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Sony HDR CX130

Sony HDR CX130
alaScore 88

206 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 206 reviews of Sony HDR CX130. 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. Opinions about the zoom and image quality are on the whole positive. The price and portability are also appreciated. There are some mixed reviews about the color.

usability, portability, price, image quality, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR CX130 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony HDR CX130

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 user reviews of Sony HDR CX130 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and portability. The zoom and price also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the viewfinder.

usability, price, zoom, portability, image quality

viewfinder

94% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDRCX130EB Camcorder - Black (Full HD, 30x Optical Zoom, 3.3 MP) 3 inch Touch LCDSony HDRCX130EB Camcorder - Black (Full HD, 30x Optical Zoom, 3.3 MP) 3 inch Touch LCD

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony HDR CX130

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 68 user reviews of Sony HDR CX130 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People really like the size and image quality. The price and portability are also appreciated, whereas many are less positive about the color.

usability, portability, price, image quality, size

color

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDRCX130 Handycam Camcorder (Black)Sony HDRCX130 Handycam Camcorder (Black)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Gavin Owen (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam HDR-CX130

 

The CX130 is an impressive camcorder within its price range, featuring a stylish exterior and large LCD screen, though its image and video quality don't quite live up to the aesthetics.

Good low-light performance ; Pleasing design ; Easy-to-use interface and menus

Colours could be more vibrant

Overall, the Sony HDR-CX130 is an impressive camcorder within its price range. Predictably, Sony has mastered the art of the camera's appearance, making it smooth and sleek with a trendy touchscreen menu and large LCD screen. The functionality of the...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: Gavin Stoker (macworld.com.au)

Sony HDR-CX130E

 

Recording to Sony Memory Stick Pro card or all varieties of SD for relative convenience, this near entry-level model in Sony's HD camcorder range incorporates a sensitive 1/4in Exmor R CMOS sensor for better results shooting in dim light and with a...

Large and obvious buttons; decent feature set for a reasonable price; choice of SD or Memory Stick storage; bright lights

Plasticky construction, though many will appreciate the larger controls; detail could be sharper

Available in red or black, this is a good mid-price option, even if detail isn’t as sharp as footage from the Canon or Panasonic.

Aug, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital 2.0
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1030
Battery capacity (Watt hours):7
Battery technology:Lithium / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NP-FV50
Battery voltage:6.8
Charging source:USB

Camera

3D: No
Back light compensation: Yes
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
GPS (satellite): No
Image processor:BIONZ
Minimum illumination:11 / 3
Progressive Scan: Yes
Supported aspect ratios:4:3, 16:9

Design

Colour of product:Black / Blue / Red / Silver

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display aspect ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:7.62 / 76.2
Display resolution (numeric):230000
Touchscreen: Yes

Flash

Built-in Flash: No
Built-in light: No

Focusing

Face detection: Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual / Manual

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):1.67
Effective megapixels (movie):1.49
Optical sensor size:1/0.157 / 25.4 / 4
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:3.3

Lens System

Digital Zoom:350
Filter Size:3.7 / 37
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):29.8 - 894
Focal length range (f-f):1.8 - 3.4 / 2.1 - 63
Image stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:Optical
Interchangeable lens: No
Maximum aperture number:3.4
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):109.5
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):2.98
Optical Zoom:30
Wide angle lens system: Yes

Light exposure

Scene modes:Beach, Fireworks, Landscape, Portrait, Snow, Spotlight, Sunrise, Sunset, Twilight / Beach, Fireworks, Landscape, Portrait, Snow, Spotlight, Sunset, Twilight

Other features

Flash:N
Lens focal range:2.1 - 63 mm
Lens system:Sony G Lens
Manual Focus: Yes
Night mode: No
Photo mode: Yes
Power consumption (typical):HD:2.5, STD:2.3
Spotlight:No / Yes
Twilight: Yes
x.v.Color support: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:AV, Component, USB

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite Video Out:1
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports: No
HDMI:Y / Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:Y / Yes
PictBridge: No
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out:Y / Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:0.03 - 0.0001 / 1/6 - 1/6000
Shutter speed (photo):1/6 - 1/6000

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:2112 x 1584
Still image resolution(s):1600 x 1200,2112 x 1584 / 2112 x 1584

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:MS PRO Duo, MS PRO Duo HS, MS PRO Duo Mark 2, MS Pro-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MS PRO Duo, MS PRO Duo HS, MS PRO Duo Mark 2, MS Pro-HG, MS Pro-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MS PRO Duo, MS PRO Duo HS, MS PRO Duo Mark 2, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported: No
Flash memory:4
Internal storage capacity:16

Video

Bitrate at maximum video resolution:28 / 5
Capture modes:FH, FXP, HQ, LP
Dual shot (video & photo): Yes
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p / 1080i, 1080p, 576i
Video formats supported:AMV, AVCHD, H.264, MPEG4 / AVCHD, H.264, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:1920 x 1080 / 720 x 576,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.3 / 113.5
Height :5.25 / 52.5
Weight:250
Width:5.7 / 57

White balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Onepush white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes
White Balance:Auto