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Sony HDR-CX11

alaTest has collected and analyzed 107 reviews of Sony HDR-CX11. 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 price and size are generally positive. The image quality and portability also get good feedback, whereas there are some less positive views about the viewfinder and battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-CX11 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Sony HDR-CX11 from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers are impressed by the size and color. The zoom and portability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the durability. Reviews are divided on the image quality.

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDRCX11E Compact & Stylish Camcorder With Hi-Def (12x Optical Zoom)Sony HDRCX11E Compact & Stylish Camcorder With Hi-Def (12x Optical Zoom)

May, 2018

Product Specifications


Audio Dubbing: No
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Surround
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery life (max):2.05
Battery Type:NP-FH60 / NP-FV50
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FH60

Camcorder Features

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


Minimum illumination:3 / 5
Playback zoom (max):Y

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction:Built-in
Type:Built-in flash


Colour of product:Black / Black, Silver

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:Memory Stick Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo

Dimensions & Weight



Display diagonal:6.86
Touchscreen: Yes

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

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


Built-in Flash:N / No / Yes

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Memory Stick PRO Duo
Storage Capacity:4GB


Face detection: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):230400
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 3.1 / 25.4 / 4
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:10.2 / 2.1 / 3 / 3.1

Lens System

Digital Zoom:100 / 150 / 300
Filter Size:3 / 3.7
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):37 - 1075 / 45 - 1325 / 49 - 588
Focal length range (f-f):2.5 - 62.5 / 4.9 - 58.8
Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.1
Max Focal Length:58.8mm
Min Focal Length:4.9mm
Optical Zoom:12
Optical Zoom:12 / 25
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:5.08Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:3.81Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:5.66Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/3.1"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):8.2 mm ( 1/3.1" ) / 8.2 mm ( 1/3.1 )
Optical Sensor Type:ClearVid CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

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

Other features

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 2.2
Audio output:1 / Y
Auto Focus: Yes
Cable Type:USB / USB, AV
Fader:Black / White / Y
Interface:USB, HDMI
Internal Memory:8192
Lens focal range:1.8 - 2.2 / 1.8 - 3.1
Lens system:Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* / Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
Manual Focus: Yes
Night mode:No / Yes
Noise Reduction: Yes
Pastel: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Power consumption (typical):3
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes
Video Out:1 / Y

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Picture Motion Browser (PMB)

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1 / 3
DV port: No
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports: No
Microphone in: No
PictBridge: Yes
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/6 - 1/10000

Still image

Still image resolution(s):2048 x 1536 / 640 x 480,2048 x 1536


Compatible memory cards:MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC
Flash memory:8

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None


HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 640 x 480
Video formats supported:AVCHD, MPEG2

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Video Format:AVCHD / MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:150
Face Detection:Built-in / Yes
Faders:Black fader / White fader
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Monotone / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Type: None

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.6 / 12.9
Height :5.6 / 6.7
Weight:210 / 370
Width:5 / 6.9

White balance

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