When my first born son arrived, my husband and I made a point of capturing memories on video and keeping them. Little did we know that 3 short years later, our little genius would figure out how to erase all those precious memories with the touch of a button. Memories lost forever! The problem with camcorders today is that they have a large capacity to store videos without having to download or export them. So, like many people do, we kept adding to our video collection without ever backing them up!

I found with the new Sony Full HD Camcorder this step makes it easy to export because it has a built-in USB-cable that allows for easy transmission from camera to computer. As well as, a removable SD Card for simple sharing. These simple features would have saved my files in the past. The truth is, I like many, am lazy and do not have much time to sit and fidget with a device for hours. The most amazing part of this camera? Still remains, the projector feature. Another feature that Sony has come up with to make the lives of busy families a little bit easier! Less cords= 1 Happy Mama ;)

Simple memories like my boys playing Barbies with their father, are the memories that I will cherish forever!
Some key features to remember when purchasing this AMAZING Camcorder:
Why Chose a HandyCam?

The Best Video
 When shooting an important moment that you’d like to preserve for the future, you need the best video and sound. Handycam® camcorders feature “Exmor R”™ CMOS sensor delivers great videos in low-light and advanced features like focus tracking, face detection and smile shutter, Up to 60x optical zoom – that’s 60 times more zoom than a cell phone, Optical SteadyShot™ with Active Mode lets you say goodbye to shaky video and Uncompressed Full HD 1080 60p video

True Audio
Sound is just as important as video when it comes to preserving your memories. Handycam® camcorders feature Sony sound expertise: 5.1-channel surround sound, S-Master audio, Built-in zoom microphone, Wind-noise reduction, and Optional wireless microphones for crystal clear audio up to 100m away

Better By Design
Handycam® camcorders are designed to shoot video without compromising other features: Long battery life (up to 11 hours), Large touch-screen LCD, Intuitive feature navigation, Shoot still photos while shooting video, and GPS with in-camcorder maps, geotagging

Share Easily
Sony has incredible built-in features to make sharing so easy: Built-in projector lets everyone enjoy on-the-spot sharing (image projected up to 60” diagonally), Highlight playback to enjoy video clips quickly and easily, PlayMemories™ software provides easy online sharing through sites like YouTube™ and Facebook™, Built-in USB cable for easy download and charge, Enjoy direct playback from HDD, One touch DVD burn (optional DVDirect), and HDMI cable included in the box for immediate sharing on an HDTV

Of course, there are also those memories that are much more elaborate that every parent wants to capture on film. Like, my son's Junior Kindergarten graduation. Here is a snipet of the ceremony. Again, memories that with time will fade, but because they are captured on video, will now last a lifetime!

What is your favorite memory that you've caught on video or the memory you most wish had been captured on video? 

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The prize pack includes:
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I am thrilled to share with you my experience with the Sony Handycam® HDR-PJ260V. As you all know, I was chosen as a Brand Ambassador for Sony and Disney's latest campaign (So exciting! eek!) First thing's first. I am a HUGE fan of Sony Camcorders to begin with. We currently own a HD Camcorder already, and LOVE it. So, when Sony said they were sending over the new and improved model I could't imagine anything better then mine....was I wrong! 

This Camcorder is amazing! It is small, sleek and stylish. It has a user-friendly interface that even those who are not tech savvy will be able to produce a high quality video. My favourite function? The BUILT-IN Projector!! Can you imagine? Instantly watch your already filmed video's with the touch of a button ANYWHERE! My kids especially liked projecting on the ceiling! Kept them busy for hours! The quality of projection is so clear and crisp too! It's like watching a video on HD TV....anywhere!  
Over the past few weeks I have been busy compiling a bunch of videos, here is a snip-it of our Victoria Day. I have not edited any footage (would have preferred to take out the mess in the background ;)) This is a series of a few frames over the course of 3 hours. The HandyCam has this neat feature whereby you can over-write or add music to your video while also adding 'highlights' to your continuous shot. I LOVED THIS!! Makes me look somewhat like a professional photographer (somewhat). I have in no way, edited this video. This is a video I simply recorded and then pressed 'highlight' to output. Trust me, if I would have edited, my basement wouldn't have been a MESS and my son wouldn't be sipping a Tim Horton's smoothie lol....nonetheless I LOVE this feature!
One thing is for sure, when we have to give this camera back, I know it is going to be truly missed!! My kids love putting on shows with with the built-in projection. The Sony HandyCam HDR-PJ260V allows simple usage, quality and versatiliy- great staple to any family memory!! 

