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Sony Handycam HDR-CX550V

alaTest has collected and analyzed 185 reviews of Sony Handycam HDR-CX550V. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and size. The portability and image quality are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the zoom, while there are some mixed views about the memory and price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam HDR-CX550V is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Handycam HDR-CX550V

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Sony Handycam HDR-CX550V from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the battery and reliability are generally positive. The portability and image quality also get good comments. Some have doubts about the price. Comments about the size and zoom are mixed.

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86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDRCX550VEB High Definition Handycam Camcorder With 64GB embedded Flash memorySony HDRCX550VEB High Definition Handycam Camcorder With 64GB embedded Flash memory

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Handycam HDR-CX550V

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 69 user reviews of Sony Handycam HDR-CX550V from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Views about the size and price are on the whole positive. The portability and image quality are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are less positive about the memory and zoom.

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96% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-CX550V 64GB High Definition Handycam CamcorderSony HDR-CX550V 64GB High Definition Handycam Camcorder

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Lori Grunin (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam HDR-CX550V

 

Against the competition the CX550V fares well, though its video could be a bit sharper and the interface less cumbersome.

Full manual feature set for video ; Geotagging for video is fun, if not very practical ; Autofocus system performs very well

Annoying menu system ; No wind filter or meaningful audio controls ; Relatively big and heavy ; Expensive ; Defaults to low resolution, not-full-HD video quality ; Cumbersome touchscreen interface

Via CNET US

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: Charles (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam HDR-CX550V

 

I purchased one and found the quality was reasonable but I would of expected more from a high end camcorder. The stabilser is good but this model suffers from poor colour accuracy. The colours appear to be too warm and slightly inaccurate. The menu is...

Stabiliser

Poor colour accuracy and bad menu

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: Alienslayer (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam HDR-CX550V

 

Nothing gets a perfect 10 but this comes close! The picture quality is awesome and even with it's small 64gb hdd it still holds 15 hours worth of recording at a HD default recording mode. For most people who upload their videos then delete them this is...

Low light picture quality and night vision

Menu layout tricky to understand

Nov, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio Dubbing: No
Sound:Stereo

Connections

Composite Input: No
Composite Output: Yes
Firewire in (IEEE 1394): No
Firewire Out (IEEE 1394): No
HDMI Connection: Yes
Headphone Jack: Yes
Line-In Audio: Yes
S-Video Inputs: No
S-Video Output: Yes
USB Connection: Yes

Display

Screen Resolution:921600 pixels
Screen Size:3.5 in
Screen Type:LCD

Features

Web Cam Function: No

Image resolution

Digital Still Pictures:Photo
Effective mega pixels:4.1 megapixels
Effective Pixels:4.1 megapixels
Progressive Scan for Photos: No
Still Picture Resolutions:4000x2250, 4000x3000, 640x480 pixels
Total MegaPixels:6.6 megapixels

Lens/Zoom

Aperture (Wide-tele):F1.8-3.4
Auto Focus: Yes
Digital Zoom:120 x
Filter Size:37 mm
Focal Length (35mm equiv):36.5-365 mm
Focal Length (Wide-Tele):3.8-38 mm
Image Stabilization:Yes (Optical)
Manual Focus: Yes
Night Shot: Yes
Optical Zoom:10 x
Shutter speeds:1/6-1/10000 s
White Balance:Auto, Outdoor, Indoor, One-push

Measures

Dimensions (HxWxD):74x66x143 mm
Weight:440 g

Power source

Battery Type:InfoLithium

Sensor

Sensor Size:1/2.9 in
Sensor Type:CMOS

Storage

Built-in Memory: Yes
Built-in Storage Size:16 GB
External Memory Type:Memory Stick PRO Duo Mark II, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, SecureDigital, SDHC
Extra Memory Support: Yes

Video

HD Recording:HD 1080p
Recording Format:Internal flash / MemoryStick / Secure Digital / SDHC
Video Resolution:1920x1080, 1440x1080

Viewfinder, display

Viewfinder Colour:Color
Viewfinder resolution:201600 pixels
Viewfinder Size:0.2