Is there a difference between 1080p and 1920x1080 Full HD? Just realized the camera I just ordered is the second one, not 1080p. Wasnt sure if that would be an issue or not.
Long version: 1080p - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
1080i or 1080p, P stands for progressive. The camera actually captures 60 frames per second and puts them one the screen one line at a time like you would read a book. A lot of 1080 cameras are I for interlaced. These cameras actually only capture 30 frames per second and basically show them twice so you still have 60 frames per second. Both are still very, very good quality, and I would venture to say you could not tell the two apart when you look at them on the screen. One of the advantage to the progressive style is that you are truly getting 60 frames per second, so you can get some really nice and smooth slow motion out of it. Basically twice as good as 1080i.
What model camera is it? If it's new, I'd guess it's 1080p.
That is very similar to the camera I am running. Mine is the CX260 - which looks awesome on the computer/TV screen. I think you are fine for your first camera.
Awesome thanks everyone!
Checked the Sony website, you are good to go. It's 1080p.
Recording and Playback Times (in Internal Media)(2ch) : HD PS: Approx. 1h0m (Approx. 1h0m); HD FX: Approx. 1h15m (Approx. 1h15m); HD FH: Approx. 1h40m (Approx. 1h40m); HD HQ: Approx. 3h0m (Approx. 2h15m); HD LP: Approx. 5h15m (Approx. 4h20m); STD HQ: Approx. 3h10m (Approx. 2h55m)
Microphone/Speaker : Built-in Zoom Microphone;Clear Phase Stereo Speaker
Video Mode : HD:1920x1080/60p(PS),60i(FX,FH), 1440x1080/60i(HQ,LP); STD HQ: 9Mbps
Dual Record : 8.9 megapixels 16:9(3984x2240); 4.5 megapixels 16:9(2816x1584); 2.1 megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080)
Still Image Size 16:9 : Movie mode: 8.9 megapixels 16:9 (3984x2240); Photo mode: 8.9 megapixels 16:9 (3984x2240)
Internal Media : Flash Memory 16GB
Still Image Mode : JPEG
Media Type : Internal Flash Memory; Memory Stick PRO Duo ™ (Mark 2); Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo ™; SD/ SDHC/ SDXC Memory Card (Class 4 or Higher)
HD is so good, I could see this technology following the path of 3D, and just dying on the vine do to cost and lack of interest.