.5Mbps
  • Recording and Playback Times (in Internal Media)(5.1ch) : HD PS: 2h15m; HDFX: 2h40m; HD FH: 3h40m; HD HQ: 6h30m; HD LP: 11h15m; STD HQ: 6h45m (Times areapproximate; max time)
  • Still Image File Format : DCF Ver.2.0 compatible, Exif Ver.2.3 compatible,MPF Baseline compatible
  • Wind Noise Reduction : Yes(On/Off)

LCD Display

  • LCD Type : 3.0'' (7.5cm) Clear Photo Plus™ LCD (230K) Wide (16:9)
  • Angle Adjustment : Opening Angle:max.90 deg., Turning Angle:max.270 deg.
  • Brightness Control : Yes(Menu)
  • Coverage : 100%
  • Grid Display : Grid Line

Drive System

  • Drive Mode : Photo Mode:Single-shot/Self-timer
  • Self-timer : Approx.10sec.(Still Image/Golf Shot)
  • Shutter Speeds : Shutter Speed(Standard): 1/30 - 1/10,000; Shutter Speed(Auto Control Range); Shutter Speed(Smooth Slow Rec): 1/250 - 1/10,000

Advanced Features

  • Airplane Mode : Yes
  • Audio Level Display : Yes
  • CinemaTone Gamma/Color : Yes
  • Closer Voice : Yes
  • Embedded GPS : Yes(Current Position Display(Your Location))
  • Face Detection : Yes
  • Golf Shot : Yes
  • Image Stabilization : Balanced Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization w/Active mode (Wide to Tele)
  • Intelligent Auto :Portrait/Baby/Walk/Tripod/Backlight/Landscape/Spotlight/Twilight/Macro/Lowlight/Auto Wind Noise Reduction
  • Priority Setting (for Face Detection) : Auto/Child Priority/Adult Priority
  • Smile Shutter™ technology : Dual Capture/Always On/Off
  • Smooth Slow Rec : Yes
  • Wi-Fi Functionality : Remote control with mobile device, send tosmartphone, send to PC (with optional wi-fi accessory)
  • x.v.Color™ : Yes


  • Power Requirements : 6.8V/7.2V (battery pack); 8.4V (AC Adaptor)
  • Battery Type : InfoLITHIUM® with AccuPower™ Meter System (V Series)



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