Handycam® HDR-PJ260V Key Features:
 -Built-in Projector: Transform your Handycam® camcorder into a mobile movie theatre capable of projecting up to a 100" diagonal image using the projector cleverly built into the LCD panel 
-Low-light: Experience stunning low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain with a back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor. 
-Engineered specifically for compact cameras and camcorders, the Exmor R ----CMOS sensor is designed to let you shoot video in lower lighting conditions with better results 
-Optical SteadyShot™ with Active Mode: compensates for greater degrees of camera shake to deliver smooth video from wide angle to full telephoto in CX250 models and above 
-Wide Angle Lens and zoom: offers a broader perspective to capture everything in the shot 

PLUS it is a recent PTPA WINNER! 

Remember: You can WIN a Sony Handycam® HDR-PJ260V for yourself! Enter daily for a chance to win one of the 24 weekly prizes, like a Sony Handycam® camcorder and a $200 Disney Shopping Card here: www.disney.com/memories 

Weekly Sweepstakes open from April 2 – Sept. 30, 2012 
Learn more about 2012 Sony Handycam best-selling camcorders here: http://store.sony.ca/handycam 
Why chose a camcorder: http://content.sony.ca/en/html/whycamcorder/

I am a Sony Canada Ambassador and received a Sony Handycam for review during the course of the campaign.  All opinions are 100% mine, I will be compensated for 3 official posts in addition to other program perks. 


 
 
I am thrilled to be part of the Sony Brand Ambassador Program with PTPA!!

Over the next little while, I will be updating you on the latest and greatest that Sony has to offer. Bringing you contests, updates and more ways to connect one of Canada's biggest electronics companies! 
Here is the first campaign (so excited! eeek!)... Do you have a hero in your life, someone who has changed the way you look at the world? Even your fondest memory can sometimes become a 'Magical' experience. I am so excited to tell you about how Disney is making your memories and dreams a reality with their new contest "Share the Memories." All you have to so is simply share a story of how a special person inspired you and you could win a Walt Disney World® vacation for you and your special "Memory Maker." PLUS a Sony HDRP-PJ260V Handycam® camcorder!!!! 

Excited yet? 

These camcorders are amazing! Capture all the magic and more, with a built in projector-that's right, watch home movies instantly anywhere! capable of projecting up to a 100" diagonal image using the projector cleverly built into the LCD panel. Also has, low-light sensitivity, Optical SteadyShot™ and Active Mode! Everything built into a handy compact device! 

To Enter: Go to: www.disney.com/memories by May 13, 2012 and share your Magical Memory then... Enter daily for a chance to win one of the 24 weekly prizes, like a Sony Handycam® camcorder and a $200 Disney Shopping Card!! 

Easy right? what are you waiting for...share the magic and WIN!! 

Don't forget to enter by May 13, 2012 for the Grand Prize and YOU could be sharing your memories live from Walt Disney World®! 

For more information about the Sony HDRP-PJ260V Handycam® Camcorder: http://store.sony.ca/handycam 
Why chose a camcorder: http://content.sony.ca/en/html/whycamcorder/ 
Dates to Remember: May 13, 2012 – Grand prize contest closes to win a Walt Disney World® vacation and a Sony Handycam® Camcorder 
Weekly Sweepstakes open from April 2 – Sept. 30, 2012 

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No Purchase necessary. Void in Quebec.  *Prizes vary weekly. Visit Disney.com/memories for official rules and details. As to Disney artwork/properties (c) Disney.   Although this is a sponsored post, all opinions are 100% mine.