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Sony HDR-CX100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 284 reviews of Sony HDR-CX100. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the image quality and size are overall positive. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some critical opinions about the connectivity and viewfinder.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-CX100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 254 user reviews of Sony HDR-CX100 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the size and image quality. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the viewfinder.

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93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-CX100 ACVHDHD Camcorder with Smile Shutter & 10x Optical Zoom (Red)Sony HDR-CX100 ACVHDHD Camcorder with Smile Shutter & 10x Optical Zoom (Red)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Jager (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony HDR-CX100

 

Ultra-compact flash memory camcorder with 1920x1080i video resolution

Good low-light performance, 8GB inbuilt memory, attractive and lightweight design, lots of features for the asking price

No external audio options, shake-free video takes practice

The Sony HDR-CX100 is an impressive flash memory handycam that offers a solid performance across the board. If you're looking for an affordable high-definition camcorder, it will not disappoint.

Mar, 2009

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio Dubbing: Yes
Audio system:Dolby Digital 5.1
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Sound:Stereo

Battery

Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:InfoLithium / NP-FH50

Connections

Firewire in (IEEE 1394): No
Firewire Out (IEEE 1394): No
HDMI Connection: Yes
Line-In Audio: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
S-Video Output: Yes
USB Connection: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / Red

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.86
Display resolution (numeric):211000
Screen Resolution:211000 pixels
Screen Size:2.7 inch
Screen Type:LCD

Features

Web Cam Function: No

Focusing

Face detection: Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image resolution

Digital Still Pictures:Photo
Effective Pixels:1.43 Megapixels
Progressive Scan for Photos: No
Total MegaPixels:2.36 Megapixels

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 5
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:4

Lens System

Digital Zoom:120
Filter Size:3
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):42 - 497
Image stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:10

Lens/Zoom

Aperture (Wide-tele):F1.8-F2.2
Auto Focus: Yes
Digital Zoom:120 x
Filter Size:30 mm
Focal Length (35mm equiv):42-497 mm
Focal Length (Wide-Tele):3.2-32 mm
Image Stabilization:Yes (Digital)
Manual Focus: Yes
Optical Zoom:10 x
Shutter speeds:1/30-1/1000 seconds
White Balance:Auto, Outdoor, Indoor, Onepush(touch panel)

Measures

Dimensions (HxWxD):55x60x114 mm
Weight:280 grams

Other features

Audio recording formats:Dolby Digital 2ch
Auto Focus: Yes
Compatible operating systems:Windows XP/Vista/2000
Internal Memory:8192
Lens system:Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
Manual Focus: Yes
Power requirements:7.2
Sports: No
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes

Ports & interfaces

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

Power source

Battery Type:InfoLithium rechargeable

Related

Miscellaneous:Face Detection technology, Smile Shutter technology

Sensor

Sensor Size:1/5 inch
Sensor Type:CMOS

Settings

Exposure Control:Touch Panel

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/30 - 1/1000

Storage

Built-in Memory: No
Built-in Storage Size:0 GB
Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type:HDV
Compatible memory cards:MS PRO Duo
External Memory Type:Memory stick Duo
Extra Memory Support: Yes
Max Supported Memory Size:8 MB

Video

HDV Recording:HDV 1080p
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Recordable File/Disc Formats:MPEG-2, MPEG-4, AVC/H.264
Recording Format:InternalFlash/Memory Stick
Recording System:NTSC
Video Resolution:1920x1080

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.4 / 6
Height :10.7 / 6.6
Weight:280 / 330
Width:5.5