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Sony Handycam HDR-XR500

Sony Handycam HDR-XR500
alaScore 85

206 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 206 reviews of Sony Handycam HDR-XR500. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam HDR-XR500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Handycam HDR-XR500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Sony Handycam HDR-XR500 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-XR500E Hard Disk PAL Camcorder 12 month manufacturer warrantySony HDR-XR500E Hard Disk PAL Camcorder 12 month manufacturer warranty

Feb, 2018

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Handycam HDR-XR500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 user reviews of Sony Handycam HDR-XR500 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-XR500V 120GB HDD High Definition Camcorder w/12x Optical ZoomSony HDR-XR500V 120GB HDD High Definition Camcorder w/12x Optical Zoom

Feb, 2018

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio Dubbing: No
Audio system:Dolby Digital 5.1
Built-In Microphone: Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Surround
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery life (max):1.5
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:InfoLithium / NP-FH60
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FH60

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080i
Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture

Camera

Minimum illumination:11
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
Playback zoom (max):Y
Progressive Scan: No

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Design

Colour of product:Black

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disc drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:13.4cm
Height:6.5cm
Weight:500g
Width:7.1cm

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:8.13
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 921600

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3.2in
Diagonal Size (metric):8.1cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach / Fireworks / Landscape / Portrait mode / Snow / Spotlight / Sunrise / Sunset / Twilight mode / Twilight portrait

Flash

Built-in Flash: Yes

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:HDR-XR500VE
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):6000000
Optical sensor resolution:6631000
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.88 / 25.4 / 2.9
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:1 / 12

Lens System

Digital Zoom:150
Filter Size:3.7
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):43 - 516
Focal length range (f-f):5.5 - 60 / 5.5 - 66
Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.4
Max Focal Length:60mm
Min Focal Length:5.5mm
Optical Zoom:12
Optical Zoom:12
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:6Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:4.15Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:6.631Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/2.9"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):8.8 mm ( 1/2.9" ) / 8.8 mm ( 1/2.9 )
Optical Sensor Type:Exmor R CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer:Built-in / Yes
Image Stabiliser:Optical (Steady Shot)

Other features

Additional accessories:RMT-835
Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 3.4
Audio output:1
Audio recording formats:Dolby Digital 5.1
Auto Focus: Yes
Cable Type:USB, Multi AV
Compatible operating systems:XP/2000/Vista
Expansion slots:- Stick Duo Slot
Fader:Y
Flash:0.3 - 2.5 m
Internal Memory:120000
Lens system:G-Objektiv
Manual Focus: Yes
Media types supported:HDD, Memory Stick
Metering:Spot
Night mode: Yes
Noise Reduction: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Power consumption (typical):4.3
Power requirements:7.2V
Recording speed:HD; FH (1920x1080i, 16 Mb/s)/HQ (9 Mb/s)/SP (7 Mb/s)/LP (5 Mb/s), SD; HQ (9 Mb/s)/SP (6 Mb/s)/LP (3 Mb/s)
Sports:No / Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes
Video Out:1

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Picture Motion Browser
Handheld remote control: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
DV port: No
HDMI: Yes
Microphone in: No
PictBridge: Yes
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/2 - 1/800 / 1/8 - 1/800

Storage

Internal storage capacity:120

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video formats supported:MPEG2

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVCHD / MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:150
Face Detection:Built-in / Yes
Faders:Black fader / White fader
Media Type:Flash card / Hard disc drive
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Image Aspect Ratio (camcorders):16:9
Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:13.4 / 13.7
Height :7.5
Weight:490 / 500 / 580
Width:7.1

White balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Onepush white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes