Packed with features, the ultra-compact Sony HDR-CX150 makes it easy to capture 1920 x 1080 Full HD video and 3.0-megapixel images. Equipped with an "Exmor R" CMOS sensor for superior low-light performance, this camcorder also features a Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® 25x optical zoom lens that brings you closer to the action. Record and store all your memories to 16GB of embedded Flash memory. Additionally, this camcorder is capable of 1080/60p playback via HDMI, so you can relive all the cherished moments on your compatible HDTV or monitor in brilliant detail and astonishing clarity.
+ 1920x1080 Full HD Recording
+ SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode
+ Back-illuminated "Exmor R" CMOS sensor
+ BIONZ™ Image Processor
- Only 16 Gigs of storage for video.
- No Apple/Mac Software. Mac Incompatibility
- Does NOT come with mini-HDMI cable or "starter" SD card.
- No viewfinder. No separate charge cradle.
The Problems about using Sony HDR-CX150 1080/60i on Mac:
With Sony HDR-CX150 1080/60i footages, there are many incompatibility issues happened on Mac when you tried to open them, play them, edit them, transcode them, etc.
1. Sony HDR-CX150 recording in 1080/60i mts format - how do I get onto a MAC?
2. I've had my hdc-cx150 camera for a few months now and just got the macbook pro... no dice for me either. iPhoto launches immediately and imports any still photos I may have had, but if I launch iMovie it does not see the camera at all.
3. I purchased the Sony HDR-CX150 and iMOVIE 9 based on the iMOVIE's supported compatibility list, BUT they are NOT compatible. The AVCHD .mts files are not recognized by iMOVIE.…
Sony HDR-CX150 1080/60i Files Playback/Editing on Mac
The 1080/60i data in Sony HDR-CX150 can be opened/edited on a PC using the included PMB (Picture Motion Browser) Ver.5.0 (for Windows OS only), which allows easy editing of recorded MTS footages on PC and burning of video clips to DVD.
However, if you are a Mac user and shoot one-day movie with the HDR-CX150's native 1080/60i setting, proprietary MPEG-4 codec, you will find that it is hard to find your footages on your Mac. And you will be disappointed for feeling like throwing your money to the trash bin. Yes, the Apple's software, even the latest iMovie 9 can not give you satisfied result. So it is normal that you can not easily open, play even edit your CX150 1080/60i on Mac.
But now, Aunsoft listened to the voice of CX150 users, developed MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac as the best Mac HDC-CX150 1080/60i Player/Converter/Editor before Apple’s support. With it, you can preview HDR-CX150 1080/60i footages with inserted player, convert 1080/60i MTS files to MOV, AVI, MP4, WMV, DV, etc format for iMovie, Final Cut Pro, FCE, Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro, PS3, QuickTime, iTunes, iPad, iPhone 4, LCD Projector, etc, and edit 1080/60i clips by deinterlacing, merging, splitting, rotating, applying effect and so on. From now on, you will never worry about the incompatibility of CX150 1080/60i with your Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard on iMac, MacBook, Mac Pro, Mac Mini, etc.
If you are using Windows OS like Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7, you can try HDC-CX150 1080/60i Player/Converter/Editor for easier editing on Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer with 5.1 channel audio and high definition.