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Sony Handycam HDR-XR550V

alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 reviews of Sony Handycam HDR-XR550V. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the durability and image quality. The size and portability also get good feedback. There are some less positive views about the battery and zoom. Reviews about the color and price are different.

usability, portability, size, image quality, durability

zoom, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam HDR-XR550V is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony Handycam HDR-XR550V

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Sony Handycam HDR-XR550V from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviews about the portability and image quality are overall positive. The size and memory also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the battery, while there are some mixed opinions about the zoom.

usability, memory, size, image quality, portability

battery

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

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Oct, 2017

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

Sony Handycam HDR-XR550V

 

The XR550V boasts a number of important improvements, including 24Mbps recording, wide-angle lens and SD card support. We'd recommend the flash-only CX550V, unless you have gigantic hands or require 240GB of storage.

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 ; Big and heavy ; Expensive ; Defaults to low resolution, not-full-HD video quality ; Cumbersome touchscreen interface

Via CNET US

Jan, 2010

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

Sony Handycam HDR-XR550V

 

I didn't like the recordings when indoors. It was a bit grainy and the colours just didn't look right. The stabiliser was pretty good but thats all I liked about it.

OIS

Poor colour accuracy especially indoors

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: Rob G (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam HDR-XR550V

 

The camcorder is definately an improvement over its replacement the HDR-CX500 on paper. We shall see after it has been tested. I just found that quite a few things have been copied. SDHC card slots now.Panasonic was big on that.Is that Sony admitting...

Feb, 2010

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

Sony Handycam HDR-XR550V

 

SONY IS THE BEST TOVARASI!

Jan, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes

Battery

Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NP-FV50
Video recording time:22.83

Camera

Minimum illumination:11
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:8.89

Flash

Built-in Flash: Yes

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.88
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:12

Lens System

Digital Zoom:120
Filter Size:3.7
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):29.8 - 298
Focal length range (f-f):3.8 - 38
Image stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:10

Other features

Audio output:1
Auto Focus: Yes
Internal Memory:240
Lens system:G
Manual Focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes
Video Out:1

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
HDMI: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
S-Video Out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/60 - 1/1500

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC
Internal storage capacity:240

Video

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

Viewfinder

Viewfinder screen size:0.27

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:14.3
Height :7.4
Weight:510
Width:7

White balance

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